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California Labor Federation records, part 5

Identifier: larc-ms-0333

Scope and Contents

Collection contains records of the California Labor Federation from 1909 to 2000. Predominantly consist of California Labor Federation In The News, bound clippings collated by a news clippings service covering the years 1998 to 2000, and pamphlets, speeches, and clippings related to the history of Labor Day. Earlier material consist of pamphlets on labor issues, booklets of agreements and proceedings, labor-related comic books, and promotional flyers and ephemera used to gather opposition to propositions. George W, John's 1989 unpublished manuscript on the history of the San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO is also included in this collection.


  • 1909-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 2000



Collection is open for research.


Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Historical note

The California Labor Federation AFL-CIO was founded in 1901 as the California Federation of Labor. It is made up of more than 1,200 different unions representing workers in the manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, and entertainment industries.


1.5 Cubic Feet (1 box, 1 carton)

Language of Materials



Records from the California Labor Council, 1909 to 2000.


Arranged as received.


Donated by Greg Castillo on January 16, 2008.

Related Archival Materials

This collection is part 5 of the California Labor Federation records. Parts 1, 2, 3 4, and 6 contain California Labor Federation subject files, published materials, ephemera, administrative records, and correspondence.

Ephemera from 2011.007 was integrated in to this collection.

Separated Materials

Join The Crusade For Freedom poster by the National Committee for a Free Europe, Inc. was removed and transferred to LARC artifacts.

Processing Information

Processed by Frances Wratten Kaplan in 2015.

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Repository Details

Part of the Labor Archives and Research Center Repository

San Francisco State University
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco 94132-1722 USA
(415) 405-5571