National Women's Trade Union League of America. Records.


National Women's Trade Union League of America. Records, 1904-1950.

National Women's Trade Union League of America. Records.


Correspondence, reports, bulletins, publications of local leagues, photos, and printed material illustrate the League's work training labor leaders, performing research on working conditions, and supporting strikes, as well as organizing local leagues. Included is material on working conditions in the garment and textile industry, protective legislation, equal rights for women, the 1910-1911 Chicago garment workers' strike, the 1930-1931 Danville, VA, textile workers' strike, and the Women's Trade Union Leagues of Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York.

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