International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Communications Dept., Biography files. Pt.3.


International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Communications Dept., Biography files. Pt.3.

Biographical files on union members, union officers, and political and public figures.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7908069

Cornell University Library

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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...

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Newman, Pauline, 1887-1986 (person)

Pauline Newman, labor organizer, Director of Health Education at the Union Health Center of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), and member of the National and New York Women's Trade Union League (N/NYWTUL), was born in Popelan, Kuvna, Lithuania, in about 1890, the youngest of Meyer and Theresa Newman's two sons and four daughters. Meyer Newman sold fruit and taught Talmud to the well-to-do sons of the village. Following his death, Theresa Newman and her three yo...

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Lovestone, Jay (person)

General secretary, Communist Party, U.S.A., 1927-1929, and Communist Party (Opposition), 1929-1940; executive secretary, Free Trade Union Committee, American Federation of Labor, 1944-1955; assistant director and director, International Affairs Department, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1955-1974. From the description of Jay Lovestone papers, 1904-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870674 Biographical Note...

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Matyas, Jennie, 1895- (person)

Silverstein, Meyer Rubin. (person)

Hughes, Ruby (person)

Schoenholtz, Isidore. (person)

Strongin, Herman. (person)

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Noren, Albert. (person)

Panetta, Rinaldo, 1932- (person)

Sanders, Walter J. (person)

Mendelsund, Henoch (person)

Henoch Mendelsund (1911-1994) was a longtime member and officer of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU). He served as secretary of the Cloak Finishers local 9, general manager of the Cloak Joint Board, director of the International Relations Department, and head of the ILGWU Archives. Mendelsund arrived in the United States from Poland in 1941, and worked on the Coat and Suit Recovery Board during World War II. He retired from the ILGWU in 1976. From the descripti...

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Woodcock, Leonard (person)

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Powers, Bertram A. (person)

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Tyler, Gus. (person)

Gus Tyler, author, commentator, educator, political leader, and official, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU). Gus Tyler was born in New York in 1911. He attended New York University on a scholarship in the early 1930s, where he became involved in left-wing political activities. After graduating in 1933, Tyler briefly worked as a writer for the Jewish Daily Forward. His sharp intellect and socialist politics caught the attention of ILGWU president David Dubinsky, who hired Tyler...

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Nash, Edward, 1918- (person)

Mollet, Guy, 1905-1975 (person)

Jarrow, Evelyn. (person)

Matheson, Min Lurye. (person)

Mazur, Jay (person)

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Schuster, Mary Goff. (person)

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Siegel, Sam, 1892- (person)

Pesotta, Rose, 1896- (person)

Rose Pesotta (1896-1965) was a labor union official. From the description of Rose Pesotta papers, 1922-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517425 From the guide to the Rose Pesotta papers, 1922-1965, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) 1896 Born in Derazhnya, Russia, November 20 1909 ...

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Morris, Joe, 1948- (person)

Kramer, Philip, 1897- (person)

Hill, Herbert, 1924-2004 (person)

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

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...

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Nagler, Isidore, 1895- (person)

Local 10 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), also known as the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, was based in New York, New York. Isidore Nagler was Manager of the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from 1939 to 1952. From the description of ILGWU. Local 10. Manager's correspondence, 1938-1948. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63906310 Local 10 of the Int...

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Jewish Romanian immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1901. Trained as a cigar maker in Minneapolis. Bought a homestead in North Dakota in 1907. Married Bessie Halpern in 1908. After moving to Dickinson, they later moved to Belfield, N.D. to manage a general store. He formed a partnership with Louis Tobias in the Pioneer Cigar Company in 1908. They moved back to Minneapolis in 1924, started a clothing store there. Sold the Belfield business interests in the 1960s. From the description of...

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Vanterpool, Leona. (person)

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Pishko, George. (person)

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Sisko, Frank Edward. (person)

Leblanc, Cecile, 1908- (person)

Raskin, A. H. 1911- (person)

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Hollander, Louis, 1893- (person)

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

Paladino, Morris. (person)

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Jackson's tenure in the House was briefly interrupted by service in the U.S. Army. He enlisted in 1943, but was recalled by President Roosevelt to congressional service after basic training. Jackson was assigned to the Government Operations Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, a position which quickly put him at the center of the un-American activities controversies and in the national spotlight. He won recognition ...

Thomas Norman Mattoon, 1884-1968 (person)

Norman Mattoon Thomas (1884-1968), was a leading American socialist, pacifist, author, and six-time presidential candidate on the Socialist Party of America ticket, between 1928 and 1948. Born in Marion, Ohio, he was a graduate of Princeton University, attended Union Theological Seminary, where he became a socialist, and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. Thomas opposed the United States' entry into the First World War, a position that earned him the disapproval of many in his soci...

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John L. Lewis was born in Lucas, Iowa in 1880. From 1917 until his death in 1969 he served the United Mine Workers of America, acting as its president from 1920 to 1960. Lewis led in the establishment of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and served as CIO president until his resignation from that post in 1940. From the description of Papers, 1879-1969. [microform] (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64091529 From its founding in 1935 until 1942, the hist...

Pynkala, Blaine. (person)

Windman, Nat. (person)

Meir, Golda, 1898-1978 (person)

Meir was born in Russia, emigrated to the U.S. and came to Milwaukee in 1906 with her family. Throughout her life, she was a dedicated Zionist. In Feb. 1969 she became Israel's fourth Prime Minister, at the age of 71. From the description of Papers, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014315 ...

Lippman, Winnie. (person)

Reiff, Louis. (person)

Lee, William, 1942- (person)

Poirier, Gerard, 1913- (person)

Hege, Robert. (person)

Norris, George William, 1861-1944 (person)

U.S. representative and senator from Nebraska. From the description of Papers of George W. Norris, 1884-1944 (bulk 1893-1944). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81101513 ...

Morales, José Ramón, 1924- (person)

Ostroff, Harold. (person)

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody (person)

Trade-unionist. From the description of Oral history interview with Kimmel, Elizabeth, 1979. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321609 ...

Janis, Sam. (person)

Weiner, Max, 1893- (person)

Solzhenitsyin, Aleksandr. (person)

Schneider, Edward F. (Edward Faber), 1872-1950 (person)

Obituary appeared in the Oakland Tribune, Sunday, July 2, 1950, p. 14a. Edward Faber Schneider, 77, Dean of Music at Mills College for 30 years, (sic) and world famous composer of tone poems, died yesterday [i.e., Saturday, July 1, 1950] in a Santa Clara County rest home. Noted as a pianist and as a teacher of piano, Mr. Schneider has been in ailing health. He was active as teacher, however, until recent years. ...

Shatnoff, Mac. (person)

Minton, Lee W. (person)

Wilkins, Rosa D. (person)

Ozzi, Silvestro. (person)

Karesky, Leo. (person)

Robbins, Dan, 1910- (person)

Spritzer, Edward. (person)

Longo, Sam. (person)

Siems, Frederick Rolle, 1915- (person)

Margolius, Sidney, 1912-1980 (person)

Ulene, John. (person)

Oberbeck, Rita. (person)

Shindler, Richard, 1935- (person)

Mossalley, George. (person)

Sandler, Nathan. (person)

Weiss, William, 1914- (person)

Torres, Emiliano (person)

Schwartz, Leonhard (person)

Leonard, Arlene A. (person)

Rotell, Joseph. (person)

Nadash, Peter. (person)

Shapiro, Fanny. (person)

Wade, Mildred, 1913- (person)

Morse, David A. (David Abner), 1907- (person)

Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of David A. Morse : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741791 From the description of Reminescences of David A. Morse : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741775 ...

Nesselroth, Saul. (person)

Lang, H. b. 1888. (person)

Kaplan, Milton, 1913- (person)

Perlstein, Gerald. (person)

Lambert, George Edmund (person)

Russo, Philip. (person)

Moser, Benjamin, 1906- (person)

Klein, Murray S. (person)

Teper, Lazare, 1908- (person)

The Research Department of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) supported the administrative operations of the Union. The Research Department was organized to coordinate the ILGWU's investigative operations. It provided Union leaders with information on wages, working conditions, economic conditions, and other matters in the women's garment industry. The Department also collected and housed documents from Union administrative staff that were deemed substantive and of lasting ...

Solomon, Irwin, 1926- (person)

Paris, George, 1900- (person)

Zimmerman, Charles S., 1896-1983 (person)

Charles S. Zimmerman (1896-1983) was a labor leader and political activist. Zimmerman was born in Russia in 1896 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1913. He worked in the New York garment industry and joined the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) Local 22. Shortly thereafter, he became its secretary-manager. He was also an organizer for the Joint Board of the Dress and Waistmaker Union. Zimmerman joined the Socialist Party in 1917. Throughout the 1920s, Zimmerman was an active member ...

Rubien, Gerel (person)

Melamed, Jerome. (person)

Schachtman, Max (person)

Lau, Susan. (person)

Kovler, Morris. (person)

Lander, Simon. (person)

Reisch, Sadie. (person)

Meakins, Al. (person)

Pereira, Frank M. (person)

Hinz, Edward, 1924- (person)

Rose, Alex, 1898- (person)

Levitt, Herbert, 1929- (person)

Longo, Frank (person)

Lloyd, Thomas Jack. (person)

Montenegro, Lou. (person)

Tankenson, Abe. (person)

Rumelt, Richard P (person)

Lipp, Hani. (person)

Hoffman, Solomon, 1769-1830 (person)

Riccardi, John. (person)

Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953 (person)

Alumnus of City College, Class of 1898. From the description of Papers, 1926-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155504196 ...

Ratchick, Ben. (person)

Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 (person)

Wall, Cornelius, 1893- (person)

Kraisman, Sam. (person)

Sanfilippo, Dominick Richard. (person)

Hernandez, Aileen C. (person)

Civil rights, union and women's rights activist Aileen Clarke Hernandez was born Aileen Clarke on May 23, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York. Her Jamaican-born parents, theatrical seamstress Ethel Louise Hall Clarke and Garveyite brushmaker Charles Henry Clarke, named their daughter for Aileen Pringle, a film actress. Hernandez, who grew up in the ethnically-mixed Bay Ridge neighborhood of New York City, attended elementary school at P.S. 176 and graduated in 1943 as school newspaper editor, vice presi...

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Sole, Tom. (person)

Jackson, Allan Stuart, 1934- (person)

Allan Jackson (1915-1976) worked as a journalist with the CBS Radio Network from 1943-1975. From the description of Papers, 1948-1975. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 29683816 ...

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Robbins, Lawrence H. (person)

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Holton, Bernice. (person)

Rosenberg, Abraham. (person)

"Permanent deposit" From the description of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Abraham Rosenberg, Memoirs of a Cloak Maker, 1883-1910. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64058974 ...

Orsini, Raymond. (person)

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Minkoff, Nathaniel M. (person)

Wehner, Herbert. (person)

Wehner, Herbert (-1990) From the description of Archives 1946 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123380164 ...

McWhorter, Grace. (person)

Stenzor, Isidor. (person)

Isidor Stenzor was manager of the Los Angeles Cloak Joint Board. From the description of Isidor Stenzor, Collection. Collected documents, 1922-1977. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 122682110 ...

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Lemlich, Clara, 1886-1982 (person)

Clara Lemlich Shavelson (March 28, 1886 – July 25, 1982) was a leader of the Uprising of 20,000, the massive strike of shirtwaist workers in New York's garment industry in 1909. Later blacklisted from the industry for her labor union work, she became a member of the Communist Party USA and a consumer activist in Brooklyn, New York. Born in the Ukraine to a Jewish family, she migrated to the U.S. in 2003. She became a garment worker, was elected to the executive board of Local 25 of the ILGWU (In...

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Liberman, Sam (person)

Taft, Philip, 1902-1976 (person)

Labor historian, economist, and professor of economics at Brown University; d. 1979. From the description of Papers, 1960-1972. (Wayne State University). WorldCat record id: 28417257 Philip Taft, Professor of Economics at Brown University, was a leading historian on the American labor movement. He died in 1976. From the description of Articles, 1939-1976. (University of Texas at Arlington). WorldCat record id: 22940204 Labor historian. From t...

Ross, William, 1899- (person)

Schettini, Fabio. (person)

Vetro, Joseph. (person)

Laufman, Barbara. (person)

Namenwirth, Norman. (person)

Schwartz, William, 1912- (person)

Snyder, Carrie L. (person)

Straussman, Abe. (person)

Jennings, Paul J. (person)

Triestman, George. (person)

Saslaw, Bernard. (person)

Krawetz, Meyer. (person)

Shapiro, Harry, 1897-1971 (person)

Shapiro was Frank Stimson's friend, and one of the group that arranged for Donald Marshall to join Stimson in Tahiti. From the description of Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1940-1959. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 184925006 ...

Schwartz, Sam, 1910- (person)

Williams, Harrison A. (person)

Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (1919-2001) represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate from 1959 until 1982. He also served in the House of Representatives from 1953 through 1956. A member of the Democratic Party, Williams held leadership positions on the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, the Special Committee on Aging, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Select Committee on Small Business, among others. From the description of Harrison A. Williams, Jr., pape...

O'Toole, Virginia I. (person)

Pastel, Edward. (person)

Menist, Joel. (person)

Milletari, Frank P. (person)

Kolker, Murray. (person)

Levin, Douglas Ross (person)

Sharp, Edwin R. (person)