Records, 1891-1955


Records, 1891-1955

Records, 1891-1955

Minutes, financial statements, reports, etc., of the Consumers' League of Massachusetts, which sought to mobilize public opinion in support of improved conditions for workers.

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Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960 (person)

Edith Nourse Rogers (March 19, 1881 – September 10, 1960) was an American social welfare volunteer and politician who served in the United States Congress. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Born in Saco, Maine, her parents' affluence allowed Edith Nourse to be privately tutored until she was fourteen. She then attended and graduated from Rogers Hall School, a private boarding school for girls in Lowell, Massachusetts, and Madame Julien's School, a finishing schoo...

Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932 (person)

Florence Kelley (A.B., Cornell, 1882) was born in Philadelphia. In 1884 she married Lazare Wischnewetzky; they had three children. In 1891 Kelley divorced him, reclaimed her maiden name, and became a resident of Chicago's Hull-House. In 1892 the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics hired her to investigate the "sweating" system in the garment industry and the federal commissioner of labor asked her to participate in a survey of city slums. Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld later...

Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965 (person)

Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...

Joint Committee on Industrial Conditions of Men and Women in Massachusetts. (corporateBody)

Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966 (person)

American statesman; assistant to Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, 1919-1924; secretary of state, 1959-1961. From the description of Christian Archibald Herter miscellaneous papers, 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123458502 Christian Archibald Herter (1895-1966) was born in Paris, France. He was a diplomat, politician, publisher, editor, and author. In 1959 Herter, who served as governor of Massachusetts during the mid-1950's, was appointed by President Dwight Eisen...

Johnson, Ethel McClean (person)

United Office and Professional Workers of America (corporateBody)

The United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA), a union of clerical workers largely in the private sector, was formed in 1937 by the merger of fourteen American Federation of Labor (AFL) white collar unions (most prominently the New York City-based Bookkeepers, Stenographers, and Accountants Union Local 124646) and nine independent unions, totaling 8,600 members. It quickly secured a charter from the newly-organized Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). UOPWA, whose membersh...

U.S. Dept. of Labor. Women's Bureau (corporateBody)

HEWES, AMY (person)

McConnell, Beatrice (person)

Wiesman, Margaret, ? -1953 (person)

Hosley, Caroline (person)

National Child Labor Committee (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Founded in 1904 under the leadership of Edgar G. Murphy, Felix Adler, Samuel McCune Lindsay, Owen Lovejoy, and A.J. McKelway. Its aims were legislation, investigation, and publicity to promote the interests of children. From the description of Records, 1914-1943. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122421727 The National Child Labor Committee was formed after a conference held in New York between Edgar Gardner Murphy's Alabama Child Labor Commi...

Switzer, Mary Elizabeth, 1900- (person)

Government official (Radcliffe, B.A., 1921), Switzer (1900-1971) worked for the Dept. of the Treasury, principally for the Public Health Service and the Federal Security Agency, until 1953. In 1950 she was appointed Director of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (which became the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration in 1963) and oversaw its move to the new Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare in 1953. In 1967 she became the first administrator of the Social and Rehabilitation Service,...

National Consumers' League (corporateBody)

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...

Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995 (person)

John Reed (1887-1920) was an American journalist and revolutionary. He graduated from Harvard College in 1910, joined the staff of The Masses in 1913, was a war correspondent in Mexico and Europe for Metropolitan Magazine, publicist for the Russian Revolution, and head of the American Communist Labor Party. From the guide to the Corliss Lamont papers concerning John Reed, 1910-1967., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reed (1887-1920) was an Amer...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985 (person)

U.S. representative to the United Nations. From the description of Correspondence 1957. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50307057 United States Senator and ambassador. From the description of Henry Cabot Lodge letter to Harriet L. White [manuscript], 1960 August 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 466876849 Henry Cabot Lodge (1902-1985) was a journalist, U.S. Senator, and diplomat, and the grandson of statesman Henry Cabot Lodge,...

Filene, Edward A., -1937 (person)

Epstein, A. (Abraham), 1841-1918 (person)

Howes, Edith M., 1855-1942. (person)

Consumers' League of Massachusetts. (corporateBody)

The League, established in 1898, sought to mobilize public opinion in support of improved conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1891-1955 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006555 ...

Lamb, Rosamund (person)

Vorse, Mary Heaton, 1874-1966 (person)

Labor journalist; interviewee married Albert White. From the description of Reminiscences of Mary Heaton Vorse : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738985 ...

Consumers' League of Connecticut. (corporateBody)

The League, established in 1902, sought to mobilize public opinion in support of improved conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1902-1946 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006547 ...

Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979 (person)

Saltonstall (1892-1979) graduated from Harvard in 1914, and served as Overseer of Harvard. From the description of Papers of Leverett Saltonstall, 1935?-1979? (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973170 American senator from Massachusetts. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Washington, to F.B. Adams, Jr., Director of the Morgan Library, 1964 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635374 Governor, senator. ...

Luscomb, Florence Hope, 1887- (person)

McCormack, John W. (John William), 1891-1980 (person)

John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 – November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. An attorney and a Democrat, McCormack served in the United States Army during World War I, and afterwards won terms in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Massachusetts State Senate before winning election to the United States House of Representatives. He became the 45th Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1962. McCormack enjoyed a long House career (192...

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Children's Bureau (corporateBody)

Stitt, Louise (person)

Watt, Robert J., 1894-1947. (person)

Magee, Elizabeth Stewart, 1889- (person)

Social Work Action Committee of Boston. (corporateBody)

Consumers' League of New York. (corporateBody)

Miller, Frieda Segelke, 1889-1973. (person)

White, Eva W. (person)

Beyer, Clara (Mortenson), 1892- (person)

Studley, Jeanette (person)