Scope and Content of the Collection
This group of records represents those papers maintained by certain AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO staff members which were filed according to particular countries. Known as Country Files, these papers span the period 1945-1971 but mostly cover the period 1955-1971. Types of documents that appear include correspondence, minutes, clippings, speeches, reports, conference materials, and photographs. Staff members apparently used this series of records to keep track of International Affairs Department activities in particular countries.