American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

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The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) traces its roots to Madison, Wisconsin where, in 1932, a small group of professional state employees organized to protect and promote the civil service. By 1936, the group gained recognition from the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and became AFSCME. By 1955 when the AFL merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), AFSCME’s composition was expanding to include blue-collar public employees, and its focus had shifted to collective bargaining. Since that time, AFSCME has grown to one of the largest unions in the AFL-CIO, boasting 1.4 million members today. AFSCME represents workers in a variety of roles including corrections, emergency services, education, health care, law enforcement, public administration, public works, housing, and transportation.

The Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University became the official repository for AFSCME in 1974. Since that time, it has collected the records of the union's international headquarters and some locals, as well as the personal papers of prominent union members.

The AFSCME collection abstracts, audio files, and images on our website are just a part of our total AFSCME Collection. Please contact Stefanie Caloia, the AFSCME Archivist, if you have any concerns, questions, or comments.

For more information about AFSCME please visit the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Web site.

AFSCME Administration Department RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Business Office RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Career Development Program RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Central Files Department RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Central Regional Office: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Clerical Administrative Campaign RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Communications Department RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Education and Leadership Training Department RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME International Executive Board (I.E.B.) RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Legislation and Political Education Department RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Local 1259: Detroit Public Library RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Local 1733: Memphis, Tennessee RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Local 496: Genesee County, Michigan RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Michigan Council 25 RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Office of the President: Arnold S. Zander RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Office of the President: Gerald W. McEntee RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Office of the President: Jack Howard RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Office of the President: Jerry Wurf RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman/Joseph Ames RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: William Lucy RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Organizing Department RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Program Development Department Records, Part 1 & 2Abstracts
AFSCME Public Policy Analysis Department RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME PublicationsAbstracts
AFSCME Retiree Department RecordsAbstracts
AFSCME Women's Rights Department RecordsAbstracts
Olive R. Beasley PapersAbstracts
Thelma Bernstein PapersAbstracts
Al Bilik PapersAbstracts
Gordon W. Chapman PapersAbstracts
Alton Cobb PapersAbstracts
David Hershey PostersAbstracts
Elaine Graves PapersAbstracts
Susan Holleran PapersAbstracts
Bob Johnson PapersAbstracts
Joseph Goulden PapersAbstracts
Leo Kramer PapersAbstracts
Milton Tambor PapersAbstracts
Jerry and Mildred Wurf PapersAbstracts
Holgate Young PapersAbstracts
Richard Zweiback PapersAbstracts
AFSCME Radio SpotsAudio
AFSCME Radio SpotsAudio
AFSCME Radio SpotsAudio
AFSCME Radio SpotsAudio
AFSCME Radio SpotsAudio
AFSCME Radio SpotsAudio
AFSCME Radio SpotsAudio
AFSCME Radio SpotsAudio
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