Serafino Romualdi Papers

Collection Number: 5459

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


Serafino Romualdi Papers, 1936-1968
Collection Number:
Romualdi, Serafino
10.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Papers (documents) .
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Consists of Romualdi's correspondence with organizations and individuals in Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as clippings, reports, etc. concerning these countries; correspondence concerning Italian labor and politics and Italian emigration to Latin America; correspondence of Jay Lovestone, George Meany, Robert Alexander, Matthew Woll, Benjamin Stephansky, Arturo Jauregui, and Nelson A. Rockefeller regarding U.S. involvement in Latin America's politics and labor movement; correspondence relating to the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD), Vice-President Richard M. Nixon's Latin American trip (1958), and a speech by Meany entitled "Inter-American Trade Unionism"; correspondence with officers of international labor organizations; clippings and manuscripts, newspaper and trade-union articles written by and about Romualdi; correspondence regarding Romualdi's post-retirement activities as a labor consultant for U.S. enterprises, the publication of his memoirs, Presidents and Peons, and lecture work; manuscripts of Romualdi's lectures (published and unpublished) on inter-American labor-management relations and politics, AFL-CIO activities, and trade-union history; manuscript copies and drafts of Romualdi's memoirs, published as Presidents and Peons by Funk and Wagnalls, 1967; correspondence of Richard M. Nixon on Latin American labor relations; itineraries and clippings concerning Nixon's Latin American tours; correspondence of Jay Lovestone, Richard J. Alexander and Jauregui on Free Trade Union Committee (1951-1954); letters regarding AFL-CIO tours to Latin America (1950, 1956, and 1958); and condolence letters to Mimi Romualdi on Romualdi's death (1967) and several portraits and photographs of Romualdi.
Collection material in English, Italian.


In 1928, Romualdi was editorial writer for the Italian Language Daily trade union Newspaper "Il Mundo", jointly owned by the Italian locals of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. In 1933, be joined the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union as a member of the Editorial and Publicity Departments.
In July 1941, Romualdi went to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, where as a representative of the Free Italy Committee he directed a campaign to enlist the Italian population in those countries to the side of the Allies. After Pearl Harbor, he joined the staff of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Nelson Rockefeller. Romualdi founded the Italian-American Committee for Democratic Education with headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay. He also worked closely with the Committee for the Political Defense of the Continent, whose main objective was to counteract the activities of the Nazi and Fascist agents.
In 1943, Romualdi returned to Washington where where he worked in the labor division of the Coordinator's office, then headed by John Herling. He joined the Office of Strategic Services in May 1944, where he remained until April 1945, when he was assigned to make a survey of the effects of United States policy in Europe on the large European population in South America.
Romualdi resumed his work with the ILGWU in the fall of 1945, and was assigned by the American Federation of Labor to establish contacts with Latin American Labor with the view of promoting closer cooperation between the democratic trade unions of the two continents. In this capacity, he toured Central and South America several times; was a member of the AFL labor delegation that visited Argentina in January 1947 and was one of the AFL delegates to the conference at Lima, Peru (in January 1948) at which the Inter-American Confederation of Workers was organized. Later, in 1951, he played a leading role in the organizing the Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers (ORIT), of which he became Assistant Secretary and editor of its Inter-American Labor Bulletin.
In March 1948, Romualdi was appointed full time Latin American representative of the AFL. He was a member of the Joint AFL-CIO Commission that investigated labor conditions in the Central Zone in January 1949, and was a member of the US delegation to the conventions of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) held in Milan, in 1951; Vienna in (1955) and Tunis in 1957.
Romualdi attended ILO conferences either as a US labor delegate or Labor advisor: in Mexico City and Montreal in 1946; San Francisco in 1948; Montevideo in 1960 and Buenos Aires in 1961. In August 1957 he attended the Inter-American Economic Conference held in Buenos Aires as a labor advisor to the US delegation. He attended, also as an advisor, the Punta del Este Conference in August 1961, at which the Alliance for Progress was launched. Romualdi also attended various presidential inaugurations of Latin American countries, either as a representative or a personal guest.
After the 1955 merger of the AFL and the CIO, Romualdi was named Inter-American Representative of the new organization and Executive Secretary of the AFL-CIO Inter- American Affairs Committee. Shortly after the establishment of the American Institute for Free Labor Development in 1961, in which he played a leading role, Romualdi became its Executive Director. The institute, a non-profit organization supported by labor, business and government, trained selected young leaders from Latin American and Caribbean nations in trade union fundamentals, the democratic process, defense tactics against infiltration by totalitarians or racketeers and the role of unions in the community.
In September 1965, be retired from his posts with the AFL-CIO and the AIFLD to undertake consulting work and to complete his memoirs, entitled Presidents and Peons, which were published in 1967 by Funk and Wagnalls. Mr. Romualdi was married to the former Miriam Blecher Friedman. Each had a son by a previous marriage. Serafino Romualdi died in November 1967.


This collection consists chiefly of Romualdi's correspondence with political and labor figures from Latin America, North America and Italy. Consists primarily of correspondence between Romualdi as Latin American representatitve of the AFL-CIO and various Latin American, Italian and America labor and political figure. Romualdi's international interests and activities focused on the labor movements in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Italy, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Includes correspondence with organizations and individuals in Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as clippings, reports, etc. concerning these countries; correspondence concerning Italian labor and politics and Italian emigration to Latin America; correspondence of Jay Lovestone, George Meany, Robert Alexander, Matthew Woll, Benjamin Stephansky, Arturo Jauregui, and Nelson A. Rockefeller regarding U.S. involvement in Latin America's politics and labor movement; correspondence relating to the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD), Vice-President Richard M. Nixon's Latin American trip (1958), and a speech by Meany entitled "Inter-American Trade Unionism"; correspondence with officers of international labor organizations; clippings and manuscripts, newspaper and trade-union articles written by and about Romualdi; correspondence regarding Romualdi's post-retirement activities as a labor consultant for U.S. enterprises, the publication of his memoirs, Presidents and Peons, and lecture work; manuscripts of Romualdi's lectures (published and unpublished) on inter-American labor-management relations and politics, AFL-CIO activities, and trade-union history; manuscript copies and drafts of Romualdi's memoirs, published as Presidents and Peons by Funk and Wagnalls, 1967; correspondence of Richard M. Nixon on Latin American labor relations; itineraries and clippings concerning Nixon's Latin American tours; correspondence of Jay Lovestone, Richard J. Alexander and Jauregui on Free Trade Union Committee (1951-1954); letters regarding AFL-CIO tours to Latin America (1950, 1956, and 1958); and condolence letters to Mimi Romualdi on Romualdi's death (1967) and several portraits and photographs of Romualdi.
Latin American correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of country.
Correspondence in Italian, general correspondence, manuscripts and clippings arranged in chronological order.
Documents of international associations arranged alphabetically by association name.
Post-retirement correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Lectures arranged alphabetically by subject.
Typescript drafts unarranged.
Miscellaneous correspondence, files, and clippings arranged by form of document.

Acuna, Juan Antonio
Alexander, Robert J. (Robert Jackson), 1918-2010
Antonini, Luigi, 1888-1963
Ascoli, Max, 1898-1973
Batista y Zaldivar, Fulgencio, 1901-1973.
Betancourt, Romulo, 1908-1981
Borlaff, Otero
Brinkerhoff, Charles
Capello, Giovanni Battista
Ciccotti, Sigfrido
Colotuzzo, Alberto.
Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982
Figueres Ferrer, Jose, 1906-1990
Frondizi, Arturo, 1908-1995
Genit, Jose
Gentilli, Vittorio
Goulart, Joa~o, 1918-1976
Green, William, 1870-1952
Haya de la Torre, Victor Raul, 1895-1979
Horne, Hermes
Ibanez, Bernardo
Jauregui, Arturo
Levitas, Sol M.
Lipsett, Alexander S.
Lovestone, Jay
Lupis, Giuseppe
Malve, Augusto
McLellan, A.C.
Meany, George, 1894-1980
Migone, Raul
Monge, Luis
Mujal, Eusebio
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Nunez, Benjamin, 1912-
Oldenbroek, Jacobus H. (Jacobus Hendrik), 1897-
Pastore, Giulio, 1902-1969
Perez Salinas
Pern, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970
Rimini, Riccardo
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967
Sforza, Carlo, conte, 1872-1952
Stephansky, Benjamin
Sternback, David
Tarchiani, Alberto, 1885-1964
Villatoro, Ruben
Woll, Matthew, 1880-1956
American Federation of Labor
American Federation of Labor. International Labor Relations Committee.
American Institute for Free Labor Development
Anaconda Copper Co.
Confederacion General del Trabajo de la Republica Argentina
Confederacion Interamericana de Trabajadores
Confederacion Latinoamericana de Sindicalistas Cristianos
Confederation of Rerum Novarum
Confederazione Italiana Sindicati Lavoratori
Cuban Confederation of Labor
Inter-American Association for Democracy and Freedom
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
International Labour Office
International Labour Organisation
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Italia Libre (Buenos Aires)
Italian American Labor Council of New York City
ORIT (Organization)
True Temper Corporation
United Fruit Company

International labor activities.
Italians--Argentina--Political activity.
Italians--Cuba--Political activity.
Italians--Latin America--Political activity.
Italians--Uruguay--Political activity.
Labor unions and communism-- Italy.
Labor unions and communism--Latin America.
Labor unions--Latin America.
Land reform--Latin America.
Labor unions--Argentina.
Labor unions--Bolivia.
Labor unions--Brazil.
Labor unions-- Chile.
Labor unions--Cuba.
Labor unions--Guatemala.
Labor unions--Peru.
Labor unions--Uruguay.
Labor unions--Venezuela.
Working class--Bahamas.
Working class--Belize.
Working class--Colombia.
Working class--Dominican Republic.
Working class--Ecuador.
Working class--El Salvador.
Working class--Guyana.
Working class--Haiti.
Working class--Honduras.
Working class--Jamaica.
Working class--Latin America.
Working class--Mexico.
Working class--Nicaragua.
Working class--Peru.
Working class--Puerto Rico.
Working class--Trinidad and Tobago.
Working class--Uruguay

Geographic Subjects:
Argentina--Politics and government--1943-
Bolivia--Politics and government--1938-1952.
Bolivia--Politics and government--1952-
Brazil--Economic conditions--1945-
Chile--Economic conditions--1918-1970.
Chile--Politics and government--1920-1970.
Costa Rica--Politics and government--1948-
Cuba--Politics and government--1933-1959.
Cuba--Politics and government--Revolution, 1959.
Guatemala--Politics and government--1945-
Italy--History--Allied occupation, 1943-1947.
Italy--Politics and government--1945-1976.
Peru--Politics and government--1919-1968
United States. Foreign relations. Latin America.

Form and Genre Terms:
Papers (documents)


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Serafino Romualdi Papers #5459. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Box 1 Folder 1 1946-1951
Specific dates, languages other than English, copy number, any special formats, and any special notes.
Box 1 Folder 2 1954-1959
Correspondence includes letters about reorganizing Argentina's labor unions after fall of Peron; letters from Robert Alexander on situation there; letter expressing discontent of COASI with ORIT/ ICFTU; letter from David Sternback to Meany on the Internat
Box 1 Folder 3 1960-1966
Includes letters to Francisco Perez Leiros and Henry Hammond concerning his retirement from IADSC and correspondence with Joan Brunetti on the activities in Argentina, circa 1966.
Box 1 Folder 4 1943-1947
Includes history of Argentine Labor Movement; report on AFL trip (US Labor Delegation) to Argentina in 1947; various correspondence relating to that trip which was to investigate the extent of government (Peron) control over CGT.
Box 1 Folder 5 1951-1959
Includes Resolution on the closing of "La Prensa (newspaper); report of CGT re Latin American Workers Conference in Paraguay (1952); Romualdi's confidential report on that "Peronista" conference; notes for Jay Love-stone on the fall of Peron (Sept.'55); B
Box 1 Folder 6 1946-1958
Romualdi, "Argentine Labor and Peron" (circa 1946); Romualdi address at Rutger's Labor Institute (June 1947) on U.S. Labor Delegation trip; "The fake union strike against "La Prensa 1951; Robert Alexander article "Reconstructing the Argentine Labor Moveme
Box 1 Folder 7-21 1947
mostly January 1947; Arranged chronologically
Box 2 Folder 1 1951-1958
Included report on Administrative meeting of Caribbean Area Division of ORIT(CADORIT) as well as a report of CADORIT's Third Biennial Conference in 1958.
Box 2 Folder 2 1946-1964
Correspondence includes Romualdi's notes on Bolivian Trade Union situation especially PIR and AFL support; correspondence with Bolivian Ambassador Victor Andrade concerning ORIT relations w/Bolivia; other correspondence w/Jose Figueres, Luis Gostkowski an
Box 2 Folder 3 1944-1965
Includes report on labor and political situation in Bolivia and on the distribution of funds provided by the American labor organizations for the Victims of CATAVI by Bernardo Ibanez (1944); report on Bolivian labor and political situation by Victor Paz
Box 2 Folder 4
Box 2 Folder 5 1946-1964
Includes correspondence w/Deocleciano de Hollanda Caralcanti concerning the CIT meeting in San Francisco in 1948; Letter on Labor in Brazil after elections in 1955; Report of CIOSL/ORIT on political and labor situations in Brazil after Vargas suicide; Cor
Box 2 Folder 6 1945
Report by Romualdi on visit to Brazil in 1946; Report of Arturo Jauregui's trip to Brazil in 1955; "The Communist Idea-Weapons" by Carlos Lacerda 196l; George Meany's address in Rio de Janero 1956, San Paulo (1956); Report by Robert Alexander on Brazil's
Box 2 Folder 7 1951-1966
Box 2 Folder 8 1963
Correspondence w/Peter Grace re Pres. Jagan's anti-labor views
Box 2 Folder 9
Includes letter from Harry Pollack to George Frazer concerning Nicholas Pellard; Harry Pollack's report to trip to Honduras; Romualdi's report on trip to Honduras; Excerpt from Latin American Report Newsletter concerning allegations that President Price i
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence deal mainly with travel itineraries and contact between Romualdi and Ibanez, as well as denouncement of exiled Dominican Republicans against Trujillo. There are also letters concerning the situation in Chile; the inflation, 1952 elections,
Box 2 Folder 11 1946-1966
Romualdi memo concerning his meeting with Ibanez and other leaders of the Confederation of Labor concerning attempts to defeat the Communists; correspondence with Manuel Scone concerning U.S.'s apparent support of military junta (1949) and situation in Ch
Box 2 Folder 12 1946-1965
Includes report of the sentence against Ibanez (Secretary Gen. of CTCH) 1946; agreement on Trade Union Cooperative (ORIT - Chilean Con-federation of Copper Workers. 1951); report by Monge on situation in Chile between democratic trade union movement and c
Box 2 Folder 13 1953-1966
Box 2 Folder 14 1946-1959
Correspondence includes cable to Matthew Woll of AFL concerning non-communist delegates walking out at 8th convention of Columbian Confederation of Labor; letter concerning Juan C. Lang's (Columbian Labor Leader) visit to U.S. (1946); 1947 report by SB on
Box 3 Folder 1 1947-1948
Includes memo to M. Woll concerning Reverend Nunez subsidy of Confederation of "Rerum Novarum" of Costa Rica; Corres. with Luis Monge dealing with the Communist vs. Rerum Novarum labor movements; and State Department intervention in C.R.; correspondence.
Box 3 Folder 2 1949
Corres. w/Luis Monge re situation in Costa Rica and his running for V. P. of CIT
Box 3 Folder 3 1950-1951
Includes correspondence. w/Luis Monge; Victor Riesel concerning Communist influence in labor movements in LA; correspondence. with Alex Cohen (labor attach in CR) requesting confidential information; and routine correspondence
Box 3 Folder 4 1952-1959
Corres. w/Jose Figures and Karen Figures (Pres. of CR & wife); and Luis Monge re Romualdi's trip to Cuba in 1959; other correspondence includes correspondence. w/Leopoldo Pita (CCT) concerning the situation of Peruvian workers and politics centering arou
Box 3 Folder 5
Includes report on Costa Rica under the Figures Govt. (1954); News releases dealing with AFL's position on Costa Rica; letter from Figures to Robert Alexander concerning activities of the State Dept.; Figures letter to Senator Smathers concerning foreign
Box 3 Folder 6
[CUBA ~ SEE Box 4]
Box 3 Folder 7
Includes correspondence. between Julio Ballster and Francisco Aguirre concerning Dominican Republic labor freedom; letter to George Meany from Dominican Republic Labor Movement in Exile (CODDE) concerning AFL's support; letter to Meany from Barrister def
Box 3 Folder 8 1950-1958
Includes ICFTU's report on Trujillo's anti-labor regime; CTC's petition against Trujillo (1956); SR memo to Meany giving background information; Report on Trujillo and Monge(l957); SR notes on D.R.; report on ICFTU mission to D.R. (1957); other reports.
Box 3 Folder 9
Box 3 Folder 10 1947-1962
Romualdi memo to Woll (1947) concerning AFL aid to Confederation of Labor of Ecuador; Corres. w/Serge Barka Romero concerning Ecuadorian labor situation and communist influence (1950); Romero letter to AFL denying communist influence in Ecuador labor mov
Box 3 Folder 11 1950-1956
Includes correspondence with and concerning Ruben Villatoro and financial aid from AFL for the labor movement. (1954); Confidential memo concerning United Fruit Company and Labor in Guatemala (1955); Correspondence concerning and reporting the details of
Box 3 Folder 12 1957-1959
Several periodic reports to Romualdi from Andrew McLellan on the political situation in Guatemala and El Salvador (1957-58); Letters to Arturo Jauregui from McLellan concerning its delegation; Francisco Monzon (Secretary. of Consejo Judicial de Guatemala)
Box 3 Folder 13 1947-1955
Include "Labor in Guatemala" 1947; Interview with President Arevalo (1950) by Samuel Inman on Guatemala's position vis a vis the U.S.; Report and Recommendations on Guat. by SR(l954);Confidential report of Arturo Jaurequi on labor movement in Guat. (1953)
Box 3 Folder 14 1956
Romualdi report on Guatemala (1956); McLellan report (1956) on the Trade Union Mov't. in Guatemala as well as a series of reports on Trade Unions in Guatemala by McLelland; reprint from Palabra Radical concerning ORIT visit(1956
Box 3 Folder 15 1957-1958
Includes a series of reports 1957-58 by A. McLellan concerning Guat. Labor Situation; Notes on ORIT Secretariat Meeting (1957) concerning Guatemala - ORIT AND CSG; "Trade Union Situation in Guat." (1957);"Guatemala Rebuilds on Democratic Foundations" by S
Box 3 Folder 16 1953-1956
Box 4 Folder 1 1946-1948
Correspondence dealing mainly with the influence of the Communists in the CTC in Cuba, (affiliated with the CTAL) and also the relationship of the CTC in the Lima Conference where the Confederacion Interamericana de Trabajadores (CIT) was formed. Corres
Box 4 Folder 2 1950-1954
Correspondence concerned mainly with Cuban political situation (Batista Coup) and the effect on the CTC and its relationship to the free labor movement. Correspondents include: Julian Gorkin, Mario Hirigoyen, Angel Miolan, Jay Lovestone, George Meany.
Box 4 Folder 3 1957
Correspondence concerning the CTC under Batista's dictatorship. One letter, from CTC leaders in exile, outlines the history of the CTC and the effect of the Batista Coup, along with the mounting revolution tinder Castro. These leaders censure the CTC Pres
Box 4 Folder 4 1958-1959
Correspondence centers around the ORIT revolution re Cuban situation under Batista with Castro Revolution threatening, Mujal and CTC leadership vehemently protest the labeling of the CTC as a Communist and anti-democratic regime. Some correspondence deal
Box 4 Folder 5-6 1959
Contains personal correspondence as well as letters discussing the Cuban situation after Batista's fall. Reports from inside Cuba and letters of intent from the supporters of Castro's Revolution. Includes a declaration of the principles of the "Labor, Hum
Box 4 Folder 7 1960
Correspondence to Romualdi from Hernandez in Cuba describes the political and labor situation in Cuba. Includes requests for visas to US and problems of labor leaders being arrested, etc. Other correspondence deals with ORIT-ICFTU and AFL-CIO relations to
Box 4 Folder 8 1946-1953
Includes reports from within Cuba on movement for free labor and its relationship to CTAL; 1952 report of address by Francisco Aguirre (ORIT Gen. Sec.) after military coup; reports by Robert Alexander on effect of coup on Labor in Cuba; and CTC report "Fo
Box 4 Folder 9 1955-1958
Includes background information on history of Cuban labor mov't.; speech by Mariada Arensberg on her experiences in Cuba; Statement & proposals made by Fidel Castro, Raul Chibas and Felipe Pazos; ORIT visit to Cuba and its, report; reprints of articles r
Box 4 Folder 10 1959
Includes report from ILO Conference in Havana; report by Romualdi on the impact of Castro in Central America; CTC report about its activities; Research Institute report on Cuba (Aug. 1, 1959); notes on a meeting in 1959 between representatives of the AFL
Box 4 Folder 11 1959
Notes on Pellon, Knight, etc. on discussion during AFL-CIO-CTC meeting
Box 4 Folder 12
Box 5 Folder 1 1953-1964
Includes "The Facts about B.G." (1953) published by USA and deals with deterring Communist Coups and influence in gov't.; "The Communist Martyr Makers" Account of free trade unionism in B.G. in 1964; Excerpts from various publications concerning B.G.
Box 5 Folder 2 1952
Contains Romualdi's report on his trip to Dutch Guiana in (1952)
Box 5 Folder 3 1956-1959
Includes correspondence. w/Earl Brennan concerning the political situation in Haiti and support for Jumelle (1956-58); copy of letter from Jumelle to Brennan concerning rigging of 1957 elections and possible US support; letter to Brennan concerning Duvali
Box 5 Folder 4 1949-1963
Includes report on the organization of the committee of trade union coordination of Haiti (1951); newspaper report of attempted revolution; 1956 report on Trade Union Mov't.; report on Organisation of Committee for Trade Union Coordination (1951) ;(1949)
Box 5 Folder 5 1955-1966
Memo to Paul Reed concerning A. Jauregui's visit to Honduras (1955); Letter to Jauregui from Jose Cubas Gross concerning ORIT relation in Honduras and creditability of Alfredo Giardino (1955); correspondence. w/Ramon Villeda Moral. dealing with his being
Box 5 Folder 6 1954-1956
News release concerning settlement of United Fruit Co. Strike and the condition of union movement (1954); report from Honduras (1954) on strikes; confidential memorandum on Honduras concerning Communist labor movement activities (1956); other reports.
Box 5 Folder 7
Box 5 Folder 8 1955
Correspondence w/Florizel Glass pole (Jamaican Sec. Labor) dealing with the Jamaican Labor Recruiting program (Farm Work Program). (1955)
Box 5 Folder 9 1938-1953
Includes memo concerning history of labor movement in Jamaica since 1938; report by Robert Alexander on Organized Labor in Jamaica (1953); misc. reports
Box 5 Folder 10
Box 5 Folder 11 1946-1961
Correspondence w/Victor Serge concerning Mexican Labor Organization's, AFL & CIT Memo on Mexican Conference (1950); Corres. with Jose Antonio Genit concerning weakness of democratic forces in Mexico, communist control of press and murder of Negreiros (195
Box 5 Folder 12 1951-1955
Includes Declaration of Conferencia del Hemisferio Occidental meeting in Mexico(l95l) as well as minutes & reports of that meeting; memo concerning meeting with Fidel Velazquez, Secretary General CTM, Mitchell and Romualdi (1953); Romualdi travel notes to
Box 5 Folder 13 1951-1955
Box 5 Folder 14 1956
Corres. with Cesar Pazos Alvarez discussing Somoza's policies and plans (1956); Corres. w/Donald Easum (American Embassy) concerning Romualdi's trip to Nicaragua (1956); Corres. w/Tulio Garcia concerning labor situation in Nicaragua and Nicaragua-Honduras
Box 5 Folder 14a 1954-1959
Romualdi notes on Nicaraguan visit(l954); Romualdi report on Nicaragua (1956); Federation of United Transport Workers of Nicaragua statement espousing President Somoza's virtue(l954); Romualdi's accusations against President Armas, president of Guatemala
Box 5 Folder 15 1948-1955
Corres. with Luis Alejandro Cuellar (UNSO) concerning AFL trip to Panama (1948); correspondence. dealing with arrangements for Romualdi's trip to United Fruit Co. plantation in Panama(l955); Newspaper accounts of Romualdi's arrest(l955); memo to Meany re
Box 5 Folder 16 1949-1959
Report to AFL Executive Council for Committee to study labor conditions on Canal Zone(l949); unsigned report on Panama (1954) concerning trade union mov't. and reasons for its slow growth; Romualdi report on his visit to Panama (1956) including discussion
Box 5 Folder 17 1947-1958
Box 5 Folder 18 1950-1966
Includes letter to Meany from William Sanders of OAS concerning Meany's request re democratic free labor in Paraguay (1959); letter to Meany from CPT in exile re their fight against communism (1960); report to Jauregui concerning educational program (ORI
Box 5 Folder 19 1954-1966
Reports on Paraguay from Maradiaga (1954) and list of names of labor leaders and background on them (1966)
Box 5 Folder 20
Box 6 Folder 1 1946-1950
Includes correspondence. w/ George Meany concerning contacts and labor situation in Peru (1946); letter to Nelson Rockefeller concerning Haya de la Torre visit to U.S. (1946); Other correspondence. in relation to Haya de la Torre's visit; correspondence.
Box 6 Folder 2 1951-1960
Correspondence concerning Peru's union situation w/Leopoldo Pita, and various other correspondence. w/ Manual Seone (51), Victorio Casagrandi(51), Cesar A. Carrillo Salinas (5l0, Juan F. Moya (51)5 Luis Aliaga concerning his son's wish to be schooled in U
Box 6 Folder 3 1949-1957
Report by Manuel Seoane on La Junta Military del Peru and the adulteration of the truth (1949); Confidential report on present political situation in Latin America and in Peru in particular with reference to Communism and US Latin America Policy(l949); M
Box 6 Folder 3a 1950-1963
Box 6 Folder 4 1948-1960
Correspondence with Haya de la Torre over the period 1948-1960 concerning the Peruvian Labor situation, trend towards totalitarianism and the accusations against Haya de la Torre. Candid views of many of the leaders, press people and labor organizations.
Box 6 Folder 5 1946-1955
Memo on Victor Raul Haya de la Torre(circa 1950); Memo to Mathew Woll concerning contacts in Peru mainly Torre's control of Peruvian labor (1946); "The crises of Peronism and Militarism in Indo-American" by Haya de la Torre (1955); statement and resolutio
Box 6 Folder 6 1950-1951
Correspondence with Hipolito Marcano (1950) concerning Nationalist Party Rebellion and the impropriety of elections in which Marcano was "ousted" (1951). Also includes various publications and correspondence. including those w/ Luis Munoz Marin; Clarence
Box 6 Folder 7 1957-1961
Includes correspondence with A. McLellan concerning recovery of pro-democratic labor movement and description of junta (1957); Instability in Junta and possible pro-Castro forces gaining control (1960); correspondence. w/Rafael Saravia (1961)
Box 6 Folder 8 1955-1958
Includes a series of reports by A. McLellan on trade union activities in El Salvador (1957- ); Memo to Jose Lumus (candidate for president) from Partido Revolucionario de Unification concerning the labor sentiment (1955); article from La Prensa concerning
Box 6 Folder 9 1958-1966
Box 6 Folder 10 1943-1960
Includes correspondence. w/Hermes Home concerning strikes in Uruguay, Horres's position w/ICFTU (1950); correspondence. w/Jauregui concerning union situation in Uruguay (1951); Corres. w/Jesus Carbonell (CTC) to Juan Acuna concerning Acuna's labor positio
Box 6 Folder 10a 1950-1951
Includes various correspondence. dealing with Romualdi's brother as well as ORIT, ICFTU, CIOSL and other labor activities
Box 6 Folder 11 1946-1958
Includes Romualdi report to Meany concerning donating funds to labor movement and the weakness of communist forces (1946); memo to Woll (?) concerning contacts in labor movement in Uruguay and their activities (1946); suggestions for establishing an Inte
Box 6 Folder 12 1951-1966
Box 7 Folder 1 1951-1957
Includes ORIT position paper against political and trade union persecution (1952); Facts about the Venezuelan Dictatorship by Valmore Rodriguez (1953); correspondence. and press release by AFL-CIO concerning whether to attend the oil conference in Caracas
Box 7 Folder 2 1958-1963
Includes ORIT position paper concerning Venezuelan government (1958); Letter to Romualdi concerning fall of dictatorship (1958) Letter to Rubottom of State Dept. re CTV doctrine (1958) from ex-CTV officer; Schnitzler to Millard concerning dispute between
Box 7 Folder 3 1946-1966
Includes SR report to Mathew Woll concerning his contacts and activities during visit to Caracas (1946); "Statement on Venezuela" (1952) report concerning trade union situation; agreements from 3rd Congress of Movimiento Sindical Independent (1953); list
Box 7 Folder 4
Box 7 Folder 5
Corres. includes details and opinions of Democratic Conference in Havana; actions con-Corning visa for Betancourt to enter US; and the role of Latin American Labor in world affairs.
Box 7 Folder 6 1951
Includes report of Cuban Secret Police concerning the attempted assassination of Betancourt; other correspondence concerns the admission by the Venezuelan gov't. to jailing Luis Tomar; Betancourt's view of Venezuelan internal situation, as well as the US
Box 7 Folder 7 1952
Includes correspondence. dealing with various article denouncing the Venezuelan situation, unrest in Venezuela and persecution under Jimenez, challenging the Venezuelan delegation to Geneva conference; Betancourt's opinions on Peronism, ORIT and Bolivia,
Box 7 Folder 8 1958
Includes Betancourt's letter to Time concerning the article "Power Stall"; correspondence. between Romualdi and Millard dealing with loan to Venezuelan trade unions and Nixon's trip to Venezuela.
Box 7 Folder 9
Corres. re AFL-CIO resolution against Dominican Republic, other correspondence.
Box 7 Folder 10
Box 8 Folder 1 1943
Box 8 Folder 2 1944
Box 8 Folder 3 1945
Box 8 Folder 4 1946
Box 8 Folder 5 1947
Box 8 Folder 6 1948
Box 8 Folder 7 1949-1950
Box 8 Folder 8 1951
Box 8 Folder 9 1956
Box 8 Folder 10 1957
Box 8 Folder 11 1958
Box 8 Folder 12 1959
Box 8 Folder 13 1960-1961
Box 8 Folder 13a 1965-1967
Box 8 Folder 14
no date; Italian
Box 9 Folder 1 1943-1946
Includes letter from Frederico Carrassi Del Villar commenting on Carlo Sforza's popularity in Brazil (11/20A3); carbon copy (cc) of a memorandum by SB entitled "Suggestions for Setting up a Latin-American Desk at the American Federation of Labor's Headqu
Box 9 Folder 2 1947-1955
Includes routine letters from Nelson Rockefeller (3/l4/47); confidential memorandum to Matthew Woll on interview with Norman Armour, Asst. Secretary of State and State Dept. Staff Members (7/10/47); memo's from SR to Lewis J. Hines re "Information on Lat
Box 9 Folder 3 1956
Includes "Report on Latin America" by R. Alexander (Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad, British Guiana, Surinam);i letter from Congressman Francis E. Walter soliciting statement on Soviet cold war techniques (6/8/56); report from Robert Alexander (Peru, Ecu
Box 9 Folder 4 1957
Speech by George Meany entitled "Inter-American Trade Unionism" (5/10)
Box 9 Folder 5 1958
Correspondence with B. Stephansky, Dept. of State, re establishment of a labor mgt. govt. committee to investigate unfair labor practices in Latin America (3/6, 4/15); correspondence. re Nixon trip to Latin America (4/23, 5/l6); "Report on Trip through La
Box 9 Folder 6 1959
Corres. largely re SR's heart attack; letter by SR to John Miller of NPA Advisory Committee for the Study on United States- Latin American Relations for the Subcommittee on American Republic Affairs, US Senate re SR policy suggestions (7/6); letter to SR r
Box 9 Folder 7 1959
Letters re SR's heart attack including letters from Norman Thomas 4/30, 12/2; letter to John Miller re SR's willingness to become a member of NPA Advisory Committee for the Study of United States-Latin American Relations for the Subcommittee on American R
Box 9 Folder 8-9 1960
Letters (April 13) from David Sternback discussing Venezuelan labor situation and (April 19) the trade situation in Chile. Also comments unfavorably (April 19) on special subsidy that Technique is receiving from U.S. source; letters (passim) re Francisco
Box 9 Folder 10 1960
Corres. concerning trip through South America in October; correspondence. concerning Tellechea and need for Mexican visa; various personal correspondence; correspondence, w/Dr. Manuel Ordonez (of Industrial Kaiser Argentina); letter from L. Martinez-Caver
Box 9 Folder 11 1961
Letters from Nelson Rockefeller; Richard Goodwin; Charles Gauld; other misc. correspondence.
Box 9 Folder 11a 1961-1965
Contains memo to Meany concerning political aspects of the Punta del Este Economic Conference; Excerpts of -remarks by Rockefeller at AIFLD Graduation Exercises, 1965.
Box 9 Folder 12 1962
Letter from Rockefeller and from W. Wintz-Secretary of Labor concerning AIFLD
Box 9 Folder 13 1963
Correspondence concerning Romauldi's appt. to work full time for AIFLD
Box 9 Folder 14 1965
Routine correspondence
Box 9 Folder 15 1966
Memo from Robert Hill to Romualdi recalling conversation concerning Communist infiltration of Castro Regime; other misc. correspondence.
Box 9 Folder 16 1967
Includes letter from Arturo Jauregui concerning declaration of CLASC; correspondence. w/ Juan Acuna concerning book; other misc. correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 1 1963-1965
Includes newsletters, 1963-65
Box 10 Folder 2 1948-1950
Includes Resolution against dictatorial regimes in Latin America passed at 1949 Congress of ICFTU; motion presented by Cuban delegation to 1949 CIT Congress Trujillo; correspondence. w/Arturo Jaurequi between Jaurequi and Romualdi concerning CIT business
Box 10 Folder 3 1949-1950
Correspondence covers Ibanez's term as president of CIT - it deals with topics that include Conference in San Francisco (1949); CIT business; Latin American situation; Message from CIT in 1949 to workers; Canal Zone; CIT's principles against communism a
Box 10 Folder 4 1960
Includes correspondence. with Maspero (Exec. Sec. CLASC) concerning articles in Noticiero Obrero Norte Americano on Venezuela; other information concerning Venezuela (1960)
Box 10 Folder 5 1950-1967
Includes correspondence. w/Americo Ghioldi and others concerning planning of Conference Inter-Americana de las fuercas democraticas; remarks of Dr. Adolph Berle, Jr. (former Ass't. Sec. State) at a dinner awarding him annual citation of IADF (1958); Romua
Box 10 Folder 6 1951-1958
Includes minutes of conference in 1951; report to J. Oldenbroek (Gen. Sec.) concerning Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs and visit of AFL-CIO delegation to Latin America in 1956; agreements from First World Congress of Sugar Workers. (1953); Romuald
Box 10 Folder 7 1956
Corres. w/Borlaff concerning Chilean situation 1956; concerning CORVI (Associacion de Obreros de la Corporacion de la Vivienda); correspondence. w/Gerardo Fuentes Gazmuri (Sec. Gen. of CTCH) (1956); Communist influence in CTC; Report on Communist influenc
Box 10 Folder 8 1936-1956
Includes Romualdi address to Fifth Conference of American States, Delegate list for First American Conference of ORIT (1936); articles by Romualdi and others relating to ILO conferences, and activities
Box 10 Folder 9 1952-1961
Includes correspondence. during Ibanez's holding office in ILO concerning Latin America labor situation, ORIT-ILO relations; El Salvador; visas for Ibanez's daughter, SR's heart attack
Box 10 Folder 10 1950
Includes extensive correspondence. concerning the labor situation in Latin America (Guatemala, Venezuela, etc.) as well as details of the activities and views of SR, Monge, Jauregui, Eddy Alvarez. Corres. was written when Monge was Gen. Sec. of ILO. Also
Box 10 Folder 10a 1951-1952
Includes more correspondence. concerning labor situation in Latin America as well as correspondence. concerning Monge's resignation for ILO; Costa Rican situation in 1952
Box 10 Folder 11 1955-1957
Contains correspondence. between Monge & Romualdi during Monge's term as Secretary General of ORIT; correspondence. concerning ILO-KFTU relations; Arturo Jauregui's resignation as Ass't. Secretary of ORIT; ORIT-ICFTU relations Argentina (1957); and Jaure
Box 10 Folder 12 1957-1958
Contains correspondence. w/Monge concerning democratic vs Communist forces in Latin America; calling of the III Conference of the Consultative Committee of the Latin America Secretariat of the Socialist International; problems between Schnitzler and Monge
Box 10a Folder 1 1956
Contains report of US gov't. delegates to the 6th ILO Conference
Box 10a Folder 2 1956
SEE: Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores
Box 10a Folder 3 1950-1952
Includes correspondence. w/Jermes Horne dealing with various CIT businesses; other correspondence. deals with routine matters and one letter to Francisco Aguirre deals with the possibility of Malave being a Communist and possible effect on ORIT activities
Box 10a Folder 4 1953-1958
Includes correspondence. w/Luis Alberto Colotuzzo (Pres. of ORIT) concerning Miami meeting of Secretariat of ORIT; Report of that meeting; other correspondence. w/Colotuzzo deals with Paraguay, Brazilians in exile in Puerto Rico; memo from students of Cap
Box 10a Folder 5 1958-1959
Includes Andrew McLellan report (1958) on trade union activity in Central America; message of Jose Mora (OAS) to IV Continental Congress of the ORIT(1958); ORIT Administrative Committee resolutions (1959); letter from Daniel Benedict (ORIT) to Schnitzler(
Box 10a Folder 6 1959-1961
Included report on the ORIT Executive Committee meeting (1959)
Box 10a Folder 7 1950-1952
Includes statement on the meeting of Foreign Ministers of America (1951); 2nd meeting of Exec. Board ORIT (1951); SR report on trip to South America (1951); third meeting of ORIT Exec. Bd, (1957);. report of Regional Secretary of ORIT (1951-52); Gen. Sec.
Box 10a Folder 8 1955-1959
Includes report of Andrew McLellan on ORIT-ITS mission to South America (1956); notes on CADORIT (1955); documentary of the early years of ORIT; pamphlet on ORIT-CIOSL School; impressions of 1952 (Feb.) ORIT Exec. Bd. meeting by William Schnitzler; revise
Box 10a Folder 9
Box 10a Folder 10 1950-1956
Includes correspondence. concerning CIT-ICFTU relations, Jauregui's candidacy for Asst Secretary of ICFTU; US-Latin American relations; excerpts of report by Jauregui on ICFTU Executive Bd. meeting, July 1956; other correspondence. deals with Jauregui's a
Box 10a Folder 11 1957-1958
Includes correspondence. between Monge & Jauregui concerning Jauregui's activities in ORIT over the years and his resignation (1957); historical account of ORIT and the free labor movement; other correspondence. deals with misunderstanding over financia
Box 10a Folder 12
contains reports, agendas, resolutions and various information pamphlets
Box 11 Folder 1
Box 11 Folder 2
Box 11 Folder 3
Box 11 Folder 4
Box 11 Folder 5
Box 11 Folder 6
Box 11 Folder 7
Box 11 Folder 8
Box 11 Folder 9
Box 11 Folder 10
Box 11 Folder 11
Box 12 Folder 1 1941
Box 12 Folder 2 1942
Box 12 Folder 3 1946
Box 12 Folder 4 1948
Box 12 Folder 5 1959
Box 12 Folder 6 1955
Box 12 Folder 7 1957
Box 12 Folder 8 1959
Box 12 Folder 9 1964
Box 12 Folder 10 1965
Box 12 Folder 11 1967
Box 12 Folder 12 1968
Box 12 Folder 13
no date
Box 13 Folder 3 1965-1967
Includes correspondence. with Bruno Storti (CISI) re AIFLD (1965) with Sigfrido Ciccotto re his recollection of their Italian antifascist activities (1966); with officials of the Canadian International Power Company re their difficulties with government
Box 13 Folder 4 1966-1967
Includes proposed forward for SR's book by David Dubinsky
Box 13 Folder 5 1966-1967
Corres. with Funk & Wagnall re publication of Presidents and Peons, and with J.V. Freitas Marcondes (Superintendent de Instituto Cultural Do Trabalho) re RS's book and the Institute
Box 13 Folder 6 1965-1967
Corres. w/Peter Grace (W.R. Grace & Co.) concerning promotion of Presidents and Peons; also correspondence. w/Arturo Jauregui
Box 13 Folder 7 1966-1967
Corres. with William M. Hickey (United Corp.) about his work as Labor Consultant for United Corporation(l966 - 1967); with Robert Hill (former Ambassador) concerning Richard Nixon's support for SR's book (1966) and Nixon's positive comment about RS's anal
Box 13 Folder 8 1965-1966
Ibanez to Romualdi re courses of Inter-American Labor College
Box 13 Folder 8a 1967
Corres. with Arturo Jauregui re AIFLD meetings; ORIT Conferences; and copies of correspondence. with Jauregui from others
Box 13 Folder 9 1967
Box 13 Folder 10 1965-1967
Includes correspondence. with Giuseppe Lupis (Sottosegretario di Stato per gli Affari Esteri der Italiana).
Box 13 Folder 11 1966
Includes correspondence. with George Aiken (Senator), F. Bradford Morse, (Congressman Carlos Sanz de Santamaria (Inter- American Committee on the Alliance for Progress); William C. Doherty, Jr. (AIFLD) and Leveo V. Sanchez (Dept. of State) re land use and
Box 13 Folder 12 1965-1967
Includes correspondence. with George Meany re SR's retirement; summary of rights of workers suspended by Castro
Box 13 Folder 13 1966-1967
Includes correspondence. with Richard Nixon re SR's book
Box 13 Folder 14
Corres. w/John O'Grady labor attach concerning Romualdi's trip to lecture in Colombia (1966)
Box 13 Folder 15 1966-1967
Routine correspondence. re SR's book
Box 13 Folder 16 1966-1967
Letters re SR's promotion of his book including an exchange of letters with Nelson Rockefeller and Victor Riesel
Box 13 Folder 17
Box 13 Folder 18 1965-1967
Letters re SR's work as a consultant for True Temper Corporation in labor and other negotiations with Industria Nacional de Implemetos Agricolas in Venezuela
Box 13 Folder 19 1966-1967
Largely correspondence. with William H. Hickey, President, the United Corp. re Latin-American affairs in general and work as a consultant to the United Corporations subsidiaries, the True Temper Corporation, Canadian International Power Co. Ltd. and the
Box 13 Folder 20 1966-1967
Includes correspondence. with Ramon Villeda Morales (June 22, August 19) re SR's book
Box 13 Folder 21 1964-1965
Laudatory letters from John Wasson and Robert Wholey (AIFLO) upon SR's retirement and an invitation from George L-P Weaver (US Asst. Secretary of Labor, International Affairs) for Romualdi and his wife to attend a luncheon in his honor (11/24/65)
Box 14 Folder 1 1967
Box 14 Folder 2 1963-1964
Box 14 Folder 3 1965
Box 14 Folder 4 1965
Box 14 Folder 5
no date
Box 14 Folder 6 1966-1967
Box 14 Folder 7 1965
Box 14 Folder 8 1966
Box 14 Folder 9 1966
Box 14 Folder 10
Box 14 Folder 11
Box 14 Folder 12
Box 14 Folder 13 1966
Box 14 Folder 14
Box 14 Folder 15 1966
Box 14 Folder 16 1963
Box 14 Folder 17
Box 14 Folder 18 1962
Box 14 Folder 19
Box 14 Folder 20 1966
Box 14 Folder 21
Box 14 Folder 22
Box 14 Folder 23
Box 14 Folder 24
Box 14 Folder 25 1955
Box 14 Folder 26
Box 15
Box 16
Box 17
Box 18
Box 19 Folder 3 1958
Clippings concerning Nixon trip to Latin America
Box 19 Folder 4 1951-1954
Includes correspondence. with Jay Lovestone (Exec. Secretary) concerning John Fishburn and his activities; British Honduras General Workers' Union; Robert Alexander's trip to South America as reported by Arturo Jauegui (1952); ORIT and Turkish islands (19
Box 19 Folder 5 1958
Includes program for Richard and Pat Nixon and profiles on various leaders in Argentina (April 28 -May 4, 1958)
Box 19 Folder 6 1948
Jan. 10, 1948: Includes correspondence. dealing with establishment of the Conference and its objectives
Box 19 Folder 7 1958
Includes clippings and interview with Romualdi
Box 19 Folder 8 1956
Includes correspondence. and reprints
Box 19 Folder 9 1951
Includes clippings and photos of the trip
Box 19 Folder 10 1950
for the InterAmerican Conference for Democracy and Freedom.
Box 19 Folder 11
Box 19 Folder 12 1967
Box 19 Folder 13
Box 20 Folder 1
Box 21