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AFL-CIO Office of the General Counsel, Lawyers Coordinating Committee Oral History Project records

 Collection 0024-LBR-RG5-001

The Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC) is an allied group of the AFL-CIO. The LCC initiated this oral history project to document the contributions of labor lawyers to 20th century American unionism. This collection currently consists of six interview transcripts, with the expectation that more interviews will be added.


  • August 22, 2006 - 2008

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use only in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

This collection may contain restricted information and will need to be screened by archives staff before serving to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


6 Folders

Scope and Content of the Collection

This ongoing collection consists of transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. The project's goal is to capture the insights, experiences, and stories of lawyers who have played seminal roles in the life of the labor and civil rights movements around the country over the past several decades.

Biographical / Historical

Information about the history and purpose of this collection is available in the external document below.


The folders are not arranged either alphabetically or chronologically.

Custodial History

The records comprising this collection were transferred to the George Meany Memorial Archives by the AFL-CIO Office of the General Counsel in 2008 and 2009. The George Meany Memorial Archives transferred these records as part of a major transfer of their archive and library holdings to the University of Maryland Libraries in 2013.

Processing Information

Archives staff at the George Meany Memorial Archives initially processed these records between 2009 and 2013. 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 biographical/historical notes, 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.

Guide to the AFL-CIO Office of the General Counsel, Lawyers Coordinating Committee Oral History Project records
George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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