Anne Draper was a staff member and economist of the AFL-CIO Economic Research Department, specializing on issues of wages and prices. Her work shows the interest of the Federation on issues such as credit unions, consumer problems, and the women's movement. The Economic Research Department specialized on providing information about economic issues to the AFL-CIO. This collection consists of material created and collected by Anne Draper.
Nathaniel (Nat) Goldfinger worked on economic research and education at the CIO prior to the merger with AFL, and eventually became the second director of the AFL-CIO Research Department. His work with both organizations mainly concerned economics, for example, inflation, monetary policy, and unemployment. This collection is comprised of his correspondence and subject files for his work with the CIO, the AFL-CIO, and other labor committees and organizations.