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AFL-CIO Office of the President, George Meany papers

 Collection 0034-LBR-RG1-026
Overview George Meany, born in 1894, was a major figure in the American labor movement, having served as President of the AFL-CIO for 24 years by the time of death in 1979. This is a collection of George Meany's early career papers, dating from 1935-1960, consists of material relating to his tenure as president of the New York State Federation of Labor (1935-1940), congratulatory messages and the telegrams on his elevation to Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL (1939), and personal correspondence...

AFL-CIO Office of the President, Joint Minimum Wage Committee records

 Collection 0018-LBR-RG1-039
Overview This collection comprises the records of the AFL-CIO Joint Minimum Wage Committee from 1954 to 1960. The records document the work of the committee in supporting improvements of the minimum wage clause of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It is especially rich in printed materials produced by the committee and acquired from other sources. In addition, a small number of records of the Joint Minimum Wage Committee (AFL, CIO, 1955) also appear.

AFL-CIO Office of the President, State and Local Central Bodies Merger records

 Collection 0019-LBR-RG1-028
Overview After the 1955 merger of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), the assistants to President George Meany, Peter M. McGavin and R.J. Thomas, were responsible for managing the state and local mergers. The records in this collection consist of correspondence, transcripts, minutes, and agreements that describe the steps necessary to unify state and local organizations after the merger on December 7, 1955.

AFL-CIO Organization and Field Services Department, Local Central Body Constitutions and Bylaws records

 Collection 0022-LBR-RG28-008
Overview In the 1970s, the Organization and Field Services Department gained responsibility of union charter records. This collection consists of materials related to the organization and function of local central union bodies. Materials include constitutions and bylaws of AFL-CIO local central bodies in the United States, as well as accompanying correspondence.

AFL-CIO Research Department, Frank Fernbach papers

 Collection 0033-LBR-RG13-002
Overview Frank Fernbach worked in the Research Department of both the CIO and the AFL-CIO from 1942 to 1968. This collection contains his correspondence and subject files on matters related to agricultural policy.

AFL-CIO Support Services Department, Publication collection

 Collection 0053-LBR-RG34-002
Overview This collection consists of publications produced by the AFL, the CIO, and the AFL-CIO between 1889 and 1994. Most publication types are pamphlets or articles reproduced from the American Federationist labor journal.

AFL Executive Council Correspondence, Minutes, and Vote Books

 Collection 0066-LBR-RG4-004
Overview The Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) was the governing body for the AFL, and continues have the same role for AFL-CIO now. This collection contains early records of the AFL including correspondence, vote books, and minutes of the Executive Council during the years 1896 to 1954.

AFL Executive Council, Samuel Gompers Memorial Committee records

 Collection 0008-LBR-RG4-005
Overview The Executive Council is the executive body of the AFL and was responsible for the conduct of the federations' affairs between the annual conventions. This collection contains records, from 1924-1936, of the Samuel Gompers Memorial Committee including correspondence, extracts of Executive Council minutes, financial records, and one photograph, documenting the creation of the Samuel Gompers Memorial at Massachusetts Avenue at 10th Street NW in Washington, D.C.

AFL Federal Local Unions (FLUs) and AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Unions (DALUs) Charter records

 Collection 0016-LBR-RG28-001
Overview Administered by the AFL-CIO Office of the Secretary-Treasurer, and later the AFL-CIO Organizing Department, this collection contains an annotated listing of charter grants for AFL Federal Local Unions (FLUs) and AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Unions (DALUs), an index, and charter record forms for DALUs from 1924 to 1981. FLU and DALU charters were granted to local organizations of wage workers who were also trade unionists but not members of any affiliate. The collection provides a quick...

AFL Office of the President, Building Cornerstone collection

 Collection 0013-LBR-RG1-040
Overview On January 8, 1916 historically significant papers and memorabilia of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) were placed into a cornerstone of the AFL Headquarters building by labor leaders of that time period. This multi-media collection consists of AFL reports and proceedings, laws and hearings, photographs, an AFL badge, pennies, and a granite chip of the cornerstone.

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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Local 63 (New York, N.Y.) 1
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Graeve, Cheryl 1
Greater Washington Central Labor Council. AFL-CIO (1896-) 1
Green, Archie 1
Green, Karin 1
Greiff, Helen 1
Greyhound Lines, Inc. 1
Hardesty, Doris Gibson 1
Harriman, W. Averell 1
Harrington, Richard 1
Hays, Claudia C. 1
Henle, Peter 1
Hillquit, Nina 1
Hodell, Chuck 1
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 49 (Boston, Mass.) 1
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Kahn, Si 1
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Kehrer, E. T., 1921- 1
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