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Guide to the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), District Council 37 Records WAG.265

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Laura Helton and Mark Berger, 2007-2008.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 11, 2022
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Kelly Haydon to state some audiovisual materials have been digitized and are accessible to patrons.  Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for additional administration information and the incorporation of archived websites  , July 2019 , September 2020

Descriptive Summary

Creator: AFSCME. District Council 37 (New York, N.Y.)
Source: AFSCME. District Council 37 (New York, N.Y.)
Source - dnr: Roberts, Lillian
Source - dnr: Nash, Ken
Title: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), District Council 37 Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1944-2014
Dates [bulk]: 1957-2000
Abstract: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, District Council 37 is an umbrella group of 56 local unions representing public employees in New York City. Chartered in 1944, DC 37 has grown from an organization of less than a thousand employees in the city's parks, hospital, finance, and health departments to the country's largest federation of public employees, with more than 125,000 members working in the city's agencies and cultural institutions. The collection contains constitutions, minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, leaflets, websites, and printed material documenting the history of DC 37 from 1957 to 2004, with significant coverage of the 1950s to early 1980s. The materials chronicle the tenure of executive directors Jerry Wurf, Calogero Taibi, Victor Gotbaum, and Stanley Hill, as well as the leadership of associate director Lillian Roberts (who returned to DC 37 in 2002 as executive director). Also represented are records of DC 37's Legal Department, including files on its advocacy for women's pay equity, and records of the Communications Department, documenting the union's newspaper, Public Employee Press. In addition, this collection contains eight boxes of audio reels and cassettes, the bulk of which are recordings of DC 37's radio show "It's Your City, It's Our Job."
Quantity: 69.75 Linear Feet in 73 boxes
Quantity: 4 websites in 4 archived websites.
Language: .
Call Phrase: WAG.265