Guide to the Val Lorwin Collection of International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Documents

Collection Number: 5028

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

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Compiled by:
Kheel Staff, November 01, 2007
EAD encoding:
Randall Miles, April 22, 2016

© 2016 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Val Lorwin Collection of International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Documents, 1952-1953
Collection Number:
5028
Creator:
Lorwin, Val;
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
minutes (administrative records), administrative reports.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Include reports and organizational minutes of the 2nd and 3rd meetings of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Council for Organising Campaign in France, held in Paris amd Brussels, 1952-1953.
Language:
Collection material in English, French


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The largest international organization of free trade-unions the International Confederation of Free Trade-Unions, (ICFTU) includes affiliated unions in 94 countries. The ICFTU was formed in 1949, when it seceded from the World Federation of Trade Unions in protest of the alleged communist orientation of that body. ICFTU headquarters are in Brussels.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes reports of organizational minutes of the 2nd and 3rd meetings of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Council for Organising Campaign in France, held in Paris and Brussels, 1952-1953.
The reports deal with the following: union courses for miners, transport workers, and metal workers; special trade-union courses for Polish miners; and future education programs in France. Also reports of the International Metalworkers Federation, Railwaymen's Federation, National Federation of Workers in the Electricity and Gas Industries, Federation of Building and Wood Workers, Federation of Textile Workers of France and France Overseas, National Federation of Workers in the Chemical and Glass Industries, National Federation of Port and Dock Workers and workers in allied trades.
Rapport sur la propagande en France et en Italie, in French.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Lorwin, Val R. (Val Rogin), 1907-
Federation of Building and Wood Workers. (France)
Federation of Textile Workers of France
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. Council for Organizing Campaign in France.
International Metalworkers Federation
National Federation of Port and Dock Workers (France)
National Federation of Workers in the Chemical and Glass Industries (France)
National Federation of Workers in the Electricity and Gas Industries (France)
Railwaymen's Federation (France)
Federation of Textile Workers of France and France Overseas.

Subjects:
International labor activities.
Trade-unions. Building trades.
Trade-unions. Chemical workers. France.
Trade-unions. France. Organizing.
Trade-unions. Glass-workers. France.
Trade-unions. Metal-workers.
Trade-unions. Railroads.
Trade-unions. Stevedores. France.
Trade-unions. Textile workers. France.
Trade-unions. Utilities.
Workers' education. France.
Workers' education. Metal-workers.
Workers' education. Miners.
Workers' education. Miners. Poland.
Workers' education. Transport workers.

Form and Genre Terms:
minutes (administrative records)
Administrative reports.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Val Lorwin Collection of International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Documents #5028. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5010: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Records
5272: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Asian Regional Organization Records
5716: Val Lorwin Additional Papers

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1952
Council for Organising Campaign in France Meeting Materials
Box 1 Folder 1
1953
Council for Organising Campaign in France Meeting Materials
Box 1 Folder 2