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Samuel Gompers, the first President of the American Federation of Labor was also commissioner and chairman of the committee on Labor of the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense, and president of the American Alliance for Labor and Democracy. This collection comprises five volumes of Samuel Gompers' outgoing correspondence with those organizations as well as correspondence with AFL Executive Council members.
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This collection comprises five volumes of Samuel Gompers' outgoing correspondence. As commissioner and chairman of the committee on Labor of the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense (3 volumes) and as president of the American Alliance for Labor and Democracy (1 volume); miscellaneous correspondence, many of which is marked confidential, includes Executive Council members (1 volume).
The records comprising this collection were transferred to the George Meany Memorial Archives before 2013. 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.
Archives staff at the George Meany Memorial Archives initially processed these records sometime before 2013. The University of Maryland Libraries received the records and the finding aid in 2013. In 2017, Bria Parker migrated the information contained in this finding aid from the George Meany Memorial Archives' Eloquent system. All migrated finding aids have been cleaned using OpenRefine software and ingested into ArchivesSpace using programmatic scripts created in Python. Upon ingest, Rebecca Thayer reviewed and minor revisions to this finding aid. Revisions include changes to biographical/historical notes, scope and content notes, and the creation of new collection numbers. Rebecca Thayer also enhanced custodial histories and re-wrote collection titles to better conform to archival standards.
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