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AFSCME Business Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002432
This collection includes budgets for AFSCME International; information on the planning, scheduling, and programming of AFSCME conventions, conferences, and meetings; material related to various AFSCME departments; information on contracts and insurance programs; and a handful of other files about subjects and organizations of interest to AFSCME.

Important Subjects: Labor union meetings--United States--Planning Labor unions--Accounting Labor unions--Finance

Series Description: Series 1: AFSCME Business Office Records, 1962-1988, bulk 1974-1980

Dates

  • 1962 - 1988
  • Majority of material found within 1974 - 1980

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 AFSCME Business Office historically has handled financial matters for the union, and its activities are largely reported on by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer. For a time, it was involved in the planning of the AFSCME biennial convention, as well as the numerous other, smaller meetings and conferences that AFSCME hosts throughout the year. Its name as of 2013 was the Financial Services Department, which includes Accounting, Auditing, and Benefits. This collection includes budgets for AFSCME International; information on the planning, scheduling, and programming of AFSCME conventions, conferences, and meetings; material related to various AFSCME departments; information on contracts and insurance programs; and a handful of other files about subjects and organizations of interest to AFSCME.

History

The AFSCME Business Office historically has handled financial matters for the union, and its activities are largely reported on by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer. For a time, it was involved in the planning of the AFSCME biennial convention, as well as the numerous other, smaller meetings and conferences that AFSCME hosts throughout the year. Its name as of 2013 was the Financial Services Department, which includes Accounting, Auditing, and Benefits.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

This collection arrived in three shipments, one in the mid-1970s, one in 1977, and one in 1992. The Business Office no longer sends records to the Reuther Library, but the Reuther remains the official repository for other departments at AFSCME International.

Related Materials

Jerry Wurf Records, the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman/Joseph Ames Records, the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: William Lucy Records, and the AFSCME Administration Department Records.

Information about the biennial conventions can also be found in the Convention Proceedings held in the Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Johanna Russ on August 14, 2013.

Creator

Title
Guide to the AFSCME Business Office Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Johanna Russ.
Date
2013-08-14
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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