Records, 1937-2001 (bulk 1937-1944).


Records, 1937-2001 (bulk 1937-1944).

Records consists of a small amount of material documenting the national organization, and branches in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Newark (NJ), Columbus (OH), and Washington, D.C. Types of material include constitution and by-laws, correspondence, agendas and minutes of Chicago Board meetings, congressional committee hearing reports, news bulletins, and assorted publications. Primary topics include consumer education, union organizing, workplace conditions, and popular front activism. A few members represented include Alice Lesser Shepard, Lucille Montgomery, and Jessie Lloyd O'Connor.

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