Scope and Content of the Collection
These papers are the correspondence of the AFL advisors to the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 1945 to 1952. Technically, these advisors were Matthew Woll and David Dubinsky; however, they hired Toni Sender to represent them at the Council meetings. Therefore, most of these materials are Sender's. The AFL was first allowed representation on the Council in 1946; in 1950, its representation was transferred to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), and some of the documents here cover this later representation.
The collection contains correspondence, memos, and near-print materials, with the majority of the documents covering the period 1947 to 1951. Correspondents include are listed in the agent links above. Most of these letters concern expenses, requests for information and office routines, although occasional accounts of Sender's activities appear. Correspondence between Sender and her staff contains information on the daily activities of the office for certain periods.