Papers, 1797-1963 (inclusive), 1897-1963 (bulk).

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Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963. Papers, 1797-1963 (inclusive), 1897-1963 (bulk).

Papers, 1797-1963 (inclusive), 1897-1963 (bulk).

Chiefly correspondence; also financial records, day books, poems, and photos. The bulk of the collection concerns family and friends, mostly since 1920. Administrative papers of the N.Y. WTUL include minutes, reports and financial records. Few records are from the early years of Dreier's presidency, but the financial problems of the last fifteen years are well documented. Also includes several accounts of work and living conditions by women who worked in the garment industry; extensive correspondence between Dreier and her close friend, arbitration expert Frances Kellor; and documentation of Katherine Dreier's work with Marcel Duchamp and the Société Anonyme, and her interest in spiritualism.

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Born in Portland, Oregon on 28 February 1901. Died on 19 August 1994. Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State College (1922), Ph.D., Physical Chemistry and Mathematical Physics, California Institute of Technology (1925). Employment: 1925-1926 National Research Council; 1926-1927 Universities of Münich, Zürich, and Copenhagen; 1922-1969 California Institute of Technology; 1969- Stanford University; 1973-1979 Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. From the descr...

Lamont, Margaret, 1905?-1977.

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Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963

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Labor reformer and suffragist, Dreier was active in the New York Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) throughout its existence (1903-1950), serving as president, 1906-1914. Her sisters were Margaret Dreier Robins, a founder and president of the National WTUL, and Dorothea and Katherine, both artists, Katherine best known as a patron of modern art. From the description of Papers, 1797-1963 (inclusive), 1897-1963 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006577 ...

Baum, Pearl Handelman, 1915-

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Flexner, Eleanor, 1908-1995

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Women's historian and author, Flexner (Swarthmore College, A.B., 1930) was the author of American Playwrights, 1918-1938 (1938, 1966), Century of Struggle (1959, 1975), and Mary Wollstonecraft: a Biography (1972). She served as consultant to Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971) for which she wrote a dozen biographies. From the description of Papers, 1895?-1995 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006962 ...

Paret, Thomas

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Nestor, Agnes, 1880-1948.

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Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Government attorney, prof. of law, legal scholar, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In service of Federal Gov't., 1906-1914, 1917-1919 in N.Y.? prof. of law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1914-1939; U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1939-1962. Author of books and articles on legal and related topics. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees. Visiting prof., Oxford Univ., England, 1933-1934. From the description of Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965 (inclusive), 1939-19...

Hill, Dorothy, 1907-1997

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Dorothy Hill (b. 10 September 1907, Taringa, Queensland, Australia–d. 23 April 1997) was an Australian geologist and palaeontologist. Hill attended the University of Queensland and earned a degree in geology, 1928 while studying under Professor Henry Caselli Richards. She studied for her PhD at the University of Cambridge (England) under Gertrude Elles. She started her academic career as a lecturer at the University of Queensland in 1946 and eventually became the first female professor in Austr...

Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962

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Mary Williams Dewson was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Wellesley College in 1897. At the Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston) she studied ways to professionalize housework. She was the first head of the parole department (1900-1912) of the Massachusetts State Industrial School for Girls (Lancaster), and worked for a minimum wage in Massachusetts and later with the National Consumers' League. She also worked for woman suffrage, and with the American Red Cross in France, 19...

Dreier, Dorothea A., 1870-1923

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Landscape painter; Brooklyn, NY; b. 1870, d. 1923; sister of Katherine Dreier Theodor Dreier emigrated from Germany around 1849, settled in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised four daughters (Mary, Margaret, Dorothea, and Katherine) and a son (H. Edward). Mary and Margaret grew up to work for women's suffrage and other social causes. Dorothea and Katherine Dreier studied painting at the Art Students League, with Walter Shirlaw, and in Europe. While these latter two were in Hollan...

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 ...

Van Kleeck, Mary, 1883-....

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Mary Abby Van Kleeck was born on June 26, 1883, in Glenham, New York, to Eliza Mayer and Episcopalian minister Robert Boyd Van Kleeck. (Mary van Kleeck changed the capitalization of her last name in the 1920s.) Following her father''s death in 1892, her family moved to Flushing, New York, where she attended Flushing High School. She earned an A.B. from Smith College in 1904. In the fall of 1905 she began working as a fellow for the College Settlement Association on New York''s Lower East Side, w...

Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley, 1890-1964

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Note at end of May 14 letter: Miss Flynn died in Moscow in August of that year (1964) From the description of Correspondence, with Edward C. Weber, 1964. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34366435 Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) was a leading Irish-American Communist, socialist, feminist, labor organizer, orator, and campaigner for civil liberties. Joe Hill (1879-1915), labor songwriter and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (many of his songs appea...

Christman, Elisabeth, 1881-1975.

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Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972

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Lawyer; Judge; activist. Municipal Court Justice, New York City, 1930's; president of the Consumers' League of New York; appointed to a League of Nations Commission to Study the Legal Status of Women, 1938; U.S. delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 1947-50. Charged by Senator Joseph McCarthy with membership in communist organizations and was the first person to appear before Senate Foreign Relations Sub-Committee, 1950. Was on National Board of the American Civil Lib...

Ives, Irving McNeil, 1896-1962

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Irving McNeil Ives was a member of the New York State Assembly, 1933-46; author and sponsor of legislation creating the New York State Department of Commerce and the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University; co-author and co-sponsor of a New York State anti-discrimination law; Dean of the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell, 1945-47; United States senator, 1947-59; member of the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Labor and Public Welfa...

Dreier, John, 1906-

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Women's Trade Union League of New York

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The Women's Trade Union League of New York was one of the three original locals leagues established in the months following the formation of the National Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) in 1903. It was formally organized in February 1904. The WTUL of New York was founded by William English Walling and Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, who worked to recruit Margaret and Mary Dreier, Leonora O'Reilly, Pauline Newman, Clara Lemlich, Alice Bean, and Hilda Svenson, among others. The League serve...

Keller, Helen, 1880-1968

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Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) overcame both blindness and deafness, providing inspiration to many people around the world. She devoted her life to bettering the education and treatment of the blind, the deaf, and the mute, and was a pioneer in educating the public in the prevention of blindness in newborns. When Helen Keller was 19 months old she became ill with a high fever and lost consciousness, becoming deaf and blind. In her autobiography The Story of My Life, a book she first wrot...

Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972

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Aline Saarinen (1914-1972) was an art and architectural critic in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; She worked for the New York Times as an art and architectural critic. She married architect Eero Saarinen, the architect, after the dissolution of her first marriage to Joseph Louchheim. Aline Saarinen was the sister of art dealer Charles Alan. Eero was born in Helinski, Finland, son of architect Eliel Saarinen. From the description of Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 19...

National Women's Trade Union League of America

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The National Women's Trade Union League was founded in Boston, Mass., in 1903 to organize women workers into trade unions. The league also held training programs for workers, conducted research re: working conditions, and supported strikes. From the description of Records, 1914-1942 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007821 The National Women's Trade Union League of America was founded in Boston, Mass., in 1903 to "assist in the organization of women w...

Swing, Raymond, 1887-1968

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Raymond Gram Swing (Mar. 25, 1887, Cortland, N.Y.-d. Dec. 22, 1968, Washington, D.C.), American print and broadcast journalist. From the description of Swing, Raymond Gram, 1887-1968 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 12012081 Epithet: US journalist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000295.0x00010c Journalist and radio commentator. Full name: Raymond Gram Swing. ...

Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948

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Governor of New York State from 1907-1910; later served as associate justice and chief justice of the United States, and as U.S. secretary of state. From the description of Charles Evans Hughes letters: Albany, to Frank H. Severance and Henry W. Hill, 1907, 1910. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 70794223 Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) was an American jurist and politician. He practiced law and held various political positions between 1884 and 1906. Twice elect...

Voorhees, Dorothea Dreier, 1909-

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Blossom, Fred, 1865?-1941.

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Dickerman, Marion, 1890-1983

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Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Marion Dickerman : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732816 Educator. Marion Dickerman was interested in labor matters and served in the Women's Division of the Democratic Party with Nancy Cook and Eleanor Roosevelt. These three women built Val-Kill cottage on the Roosevelt estate and later a handicraft factory there. From the descri...

Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Director of Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Miss Wald retired from active directorship in 1932. From the guide to the Lillian D. Wald Papers, 1895-1936, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Lillian D. Wald (1867-1940), a public health nurse and social worker in New York City on the Lower East Side, was a pioneer in American social work and public health. She founded the Henry Street Settlement and the Visiting Nurse Service of...

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...

Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990

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American writer. From the description of Correspondence with Alfred S. Dashiell, 1931-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51846130 Carl Zigrosser and Lewis Mumford were life-long friends with shared interests in the arts, society and politics. From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1925-1971, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155902319 Sir Patrick Geddes was a Scottish biologist, sociologi...

Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972

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Rose Schneiderman, Jewish labor organizer, socialist, suffragist, campaigner for protective legislation for women, and leader of the Women's Trade Union League(WTUL) was born of working class parents in Russian Poland in 1882 and emigrated to the United States in 1890, where she entered the work force at age 13. In 1903 she organized her follow cap workers, creating Local 23 of the United Cloth, Hat & Cap Makers of North America. She joined the Socialist Party and the WTUL in 1905, quickly b...

Williams, Lucita Squier, 1889?-1980.

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Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954

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Miles Franklin was born in 1879, a fifth-generation Australian, and grew up on grazing properties run by her family in the Monaro region of New South Wales. At nineteen, she wrote 'My Brilliant Career', an important study of the opportunities and expectations faced by young Australian women in the 1890s. She left Australia in 1906, travelling first to America and then to England. During the 1920s in England, she wrote pseudonymously a series of six well-received novels. In 1932 Franklin returned...

Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954

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Morris, Newbold, 1902-1966

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Newbold Morris (1902-1966) succeeded Robert Moses as Parks Commissioner of the City of New York in 1960. During his career Morris also served as President of the New York City Council and ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City twice. From the guide to the Newbold Morris papers, 1962, (Brooklyn Historical Society) ...

Smith, Jessica, 1895-1983

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Society of Friends relief worker in Russia, 1923. From the description of Jessica Smith reports, 1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867413 Biographical/Historical Note Society of Friends relief worker in Russia, 1923. From the guide to the Jessica Smith reports, 1923, (Hoover Institution Archives) ...

Coit, Eleanor G.

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Labor education expert Eleanor Gwinnell Coit (Smith College, A.B., 1916; Columbia University, A.M., 1919) was the daughter of Emma Gwinnell and Henry Coit, M.D., and was born in Newark, N.J. on May 6, 1894. Coit was Industrial Secretary and General Secretary for three New Jersey branches and one New York branch of the Young Women's Christian Association (1916-1925), before she became Industrial Secretary of the National YWCA in New York City (1926-1928). In 1928 Coit was appointed director of th...

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)....

Miller, Frieda Segelke, 1889-1973.

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Fisher, Welthy Honsinger, 1879-1980

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Newman, Pauline, 1927-

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Trade-unionist. From the description of Oral history interview with Pauline Newman, 1976. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321618 Labor organizer, union official, and socialist, Newman (ca.1890-1986), an immigrant from Lithuania and a factory worker when very young, was the first woman organizer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Director of Health Education at its Union Health Center, and an active member of t...

Swartz, Nelle

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Kirchwey, Freda

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Journalist (Barnard, B.A., 1915), Kirchwey was editor and publisher of The Nation (1937-1955). From the description of Papers, 1871-1972 (inclusive), 1937-1971 (bulk) [microform]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006694 Journalist (Barnard, B.A., 1915), Kirchwey (1893-1976) was editor and publisher of the Nation. She was one of four children born to George Washington and Dora Child (Wendell) Kirchwey; in 1915 she married Evans Clark, director of the Twentieth Cen...

Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961

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Pacifist and worker for social reform, Balch was involved in many humanitarian and civic organizations, including the Boston Women's Trade Union League and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. From the description of Papers, 1915-1947 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007140 Peace leader. President of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section (1928-1933). Received Nobel Peace Prize (1946). ...

Switzer, Mary Elizabeth, 1900-

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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,...

Von Borowsky, Lisa Pauline Amman, 1904-

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Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998

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Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Steele Commager : oral history, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619921 From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Steele Commager : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728956 American historian. From the description of The price of Eire's neutrality : printed, 1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Davis, Mildred Greta Rood, 1899-

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