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Labor leaders

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

George Meany, 1924-1980, and undated

 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Includes images from Meany's youth, circa 1906, through his death in 1980, and bulk from 1955 to the mid 1970s. Images document myriad aspects of Meany's lengthy labor career: awards, politics, ceremonies and international affairs. Numerous images show Meany's interaction with major labor and government leaders. Images of Meany's personal life document his art, family, and funeral.

Portrait Files, undated

 Series 2
Scope and Contents

"Portrait" is a misnomer, as folders often contain both individual (candid and formal) and group images. Individuals are primarily twentieth-century labor leaders and activists, politicians (notably U.S. presidents and legislators), and business leaders.

Samuel Gompers, 1887-1982

 Series 4
Scope and Contents Includes images from Samuel Gompers' personal life, his career as a founder and first president of the American Federation of Labor, and various ceremonies and memorials after his death in 1924. Most of the images are from the 1900s-1920s. A sizeable portion of the collection consists of individual images, both formal and informal. The series also includes images of Gompers with various American and international labor leaders of the late nineteeth and early twentieth centuries. Of special...

Walter Reuther, 1942-1975, and undated

 Series 8
Scope and Contents Includes images of Reuther during his career as head of the United Auto Workers (UAW), 1946-1970, as president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1952-1955, and as president of the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Department, 1955-1970. Also included are images of memorial ceremonies and dedications in Reuther's honor, such as the dedication of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. Most of the images date from the 1940s through the...