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Virginia State AFL-CIO records

Identifier: L1984-64

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of the Virginia State AFL-CIO, 1963-1984, consist primarily of minutes and correspondence of the Executive Board. Correspondence includes that of Virginia State AFL-CIO President Julian Caper (1965-1984), Secretary Treasure Brewster Snow (1960s-1970s), and Secretary Treasurer Rufus Fowtz (1976-1984). , lists of the officers and executive board members, correspondence, convention materials, periodicals, Committee on Political Education (COPE) documents, constitutions, budgets, and financial documents.


  • Creation: 1956, 1963-1984


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Historical Note

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is a national trade union center. It was formed in 1955 when the AFL and the CIO merged after a long estrangement. From 1955 until 2005, the AFL-CIO's member unions represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. The Virginia State AFL-CIO was organized in Richmond, Virginia in 1956.


15 Linear Feet (in 12 boxes)

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The Virginia State AFL-CIO was organized in Richmond, Virginia in 1956 after the merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The records of the Virginia State AFL-CIO (1963-1984) include executive board meeting minutes, voting records, newsletters, correspondence, Committee on Political Education (COPE) documents, conference materials, budgets, and financial reports.


The records are arranged into four series:

  1. Series I: Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1963-1984
  2. Series II: Correspondence, 1964-1984
  3. Series III: Committee on Political Education (COPE), 1960s-1980s
  4. Series IV: Subject Files, 1956, 1963-1982


Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Virginia State AFL-CIO, courtesy of Julian F. Carper, October 1, 1984.

Related Archival Materials

The Southern Labor Archives holds numerous AFL-CIO collections. These collections include State level organizations (Virginia State AFL-CIO, Mississippi AFL-CIO, Florida State AFL-CIO, Georgia State AFL-CIO, South Carolina State AFL-CIO, and North Carolina State AFL-CIO). In addition, the SLA has a number of regional office collections (the designations and locations have changed over time) including: AFL-CIO. Region 5, AFL-CIO. Region 6, AFL-CIO. Region 8 (Knoxville, Tenn.), and AFL-CIO. Region 10 (Nashville, Tenn.) as well as the AFL-CIO. Civil Rights Department. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Processing Information

This finding aid was created using a folder level inventory created when records were originally received and minimum standards processing techniques. Some inaccuracies may be present. Finding aid created by Carley Henderson July 2014.

Virginia State AFL-CIO [L1984-64]:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
July 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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