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Collection Scope and Content Note

The Philip Taft Papers span the years 1840-1976 and occupy 16 linear feet. The collection consists mainly of subject files and research notes, which Philip Taft gathered in preparation of his book manuscripts. Of note are the numerous original documents, which are interspersed throughout the research notes. Among the particularly well documented subjects are: organized labor abroad; the AFL-CIO's position on foreign affairs; maritime unions; labor and the National Industrial Recovery Act; labor and the National Labor Relations Board; racketeering; labor and the steel industry; teachers' unions; and the two World Wars. The files are organized in alphabetical order.

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