National Consumers' League Records 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950)

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National Consumers' League Records, 1882-1986, (bulk 1920-1950)

National Consumers' League Records 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950)

Organization founded in 1899 to monitor the conditions under which goods were manufactured and distributed. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, speeches, project and program files, legal files, scrapbooks, printed material, and other records relating to the league's efforts toward reform in public health, consumer protection, public welfare, and fair labor standards.

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Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973

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Jeannette Rankin, pacifist and feminist, was born near Missoula, Montana, on June 11, 1880, the daughter of John Rankin and Olive (Pickering) Rankin. She graduated from the University of Montana (1902) and attended the School of Philanthropy (now the Columbia University School of Social Work) in New York City (1908-1909). After working briefly as a social worker in Seattle, JR campaigned for women's suffrage in Washington, California, Montana and other states from 1910 to 1915. ...

National Consumers' League

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Organization founded in 1899 to monitor the conditions under which goods were manufactured and distributed. From the description of National Consumers' League records, 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981678 The League was founded in 1898 to improve conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1912-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006759 The National Consumers' League was founded in 18...

Burns, Eveline M. (Eveline Mabel), 1900-1985

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Economist. From the description of Reminiscences of Eveline Mabel Richardson Burns : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309731693 From the description of Reminiscences of Eveline Mabel Burns : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513098 From the description of Reminiscences of Eveline Mabel Richardson Burns : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City o...

Witte, Edwin E. (Edwin Emil), 1887-1960

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In addition to his academic position (professor of labor economics, University of Wisconsin), Witte served as the secretary and executive director of the U.S. Committee on Economic Security and is considered the "author" of the Federal Social Security Act of 1935. Witte also served in the following positions: senior statistician of the Wisconsin Industrial Commission (1912); special investigator of the U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations (1914); librarian of the Wisc...

Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970

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A physician who was the first woman professor at Harvard University, Hamilton also worked as a resident researcher at Hull House, a researcher of industrial poisons for the U.S. Department of Labor, and was a member of the League of Nations Health Organization and of President Hoover's Committee on Social Trends. For further information, see Notable American Women, The Modern Period (1980); Hamilton's autobiography, Exploring the Dangerous Trades (1942); and Barbara Sicherman, Alice Hamilton: A ...

McAllister, Dorothy Smith, 1899-1983

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, civic leader, director of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee, 1937-1941, later member of various state and local commissions. From the description of Dorothy Smith McAllister papers, ca. 1932-1967. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 78558909 Dorothy Smith McAllister was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1899, the daughter of a prominent local surgeon, Richard Root Smith and his wife, Myra (Raiguel Wonderl...

Roche, Josephine A. (Josephine Aspinwall), 1886-1976

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Director of the Foreign Language Information Service, Josephine Aspinwall Roche (1886-1976) was educated at Vassar and Columbia University. Before coming to the Service, she was chief probation officer and director of girls' work in the Denver (Colorado) juvenile court, inspector of amusements and policewomen in Denver, and special investigator for the National Consumers' League. The FLIS served sixteen nationality groups; its purpose was to interpret America to the immigrants and vice versa. It...

Zwemer, Susanna P. (Susanna Peirce), 1895-1992

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Ryan, John A. (John Augustine), 1869-1945

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John A. Ryan was raised in a large Irish Catholic family. He was the first of eleven children born to William and Maria (Luby) Ryan in Vermillion, Minnesota, about 20 miles south of St. Paul, on May 25, 1869. Both his father and mother had immigrated from Ireland. He worked on the family farm and participated fully in the devout religious life established by his parents. After graduating from Christian Brothers School in 1887, John entered St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the va...

Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997

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Trade-unionist. From the description of Oral history interview with Esther Peterson, 1977. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321626 Consumer adviser; government executive; interviewee married Oliver R. Peterson. From the description of Reminiscences of Esther Peterson : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725994 Active in the fields of labor, education, wom...

Goldmark, Josephine, 1877-1950

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Josephine Clara Goldmark and Pauline Dorothea Goldmark (1874-1962) were born in Brooklyn, N.Y., two of the eleven children of Regina Wehle and Joseph Goldmark, political refugees from the Revolution of 1848 in Austria. Both sisters graduated from Bryn Mawr, were associated with the National and New York Consumers' Leagues, investigated industrial working conditions particularly for women workers, and were published authors. J. Goldmark researched labor laws on hours of work for her brother-in-la...

Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962

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Mary Williams Dewson was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Wellesley College in 1897. At the Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston) she studied ways to professionalize housework. She was the first head of the parole department (1900-1912) of the Massachusetts State Industrial School for Girls (Lancaster), and worked for a minimum wage in Massachusetts and later with the National Consumers' League. She also worked for woman suffrage, and with the American Red Cross in France, 19...

Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964

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Anderson, Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor for 25 years, had emigrated from Sweden at 16. She worked for 18 years as a machine operator in shoe factories, was active in the Boot and Shoe Workers Union, and organized women workers for the National Women's Trade Union League before her appointment as assistant director of the Women in Industry Service in 1918. Anderson became director in 1919 and remained in that position (the Women in Industry Service became the Wome...

United States. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

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Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939

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Edith Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1876. She received her A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1901 and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905. From 1906 to 1908, she continued post-graduate studies in economics and political science at the University of London. In 1908, Edith returned to Chicago and became a resident of Hull House until 1920. Between 1908 and 1920, she served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the...

Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965

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Frances Perkins was born on April 10, 1880 (some sources say 1882) in Boston, Massachusetts. She was christened Fannie Coralie Perkins but later changed her name to Frances. She was the daughter of Frederick W. Perkins, the owner of a stationer's business, and Susan Bean Perkins. The family moved to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1882. After attending Worcester Classical High School, Perkins entered Mount Holyoke College in 1898. She was president of her class and majored in chemistry and physics, ...

Berry, Raymond H.

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Costigan, Mabel Cory, approximately 1873-1951

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Douglas, Paul, 1892-1976

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Howard Douglas : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732848 From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Howard Douglas : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527416 U.S. Senator (Democrat, Illinois). From the description of Paul H. Douglas papers, 1932-1971. (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat ...

Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937

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Secretary of War during WWI From the guide to the Newton D. Baker letters, 1918, 1920, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American statesman. From the description of Letter : Cleveland, to Edna Mannheimer, 1912 Jan. 9. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122349032 Baker was city solicitor (1903-1911) and mayor (1912-1916) of Cleveland, Ohio and U. S. Secretary ...

Wyckoff, Florence, 1905-1983

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Social activist who has worked at national, state, and local levels on behalf of migrant families and community growth among dispossessed groups. From the description of Florence Richardson Wyckoff papers 1938-1984. (University of California, Santa Cruz). WorldCat record id: 18198013 Florence Richardson Wyckoff was born in Berkeley, California, in 1905, daughter of Leon Josiah Richardson, a professor of Latin and director of the Extension Division of the University of Califo...

Raushenbush, Elizabeth Brandeis

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Economist and educator (Radcliffe College, B.A., 1918; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1924, Ph.D., 1928) Raushenbush was secretary of the Minimum Wage Board in Washington, D.C., a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, chairman of the Wisconsin Governor's Commission on Migratory Labor, a member of the National Consumers' League, and active in the League of Women Voters. She is the daughter of Louis Dembitz and Alice Goldmark Brandeis. From the description of Papers, 1920-...

Commons, John R. (John Rogers), 1862-1945

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In academic circles, John R. Commons is most remembered for his histories of the labor movement and as founder of what is commonly called the "Wisconsin School" of labor history. As an economist and student of government he was responsible for the design of reforms during the Progressive era and after, which drastically changed the role of government and paved the way for the New Deal. From the description of John Rogers Commons papers, 1859-1967, bulk 1887-1945. [microform]. (Unknow...

National Council on Agricultural Life and Labor (U.S.)

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Organization History October 1947 A group of individuals and organizations interested in the problems of migrant workers in the United States met in Washington D.C. and set up an organization called the National Citizen's Council for Migrant Labor. 1947 1950 The ...

Goldmark, Pauline, 1874-1962

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The achievements of the Goldmark sisters were so various that a brief enumeration only suggests the breadth of their interests. PDG and JCG were born in Brooklyn, New York, to Joseph (1819-1881) and Regina (Wehle) Goldmark (1835-1925), Austrian political refugees from the revolution of 1848. There were eleven children, of whom one died at the age of six. PDG was graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1896 and began a career as a social investigator as assistant secretary of...

Hadley, Eleanor M.

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Winant, John G. (John Gilbert), 1889-1947

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John Gilbert Winant (1889-1947) was born in New York City. He attended St. Paul''s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and entered Princeton University as a member of the Class of 1913. After withdrawing from Princeton in late 1912, Winant returned to St. Paul''s School as a history teacher. He became active in local politics and was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1917. When the United States entered World War I, Winant enlisted in the American Expeditionary Forces and wa...