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Florida State AFL-CIO records

 Collection
Identifier: L1979-19

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records, 1954-1971, of the Florida State AFL-CIO contain financial statements and proceedings of the Florida State AFL-CIO, proceedings of conventions of other state labor bodies, pamphlets pertaining to labor subjects, and correspondence, minutes, and reports of the Florida State Constitution Revision Commission. Charlie Harris, Executive President of the Florida AFL-CIO served the Constitution Revision Commission in 1966 as Vice-Chairman of the Human Rights Committee. The correspondence, minutes, and report drafts illuminate the committee's work in formulating a Bill of Rights and a preamble for the revised Florida State Constitution.

Dates

  • 1955-1975

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

The Florida American Federation of Labor and the Florida Congress of Industrial Organizations merged in 1958 to create the Florida AFL-CIO. Representing AFL-CIO affiliates all over the state in political, organizing, and education efforts, it is headquartered in Tallahassee. 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.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records, 1954-1971, of the Florida State AFL-CIO contain financial statements and proceedings of the Florida State AFL-CIO, proceedings of conventions of other state labor bodies, pamphlets pertaining to labor subjects, and correspondence, minutes, and reports of the Florida State Constitution Revision Commission.

Acquisition Information

Donated by William Allen, February 15, 1979.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Florida AFL-CIO Records, 1965-1968 (L1974-36)

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 proceedings, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Florida Federation of Labor, 1955, 1957
  2. Florida State Federated Labor Council, 1962-1971
  3. Kentucky Federation of Labor, 1954
  4. Virgina Federation of Labor, 1951
  5. Textile Workers Union of America, 1962
  6. Florida Federartion of Labor, 50th-53rd
  7. 55th annual conventions, 1951-1954, 1956
  8. Florida State Federated Labor Council
  9. AFL-CIO, 2nd annual convention, 1958

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamplets Collection

  1. "Right-to-Work Laws: Three Moral Studies"
  2. "New Labor Law of 1959 with Explanation"
  3. "The Workmen's Compensation Law" (as amended, 1961)
  4. Six pamphlets: Right-to-work laws, apprenticeship, labor history
  5. "The American Labor Movement"
  6. "Brief History of the American Labor Movement"

Processing Information

Inventoried by John Conti at the file level, June 18, 1979. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.

Creator

Title
Florida State AFL-CIO [L1979-19]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1979
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • December 2012: EAD created by Chelsey Cashwell from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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