Scope and Content of the Collection
This collection consists of 1014 original artwork cartoons created for reproduction in the AFL-CIO News. These editorial cartoons appeared regularly in the publication and reflect a wide variety of issues important to organized labor, including jobs, health care, the right to organize, safety and health, education, political action, and equality, among others.
The earliest cartoons (1955-1961) were drawn by Le Baron Coakley, an artist who drew not only the AFL-CIO News, but also previously for the CIO News. His pen name was "Coak."
The majority of the cartoons (1962-1983) were drawn by John Stampone, an editorial cartoonist whose work appeared in a number of publications. His pen name was "Stam."
Additionally, there are a number of cartoons (1965-1976) by Bernard Seaman. There are also a few cartoons by illustrators who signed their names as follows: Steve Kraft; Niemi; Amadee; Auth; K. Chadwick; Ken Strobel; David Pascal; Goodsell; and McGregor.