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Guide to the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Printed Ephemera Collection PE.019

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 29, 2012
Description is in English

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Tamiment Library.
Title: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Printed Ephemera Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1910-2000
Abstract: The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) Printed Ephemera Collection is an artificial collection, collected and assembled by the Tamiment Library over the course of several decades. ACTWU was formed in 1976, when the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) and the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) merged. In addition to contracts and agreements, there is a small amount of printed ephemera from the ACTWU including, fliers, brochures and pamphlets having to do with a range of subjects including sexual harassment, occupational safety and the strike and nationwide boycott of J.P. Stevens. There are also a number of bibliographies put out by the ACTWU Research Department. The collection, however, largely consists of material from the ACWA and the TWUA and is made up of printed ephemera such as fliers, brochures, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets from these two unions. Included are files on the 1972 strike at the Farah Company, a clothing manufacturer in Texas, correspondence courses that were taught in the 1940s, fliers of early organizing drives throughout the country and advertisements and fliers on the union label campaign.
Quantity: 6.0 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PE.019