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AFL-CIO International Affairs Department, European Office, Paul Barton papers

 Collection 0553-LBR

Paul Barton was a European Representative for the AFL-CIO, who served in the Paris Office during the Cold War. He worked for the AFL-CIO International Affairs Department from 1968-1994. His records represent the AFL-CIO’s international relationship with European countries from the 1960s to the 1990s. Materials include his personal writings, published manuscripts, and transcripts of radio broadcasts. Notable topics are the Prague Spring, and labor and Communism in Eastern Europe.

Gustave Courbet papers

 Collection 0078-MDHC
Abstract The papers of French painter Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) cover a forty year period, and consist primarily of letters to his family from the time he was in school at Besançon in 1837 until a few months before his death in 1877. The collection also includes one letter to Gustave Courbet from an unidentified correspondent and some correspondence and business papers of his father Régis Courbet. Important subjects discussed in the letters include: Courbet's daily life, his work and personal...

Early Printed and Manuscript Leaf collection

 Collection 0539-LIT

The Early Printed and Manuscript Leaf collection consists of printed and illuminated manuscript leaves from Europe dated from the 12th -16th centuries. The collection includes 70 whole and partial leaves, representing a variety of styles and techniques that serve as a sampling of early print and manuscript book history.

French Pamphlet collection

 Collection 0004-LIT-RARE

This collection documents significant events and periods in French history throughout the 17th-20th centuries. It contains approximately 9,600 pamphlets pertaining to public figures, political events, foreign relations, religion, and conflict. The pamphlets are an invaluable resource for the insight they provide into their contemporary conversations, social climates, and ways of thought.

Magon de la Ballus letterbook

 Collection 0052-MDHC
Abstract Magon, captain of the ship the "Ballus," or "Balue," was a descendant of a prominent French merchant family highly influential in sixteenth-century mercantile endeavors. The Magons were heavily involved in international trade and played a significant role in the growth of the port city Saint Malo, France. The papers of Magon de la Ballus consist of a letterbook, written entirely in French, in which he recorded his correspondence both at sea and in port. Magon's letters cover a variety of...

Lester N. Trachtman papers

 Collection 0542-LBR
Abstract Lester N. Trachtman (1934-2012) was a labor union activist and historian active from approximatley 1960-2000. These papers document his career and personal life. He held a number of positions related to the labor movement in Africa and the United States, first as an Africa Specialist for the U.S. Department of State from 1960-1965, and most notably as the Deputy Director for Program Planning at the African American Labor Center (AALC), AFL-CIO, from 1965-1982. In that capacity, he managed...

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