This collection contains the 1974-1978 organizational papers of the Workers Assistance Program of Texas (WAPT), a division of the AFL-CIO that helps union members and their families with the treatment and prevention of alcohol abuse. The collection contains a number of documents created by J.L. Cook, a former Executive Director of the WAPT.
The collection is divided into six series. The first series, Alcohol Abuse Treatment / Prevention Programs, consists of documents that provide information on different types of alcohol abuse treatment programs. The documents include correspondence and promotional material that explain how these programs could benefit union members. The second series, Operations, contains mostly administrative records relating to the operation of the WAPT Office. WAPT Monthly and Weekly Activity Reports outline the work of the different WAPT employees around the state. The third series, Organizations and Associations, contains records from other unions, alcohol abuse programs, professional organizations, and other organizations focusing on alcoholism. Correspondence and reports in this series show cooperation and partnership between the WAPT and many of these organizations. The fourth series, People and Correspondence, consists of records mostly relating to WAPT staff members, politicians, and AFL-CIO directors. This series also contains correspondence from people showing support for the WAPT, from those interested in the WAPT's services, and from those seeking employment at the WAPT. The fifth series, Publications, contains magazines, maps, newsletters, newspapers articles, and training manuals relating to the WAPT or alcohol abuse. The sixth series, Reports, mostly consists of reports and evaluations of the WAPT Program, reports on laws relating to alcohol abuse and alcohol consumption, and meeting minute reports.