Scope and Content of the Collection
In December of 1955, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merged into one entity, the AFL-CIO. This is a collection of AFL-CIO staff oral histories explores the history of the merger including challenges and successes. Persons interviewed include I.W. Abel, Andrew Biemiller, Irving Brown, Nelson Cruikshank, Joseph Curran, Evelyn Dubrow, Arthur Goldberg, Stanley Ruttenberg, William F. Schnitzler, J. Albert Woll, Albert Zack, and Charles Zimmerman, and other figures from the labor movement.