Meyer, Max, 1876-1953.

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Meyer was a fashion industry leader remembered for his interest in labor reform issues, including minimum wage, worker's compensation and working conditions. His interest in education led to his role in the establishment of the Central High School of Needle Trades and Fashion Institute of Technology. He served as the first chairman of the FIT Board of Trustees and was acting president of the college at his death in 1953.

From the description of Max Meyer fashion sketches, 1915-1929. (Fashion Institute of Tech Library). WorldCat record id: 122612946

  • 1876: Born March 29.
  • 1910: Member, employees group which negotiated "Protocol of Peace".
  • 1918: Founded, Urban League of White Plains, New York.
  • 1920's: Secretary, Industrial Council of the Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufacturers Protective Association.
  • 1929: Retired as partner of A. Beller and Co.
  • 1931: Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt named Meyer to Commission to study medical treatment for workers under workers' compensation.
  • 1931: Member, State Industrial Council.
  • 1933: Member, Labor Board of NRA.
  • 1934: Chairman, Millinery Code Authority, NRA.
  • 1934: Head, Hotel and Restaurant Minimum Wage Board, NYSDOL.
  • 1937: Chairman, Millinery Stabilization Commission.
  • 1937: Member, NYS Board of Mediation.
  • 1940: Chairman, Needlecraft Educational Commission (Advisory Board for Central High School Needle Trades).
  • 1945: Chairman, Educational Foundation, Apparel Industry.
  • 1951: Chairman, Board of Trustees, Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • 1952: President, Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • 1953: Died January 31.

From the guide to the Max Meyer Papers, ca. 1920-1953., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Max Meyer Papers, ca. 1920-1953. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn Papillon, Ltd. Papillon scrapbook, 1970-1974 Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Gladys Marcus Library
referencedIn Troy, Hannah. Hannah Troy papers, 1970-1979. Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Gladys Marcus Library
creatorOf Meyer, Max, 1876-1953. Meyer, Max. Papers, ca. 1920-1953. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Meyer, Max, 1876-1953. Max Meyer fashion sketches, 1915-1929. Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Gladys Marcus Library
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associatedWith A. Beller and Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Papillon, Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Troy, Hannah. person
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United States
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Costume design
Fashion drawing
Women's clothing industry
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Birth 1876

Death 1953

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