American Association for Labor Legislation Records on Microfilm, 1905-1945


American Association for Labor Legislation Records on Microfilm, 1905-1945


Includes correspondence relating to the formation and early administration of the American Association for Labor Legislation; to relations of the Association with the International Association for Labor Legislation (IALL); to fund raising; to the Association's desire to investigate occupational diseases and poisons; to the establishment of state chapters; to the study of phosphorus poisoning ("phossy jaw"); to a workmen's compensation campaign in New York; to the Illinois 10-hour law; to pension systems; to changes in legislation in regard to occupational hazards; to insurance; to employment office regulations; to child labor; and to a contributory workmen's compensation insurance plan. Major correspondents include Arthur Kellogg, the National Child Labor Committee, Irene Osgood, Margaret D. Robins, and Adna F. Weber. Other individual and organizational correspondents of national significance or who wrote with some frequency include the following with names beginning with letters I-W: Illinois State Federation of Labor; International Association for Labor Legislation; International Typographical Union; J.W. Jenks (professor, Cornell University); Frederick N. Judson; Florence Kelley; Paul U. Kellogg (director, "Pittsburgh Survey", CHARITIES AND THE COMMONS); Robert Marion La Follette; Samuel McCune Lindsay (secretary, National Child Labor Committee); Max O. Lorenz, (Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, State of Wisconsin); Owen R. Lovejoy (general secretary, National Child Labor Committee); Roswell C. McCrea (associate director, The School of Philanthropy); W.E. McEwen (labor commissioner, Bureau of Labor, Industries and Commerce, Minnesota); Reuben McKitrick; Theodore Marburg; Helen Marot (secretary, N.Y. Women's Trade Union League); Massachusetts Commission on Old Age Benefits; Massachusetts State Board of Health; H.V. Mercer (lawyer, Minneapolis, Minn.); Darwin J. Meserole (managing attorney, The Cooperative Law Company); Henry C. Metcalf (Tufts College, Dept. of Political Science); John Mitchell (vice-president, A.F. of L.); Edward A. Moseley (secretary, Interstate Commerce Commission); National Consumers' League; National Metal Trades Association (Robert Wuest, commissioner); Charles P. Neill (U.S. commissioner of labor); J. Pease Norton; and the Ohio Federation of Labor. Other correspondents include Paul S. Pierce (assistant professor, State University of Iowa); Jessica B. Peixotta (assistant professor, University of California); John W. Plaisted (secretary, Industrial Relations Committee, Boston Chamber of Commerce); C.R. Richards (Columbia University, secretary, National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education); I.M. Rubinow; Russell Sage Foundation; Mary R. Sanford (member, Executive Committee of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society); Sophy Sanger (honorary secretary, British Association for Labor Legislation); Margaret R. Schaffner; Louis B. Schram; F. Charles Schwedtman (Consulting Electrical & Mechanical Engineers); Henry R. Seager; Warren S. Stone (grand chief, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers); SURVEY; Wiley Swift (secretary, National Child Labor Committee); Frank W. Taussig (professor, Harvard University); Graham Taylor (associate editor, CHARITIES AND THE COMMONS; Graham Romeym Taylor (staff member, CHARITIES AND THE COMMONS); Harry D. Thomas (secretary-treasurer, Ohio Federation of Labor, A.F. of L.); William H. Tolman (director, American Institute of Social Service); U.S. Bureau of Labor; U.S. Dept. of Commerce and Labor; Mary Van Kleeck (industrial secretary, Alliance Employment Bureau, N.Y.); V.C. Vaughan; Lillian D. Wald; and F.F. Wesbrook (dean, University of Minnesota, College of Medicine and Surgery); and others.

56 linear feet (on 71 microfilm reels)

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SNAC Resource ID: 7919021

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