Rose Schneiderman Papers Bulk, 1909-1920 1909-1964, (Bulk 1909-1920)

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Rose Schneiderman Papers Bulk, 1909-1920 1909-1964, (Bulk 1909-1920)

Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972), Jewish labor organizer, socialist, suffragist, campaigner for protective legislation for women, and leader of the Women's Trade Union League(WTUL). Schneiderman played a leading role in the New York City garment workers upsurge of 1909-14 and was founder and president of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), Local 62, Dry Goods Workers. After losing her bid for the presidency of the New York WTUL, she became in 1914 a national organizer for the ILGWU but, dissatisfied with the place of women in the Union, returned to the WTUL in 1916, and became head of the NY WTUL in 1918, and later the national WTUL, holding both posts throughout the remainder of the WTUL's existence (through 1950). After World War I her focus shifted to legislative reform (with the notable exception of her opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment), and she drew close to the Democratic party and established a friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. Schneiderman served on the National Recovery Administration's labor advisory board in 1934, and as Secretary of the New York State Department of Labor 1933-44. Her autobiography, , was published in 1967. This collection contains correspondence (leading feminists are represented), a set of letters from Pauline Newman, autobiographical typescripts, speeches, clippings, minutes, reports, and other documents representing Schneiderman’s activity in WTUL, in public service, and in the women’s suffrage movement. All for One NOTE: The collection has been microfilmed (R-7099/113-4), except for Series V, a set of letters from Pauline Newman: researchers must use microfilm.

2.25 linear feet; (5 boxes) (2 reels of microfilm; patrons must use microfilm except for series V.)

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