Mary (Kenney) O'Sullivan, 1864-1943

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Mary (Kenney) O'Sullivan was a labor organizer and factory inspector. She became the first woman general organizer of the American Federation of Labor in 1892 and devoted her career to trade union organizing among women and to promoting protective legislation. She was also active on behalf of prohibition and woman's suffrage and in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

From the guide to the Papers, 1900-1943, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

Mary (Kenney) O'Sullivan was a labor organizer and factory inspector. She became the first woman general organizer of the American Federation of Labor in 1892 and devoted her career to trade union organizing among women and to promoting protective legislation. She was also active on behalf of woman's suffrage, child labor legislation, and prohibition. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women (Cambridge, MA, 1971), Vol.II.

From the guide to the Papers, 1892-1943, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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creatorOf Papers of Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, 1892-1943 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Papers, 1900-1943 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith American Federation of Labor corporateBody
associatedWith Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 person
associatedWith Barnum, Gertrude, 1866-1948 person
associatedWith Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950 person
associatedWith Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 person
associatedWith Darrow, Clarence, 1877-1938 person
associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth (Gardiner) Glendower, 1856-1937 person
associatedWith Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 person
associatedWith Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932 person
associatedWith Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association corporateBody
associatedWith National Women's Trade Union League corporateBody
associatedWith Women's International League for Peace and Freedom corporateBody
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Child labor
Labor inspection
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Birth 1864

Death 1943

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