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Miscellaneous Correspondence and Subject Files, 1959-1979

 Series 3

This series spans the dates 1959-1979 and consists of correspondence and accompanying printed material relating to the professional concerns and interests of George Meany as a labor leader. It does not, however, contain material which directly concerns the administration of the AFL-CIO or its affiliated labor organizations. The series includes correspondence from prominent political and religious leaders as well as correspondence from rank-and-file union members and their families. Topics include issues of national importance such as civil rights, automation, affordable housing, and health care, as well as grievances against affiliated unions and congratulatory letters. This series is particularly strong in showing Meany's relationships with prominent leaders and in offering insights into the concerns of many individuals about issues affecting their work and private lives. The series spans the dates 1959-1979.

The following list of notable correspondents was selected by the processing archivist based on name recognition and limited biographical research. The researcher should note that this list is not exhaustive. See below for Name of Correspondent and the Folder Title where that name can be found.

Brown, Edmund G. (Awards, 1965) Byrd, Robert C. (Bu-By, 1971-1979) Dubinsky, David (Li, 1961-1966; Du-Dy, 1971-1979) duPont, Pierre S. (American L-Z, 1971-1979) Eisenhower, Mamie Doud (Ea-Ek, 1961-1970) Gardner, John W. (Murray-Green Award, 1961-1970) Graham, Katherine (Mer-Mez, 1967-1970) Gruenther, Alfred M. (Awards, 1963) Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hu, 1961-1970; Humphrey, Hubert H., 1975-1977) Johnson, Lyndon B. (International, 1961-1962; National Alliance of Businessmen, 1968-1969) Jordan, Vernon (Negro, 1971-1974, 1975-1977, 1978-1979) Kaiser, Henry J. (Murray-Green Award, 1961-1970) Kefauver, Estes (Murray-Green Award, 1961-1970) Keller, Helen (Health, 1961-1962) Kennedy, Edward M. (Ke, 1967-1970) Kennedy, Jacqueline (Kennedy Library, 1963-1968) Kennedy, Robert F. (Kennedy Library, 1963-1968) King, Coretta Scott (Humphrey, Hubert H., 1975-1977; Ki, 1971-1979) Lewis, Jerry (Health, 1967-1968; Murray-Green Award, 1971-1979) Lodge, Henry Cabot (Lo, 1961-1970) Marin, Luis Munoz (Murray-Green Award, 1961-1970) McGovern, George (Controls, 1971-1972) Morgan, Edward P. (Radio and Television, 1961-1964) Nixon, Richard (Bo, 1965-1966; Committee on Government Contracts, 1961-1962) Perot, Ross (Pe-Pf, 1963-1970) Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Awards, 1965) Rusk, Dean (Awards, 1963-1964) Rustin, Bayard (Randolph Institute, 1965-1968, 1969-1970, 1971-1974, 1975-1979) Schuller, Robert (Schno-Sco, 1971-1979) Shriver, Robert Sargent, Jr. (Murray-Green Award, 1961-1970) Cardinal Spellman (Awards, 1963-1964) Wilkins, Roy (Civil Rights, 1971-1979; Negro, 1975-1977) Wirtz, W. Willard (Murray-Green Award, 1961-1970)


  • 1959-1979


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


44.25 Linear Feet


The series is arranged first alphabetically by correspondent's name or by subject, and thereunder chronologically. Copies of outgoing letters often accompany the correspondence received by Meany. Researchers should be aware of different ways correspondence could have been filed: e.g. by name of correspondent, by organization's name, or by subject.

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