Missouri State Archives
Guide to African American History
Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations was established by the 1974 State Reorganization Act. Many divisions of the agency originated in the early twentieth century. The department is responsible for administering workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, labor mediation, wage regulation, and other programs, including discrimination in public accommodations and in access for persons with disabilities. Obtaining individual economic stability and advancement for the state's citizens is the primary goal of the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.
Additional records for the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, including annual/biennial reports, division reports, etc., may be located in the State Government Documents collection and the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations collection.
Record Group 108: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations: Missouri Commission on Human Rights, 1968-1972
This collection contains miscellaneous subject files created during the term of Richard J. Chaumier (1968-1972); some of the material is restricted. Subject files include general correspondence, court cases, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, racial distribution in Missouri, etc.