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ALASKA STATE AFL-CIO. Records; n.d., 1943-1988. 2 cu. ft.

The Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor was formed in 1943. The purpose of the union included securing a united front in matters affecting the interests of workers, organizing all branches of labor to establish and maintain the highest possible wage rates and to reduce the number of hours of the workday and the work week, and to further harmonious relations between labor and management. After statehood, the organization, one of the most important unions in Alaska, became the Alaska State Federation of Labor. Later, in the 1970s it became the Alaska State AFL-CIO.

This collection contains records and files of the Alaska State AFL-CIO. Included are the constitution, annual and biennial meeting records, executive council minutes, papers and correspondence files, subject files, and historical files.

Presented to the archives by Mano Frey, president of Alaska State AFL-CIO, and by Lorena Showers in 1990. Papers were added in 1992 and 1995 by K. Dougherty. The 1995 materials were given to the organization by Anna Belle Stevens.

HMC-0029

Box and Folder list:

Box 1

Series 1. Constitution; 1950-1987.
1. Alaska Territorial Federation-Preamble (1950); and Constitution (1957) Alaska State AFL-CIO Constitution; 1966, 1987.
2. Amendments and Resolutions.

Series 2. Annual and Biennial Conventions; 1943-1986.
1. Alaska Territorial Federation Labor Conventions Register of Delegates AFL; 1943-1948.
2. Organization and Correspondence Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor; 1943.
3. Correspondence Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor Convention (Convention minutes missing); 1944.
4. Hearing Transcript, Alaska Salmon, Inc. and Alaska Fisherman's Union and Other Unions, Testimony of William Lewis Paul, and Others; June 1944.
5. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor 3rd Annual Convention; February 12-16, 1945. (Reviewed 1987).
6. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor 4th Annual Convention; 1946.
7. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor 5th Annual Convention; February 8-13, 1947.
8. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor 6th Annual Convention; February 23-28, 1948.
9. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor 7th Annual Convention; January 10-13, 1949.
10. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor 8th Annual Convention; October 21-27, 1950.
11. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor - 1952 10th Annual Convention; October 20-24, 1952.
12. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor - 11th Annual Convention; October 25-29, 1954.
13. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor - 12th Annual Convention Work Papers; 1956.
14. First Alaska Labor Educational Conference; 1957.
15. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor 13th Annual Convention; 1958.
16. Alaska State Federation of Labor 14th Annual Convention; 1960.
17. Union Label Style Show; 1961.
18. 15th Annual Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 17-21, 1962. (Other Business Included).
19. 16th Annual Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 21, 1964.
20. 17th Annual Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 12-15, 1966.
21. 18th Biennial Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 16-19, 1968.
22. 19th Biennial Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 21, 1970.
23. 20th Biennial Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 18, 1972.
24. 21st Biennial Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 16-19, 1974. (2 copies)
25. 22nd Biennial Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; 1976.
26. 23rd Biennial Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 25-29, 1978.
27. 26th Biennial Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 17-18, 1984.
28. 1986 Biennial Convention Alaska State Federation of Labor; September 17-18, 1986 and Constitution.

Box 2

Series 3. Executive Board; 1949-1960, 1987.
1. Minutes of Executive Board Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor 1949-1960.
(Recap from 1987).

Series 4. Financial Records; 1943-1968.
1. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor Daily Cash Book 1943-1947.
2. Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor Financial Reports and Statements 1953, 1967, 1968.

Series 5. Papers and Correspondence; n.d. 1944-1988.
1. Papers and Correspondence; n.d.
2. Papers and Correspondence; 1944.
3. Papers and Correspondence; 1946.
4. Papers and Correspondence; 1947.
5. Papers and Correspondence; 1948.
6. Papers and Correspondence; 1949.
7. Papers and Correspondence; 1950.
8. Papers and Correspondence; 1951.
9. Papers and Correspondence; 1952.
10. Papers and Correspondence; 1953.
11. Papers and Correspondence; 1954-1955.
12. Papers and Correspondence; 1957-1959.
13. Papers and Correspondence; 1960, 1963.
14. Papers and Correspondence; 1966-1967.
15. Papers and Correspondence; 1970.
16. Papers and Correspondence; 1972.
17. Papers and Correspondence; 1973.
18. Papers and Correspondence; 1976.
19. Papers and Correspondence; 1986.
20. Papers and Correspondence; 1987.
21. Papers and Correspondence; 1988.

Box 3

Series 6. Subject File; 1951 - 1987.
1. AFL-CIO General; 1961, 1985, 1987.
2. Anchorage/Fairbanks Central Labor Council; 1956, 1974, 1979, 1988.
3. Benefits Plan(s); n.d., 1954, 1957.
4. Conventions and Conferences - Clippings; 1956-1957, 1972.
5. Convention Data Listing and Miscellaneous Related; n.d., 1982.
6. Directories; n.d., 1985.
7. Education - Clipppings; 1957 - 1958.
8. Elections; n.d.
9. Laundry Workers; 1958.
10. Local Unions; n.d., 1951, 1954, 1957-1958, 1971.
11. Management Ploys; n.d., 1953 - 1954.
12. Scholarship - Clippings; 1959.
13. Speech (Fragments); n.d. 1963.
14. Statistics; n.d.
15. File Taxes - Clippings; n.d. 1951, 1957-1958, 1961.

Series 7. Historical Files; 1907,1911.
1. Tom Cashen Phptographs; 1907, 1911. 3 items.
The photographs are: a) Douglas Island Mineworkers Union Local 109 (July 4, 1907); and b) Alaska Labor Union No. 1 (inside and outside, 1911).