Pennsylvania Federation of Labor Records, 1913-1965 (bulk 1940-1960)

HCLA 1701

Collection Overview

Title:
Pennsylvania Federation of Labor records
Dates (Inclusive):
1913-1965
Dates (Inclusive):
1940-1960
Creator:
Pennsylvania Federation of Labor
Abstract:
The Pennsylvania Federation of Labor was chartered in 1902 and merged with the Pennsylvania Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1960.
Abstract:
These labor records consist mainly of correspondence and research files; there are also photographs, 9 posters, 1 Black History newspaper, certificates, publications, and 7 audio recordings.
Collection Number:
HCLA 1701
Size:
31.48 Cubic Feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Pennsylvania Federation of Labor: Fraternally Yours, James L. McDevitt (Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Federation of Labor, 1956); Labor is Merged in Pennsylvania, New York Times (June 10, 1960), 20.

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Collection Overview

The records consist mainly of correspondence and research files from the President's office of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor (PFL). A small run of documents derives from the Secretary-Treasurer's Office. There are also photographic portraits of PFL leaders, panoramic PFL convention photographs, 9 posters and certificates, publications (including issues of "black" news (reporting on Depression-era dire circumstances), and 7 reel-to-reel tapes of the organization's 1965 convention. Most of these files are organized chronologically by year and then alphabetically by subject within each year.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pennsylvania Federation of Labor Records (1701), Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Collection Inventory

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