This book draws upon records of presidents, executive agencies, courts, state and local governments, labor and civil rights organizations, and individuals. The papers of presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Carter are uniformly abbreviated by each president's initials (JFK, LBJ, RN, JC). Unlike those of the other presidents, the records of President Nixon (RN) are housed not in his presidential library but at the National Archives. Citations of the White House Central Files (WHCF) all refer to the executive section of these files; collections of documents from other White House staff and administrative structures are specified. The abbreviation OHI refers to the Oral History Interviews that are part of each presidential collection. Citations from the series Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States ( Washington, D.C.: GPO, various years) use the abbreviated style shown in this example: Kennedy, Public Papers, 1962.
Most of the records of the United Steelworkers of America are at Pennsylvania State University; however, I also used USWA records in Birmingham and Fairfield, Alabama. The records of the USWA Legislation Department, which I used in the Washington, D.C., office, are now deposited at Pennsylvania State University. The records of the union's legal department are stored in Pittsburgh.
Container and file numbers appear in that order, separated by a slash. Thus "1/5" indicates container 1, file 5; "1/Civil Rights" indicates container 1, subject file on civil rights.
|BPL||Manuscript Division, Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, Ala.|
|Catholic||Manuscript Division, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.|
|Georgia St.||Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta|
|JFK||John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Mass.|