Papers, 1942-1981 (inclusive).

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Kemp, Maida Springer, 1910-. Papers, 1942-1981 (inclusive).

Papers, 1942-1981 (inclusive).

Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, reports, clippings, printed material, and photographs documenting some of Kemp's trade union activity in the United States and her extensive work on behalf of the emerging trade union movement in Africa. The emphasis is on Kemp's work in Africa--in particular the Trade Union Scholarship Program for Africa, an AFL-CIO effort, and her efforts to provide assistance to union leaders, from the mid 1950s through 1980--especially in Ghana, Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nysasaland.

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