Chicago Federation of Labor records, 1890-1983

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Archie Motley, et al., 1980; rev. 2012

 

 

Please address questions to:

Chicago History Museum, Research Center

1601 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60614-6038

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Copyright 2012, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

 

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Title: Chicago Federation of Labor records, 1890-1983

Main entry: Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council.

Inclusive dates: 1890-1983

Size:

56.5 linear feet

2 oversize folders (172 items) (broadsides).

6 microfilm reels : neg. ; 35 mm. (Camera negative of minutes).

6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. (Reader-use copy of minutes).

16 sound cassettes.

15 sound recordings.

 

Access: This collection is open for research use. However this descriptive inventory doesn't include unprocessed portions of the collection.

Restriction: For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

Restriction: The CFL scrapbook with WCFL radio station-related articles, 1926-1930, is closed until microfilmed. Items are extremely fragile.

Provenance statement: Gift of the Chicago Federation of Labor (accn.#: M1966.0571, M1970.0024, M1977.0043, M1981.0004, M1985.0011, M1985.0019) and John Patrick Fitzpatrick (accn#: M1963.0419, M1964.0471) and smaller lots donated by John H. Keiser (accn#: 1997.0046) and Irwin Klass (accn#: M1981.0028).

Terms governing use: Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as: Chicago Federation of Labor records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

 

This descriptive inventory contains the following sections:

Biographical/historical note on the Chicago Federation of Labor,

Summary description of the collection,

Description of some material related to the collection,

Biographical note on John Fitzpatrick,

List of online catalog headings about the collection,

Arrangement of the collection,

Detailed description of archival series in the collection,

List of contents of the collection.

 

Biographical/historical note on the Chicago Federation of Labor:

The Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) is an umbrella organization for unions in the Chicago area founded in 1896 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). John Fitzpatrick served as CFL president in 1900-1901, 1906-1946, and William Lee served as president in 1946-1984. The AFL and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merged in 1955, and their Chicago area affliates merged in 1962. Thereafter, William Lee served as president of the unified Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council.

 

Summary description of the collection:

Meeting minutes, 1903-1922, of the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL); broadsides containing lists of dues paid by local unions to the CFL and other reports, 1911-1918; office files of the CFL, ca. 1890s-1940s, containing letters, notes, reports, etc., mostly during the presidency of John Fitzpatrick; scrapbooks 1912-1947; later topical files, 1950s-1980s, mostly during the presidency of William Lee; Cook County Industrial Union Council meeting minutes, 1951-Jan. 1962; and CFL sound recordings, 1960s-1980s. The collection includes some personal and family papers of Fitzpatrick as well.

 

Many of the Fitzpatrick materials relate to his presidency of the CFL, work as an organizer for the American Federation of Labor (AFL), early leadership of the Chicago Journeyman Horse Shoers Union, and unsuccessful candidacy for mayor of Chicago on the Labor Party ticket in 1919. Up to 1930, there are few copies of outgoing letters; later files often include copies of outgoing letters as well as incoming letters, etc. Topics include labor, Chicago civic and political affairs, the Farmer-Labor parties of Cook County and of the United States, Brookwood Resident Workers College (Katonah, N.Y.), Radio Station WCFL, Chicago and Illinois teachers' organizations and school matters, African Americans and the labor movement, William Z. Foster, socialism and Communism and their relationships to the labor movement, the independence of Ireland, and Russian relief in the early 1920s. Correspondents include Samuel Gompers, William Green, Frank Morrison, and Edward Nockels.

 

Later materials in the collection during the presidency of William Lee include topical operating files, items on the Federation News, and Cook County Industrial Union Council delegate meeting minutes, 1951-January 1962, and executive board meeting minutes, Apr. 1951-Jan. 1962.

 

For convenient access, photocopies of many A.J. Muste items in this collection have been stored in a separate box. [Staff cannot guarantee that all Muste items in the collection were photocopied.]

 

For convenient access, photocopies of many early items in the collection that relate to African Americans have been filed in box 25.

 

Part of this collection was formerly known as the John Fitzpatrick papers.

 

Part of this collection was formerly known as the William Lee papers.

 

Description of some material related to the collection:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Chicago Federation of Labor collection of visual materials (1986.0083) and a very small collection named "John Fitzpatrick item" (1993.0120na); and publications of the CFL, the horseshoers union, and other labor organizations cataloged separately. Some records of the Trade and Labor Assembly of Chicago were donated by CFL but are a separate collection at the Research Center.

 

Biographical note on John Fitzpatrick:

Chicago labor leader John Fitzpatrick was the youngest of five brothers. He was born in Athlone, Ireland on April 21, 1872. He attended Irish grammar schools for five years but was brought to America by an uncle in 1882, shortly after his father's death. John's mother had died before he was one year old.

 

Not long after John arrived in America, his uncle died leaving young John to make his own way in the world. He worked on the killing floor of the Chicago Union Stock Yards and learned the trades of blacksmith and horseshoer. He became a member of Local No. 4 of the Chicago Journeymen Horse Shoers Union, a membership he retained until his death, and one of the first paid organizers for the Chicago Federation of Labor in 1902 and also worked many years as an organizer for the American Federation of Labor. Fitzpatrick served as president of the Chicago Federation of Labor in 1900-1901, 1906-1946.

 

Fitzpatrick was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of Chicago on the Labor Party ticket in 1919, finishing fourth behind the Republican incumbent William Hale Thompson, Democrat Robert Sweitzer, and independent candidate Maclay Hoyne. Fitzpatrick polled about 55,000 votes in the election.

 

John Fitzpatrick died after a long illness in Chicago on September 27, 1946, survived by his wife and a son, John Patrick Fitzpatrick, a prominent Chicago engineer.

 

John H. Keiser's 1965 Northwestern University doctoral dissertation, "John Fitzpatrick and Progressive Unionism 1915-1925," is the most extensive available study of Fitzpatrick. Through Mr. Keiser's assistance, about one-sixth of the collection were donated to the Chicago Historical Society (CHS) by John Patrick Fitzpatrick in 1963 and 1964.

--This information from the newspaper obituary about Fitzpatrick and Keiser's dissertation.

 

List of online catalog headings about the collection:

The following headings for this collection were placed in the online catalog:

Subjects:

Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council--Archives.

Cook County Industrial Union Council--Archives.

Fitzpatrick, John, 1871-1946--Archives.

Lee, William A., 1895-1984--Archives.

Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.

Insull, Samuel, 1859-1938. (in 1918-1927 files)

Jones, Mother, 1837-1930.

Kelly, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1876-1950.

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.

AFL-CIO.

American Federation of Labor.

Chicago Journeymen Horse Shoers Union.

Chicago Urban League.

Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)

Farmer-Labor Party.

Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) (in 1922-1925 files)

Labor Party of Cook County.

WCFL (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)

African Americans--Employment--Illinois--Chicago.

Cleaning and dyeing industry--Employees--Labor unions--Illinois--Chicago.

Communism--United States.

Crime--Illinois--Chicago.

Education--Illinois--Chicago.

Gambling--Illinois--Chicago.

Horseshoers--Illinois.

Irish Americans--Illinois--Chicago.

Irish unification question.

Labor Day--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Labor unions--Illinois--Chicago--19th century.

Labor unions--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Labor unions.

Labor unions and communism--United States.

Labor unions and socialism--United States.

Presidents--United States--Election--1920.

Presidents--United States--Election--1924.

Presidents--United States--Election--1928.

Socialism.

Strikes and lockouts--Illinois--Chicago.

Strikes and lockouts.

Working class--Illinois--Chicago.

Chicago (Ill.)--Economic conditions--19th century.

Chicago (Ill.)--Economic conditions--20th century.

Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--To 1950.

Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--1951-

Ireland--Politics and government.

Russia--Politics and government.

 

Form/genre:

Audiocassettes.

Audiotapes.

Broadsides.

Correspondence.

Minutes.

Reports.

 

Added entries:

Baldwin, Nellie.

Buck, Robert M.

Cermak, Anton Joseph, 1873-1933.

Deneen, Charles Samuel, 1863-1940.

Douglas, Paul H, (Paul Howard), 1892-1976

Dunne, Edward F., (Edward Fitzsimons), 1853-1937.

Fitzpatrick, John, 1871-1946.

Fitzpatrick, John Patrick, donor.

Foster, A. L. (Albon L.), 1894-1968.

Foster, William Z., 1881-1961.

Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.

Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924.

Green, William, 1870-1952.

Haywood, Big Bill, 1869-1928.

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.

Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952.

Jones, Mother, 1837-1930.

Keenan, Joseph D.

Keiser, John H., 1936- Horseshoers' dilemma. (in box 25).

Kelly, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1876-1950.

Lee, William A., 1895-1984.

Lewis, James, 1863-1939.

Morrison, Frank, 1859-1949.

Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967.

Nockels, Edward Nicholas, 1869-1937.

Robins, Margaret Dreier.

Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944.

Thompson, William Hale, 1869-1944.

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.

AFL-CIO.

Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

American Federation of Labor.

American Committee on the High Cost of Living.

American Union Against Militarism.

Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.)

Chicago Journeymen Horse Shoers Union.

Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)

Cook County Industrial Union Council.

Illinois State Federation of Labor.

Illinois Vigilance Association (Chicago, Ill.) (in 1917-1920 files).

Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee.

WCFL (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)

Federation news.

John Fitzpatrick papers.

William Lee papers.

United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago.

Mexico.

 

Arrangement of the collection:

Series 1. Meeting minutes in typescript, 1903 Aug. 2-1922 Sept. 3 (Microfilm)

Series 2. Meeting minutes with broadsides of reports, 1911-1918

Series 3. CFL records part 1: John Fitzpatrick office files, etc. 1890-1947 (box 1-38 & 3 scrapbooks)

Subseries 1. Fitzpatrick chronological files, etc. (box 1-25)

Subseries 2. Fitzpatrick topical files, etc. (box 26-38 & 3 scrapbooks)

See also: List of selected items by and to some prominent correspondents

See also: List of selected original items by or about African Americans

See also: List of selected items relating to Chicago and Illinois teachers' organizations and schools

Series 4. CFL records, part 2: William Lee office files, 1950s-1980s (box 39-50)

Series 5. Miscellaneous

Series 6. Sound recordings.

 

Detailed description of archival series in the collection:

Series 1. Meeting minutes in typescript, 1903 Aug. 2-1922 Sept. 3 (Microfilm)

The minutes of meetings of the Chicago Federation of Labor from Aug. 2, 1903 to Sept. 3, 1922, are present in the collection as microfilm of 22 volumes of typed minutes.

 

This material was microfilmed by Chicago Historical Society with the permission of CFL; it is part of accn.# M1970.0024.

 

Series 2. Meeting minutes with broadsides of reports, 1911-1918:

There also are original printed broadsides that contain meeting minutes from 1911 to 1918 as well as other information that CFL apparently wanted to post as signs for its members to read. The broadsides also include CFL executive board reports, finance committee reports, and lists of dues paid by local unions that do not appear in the books of typed meeting minutes. The meeting minutes on broadsides appear to be complete for all years except 1911. Also present as broadsides are 3 reports: for Dec. 7, 1913, Oct. 7, 1917, and Oct. 6, 1918.

 

The broadsides are accn.#: M1977.0043.

 

An itemized list of the broadsides is in the section of this finding aid named: List of contents of the collection.

 

CFL records part 1: John Fitzpatrick office files, etc. 1890-1947 (box 1-38 & 3 scrapbooks)

Correspondence, notes, reports, and miscellaneous items from the office files of the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) and John Fitzpatrick as CFL president, as an early organizer for the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and leader of the Journeymen Horse Shoers Union, some items about Fitzpatrick's candidacy for Mayor of Chicago on the Labor Party ticket in 1919, and some Fitzpatrick family and personal materials. Up to 1930, most correspondence consists of incoming letters only.

 

Topics include union operation and organization, union representational disputes, dues payments, membership drives, and contracts; on Chicago Federation of Labor conditions and opportunities, strikes and lockouts, and other maters involving the labor movement in general. The papers also frequently refer to political affairs and to Chicago civic matters. The files include many letters from labor and civic leaders, ordinary union men and citizens, and numerous organizations as well as correspondence of Samuel Gompers, William Green, and Frank Morrison of the AFL and of Edward Nockels of the CFL.

 

Series 1 is divided into two subseries:

Subseries 1. Fitzpatrick chronological files, etc. (box 1-25)

Subseries 2. Fitzpatrick topical files, etc. (box 26-38 & 3 scrapbooks).

 

Subseries 1, the chronological files, mainly date from 1913 through 1930 although there are pre-1913 materials on the horseshoers union and later postal telegrams exchanged by the CFL and Radio Station WCFL from 1938-1940.

 

Materials on the horseshoers union are chiefly in 1890-1913, 1919-1920, 1925-1926 files and in box 25 in John H. Keiser's 1964 article, "The Horseshoers' Dilemma."

 

Other topics and correspondents include the Labor Party of Cook County, 1919-1920; the Farmer Labor parties of Cook County and of the United States, 1920-1924, especially in the 1920 Presidential race; William Z. Foster, primarily 1918-1921 but continuing to 1930; the Brookwood Resident Workers College at Katonah, New York, 1921-1928, including considerable A. J. Muste correspondence; organizations and individuals interested in Irish freedom (1920-1921) or in Russian relief (1921-1923). Additional topics include African Americans in the labor movement, Chicago and Illinois teachers' organizations, and random comments on socialism and Communism and their relation to labor as well as letters of Mrs. Nellie Baldwin, an avowed Socialist.

 

The Fitzpatrick papers also treat significantly: the Hearst newspaper lockout in Chicago (1912-1913 materials and an October 1915 report); an Illinois Central Railroad Strike (1912-1913); the lockout of the Cement Mill Workers Union at the Lehigh Portland Cement Company plant at Mitchell, Indiana (1914-1916, mainly 1914); the treatment of union and non-union employees at Kankakee State Hospital and at other Illinois state institutions (1914-1916); a jurisdictional dispute between the White Rats Actors' Union of America, Inc. and the Actor's International Union, both of New York City (1915-1917); Judge Samuel Alschuler and arbitration involving the Meat Packing Industry (1918-1920); labor's efforts in behalf of the war effort during World War I (mainly 1918 materials); and the CIO Newspaper Guild boycott against the Printing Trades in Chicago (1939).

 

Many items concern preparations for the first and second Annual Labor Day Celebrations in Soldier Field (1927-1928) sponsored by CFL and Radio Station WCLF.

 

Fitzpatrick frequently received letters and newsletters from these organizations: the Committee on Industrial Relations (CIO), Frank P. Walsh, chairman (1916-1917); the American Union Against Militarism (1916); the American Committee on the High Cost of Living (1917); the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (1920-1921); and the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee (1921 and 1927 primarily).

 

The files also contain a few items relative to the U.S. Presidential campaigns of 1924 and 1928; approximately 40 sworn statements by C.O. Rison (June-July 1910) attesting to his observation of illegal gambling in Chicago stores, saloons, and similar places; and union membership cards of Fitzpatrick (in an envelope in box 19).

 

Beginning in 1930, the collection includes copies of outgoing letters and more documentation of the CFL's day to day operations although it is not a complete archive of the organization. Topics continue to be CFL's representation of the interests of organized labor as well as efforts to deal with the challenges of the Great Depression.

 

The papers include approximately 40 letters exchanged between Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly and the Federation, 1933-1946, mainly 1933-1937 (many are relatively routine); and 33 items of correspondence, 1931-1937, with Mrs. Lillie May Burgess of Hyattsville, Maryland, concerning her interest in and unpublished biography of the famed labor organizer, Mary Harris Jones, known as Mother Jones.

 

Troubles in the cleaning and dyeing industry in Chicago, 1931-1938, mainly relating to hoodlum infiltration of it are discussed in correspondence among John Fitzpatrick, AFL president William Green, and others.

 

Other correspondence, ca. 1935-1940, deals with conflicts between the American Federation of Labor and the newly-formed Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Bitter opposition of Fitzpatrick and the AFL's William Green to the new CIO appears in correspondence about jurisdictional disputes involving various office workers' and other unions, the American Newspaper Guild strike against the Hearst newspapers in Chicago during the late 1930s, several references to the Memorial Day massacre during the Republic Steel Strike of 1937, and other matters. Many letters contain allegations that the CIO was greatly influenced and in some instances dominated by communists and other radicals, whose concerns were basically political rather than in behalf of he working classes.

 

However, the collection is limited by absence of copies of most of John Fitzpatrick's outgoing letters before 1930 and because many important issues and events are mentioned in only a few items that may be significant but do not document the topic in depth.

 

Because the early office files (through box 25) are arranged chronologically rather than by author or topic, lists are provided below to help researchers find (1.) selected items by or to some prominent people, (2.) early items relating to African Americans, and (3.) items relating to Chicago and Illinois teachers' organizations and schools. The following lists are selective rather than complete and probably do not cover boxes after box 25.

 

List of selected items by and to some correspondents:

[Please note: Most of this material is filed in Series 3, subseries 1, by date.]

Baldwin, Nellie (all by Baldwin):

1917 Aug. 19, Sept. 21

1918 Feb. 17, 19; Mar. 8, 22, undated: Apr. 2, 22, 25; Sept. 1

1918 Oct. 29; Nov. 18; Dec. 6

1919 Jan. 4, 26; March undated

 

Buck, Robert M. (all by Buck, Chicago journalist and alderman):

1921 Sept. undated; 1924 Dec. 28

1925 Mar. 2; 1927 Aug. 29

 

Cermak, Anton Joseph, 1873-1933:

1918 Feb. undated (about Cermak); 1922 Feb. 17 (by Cermak);

1928 Jan. 7 (by); 1929 Dec. 27 (by); 1930 Mar. 28 (by), Apr. 9 (to)

 

Darrow, Ruby (Hammerstein):

1937 May 9 (by)

 

Debs, Eugene, 1855-1926:

1920 June 28 (by)

 

Deneen, Charles Samuel, 1863-1940:

1924 June 13 (to), June 16 (by); 1930 June 21 (by)

 

Douglas, Paul Howard, 1892-1976 (all by Douglas except as marked):

1921 Nov. 17, Dec. 20; 1922 Mar. 14; 1923 Jan. 11; Apr. 1, 28;

1924 Feb. 29; 1928 Oct. 25; 1930 Feb. 28; 1937 June 30, Dec. 1 (to) Dec. 5, Dec. 27.

 

Dunne, Edward Fitzsimons, 1853-1937:

1914 Oct 5 (to), Oct. 7 (by); 1915 Jan. 18 (by) Feb. 6 (speech by);

1915 May 7 (by)

 

Foster, Albon L. d. 1968:

1937 June 15 (by), June 25 (to), June 26 (by), July 1 (to)

 

Foster, William Zebulon, 1881-1961 (includes original items by, to, and about Foster):

1918 Mar. 20, June 13, 14, 14, 18, 22, Dec. 5; 1919 Feb. 7, 14, 27, Mar. 4, 4, 28, 30, 31, Apr. 7, 9, 9?; 1919 July 15, 16, 16, 22, 28, 29, 30, Aug. 8; 1920 Sept. 10, 24, Nov. 21, 22, 23, 26, Dec. 4; 1921 May 9, Oct. 5, Dec. 13; 1923 Mar. 3.

[Photocopies were filed in a one folder collection at CHM: MSS Alpha1: Foster.]

 

Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965:

1918 May 18 (to), May 24 (by), June 13 (by), June 13 (by), Dec. 10 (by)

 

Haywood, William Dudley, 1869-1928:

1916 Jan. 28 (copy of letter by Haywood), Jan. 28 (to) Feb. 28 (copy by)

 

Hillman, Sidney, 1887-1946:

1927 May 18 (telegram by)

 

Hoover, Herbert Clark, 1874-1964:

1921 Oct. 21 (to); 1928 Aug. 20 (to), Aug. 29 (telegram by); 1928 Sept. 8 (by)

 

Ickes, Harold LeClair, 1874-1952:

1918 Mar. 26 (to), Apr. 22 (by), Apr. 23 (to); 1923 May 3 (by); 1939 Feb. 11 (about); 1927 Sept. 3; 1930 May 15

 

Jones, Mary Harris, 1837-1930 (original items mostly by Mother Jones):

1921 May 16, Sept. 10; 1922 Dec. 5; 1923 Dec. 20

1924 Feb. 29, July 31; 1925 Jan. 25; 1927 Nov. 14, Dec. 14

1928 Jan. 11; 1930 June 20, July 8, July 15; undated item

[Photocopies were filed in a separate collection at CHM: MSS Alpha1: Jones, Mary Harris.]

 

Kelly, Edward Joseph, 1876-1950:

1933 May 10 (by); May 13 (about); May 16 (by) May ? (about); Jun3 2 (to)

1933 June 2 (to); Nov. 11 (to); Nov. 11 (to); Nov. 21 (by)

1934 Mar. 5 (by); May 7 (by):Oct. 19 (to); Oct. 22 (by); Nov. 21 (by)

1935 Mar. 19 (to); Mar. 28 (by); April 16 (by); Apr. 19 (to);

1936 July 1 (to); Aug. 10 (by); Oct. 5 (by); Oct. 8 (to); Dec. 4 (to)

1937 May 25 (to) June 21 (by); Aug. 24 (by) Sept 28 (to) Sept. 30 (by)

1937 Oct. 9 (to); Nov. 23 (by); Nov. 23 (by); Nov. 23 (by);

1937 Dec. 20 (by) Dec. 30 (by); 1938 Mar. 7 (to); 1940 Jan. 9 (to); 1943 Dec. 20 (by); 1946 June 17 (by)

 

Lewis, James Hamilton, 1863-1939:

1918 June 12 (by), June 22 (to); Oct. 16 (by), Oct. 18 (by); Nov. 17 (copy of letter by Lewis plus reply); Dec. 17 (by); 1919 Feb. 21 (by); 1930 Sept. 2 (by)

 

O'Hara, Barratt, 1882-1969:

1922 Mar. 31 (by)

 

Owen, Chandler:

1922 Apr. 7 (by)

 

Robins, Margaret Dreier, 1868-1945 (all by Robins except May 22, 1922):

1911 Dec. 18; 1917 July 16; Aug. 22, 31; Sept. 17; Oct. 2

1922 May 22 (to), 31; 1923 June 12; 1925 Apr, 29; 1932 Dec. 2

 

Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954:

1938 Mar. 17 (by)

 

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945:

Nov. 10, 1937 (to)

 

Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944:

1928 Aug. 20 (to Smith); Aug. 22 (secretary's reply): Aug. 31 (by Smith)

 

Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930:

1919 Jan. 13 (by)

 

Thompson, William Hale, 1869-1944:

1918 July 10 (to); 1921 Oct. 21 (printed copy of letter to Herbert Hoover); 1927 July 13 (by Thompson)

 

White, William Allen, 1868-1944:

1918 Nov. 10 (by)

 

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924:

1917 Nov. 22 (to); 1918 Mar. 26 (to); Aug. 8 (to); Oct. 9 (by Wilson)

 

Yates, Richard, 1860-1936:

1926 June 12 (by), June 25 (by)

 

List of selected original items by or about African Americans: [Photocopies in box 25.]

1910 June 28

1918 Jan. 20

1919 Jan. 2, 25; Feb. 6, 12, 14, 17; May 1; June 24; July undated;

1919 Nov. 21; Dec. 5; 1919 undated

1920 Feb. 16, 20; April 1, 6; August passim; Sept. 9, 25, 30

1920 Oct. 21, 30

1921 Feb. 11; Mar. 27; Apr. 7; May 3; Sept. 23

1922 Apr. 7

1923 Feb. 24

1925 Apr. 1, 14; Aug. 6, 20; Sept. 18; Dec. 12, 14, 22

1926 Feb. 24; Mar. 8

1927 Oct. 18; Nov. 9; Dec. 1, 14, 16, 28

1928 Jan. 6, 13, 24, 24, 25, 29; Feb. 6; Mar. 61928 Apr. 3, 17; Aug. 7, 8

1930 Apr. 3, 12, 25, 25; July 12, 31; Sept. 12

1934 July

1935 Aug. 12, 15, 22

1936 June 2, 18

1937 Apr; 22; May 21, 26; June 15, 15, 18, 25, 26; July 1; Nov. 10

1943 Oct. 15

 

List of selected items relating to Chicago and Illinois teachers' organizations and schools:

1912 July 8

1916 Feb. 16, 21, 25; Apr. 21, 24; May 1, 3

1917 Mar. 24, June 7

1918 June 3, Dec. 23

1919 Jan. 13; Mar. 24; July 11

1921 May 31

1922 June 2

1923 Feb. 6

1924 July 1, 18; Oct. 3

1925 Jan. 28; Feb. 3, 20; Apr. 20; Dec. 1

1926 June 5, 16, 21, 29; July 6; Dec. 29

1927 Feb. 14, 22; Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 12; May 10; June 27;

1927 Sept. 16; Oct. 15; Nov. 2, 16

1928 Jan. 9, 17, 21; Mar. 2, 5, 6, 7, 12; Apr. 2, 10, 17, 24, 27

1928 May 1, 7, 8, 15, 22, 29; Sept. 25; Oct. 8, 23; Dec. 4

1929 Dec. 2, 14

1930 Feb. 17; Mar. 7; June 6; Sept. 2; Oct. 1, 19

1933 one undated item

1934 Nov. 21

1935 July 11

1936 Mar. 31; Apr. 8; Dec. 1, 4, 30

1937 May 20, 22, 24, 24; Aug. 18; Nov. 21, Nov. undated

1938 Mar. 1

 

Series 4. CFL records, part 2: William Lee office files (box 39-50):

This material is more recent, mostly during the presidency of William A. Lee, and has descriptive folder titles.

 

Series 5. Miscellaneous

This series includes unprocessed boxes of the collection.

 

Series 6. Sound recordings:

Includes audio tapes and audio cassettes of CFL programs and of activities sponsored by others.

 

List of contents of the collection:

Series 1. Meeting minutes in typescript, 1903 Aug. 2-1922 Sept. 3 (Microfilm):

Please request microfilm reels by date.

[accn.#: M1970.0024]

 

Series 2. Meeting minutes with broadsides of reports, 1911-1918 [accn.#: M1977.0043]:

Broadsides 1911 (incomplete):

June 18, July 2, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 17.

 

Broadsides 1912:

Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, Mar. 3, Mar. 17, Apr. 7, Apr. 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 15.

 

Broadsides 1913:

Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Mar. 2, Mar. 16, Apr. 6, Apr. 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, July 6, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Dec. 7, Dec. 21.

 

Broadsides 1914:

Jan. 4 (Sunday), Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, Mar. 1, Mar. 15, Apr. 5, Apr. 19, May 3, May 17, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Sept 6, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Dec. 6, Dec. 20.

 

Broadsides 1915:

Jan. 3, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Mar. 7, Mar. 21, Apr. 4, Apr. 18, May 2, May 16, June 6, June 20, July 11, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 15, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19.

 

Broadsides 1916:

Jan. 2, Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, Mar. 5, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, Apr. 16, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 17.

 

Broadsides 1917:

Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, Mar. 4, Mar. 18, Apr. 1, Apr. 15, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, Aug. 5, Aug. 19, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 16.

 

Broadsides 1918:

Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, Mar. 3, Mar. 17, Apr. 7, Apr. 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 15.

 

Note: Also present as broadsides are reports for Dec. 7, 1913, Oct. 7, 1917, and Oct. 6, 1918.

 

CFL records part 1: John Fitzpatrick office files, etc. 1890-1947 (box 1-38 & 3 scrapbooks):

Subseries 1. Fitzpatrick chronological file, etc. (box 1-25):

box 1 Correspondence, mostly incoming letters; notes; reports; etc., 1890-1913

 

box 2 Correspondence, etc., 1917 [1914?]

 

box 3 Correspondence, etc., Jan.-Sept. 1915

 

box 4 Correspondence, etc., Oct. 1915-Apr. 1916

 

box 5 Correspondence, etc., May 1916-Aug. 1917

 

box 6 Correspondence, etc., Sept. 1917-May 1918

 

box 7 Correspondence, etc., June 1918-Jan. 1919

 

box 8 Correspondence, etc., Feb-Dec. 1919

 

box 9 Correspondence, etc., Jan. 1920-Feb. 1921

 

box 10 Correspondence, etc., Mar--Oct. 1921

 

box 11 Correspondence, etc., Nov. 1921-June 1922

 

box 12 Correspondence, etc., July 1922-Feb. 1924

 

box 13 Correspondence, etc., Mar. 1924-Mar. 1925

 

box 14 Correspondence, etc., Apr. 1925-May 1926

 

box 15 Correspondence, etc., June 1926-Aug. 1927

 

box 16 Correspondence, etc., Sept. 1927-Apr. 1928

 

box 17 Correspondence, etc., May 1928-Apr. 1930

 

box 18 Correspondence, etc., May 1930-Mar 1935 [accn.#: M1970.0024]

CHS staff notes on contents of boxes 18-25

 

box 19 Correspondence, etc., Apr. 1935-Feb. 25, 1936 [accn.#: M1970.0024]

Union membership cards of Fitzpatrick (in an envelope)

 

box 20 Correspondence, etc., Feb. 26, 1936-Sept. 1936 [accn.#: M1970.0024]

 

box 21 Correspondence, etc., Oct. 1936-Apr. 1937 [accn.#: M1970.0024]

 

box 22 Correspondence, etc., May- Sept. 1937 [accn.#: M1970.0024]

 

box 23 Correspondence, etc., Oct. 1937-Feb. 1938 [accn.#: M1970.0024]

 

box 24 Correspondence, etc., Mar. 1938-Dec. 1939 [accn.#: M1970.0024]

 

box 25 Correspondence, etc., 1940-1946; undated items [accn.#: M1970.0024]

John H. Keiser's article: "The Horseshoers' Dilemma"

Photocopies of selected items by or about African Americans:

 

CFL records part 1: John Fitzpatrick office files, etc. 1890-1947 (box 1-38 & 3 scrapbooks):

Subseries 2. Fitzpatrick topical files, etc. (box 26-38 & 3 scrapbooks)

box 26

folders:

1 AFL agreements, July 1940-July 1941

2 AFL Chicago office, Nov. 1937-Oct. 1939

3 AFL convention material, 1937-1942

4 AFL correspondence with CFL, Apr. 1938-Sept. 1943

5 AFL departments, Oct. 1940-Feb. 1944

6 AFL: federal unions, July 1940-Jan. 1944

7 AFL: Frank Fenton, June 1939-Feb. 1940

8 AFL: William Green, president, Mar. 1940-Mar. 1942

9 AFL: William Green, president, Mar. 1942-Feb. 1944

 

box 27

folders:

1 AFL: George Meany, secretary-treasurer, Dec. 1939-Jan. 1940

2 AFL: Frank Morrison, secretary-treasurer, July 1938-Dec. 1939

3 AFL receipts and expenses, 1941

4 AFSCME affiliated locals, Mar. 1937-Mar. 1942

5 AFSCME correspondence, May 1938-Feb. 1944

6 Agreements, forms of, miscellaneous, Aug.-Oct. 1938

7 Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen of North America, May 1938-Jan. 1940

8 American Federation of Musicians, May 1940-Oct. 1942

9 American Federation of Office Employees, 1937-1941

10 American Federation of Teachers, Local #1 correspondence, May 1937-Dec. 1943

11 American Federation of Teachers, all locals except #1, Oct. 1938-Feb. 1944

 

box 28

folders:

1 American Legion, Union Labor Post #745, July 1938-July 1939

2 American Vigilant Intelligence Federation, 1931-1939

3 Associated Actors and Artistes of America, Aug. 1938-Sept. 1939

4 Bakery & Confectionery Workers Int'l Union of Americas, July 1938-Sept. 1939

5 Bills: federal legislative measures, 1935-1936

6 Board of Education; Special Committee on Vocational Education, May 1938-Apr. 1939

7 Boycott Committee, American Jewish Congress & Jewish Labor Committee, Apr.-Dec. 1939

8 Chicago Federation of Labor, John Fitzpatrick biography, 1944-1946

9 Chicago Federation of Labor, Hospitalization Insurance, 1940-1941

10 Chicago Federation of Labor, Maurice Lynch, 1951

11 Chicago Federation of Labor, National Defense Committee, July 1941-Dec. 1943

 

box 29

folders:

1 Chicago Federation of Labor, Edward N. Nockels, "In Memoriam," 1937

2 Chicago Federation of Labor, Resolutions, 1940-1943

3 Chicago Teachers' Federation, Sept. 1938

4 Constitutional Amendment Committee, May-Nov. 1938

5 Education and Public Institutions, Committee On, May 1938-Feb. 1940

6 Federation News, undated

7 Meyer Fink, 1936

 

box 30

folders:

1 Hotel and Restaurant Employees' International Alliance, May 1938-Feb. 1944

2 Housing, 1938-39

3 Insurance Agents (American Fed. of Industrial and Ordinary), 1938-1940

4 International Fur Workers Union, 1935-1936

5 International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, Mar. 1938-Nov. 1943

6 International Ladies Handbag, Pocketbook & Novelty Workers' Union, Feb. 1939-June 1943

7 International Metal Engravers Union, Mar. 1940-Nov. 1943

8 International Molders Union of North America, May 1938-Oct. 1939

9 International Typographical Union, June 1938-Jan. 1940

10 Anton Johannsen, 1946

11 Joseph D. Keenan, 11 Dec. 1939, "Annual Wage for Labor"

12 Labor Day Parade Committee, Chicago, 1942

13 Labor League for Human Rights, May 1942-June 1943

 

box 31

folders:

1 Labor League for Human Rights, June 1943-Feb. 1944

2 Labor Unions, Federal, Apr. 1938-Feb. 1940

3 "Landis Award", Feb. 1922-Jan. 1929

4 Legislative, state and local, 1935-1937

5 Samuel Levin, May-Aug. 1939

6 Jake Lingle, court case, 1931

7 Locals (out of town), Aug. 1938-Sept. 1944

8 Earl McMahon, Dec. 1949-Apr. 1950

9 Miners' groups, Apr. 1938-Oct. 1943

 

box 32

folders:

1 Tom Mooney, June 1938-July 1942

2 National Federation of Post Office Clerks, Apr. 1938-Apr. 1943

3 Office Employees' Association, #12755, Oct. 1939-Jan. 1941

4 Office Employees' Union #20732, Agreement forms, 1942

5 Office Employees' Union #20732, Agreements, 1937-1943

6 Office Employees' Union #20732, Agreements of other office workers' unions, 1939-1940

7 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Agreements signed, 1937-1945

8 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Annual Dinner Dance, 1939-1942

9 Office Employees' Union, #20732, assessments (Special), Dec. 1941-Oct. 1942

10 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Auditing Committee Reports, 1940-1943

11 Office Employees' Union, #20732, constitution, Aug. 1938-June 1940

12 Office Employees' Union, #20732, conventions, 1940-1941

13 Office Employees' Union, #20732, correspondence with the AFL, Oct. `1937-July 1942

14 Office employees' Union, #20732, correspondence, "C", June 1937-Oct. 1942

15 Office Employees' Union, #20732, certificate of affiliation, 1937

16 Office Employees' Union, #20732, O.E.U.-C.F.L. correspondence, 1944

17 Office Employees' Union, #20732, correspondence, "D", July 1937-July 1944

 

box 33

folders:

1 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Correspondence, "F", May 1939-Nov. 1944

2 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Correspondence, "P", Apr. 1938-Oct. 1944

3 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Correspondence, "S", June 1937-Sept. 1944

4 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Correspondence, "W", June 1937-Apr. 1944

5 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Cuneo strike, Apr. 1941-Aug. 1942

6 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Election of Officers, Sept. 1940-Sept. 1944

7 Office Employees' Union, International Council of, 1942-1944

8 Office Employees' Union, International Council of, Legislative, Apr-May 1944

9 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Lease, 1941

10 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Molly Levitas, V.P., 1936-1944

11 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Minutes, Executive Board, June 1937-July 1944

 

box 34

folders:

1 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Minutes, Membership meetings, June 1937-Apr. 1941

2 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Minutes, Regular meetings, Jan. 1941-Dec. 1943

3 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Organization matters, 1921-1938

4 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Per capita tax, 1943

5 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Polish National Alliance strike, Oct. 1941-Dec. 1944

6 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Publication, "Pen and Desk," Apr. 1942-Feb. 1943

7 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Publicity, May 1938-Apr. 1941

8 Office Employees' Union, #20732, Withdrawal and transfer cards, Apr. 1938-Mar. 1943

9 Office Workers, Midwest Conference, Dec. 1940-Jan. 1941, Letter re Council

10 Painters, Decorators and Paper Hangers of America, Brotherhood of, May 1938-Jan. 1940

11 Political endorsements, Jan-Feb. 1951

12 Printed matter without union label, July-Aug. 1938

13 Printing Pressmen's and Assistants' Union of North America, June 1938-Feb. 1940

14 Printing Trades' Unions, Organizing Committee of Chicago, 1943

15 Radio stations, undated

16 Railroad Brotherhoods, Feb-Apr. 1939

17 Railroad Employees of America, Amalgamated Assn. of Street and Electric, June 1938-June 1939

 

box 35

folders:

1 Rehabilitation, 1949

2 Resolutions, June 1938-July 1939

3 Retail Clerks International Protective Association, Apr. 1938-Feb. 1940

4 School, Federation Labor, Sept. 1939-Mar. 1940

5 Social Security commissions, 1938-1943

6 Technical and Research Employees Union, May 1936-June 1937

7 Thirty Hour Week, 1940

8 U.A.W., July 1939-Jan. 1943

9 Unfair organizations, Mar. 1940-Sept. 1942

 

box 36

folders:

1 U.S. Government legislative matters, Mar. 1935-June 1937

2 Wages and Hours Law Committee, Nov.-Dec. 1938

3 Wage stabilization orders, 1942

4 Wall Paper Craftsmen and Workers of N. America, United, May 1938-Apr. 1939

5 War Labor Board, 1944

6 Women's Trade Union League, conference reports, etc., 1938

7 Women's Trade Union League, Aug. 1938-Sept. 1943

8 Miscellaneous, 1940-1944

 

box 37

Six (6) unidentified Dictaphone cylinder recording with attached note: "WCFL -- Court notes including report of absolution of judge of Oscar Nelson in connection with "Racket Trial," 1934

 

box 38

Five (5) unidentified Dictaphone cylinder recordings (same topic as above)

 

unboxed: CFL scrapbook, 1912-1925

 

unboxed: CFL scrapbook, Feb. 1943-Sept. 1947

 

unboxed: CFL scrapbook, WCFL radio station-related articles, 1926-1930 RESTRICTION: Closed until microfilmed. Items are extremely fragile.

 

Series 4. CFL records, part 2: William Lee office files, etc. (box 39-50):

box 39

folders:

1 Actors Equity, Aug. 1960-Oct. 1981

2 AFL-CIO minimum wage arbitration/collective bargaining boycott, Apr. 1967-May 1976

3 AFL-CIO pamphlets, 1952-1973

4 AFL-CIO newsclippings, 1961

5 AFL-CIO press releases, and Community Services Guide, 1971, 1974

6 AFSCME, Apr. 1981-Mar. 1982

7 Allied Novelty Products Workers, Aug. 1960-Apr. 1983

8 Allied Printing Trades, Feb. 1975-Aug. 1982

9 Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Nov. 1976-Sept. 1983

10 Amalgamated Industrial, Production, Sales & Jewelry Workers Union, July 1966-June 1982

11 Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workers of N. America, July 1976-Oct. 1981

12 American Federation of Government Employees, Sept. 1975-June 1981

13 American Federation of Musicians, Feb. 1963-Oct. 1969

14 American Guild of Variety Artists, Feb. 1965-July1983

15 Asbestos Workers, Aug. 1979

16 Barbers and Cosmetologists, July 1965-July 1967

17 Bill Posters and Billers, Apr. 1965-Feb. 1974

18 Bookbinders, Aug. 1966-Aug. 1978

 

box 40

folders:

1 Boot and shoemakers, Aug-Sept. 1965

2 Bricklayers and Stonemasons, Feb. 1976

3 Brotherhood of Railroad and Steamship Clerks, Nov. 1962-Jan. 1982

4 Building and Construction Trades Council, May 1977-July 1983

5 Building code, 1949-1950

6 Building Service Employees, Sept. 1965-Jan. 1968

7 Chicago city: pay, Nov. 1949-Dec. 1950

8 Chicago Federation of Labor, 1956-1983

9 Chicago Federation of Labor: election, June 1960

 

box 41

folders:

1 Chicago Federation of Labor, 1956-1965

2 Chicago Federation of Labor: I.U.C. election (1974), May 1974

3 Chicago Newspaper Guild, Jan. 1967-July 1980

4 Chicago Post Office Clerks Union, Mar. 1961-Feb. 1968

5 Chicago Principals Assn., Mar. 1976-Apr. 1980

6 Chicago Tribune clippings: Illinois state and local unions and labor, June 1974

7 Chicago Today clippings: Illinois state and local unions and labor, June 1974

8 Communications Workers of America, Aug. 1976-July 1981

9 Cook County College Teachers, Dec. 1970-Aug. 1982

10 Cook County Industrial Union Council: delegate meeting minutes, Jan. 18 1951-Apr. 20, 1955 [accn.#: M1981.0004]

 

box 42

folders:

1 Cook County Industrial Union Council: delegate meeting minutes, May 18 1955-Jan. 8 1962

2 Cook County Industrial Union Council: executive board minutes, Apr. 23 1951-Feb. 22 1954 [accn.#: M1981.0004]

3 Cook County Industrial Union Council: executive board minutes, Mar. 19 1954-Apr. 16 1956 [accn.#: M1981.0004]

4 Cook County Industrial union Council: executive board minutes, May 14 1956-Jan. 8 1962

5 Credential sheets, 1965-1982

6 Credential sheets, 1965-1982

 

box 43

folders:

1 CTA (July 1968 strike), July 1968-Dec. 1969, including statements, press releases and newsletters

2 CTA 1968 strike, clippings, July-Aug. 1968

3 CTA 1968 strike, newsclippings, Aug. 1968-June 1969

4 CTA union newsclippings, Mar. 1973 Gibson firing and wage demands

5 CTA press clippings and news releases, June-July 1973

6 Daily News clippings, Illinois state and local unions and labor, June 1974

7 Distillery workers, June-Aug. 1980

8 Draft, military, Apr. 1951

9 Firefighters, Feb. 1977-Oct. 1982

 

box 44

folders:

1 Hispanic Labor Council, May 1973-May 1979

2 Hospital Employees Labor Program (Chicago), arbitration agreements, 1969-1970

3 Hotel and restaurant employees, 1966-1982

4 Human Relations, Illinois Committee On, Apr. 26 1952: panels A&B: Progress in Human Relations at Home and in Unions

5 Human Relations, Illinois Committee On, Apr. 26 1952: panels C&D: Civil Liberties and Aid for Foreign Nations

6 Human Relations, Illinois committee On, Apr. 26 1952: panels E&F: Trade Unions in Foreign Policy and Racial Equality in Foreign Affairs

7 Illinois State Federation of Labor, June 1955-Feb. 1984

 

box 45

folders:

1 Industrial Safety, Governor's Conference On, May 1-2 1950

2 Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, educational materials and papers, 1954

3 Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, educational materials and papers, 1956-1965

4 Insurance Workers International Union, June 1968-Sept. 1973

5 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Mar. 1968-Feb. 1969

6 International Association of Marble, Slate and Stone Polishers, Sept.-Dec. 1976

7 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, May-July 1968

8 International Brotherhood of Electrical workers, Dec. 1974-Mar. 1983

9 International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Nov. 1965-Nov. 1981

10 Irwin Klass, Correspondence, Sept. 1950-Mar. 1951

11 Labor conference materials, 1962-1976

 

box 46

folders:

1 Labor, miscellaneous, 1924-1978

2 Labor press, Aug.-Dec. 1951

3 Labor Press club, May 1951-Feb. 1952

4 Laborers, May 1971-July 1980

5 Labor-related papers, 1963-1976

6 Labor training materials, 1961, 1968

 

box 47

folders:

1 Lathers International Union, July 1975

2 William Lee, testimonial dinner, Apr. 16 1955

3 William Lee, May 1961-Sept. 1976

4 William Lee, "1981 United Community Action Man of the Year!"

5 Local Union Political Education Guide, undated

6 W. McFetridge, Feb.-Mar. 1950

7 Marshal Field, 1950-1952

8 Minimum wage, 1950

9 National Association of Broadcast Employees, Mar. 1975-Feb. 1979

10 National Football League Players' Assn., Apr. 1982-June 1983

11 National Maritime Union of America, Nov. 1964-July 1982

12 N.L.R.B. Policy Changes Papers, (Midwest Conference On), Feb. 2 1963

 

box 48

folders:

1 Office and Professional Employees, Jul 1965-Aug. 1979

2 Oil and Chemical Workers, Aug. 1966-Mar. 1976

3 PATCO, Oct. 1980-Dec. 1982

4 Painters District Council, Aug. 1965-May 1981

5 Paraplegic workers, Mar-Aug. 1951

6 Patriotic organizations, Apr-Dec. 1951

7 Plumbers and pipefitters, Sept. 1960-Nov. 1982

8 Political group/party bulletins/handbills, 1932-1975

9 Political miscellaneous, 1961-1972

10 Printing and Graphic Arts, Dec. 1964-July 1976

11 Retail clerks, Sept. 1960-Oct. 1979

12 Right to Work, Illinois, 1967-1969

13 Roofers, Jan. 1972-July 1982

14 Seafarers International Union, Apr. 1965-Apr. 1977

15 Service employees, Oct. 1968-Sept. 1983

 

box 49

folders:

1 Sheet Metal Workers, Nov. 1958-Mar. 1980

2 Stage employees, Nov. 1961-Oct. 1980

3 Strikes, 1950-1951

4 Sun-Times clippings: Illinois local and state unions and labor, June 1974

5 Taft-Hartley, Dec. 1965-Mar. 1966

6 Taft-Hartley, newsclippings, 1965-1966

7 Taft-Hartley, undated

8 Teachers unions, Jan. 1971-Nov. 1983

 

box 50

folders:

1 Union publications (national), 1926-1933

2 United Association: "Excerpts from the Archives of U.A.," May 1962-Feb. 1967

3 United Auto Workers (UAW)-AFL-CIO, Feb.-May 1968

4 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Aug. 1971-Aug. 1984

5 United Farm Workers, Sept. 1969-Apr. 1982

6 United Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers, Mar. 1961-Nov. 1977

7 United Packinghouse Food and Allied Workers Union, June 1963-Oct. 1967

8 United Shoe Workers of America, May 1972-Jan. 1982

9 United Steel Workers of America, Feb. 1961-Feb. 1982

10 Warehouse and Mail Order Employees Local #743, press releases & commercials, 1965-1970

11 Lee collection, miscellaneous, 1949-1975

 

Series 5. Miscellaneous:

 

1 box: Photocopies of A.J. Muste originals, 1921-1967, in the CFL records (up to 1928) and in the Sidney Lens papers. [Please note: Staff cannot guarantee that all Muste items in the CFL records and in the Sidney Lens papers were photocopied for this compilation.]

 

1 oversize folder: CFL-William Lee [call#: MSS Oversize C]

 

Additional unprocessed boxes.

 

Series 6. Sound recordings:

[Some stored in box 51 with office files; some stored in Y Room area]

Quantity / Description:

(1) with HW notation: "Sec. Of Labor, Peter Buchanan"

(1) labeled: "Sensing the News: Southern States Industrial Council, 163. Turning to the Teamsters 164. Legal Harassment 165. Minimum wage or maximum nonsense 3 weekly programs in order."

(3) unlabeled

(1) labeled: CFL meeting #1, 6-4-68

(1) labeled: CFL meeting #2, 6-4-68

(1) labeled: Trade/Coalition News Conferences for Mr. Lee 9-4-69, 3 News conferences; #1. Trade Council #2. Black Coalition #3. Trade Council

(1) HW notation: "12/19/74 The Dick Cavett Show (Recorded off TV-ABC Network WMAL -- TV -- Ch. 7; Dick Cavett interviews economists John Kenneth Galbraith and Pierre Rinfret

(1) labeled: "Statement of George Meany, Pres., AFL-CIO on Repeal of 14(b), spot #1 -- 1:07; spot #2 -- 2:43

(1) HW notation: CTA hearings, 3/25/70

(1) labeled: Amalgamated Workers of America, 3/19/70

(1) Haymarket Riot contemporary news, 5/21/69

(1) HW notation; #2 Nader

 

(1) Mayor's employment conference, 2 Nov. 1958, interviews with Mayor Daley; Block, board chairman of Inland Steel; Coulter , Chicago Assn. of Business and Industry; Frank Winston, school board chairman

(3) William A. Lee Testimonial Dinner

(1) HW notation: "Duffy"

(2) 7/6/71; extension 720, reels #1 and #2

(1) W. A. Lee, full text of 6/18/67 rally at Grant Park vis Middle East crisis

(1) Labor News Conference interview with T.R. Donahue, AFL-CIO Sec-Treas.

(1) James Hoffa press conference, 6/15/66

(1) Dan Shannon farewell, 2/27/73

(1) Mayor Daley before City Council, 7/2/71

(1) BBC broadcast, "Report on Mayor Daley," 9/13/71, London

(1) Nomination and election of officers, CFL and Industrial Council, 5/5/70

(1) Special Conference call, MBS for Mr. W. A. Lee, 6/26/68

(1) "Kelly Can Do"

(1) Wally Phillips of WGN talking to WCFL disc jockeys who were fired

(1) "Hanrahan Hits Lee Endorsement of Mayor Daley," 2/3/73

(1) May 1974 CFL-IUC meeting: nomination & acceptance of W.A. Lee for re-election as CFL president

(1) W. A. Lee speaking in support of re-election of Mayor Daley (luncheon) (sounds like practice for speech to be made)

(2) W. A. Lee remarks to retired CTA employees on 1/1/76

(1) Jane Byrne, labor luncheon, 3/5/79, Lee introduction

(1) AFL-CIO -- "Save Social Security," 30 second spots

(1) The Advocates #506 Labor Reform

(3) Chicago Federation of Labor, Produced by Frank Sullivan and Associates

(1) Jane Byrne--W. A. Lee Labor committee check 3/16

(1) Chicago Federation meeting, Jane Byrne, 3/6/79

(1) Special meeting, CFL-IUC, Friday, Apr. 7, 1978

 

Details about accessions:

1997.0046: from Keiser, John H.: John Fitzpatrick correspondence with local political leaders and national labor leaders; newsclippings on labor issues, 1917-1937; copies of speeches and statements made by Fitzpatrick, 1919-1945; and American Federation of Labor voting lists (Chicago area), 1937-1938; and a copy of Keiser's article on the horseshoers' union. 1 box (0.5 linear ft.), 1917-1945.

 

M1985.0019: from CFL: Records of the CFL, including papers of William A. Lee, and of the Federation News.

 

M1985.0011: from CFL: Bob Kite, Federation News

 

M1981.0028: from Irwin Klass: Misc. union items and E.L. Masters letter of 1915 (3 folders)

 

M1981.0004: from CFL: Minutes of Council and executive board of the Cook County Industrial Union Council, 1951-Jan. 1962, 2 v.

 

M1977.0043: from CFL: Broadsides--oversize originals, 1911-1918

 

M1970.0024: from CFL: boxes 18-26 of collection and microfilm made by CHS of CFL minutes 1903-1922 (originals in possession of CFL)

 

M1966.0571: from CFL, William Lee, president: Fitzpatrick & CFL files

 

M1964.0471: from John Patrick Fitzpatrick: Fitzpatrick & CFL files

 

M1963.0419: from John Patrick Fitzpatrick: Fitzpatrick & CFL files