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Digital access to documents from the American Federation of Labor (AFL), 1877-1937. As leader of the American Federation of Labor, Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) championed a set of tactics and an ideology, rooted in craft-union traditions, which profoundly shaped the course of American labor history. Most of the records in the collection date from the formation of the AFL in 1886 until Gompers’ death in December 1924, but there are a few materials from before 1886 and after 1924.
Includes documentation of Gompers' own activities. Gompers’ general correspondence, speeches and writings, conferences, and congressional testimony make up a major portion of the collection. In addition, the National and International Union Correspondence consists largely of letters to and from Gompers.
Producer: American Federation of Labor
Interlibrary Loan Type: Not Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users