Florida State AFL-CIO records
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.
- Florida AFL-CIO (Organization)
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.
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.
1.25 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
The records are arranged by record tyoe.
Donated by William Allen, February 15, 1979.
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
- Florida Federation of Labor, 1955, 1957
- Florida State Federated Labor Council, 1962-1971
- Kentucky Federation of Labor, 1954
- Virgina Federation of Labor, 1951
- Textile Workers Union of America, 1962
- Florida Federartion of Labor, 50th-53rd
- 55th annual conventions, 1951-1954, 1956
- Florida State Federated Labor Council
- AFL-CIO, 2nd annual convention, 1958
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamplets Collection
- "Right-to-Work Laws: Three Moral Studies"
- "New Labor Law of 1959 with Explanation"
- "The Workmen's Compensation Law" (as amended, 1961)
- Six pamphlets: Right-to-work laws, apprenticeship, labor history
- "The American Labor Movement"
- "Brief History of the American Labor Movement"
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.
- Florida State AFL-CIO [L1979-19]:
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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