Anne Draper was a staff member and economist of the AFL-CIO Economic Research Department, specializing on issues of wages and prices. Her work shows the interest of the Federation on issues such as credit unions, consumer problems, and the women's movement. The Economic Research Department specialized on providing information about economic issues to the AFL-CIO. This collection consists of material created and collected by Anne Draper.
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17.25 Linear Feet (12 paige boxes)
This collection is comprised of materials created and collected by Anne Draper, a staff member and economist of the AFL-CIO Department of Research from approximately 1961 to 1994. Ms.Draper specialized in issues of wages and prices, and her work shows the interest the federation had in a range of issues from credit unions, consumer problems, and the women's movement.
Additional information on the Economic Research Department Office of Wage and Industrial Relations is available in the external document below.
Anne Draper apparently came to work for the department as a para-professional in 1961 but by 1963 had become a research associate. In 1971 Draper became a department economist who specialized in issues of wages, prices, and consumer affairs.
This collection is organized into six series:
The records in this collection were transferred to the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives in 1996. 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.
Because the collection arrived in fairly good order and because much of the material is derivative and advisory, the archives staff processed the material at the box level. An effort was made to arrange and describe the material in natural sequences or series, but folders were not examined in detail, duplicate materials were not removed, and no detailed description or analysis of the materials is offered.
M. Lee Sayrs at the George Meany Memorial Archives initially processed these records in 1997. 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.