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AFSCME Administration Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002437
Records in this collection include subject files on areas of interest to AFSCME; correspondence from councils and locals; and information on President Jerry Wurf’s public relations and special event activities. Also included are committee reports from the 1960-1970 conventions, with most of the focus on the 1965 Special Constitutional Convention, the 1968 convention, and the 1970 convention.

Series Description: Series 1: Subject Files, 1963-1971 Series 2: Convention Files, 1960-1970

Dates

  • 1960 - 1971
  • Majority of material found within 1968 - 1970

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.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 SB, 1 MB)

Abstract

The Administration Office existed for a number of years in the 1960s and 1970s. When it dissolved, its duties were transferred to other departments. Its convention planning duties were handled by the Office of the President for a time and are currently enacted by the Conference and Travel Services Department. Its other duties were assumed by the AFSCME Business Office. Records in this collection include subject files on areas of interest to AFSCME; correspondence from councils and locals; and information on President Jerry Wurf's public relations and special event activities. Also included are committee reports from the 1960-1970 conventions, with most of the focus on the 1965 Special Constitutional Convention, the 1968 convention, and the 1970 convention.

History

The Administration Office existed for a number of years in the 1960s and 1970s. When it dissolved, its duties were transferred to other departments. Its convention planning duties were handled by the Office of the President for a time and are currently enacted by the Conference and Travel Services Department. Its other duties were assumed by the AFSCME Business Office.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Box 1) and Series 2 (Boxes 1-2). Series 1 is arranged alphabetically, and Series 2 is arranged chronologically and alphabetically within year, except for Credentials Committee Reports, which are arranged chronologically at the end of the series.

Acquisition

Material from this department was deposited at the Reuther Library sometime around 1975. No further deposits from this department have occurred, and the department no longer exists, but the Reuther Library continues to act as the official repository for AFSCME International.

Related Materials

Related material could be found in the AFSCME Office of the President: Jerry Wurf Records, the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman/Joseph Ames Records, and the AFSCME Business Office Records. Information about the biennial conventions can also be found in the Convention Proceedings held in the Library.

Transfers

Signed, original letters from Hubert Humphrey have been moved from Box 2, Folder 40 to the Reuther Library vault.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Johanna Russ on August 13, 2013.
Title
Guide to the AFSCME Administration Department Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Johanna Russ.
Date
2013-08-13
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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