Brookwood Labor College records, 1921-1937.

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Brookwood Labor College records, 1921-1937.

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, clippings, student files, general school records, pamphlets, and other materials relating to the Brookwood Labor College. Includes material relating to: Mark Starr, Elizabeth Gurly Flynn, Katherine Ellickson, A.J. Muste, W. Jett Lauck, Victor Reuther, and Mary Van Kleeck. Important subjects covered in the collection are: AFL, labor songs and plays, trade-unions and education, and labor factionalism.

49 linear ft. (98 boxes) + 3 scrapbooks and photographs.

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Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981

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Political reformer. From the description of Reminiscences of Roger Nash Baldwin : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309721453 From the description of Reminiscences of Roger Nash Baldwin : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309721472 From the description of Reminiscences of Roger Nash Baldwin : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). Wor...

Golden, Clinton S. (Clinton Strong), 1888-1961

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Clinton Strong Golden was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on November 16, 1888. When his father died in 1900, Golden went to work in an iron mine and thus his formal education was ended. He apprenticed as a machinist, but later worked several years as a railroad fireman and became active in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. He was a full-time representative for the International Association of Machinists, 1919-1930. He served on the board of directors of Brookwood Labor Colle...

Reuther, Victor G. (Victor George), 1912-2004

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Victor George Reuther (January 1, 1912 – June 3, 2004) was a prominent international labor organizer. He was one of three Reuther brothers (Walter and Roy) who were lifelong members of the U.S. labor movement. His older brother Walter became the president of the United Auto Workers union (UAW) and Victor became the head of that union's Education Dept. and an organizer on the international level. He was a proponent of social democracy. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of Anna (S...

Starr, Mark, 1894-1985

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Mark Starr (27 April 1894, Shoscombe – 24 April 1985, New York City) was a British American labor historian and pedagogue. For 25 years he was educational director of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Born in Shoscombe, Somerset he was the son of a staunch Free Methodist coal miner. From 1899 to 1907 he attended St Julian's National School. At age thirteen he began work in the mines, later migrating to South Wales. He joined the Miners' Federation of Great Britain and the Indepe...

Van Kleeck, Mary, 1883-1972

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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...

Saposs, David J., 1886-1968

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David Joseph Saposs (February 22, 1886 – November 13, 1968) was an American economist, historian, and civil servant. He is best known for being the chief economist of the National Labor Relations Board from 1935 to 1940. ...

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

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Eugene Victor "Gene" Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American socialist, political activist, trade unionist, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. Through his presidential candidacies as well as his work with labor movements, Debs eventually became one of the best-known socialists living in the United States. Early in his political career, Debs...

Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs

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Seidman, Joel Isaac, 1906-....

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Borchardt, Selma

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Bishop, Merlin D., 1907-

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Labor leader and member of Board of Trustees, University of Connecticut, of Hartford, Conn. From the description of Merlin D. Bishop papers, 1924-1975. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28413145 First director of UAW Education Dept. From the description of Oral history interview with Merlin Bishop, 1963, Mar. 29. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321298 First educational director of UAW. ...

Haessler, Carl, 1888-1972

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Professor and labor newspaper editor. From the description of Carl Haessler papers, 1908-1972. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32320783 ...

Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

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H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wells (b. September 21, 1866, Bromley, Kent, England-d. August 13, 1946, London, England), best remembered for imaginative novels such as The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds, prototypes for modern science fiction, was a prolific writer and one of the most versatile in the history of English letters. He produced an average of nearly three books a year for more than fifty years, in addition to hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. His works ranged from f...

Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley, 1890-1964

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was an agitator and organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and a Communist Party (CP) official. Flynn was an organizer in major strikes in Lawrence, Massachusetts and Paterson and Passaic, New Jersey. She saw labor court trials as important extensions of organizing, and participated in trials in Missoula, Montana (1908), and Spokane, Washington (1909-1910). As part of her defense work she created the Workers’ Defense League, an organization to fight for th...

Ameringer, Oscar, 1870-1943

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Politician, labor organizer and journalist. Editor of "The Oklahoma Leader", "The American Guardian", "The Illinois Miner". Born in Germany, Aug. 04, 1870. Died Nov. 05, 1943. From the description of Oscar Ameringer papers, 1909-1970, (bulk 1909-1943). (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32320790 These research materials were compiled by George Marshall, a socialist sympathizer who earned a PhD in labor economics at Colum...

Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967

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Clergyman, pacifist. From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham John Muste : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741542 From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham John Muste : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122681124 A.J. Muste (1885-1967). Muste's involvement as a labor organizer began in 1919. When he led strikes in the textile mills of Lawrenc...

American Federation of Labor

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Labor organization. From the description of American Federation of Labor records, 1883-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980267 ...

Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.)

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Reuther, Roy, 1909-1968

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Labor leader, of Detroit, Mich. From the description of Papers, 1924-1971. (Wayne State University). WorldCat record id: 28421189 Labor leader. From the description of Oral history interview with Roy Reuther 1966. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321363 ...

Lauck, W. Jett (William Jett), 1879-1949

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Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at Washington and Lee University (1902-1908). Served on several government commissions and committees and as an economist for the United Mine Workers and United Automotive Workers of America. From the description of W. Jett Lauck papers, 1913-1947. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321090 ...

United Textile Workers of America

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The United Textile Workers of America (UTWA) was chartered in 1901 and became a founding union of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1937. As part of the CIO, the UTWA was renamed the Textile Workers Organizing Committee (TWOC) then the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA). In 1939, a dissident faction of the TWUA sought for and was allowed to re-affiliate with the American Federation of Labor (AFL) under its original name the United Textile Workers of America. From...

Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972

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Rose Schneiderman (April 6, 1882 – August 11, 1972) was a Polish-born American socialist and feminist, and one of the most prominent female labor union leaders. As a member of the New York Women's Trade Union League, she drew attention to unsafe workplace conditions, following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, and as a suffragist she helped to pass the New York state referendum of 1917 that gave women the right to vote. Schneiderman was also a founding member of the American Civil Li...

Lefkowitz, Abraham, 1884-1956

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One of the founders of the American Federation of Teachers. Vice President of AFT from 1920 to 1934. Retired in 1955 as Principal of Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, New York. Active in teachers' unions, and civic and social reform movements from the 1920s to the 1950s. From the description of Abraham Lefkowitz papers, 1934-1966, (bulk 1934-1955). (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32320903 ...

Brophy, John, 1883-1963

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Labor union official. From the description of Reminiscences of John Brophy : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728425 ...