Inventory of the California State Federation of Labor (CSFL) Photograph Collection #15

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Inventory of the California State Federation of Labor (CSFL) Photograph Collection #15

Accession number: 1989/072

Labor Archives & Research Center



San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • Labor Archives & Research Center
  • San Francisco State University
  • 480 Winston Drive
  • San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone: (415) 564-4010
  • Fax: (415) 564-3606
  • Email: larc@sfsu.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.sfsu.edu/special/larc.html
Processed by:
The Labor Archives & Research Center staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 San Francisco State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Federation of Labor (CSFL) Photograph Collection #15
Accession number: 1989/072
Creator: California State Federation of Labor
Extent: 25 folders
Repository: San Francisco State University. Labor Archives & Research Center
San Francisco, California 94132
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Center's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives & Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives & Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California State Federation of Labor (CSFL) Photograph Collection #15, 1989/072, Labor Archives & Research Center, San Francisco State University.

Intoduction

This photograph collection was generated by the California State Federation of Labor (CSFL) and its newspaper, the California AFL-CIO News. The collection was donated to the Labor Archives and Research Center by Greg Castillo, Librarian, CSFL Library. This collection was processed by Carol Cuenod under the supervision of Karen Lewis.

History

Representatives of sixty-one unions and five central bodies convened in San Francisco, January 1901, and organized the State Federation of Labor. The only group of workers which refused to affiliate was the building trades unions. They, in turn, formed the State Building Trades Council later that same year. This situation was reversed however in 1910 when P. H. McCarthy, President of the Building Trades Council, permitted building trades locals to affiliate with labor councils in their community and with the CSFL.
The next division occurred in 1936 when locals which affiliated with the emerging Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) either withdrew or were expelled from the CSFL. The CIO unions formed the California Industrial Union Council, which was the second state labor federation until 1956. With the merger of the national AFL and CIO that year, a committee from the two California federations was established. It took almost three years to agree upon merger language which resolved the problems of jurisdiction and feelings of enmity between the two groups.
One of the major functions of the Federation has been political and legislative activity. They lobby for and against legislation which affects the welfare of workers, and endorse candidates based upon their record and commitments to the labor movement.
The most powerful office holder in the CSFL is the secretary-treasurer, who usually serves as the Federation's political spokesman in Sacramento as well.

Scope and Content

The collection is made up of 147 black and white images, 113 of which are 8" x 10;" the balance range from 2" x 3" to 5" x 7." All photographs are housed in one document box. They span the years from 1934 to 1950. The bulk are in the 1940s.
There are two series: 1) portraits of individuals or groups of individuals, arranged alphabetically by the key person in the photograph. Others are cross-referenced. 2) Subjects, arranged alphabetically according to headings determined by the archivist. There is a master list of individuals from both series which lists the number(s) of the folder(s) in which the person appears.
There are images of the CSFL secretary-treasurers--Paul Scharrenberg, Edward Vandeleur, C. J. (Neil) Haggerty, and the presidents--Anthony Noriega, Charles Real and John F. Shelley. Reflecting the political activity of the Federation, there are many photographs of California legislators and governors. Governor Earl Warren is seen addressing the CSFL Convention in 1949, at legislation-signing ceremonies with labor leaders, and speaking at a dedication of a Sailors Union of the Pacific War Memorial. AFL and CIO unity is recorded in two subject folders--the radio broadcast "Unity for Victory" and the Screen Office Employees' Guild strike with picket signs stating "CIO supports AFL Picketline." A major strike in agriculture was at the Di Giorgio Farms in Arvin from October 1947 to May 1950. There are photos of food caravans from supporting unions with men and women unloading boxes of food. Other photos show strikers and supporters with vineyards in the background, men and women pickets with C. J. Haggerty, William Mitchell, President of the National Farm Workers' Union, and William J. Bassett, Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. There is a dramatic photo of James Price, a strike leader who was shot, lying wounded on the floor (he recovered and continued his leadership in the strike).

Container List

 

Individuals

Box-folder 1/1

A - F

Box-folder 1/2

G - K

Box-folder 1/3

Haggerty, C. J. (Neil) (9)

Box-folder 1/4

Knight, Governor Goodwin (3)

Box-folder 1/5

L - M

Box-folder 1/6

McCarthy, Robert L. (3)

Box-folder 1/7

N - R

Box-folder 1/8

Noriega, Anthony (3)

Box-folder 1/9

Real, Charles W. (4)

Box-folder 1/10

S - Z

Box-folder 1/11

Vandeleur, Edward D. (3)

 

Subjects

Box-folder 1/12

APPRENTICESHIP GRADUATION CEREMONY, SAN DIEGO, 1950, 2-8" x 10"

Box-folder 1/13

CONVENTION, CSFL, 1949, 9-8" X 10"

Additional Note

Overview of delegates seated at tables; Archbishop John J. Mitty talking to Haggerty; Gov. Earl Warren addressing delegates; Gov. Warren and John Shelley; Gov. Warren, Thos. Ransford and William Bennett; William Green seated with Edward Arnold and William Lundigan (Screen Actors' Guild); Lathers' Delegation (includes Haggerty); Informal group includes Gov. Warren, Al Smith, Joe Cambiano, Ted Craig, Thos. Maloney, Floyd Mashburn amd Earl Cook.
Box-folder 1/14

CONVENTIONS AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS - GENERAL, 2-8" x 10"

Additional Note

Lathers' International Executive Board Meeting, 1950, C. J. Haggerty and 10 other men seated at table; Painters' Convention, speakers' table and delegates, 1946;
Box-folder 1/15

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, CSFL, DINNER, VILLA RIVIERA HOTEL, LONG BEACH, 1942, 8-8" x 10"

Additional Note

Council members, spouses and guests (unidentified), seated at tables.
Box-folder 1/16

LABORITES, INC., 1 --8" x 10"

Additional Note

Jack Shelley, C. J. Haggerty and unidentified group under Laborites' banner.
Box-folder 1/17

LEGISLATIVE BILL SIGNING CEREMONY, "DISABILITY BILL," GOV. WARREN'S OFFICE, 1946, 7-8" x 10"

Additional Note

Gov. Warren, Haggerty and Shelley (3); Gov Warren amd Shelley seated. 11 men (unidentified) standing (3).
Box-folder 1/18

LEGISLATIVE BILL SIGNING CEREMONY, "HOSPITALIZATION BILL," GOV. WARREN'S OFFICE, SACRAMENTO, 1949, 3-8" x 10"

Additional Note

Gov. Warren seated with Senators Mayo, Burns, Powers (Senate President), Regan, C. J. Haggerty, and Assemblyman Berry (3 duplicate photos).
Box-folder 1/19

POLITICAL ACTION - "HOT CARGO AND SECONDARY BOYCOTT, 4-2" x 4", 3-8" x 10"

Additional Note

Illuminated billboard reads "FIGHT NAZISM IN CALIFORNIA BY SIGNING REFERENDUM PETITION AGAINST SLAVE BILL, Panel truck pulling billboard trailer on highway (2); Roadster pulling billboard, San Francisco (2); headquarters for petition campaign, 1164 Market Street, San Francisco,(3).
Box-folder 1/20

RADIO BROADCAST, "UNITY FOR VICTORY," 1942, 1-8" x 10"

Additional Note

Group surrounding mike in radio station include State Senator Robert Kenny, Phil Connolly (President, California State CIO Council, Edward Vandeleur, Secretary, CSFL, William Gargan, Screen Actors' Guild, Captain A. B. Court, Los Angeles Shipbuilding & Dry Dock, R. V. Garrod, President, Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America, State Senator John Phillips, Solon Beatty, American Legion.
Box-folder 1/21

SEAMEN'S WAR MEMORIAL DEDICATION, SAILORS' UNION OF THE PACIFIC, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, 1946, 6-8" x 10"

Additional Note

Memorial with several wreaths and SUP banner; Gov. Warren at mike, Harry Lundeberg, Haggerty seated on stage (2 duplicate); Haggerty at Mike, Lundeberg, Gov. Warren seated; Lundeberg, Warren and Haggerty before monument; crowd in prayer.
Box-folder 1/22

STRIKES - DI GIORGIO AND KERN COUNTY FARM LABOR UNION, LOCAL 218, 1948, 10-8" x 10"

Additional Note

3 pickets with signs, with Bassett (LA County Central Labor Council), Haggerty and Mitchell; James Price on floor after he was shot; car and truck caravans of union supporters bring food and goods to strikers (8).
Box-folder 1/23

STRIKES - SCREEN OFFICE EMPLOYEES' GUILD, 11-8" x 10"

Additional Note

Men and women on picketline carry sign's "CIO supports AFL Picketline (multiple copies of 5 different images)
Box-folder 1/24

STRIKES - SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL STRIKE, 1934, 1 --8" x 10"

Additional Note

Media event with Mayor Angelo Rossi, Edward Vandeleur and movie news cameramen (2 duplicates).
Box-folder 1/25

MISCELLANEOUS, 3 --8" x 10", 1 --5" x 7"

Additional Note

Mechanics statue, San Francisco; float for Municipal Utilities, San Francisco; California State Capitol building; CSFL Samuel Gompers Centennial Exhibit.

Individuals - Master List

Box-folder 1/24

Alexander, A. R.

Box-folder 1/1

Anderson, Glenn M.

Box-folder 1/13

Arnold, Edward

Box-folder 1/18

Barry, State Assemblyman

Box-folder 1/13 (2), 1/22

Bassett, William J.

Box-folder 

1/8

Batters, Ken

See: Noriega, Anthony

Box-folder 1/20

Beatty, Solon

Box-folder 1/24

Blackwell, Frank

Box-folder 1/1 (2)

Brown, Edmund (Pat)

Box-folder 1/18

Burns, State Senator

Box-folder 1/1

Busterud, John A.

Box-folder 

1/8

Cheney, Loleta S

See: Noriega, Anthony

Box-folder 1/20

Connelly, Phil

Box-folder 1/13

Cook, Earl

Box-folder 1/20

Court, Captain. A. B.

Box-folder 1/13

Craig, Ted

Box-folder 1/1

Daley, James B.

Box-folder 1/1

Daley

Box-folder 

1/3

Doherty

See: Haggerty, C. J.

Box-folder 1/1

Engle, Claire

Box-folder 1/1

Fletcher, Carl

Box-folder 1/24

Freeman, Mervyn

Box-folder 1/2

Gaffney, Edward M.

Box-folder 1/2

Gahagan Douglas, Helen

Box-folder 1/3, 1/13

Gambiano, Joe P.

Box-folder 1/20

Gargan, William

Box-folder 1/20

Garrad, R. V.

Box-folder 1/2

Gettys, Ralph E.

Box-folder 1/2

Gilmore, Joseph P.

Box-folder 1/2

Goldberger, Jack

Box-folder 1/13

Green, William

Box-folder 1/2

Groves, Frank

Box-folder 1/2, 1/15

Gruber, "Pop" (VP of CSFL)

Box-folder 1/3 (9), 1/12, 1/13, 1/14 (5), 1/16, 1/17 (4), 1/18, 1/21 (4), 1/22

Haggerty, C. J. (Neil)

Box-folder 1/2

Kefauver, Estes

Box-folder 1/20

Kenny, State Senator Robert W.

Box-folder 

1/4

Knight, Mrs. Goodwin

See: Knight, Goodwin

Box-folder 1/4 (3)

Knight, Goodwin

Box-folder 1/5

Lehman, Chris (Carpenters & Joiners; VP of CSFL)

Box-folder 1/24

Lowry, Frank

Box-folder 1/21 (4)

Lundeberg, Harry

Box-folder 1/13

Lundigan, William

Box-folder 1/13

Maloney, Tommy

Box-folder 1/5

Mannina, Ross (VP of CSFL)

Box-folder 1/13

Mashburn, Floyd

Box-folder 1/18

Mayo, State Senator

Box-folder 1/6 (3)

McCarthy, Robert I.

Box-folder 1/5

McDonnell, William

Box-folder 1/5

McDonough

Box-folder 1/24

McHenry, Jack

Box-folder 1/5 (2)

Meany, George

Box-folder 1/5, 1/22

Mitchell, H. L.

Box-folder 1/13

Mitty, Archbishop John J.

Box-folder 1/5

Morrison

Box-folder 1/5

Mosk, Judge Stanley

Box-folder 1/7

Nelson, E. F.

Box-folder 1/7

Nolan, Edward L., State Labor Commissioner

Box-folder 

1/8

Noriega, Anthony L.

See also: Real, Chas.

Box-folder 

1/7

O'Connell, John (Sec'y., S.F. Labor Council)

See: Olson, Culbert

Box-folder 1/7

Olson, Culbert

Box-folder 1/7

Park, E. P., State Labor Commissioner

Box-folder 1/20

Phillips, State Senator John

Box-folder 1/18

Powers, State Senator (Senate President)

Box-folder 1/22

Price, James

Box-folder 

1/7

Randall, Tom

See: Haggarty, C. J.

Box-folder 1/13 (2)

Ransford, Thomas (Pres., Los Angeles Central Labor Council)

Box-folder 1/9 (4)

Real, Charles W.

Box-folder 1/7

Reardon, Timothy A., Chairman, IAC

Box-folder 1/18

Regan, State Senator

Box-folder 1/7

Reilly, George R.

Box-folder 1/7

Roberts, Russ

Box-folder 1/7

Roosevelt, James

Box-folder 1/24

Rossi, Mayor Angelo

Box-folder 1/10

Saper, Nathan

Box-folder 1/10

Scharrenberg, Paul

Box-folder 1/13, 1/16, 1/17 (4)

Shelley, John F.

Box-folder 1/10

Shipman, Frank

Box-folder 1/13

Smith, Al

Box-folder 

1/8

Starnum, Mae

See: Noriega, Anthony

Box-folder 1/10

Stevenson, Adlai

Box-folder 1/10

Stokel, George

Box-folder 1/10

Taggart, Harold F.

Box-folder 1/10

Tellrop, Von (?)

Box-folder 1/10 (2)

Urmy, William

Box-folder 1/24

Vail, Frank

Box-folder 1/11, 1/15, 1/20, 1/24

Vandeleur, Edward D.

Box-folder 1/13 (5), 1/17 (4), 1/18, 1/21 (4)

Warren, Governor Earl

Box-folder 

1/7

Welt

See: Olson, Culbert

Box-folder 1/10

Wolden, Russell L.

Box-folder 1/10

Yorty, Samuel W.