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Guide to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union PE.013

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Adrien Hilton

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 06, 2014
Description is in English

 Title of collection was updated by Giana Ricci to make DACS compliant.  , 5/29/2014

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Creator: Tamiment Library.
Title: Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Dates [inclusive]: 1903-2009
Abstract: The Printed Ephemera Collection on the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is an artificial collection, collected and assembled by the Tamiment Library over the course of several decades. The ILGWU, founded in 1900, led the fight to organize workers in the garment trades, greatly improving the lives and the working conditions for hundreds of thousands of clothing workers in the United States. The collection is a rich source of history of the ILGWU, as told through their numerous and wonderfully illustrated story books and pamphlets. The collection also contains a range of printed ephemera such as fliers, brochures, newspaper clippings, reprinted articles, manuals and other publications. Material in the collection comes from various departments of the international and national bodies of the ILGWU. Workers education was a primary concern to the ILGWU, and thus a sizable portion of the collection comes from their Education Department. Additionally, this collection provides material from locals, regions, and Joint Boards from around the country, but most notably from New York City, arguably the center of activity for the ILGWU, and includes material from New York City locals 1, 10, 22, and 91 among others. The material ranges in date from the founding of the ILGWU in 1900 through to the present.
Quantity: 6.0 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PE.013