International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union records 1906-1985, 1923-1984 (bulk).

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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union records 1906-1985, 1923-1984 (bulk).

This broadly representative and substantial collection of union records was initially assembled as an internal ILGWU archives by Henoch Medelsund, Vice President and General Manager of the New York Cloak Joint Board and was maintained by the Union under his supervision for over a decade before the records were transferred to Cornell. The records include substantial historical documentation from most of its key officers, every department of the national union and many of its most important regional units, joint boards and locals. The heart of the collection is the papers of David Dubinsky (153 linear feet). In addition to the correspondence, minutes, and publications, the ILGWU archives contains union and garment industry work artifacts and memorabilia, audio-visual materials and a substantial series of historical photographs.

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