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CIO Executive Board Minutes, 1942-1955


The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was formed in 1938 to organize workers in mass production industries. It operated as a separate rival labor organization to the American Federation of Labor (AFL) until they merged in 1955. This collection of CIO Executive Board proceedings is a key resource documenting the work of the CIO from 1942 to 1955.


  • 1942-1955

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.


7.5 Linear Feet (5 Paige boxes)

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of CIO executive board proceedings from 1942-1955.

Related Materials

AFL Executive Council Correspondence, Minutes, and Vote Books, 1891-1954

American Federation of Labor (AFL), Executive Council minutes, 1893-1955

RG4-006 consists of AFL-CIO Executive Council Minutes from 1955 to 1996.

Processing Information

Archive staff at the George Meany Memorial Archives initially processed these records sometime before 2013. Before moving these volumes in 2013, Preservation staff from University of Maryland identified mold on them and implemented a plan to clean, rebox, and renumber the boxes containing the volumes. The University of Maryland Libraries received the records and the finding aid in 2013. In 2017, Bria Parker exported and cleaned the finding aid contents from the Eloquent Systems database using OpenRefine, and finally transformed the finding aids into Encoded Archival Description (EAD) using a series of programmatic scripts. The finding aid was ingested into ArchivesSpace in 2017, at which point Jennifer Eidson updated the descriptive content for accuracy. Revisions include changes to scope and content notes and the creation of new collection numbers. Jennifer Eidson also enhanced custodial histories and re-wrote collection titles to better conform to archival standards.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742