RG18-001. International Affairs Department. Country Files, 1945-1971.
This collection represents those files maintained by certain AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO staff members regarding particular countries. Staff members apparently used these files to keep track of International Affairs Department activities in these countries.
31 cu. ft.; .5 ln. ft.; 1 oversize box
RG18-002. CIO International Affairs Department. Director's Files, Michael Ross, 1945-1955.
This collection of CIO International Affairs Department director Michael Ross primarily covers relations between officers at the CIO and the AFL and the effects of the Cold War on CIO policy toward Europe and the Soviet Union. See also RG18-006.
17 cu. ft.; formerly Collection 35
RG18-003. International Affairs Department. Jay Lovestone Files, 1939-1974.
This collection contains a portion of Jay Lovestone's records for the years he worked most closely with the AFL and AFL-CIO. The records mainly document Lovestone's activities as an executive of the Free Trade Union Committee, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, and the AFL-CIO International Affairs Department.
75 cu. ft.; 6.5 ln. ft.
RG18-004. International Affairs Department. Irving Brown Files, 1943-1989.
This collection contains those records Irving Brown created and collected while occupying several positions within the AFL and AFL-CIO, primarily his two stints as the AFL and AFL-CIO European representative, 1946-1961 and 1973-1978. The collection covers the topics of foreign policy of American trade unions and the industrial relations and politics of many countries around the world during the post-World War II era.
41 cu. ft.; 4 ln. ft.
RG18-005. International Affairs Department. Staff Files: George Delaney's Files, 1921-1957.
This collection consists of those records George Delaney created and collected during his tenure as international representative in the International Affairs Departments of the AFL and AFL-CIO. Of note are near print and printed materials that document the conference and governing body activities of the International Labor Organization, 1949-1956. The collection also provides insight into the formation of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and AFL, and later AFL-CIO, involvement in the international labor movement during the Cold War period.
12.25 cu. ft.
RG18-006. CIO International Affairs Department. Director's Files, Michael H.S. Ross, 1934-1963.
This collection contains correspondence, reports, clippings, writings, diaries, photographs, and memorabilia that Michael Ross created and collected during his career. Most of the material relates to his work as head of the CIO International Affairs Department and is properly described as an addition to RG18-002. Of significance are letters and reports to and from Ross on international labor developments in the 1940s and 1950s.
.9 cu. ft.; 3 ln. ft.
RG18-007. International Affairs Department. International Labor Organizations Activities, 1946-1985.
This collection documents the work of the AFL and AFL-CIO with various international labor organizations. The major portion of the collection has to do with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, but groups of records having to do with the international trade union federations and trade secretariats and with the work of individual staff members also appear.
25.5 cu. ft.
RG18-008. International Affairs Department. AFL Advisors to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, 1944-1952.
This collection contains correspondence of the AFL advisors (Matthew Woll and David Dubinsky, and their representative, Toni Sender) to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
.75 cu. ft.; formerly Collection 28
RG18-009. International Affairs Department. Staff Files: Serafino Romualdi's Files, 1945-1961.
This collection consists of Serafino Romualdi's files from his tenure as inter-American representative of the AFL and AFL-CIO and as assistant secretary of the Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers (ORIT). The collection includes first-hand accounts of the political, economic, and social situations in the countries of the Americas. The collection also provides insight into AFL and AFL-CIO interest and involvement in and analysis of the trade union movement and politics in the region.
7.4 cu. ft.
RG18-010. International Affairs Department. Country Files, 1969-1981.
This collection continues RG18-001 (International Affairs Department. Country Files, 1945-1971) and is comprised of those records, known as "country files," maintained by certain AFL-CIO staff members and filed according to specific countries. The collection consists primarily of reports made by representatives of trade union delegations, unions, and the AFL-CIO on the trade union movement and on the political, social, and economic situation in particular countries; correspondence concerning invitations, delegations, and requests for assistance; and congratulatory messages.
7.75 cu. ft.
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