AFL, Sixty-First Annual Convention Collection Description

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR. SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION. Claude O’Reilly Convention Scrapbook; September-October, 1941. .4 cu. ft.

The scrapbook was put together and presented to Claude O’Reilly, the chairman of the American Federation of Labor annual convention, held at Senator Auditorium in Seattle, Washington, on October 6-18, 1941.

The collection consists of the contents of a scrapbook regarding the American Federation of Labor annual convention in Seattle. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the cover of the scrapbook; twenty black and white photographs; convention memorabilia; pages from the American Federationist magazine (October, November issues); and newspaper clippings from the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Seattle Star (September 25-October 18). The photographs show scenes of convention proceedings, delegates touring the Government Locks in Seattle (October 8), a dinner honoring the A.F.L. Executive Council at the Olympic Hotel (October 6), and a Conference of Teamsters banquet (October 3). Convention memorabilia includes: the official program, convention and reception committee ribbons, three different meal invitations (two dinners and a luncheon), a coupon booklet for convention activities, a special sightseeing ticket, a sheet of letterhead, and a roll call of delegates (16 pages).

The collection was transferred to the archives from technical services in 2004.


JAS (7/2004)

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