Scope and Content of the Collection
This collection documents George Delaney's work during his tenure as international representative in the International Affairs Departments of the AFL and AFL-CIO from 1948 to 1958. The date range for the collection is 1921-1957, with a bulk date range of 1949-1956. Descriptions of each series and the types of materials they contain may be found in the series notes.
This collection is especially rich in documenting, primarily through near print and printed material, the conference and governing body meeting activities of the International Labor Organization (ILO) during the years 1949 to 1956. It also provides insight into the formation of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the AFL's, and later the AFL-CIO's, involvement in the international labor movement during the Cold War period through its participation in organizations such as the ILO, ICFTU, and United Nations.