Finding Aid for the Philip Marshall Connelly Collection of Los Angeles CIO Industrial Union Council Records, 1942-1957 LSC.2015

Finding aid prepared by Saundra Taylor; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Philip Marshall Connelly Collection of Los Angeles CIO Industrial Union Council records
Creator: Connelly, Philip Marshall
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2015
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1942-1957
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
General Physical Description note: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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  • 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). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: UCLA Catalog Record ID: 999645103606533 

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).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Labor unions -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archives.
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
Connelly, Philip Marshall--Archives.


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

box 1, folder 4

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

box 1, folder 5

Report to Los Angeles council re national CIO convention at Portland. 1948

box 1, folder 6

Challenged election of council delegate to national convention. 1947

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

council election. 1947

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 subversives act. 1946

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

campaign vs. Smith - Connelly congressmen. 1943

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


box 6

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

box 6

Poster layouts.

General Physical Description note: [8 items].
box 6

Photographs re union activities, . ca. 1942-1945

General Physical Description note: [15 photos].
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

. 1948

box 4, folder 7

. January-April 1949

box 4, folder 8

. May-December 1949

box 4, folder 9

. 1950

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.

General note

(Formerly in Box 1, folder 16.)