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Title: North Dakota AFL-CIO Records

Dates: 1911-1998

Collection Number: MSS 10038

Quantity: 25 feet

Provenance: The North Dakota AFL-CIO Records were acquired through a loan agreement with North Dakota AFL-CIO President Jim Gerl on August 16, 1982. Gregory S. Camp prepared the inventory for the North Dakota AFL-CIO Records in January, 1985. An additional 2 cubic feet of material was accessioned by Emily J. Ergen in August 2009, and was added to the end of the collection.

Property Rights: The North Dakota AFL-CIO owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in the North Dakota AFL-CIO records remain with the donor. It is the responsibility of the author and publisher to contact the North Dakota AFL-CIO concerning copyrights.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and State Historical of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The North Dakota AFL-CIO has its roots in a number of early twentieth century labor movements active in the state. The North Dakota Federation of Labor was organized in the Fall of 1911 in Grand Forks; the first convention of this organization was held in Fargo in June, 1912. Prior to its establishment, North Dakota Federation of Labor members were affiliated with the Minnesota branch of that organization. With the growth of mining interests in the western part of the state, not to mention the swelling of unionized laborers in the Red River Valley, the need for a North Dakota based union became evident.

The United Mine Workers of America in western North Dakota quickly became an ally of the North Dakota Federation of Labor. Indeed, by the 1920s the western mining labor groups dominated the fledgling union in North Dakota. Unfortunately for the unions, there was significant anti-union sentiment across North Dakota; so much so that some labor leaders left the state. Nevertheless, backed by the growth of the Nonpartisan League (NPL) support, unionism in North Dakota grew. Between 1930 and 1933, the Minot Central Union grew quickly and became the predominant labor force in the state. Further, under the more tolerant Roosevelt Administration, labor unions in North Dakota, as well as the nation, began to bloom.

In the midst of the Great Depression, the North Dakota State Federation of Labor elected W. W. Murrey as its president. Thus began the longest tenure of a labor president in North Dakota, lasting a total of 29 years from 1935 to 1963. During his administration, North Dakota labor saw the passage of the Wagner Act in 1936, the rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1938, a joint effort by both the AFL and CIO to support the war effort, and the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947. The single most important event during Murrey's tenure was the merging of the AFL and CIO into a single organization in 1955.

W. W. Murrey stepped down from the presidency of the North Dakota AFL-CIO in 1963, making room for Wallace Dockter, who would serve as president for fourteen years. During this new era, the AFL-CIO, both state and national, engaged in political activities with increased frequency. Among the issues for which the AFL-CIO fought was the Civil Rights Bill, anti "Right to Work" legislation, and a myriad of labor-related concerns. In addition, both state and federal organizations actively campaigned for and endorsed candidates, usually from the Democratic Party.

The North Dakota AFL-CIO, while limited in numbers when compared to the more industrialized eastern portions of the country, nevertheless has a notable place in the history of the state. Making up in determination what it lacked in numbers, the union movement in North Dakota is sure to be a force with which to be reckoned in the future, just as it has been in the past.

Sources: Henry R. Martinson, History of North Dakota Labor, (Fargo Forum, 1970).

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The North Dakota AFL-CIO Records have been divided into nine separate series. They are: State Convention Records, 1925-1929; Minutes and Resolutions, 1924-1969; State Constitutional Convention Material, 1957-1972, State AFL-CIO Convention Credentials, 1963-1977; Political Issues and the Committee on Political Education (COPE) Records, 1959-1969; State AFL-CIO Yearbooks, 1923-1980; Yearly Subject Files, 1967-1977; and a deacidified scrapbook from 1911-1912. A collection of reel-to-reel and cassette tapes are included as well. The time period covered herein ranges from 1911 to 1980 and occupies twenty-one and three quarters (21 3/4) cubic feet.

Series I is comprised of materials from state labor conventions since 1925. Among the material included are officer reports made to the convention assemblies, annual reports and summarizations of the year's events in North Dakota with regard to labor, national labor's (especially the AFL-CIO) convention reports and edicts, economic development files and the unionization thereof, and a file of the W. W. Murrey convention and memorial in 1967. Those records provide an insight to the workings of the state AFL-CIO in general, and give an indication of the public image the union wished to present. The vast majority of this series is "public" in expression and thrust. An interesting evolution of public policy can be gleaned from the early conventions in the 1920s to the more nationally-oriented conventions of 1960s. The time period covered ranges from 1925 to 1969 and occupies one cubic foot.

Series II is comprised of Minutes and Resolutions of State AFL-CIO conventions. Executive committee meetings, and 1924 North Dakota State Federation of Labor Board meeting. Occupying but seven folders or approximately one-half cubic foot, this series documents the workings on the inside of the union, how preparation and plans were carried out, and projections on the future for the North Dakota AFL-CIO. Due to the size of this series, however, a detailed long-term picture is difficult to obtain. The time period of this series ranges from 1924 to 1969.

Series III deals with the Constitutional Convention of North Dakota in 1972-1973, as well as the build up to it from 1958 on. Highly political in nature and tone, this series contains folders on issues of the convention which leave the reader no doubt where the union stood. Among the issues covered are "Right to work" amendments, right wing involvement in politics, "Get out the vote" detailed brochures, tracts, posters, and correspondence declaring opposition to the constitutional convention. The "Right to work" material, for instance, contains propaganda from both sides of the issue. Likewise with the Ring Wing File, while mostly a review of "radical" Right Wingers on the national scene, it also sought to link these groups to North Dakota politics. In this instance the proposed constitution. Also, the union sent out resource publications to delegates of the constitutional convention along with stands on the issues of the North Dakota AFL-CIO. This series covers the years between 1958 and 1973 and occupies approximately one half cubic feet.

Series IV is made up of copies of convention credentials to State AFL-CIO annual conventions between 1963 and 1979. Broken down according to year, these certificates were presented and notarized at the convention site, authorizing the bearer to enter and participate as a "member in good standing" of the AFL-CIO. Perhaps the most obvious value of these credentials is their documentation of who was in attendance. Many participants in the early years later went on to leadership positions in the union. This series occupies approximately one and one-half cubic feet.

Series V is comprised of a cross-section of primarily political topics not specifically covered in series III. Among the topics covered in this series are voter registration, tax issues, women's issues, civil rights, minimum wage, Democratic Party, Republican Party, senior citizens, Workmen's Compensation, and a host of topics, mostly political, lumped under committee on Public Education (COPE). These COPE materials range from finances and conventions to overt political activism on the union's behalf. Most, if not all, of the files contain correspondence explaining the North Dakota AFL-CIO's point of view on a particular topic, as well as brochures and pamphlets political in nature. In addition, this series shows the increased left-wing bent of the union. This is especially true of the 1972 presidential election where whole-hearted support was thrown behind George McGovern. Political activism permeates virtually all of the files in this series and indeed, the collection as a whole. This can, of course, be attributed to the growth of political activism within the union in the 1960s and 1970s, and also to the general political mileau of the times. This series is most valuable in that regard, showing how the small but vocal North Dakota AFL-CIO began asserting itself. The time period covered by this series ranges between 1938 and 1973, and occupies four and hone half cubic feet.

Series VI is made of AFL, and later AFL-CIO, yearbooks for the State of North Dakota. Beginning in 1923, they are arranged chronically up to 1980. These yearbooks are filled with advertisements from union-shop businesses, photographs of the year's union officers and some rank and file, messages from the North Dakota AFL-CIO president, and at times a message from the national AFL-CIO President. Hopes for the future and achievements of the past are highlighted within these pages too, as well as the obligatory appeal for increased membership. By and large, these volumes are light and somewhat informative, but tend to be superficial in terms of research value. The yearbook series occupies approximately one and one-quarter cubic feet.

Series VII is by far the single largest portion of this collection. Made up of Subject Files by year, this series follows a format of national and state subjects of interest to the union between 1969 and 1977. Each year has roughly the same subject files in each year, but with differing information over the years. Among the consistent topics in this series are convention invitations sent, various local union correspondence, labor disputes, Congressmen and Senators, national unions, audit reports, taxes and the IRS, Legislative action (national and state), education, political parties, leases, budgets, and public relations. Of course, new subjects would be introduced as warranted - such as elections in an election year - and points of view or tone change, too. This series is arguably the most valuable in the collection of ascertaining what the AFL-CIO in North Dakota and, to a more limited degree, the nation, were involved in during the years covered. Correspondence abounds in all of the files, be they political or administration. In addition, notices and personal notes can be found too, giving a more human touch to this sizable series. Series VII occupies eleven and three quarters cubic feet.

Series VIII, occupying one cubic foot, contains a number of audio reel-to-reel and cassette tape recordings of convention speeches of the North Dakota AFL-CIO. These range in years between 1971 and 1979 and are highly political charged affairs, often containing bombasts against political foes. They provide the listener with the predictable hype of any convention of this genre: often amusing, sometimes propagandistic.

Series IX contains the very early records of the Labor Movement in North Dakota in the form of a deacidified scrapbook. Within the pages of this scrapbook, which dates from 1911-1912, are found newspapers clippings and correspondence describing the beginnings of unionism in North Dakota. This scrapbook provides a valuable foundation for research into the Labor Movement in North Dakota. This series occupies three folders or approximately three-quarters of a cubic foot.

SERIES DESCRIPTION


I. Conventions Records: State, with reports on national and local conventions, 1925-1969.

II Minutes and Resolutions: by year, through 1969.

III Constitutional Convention Material: 1957-1972.

IV. Convention Credentials: through 1977.

V. Political Issues: COPE materials, 1959-1969.

VI. Yearbooks, 1923-1980.

VII. Subject Files, by year: 1967-1977.

VIII. Audio Tapes: Reel-to-Reel and Cassette, Conventions, COPE, Music.

IX. Scrapbook: 1911-1912

BOX/FOLDER INVENTORY

Series I: Convention Records

Box 1:
1 Annual Convention of the North Dakota Federation of Labor, 1925
2 Officer Reports: 1930, 1939, 1955, 1959.
3 Annual Convention of the North Dakota State Federation of Labor, 1956
4 Annual Convention of the North Dakota State Federation of Labor, 1956
5 Annual Convention of the North Dakota State Federation of Labor, 1957
6 Annual Convention of the North Dakota State Federation of Labor, 1961
7 Annual Convention of the North Dakota State Federation of Labor, 1962
8 Convention, AFL-CIO, 1963
9 Convention, AFL-CIO, 1964
10 Convention, AFL-CIO, North Dakota, 1964
11 Conventions, National AFL-CIO and Affiliated Union, 1965
12 Convention, AFL-CIO, North Dakota, 1966
13 Convention, AFL-CIO, North Dakota, 1967
14 Convention, AFL-CIO, North Dakota, 1969
15 Convention, AFL-CIO, North Dakota, 1969
16 W. W. Murrey Convention and Memorial, 1967
17 Economic Development Conference, 1967
18 Newspaper Clippings from the 1960s Conventions

Series II: Minutes and Resolutions

Box 2:
1 Minutes and Resolutions, 1950s Conferences
2 AFL-CIO Executive Committee Minutes, 1964
3 AFL-CIO North Dakota Resolutions, 1969
4 Minutes of the AFL-CIO Resolution Meeting, 1969
5 North Dakota State Federation of Labor Minutes and Board Meeting, 1924
6 Resolutions of the AFL-CIO Convention, 1968
7 Resolutions of the AFL-CIO Convention, 1970

Series III: Constitutional Convention Material

8 North Dakota Constitutional Convention, 1958
9 North Dakota Constitutional Convention, 1959
10 North Dakota AFL-CIO "Get Out the 'No' Vote" on Constitutional Vote, 1972
11 North Dakota AFL-CIO "Con-Con" material, 1971-1972
12 North Dakota AFL-CIO "Con-Con" material, 1972-1973
13 North Dakota AFL-CIO "Con-Con" material, 1971-1973
14 Pro-"Right-to-work" material relating to the Constitutional Convention, 1969-1972
15 Resource Publications for the Constitutional Convention Delegates, 1971: letter to support Unicameral government, 1971
16 Newspaper clippings on the Constitutional Convention, 1969-1973; including conference materials published

Series IV: Convention Credentials

Box 3:
1 Conference Credentials, 1967
2 Conference Credentials, 1969
3 Conference Credentials, 1970
4 Conference Credentials, 1971
5 Conference Credentials, 1972
6 Conference Credentials, 1973
7 Conference Credentials, 1974
8 Conference Credentials, 1975
9 Conference Credentials, 1976
10 Conference Credentials, 1977
11 Conference Credentials, 1978
12 Conference Credentials, 1979

Box 4:
1 AFL-CIO Conference Credentials, 1963
2 AFL-CIO Conference Credentials, 1964
3 AFL-CIO Conference Credentials, 1965
4 AFL-CIO Conference Credentials, 1966

Series V: Political Issues and Cope Materials, 1938-1969

5 Miscellaneous Meeting Information, 1938-1948
6 Labor bulletins, 1944-1956
7 Blurbs on political topics, 1957-1967
8 Meetings of the Dispute Board (not minutes), 1958
9 Organizing invitations, 1961
10 IRS correspondence to AFL-CIO, 1962
11 Voter registration fund file, 1962-1963
12 W. W. Murrey correspondence, 1957-1962
13 Education (as a union concern), 1964-1967
14 General correspondence, 1964
15 General correspondence, 1965
16 News releases, 1964-1967
17 Tax Advisory Committee, 1964
18 Women's Activity Director, 1964
19 Labor Review, 1964
20 Ring Wing Activity File, 1964
21 Status of Women File, 1964
22 Taft-Hartley Act File, 1964
23 North Dakota Labor Review, 1965

Box 5:
1 General Correspondence, 1965-1967
2 General Correspondence, 1965-1967
3 Civil Rights, 1964-1967
4 All-Faiths Chapel, Grafton, 1966-1967
5 Unemployment Compensation, 1967
6 Minimum Wage, 1965-1967
7 Calvin Winn, Regional Director, AFL-CIO, 1965-1967
8 North Dakota AFL-CIO Newsletter, 1967-1969
9 COPE Correspondence, 1964-1966
10 Democratic Party, 1964-1966
11 Various and Sundry 1966 Convention Material
12 Labor Commissioner and reapportionment, 1966
13 Congressional votes, AFL-CIO issues, 1966
14 Workmen's Compensation, 1966
15 United Labor League of Minot, 1966-1967
16 Union Label
17 Taxes, 1964-1967
18 Steinal Ad Reports, 1966-1967
19 Senior Citizens, 1967
20 Stanton Smith, Coordinator, 1964-1968
21 Labor Review, 1966-1967
22 Medicare, 1966
23 Manpower Development and Training Act, 1965-1966
24 National Legislation, 1964-1966
25 Legislative Session, 1966-1967

Box 6:
1 Literature Correspondence, 1964-1967
2 Income withholding for non-residents, No Date
3 Indian Culture, Foundation of America, 1967-1968
4 "Hire the Handicapped", 1967
5 "Ability Counts" Writing contest, 1967
6 Freedom Bill, 1967-1968
7 Finances, President, WJD, 1967-1968
8 Fair Ballot Committee, 1968
9 Electric Power, 1964-1967
10 Leadership Training Institute, 1967
11 Affiliation, 1964-1967
12 Farmer's Union, 1967-1968
13 Executive Board, 1964
14 Executive Board, 1965
15 Executive Board, 1966
16 Legislative Session, 1964, 1965
17 Special Committee to Study Labor Laws, 1959-1964
18 Garrison Division, 1964-1965
19 Finance, COPE Fund, 1964; individual contributions, 1964, 1965
20 Health, 1966
21 Regional Director, 1968-1969
22 Social Security, 1967-1969
23 State and City Central Bodies, 1968-1969
24 Executive Board Members correspondence, 1969
25 Convention Minutes, 1969
26 Executive Board Minutes, 1969
27 Office Operations, 1969
28 Karl Bear Incident, 1969
29 Labor Disputes, 1969

Box 7:
1 COPE: Finances and per capita, 1960-1961
2 COPE: Finances and per capita, 1962
3 COPE: State Director Pledges, 1961
4 COPE: State Director Pledges, 1962
5 COPE: Governor Guy, 1961
6 COPE: Correspondence, 1957-1962
7 COPE: Correspondence, 1962-1964
8 COPE: Supplies, 1963-1964
9 COPE: IRS Reports and Forms, 1963
10 COPE: State Director, 1964
11 COPE: Voting Records: 1958-1960, 1960-1962, 1964-1966
12 COPE: Special Instructions, 1960 election
13 COPE: Special Instructions, Letter writing, 1960-1964
14 COPE: Get Out The Vote Budget, 1964
15 COPE: Auxiliaries, Misc., 1956-1957, 1960
16 COPE: National COPE Instruction Letters, 1961-1964
17 COPE: Field Reports, 1961-1962
18 COPE: Seminars and Workshops, 1968
19 COPE: Correspondence regarding finances, 1969-1970
20 COPE: Miscellaneous, 1968-1973
21 COPE: District Divisions, No Date
22 COPE: Information, education for organizing, plus a 1962 guide for organizers, 1965-1970
23 COPE: Medical benefits for the Department of Transportation, 1969-1971
24 COPE: Educational Material, Taft-Hartley, etc., 1972
25 COPE: Educational Conferences, 1973

Box 8:
1 Correspondence, memos, and descriptions of legislation affecting unions, 1972
2 Highway Department Memo concerning HB 1041, February 1975
3 Workmen's Compensation, HB 1043, 1441, 3040
4 HB 1430
5 Reapportionment, March, 1975
6 HB 1120 Personal Services, 1975
7 Various AFL-CIO information on Bills, in state and out, 1973-1975
8 State Personnel System

Series VI: Yearbooks, Souvenir Books, and Inaugural Book, No Folders
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1923
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1926
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1929
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1930
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1931
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1932
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1935
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1936
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1937
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1939
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1940
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1941
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1942
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1943
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1944
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1945
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1946
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1947
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1948
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1949
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1950
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1951
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1952
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1953
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1954
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1955
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1956
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1957
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1958
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1959
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1960
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1961
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1962
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1963
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1964
Bismarck - Mandan Labor Temple, 1965
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1966
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1967
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1968
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1969
Souvenir Book from Bismarck, 1935
Inaugural program, 1949

Box 9:
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1970
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1971
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1972
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1973
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1974
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1975
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1976
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1977
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1978
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1979
Official Yearbook, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1980

Series VII: Subject Files

1 Convention invitations sent, 1969
2 Convention invitations answered, 1969
3 Convention invitations regrets, 1969
4 Fargo-Moorhead Trade and Labor Assembly, 1969
5 Grand Forks Trade and Labor Assembly, 1969
6 Jamestown Central Labor Council, 1969
7 Bismarck-Mandan Trade and Labor Assembly, 1969
8 Minot Central Labor Union, 1969
9 Dickinson Central Body, 1969
10 Other State Federations, 1969
11 Disputes, National, 1969
12 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1969
13 State, County, and Municipal Workers, 1969
14 International Typographical Union, 1969
15 Teamsters, 1969
16 Railroad Brotherhoods, 1969
17 United Mine Workers, 1969
18 Communication Workers of America, 1969
19 American Federation of Teachers, 1969
20 American Federation of Government Employees, 1969
21 Miscellaneous Unions, 1969
22 Legislation, 1969
23 Office of Economic Opportunity
24 Taxes, Surtaxes, 1969
25 Congressman Tom Kleppe's Office, 1969
26 Governor's Office, 1969
27 Workmen's Compensation, 1969
28 Labor Commissioner's Office, 1969
29 Members of the Legislature, 1969
30 Voting Abstracts, 1968 Election
31 Economic Opportunity Office, 1969
32 Vocational Education, 1969
33 North Dakota State Council on Economic Education, 1969
34 Employment Security Bureau, 1969
35 Other State Agencies, 1969
36 Democratic-NPL Party, 1969
37 Republican Party, 1969
38 Legislature, 1969
39 "Right-to-work", 1969
40 Farmer's Union, 1969
41 North Dakota State Educational Association, 1969
42 Educational Television, 1969
43 Editors, 1969
44 Labor Leaders, 1969
45 Audit Reports, 1969
46 IRS State Taxes, Social Security, 1969
47 Unemployment and Workmen's Compensation Payment Records, 1969
48 Expense Records, 1969
49 Yearbook Records, 1969
50 Bank statements and cancelled checks, 1969
51 Pension, 1969

Box 10:
1 Lease, 1969
2 Budget, 1969
3 AFL-CIO Grant, 1969
4 North Dakota AFL-CIO Educational Fund, 1969
No folder General Financial Records, 1969

Box 11:
1 Filing Instructions, letter size, n.d.
2 National AFL-CIO: President's Office, 1970
3 Secretary-Treasurer's Office, 1970
4 Educational Department, 1970
5 Legislative Department, 1970
6 Regional Director's Office, 1970
7 Deputy National Director, COPE, 1970
8 Area Director, COPE, 1970
9 Publication Department, 1970
10 Social Security Department, 1970
11 State and Local, 1970
12 North Dakota AFL-CIO: Executive Board Member’s Correspondence, 1970
13 Executive Board Minutes pertaining to meetings, 1970
14 Office Operations, 1970
15 Labor Disputes in North Dakota, 1970
16 Education, 1970
17 COPE, 1970
18 COPE-WAD (Women’s Activities Department) Director, 1970
19 Convention, 1970
20 Convention, 1970
21 Public Relations, 1970
22 Internal Affairs, North Dakota: Wally Docktor, personal and miscellaneous, 1970
23 Committee for progress in North Dakota, 1970
24 Other State Federations, 1970
25 Other State Federations, 1970
26 International Unions, 1970
27 International Unions, Miscellaneous, 1970
28 International Unions, United Steelworkers, 1970
29 International Unions, Education, 1970
30 State Government and Congressional Records: Burdick's Office, 1970
31 Senator Young's Office, 1970
32 Tom Kleppe's Office, 1970
33 Rep. M. Andrew's Office, 1970
34 Governor's Office, 1970
35 Workmen's Compensation Bureau, 1970
36 Vocational Education, 1970
37 North Dakota Council on Economic Planning, 1970
38 Health Planning, 1970
39 Other State Offices and Commissions, 1970
40 Employment Security Bureau, 1970
41 Department of Labor, 1970
42 Constitutional Convention, 1970
43 Democratic Party, 1970
44 Republican Party, 1970
45 National Rural Anti-Drug Foundation, 1970
46 Audit Reports, 1970
47 IRS, Social Security, State Income Taxes, 1970
48 Unemployment, Workmen's Compensation, 1970
49 Expense Vouchers, 1970
50 Monthly Expense Record, 1970
51 Budget, 1970
52 Insurance bonding, 1970
53 Yearbook Records, 1970
54 Press Clippings

Box 12:
1 Filing Instructions, 1971
2 President's Office, 1971
3 Secretary-Treasurer's Office, 1971
4 Education Department, 1971
5 Legislation Department, 1971
6 Regional Directors Official Organization Department, 1971
7 National Director or Deputy, 1971
8 Research Director, 1971
9 Publication, Minority Division, Accounting, 1971
10 Public Relations, 1971
11 Social Security Department, 1971
12 State and Local Central Bodies, 1971
13 Community Services Department, 1971
14 Miscellaneous Officer, National AFL-CIO, 1971
15 North Dakota: Executive Board Members Correspondence, 1971
16 North Dakota: Executive Board Members, Minutes pertaining to meeting, 1971
17 North Dakota AFL-CIO Constitution and Amendments,1971
18 Office Operations, 1971
19 Labor Disputes in North Dakota, 1971
20 Education, 1971
21 COPE, 1971
22 Convention, 1971
23 Convention Invitations sent, 1971
24 Fraternal, 1971
25 Public Relations, 1971
26 Wallace Dockter, Personal
27 North Dakota Legislative Council, 1971
28 Roster of North Dakota Labor Unions, 1971
29 Fargo-Moorhead Trade and Labor Assembly, 1971
30 Minot Central Labor Union, 1971
31 Jamestown Central Labor Council, 1971
32 Dickinson Central Body, 1971
33 Assorted Federations, 1971
34 CWA, 1971
35 Miscellaneous Unions, 1971
36 Labor Leadership Training Project, 1971
37 National Legislation, 1971
38 Senator Burdick's Office, 1971
39 Congressman Link's Office, 1971
40 Congressman Andrew's Office, 1971
41 Vocational Education, North Dakota Advisory Council, 1971
42 Governor's Office, 1971
43 Vocational Rehabilitation, 1971
44 Health Planning, 1971
45 Employment Security Bureau, 1971
46 Other State Offices and Committees, 1971
47 Governor's Council on Human Resources, 1971
48 Democratic Party, 1971
49 Legislature, 1971
50 Constitutional Convention, 1971
51 Legislation, 1971
52 Farmer's Union, 1971
53 Audit Reports, 1971
54 IRS Social Security Tax, and State Income Taxes, 1971
55 Unemployment and Workmen's Compensation Payment Record, 1971
56 Expense Vouchers, 1971
57 Budget, 1971
58 Insurance and Bonding, 1971
59 Yearbook-Goodside Contract, 1971
60 News Releases, 1971

Box 13:
1 Copies of Senate Bills and House Resolutions affecting Labor in North Dakota, 1972
2 "Today's Issues", 1972-1975
3 Legislative Session, 1975
4 Records of the fate of bills in North Dakota Legislature, 1975
5 Audit Reports, July 1, 1968-June 30, 1969
6 Audit Reports, July 1, 1969-June 30, 1970 Audit Reports, July 1, 1970-June 30, 1971
7 Audit Reports, July 1, 1971-June 30, 1972
8 Audit Reports, July 1, 1972-June 30, 1973
9 Audit Reports, July 1, 1973-June 30, 1974
10 Audit Reports, July 1, 1974-June 30, 1975
11 Audit Reports, July 1, 1975-June 30, 1976
12 Unaudited Financial Statements, 1976-1977
13 Unaudited Financial Statements, 1971-1973
14 Report on Examination, 1979
15 Management Letter, 1979
16 Bob Kallberg's North Dakota Report, 1976
No Folder Calendars with meeting information, 1974-1976
No Folder Appointment books, 1973-1978

Box 14:
1 Filing Instructions, 1972
2 National Director or Deputy, 1972
3 President's Office, 1972
4 National Director's Office, 1972
5 Regional Director's Office, 1972
6 COPE Department, 1972
7 Publication Department, 1972
8 State and Local Central Bodies, 1972
9 Executive Board Members Correspondence, 1972
10 North Dakota AFL-CIO Constitution and Amendments, 1972
11 Members, 1972
12 Office Operation, 1972
13 COPE, 1972
14 Convention, 1972
15 Convention, 1972
16 Convention, 1972
17 Personal and Miscellaneous, Wallace Dockter, 1972
18 Fargo-Moorhead Trade and Labor Assembly, 1972
19 Minot Central Labor Union, 1972
20 Dickinson Central Body, 1972
21 Assorted Federations, 1972
22 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1972
23 Teamsters, 1972
24 North Dakota: United Transportation Union, 1972
25 Communication Workers of America, 1972
26 Miscellaneous Unions, 1972
27 Department of Labor, 1972
28 Legislation, 1972
29 Senator Burdick's Office, 1972
30 Senator Young's Office, 1972
31 Congressman Link's Office, 1972
32 Congressman Andrew's Office, 1972
33 Governor's Office, 1972
34 Vocational Rehabilitation, 1972
35 Health Planning, 1972
36 Employment Security Bureau, 1972
37 Governor's Council on Human Resources, 1972
38 United Fund, 1972
39 Candidates for Office, 1972
40 Democratic Party, 1972
41 Republican Party, 1972
42 Legislature, 1972
43 Constitutional Convention, 1972
44 Constitutional Convention, 1972
45 Constitutional Convention, 1972
46 Constitutional Convention, 1972
47 Members of the Legislature, 1972
48 Audit Reports, 1972
49 IRS, Social Security, State Income Taxes, 1972
50 Unemployment and Workmen's Compensation, 1972
51 Monthly Executive Board Reports, 1972
52 Budget, 1972
53 AFL-CIO Grant, 1972
54 Yearbook-Goodside Contract, 1972

Box 15:
1 Filing Instructions, 1973
2 President's Office, 1973
3 Secretary-Treasurer's Office, 1973
4 Education Department, 1973
5 Legal Department, 1973
6 Legislation Department, 1973
7 National Director's Office, 1973
8 Regional Director's Office, 1973
9 COPE Department, 1973
10 Research Director, 1973
11 Publication Department, 1973
12 Public Relations National Department, 1973
13 State and Central Bodies, 1973
14 Community Service's Department, 1973
15 Right-to-work, 1973
16 Executive Board Members Correspondence, 1973
17 Executive Board Minutes, 1973
18 North Dakota AFL-CIO Constitution and Amendments, 1973
19 Convention Minutes, 1973
20 Convention, 1973
21 Convention, 1973
22 Public Relations, State, 1973
23 Bismarck-Mandan Trade and Labor Assembly, 1973
24 Fargo-Moorhead Trade and Labor Assembly, 1973
25 Grand Forks Trade and Labor Assembly, 1973
26 Jamestown Central Labor Council, 1973
27 Dickinson Labor Council, 1973
28 Assorted Federations, 1973
29 Disputes, National Level, 1973
30 Miscellaneous Unions, 1973
31 Department of Labor, 1973
32 Consumer Issues, 1973
33 Senator Burdick's Office, 1973
34 Senator Young's Office, 1973
35 Congressman Andrew's Office, 1973
36 Governor's Office, 1973
37 News Releases, 1973
38 Committee on Industry and Business, 1973
39 North Dakota State Legislative Council, 1973
40 Members of Legislature, 1973
41 Legislation, 1973
42 REC's, 1973
43 Audit Reports, 1973
44 Unemployment and Workmen's Compensation Payment Records, 1973
45 IRS, Social Security, State Income Taxes, 1973
46 Expense Vouchers plus Cost Report, 1973
47 Yearbook-Goodside Contract, 1973
48 Yearbook-Goodside Contract, 1973
49 Roster of Affiliated Organization, 1973

Box 16:
1 President's Office, 1979
2 Legislative Department, 1974
3 COPE Department, 1974
4 National Director or Deputy, 1974
5 Regional Director's Office, 1974
6 Publication Department, 1974
7 Public Relations, 1974
8 Social Security, 1974
9 REC's, 1974
10 National Farmer's Organization, 1974
11 Farmer's Union, 1974
12 Members of the Legislature and Legislation of 1974
13 State Legislative Council, 1974
14 Republican Party, 1974
15 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 1974
16 Candidates for Office, 1974
17 Democratic Party, 1974
18 State Highway Department, 1974
19 American Revolution Bicentennial Committee, 1974
20 Governor's Council on Human Resources, 1974
21 Health, Planning, and Alcoholism, 1974
22 Governor Link's Office, 1974
23 Congressman Mark Andrew's Office, 1974
24 Senator Young's Office, 1974
25 Senator Burdick's Office, 1974
26 United Transportation Union, 1974
27 State, County, and Municipal Employees, 1974
28 Communication Workers of America, 1974
29 Assorted Federations, 1974
30 Williston Labor Council, 1974
31 Dickinson Labor Council, 1974
32 Minot Central Labor Union, 1974
33 Jamestown Central Labor, 1974
34 Grand Forks Trade and Labor Assembly, 1974
35 Fargo-Moorhead Trade and Labor Assembly, 1974
36 Bismarck-Mandan Trade and Labor Assembly, 1974
37 Miscellaneous Auxiliaries, 1974
38 North Dakota Legislative Council, 1974
39 Wallace Dockter, Personal and Miscellaneous, 1974
40 Public Relations, 1974
41 Convention, 1974
42 Convention, 1974
43 COPE, 1974
44 Office Operation 1974
45 North Dakota AFL-CIO Constitution and Amendments, 1974
46 Executive Board Members Correspondence, 1974
47 Community Services, 1974
48 Union Label Department, 1974
49 State and Central Bodies, 1974

Box 17:
1 Audit Reports, 1974
2 IRS, Social Security, State Income Tax, 1974
3 Unemployment and Workmen's Compensation, 1974
4 Insurance Information, 1974
5 Democratic Party Material, 1974
6 Consumer Federation of America, 1974
7 Workmen's Compensation, 1974
8 Workmen's Compensation, 1974
9 Workmen's Compensation, 1974
10 Workmen's Compensation, 1974
11 Workmen's Compensation, 1974
12 Budget, 1974
13 Filing Instructions, 1974

Box 18:
1 Legislative Department, 1975
2 Educational Department, 1975
3 Community Services Department, 1975
4 Community Services Department, 1975
5 Executive Board Members Correspondence, 1975
6 North Dakota AFL-CIO Constitution and Amendments, 1975
7 Office Operations, 1975
8 Convention, 1975
9 Wallace Docktor, Personal and Miscellaneous, 1975
10 Auxiliaries, 1975
11 Bismarck-Mandan Trade and Labor Assembly, 1975
12 Fargo-Moorhead Trade and Labor Assembly, 1975
13 Assorted Federations, 1975
14 Building and Construction Trades, 1975
15 National Legislation, Health Security, Senior Citizens, 1975
16 Senator Burdick's Office, 1975
17 Governor's Office, 1975
18 Workmen's Compensation, 1975
19 American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1975
20 American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1975
21 Department of Labor, 1975
22 Legislation, 1975
23 North Dakota State Legislative Council, 1975
24 Committee "B" on Industry and Business, 1975
25 Audit Reports, 1975
26 IRS, Social Security, Income Taxes, 1975
27 Unemployment and Workmen's Compensation Payment Records, 1975
28 Travel Vouchers, 1975
29 Finances, Voter Participation, 1975
30 Consumer Federation of America, 1975

Box 19:
1 Consumer Federation, 1975
2 North Dakota State Legislature, 1975
3 Committee "B" on Industry and Business, 1975
4 Yearbook-Goodside Contract, 1975
5 Miscellaneous, 1975

Box 20:
1 President's Office, 1976
2 Frank Emig, Assistant Director, 1976
3 National Director, 1976
4 Auxiliaries, 1976
5 Department of Education, 1976
6 Labor Studies Center, 1976
7 Department of Legislation, 1976
8 Department of Public Relations, 1976
9 Department of Publications, 1976
10 Building and Construction Trades, 1976
11 Public Employees, 1976
12 North Dakota AFL-CIO Construction and Amendments, 1976
13 Personal (W. Docktor), 1976
14 Executive Board Member Correspondence, 1976
15 Convention, 1976
16 Convention, 1976
17 Invitations sent/visitors, 1976
18 COPE, 1976
19 COPE, 1976
20 Audit Report, 1976
21 IRS Social Security Quarterly Report, 1976
22 Unemployment Tax, Quarterly Report, 1976
23 Workmen's Compensation, 1976
24 State Income Tax, 1976
25 Expense Vouchers, 1976
26 AFL-CIO Grant, 1976
27 Insurance, 1976
28 Yearbook, 1976
29 Minot Central Labor Union, 1976
30 Grand Forks Trade and Labor Assembly, 1976
31 Fargo-Moorhead Trade and Labor Assembly, 1976
32 Jamestown Central Labor Committee, 1976
33 Bismarck-Mandan Trade and Labor Association, 1976
34 Dickinson Labor Council, 1976
35 Miscellaneous Labor (state) material, 1976
36 Senator Burdick's Office, 1976
37 Senator Young's Office, 1976
38 Congressman Andrew's Office, 1976
39 Governor's Office, 1976

Box 21:
1 Employment Security Bureau, 1976
2 Health Planning, 1976
3 Alcoholism 1976
4 Council of Human Resources, 1976
5 Manpower Service Council, 1976
6 CETA, 1976
7 CETA applications, 1976
8 AFL-CIO Manpower Correspondence, 1976
9 United Tribes Educational Training Center, 1976
10 Council of Economic Education, 1976
11 Post-secondary Education, (1202 Commission), 1976
12 Continuing Education, 1976
13 Vocational Education, 1976
14 American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
15 Other State Offices, 1976
16 Governor's Task Force on Refugees, 1976
17 IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), 1976
18 Roofer's International Union, 1976
19 Democratic Party, 1976
20 Candidates for Office, 1976
21 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 1976
22 Republic Party, 1976
23 Candidates for Office, 1976
24 Legislation, 1976
25 State Legislative Council, 1976
26 Farmer's Union - North Dakota Health Security Act, 1976
27 Rural Electric Cooperative, Basin Electric, 1976
28 Consumer Federation of American, 1976

Box 22:
1 CETA, 1977
2 Vocational Rehabilitation, 1977
3 American Bicentennial Commission, 1977
4 Central Personal Division, 1977
5 State Planning Division, 1977
6 Tax Commissioner, 1977
7 Status of Women, 1977
8 Housing and Urban Development, 1977
9 Democratic Party, 1977
10 Legislation, 1977
11 State Legislative Council, 1977
12 Members of the Legislature, 1977
13 Committee on Industry, Business, and Labor, "A", 1977
14 "Right-to-Work", 1977
15 Committee on Industry, Business and Labor, "B", 1977
16 Committee on Judiciary "A", 1977
17 Judicial Article, 1977
18 Farmer's Union - North Dakota Health Secretary, 1977
19 Rural Electric Cooperative and Basin Electric, 1977
20 North Dakota Educational Association, 1977
21 Easter Seal - U.S. Savings Bond, 1977
22 Dakota Association of Native Americans, 1977
23 United Fund, 1977
24 Disabled Workers of North Dakota, 1977
25 Workmen's Compensation Advisory Committee, 1977
26 Business and Industrial Development Department, 1977
27 North Dakota Commission for Humanities and Public Issues, 1977
29 Attorneys, Educators, 1977
30 Filed newsletters/form letters, 1977

Series VIII: Audio Tapes

Box 23:
Reel-to-Reel October, 1971 Convention
Reel-to-Reel October, 1971 Convention
Reel-to-Reel October, 1971 Convention
Reel-to-Reel October, 1971 Convention
Reel-to-Reel August, 1972 Convention
Reel-to-Reel August, 1972 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1973 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1973 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1974 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1974 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1974 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1975 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1975 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1975 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1976 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1976 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1976 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1976 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1977 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1977 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1977 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1977 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1977 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1978 Convention
Reel-to-Reel September, 1978 Convention
Reel-to-Reel COPE - George Meany, 1976
Reel-to-Reel COPE - Nelson Rockefeller, 1964
Cassettes Charlie Pride tape
Cassettes Constitutional Convention, 1972
Cassettes Convention tapes, 1972
Cassettes Convention tapes, 1973
Cassettes Convention tapes, 1974
Cassettes Convention tapes, 1975
Cassettes Convention tapes, 1977
Cassettes Convention tapes, 1979
Cassettes Ten unmarked or blank tapes: of those marked, no date is
available

Series IX: Early Records

Box 24:
1 Deacidified scrapbook, contains news clips and biography of early labor leaders of state and nation, 1911
2 Deacidified scrapbook, contains news clips and biography of early labor leaders of state and nation, 1911
3 Deacidified scrapbook, contains news clips and biography of early labor leaders of state and nation, 1912

Oversize Records

Oversize Financial Records of the North Dakota AFL-CIO, General Fund and COPE, 1967-1971

August 12, 2009 accession

Box 25:
1 Correspondence from North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1970-1979
2 Correspondence, State Offices, 1953-1977 (bulk 1970s)
3 Correspondence from unions, 1971-1977
4 Correspondence from national AFL-CIO, 1972-1978
5 Correspondence, National Offices, 1974-1978
6 Correspondence and workshop and exhibit material, 1972-1979
7 Grand Forks 1997 flood, 1997-1998
8 Grand Forks 1997 flood, 1997-1998
9 Flood relief information, MN AFL-CIO and other sources, 1997
10 ND AFL-CIO flood material, 1997
11 Newsletters, 1973-1982 (bulk 1979)
12 Newspaper clippings and cartoons, 1972-1979
13 “Right-to-work,” 1954-1975
14 Balanced National Growth and Economic Development, 1977-1978
15 Balanced National Growth and Economic Development, 1977-1978
16 Secretary-Treasurer’s Financial Reports, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983
17 Constitution and by-laws, 1975-1976
18 Handouts, pamphlets, and informational material, 1973-1977
19 Petitions, 1981
20 Worker’s compensation, 1975-1979 (bulk 1979)
21 Labor and the Legislature, 1977-1995
22 1997 ND AFL-CIO Convention, September 11-19, 1997
23 1995 ND AFL-CIO Convention, September 21-23, 1995
24 Minimum wage orders, 1976-1977
25 Constitutional amendment, 1973
26 Bills, 1974-1978
27 State Historical Society of North Dakota, 1982
28 Printed and photocopied information, 1979 & n.d.
29 Tax statements, mailing addresses, articles, press releases, meeting minutes, correspondence, working americans bicentennial project blueprint, legislative districting maps, reports, notes on bills, 1969-1998

Box 26:
1 ND AFL-CIO Convention Resolutions, 1968
2 ND AFL-CIO Convention Correspondence, 1968
3 ND AFL-CIO Convention material, 1968
4 AFL-CIO Convention material (non-North Dakota), 1963-1969
5 Convention Invitatons, ND AFL-CIO, 1968
6 COPE Reports, 1968
7 COPE Correspondence, 1968
8 COPE-WAD, 1968
9 Corporation farming, 1968
10 Dockter, personal, 1968
11 Democratic-NPL Party, 1968
12 Democratic National Convention, 1968
13 Education, 1968
14 Election, 1968
15 Executive Board Minutes, 1968
16 Fair Ballot Committee, 1968
17 ND AFL-CIO Report on Examination, July 1, 1967 through June 30, 1968
18 Financial Reports, 1968
19 Contract - car, 1968
20 Secretary-Treasurer's Financial Reports, 1968
21 General correspondence, 1968
22 General correspondence - Dickinson-Williston meetings, 1968
23 Hubert H. Humphrey, 1968
24 Invitations, 1968
25 John F. Kennedy Memorial Center, 1968
26 Labor Day, 1968
27 Department of Labor Publications, 1967-1968
28 National Labor Relations Act, 1968
29 Labor Review, 1968
30 Bonding, 1960s
31 Bonding, 1968
32 Herschel Lashkowitz for Senate committee, 1968
33 Leadership Training Institute, 1968
34 Legislation, 1968
35 North Dakota Legislature, 1966-1967
36 Newsletters, North Dakota AFL-CIO, 1968
37 Organization (Labor), 1968
38 Postage, 1968
39 Press Releases, 1968
40 Redlin for Congress Committee, 1968
41 National Strikes, 1968
42 Taxes, 1968
43 Voting Records, 1965-1966
44 Wage Rates, 1968
45 Wage - Fair Labor Standards Act, 1968
46 Guaranteed Annual Wage, 1968
47 Workmen's Compensation Bureau, 1968

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