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Guide to the Edward K. Welsh Papers TAM.074

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Emily M. Belcher, 1981; Wendy Scheir and Gail Malmgreen, 2005; and Tamiment staff, 2009

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 05, 2016
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Rachel Schimke for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials. Updated by Giana Ricci for DACS compliance.   , 5/13/2013, 10/3/2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Welsh, Edward K., 1902-1979
Title: Edward K. Welsh Papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1930-1974
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1960-1969
Abstract: Edward K. Welsh (1902-1979) began his career as a union organizer in 1930. In the 1940s, he was hired by the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) to organize workers in the steel, auto, and textile industries in the United States. He later organized laborers at the Panama Canal Zone. In 1961, the AFL-CIO sent Welsh to Africa as part of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to assist various African trade union movements. He spent three and a half years in Africa. The collection mainly documents Welsh's trade union work in the United States and Africa, but also reflects some of his nonunion activities.
Quantity: 4.25 linear feet in 4 record cartons and 5 folders
Location note: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English. There are also likely some materials in Spanish and in several African languages.
Call Phrase: TAM.074