American Federation of Labor Records, Part 1: Strikes and Agreement File on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5757 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
American Federation of Labor Records, Part 1: Strikes and Agreement File on Microfilm, 1898-1953
Collection Number:
5757 mf
Creator:
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
Quantity:
55 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Records (documents), microfilm .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collective labor agreements
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The American Federation of Labor (AFL) was the first federation of labor unions in the United States. It was founded in May of 1886 in Columbus, Ohio. Samuel Gompers of the Cigar Makers' International Union was elected president every year except one up until he passed away in 1924. The AFL was the largest union grouping in the United States in the first half of the 20th Century, even after the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was formed.
In 1955 the AFL merged with the CIO (longtime rival), to form the AFL-CIO, a federation of unions which remains today.
SUBJECTS

Names:
American Federation of Labor

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial--United States.
Labor unions--United States.
Arbitration, Industrial--Canada.
Labor unions--Canada.
Strikes and lockouts--United States.
Strikes and lockouts--Canada.
Federal labor unions. United States.
Trade-unions. United States. Local unions.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)
Microfilm.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Restrictions on Use:
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Cite As:
American Federation of Labor Records, Part 1: Strikes and Agreement File on Microfilm #5757 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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