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Florida State AFL-CIO records

Identifier: L1974-36

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1945, 1965-1968, of the Florida State Federated Council, AFL-CIO, consist of correspondence, minutes, financial documents, and printed material. Correspondents for the Council are William Allen, Secretary-Treasurer; Art Hallgren, Vice-President; and Frank Roche and Charlie Harris, Presidents. The correspondence, consisting of a general subject file and files of affiliated local unions and central labor unions, illuminates such primary concerns as labor's role in education; national, state and local legislation; and civic affairs. Illustrative of these concerns are the Council's opposition to the Taft-Hartley Act and the Landrum-Griffin Bill and its support of Congressman Claude Pepper, whom it considered a friend of labor. Other topics of continuing interest are voter registration, increasing the number of local unions affiliated with the Council, and the Dedicated Dollar Fund, which financed the Council's political, legislative and educational activities.


  • Creation: 1965-1968


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Biography of William E. Allen, Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida AFL-CIO

William E. Allen, born in 1913, served as Financial Secretary and Business Agent of Carpenters' Local 696 and Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida AFL-CIO. In 1974, he was serving actively as a member of the Hillsborough County Licensing and Zoning Board; Florida Industrial Safety Code Committee; Florida Textbook Committee; Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida Apprenticeship Conference; and Vice-President of the Southern Labor School, AFL-CIO.


2.5 Linear Feet (in 8 boxes)

Language of Materials



Florida AFL-CIO was formed in 1958 with the merging of the Florida American Federation of Labor and the Florida Congress of Industrial Organizations. The collection, 1965-1968, consists of correspondence, minutes, financial documents and printed materials. Correspondence illustrates such primary concerns as labor's role in education; state and national legislation; opposition to the Taft-Hartley Act and the Landrum-Griffin Bill, and its support of Congressman Claude Pepper.


The records are arranged into four series: Series I: Correspondence, 1954-1968, Series II: Minutes, 1962-1968, Series III: Financial Documents, 1952-1968, Series IV: Printed Material, 1945, 1952-1968

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Donated by William E. Allen, July 25, 1974.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

Separated Materials

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 photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, constitutions and bylaws, proceedings, manuals, and directories, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection

  1. William Allen, Peggy Chandler, 1967 (2 photographs)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. 60 pamphlets, 1956-1968, concerning: Unionization; Union-made Products; Louisiana; Georgia and Montana AFL-CIOs; 1960 CLU COPE Program; Southern Scholarship and Research Foundation; Training Institutes; Job Training; Labor-Management Terms; Working Conditions; Safety and Health Laws; Federal Programs; Labor; Red Cross; Libel; Press Relations; Extremism; Voting; Tampa Fire Department: Fifth Annual Convention of the Florida State Federated Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Directories Collection

  1. International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, 1963
  2. International Association of Machinists, 1966
  3. Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, 1966
  4. Switchmen's Union of North America and Ladies' Auxiliary to the Switchmen's Union, 1966

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Florida Federation of Labor, Conventions, 1947-1949, 1957
  2. Florida State Industrial Union Council, CIO, 1953
  3. Florida State Federated Labor Council, annual conventions, annual reports, 1959-1967

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Suggested Constitution for Local Central Bodies, AFL-CIO, 1966
  2. Arkansas COPE, 1958
  3. Florida AFL-CIO and Florida State COPE, undated
  4. Broward County Central Labor Union, 1967
  5. Hawaii State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, 1966
  6. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, 1965-1966

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements Collection

  1. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 824, Florida, 1965
  2. Florida State Building and Construction Trades Council, Dade Country, undated
  3. Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 277, Fort Worth, Texas, 1968

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Manuals Collection

  1. Florida AFL-CIO Labor School, 1968

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. AFL-CIO Legislative Action Bulletin, 1968
  2. AFL-CIO Legislative and Economic Conference, Get America Back to Work, Fact Sheets 1-8, 1962
  3. AFL-CIO Legislative Dept. Fact Sheets, 1-5, 1968
  4. COPE Action Bulletin, 1961
  5. IUD News and Views, 1966-1968
  6. Connecticut Legislative Bulletin, Nos. 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 1967
  7. Florida AFL-CIO newsletter, 1965, 1968
  8. Florida Legislative Newsletter, 1963-1967
  9. News form the Louisiana AFL-CIO, Vol. 3, Nos. 8, 9, 12, 1966
  10. Ohio AFL-CIO News and Views, Vol. 15, No. 25, 1966
  11. Building and Construction Trades Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 10, 1960
  12. Clerks Mail, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1967
  13. Current Information (Carpenters), No. 151, 1968
  14. Florida State Road Department Employees, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1965
  15. Local 754 Observer, (Florida Fire Fighters), 1966
  16. Newscope, Vol. 9, No. 8, 1966
  17. News from the USWA, June 1966
  18. Tampa Mailbag News, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1964
  19. Associated Industries of Florida, 1966-1967
  20. Florida Vocational Association Newsletter, 1967
  21. Homefront, Vol. 1, No. 2, 3, 1967
  22. In the Capitol, Vol. 4, No. 8, 1966
  23. Intercom, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1967
  24. News from the Florida Industrial Commission, February 1966
  25. News from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, undated
  26. The Rehab Reporter, Vol. 1, No. 9, 1967
  27. District Labor News, (Sarasota) Vol. 1, Nos. 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 1967
  28. Labor Union Advocate, (Sarasota), 1966-1967
  29. CLU News, (Jacksonville) August 1967
  30. Labor News, (West Palm Beach), Vol 39, Nos. 39, 47, 1966
  31. Labor Union News, (Mobile, Alabama) Vol. 1, No. 7, November 1967
  32. The Government Standard, (AFGE) No. 3, February 1968
  33. Southern Labor Journal, (Tampa): 1963, 1966-1967
  34. Labor News, (Cocoa) Vol. 1, No. 1, September 1966
  35. Labor News, (Tallahassee): 1966
  36. Labor Reporter, (Brevard County), Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1966
  37. Labor Tribune, (Miami), Vol. 6, No. 9, September 1965
  38. Tallahassee Labor News, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1965
  39. Kentucky Labor News, (Louisville, Ky), Vol. 27, No. 15, July 1967
  40. Observer, (Charleston, W.Va.), Vol. 1, No. 4, December 1967

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Gernazian at the file level, May 1976.

Florida State AFL-CIO [L1974-36]:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
May 1976
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

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