Scope and Contents
The Oregon AFL-CIO records collection is comprised of records and correspondence of the Committee on Political Education and its predecessor, Labor's League for Political Education; Federal Advisory Council records and minutes; National Hells Canyon Association records; labor laws and right-to-work files; files on the Taft-Hartley law and state anti-picketing bills; State Department of Planning and Development papers; Oregon Physician's service records; U.S. Forest Service files; and records of the Pacific Regional Advisory Council.
Most of the files were generated by or in the offices of James T. Marr, Executive Secretary, and George Brown, Executive Director of the Political Education Department.
- Creation: 1932-1965
- Oregon AFL-CIO (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Oregon AFL-CIO is a federation of labor unions in the state of Oregon. It is a state-level federation which coordinates work among affiliated unions.
The Oregon AFL-CIO engages in assisting unions in organizing, political education campaigns, legislative advocacy, building labor-community partnerships, education and training. Among the Oregon AFL-CIO’s areas of interest are: creating family-wage jobs, workers’ rights, economic development, community engagement, activist training and labor education.
9.5 linear feet (7 containers) : 6 record storage boxes, 1 manuscript box
Language of Materials
The Oregon AFL-CIO is a federation of labor unions in the state of Oregon. It is a state-level federation which coordinates work among affiliated unions. The collection contains correspondence, council minutes, and labor law and right-to-work files, and records and correspondence of other related groups and agencies.
This collection has been arranged in five series:
1. Correspondence, 1949-1964 2. Administrative records,1947-1963 3 Committee and organization files,1947-1963 4. Election and legislation files,circa 1950-1960 5. Subject files, 1932-1965
The original order of this collection was detroyed in tranfer to Special Collections and University Archives.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The immedate source of these materials is unknown. Most of the material that constitutes the Oregon AFL-CIO records was generated by or in the offices of James T. Marr, Executive Secretary, and George Brown, Executive Director of the Political Education Department.
Collection processed by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Oregon AFL-CIO Records
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).