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West Virginia Labor Federation AFL-CIO Papers

 Collection
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; and the records of allied trade unions and labor councils. The presidential files include the correspondence of Tom Cairnes (1938-40) and E.A. Carter (1945-57). There are general files of the state headquarters including those of the executive board and of the educational department. Also there are the records of the Parkersburg Central Trades and Labor Council (1924-42) and of the Wheeling Typographical Union, No. 79 (1904-07, 1921). The files of the West Virginia Industrial Union Council, CIO (1937-57) contain executive secretary-treasurer files, financial records, and central office correspondence.

Dates

  • 1897-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Requires signed form, since special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

230.75 Linear Feet (Summary: 230 ft. 9 1/4 in. (548 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 records carton, 15 in.); (3 small flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (1 large flat storage box, 3 in.); (2 ledgers, 2 in.); (1 oversize folder, 1/4 in.); 3 reels of microfilm)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Related A&M Collections

160, 1658

Separated Materials

6 photos separated to A&M 4168, Panoramic Photos Collection:

21st Annual Convention WV State Federation of Labor, Huntington, WV

33rd Annual Convention WV State Federation of Labor

7th Constitutional Convention, United Steelworkers of America, Atlantic City, NJ, 1954/09/20-1954/09/24

1st Constitutional Convention of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), Islam Grotto Temple, Pittsburgh, PA, 1938/11/14-1938/11/18

5th Constitutional Convention, United Steelworkers of America, Convention Hall, Atlantic City, NJ, 1950/05/08-1950/05/12

6th Biennial Convention, United Steelworkers Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), Convention Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1952/05/13-1952/05/17
Title
West Virginia Labor Federation AFL-CIO Papers, 1897-1972
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536