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AFSCME Legislation and Political Education Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000682_LPE
The interests and activities of this department range from international political concerns to educating the community in civil rights. The Legislation and Political Education Department set up programs within the union, with government agencies, and along side other unions and agencies. The papers in this collection reflect these activities.

Important subjects covered in the collection are: Hatch Act; Fund Raising and Contribution Rules and Regulations; Dues check off; Voter Registration

Among the important correspondents are: Jullian Bond; George McGovern; Peter Brennan; James O'Brien; Aretha Franklin

Series Description: Series I, Outside Groups and Organizations, 1969-1975: Correspondence, clippings, and other materials relating to the political activities of external organizations and the responses of the Legislative and Political Education Department.

Series II, Office Files, 1973-1975: Office files of the Legislative and Political Education Department in Washington D.C These files relate to political fund raising and contributions rules and regulations, political and legislative information, committee training, dues check-off, election reform, economic recovery and peacetime conversion, and, S. 32, the National Science Policy and Priorities Act of 1972.

Dates

  • 1969 - 1977
  • Majority of material found within 1974 - 1975

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (9 SB)

Abstract

This collection focuses on the efforts of the Legislation and Political Education Department to establish programs within AFSCME, government agencies and alongside other unions and agencies. The Department's activities can be divided into five areas: legislation, political action, community affairs, relations with government agencies, and international affairs. Important subjects covered in this collection are the Hatch Act, voter registration, fund raising and contribution rules and regulations, and dues check-off.

History

The Legislation and Political Education Department of AFSCME was first organized in 1966 under the name Legislation and Community Affairs Department. The activities of this department can be broken into five areas: legislation, political action, community affairs, liaison with government agencies and international affairs.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-7), Series 2 (Boxes 8-9). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Acquisition

These papers were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April 1977.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.

Creator

Title
Guide to the AFSCME Legislation and Political Education Department Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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