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Guide to the Mark Starr Photographs PHOTOS 005

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Collection processed by Mary Allison Farley

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 29, 2018
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator - dnr: Starr, Mark, 1894-1985
Source - dnr: Starr, Helen Norton
Title: Mark Starr Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1944-1955
Abstract: Mark Starr was an educator and liberal activist, and was the educational director for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union from 1935-1960. In addition to several images of Starr, the collection principally consists of photographs of women workers in Great Britain during World War II.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Quantity: (37 photographs); 8x10; b&w,color
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 005

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Historical/Biographical Note

Born in England, Mark Starr (1894-1985) served from 1935-1960 as educational director for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, and had a lifelong interest in adult and workers education. A liberal activist, he was also associated with the American Labor Party, Americans for Democratic Action, the League for Industrial Democracy, and the Liberal Party.

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Scope and Content Note

Includes only six photographs specifically related to Starr's work: one 8 x 10 print shows Starr participating in a special award presentation to Jan Masaryk by the League for Industrial Democracy and another includes Starr in a group portrait of Liberal Party officers. The bulk of the collection is a group of British Information Services photographs of women workers in England during WWII. Women are shown in machine shops, at an ordinance factory canteen, an aircraft factory canteen, working as "Lumberjills" and painting railway cars.


The files are grouped into 1 series:

Missing Title

  1. Container list

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Starr, Mark, 1894-1985 -- |v Pictorial works
  • Masaryk, Jan, 1886-1948
  • Starr, Helen Norton

Document Type

  • Black-and-white photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • Liberal Party of New York State -- |v Pictorial works
  • British Information Services
  • League for Industrial Democracy

Subject Topics

  • Women -x Employment -- Great Britain -x History -y 20th century.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Photographs in this collection were separated from the Mark Starr Papers, TAM 019.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection, created by Mark Starr, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Mark Starr Photgraphs; PHOTOS 005; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Mark Starr Papers (Tamiment 19)

Harry Laidler Photographs (Photographs 009).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mark Starr donated his papers to Tamiment Library in 1963. Helen Norton, Starr's wife, donated an additional 45 feet of books and papers following his death in 1985. Photographs from Starr's papers have been separated from these materials and established as their own collection. The accession number associated with these photographs is 1988.007. An additional donation of one hundred sixty-eight black and white photographs taken between the 1920s and 1940s was added to the collection in 2009. The accession number associated with this gift is 2009.057.

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Container List

Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Photographs
Box: 2 Scrapbook/Album

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