Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service [FMCS]


(Record Group 280)
1913-69
1,587 cu. ft.

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 280.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 280.2 RECORDS OF THE U.S. CONCILIATION SERVICE 1913-48 1,403 lin. ft.
  • 280.3 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE 1948-69 310 lin. ft.
  • 280.4 RECORDS OF BOARDS, PANELS, AND COMMISSIONS 1945-67 41 lin. ft.
  • 280.4.1 Records of factfinding boards and panels appointed by the Secretary of Labor
  • 280.4.2 Records of boards, panels, and commissions appointed by the President
  • 280.4.3 Other records
  • 280.5 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL) 1959 1 item
  • 280.6 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL) 1959 69 images

280.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an independent agency by the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, June 23, 1947 (61 Stat. 153).

Predecessor Agencies:

  • U.S. Conciliation Service, Department of Labor (1913-47)
Functions: Provides mediation and conciliation services in labor disputes.

Finding Aids: Norwood N. Biggs, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service," NC 125 (Aug. 1965).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and its predecessor in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

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280.2 RECORDS OF THE U.S. CONCILIATION SERVICE
1913-48
1,403 lin. ft.

History: Established under provisions of the act creating the Department of Labor, March 4, 1913 (37 Stat. 736), authorizing the Secretary of Labor to act as a mediator or to appoint commissioners of conciliation in labor disputes. Replaced by the FMCS, 1947. SEE 280.1.

Textual Records: General subject file, 1913-48. Dispute, 1913-48; arbitration, 1937-48; and technical case files, 1938-48. Indexes to the various case files, 1913-48. Technical case reports, 1940- 47. Administrative files of the Technical Division, 1937-48.

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280.3 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE
1948-69
310 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Dispute case records, 1948-65, with related indexes. "Special assignment" case files, 1957-65. "Related activities" case files, 1960-69.

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280.4 RECORDS OF BOARDS, PANELS, AND COMMISSIONS
1945-67
41 lin. ft.

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280.4.1 Records of factfinding boards and panels appointed by the
Secretary of Labor

Textual Records: Records of investigations of disputes involving the oil industry and Greyhound Corporation, 1945-46; and the International Harvester Company, the packinghouse industry, Pacific coast longshoremen, the nonferrous metal and sugar refining industries, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Western Union Telegraph Company, and Milwaukee Gas Light Company, 1946.

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280.4.2 Records of boards, panels, and commissions appointed by
the President

Textual Records: Records of a panel to investigate a dispute involving General Motors Corporation, 1945-46. Records of a board to investigate a dispute in the steel industry, 1959. Records of the Missile Sites Labor Commission, 1961-67.

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280.4.3 Other records

Textual Records: Records of an FMCS factfinding board to investigate a dispute in the steel industry, 1949. Records of the National Trucking Commission, established to mediate disputes in the trucking industry, 1946-47.

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280.5 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)
1959
1 item

Explanatory sound recording accompanying slides described under 280.6.

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280.6 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)
1959
69 images

Color Slides: Illustrating preventive mediation work of the FMCS, with an accompanying sound recording (A). SEE 280.5.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.


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