The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
George Meany Memorial Archives
10000 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland
Repository URL: http://www.nlc.edu/archives/home.html
Repository description (CRHP): The George Meany Memorial Archives holds the records of the AFL-CIO, including administrative and staff departments, constitutional trade departments, and some federation-sponsored programs. Dating from the earliest days of the American Federation of Labor (1881), but offering almost complete records from the founding of the AFL-CIO (1955), the collections provide rich resources for historians, political scientists, trade union activists, and undergraduate and graduate students who want to examine a wide range of twentieth-century American political and social issues.
Repository description (extant): The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) established the George Meany Memorial Archives in 1980 to honor the memory of George Meany, its first president, and to provide a program to preserve its historical records and make them available for research. In 1987 the archives moved from the AFL-CIO headquarters to the forty-seven acre campus of the George Meany Center for Labor Studies (now the National Labor College) in Silver Spring, Maryland, an educational institution for labor officers, representatives, and staff of AFL-CIO affiliates.
Repository type: Non-Profit Organization
(AFL-CIO) Information department. Analog recordings.
(AFL-CIO) Education department. Labor films, 1947-.