Finding Aid for the Philip Marshall Connelly Collection of Los Angeles CIO Industrial Union Council Records, 1942-1957

Processed by Saundra Taylor; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Philip Marshall Connelly Collection of Los Angeles CIO Industrial Union Council Records, 1942-1957

Collection number: 2015

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division

Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Saundra Taylor, December 1972
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Philip Marshall Connelly Collection of Los Angeles CIO Industrial Union Council Records,
Date (inclusive): 1942-1957
Collection number: 2015
Creator: Connelly, Philip Marshall
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

  • Gift of Ted Ellsworth, 1970.
  • Purchase, 1972.
  • Collection was originally housed in the UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations Library.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Philip Marshall Connelly Collection of Los Angeles CIO Industrial Union Council Records (Collection 2015). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964510 

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, and photographs relating to the Los Angeles labor movement and activities during the 1940s and 1950s. Includes files on 1948 national CIO convention, Henry Wallace third party movement, Mexican and South American labor, U.S. motors strike, opposition to 1946 subversives act, Catholic Interracial Council, anti-Taft-Hartley campaign, relations with Los Angeles mayor Fletcher Bowron, black community relations, and AFL-CIO Brotherhood cooperation.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Los Angeles CIO (Boxes 1-3).
  2. Ford-CIO, ca. 1948-50 (Boxes 4-5).
  3. Scrapbook clippings, poster layouts, photographs (Box 6).
  4. Poster of Vicente Lombardo Toledano (Box 7).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Connelly, Philip Marshall--Archives.
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.).
Labor unions--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Container List


Los Angeles CIO

Box 1, Folder 1

Council annual elections.

Box 1, Folder 2

Charges against N.Y. council.

Box 1, Folder 3

National CIO effort (1946) to organize BRT members in Southern California. Also printing craftsmen into lithographers.

Box 1, Folder 4

Early shoe worker organization dispute with AFL (William Green signature).

Box 1, Folder 5

Report to Los Angeles council re1948 national CIO convention at Portland.

Box 1, Folder 6

Challenged election of council delegate to 1947 national convention.

Box 1, Folder 7

Political split over Marshall Plan and Third party threat.

Box 1, Folder 8

Attack on council sponsored personnel on community agencies by right wing.

Box 1, Folder 9

1947 council election.

Box 1, Folder 10

Steelworkers drive against Wallace - Third party proponents.

Box 1, Folder 11

Take over activities - pro and con.

Box 1, Folder 12

History campaign to oust Bridges as California director.

Box 1, Folder 13

First Herald-Express strike (1946).

Box 1, Folder 14

Huntington Park Bulletin - strike.

Box 1, Folder 15

CIO council vs. publications re Third party candidates.

Box 1, Folder 16

CIO council relations with Mexican and South American labor.

Box 1, Folder 17

Early CIO in California.

Box 1, Folder 18

CIO building photographs.

Box 1, Folder 19

Early Hearst guild organizing in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

Box 2, Folder 1

U.S. Motors strike.

Box 2, Folder 2

Labor community campaign vs. G.L.K. Smith.

Box 2, Folder 3

Opposition to 1946 subversives act.

Box 2, Folder 4

CIO council campaigns for Palestine defense.

Box 2, Folder 5

CIO and Catholic Interracial Council.

Box 2, Folder 6

Council civil rights fights vs. police brutality.

Box 2, Folder 7

Labor day parades.

Box 2, Folder 8

Labor day parade photos, also other years.

Box 2, Folder 9

Guild left-right issues in 1950s.

Box 3, Folder 1

Anti Taft-Harley campaign.

Box 3, Folder 2

North American Aircraft pre-war strike-labor wartime follow-ups.

Box 3, Folder 3

Hollywood Citizen News strike.

Box 3, Folder 4

Hollywood Citizen News strike photos.

Box 3, Folder 5

1943 campaign vs. Smith - Connelly congressmen.

Box 3, Folder 6

Relations with Mayor Bowron (up and down).

Box 3, Folder 7

Council - Negro community relations.

Box 3, Folder 8

Anti Munt-Nixon Bill campaign photos.

Box 3, Folder 9

UE national convention in Long Beach.

Box 3, Folder 10

Council war cooperation activities.

Box 3, Folder 11

Visit to Los Angeles by various CIO and other “brass.”

Box 3, Folder 12

Photo instances of AFL-CIO Brotherhood cooperation.

Box 3, Folder 13

Los Angeles CIO Council Report.

Box 3, Folder 14


Box 3, Folder 15


Oversize Box 6

Scrapbook re industrial labor clippings, July 1945-February 1946.

Oversize Box 6

Poster layouts.

Physical Description: [8 items].
Oversize Box 6

Photographs re union activities, ca. 1942-1945.

Physical Description: [15 photos].
Oversize Box 6

Files re Ford-CIO, ca. 1948-1950.


Chronological Files

Box 4, Folder 1


Box 4, Folder 2

January-February 1948.

Box 4, Folder 3

March 1948.

Box 4, Folder 4

April-May 1948.

Box 4, Folder 5

June-August 1948.

Box 4, Folder 6


Box 4, Folder 7

January-April 1949.

Box 4, Folder 8

May-December 1949.

Box 4, Folder 9


Box 4, Folder 10

Miscellaneous materials, unsorted.

Box 4, Folder 11

Clippings, unsorted.


Subject Files

Box 5, Folder 1

File of New York Guild paper, Front Page, January 1947-September 1948.

Box 5, Folder 2

Reisel material and CIO News times of council take-over.

Box 5, Folder 3

Council ouster campaign throughout the country other than California.

Box 5, Folder 4

Literature re split over Marshall Plan and Wallace “third party” move.

Box 5, Folder 5

Miscellaneous printed material.

Box 7

Poster of Vicente Lombardo Toledano.


(Formerly in Box 1, folder 16.)