American Federation of Labor Records, 1888-1955

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Title: American Federation of Labor Records
Inclusive Dates: 1888-1955

  • American Federation of Labor
Call Number: U.S. Mss 117A; Micro 489; Micro 568; Disc 53A

Quantity: 219.2 c.f. (551 archives boxes), 91 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 12 disc recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the American Federation of Labor including files of AFL Presidents Samuel Gompers and William Green; files of various AFL officials and departments including AFL Economist Boris Shishkin, American Federationist editor Florence Thorne who was also the Director of Research, Labor Housing Conference executive secretary Catherine Bauer, the Office of Information and Research, and the Mining Department and its head, James Lord; and general files on federal and state legislation, industry and labor developments, strikes and agreements, and other topics. Present are Executive Council minutes for 1952 only. The disc recordings include a Labor day message by George Meany, Sept. 5, 1955, and an AFL convention of unknown date.

Language: English

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