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AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Region records

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-05

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1963-1972, of the Civil Rights Department of the AFL-CIO Southern Region consist primarily of printed material and correspondence of private groups, government commissions, and committees from organized labor, working in the various fields of civil rights activity--equal and open housing, school desegregation, human relations, and fair and equal employment opportunities.

Dates

  • 1963-1972

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note about the AFL-CIO CIvil Rights Department

Shortly after the merger in 1955, the AFL-CIO set up a Civil Rights Department, which was designed to investigate various fields of civil rights activity.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Records, 1963-1972, of the Civil Rights Department of the AFL-CIO Southern Region consist primarily of printed material and correspondence of private groups, government commissions, and committees from organized labor, working in the various fields of civil rights activity--equal and open housing, school desegregation, human relations, and fair and equal employment opportunities.

Acquisition Information

Donated by E. T. Kehrer, February 6, 1973.

Separated Materials Note

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For proceedings, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. Pamphlets filed by publisher concerning minimum wage laws, the Freedom Budget, Community Service programs, the Fair Labor Standards Act, civil rights, race relations, the open shop, Social Security, higher education, Neighborhood Youth Corps, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, Job Corps, NAACP, Penn Community Services, American Jewish Committee, the Middle East, tax reform, William Rehnquist, Urban Coalition, the Urban League, Southeastern Education Laboratory, Southern Student Organizing Committee, Clayton County (Georgia) political directory, Union Industrial Engineering Institute, police-community relations, New York City United Federation of Teachers, the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, Workers Defense League, construction industry employment practices, the 1967 Governor's Conference on Education, and fair employment practices. [L1973-05]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. IUD Agenda, October, 1967, January-February, 1968
  2. IUD Challenge, November-December, 1969, May-June, 1970, September-December, 1970
  3. Alabama Labor Council, 1968-1971 (incomplete)
  4. Alliance for Labor Action, July-August 1971
  5. American Income Life Insurance Company, 1968-1971 (incomplete)
  6. Arkansas State AFL-CIO, February; April 1971
  7. Florida AFL-CIO Legislative Newsletter, April-June 1970; March-June 1971
  8. Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, October 1967; February 1968
  9. Jewish Labor Committee, 1968; 1971 (incomplete)
  10. Labor Rehabilitation Report, July-October 1967
  11. Lithographers & Photoengravers International Union, Local 251 News, February 1969
  12. Louisiana AFL-CIO News, January 1968; February-November 1971 (incomplete)
  13. Memo from COPE, January-February 1969
  14. Mississippi AFL-CIO, January 1969; January-December 1971 (incomplete)
  15. Oklahoma AFL-CIO Legislative Bulletin, February 1969 Tennessee Labor Council AFL-CIO, March-September 1971 (incomplete)
  16. Tennessee Labor Reporter, May 1968
  17. Texas AFL-CIO Officers Report, January-December 1971
  18. Texas AFL-CIO Secretary's Report, January 1968; January; March 1969
  19. UFWOC - Atlanta, September; November 1971 Virginia State AFL-CIO, February-December 1971

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Arkansas State AFL-CIO, 7th Annual Convention, 1969 Resolutions

Transferred to the Georgia State University Library general collection (see catalog for access)

  1. 4 volumes

Processing Information

Inventoried by Special Collections staff. 1973?
Title
AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Region [L1973-05]:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1973?
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD created by Apex Data Services.
  • 2005, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)