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AFL-CIO Economic Research Department, Office of Wage and Industrial Relations Records, Anne Draper records

 Collection 0041-LBR-RG13-006
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.

Dates

  • 1963-1996

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

17.25 Linear Feet (12 paige boxes)

Scope and Content of the Collection

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into six series:
Series 1
Credit Unions, 1959-1978
Series 2
Consumer Protection, 1929-1937, 1948-1991
Series 3
Wages and Prices, 1913-1994
Series 4
Correspondence with State and Local Central Bodies, 1963-1994
Series 5
Women's Issues, 1937-1984
Series 6
Correspondence: Outgoing, 1955-1996

Custodial History

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.

Processing Information

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.
Title
Guide to the AFL-CIO Economic Research Department, Office of Wage and Industrial Relations Records, Anne Draper records
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by M. Lee Sayrs at the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives.
Date
1997-02
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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301-405-9212