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State and local central bodies, 1964 - 1979

Identifier: B

Scope and Content of the Records

From the Collection:

The records, 1964-1979, of the Southern Office of the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department consist primarily of correspondence and related reports, surveys, statements, and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence is between Director E.T. (A1) Kehrer and various AFL-CIO departments, notably his superiors Don Slaiman (1965-1974) and William Pollard (1974-1979). There is also substantial correspondence between Kehrer and the AFL-CIO state and city labor councils in the South; apprenticeship and training programs; a wide range of groups and persons concerned with community action and social reform issues, principally in the field of civil rights; and political figures. These persons and groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Social Change, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Southern Regional Council, the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, vocational education programs, George and Lurleen Wallace, Charles Weltner, the Workers Defense League, and many others. An extensive pamphlet collection includes a large body of labor statistics compiled and published by the Georgia Labor Department in the 1970's, and others relating to fair housing, busing, voter education, equal employment, and other social, economic, and political issues.


  • Creation: 1964 - 1979


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.


22 Folder(s) (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2881 (Fax)