The papers of Terence Vincent Powderly. 1864-1937.

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Powderly, Terence Vincent, 1849-1924. The papers of Terence Vincent Powderly.

The papers of Terence Vincent Powderly. 1864-1937.

The papers of Terence Vincent Powderly aptly demonstrate his mark on American history and consist largely of his official correspondence as General Master Workman of the Knights of Labor, 1879-1893, as well as his tenure as an official for both the Immigration and Labor departments, 1898-1924, and Mayor of Scranton, 1878-1884. In addition, there are photographs, memorabilia, personal correspondence, and legal and financial records.

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