Mississippi AFL-CIO correspondence, 1959-1986.


Mississippi AFL-CIO correspondence, 1959-1986.

The collection consists of the correspondence of Mississippi AFL-CIO President Claude E. Ramsay from 1959-1986. The bulk of the material relates to Ramsay's involvement with the local, state, regional, and national AFL-CIO organizations, other labor unions, and local and national politicians. Among Ramsay's correspondents were such labor officials as George Meany, Andrew J. Biemiller, Stanton Smith, Daniel Powell and Carl McPeak of the AFL-CIO, and E.T. Kehrer and Nick Bonanno of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Among the many prominent public figures who corresponded with Ramsay were President Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Edmund Muskie, William F. Winter, Charles Evers, Roy Wilkins, and Corretta Scott King. The records also include speeches, public statements, interviews, legal and medical papers, and biographical news articles.

4 linear ft.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7404229

Georgia State University

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The AFL and CIO merged in 1955 as an umbrella organization for skilled trade and industrial unions. Its regional office in Baltimore represented worker interests against this railroad merger. From the description of AFL-CIO response to merger of Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads, 1962-1963. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 238572652 Created by merger of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955. ...

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

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Lyndon Baines Johnson, also known as LBJ, was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few ...

Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. At one point he helped run his ...

Mississippi AFL-CIO

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The Mississippi State Federation of Labor was organized in 1918 and held its annual conventions until 1957, when it became known as the Mississippi AFL-CIO. The Mississippi AFL-CIO held annual meetings until it switched to biennial conventions in 1962. From the description of Mississippi AFL-CIO records, 1947-1986. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38477517 From the description of Mississippi AFL-CIO, Congress of Industrial Organization and AFL-CIO files, 1952-...

Powell, Daniel Augustus, 1911-1983

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Daniel Augustus Powell was born on 29 July 1911, in Wilson, North Carolina, the son of Daniel A. Powell, Sr., a physician, and Lilliam L. Warren Powell. He married Rachel Ola Staples in 1945, and they had two children, Danial A. and Pamela R. Powell. Powell graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1929 and in 1930 attended Presbyterian Junior College in Maxton, North Carolina, where he managed the college news bureau. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1930 to 193...

Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981

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Civil rights leader and journalist; d. 1981. From the description of Papers, 1915-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605113 Roy Wilkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Wilkins edited the KANSAS CITY CALL, a Black newspaper, from 1923 to 1931. Wilkins became Assistant Secretary of the NAACP in 1931 and became Executive Secretary in 1955. Under his leadership the NAACP grew to 350,000 members. ...

McPeak, Carl.

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Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996

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Governor of Maine, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of state, of Waterville, Me.; d. 1996. From the description of Christmas card, 1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70926049 United States senator from Maine. From the description of Address : at water symposium, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966 June 15. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33841361 Politician, governor of Maine, U.S. senator from Maine, and U.S. Secretary of State; d....

Smith, Stanton E. (Stanton Everett), 1905-

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Teacher, of Chattanooga, Tenn. From the description of Stanton and Nancy Smith papers, 1939-1942. (Wayne State University). WorldCat record id: 28417262 ...

Ramsay, Claude E., 1916-1986.

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Knight, Thomas, 1919-

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Kehrer, E. T., 1921-

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E.T. (Edward Thomas) "Al" Kehrer (1921- ) labor union official born near Brighton, Michigan. Kehrer served as the Southeastern Regional Director of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) (1953-1964) and Southern Director for the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department (1965-1989). From the description of E.T. Kehrer papers, 1940-1989. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38478166 ...

Winter, William F., 1899-1939

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Bonnanno, Nicholas S.

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Meany, George, 1894-1980

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Labor official; interviewee d.1980. From the description of Reminiscences of George Meany : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587289 President, AFL-CIO, 1955-1980. George Meany (1894-1980) was elected president of the American Federation of Labor (A.F. of L.) in 1952. His efforts to unite his organization with its rival, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), was successful, and he was ...

Evers, Charles, 1922-....

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Civic activist and political leader Charles Evers was born on September 11, 1922 in Decatur, Mississippi to Jess Wright and James Evers. Evers received his B.S. degree from Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College in Lorman, Mississippi in 1950.Evers enlisted in the United States Army and served overseas during World War II. After his return to the U.S., he began working as the first African American disc jockey at WHOC Radio station in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1951. There, he worked for a...

Biemiller, Andrew J. (Andrew John), 1906-1982

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Lobbyist. From the description of Reminiscences of Andrew John Biemiller : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122569577 Biemiller was a trade union leader, culminating in his role as director of the AFL-CIO Department of Legislation, 1956-1978. During the 1930s he belonged to the Progressive party and was a member of the Wisconsin state legislature, 1937-1941. He was assistant to War Production Board vice-chair Joseph Keena...

King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006

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Coretta Scott King (b. April 27, 1927, Marion, AL–d. Jan. 30, 2006, Rosarito Beach, Mexico) was the wife of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. She attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and earned a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music studying under Marie Sundelius. She met King in Boston and they were married in 1953. They had four children: Yolanda (1955), Martin III (1957), Dexter (1961), and Bernice (1963).The King family lived in Montgomery, Alabama. Mrs. ...