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AFL and AFL-CIO Office of the Secretary-Treasurer, William F. Schnitzler files

 Collection 0064-LBR-RG2-007
William F. Schnitzler became Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1952, the same year George Meany was elected President of the AFL. Schnitzler continued in that role in the AFL-CIO until 1969. This collection consists of Schnitzler's reference files, administrative files, AFL-CIO No-Raid Agreement files, dispute case files, civil defense files, speeches, William Green Memorial Fund files, copy books, and Executive Council reference material. Types of materials include copy books, speeches, correspondence, memoranda, and reports.

Dates

  • 1952-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

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.

Extent

18.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of the Collection

William F. Schnitzler became Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1952, the same year George Meany was elected President of the AFL. Schnitzler continued in that role in the AFL-CIO until 1969. This collection has particular significance because it provides further documention of the AFL and AFL-CIO during George Meany's presidency.

This collection consists of Schnitzler's reference files, administrative files, AFL-CIO No-Raid Agreement files, dispute case files, civil defense files, speeches, William Green Memorial Fund files, copy books, and Executive Council reference material. Types of materials include copy books, speeches, correspondence, memoranda, and reports.

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into seven series:
Series 1
Reference Files
Series 2
AFL-CIO No-Raid Agreement
Series 3
Civil Defense
Series 4
Speeches
Series 5
William Green Memorial Fund
Series 6
Copy Books
Series 7
Executive Council Reference Material

Custodial History

The Office of the Secretary-Treasurer transferred these records to the George Meany Memorial Archives in 1982. 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

Pete Hoefer at the George Meany Memorial Archives initially processed these records in 1984. 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 2018, at which point Rebecca Thayer updated the descriptive content for accuracy. 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.
Title
Guide to the AFL and AFL-CIO Office of the Secretary-Treasurer William F. Schnitzler files
Status
Completed
Author
Pete Hoefer processed this collection at the George Meany Memorial Archive.
Date
1984-07
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
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

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