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F. J. Patrick McCartney Papers

 Fonds
Identifier: MCC

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1933-1971; union files, 1933-1972; subject files, 1937-1969; and personal files, 1940-1974; documenting McCartney's involvement in the AFL-CIO, including his work with George Meany.

Dates

  • 1933-1974

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Background

F. J. Patrick McCartney was a steamfitter who joined UAW in 1935 when it was part of the American Federation of Labor; served as a trouble shooter during the AFL presidency of William Green and worked on special assignments for George Meany. In World War II, McCartney took a leave of absence from the AFL-CIO to accept and appointment by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as full-time labor advisor of the National Staff of the Office of Civilian Defense, Washington, D.C. In 1943 he joined the Field Artillery division of the Army and served as a physical training instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After the war he rejoined the AFL staff and helped establish the Missouri Valley Development Trades and Labor Council. In February of 1958 George Meany appointed him to manage a trusteeship over the Michigan Federation of Labor. In 1962, Meany appointed him director of AFL-CIO Region 10.

Extent

9.6 linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Brother Christopher McCartney, OSA, his son, 1977.

Related Material

Title
F. J. Patrick McCartney Papers
Subtitle
Guide
Author
University of Notre Dame Archives
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

Contact:
607 Hesburgh Library
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