Scope and Content of the Collection
The AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) Research Division Files contain correspondence, voting statistics, printed material, and clippings pertaining to election campaigns, politicians, and political issues for the period 1944-1979. While COPE may have compiled voting statistics and published some of the printed material, this collection contains mostly secondary material issued by others and collected by office staff. Materials prior to 1955 were collected by either CIO-PAC or AFL-LLPE. These sub-group records are arranged into series according to topic and reflects the original organization of the records.