DescriptionThe ProQuest History Vault collection, Workers and Labor Unions, includes this module containing important documentation on the growth and transformation of the modern American labor movement. Four major national organizations are documented in substantial detail in this module: the Knights of Labor, AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO. The records in this module on the Knights of Labor consist of the Papers of Terence V. Powderly and John W. Hayes, sourced from the holdings of the Catholic University of America. The AFL records, ranging from 1886 to 1955, document virtually all the major problems confronting American labor during that time. The CIO records consist of Minutes of the Executive Board of the CIO and the papers of Adolph Germer, a longtime member of the United Mine Workers. Records documenting the AFL-CIO consist of State Labor Proceedings for 1885-1974 with the 1955-1974 portion of the records pertaining to the AFL-CIO.