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American Federation of Labor


Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

A. Philip Randolph, Civil Rights and Labor Leader, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1530
Overview Papers of Asa Philip Randolph, a prominent civil rights and labor leader, who founded and edited The Messenger, an influential black radical labor newspaper of the 1920s and who organized and presided over the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the only independent, viable black trade union in the American labor movement. Much of the correspondence deals with raising subscriptions for The Messenger, gaining an International...
Dates: 1919-1937

Joseph Ozanic, Labor Leader, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2482
Overview Joe Ozanic went to work in the coal mines of Mt. Olive, joining in 1909, UMW Local 728. After serving briefly in the army during World War I, Ozanic returned to work in the mines at Mt. Olive. In 1932, Ozanic joined the Progressive Mine Workers of America, a rival organization to the United Mine Workers, serving both as president of PMWA District 1 and as national president. During the 1940s, Ozanic was an organizer for the American Federation of Labor. These papers reflect Ozanic's...
Dates: 1932-1974

Macil Ingram, Compiler, AFL-CIO Dept. of Education Materials

Collection Number: A&M 2424
Overview Assorted AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) pamphlets and other materials distributed by the AFL Dept. of Education in Charleston, West Virginia, between 1949 and 1956. Most of the pamphlets are dated prior to the 1955 merger of the AFL and CIO and pertain chiefly to the work of the American Federation of Labor. Pamphlets provide information about the history of the AFL, labor organizations, the benefits of unions, and the AFL's Committee on...
Dates: 1949-1956

Parkersburg Central Trades & Labor Council Records

Collection Number: A&M 3111
Scope and Contents Minutes, financial records, and miscellaneous historical material of Parkersburg Central Trades and Labor Council (PCTLC), an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the West Virginia State Federation of Labor. The organization, founded in 1910, participated in various political activities and union organization activities and sponsored Labor's League for Political Education (LLPE) and created a women's auxiliary during the 1950s. The council consisted of assorted AFL...
Dates: 1915-1958

Progressive Mine Workers of America, Archives

Collection Number: A&M 2609
Scope and Contents Records of the Progressive Mine Workers of America.Boxes 1-36 include: convention proceedings, minutes, contracts and agreements, financial records, correspondence, mine inspectors' reports, and grievance files which make up the bulk of the records. In addition there are printed National Industrial Recovery Administration and National Recovery Administration documents on the coal industry and a microfilm copy of the union's newspaper, THE PROGRESSIVE MINER, 1932-53....
Dates: 1932-1965

Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0873
Overview Papers of Rush Dew Holt, Sr. (1905-1955) relating to his personal and political activities. Types of material include publications, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, among others. The collection is divided into six series: Personal and Political Papers (1840-2000 and undated), Artifacts (1939-1952 and undated), Legislative Records (1920-1955 and undated), Constituent Services (1923-1954 and undated), Press and Media Activity (1925-2003 and undated), and Administrative...
Dates: 1840-2003; Majority of material found within 1918-1955

Teamsters Local 175, Scrapbook and Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2284
Overview A scrapbook and personal diary of Volney Andrews, one-time president of Local 175, covering the years 1938-1949. There is material on disputes over the legitimacy of the AFL and the CIO especially as it was reflected in state regional labor councils and jurisdictional struggles in West Virginia between the United Mine Workers of America and the Progressive Mine Workers of America. Also mentioned are political concerns such as elections, congressional investigations of labor and foreign trade...
Dates: 1938-1949

West Virginia Labor Federation AFL-CIO Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1658
Overview The West Virginia Labor Federation AFL-CIO, which was formed in 1958, includes the records of those organizations which preceded it: the West Virginia Industrial Union Council (CIO) and the West Virginia State Federation of Labor, unofficially and more commonly known as the West Virginia Federation of Labor (AFL). There is from the AFL affiliate Congressional correspondence; officers' files (president and secretary-treasurer); delegate convention files; financial records; auditors' reports;...
Dates: 1897-1972

West Virginia Labor Federation AFL-CIO Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0160

Executive council minutes and proceedings, correspondence, and printed material of the state organization of the American Federation of Labor founded in 1903. Papers include congressional correspondence, 1950-1957; correspondence of President E. A. Carter, 1949-1957; a few papers of H. M. Rogers, 1905-1959, and Frank W. Snyder, 1906-1911; records of the Parkersburg Central Trades and Labor Council, 1924-1942; and a typescript copy of the minutes of the Wheeling Typographical Union.

Dates: 1905-1959

West Virginia State Industrial Union Council, CIO, Archives

Collection Number: A&M 1380
Scope and Contents The West Virginia State Industrial Union Council was formed in 1937 as the state labor federation for local unions affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations. In 1958, the WVIUC merged with the State Federation of Labor to form the West Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. Included in these two accessions are the correspondence, legal papers, reports, and printed materials of the Industrial Union Council’s president's office, between 1940 and 1951. Subjects include...
Dates: 1940-1951

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Elections 6
Union names. 6
Unions. SEE ALSO Labor organization. 6
New Deal, 1933-1939 5
Coal mining - Labor organization. 3
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Politics and government. 3
Taxation 3
Unions - Progressive Mine Workers of America. 3
Unions. 3
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 3
World War, 1939-1945 3
Account books 2
Education. SEE ALSO Schools. 2
Labor 2
Railroad workers. 2
Women 2
Women -- Roles in society 2
African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans. 1
Bluefield (W. Va.) 1
Broadsides. 1
COPE Political Material. 1
Cemeteries -- Union Miners' Cemetery 1
Charleston. 1
Coal miners 1
Coal mining - Illinois. 1
Coal mining. 1
Education 1
Fairmont. 1
Grafton. 1
Grievance cases - labor unions. 1
Guffey Coal Act. 1
Illinois - Coal mining. 1
Isolationism -- United States -- History -- 20th Century 1
Labor organization - Interracial Council. 1
Labor organization - Labor's Non-Partisan League. 1
Labor organization. 1
Labor organization. SEE ALSO Coal mining - labor 1
Labor unions 1
Labor unions - Teamsters. 1
Labor unions - grievance cases. 1
Labor unions - pension plans. 1
Lewis County. 1
Logan (W. Va.) 1
Morgantown (W. Va.) 1
Mount Olive (Ill.) 1
Pension plans - labor unions. 1
Politicians -- United States 1
Public utilities 1
Social Security -- United States 1
Strikes and lockouts 1
The Progressive Miner 1
Unions - Teamsters. 1
Unions - UMWA. 1
Unions -- Coal 1
United States - Social Security. 1
United States -- Politics and government 1
United States Bureau of Mines - Inspectors' reports. 1
West Virginia -- Politics and government 1
Weston republican (Weston, W. Va. : 1879) The Weston republican 1
Wheeler-Rayburn Holding Company Act 1
Wheeling (W. Va.) 1
World War, 1914-1918 1
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