Papers, 1918-1960 (inclusive).

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Papers, 1918-1960 (inclusive).

This collection consists mainly of correspondence with labor leaders and others on such topics as equal rights, protective legislation, organization of women workers, and Women's Bureau activities; also correspondence and printed material concerning right-wing accusations of Communist infiltration of women's organizations, and blacklisting of Anderson and others by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Reilly, Caroline I.

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Bondfield, Margaret, 1873-1953

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Anthony, Lucy Elmina, 1861-1944

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Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924

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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...

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McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945

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Women's rights leader and social activist. Margaret Dreier Robins was born in 1868 in Brooklyn, New York. She left New York in 1925 and moved to Florida with her husband Raymond Robins. The Robins' resided at a large estate called Chinsegut Hill near the town of Brooksville. Margaret was a founder and leader of the National Women's Trade Union League and an outspoken crusader for equal rights for women in the workplace. She and her husband were also active in politics and campaigned for candidat...

Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972

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International Federation of Working Women

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First Congress was called in Washington, D.C. Oct. 28, 1919 by the National women's trade union league. Later congresses were held in 1921 at Geneva, and in 1923 at Vienna. From the guide to the Papers, 1919-1923, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute) First called by the National Women's Trade Union League, congresses concerning the employment of women were held in Washington, D.C., in 1919, in Geneva in 1921, and in Vienna in 1923. From the description of R...

Kjelsberg, Betzy

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Green, William, 1870-1952

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Ohio district president of the United Mine Workers of America; Democratic senator in Ohio General Assembly; AFL president. From the description of William Green papers [microform], 1891-1952. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 45840057 ...

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

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Social reformer; founder of Hull House settlement, Chicago. From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Louis J. Keller, Chicago, 1912 May 13. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496308 From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Paul M. Angle, Springfield, Ill., 1932 June 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496294 Founder of Hull House in Chicago. From the description of Cor...

Henry, Alice, 1857-1943

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An Australian journalist and feminist. On the staff of the Australasian and the Argus, Melbourne 1884-1905. Lectured on Proportional Representation and Woman's Suffrage. Worked in America 1905-1933. Became Office Secretary of the Chicago Branch of the National Women's Trade Union League of America and remained associated with it till 1928. Edited Life and Labor, a monthly magazine 1914-1918. From the description of Papers of Alice Henry [manuscript]. 1873-1943. (Libraries Australia)....

Daughters of the American Revolution.

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D. A. R. chapters from Washington, DC and surrounding areas. From the description of Papers, 1948-1949. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36009706 ...

Franklin, Stella.

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O'Connor, Kate F.

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Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

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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...

Magee, Elizabeth Stewart, 1889-

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Paige, Mabeth Hurd, 1870-1961

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Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935

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Hickey, Margaret, RN

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Lawyer and businesswoman; founder of Miss Hickey's School for Secretaries, public affairs editor of the Ladies home journal, and government advisor on women, youth, education, and foreign affairs, 1942-1977. Married name: Mrs. Joseph T. Strubinger. From the description of Papers, 1928-1977. (University of Missouri- St Louis). WorldCat record id: 13495868 ...

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...

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...

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...

Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry ...

National Consumer's League.

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Lloyd, Alice, -1962

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O'Connor, Agnes, 1890-1968

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Christman, Elisabeth.

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Nestor, Agnes, 1880-1948.

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International Labour Office.

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Tarbell, I. M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944.

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