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Guide to the Edward K. Welsh Papers
||Welsh, Edward K., 1902-1979
||Edward K. Welsh Papers
||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.
||4.25 linear feet in 4 record cartons and 5 folders
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||Materials are in English. There are also likely some materials in Spanish and in several