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Series II: CIO, AFL-CIO, and Other Organizing Files, 1937-1974

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Scope and Content Note

Series II: CIO, AFL-CIO, and Other Organizing Files, 1937-1974 consists of correspondence, minutes, telegrams, resolutions, lists, leaflets, programs, invitations, employment permits, leases, and addresses and speeches that provide insight into Welsh's early career as a labor organizer. Some materials document Welsh's work for the CIO from 1937 to 1955 as a field representative organizing workers in the North and South, as well as in the Panama Canal Zone. Other files concern his membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and his later union activities during the 1950s and 1960s. These activities included organizing drives to unionize black workers, an effort which contributed to the formation of the Negro American Labor Council.

CIO, 1937-1955, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

AFL-CIO, 1955-1960, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

AFL-CIO, 1961-1967, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Canal Zone, 1951-1958, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personal Finances (medical, leases, in Africa), 1962-1964, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Taxi Drivers Strike, 1965, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

NAACP Convention Materials, 1957-1959, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Urban League of Greater New York, 1959, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Negro American Labor Council, 1959-1960, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Black Trade Unionists Committee, NYC Central Labor Council, 1973-1974, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 13 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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