The AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO scrapbooks were created by different departments of the AFL, CIO, AFL-CIO, and affiliated unions. They depict and commemorate various events in labor history, such as conventions, cornerstone ceremonies, and special dinners. Materials within the scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs, and advertisements.
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.
The AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education (COPE) was founded in 1955 to encourage workers to participate in political life. While COPE may have compiled voting statistics and published some of the printed material, this collection contains mostly secondary material issued by others and collected by office staff. The materials consists of correspondence, voting statistics, printed materials, and clippings pertaining to election campaigns, politicians, and political issues.