Rose Pesotta papers 1922-1965


Rose Pesotta papers 1922-1965

Rose Pesotta (1896-1965) was a labor union official. Collection consists of correspondence and papers reflecting Pesotta's career as official of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and as organizer of garment workers in various cities in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Includes diaries, 1934-1949; family letters; photographs; and writings, including drafts of her autobiographies, Bread Upon the Waters (1944) and Days of Our Lives (1958). Also, notes, personal accounts, pamphlets, news clippings, posters, and periodicals relating to the labor movement, Spanish Civil War, the Histadrut (Israeli labor organization), and topics such as anarchism, the labor movement, racism, and the plight of displaced persons after World War II.

25 linear feet (45 boxes, 4 packages)

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