Records of the National Women's Trade Union League of America, 1903-1950.

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Records of the National Women's Trade Union League of America, 1903-1950.

Correspondence, reports, speeches, notes, and printed matter. Includes minutes of meetings, proceedings of national conventions and International Congresses of Working Women, 1919, 1921, and 1923, biographical material on the league's officers, and correspondence between the local and national leagues. Subjects include the league's relationship to the American Federation of Labor; its support of strikes, especially in the garment industry; and its efforts to secure legislation in such matters as the eight-hour day, minimum wage, federal aid to education, civil rights, price control, and social security. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Mary Anderson, Sophonisba P. Breckinridge, Elisabeth Christman, Mary E. Dreier, Frank Duffy, Samuel Gompers, Alice Henry, Mary Morton Kehew, Frank Morrison, Agnes Nestor, Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, Frances Perkins, Margaret Dreier Robins, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rose Schneiderman, Melinda Scott, Ethel M. Smith, and Florence C. Thorne.

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Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

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Social reformer; founder of Hull House settlement, Chicago. From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Louis J. Keller, Chicago, 1912 May 13. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496308 From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Paul M. Angle, Springfield, Ill., 1932 June 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496294 Founder of Hull House in Chicago. From the description of Cor...

Smith, Ethel M. (Ethel Marion), 1877-1951

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Ethel Marion Smith (1877–1951) was an American women’s rights activist and a union activist in the early 1920s. She participated in women’s organizations such as the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the Women's Trade Union League (WTUL). She also worked with other union organizations such as the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) and the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Ethel Smith spent her life promoting the idea of equal compensation for equal work regar...

National Women's Trade Union League of America

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The National Women’s Trade Union League of America (NWTUL) was established in Boston, MA in 1903, at the convention of the American Federation of Labor. It was organized as a coalition of working-class women, professional reformers, and women from wealthy and prominent families. Its purpose was to “assist in the organization of women wage workers into trade unions and thereby to help them secure conditions necessary for healthful and efficient work and to obtain a just reward for such work.” ...

Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. (Sophonisba Preston), 1866-1948

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Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (April 1, 1866 – July 30, 1948) was an American activist, Progressive Era social reformer, social scientist and innovator in higher education. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in political science and economics then the J.D. at the University of Chicago, and she was the first woman to pass the Kentucky bar. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent her as a delegate to the 7th Pan-American Conference in Uruguay, making her the first woman to represent t...

Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963

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Mary Dreier (September 26, 1875 - August 15, 1963) was a New York social reformer. Mary Elisabeth Dreier was born in New York city New York, on September 26, 1875. Her parents, Theodor Dreier, a successful businessman, and Dorthea Dreier, were both immigrants from Germany. Her mother's maiden name was Dreier and her parents were cousins from Bremen, Germany, where their ancestors were civic leaders and merchants. Theodor came to the United States in 1849 and became partner at the New York bra...

Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924

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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. ...

Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965

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Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...

Kehew, Mary Morton Kimball, 1859-1918.

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Christman, Elisabeth.

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Nestor, Agnes, 1880-1948.

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Robins, Margaret Dreier 1868-1945

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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...

American Federation of Labor

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

O'Sullivan, Mary Kenney, 1864-1943

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O'Sullivan, labor organizer, factory worker and inspector, became the first woman general organizer of the American Federation of Labor in 1892, was one of the founders of the National Women's Trade Union League in 1903, and was an inspector for the Massachusetts Board of Labor and Industries, 1914-1929. She was also active in the prohibition and women's suffrage movements, and in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. For further information see Notable American Women (1971). ...

Duffy, Frank, 1861-1965.

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Labor leader, secretary of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners for forty years, and vice-president of the American Federation of Labor from 1913 until his retirement in 1948. From the description of Speeches and articles, 1901-1952. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24928165 ...

Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972

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Rose Schneiderman (April 6, 1882 – August 11, 1972) was a Polish-born American socialist and feminist, and one of the most prominent female labor union leaders. As a member of the New York Women's Trade Union League, she drew attention to unsafe workplace conditions, following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, and as a suffragist she helped to pass the New York state referendum of 1917 that gave women the right to vote. Schneiderman was also a founding member of the American Civil Li...

Morrison, Frank, 1859-1949

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Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940

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Shakespearean actress. From the description of Mary Anderson : miscellaneous papers, 1898-1936 bulk (1898-1904). (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46719324 British actress. From the description of Letters : Broadway, [England], to Laurence Housman, 1902 Apr. 5 and 1934 July 17. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25311111 American stage actress. Mary Anderson is the stage name of Mary Anderson De Navarro. From the des...

Thorne, Florence Calvert

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Director of research. From the description of Reminiscences of Florence Calvert Thorne : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309734588 ...

Henry, Alice, 1857-1943

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An Australian journalist and feminist. On the staff of the Australasian and the Argus, Melbourne 1884-1905. Lectured on Proportional Representation and Woman's Suffrage. Worked in America 1905-1933. Became Office Secretary of the Chicago Branch of the National Women's Trade Union League of America and remained associated with it till 1928. Edited Life and Labor, a monthly magazine 1914-1918. From the description of Papers of Alice Henry [manuscript]. 1873-1943. (Libraries Australia)....

Scott, Melinda.

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