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Government Agencies Correspondence, 1961-1979

 Series 5

This series, containing correspondence between the office of President George Meany and various U.S. government agencies and departments, spans the dates 1961 to 1979. Particularly voluminous in the series is correspondence with the Labor Department and the White House. This series offers insights into the AFL-CIO's close relationship with the federal government, particularly in the area of labor at missile sites. Other topics covered include: federal prisons, the status of women, equal opportunity, civil rights, and emergency planning. Notable correspondents include: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter.


  • 1961-1979

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.


13.50 Linear Feet


The materials are arranged alphabetically by department.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742