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.