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AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Office records

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AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Office:

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library [accession L1983-26]

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

June 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University, University Library, Special Collections and Archives Department
Creator: AFL-CIO. Civil Rights Dept.
Title: AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Office records
Dates: 1964-1979
Quantity: 7 linear feet
Abstract:The Records, 1964-1979, of the Southern Office of the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department consist primarily of correspondence and related reports, surveys, statements, and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence is between Director E.T. (Al) Kehrer and various AFL-CIO departments, notably his superiors Don Slaiman (1965-1974) and William Pollard (1974-1979). There is also substantial correspondence between Kehrer and the AFL-CIO state and city labor councils in the South; apprenticeship and training programs; a wide range of groups and persons concerned with community action and social reform issues, principally in the field of civil rights; and political figures.
Identification: L1983-26
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Contains six series:
Series I, AFL-CIO Departments. 1964-1979
Series II, Apprenticeship, Recruitment, and Training Programs, 1966-1978
Series III, A. Philip Randolph Institute, 1966-1977
Series IV, Recruitment and Training Programs, 1970-1977
Series V, Subject File, 1964-1978
Series VI, Oversize Material

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1964-1979, of the Southern Office of the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department consist primarily of correspondence and related reports, surveys, statements, and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence is between Director E.T. (A1) Kehrer and various AFL-CIO departments, notably his superiors Don Slaiman (1965-1974) and William Pollard (1974-1979). There is also substantial correspondence between Kehrer and the AFL-CIO state and city labor councils in the South; apprenticeship and training programs; a wide range of groups and persons concerned with community action and social reform issues, principally in the field of civil rights; and political figures. These persons and groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Social Change, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Southern Regional Council, the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, vocational education programs, George and Lurleen Wallace, Charles Weltner, the Workers Defense League, and many others. An extensive pamphlet collection includes a large body of labor statistics compiled and published by the Georgia Labor Department in the 1970's, and others relating to fair housing, busing, voter education, equal employment, and other social, economic, and political issues.


Biography of E. T. Kehrer

E.T. (Al) Kehrer, Director of the Southern Office, received his M.A. in Economics from Yale University. Before assuming the directorship of the Civil Rights Department, Southern Office, he was the Southern Director of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union from 1953 to 1964.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Kehrer, E. T., 1921-
Pollard, William Edward, 1915-
Slaiman, Donald, 1919-
AFL-CIO. Civil Rights Dept.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States.
Labor unions -- Southern States.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Region Records, L1983-26, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.


Related Material

Related material in this repository:

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Region records, L1973-03, L1985-16, L1988-22, L1989-17, Southern Labor Archives

E. T. Kehrer Papers, 1940-1989, L1989-22, Southern Labor Archives.

E. T. Kehrer interview, Voices of Labor (oral history project) 10 February 1995, L1995-12.10, Southern Labor Archives.


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