National Women’s Trade Union League of America

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Organizational History

  • 1903: Founded, Boston, Mass. Mary Morton Kehew elected president
  • 1904: Women’s trade union leagues founded in Chicago, Ill., New York, N.Y., and Boston, Mass.
  • 1907: National convention, Norfolk, Va.
  • 1907 - 1922 : Margaret Dreier Robins served as president
  • 1909: National convention, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1911: Founding of Life and Labor, official organ of the National Women’s Trade Union League of America National convention, Boston, Mass.
  • 1913: National convention, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1914 - 1926 : Conducted a training school for women labor leaders
  • 1915: National convention, New York, N.Y.
  • 1917: National convention, Kansas City, Mo.
  • 1919: National convention, Philadelphia, Pa. International Congress of Working Women, Washington, D.C.
  • 1921: International Congress of Working Women, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1922: National convention, Waukegan, Ill. Maud O’ Farrell Swartz elected president
  • 1923: International Federation of Working Women, Vienna, Austria
  • 1924: National convention, New York, N.Y.
  • 1926: National convention, Kansas City, Mo. Rose Schneiderman elected president
  • 1929: National convention, Washington, D.C.
  • 1936: National convention, Washington, D.C.
  • 1947: National convention, Washington, D.C.
  • 1950: League dissolved

From the guide to the National Women’s Trade Union League of America Records, 1903-1950, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf National Women’s Trade Union League of America Records, 1903-1950 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith American Federation of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940 person
associatedWith Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston, 1866-1948 person
associatedWith Christman, Elisabeth. person
associatedWith Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963 person
associatedWith Duffy, Frank, 1861-1965 person
associatedWith Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 person
associatedWith Henry, Alice, 1857-1943 person
associatedWith Kehew, Mary Morton Kimball, 1859-1918 person
associatedWith Morrison, Frank, 1859-1949 person
associatedWith National Women's Trade Union League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Nestor, Agnes, 1880-1948 person
associatedWith O'Sullivan, Mary Kenney, 1864-1943 person
associatedWith Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965 person
associatedWith Robins, Margaret Dreier, 1868-1945 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972 person
associatedWith Scott, Melinda. person
associatedWith Smith, Ethel Marion, 1877- person
associatedWith Thorne, Florence Calvert. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Clothing workers
Occupation
Function

Corporate Body

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