American Association for Labor Legislation Records on Microfilm, 1905-1945
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Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) was President of the American Federation of Labor and a member of the President's First Industrial Conference in 1919. He was a member of the President's Unemployment Conference in 1921. ...
Florence Kelley (A.B., Cornell, 1882) was born in Philadelphia. In 1884 she married Lazare Wischnewetzky; they had three children. In 1891 Kelley divorced him, reclaimed her maiden name, and became a resident of Chicago's Hull-House. In 1892 the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics hired her to investigate the "sweating" system in the garment industry and the federal commissioner of labor asked her to participate in a survey of city slums. Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld later...
Mary Abby Van Kleeck was born on June 26, 1883, in Glenham, New York, to Eliza Mayer and Episcopalian minister Robert Boyd Van Kleeck. (Mary van Kleeck changed the capitalization of her last name in the 1920s.) Following her father''s death in 1892, her family moved to Flushing, New York, where she attended Flushing High School. She earned an A.B. from Smith College in 1904. In the fall of 1905 she began working as a fellow for the College Settlement Association on New York''s Lower East Side, w...
Taussig graduated from Harvard in 1879, and taught economics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Frank William Taussig, 1890-1946 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973196 ...
Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...
Epithet: American economist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000980.0x000366 Richard T. Ely received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his doctorate in economics from the University of Heidelberg. He held the professorship of economics at Johns Hopkins University from 1881 to 1892, and was subsequently professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ely took an active part in t...
Kellogg, editor of the Survey, 1909-1952, and an active social reformer, corresponded with major figures in business, politcs, and welfare, discussing developments in peace movements, New Deal programs, civil liberties, the development of professional social work, and programs to assist dependent members of society. From the guide to the Paul U. Kellogg papers, 1891-1952, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfare History Archives [swha]) Kellogg, editor of the Surve...
Frank Fairchild Wesbrook, the first president of the University of British Columbia, was born in Brant County, Ontario, on July 12, 1868. In 1887, he graduated from Manitoba University. Wesbrook received his M.D. in 1890. Subsequently, he spent a year at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin and in 1892, he was elected John Walker student in pathology at Cambridge. He was appointed Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Minnesota in 1895 and in 1906 became the first full-time Dean of Medicine the...
Organization founded in 1899 to monitor the conditions under which goods were manufactured and distributed. From the description of National Consumers' League records, 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981678 The League was founded in 1898 to improve conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1912-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006759 The National Consumers' League was founded in 18...
Josephine Clara Goldmark and Pauline Dorothea Goldmark (1874-1962) were born in Brooklyn, N.Y., two of the eleven children of Regina Wehle and Joseph Goldmark, political refugees from the Revolution of 1848 in Austria. Both sisters graduated from Bryn Mawr, were associated with the National and New York Consumers' Leagues, investigated industrial working conditions particularly for women workers, and were published authors. J. Goldmark researched labor laws on hours of work for her brother-in-la...
Ordained minister who founded and ran the Chicago Commons social settlement, founded the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy (incorporated into the University of Chicago in 1920), and who was a professor of social economics at the Chicago Theological Seminary. From the description of Graham Taylor papers, 1820-1975, (bulk 1866-1940). (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 57180658 ...
Professor of economics at Columbia University, 1903-1930. From the description of Correspondence, 1928-1930. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515136 Economist; professor (Wharton School, Columbia University); founder and president of American Association for Labor Legislation; president of American Economic Association. Dr. Henry Rogers Seager (Ph.D., economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1884) taught at the Univ...
Women's rights leader and social activist. Margaret Dreier Robins was born in 1868 in Brooklyn, New York. She left New York in 1925 and moved to Florida with her husband Raymond Robins. The Robins' resided at a large estate called Chinsegut Hill near the town of Brooksville. Margaret was a founder and leader of the National Women's Trade Union League and an outspoken crusader for equal rights for women in the workplace. She and her husband were also active in politics and campaigned for candidat...
Founded in 1904 under the leadership of Edgar G. Murphy, Felix Adler, Samuel McCune Lindsay, Owen Lovejoy, and A.J. McKelway. Its aims were legislation, investigation, and publicity to promote the interests of children. From the description of Records, 1914-1943. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122421727 The National Child Labor Committee was formed after a conference held in New York between Edgar Gardner Murphy's Alabama Child Labor Commi...
A physician who was the first woman professor at Harvard University, Hamilton also worked as a resident researcher at Hull House, a researcher of industrial poisons for the U.S. Department of Labor, and was a member of the League of Nations Health Organization and of President Hoover's Committee on Social Trends. For further information, see Notable American Women, The Modern Period (1980); Hamilton's autobiography, Exploring the Dangerous Trades (1942); and Barbara Sicherman, Alice Hamilton: A ...
In academic circles, John R. Commons is most remembered for his histories of the labor movement and as founder of what is commonly called the "Wisconsin School" of labor history. As an economist and student of government he was responsible for the design of reforms during the Progressive era and after, which drastically changed the role of government and paved the way for the New Deal. From the description of John Rogers Commons papers, 1859-1967, bulk 1887-1945. [microform]. (Unknow...
The State Board of Health, established in 1869, was abolished in 1879, and its functions absorbed by the State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity until 1886, when its was re-established. It was succeeded in turn by the State Department of Health in 1914 and the Department of Public Health in 1919. From the description of Minutes, 1869-1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122405618 Massachusetts has administered water works and sewage disposal for the Boston metropolitan ar...
In 1905 a small group of economists formed the American Association for Labor Legislation. The group's initial purpose was the study of labor conditions and labor legislation in the United States. By 1909, however, under the leadership of John Andrews, this "study" group took an activist turn and began actively promoting, lobbying for, and effecting major changes in worker's compensation, occupational health and safety, and child labor laws. The legislative program of the AALL is defined and tra...
The International Typographical Union was founded on May 5, 1852 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was the oldest union in the United States to continuously operate into the late 20th century. Originally titled the National Typographical Union, the organization became the ITU in 1869 after entering into an affiliation with Canadian printing trade unions. The ITU was at the forefront of progressive initiatives within the labor movement, lobbying for an eight hour work day and condemning Sunday work. In 198...
John Mitchell was born in Braidwood, Ill., on February 4, 1870. Between the ages of twelve and twenty he worked in the coal mines of Illinois, Colorado, and other states. Mitchell joined the United Mine Workers of America upon its founding in 1890, became an Illinois sub-district official in 1894, and was elected national vice-president in 1898. He assumed the presidency the following year. Mitchell's greatest success was the organizing of the Pennsylvania anthracite fie...
The Russell Sage Foundation was established in 1907 by Margaret Olivia Sage "for the improvement of social conditions in the United States..." A pioneer in the developing field of social work, the Foundation set standards for the development of both theory and practice. From the description of Records, 1907-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154270047 ...
Educator, sociologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Samuel McCune Lindsay : transcript, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527252 Professor and sociologist, Professor of Social Legislation at Columbia University (1907-1939) and President of the trustees of the Academy of Political Science, where he chaired the committee on program and arrangements. From the description of Samuel McCune Lindsay letter to Will Ow...
The Illinois State Federation of Labor (now known as the Illinois AFL-CIO) met for its first annual convention in Chicago in 1884. The Illinois State Federation of Labor was the state-wide federation of labor unions and an arm of the American Federation of Labor. As such, the Illinois State Federation of Labor both sought to organize workers and worked for labor legislation at the state level. From the description of Illinois Federation of Labor collection, 1914-1964. (University of ...
Charles Patrick Neill was born on 12 December 1865 at Rock Island, Illinois to James and Julia (Walsh) Neill, who had emigrated from Ireland in 1850. The family moved to Austin, Texas in 1871, where James practiced law. Charles was employed from age 10 in 1876 until 1885 as a bank messenger. He attended the University of Notre Dame from 1885 until 1888, the University of Texas at Austin from 1888 to 1889 and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree AB summa cum laude. He taught at Notr...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Director of Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Miss Wald retired from active directorship in 1932. From the guide to the Lillian D. Wald Papers, 1895-1936, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Lillian D. Wald (1867-1940), a public health nurse and social worker in New York City on the Lower East Side, was a pioneer in American social work and public health. She founded the Henry Street Settlement and the Visiting Nurse Service of...
Diplomat, publicist, civic leader, and peace advocate. From the description of Theodore Marburg papers, 1859-1940 (bulk 1893-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982372 Biographical Note 1862, July 10 Born, Baltimore, Md. 1880 1881 Attende...