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AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southeastern Office records, 1974-1984, consists of correspondence and printed materials pertaining to E.T. Kehrer's involvement with community action groups.
AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southeastern Office records, 1969-1983, consist of press releases, educational materials, publications, and correspondence. 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.
AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southeastern Region records consist of newsletters, correspondence, training manuals, news articles, newsletters and summaries of events, 1966-1986.
The records of the AFL-CIO Southern Area Civil Rights Department, spanning 1962 to 1988, include correspondence, minutes, reports, writings, financial records, printed materials, clippings, membership cards, photographs, and artifacts that document the activities of the office's director, E.T. "Al" Kehrer, in facilitating the employment of minorities and women in the region.
The guide to this collection has been created from one of the Southern Labor Archives' legacy finding aids, which has not been updated since the time of processing.
The North Carolina State Federation of Labor was organized in 1907 and held annual conventions until 1957. The North Carolina State AFL-CIO was then organized in 1958. The collection consists of administrative files, 1945, 1949-1981, and also includes material regarding the North Carolina gubernatorial campaign of Wilbur Hobby, president of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO.