Papers of Pauline Newman, 1900-1980

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Papers of Pauline Newman, 1900-1980

1900-1980

Correspondence, reports, photographs, etc., of labor organizer Pauline Newman.

4.17 linear ft.; (10 file boxes, 5 photograph folders, 1 folio+ item)

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Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, suffragist, early feminist, political activist, and Iowa State alumna (1880), was born on January 9, 1859 in Ripon, Wisconsin to Maria Clinton and Lucius Lane. At the close of the Civil War, the Lanes moved to a farm near Charles City, Iowa where they remained throughout their lives. Carrie entered Iowa State College in 1877 completing her work in three years. She graduated at the top of her class and while in Ames established military drills for women, became the first...

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Children

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Nestor, Agnes, 1880-1948.

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Philadelphia Women's Trade Union League

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Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982

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"Permanent deposit" From the description of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. David Dubinsky, Memorabilia. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64059271 1892 Born February 22nd in Brest-Litovsk, then in Russia, son of Bezalel and Shaina (Malka) Dobnievsky. Moved to Lodz, where the family operated a bakery. ...

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Political activist. From the description of Reminiscences of India Edwards : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122598141 Government official and journalist. From the description of Papers, 1928-1977. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70943999 Edwards was born in Chicago and worked as a journalist (1918-1942) before becoming active in the women's division of the Democratic Party...

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.

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Barbara Wertheimer was a labor historian who was particularly interested in women and work, and women's union participation. She carried a tape recorder everywhere with her and recorded voices of classes, conferences interviews, radio shows, women labor leaders, and others. From the description of Barbara Wertheimer, Collector. Audiocassettes, 1973-1982. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 122685158 ...

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Ruth Woodsmall Ruth Frances Woodsmall was born in Atlanta, Georgia, September 20, 1883, the youngest of three children of Harrison S. Woodsmall, a lawyer and teacher, and Mary Elizabeth Howes, an art teacher. She grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended local schools. She received her A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1905 and her A.M. from Wellesley in 1906. From 1906 to 1917 she worked as a high school English teacher and principal in Nevada and Colorado. B...