Women's Trade Union League

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The Women's Trade Union League was established by Mrs Patterson in 1874. By the 1890s ten London Unions, and over thirty provincial unions were affiliated from Bookbinding, Shirt and Collar Making, Tailoring, Dressmaking and Milinery, Cigar Making Match and Matchbox Making, Ropemaking, Weaving, Laundry, Boot and Shoe Making, Silk Working, Upholstery, Lace Making, Pottery, Paper Making and Shop Working. The League was absorbed into the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in 1921.

From the guide to the Women's Trade Union League, 1875-1921, (London Metropolitan University: Trades Union Congress Library Collections)

Founded approximately 1875 as Women's Trades Union Provident League, the society subsequently changed its name to Women's Trades Union League, and in 1905 to Women's Trade Union League.

From the description of Papers, [1875-1921], [microform]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 17976158

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referencedIn Wellford, Roberta,. Papers of Roberta Wellford [manuscript], 1918-1946 (bulk 1923-1939). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Women's Trade Union League. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1916-1917. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Records of The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1942-2011 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Merlin D. Bishop Papers., undated, 1924-1975. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers Mss 0074., 1914-1944, 1914-1920 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Libary
referencedIn Herstein, Lillian,. Oral history interview with Lillian Herstein, 1970-1971. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Bondfield, Margaret, 1873-1953. Margaret Grace Bondfield papers, 1854-1951, 1898-1951 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Records of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1942-2003 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Guide to the Josephine Colby Papers, 1912-1933 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. ILGWU. Local 89. Luigi Antonini correspondence, 1919-1968. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Sophia Smith Collection. Employment collection, 1817-1991 (bulk 1920-1976). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Bondfield, Margaret Grace, 1873-1953. Papers, 1854-1951, 1898-1951 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Office of Development. Records of the Office of Development, 1968-2001 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn ILGWU. Local 89. Luigi Antonini correspondence, 1919-1968 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn ILGWU. Stein, Leon, 1912-. Leon Stein photographs. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Employment Collection MS 456., 1817-1991, 1920-1976 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Luscomb, Florence, 1887-. Oral history interview with Florence Luscomb, 1976. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn TUCKWELL, Gertrude (1861-1951), 1890-1951 London Metropolitan University: Trades Union Congress Library Collections
referencedIn International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Benjamin Schlesinger, President. Records, 1914-1923. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn Levitas, Mollie, 1885-. Oral history interview with Mollie Levitas, 1978. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office. ILGWU. Benjamin Schlesinger papers, 1914-1923. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Herstein, Lillian. 1886-1983. Lillian Herstein papers 1909-1971. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Women's Trade Union League, 1875-1921 London Metropolitan University: Trades Union Congress Library Collections
referencedIn Additional papers, (scattered), 1926-1982 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Sidney Hillman papers, 1930-1946 (bulk 1935-1945) Cornell University Library
referencedIn McGill, Eula. Eula McGill. Interviews. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Women's Trade Union League. Papers, [1875-1921], [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
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associatedWith Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. corporateBody
associatedWith Benjamin Schlesinger. person
associatedWith Bishop, Merlin D. person
associatedWith Bondfield, Margaret, 1873-1953. person
associatedWith Bulkley, Mary E. 1856-1947. person
associatedWith Colby, Josephine. person
correspondedWith Cunningham, Minnie Fisher person
associatedWith Herstein, Lillian, person
associatedWith Herstein, Lillian. 1886-1983. person
associatedWith ILGWU. Stein, Leon, 1912- person
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Levitas, Mollie, 1885- person
associatedWith Luscomb, Florence, 1887- person
associatedWith McGill, Eula. person
associatedWith PAULINE M NEWMAN, ca. 1890- person
associatedWith Radcliffe College. Office of Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Tuckwell Gertrude Mary 1861-1951 person
associatedWith Wellford, Roberta, person
associatedWith Women's Trades Union League (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Trades' Union Provident League corporateBody
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Great Britain
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Women--Societies, etc.--Sources
Labor unions
Women's rights
Labor unions--Sources
Unemployment
Women workers
labour relations
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Active 1916

Active 1917

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