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Civil rights

 Topic
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

AFL-CIO Committees, 1956-1980

 Series 8
Scope and Contents This series contains committee correspondence, reports, notes, and minutes, covering the years 1956-1980.

AFL-CIO Office of the General Counsel, Lawyers Coordinating Committee Oral History Project records

 Collection 0024-LBR-RG5-001
Overview The Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC) is an allied group of the AFL-CIO. The LCC initiated this oral history project to document the contributions of labor lawyers to 20th century American unionism. This collection currently consists of six interview transcripts, with the expectation that more interviews will be added.

AFL Office of the President, Samuel Gompers and Woodrow Wilson correspondence

 Collection 0029-LBR-RG1-013
Overview This collection consists of letters exchanged between AFL president Samuel Gompers and U.S. president Woodrow Wilson during the latter part of Wilson's presidency, covering a wide variety of topics pertaining to labor and World War I between 1914 and 1919.

Frontlash records

 Collection 0082-LBR-RG50-001
Overview Frontlash was an activist group that was created to increase political interest and engagement among young adults and was, one of the most enduring college-aged activist groups to emerge from the 1960s. This collection has extensive material related to instruction in labor organizing and union support, as well as significant material relating to Frontlash's political activity. Types of records include organizational records, financial records, minutes, mission statements, reports, and...

Government Agencies Correspondence, 1961-1979

 Series 5
Scope and Contents This series, containing correspondence between the office of President George Meany and various U.S. government agencies and departments, spans the dates 1961 to 1979. Particularly voluminous in the series is correspondence with the Labor Department and the White House. This series offers insights into the AFL-CIO's close relationship with the federal government, particularly in the area of labor at missile sites. Other topics covered include: federal prisons, the status of women, equal...

Legislative Reference Files, 1921-1978

 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series includes correspondence, momoranda, transcripts, speeches, clippings, departmental surveys, reports, and official statements on pending bills and legislative issues. Most material is from the dates 1950-1968. Subjects included in the series reflect the historically broad-based nature of the federation's efforts to secure legislation not only of interest to labor, but also of benefit to the whole of American society. Categories for which a substantial volume of records...

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1946-1960

 Series 6
Scope and Contents The largest series in the collection consists of correspondence reflecting Meany's wide-ranging interests and activities beyond the labor movement (i.e., correspondence with church and civic organizations, research institutes, and prominent individuals).

Other Committees, 1963-1979

 Sub-Series
Scope and Contents Sub-series 2 contains files having to do with all other committees, including the Campaign Policy Committee for the 1968 elections, a foreign trade committee, and a defense committee. The Campaign Policy Committee documents reflect the AFL-CIO's view of the 1968 election as a particularly crucial election. These papers also document the AFL-CIO's views on such key issues as the war in Vietnam, the anti-war movement, the urban crisis, and labor-management relations. Executive Council files for...

Reference Files, 1954-1967

 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series of subject files consists of correspondence, reports, clippings, transcripts, and memoranda. Fifteen folders deal with civil rights, including copies of minutes of the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Committee, clippings, and memoranda concerning efforts to promote civil rights legislation and equal employment opportunity on union jobs and government contracted work. Correspondence with Jay Lovestone is also included.

Speeches, 1961-1979

 Series 6
Scope and Contents This series consists of full texts of speeches by George Meany as well as articles or editorial pieces for publication in AFL-CIO and non-affiliated publications, statements to the press and interviews and statements before numerous congressional committees. The speeches and statements are generally in typescript, but also often include official releases and Meany's note cards and sometimes research materials. Interviews and press conferences are complete transcripts. Scattered pieces of...