Visit the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives at the University of Maryland’s University Libraries

AFL-CIO merger

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) established the George Meany Memorial Archives in 1980 to honor the memory of George Meany, its first president, and to preserve AFL-CIO historical records and make them available for research.

Consisting of approximately 40 million documents and other material, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives helps researchers better understand pivotal social movements in this country, including those to gain rights for women, children and minorities.

On October 1, 2013, the entire collection was transferred from the National Labor College to the University of Maryland’s University Libraries. It was the largest single donation to the University Libraries and complements the University’s other labor-related collections.

After closing the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives for a short time, selections have reopened to the public. For an updated list of reopened materials, visit the Special Collections blog.

For more about the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives, please visit the University of Maryland’s University Libraries website.