Papers of executive officers of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1914-1971, 1930-1950 (bulk).

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Papers of executive officers of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1914-1971, 1930-1950 (bulk).

Correspondence of 25 executive officers of the ACWU, from its earliest leaders to those serving the 1960s and 1970s.

20 linear ft.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7904198

Cornell University Library

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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

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English. From the description of ACWA's Sidney Hillman Foundation Records. 1955-1974. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 520925303 From the description of ACTWU's National Textile Recruitment and Training Program Records. 1975-1981. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 520924922 Sidney Hillman, labor organizer, leader, and president, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Sidney Hillman was born in Russian-contr...

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Rosner, Lester

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Rosenblum, Frank, 1888-1973

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Hillman, Bessie

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Bessie Abramowitz Hillman, labor leader, union organizer, and first woman executive, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). A pioneer in the early 20th century labor movement, Bessie Hillman (née Abramowitz) was born in Grodno, Russia, in 1889. She emigrated to the United States in 1905 and started working as a button sewer in a Chicago garment factory. There she began her long career as a labor organizer, forming a shop committee to protest working conditions,...

Davidson, Tecia

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Hardman, J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky), 1882-1968

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Labor leader, editor. From the description of Reminiscences of J.B.S. Hardman : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737062 J. B. S. Hardman, social philosopher, author, editor and leader in the development of American unionism for over sixty years, was born in Vilna, Russia, in 1882. Because of his revolutionary and trade union activities, he was exiled in 1908. He came to the United States where he became active in the S...

American Labor Party

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The American Labor Party (ALP), was a short lived group, organized along lines of British Labour Party, that was founded in New York City in 1922 by delegates from Socialist Party, Farmer Labor Party, Workmen's Circle, Poale Zion, and 82 labor organizations. From the guide to the American Labor Party Minutes and Proceedings, 1922-1924, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives) The American Labor Party (ALP), was a short lived group, organized along the lines of the B...

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

Potofsky, Jacob S. (Jacob Samuel), 1894-1979

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Union official. From the description of Reminiscences of Jacob Samuel Potofsky : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309722949 Jacob Potofsky, garment worker, labor organizer and leader, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Jacob Potofsky was born in Radomisl, Ukraine, in 1894. He emigrated to the United States in 1905 and began working in a Chicago men's clothing factory in 1908. He became activ...

Hershkowitz, Abraham

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Hollander, Louis, 1893-

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Labor leader. From the description of Reminiscences of Louis Hollander : lecture, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574524 ...

Wertheimer, Valentin

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Brandzel, Sol

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Rohman, Richard.

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Abt, John J.

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Krzycki, Leo

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Bellanca, August

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Bellanca, Dorothy

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Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca, labor organizer and leader, co-founder and first woman vice-president, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) . One of the most influential women in the labor movement during the early 20th century, Dorothy Bellanca was born in Latvia in 1894 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1900. She began working as a buttonhole maker in a Baltimore clothing factory while still in her mid-teens. While there, she helped to found United Garment Workers of Ame...

Dickason, Gladys

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Bisno, Bernice

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Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)

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Cohen, Alex Warshal

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Schlossberg, Joseph, 1875-

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Sheinkman, Jacob

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United States. National Recovery Administration

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Benjamin, Sidney, 1939-

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Blumberg, Hyman, 1885-1968

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Ervin, Charles W., -1953

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Hillman, Sidney, 1887-1946

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Tom Darcy was born in Brokklyn, NY in 1932. He received his art education at the school of Visual Arts in New York. In 1958 he began his editorial cartooning with Newsday on Long Island. In 1970, Darcy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his incisive cartoons of the Vietnam War and racial discrimination. He won many awards in 1970's, some of these were: Best Cartoon on Foreign Affairs in 1970 & 1973, Meeman Conservation Award in 1972 & 1974 as well as the National Headliners' Club award i...

Reinfold, Fred

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