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George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive

AFL-CIO Merger CeremonyThe George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive is the largest single donation to the University Libraries and complements other labor-related collections in our libraries. To find out more about related labor collections in Special Collections, please view Collections By Subject: Labor In America.

Contact us with your question Check out the latest news about the AFL-CIO Archive Collection Visit the official AFL-CIO website for more information about the organization

The AFL-CIO Archive consists of approximately 40 million documents and other material that will help researchers better understand pivotal social movements in this country, including those to gain rights for women, children and minorities.

After closing the AFL-CIO Archive for a short time, selections have re-opened to the public, including:

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  • RG1: Office of the President
  • RG2: Secretary-Treasurer’s Office
  • RG4: Executive Council
  • RG5: Office of the General Council
  • RG9: Civil Rights Department
  • RG13: Research Department
  • RG18: International Affairs Department
  • RG20: Information Department
  • RG21: Legislation Department
  • RG22: Committee on Political Education (COPE)
  • RG28: Organizing Department
  • RG41: Industrial Union Department
  • RG50: AFL-CIO Support Groups/AFL-CIO Constituency Groups
  • RG52: American Federation of Women’s Auxiliaries of Labor
  • RG95: Private Donations
  • RG96: Still Images
  • RG97: Audio-Video Media
  • RG98: Artificial Collections
  • RG99: Graphics Collection

Visit the Special Collections blog for an updated list of re-opened materials. Our staff is working diligently to re-open all processed materials over the coming months, and will provide abstracts and finding aids in ArchivesUM soon. If there is a record group that you do not see, that means it is not re-opened yet; please contact Special Collections for more information.

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