Jacob Potofsky correspondence, 1930-1946, 1930-1940 (bulk).


Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Jacob Potofsky correspondence, 1930-1946, 1930-1940 (bulk).

Jacob Potofsky correspondence, 1930-1946, 1930-1940 (bulk).

Correspondence documenting Jacob Potofsky's activities while serving in several capacities for the ACWA, including assistan president and assistant general secretary-treasurer. Correspondence documenting Jacob Potofsky's activities while serving in several capacities for the ACWA, including assistant president and assistant general secretary-treasurer. Individuals represented in the collection include: Mary Anderson; Alben Barkley; August Bellanca; Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca; Sidney Hillman; David Dubinsky; Fiorello LaGuardia; John L. Lewis; Tom Mooney; Joseph Schlossberg; Rose Schneiderman; Robert F. Wagner; and Matthew Woll. Major organizations represented include: the AFL; the American Labor Party; Brookwood Labor College; Consumers Union; the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union; the Jewish Daily Forward; the Jewish Labor Committee; Labor's Non-Partisan League; the National Consumers' League; the National Labor Relations Board; the National Recovery Administration; the Rand School of Social Science; the U.S. Dept. of Labor; the United Textile Workers of America; the Works Progress Administration; and various subordinate units of the ACWA.

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