Labor Leaders and Subjects. Photographs.


Labor Leaders and Subjects. Photographs, 1900-1999

Labor Leaders and Subjects. Photographs.


This collection is divided into two series : one for individual photographs and one for miscellaneous (groups, events, etc.).

2.1 linear ft.

eng, Latn

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Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 (person)

Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) was President of the American Federation of Labor and a member of the President's First Industrial Conference in 1919. He was a member of the President's Unemployment Conference in 1921. From the description of Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580327 Samuel Gompers was the president of the American Federation of Labor. From the description of Samuel Gompers letters, 1893 and 1933...

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Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 (person)

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Smith, Homer John, 1886-.... (person)

Meyer, Arthur S. (Arthur Simon), 1880-1955 (person)

Arthur S. Meyer was a member of the New York State Board of Mediation from its inception in 1937. In 1940, he was appointed as its chairman, a position in which he served until his retirement in 1950. Before becoming a mediator, Meyer was a successful businessman, rising to the posts of president and director of the Schulte Real Estate Company and vice-president of the Schulte Retail Stores Corporation. In 1942, Meyer was named chairman of a U.S. War Labor Board panel to rule on the demands of t...

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Kennedy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1925-1968 (person)

Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK and occasionally by the nickname Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was the brother of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. Kennedy and his brothers were born into a wealthy,...

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Herzog, Paul M., 1906-1986 (person)

Lawyer, educator, and government official. From the description of Papers, 1931-1962. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70944292 ...

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...

Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969 (person)

John L. Lewis was born in Lucas, Iowa in 1880. From 1917 until his death in 1969 he served the United Mine Workers of America, acting as its president from 1920 to 1960. Lewis led in the establishment of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and served as CIO president until his resignation from that post in 1940. From the description of Papers, 1879-1969. [microform] (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64091529 From its founding in 1935 until 1942, the hist...

Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1853 (person)

Robert A. Taft More than "Mr. Republican" In 1947, Republican Senator Robert A. Taft was at the peak of his power, commanding a coalition of conservative Republicans and southern Democrats to thwart President Harry S. Truman's domestic agenda. Taft's most impressive achievement came in June. The labor-restricting Taft-Hartley Act survived Truman's veto and won Taft the admiration of the press corps. Yet he did not seek the highest political office in the Senate; indeed, the title "majority...

Mays, Arthur Beverly, 1887-1966 (person)

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Ely, Richard T. (Richard Theodore), 1854-1943 (person)

Epithet: American economist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000980.0x000366 Richard T. Ely received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his doctorate in economics from the University of Heidelberg. He held the professorship of economics at Johns Hopkins University from 1881 to 1892, and was subsequently professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ely took an active part in t...

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Hillman, Sidney, 1887-1946 (person)

Tom Darcy was born in Brokklyn, NY in 1932. He received his art education at the school of Visual Arts in New York. In 1958 he began his editorial cartooning with Newsday on Long Island. In 1970, Darcy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his incisive cartoons of the Vietnam War and racial discrimination. He won many awards in 1970's, some of these were: Best Cartoon on Foreign Affairs in 1970 & 1973, Meeman Conservation Award in 1972 & 1974 as well as the National Headliners' Club award i...

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Taft, Philip, 1902-1976 (person)

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Potofsky, Jacob S. (Jacob Samuel), 1894-1979 (person)

Union official. From the description of Reminiscences of Jacob Samuel Potofsky : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309722949 Jacob Potofsky, garment worker, labor organizer and leader, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Jacob Potofsky was born in Radomisl, Ukraine, in 1894. He emigrated to the United States in 1905 and began working in a Chicago men's clothing factory in 1908. He became activ...

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Joseph Daniel Keenan was a labor leader who was an important labor-government laison during the Second World War, a significant force in labor's post war support for Democratic presidential candidates, and a key advisor to the AFL-CIO's George Meany. Born in Chicago in 1896, he was the eldest of eight children. He left school at an early age to help support his family after his father was injured and he became an electrician by trade. He participated in the labor movement in Chicago, beginning w...

Industrial Workers of the World (corporateBody)

The IWW is a labor organization dedicated to uniting laborers around the world into a single large union. From the description of Collection 1916-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778701431 Established in Chicago in 1905 by sponsors of socialism and the remnants of previous labor unions, including the Knights of Labor, Western Federation of Miners and the American Labor Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or "Wobblies", evolved into a radical industrial unio...

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Haber, William, 1899-1988 (person)

University of Michigan teacher and administrator, economist, labor mediator, and member of boards of various universities, Jewish educational, social, and welfare agencies, and public official. From the description of William Haber papers, 1918-1988. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422000 Educator, economist. From the description of Reminiscences of William Haber : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record ...

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Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943 (person)

Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), nee Potter, social reformer and diarist. Married to Sidney Webb, pioneers of social science. She was involved in many spheres of political and social activity including the Labour Party, Fabianism, social observation, investigations into poverty, development of socialism, the foundation of the National Health Service and post war welfare state, the London School of Economics, and the New Statesman . From the guide to the Beatrice Webb, A summer holiday in S...

Shulman, Harry (person)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (corporateBody)

Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873 (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 37311 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000474.0x00006e John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a British philosopher known for his writings on social and political theory, particularly utilitarianism. From the guide to the John Stuart Mill Letters, 1851-1889, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) British philosopher. From the description...

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Perlman, Selig, 1888-1959 (person)

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 (person)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Bawden, William T. (William Thomas), 1875-1960 (person)

Meany, George, 1894-1980 (person)

Labor official; interviewee d.1980. From the description of Reminiscences of George Meany : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587289 President, AFL-CIO, 1955-1980. George Meany (1894-1980) was elected president of the American Federation of Labor (A.F. of L.) in 1952. His efforts to unite his organization with its rival, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), was successful, and he was ...

Providence Typographical Union (corporateBody)

The International Typographical Union was founded on May 5, 1852 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was the oldest union in the United States to continuously operate into the late 20th century. Originally titled the National Typographical Union, the organization became the ITU in 1869 after entering into an affiliation with Canadian printing trade unions. The ITU was at the forefront of progressive initiatives within the labor movement, lobbying for an eight hour work day and condemning Sunday work. In 198...

Leiserson, William M. (person)

Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950 (person)

Political scientist and educator. From the description of Letter of Harold Joseph Laski, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014835 Harold J. Laski was a political scientist and socialist, born in Manchester England. He studied at Oxford, and lectured at US universities before joining the London School of Economics (1920). He was chairman of the Labour Party (1945-6). His political philosophy was Marxism. His books, included Authority in the Modern State (1919), A Grammar...

Hollander, Jacob H. (Jacob Harry), 1871-1940 (person)

Economist. From the description of Letter of Jacob Harry Hollander, 1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450975 Jacob Harry Hollander (1871-1940) was an economist active in social welfare and economic reform issues and a professor of economics at The Johns Hopkins University. He was a specialist in labor relations and the financial systems of Latin America. In 1900 he was named special commissioner to revise the laws on taxation in Puerto Rico, and President McKinley appoi...

Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 (person)

A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was an African-American labor leader and early civil rights spokesman. Influenced by the socialism of Eugene Debs, Randolph began publishing his magazine The Messenger in 1917. He opposed U.S. entry into the first World War. In 1925 he organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. His associations with Bayard Rustin and James Farmer influenced his dedication to nonviolence. Randolph was a founder of the League for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Against Military...