The American Federation of Labor (AFL) maintained an interest in international trade unionism for many years. During World War II, David Dubinsky and Matthew Woll headed the AFL's international efforts. These papers are the correspondence of the AFL advisors to the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 1945 to 1952. Primary correspondents are Matthew Woll, David Dubinsky, and Toni Sender.
Morris S. Novik was a career as a radio and television consultant for the AFL, AFL-CIO, various unions, and other organizations. The collection focuses on the radio and television outreach in AFL and AFL-CIO campaigns as well as other union involvement in the radio and television industry. Materials consist mostly of scripts, correspondence, transcripts, reports, press releases, speeches, clippings, photographs and posters.