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AFSCME Central Files Department Records

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Identifier: LR002070
Abstract The AFSCME Central Files Department was established in 1966 to which all departments within the international headquarters contributed correspondence and reports so all material related to a particular incident would be filed together. In 1974, Dr. Philip Mason of the Reuther Library at Wayne State completed a thorough records management survey of AFSCME and recommended that the Central Files Department be dissolved and that individual departments maintain their own records. His recommendation...
Dates: 1944 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1973

AFSCME Communications Department Records

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Identifier: LR002204
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...
Dates: 1967 - 2002

AFSCME International Executive Board (I.E.B.) Records

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Identifier: LR001991
Abstract The International Executive Board (IEB) is the top level legislative and policy-making body within AFSCME, except when the convention is in session. The IEB is responsible for interpreting the union’s constitution. The records of the IEB are maintained by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer. Materials in this collection were pulled together from various shipments from the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer to make a comprehensive record of the proceedings of the AFSCME IEB. Some IEB-related...
Dates: 1935 - 2003

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman/Joseph Ames Records

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Identifier: LR002096
Abstract This collection primarily covers the end of Gordon Chapman’s tenure as Secretary-Treasurer, and all of Joseph Ames’s tenure. These years saw turbulence in the International Union’s politics where founding incumbent president Arnold Zander faced challenges from an opposing faction called the Committee on Union Responsibility (COUR). COUR candidate Jerry Wurf won the presidency at the 1964 convention. Gordon Chapman held the office of Secretary-Treasurer. In 1966, Chapman retired due to poor...
Dates: 1944 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1972

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: William Lucy Records

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Identifier: LR001989
Abstract The AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer oversees the general financial health of the international union, keeping records for its locals, councils, and the headquarters staff. The Office keeps files on council and local trusteeships, maintains per capita dues payments by locals and councils, issues charters to new locals, and suspends and disbands locals or councils when problems arise. William Lucy held this position for 38 years, 1972-2010. Lucy joined AFSCME as a civil...
Dates: 1970 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1972 - 2000

AFSCME Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002240
Abstract Between 1975 and 1985, the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University and AFSCME undertook a cooperative oral history project to gather and preserve the memories of key persons who witnessed or played a major role in the development of AFSCME. Professor of History Philip Mason headed the project and interviewed several leading AFSCME members. Collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with seven of AFSCME's important early figures: Gordon Chapman,...
Dates: 1976-06-13 - 1985-09-30

AFSCME Publications

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Identifier: LR002503
Abstract AFSCME Publications is a collection comprised of serials created and collected by AFSCME International, District Councils, and Locals. The collection also contains material produced as part of AFSCME’s biannual international conventions and articles published about AFSCME from an academic standpoint. The publications in this collection arrived at the Reuther Library over time and came from multiple sources. The collection features AFSCME’s official publication, which was first known...
Dates: 1935 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1973

William Lucy Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002239
Abstract William "Bill" Lucy was a long-serving leader in AFSCME. A civil engineer in Contra Costa, California, he joined AFSCME in 1956 and was involved in the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME from 1972 to 2010. He co-founded the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in 1972 and was involved in the civil rights and anti-Apartheid movements. Philip Mason conducted an audio interview with William Lucy in 2001 and a video interview with him in 2002....
Dates: 2001-04-16; 2002-01-10

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Collective bargaining -- Government employees 4
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Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 6
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 5
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 5
McEntee, Gerald W. 4
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 3
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Ciampa, P.J. 3
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 3
Gotbaum, Victor 3
Kramer, Leo 3
AFL-CIO 2
AFSCME. International Convention 2
AFSCME. Judicial Panel 2
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
Fauntroy, Walter E. 2
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 2
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 2
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 2
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 2
Kubista, Roy 2
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 2
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 2
McEntee, William J. (William Joseph), 1903- 2
Newman, Winn, 1924-1994 2
Roberts, Lillian 2
Trask, David 2
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
AFSCME. Council 36 (Calif.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 25 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 37 (New York, N.Y.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 77 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Church, Al 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
Coalition of American Public Employees 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
Collins, Joe 1
Dailey, Ed 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Gore, Albert, 1948- 1
Harrington, Michael, 1928-1989 1
Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson), 1925-2010 1
Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935- 1
Kirkland, Lane 1
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
Mire, Joseph 1
Mondale, Walter F., 1928- 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 1
Public Services International 1
Reagan, Ronald 1
Robinson, Randall, 1941- 1
Saunders, Lee 1
Sheffield, Horace 1
Transafrica Forum (Organization) 1
Zinos, John 1
Zwerdling, Abe 1
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