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Correspondents include Matthew Woll (vice-president, A.F. of L.); Arthur Elder (director, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union); John Cosgrove (director of research, Iowa State Federation of Labor); Otto Pragen (director of research and education, United Chemical Workers); Mark Starr (education director, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union); Francis Henson (director of education, International Association of Machinists); Florence Roehm Greve (director of research, American Federation of Teachers); Arthur J. Goldberg (general counsel, CIO); George Guernsey (associate director of education, CIO); Philip Murray (president, CIO); Joseph Glazer (education director, United Rubber Workers); and Brendan Sexton (education director, United Automobile Workers).

Correspondence chiefly concerns labor participation in Inter-University Labor Education Committee (IULEC) activities; meetings of the Board of Directors; relations with the American Labor Education Service; international labor education; conferences on workers' education; the Washington's Birthday Conference of the American Labor Education Service; the Chicago University International World Affairs Program; a conference on labor's stake in world affairs; civil rights; development of membership participation in local lodge activities; regional farm-labor institutes; CIO-Danish workers' education workshops; conference of labor journal editors; Franklin D. Roosevelt; the CIO leadership training institute; automation and community planning; workers' education projects of unions and universities; Fulbright scholarships; and surveys of the Rocky Mountain Labor School.

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