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Collection processed by Paula Wagner and Erika Gottfried. Related Archival Materials note updated by Erika Gottfried in 2013.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 06, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Reiss, Sam
Source - dnr: Reiss, Helen
Source - dnr: Reiss, Jessie
Title: Sam Reiss Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: Circa 1930-1975
Dates [bulk]: 1950-1975
Abstract: Samuel Reiss was among the most prominent and prolific photographers of the labor movement in New York City from the late 1940s until his death in 1975. During the three decades that Reiss earned a living with his camera, he documented a changing work force in a changing city, building a reputation as "Labor's photographer." Week by week, throughout his career, Reiss made photographs that document New York's labor movement during its most active, influential, and progressive years. The Sam Reiss Photographs Collection - Part II: Photographic Prints is comprised of approximately 8,400 overwhelmingly black and white 8"x 10" photographic prints from ca. the 1930s to 1975, although the bulk were shot between the 1950s and 1970s. Most of these images document the activities and leadership of many of the major labor unions in New York City and the metropolitan area during this period, including those representing workers in the garment, retail, communications, transportation and entertainment industries, and teachers. Many of these images are portraits and group photographs. A small but rich selection of images shows people engaged in various kinds of work, and the collection also includes small numbers of images of sports and recreation, school children, building construction, apartment housing, voter registration drives, and picnics.
Quantity: 6.25 Linear Feet Black and white silver gelatin prints and Color C-Prints
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 021 001

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Historical/Biographical Note

Samuel Reiss was among the most prominent and prolific photographers of the labor movement in New York City from the late 1940s until his death in 1975. During the three decades that Reiss earned a living with his camera, he documented a changing work force in a changing city, building a reputation as "Labor's photographer." Week by week, throughout his career, Reiss made photographs that document New York's labor movement during its most active, influential, and progressive years.

Born in New York City in 1910, Reiss was the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants.He grew up in the city, where his father worked as a tailor. Like many children of New Yorkers who worked in the garment industry, Reiss hoped to escape having to make a living in an economic sector beleaguered by difficult working conditions and low pay. After graduating from Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School in 1929, Reiss enrolled at New York University as a pre-dental major, intending to join the ranks of professionals by becoming a dentist. At the University he attended only night classes to allow him to work a garment-industry job during the day. By January of 1933, after four years, Reiss had managed to accrue two years of college credits. It was then that his father suffered a stroke that left him disabled; Reiss dropped out of school to help support his family and found full-time employment as a shipping clerk at a clothing factory in the men's garment district.

In 1936, Reiss enrolled in evening photography classes at the Brooklyn Museum's Art School, where he remembered that his first instructor was Tom O'Scheckel, a pictorialist photographer who had served as president of the Pictorial Photographers of America. Using a simple wooden box camera, Reiss began photographing during his lunch hour; he photographed co-workers as well as other laborers on the streets of New York City. In 1938 he wed Helen Handwerger; two daughters, Jessie and Harriet, were born to them.

During World War II, Reiss found work as a machinist, but when his shop struck in 1946, he used the enforced hiatus to take the opportunity to attempt to earn his living with photography. He started by shooting baby pictures, weddings, and bar mitvah celebrations, but did not meet with success until he started to specialize as a press photographer for labor union publications. He received his first labor news assignment in 1947, when he was hired to shoot some photographs for the RWDSU Record,the newspaper of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union. Throughout his nearly thirty-year career, the RWDSU, as well as the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the Transport Workers Union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union remained among Reiss' major clients, employing him regularly to document the activities of their organizations, although he also shot for dozens of other labor unions and locals.

In addition to his labor union and other organizational clients, Reiss continued to do private commercial photography. However, it is worth noting that the subjects of many of these photographs were labor figures and their families; Reiss was frequently a union official's choice of photographer for photographing personal family events such as weddings and birthdays, or children's portraits.

Reiss continued to work until only a few months before his death from cancer in December 1975. That same year, a retrospective exhibit of his work was mounted by his daughter, Jessie, and displayed at the gallery of the labor union, District Council 37.

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Scope and Content Note

The Sam Reiss Photographs Collection - Part II: Photographic Prints is comprised of approximately 8,400 overwhelmingly black and white 8"x 10" photographic prints from ca. the 1930s to 1975, although the bulk were shot between the 1950s and 1970s. Most of these images document the activities and leadership of many of the major labor unions in New York City and the metropolitan area during this period, including those representing workers in the garment, retail, communications, transportation and entertainment industries, and teachers. Many of these images are portraits and group photographs. A small but rich selection of images shows people engaged in various kinds of work, and the collection also includes small numbers of images of sports and recreation, school children, building construction, apartment housing, voter registration drives, and picnics.

Series I. Unions, 1950-1975. Reiss documented many of the major labor unions active in New York City and the metropolitan area. These included unions from the garment industry (Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Textile Workers of America), retail and distributive industries (Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Workers Union, and Retail Clerks International Association); the entertainment industry (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Federation of Musicians and the Associated Actors and Artists of America); communication and transportation industries (the Transport Workers Union, Communication Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters); electrical and construction-related trades such as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 3; International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council #9, and International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers; education workers including the United Federation of Teachers (a highlight of this collection are photos of the official merger between the UFT and the National Education Association in 1972), Professional Staff Congress, and the Catholic Teachers of America. Reiss photographed the leadership and membership of unions in a variety of activities and locations such as conventions, dinners, retreats (e.g. IBEW gatherings at Bayberry Land on Long Island), dedication ceremonies for labor union facilities, professional development, and retirement.

Series II. Labor Organizations, 1951-1975. Reiss' clients included federated and "umbrella" labor union and labor-related organizations such as the AFL-CIO, the New York City Labor Council (and its affiliated ethnic committees such as the Hispanic Labor Committee, the Black Trade Unionists Committee, and the United Italian American Labor Committee), the Union Label and Trades Council, the Jewish Labor Committee, and the League for Industrial Democracy. Of particular note in this series are images documenting the historic merger of the CIO and AFL in New York City in 1955.

Series III. Demonstrations/Rallies/Parades, 1957-1975. This series documents a variety of political actions and events by organized labor and progressive organizations, including strike picket lines, strike support demonstrations, and rallies supporting mainstream political candidates. Of particular note are the photographs at the funeral procession(s) for Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis and Atlanta in 1968; the actions and participants during the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America's strike against the Farah Clothing Company (1973-74); as well as photographs of the crippling New York City transit strike of 1966, the Taxi Drivers Local 3036 strike in 1965, and a bitter strike by white collar workers against the Metropolitan Life Company in 1968. Also documented are public actions spanning a broader spectrum of political issues, ranging from protests on behalf of Soviet Jewry, to a march supporting the war in Vietnam, led by Peter Brennan and other leaders and members of New York City's Building Construction and Trades Council, to an early protest against atomic weapons. A "Demonstrations – Miscellaneous" folder contains images of various demonstrations that include some identifying information; a "Demonstrations – Unidentified" folder contains various images of demonstrations that do not have accompanying caption information.

Series IV. Portraits and Personalities, 1930s-1975. Reiss began his career as a portrait photographer. This series contains a small number of these early, non-union portraits such as a set of photographs of Jack Solomon, a health food advocate and restaurateur in New York City and an image of Fred Allen, the radio personality. But the bulk of these images are of union leaders and members such as Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., William Bowe, Peter Brennan, A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Annie Martin, Bessie Hillman, Jacob Potofsky, Matthew Guinan, Walter Reuther, George Meany, Lane Kirkland, Cesar Chavez, Harry Avrutin, Frederick O'Neal, and Roosevelt Watts. Other groups represented are: politicians (often associated or shown with labor leaders), including New York State Governors Hugh Carey, Nelson A. Rockefeller, and Malcolm Wilson, New York State Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy; entertainers and artists including Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Ruby Dee, Leopold Stokowski, and photographer Roman Vishniac; social and political activists including Eleanor Roosevelt, Andrew Young, Bayard Rustin, Ralph Nader, and Dorothy I. Height; journalists and writers Victor Riesel and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and international leaders including Abba Eban, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, and U Thant.

Series V. Labor Education, 1960s-1975. Images in this series document two organizations providing ongoing professional development for labor union members and leadership: the Center for Labor Studies at Empire State College (now called the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies in Manhattan) and Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Extension Division in Manhattan. Included are photographs of the dedication ceremony for the Center in 1971, certificate award ceremonies and classroom scenes.

Series VI. Other Clients, 1960s-1975. While Reiss spent most of his time photographing events related to organized labor, he also photographed other organizations (some, but not all of which included an organized labor presence), including the City of Hope, Labor Theater, Inc., Consumer Assembly of New York, Boys Club, Boy Scouts, Boys Town, European Jewish Congress, Allied Education Foundation, American Arbitration Association, United Housing Foundation.

Series VII. Worksites, 1950s-1970s. People working at various locations and in different industries, ranging from large and crowded work spaces of garment shops to a small stringed instrument workshop, are included in this series. Of particular interest is a set of photographs of workers at New York City's Museum of Natural History cleaning a dinosaur skeleton and a small number of images of Chinese immigrant workers' children in a garment-manufacturing shop with their parents.

Series VIII. Miscellaneous Topics, 1950s-1975. This series represents a combination of the work Reiss did for various labor organizations as well as his own personal interests. The images cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from sports and recreation, school children at various levels, architectural photography, including buildings under construction (such the United Nations headquarters and the World Trade Center), cooperative housing and crumbling tenements, swearing-in ceremonies, formal portraits of children from his early years as a photographer, voter registration drives, picnics and a boat trip around Manhattan, to unidentified union and labor meetings, musical performers in a sound studio, commencement ceremonies for nurses, and people looking at art in galleries and museums.

Series IX. Oversized, 1950s-1970s. These large-format prints include portraits of leaders of locals of the Communications Workers of America, the Golden Jubilee dinner Local 54 of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, the 12th constitutional convention of the Transport Workers Union of America, a group photograph of the leadership of Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and President Lyndon Johnson addressing a convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union in the 1960s.

Arrangement

The collection consists of nine series: Series I. Unions; Series II. Labor Organizations; Series III. Demonstrations, Rallies and Parades; Series IV. Personalities and Portraits; Series V. Labor Education; Series VI. Other Clients; Series VII. Worksites; Series VIII. Miscellaneous Topics; and Series IX. Oversized Photographs.

Within each series, folders are arranged alphabetically by name, organization or event.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Dayan, Moshe, 1915-1981
  • Lasker, Mary
  • Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983
  • Iushewitz, Morris.
  • Eban, Abba Solomon, 1915-2002
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
  • Bowe, William--Portraits.
  • Adelstein, Bernard
  • Bikel, Theodore
  • Beirne, Joseph A., 1911-
  • Beame, Abraham D. (Abraham David), 1906-2001
  • Kirkland, Lane
  • Bahr, Morton
  • Hillman, Bessie
  • Burnell, John .
  • Brennan, Peter J., 1918-1996
  • Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
  • Potofsky, Jacob S. (Jacob Samuel), 1894-1979
  • Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987
  • Reuther, Walter, 1908-1970.
  • Robinson, Cleveland L. (Cleveland Lowellyn), 1914-1995
  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
  • Nader, Ralph
  • Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
  • Wilson, Malcolm , Governor, 1914-2000
  • O'Neal, Frederick, 1905-1992
  • Williams, Harrison A., Senator
  • Ottley, Austin.
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • Kovenetsky, Sam
  • Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
  • King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006.
  • Trenz, James
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007
  • Meany, George, 1894-1980.
  • Vishniac, Roman, 1897-1990
  • U Thant, Pantanow
  • Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982. -- |v Portraits
  • Riesel, Victor.
  • Quill, Mike.
  • Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
  • Hollander, Louis, b. 1893
  • Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
  • Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
  • Shanker, Albert.
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005
  • Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993
  • Badillo, Herman, 1929-
  • Hall, Paul.
  • Guinan, Matthew K.
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
  • Dee, Ruby
  • Costigan, Tom
  • Avrutin, Harry
  • Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953
  • Van Arsdale, Harry, 1905-1986
  • Zimmerman, Charles S., 1896-1983
  • Reiss, Helen
  • Reiss, Jessie

Document Type

  • Black-and-white photographs.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Color photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 3 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Central Trades and Labor Council of Greater New York
  • New York City Taxi Drivers Union, Local 3036
  • Pan American World Airways, Inc.
  • Office and Professional Employees International Union. Local 153 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Transport Workers Union of America
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 804
  • American Broadcasting Company
  • Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Local 1199 Drug, Hospital, and Health Care Employees Union (New York, N.Y.)
  • International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers
  • Macy's (Firm)
  • Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Local 1-S Department Store Workers Union (New York, N.Y.) -- |v Pictorial works
  • Union Label and Service Trades Council of Greater New York and Long Island -- |v Pictorial works
  • League for Industrial Democracy
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Local 3 (New York, N.Y.)
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
  • Textile Workers Union of America
  • Seafarers International Union of North America
  • AFL-CIO. New York City Central Labor Council
  • Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)
  • International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Painters District Council 9 of New York City
  • Furniture Workers Union
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
  • United Nations
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

Subject Topics

  • Labor unions -- Political activity -- United States.
  • Clothing workers -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Congresses and conventions -- New York (State) -- New York -v Pictorial works.
  • Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor unions -- New York (State)
  • Labor unions -- Construction workers -- New York (State)
  • Clothing workers -x Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor unions -- Elections -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York -v Pictorial works.
  • Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
  • Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York -x Parades.
  • Picketing.
  • Strikes and lockouts -x Textile industry -- United States.
  • Strikes and lockouts -x Transport workers -- New York (State) -- New York -x History.
  • Strikes and lockouts -- United States -v Pictorial works.
  • Trade unions -- United States.
  • Transport workers -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • African American labor leaders.
  • Political campaigns -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Actors -- Labor unions -- United States.
  • Documentary photography -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor leaders -- New York (State)
  • Laundry workers -x Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor union meetings -- New York (State) -- New York -v Pictorial works.
  • Housing -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Labor movement -- United States -v Pictorial works.
  • Labor leaders -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Musicians -x Labor unions -- United States.
  • Department stores -x Employees -x Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Demonstrations -- New York (State) -- New York -v Pictorial works.

Subject Places

  • Union Square (New York, N.Y.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.).

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Sam Reiss were transferred to New York University in 2002 by Helen Reiss and in 2007 by Jessie Reiss. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Sam Reiss Photographs; PHOTOS 021.001; 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

Sam Reiss Negatives (PHOTOS 021). Contains more than 120,000 black and white negatives shot for hundreds of unions, locals, and labor organizations--almost all from New York City--from 1946 to 1975.

Sam Reiss 1975 Retrospective Exhibit (PHOTOS 021.2). Contains circa 125 mounted black and white prints and 140 slides created for and displayed at the 1975 exhibit of Reiss' work displayed at the District Council 37 Gallery in New York City. "Sam Reiss..."

"Sam Reiss: Eyewitness to Labor History, 1948-1975" (online exhibit). Displays many of the images in Sam Reiss 1975 Retrospective Exhibit.

The Sam Reiss Papers (WAG 262). Contains manuscript materials relating to both Reiss' personal and work lives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Helen Reiss sent a gift of her husband's photographs and negatives in 1980 and 1988. Prints from these donations were created as the collection: Sam Reiss Photographs, PHOTOS 021.001. The accession number associated with these images is 1980.001. In 2005 several prints related to unions including the Transport Workers Union and the Allied Educational Foundation were incorporated into the collection. The accession number associated with these images is NPA.2005.063. Tamiment received and additional donation of six boxes of Sam Reiss's prints and negatives from Jessie Reiss in 2007. The accession number associated with this gift is NPA.2007.033. In 2009, Jessie Reiss donated an additional two boxes of her father's photographs along with several assorted black and white prints. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are NPA.2009.015 and NPA.2009.020. Additional materials were found in the repository; the accession numbers associated with these materials are NPA.2000.326 and NPA.2005.031.

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Container List

Series I: Unions., 1950-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Amalgamated Bank of New York
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Amalgamated Co-operative Apartments
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Canada
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Connecticut Local
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 17th Biennial
1950
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - (photographer-assigned numbers in the 500's )
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - (photographer-assigned numbers in the 600's)
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - (photographer-assigned numbers in the 700's)
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - (photographer-assigned numbers in the 900's)
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - (photographer-assigned numbers in the 1000's)
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - (photographer-assigned numbers in the 1100's)
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - (photographer-assigned numbers in the 1200's)
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - Miscellaneous
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 18th Biennial - Atlantic City, New Jersey - Photographs Shot by Fred Hess & Son of Atlantic City
May 12-16, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 29th Biennial
Oct 1974
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention, 40th Anniversary- Atlantic City, New Jersey - (President Harry Truman Receives Honorary Membership)
1954
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention - Miami, Florida
circa 1966-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention - Miami, Florida - (color)
circa 1966-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention - Miami, Florida - Proofs - (Folder 1 of 4)
circa 1966-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention - Miami, Florida - Proofs - (Folder 2 of 4)
circa 1966-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention - Miami, Florida - Proofs - (Folder 3 of 4)
circa 1966-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention - Miami, Florida - Proofs - (Folder 4 of 4)
circa 1966-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Convention - Unidentified
circa 1970's
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Laundry Workers Division
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Laundry Workers Division - Jullisi Day Care Center Project
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Laundry Workers Division - Retirees
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Meeting With Kovenetsky and Howard Samuel
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - New York Joint Board Headquarters
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Retirees
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards
1950-1974
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Sidney Hillman Health Center
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Summer School
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Unidentified Meetings And Social Gatherings
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Union Industries Information Center
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Wholesale Clothing Clerks Union
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Amalgamated Industrial Union, Local 76B - Award To John Ansonia
circa 1971
Box: 1 Folder : 37 American Federation of Musicians
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 38 American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, District Council 37
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 39 American Federation of Teachers [?] - Unidentified Meeting (including attendees [representatives?] from Asia, Africa and possibly Latin America); Albert Shanker leading (?)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 40 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists 
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Associated Actors and Artistes of America
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Communication Workers of America
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Federation of Catholic Teachers
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 45 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 3 - Art Show
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 46 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 3 - Bayberry Land Retreat
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 3 - Circus
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 48 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 3 - Education Conference - Wagner College
1965
Box: 1 Folder : 49 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 3 - Plaque Presented By Canadian First District Local Union In Commemoration Of Joint Seminar At Bayberry Land - (color)
Sep 1972
Box: 1 Folder : 50 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 3 - Unidentified Meetings And Social Gatherings
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 51 International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District 9
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 52 International Brotherhood of Teamsters [?], Local 815 - Members Or Officers [?]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 53 International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Local 62
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 54 International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Local 600-601 (Puerto Rican Local)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 55 International Ladies Garment Workers Union - 75th Anniversary Event
Jun 1975
Box: 1 Folder : 56 International Longshoreman's Association, Local 1814
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 57 International Union of Dolls, Toys, Playthings, Novelties and Allied Products (USA/Canada)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 58 International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, Local 431
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 59 International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, Local 463
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 60 International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, Local 463 - Voting
Feb 1972
Box: 1 Folder : 61 Ironworkers International Union
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 62 Laborers International Union of North America, Laborers Local 147 (Sandhogs)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 63 Retail Clerks International Association, Local 888
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 64 Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union - Limit Imports, Save Jobs Campaign
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 65 Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union, Local 1-S
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 66 Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union, Local 338
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 67 Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union, Local 1125 - Stewards Training
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 68 Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union - Meetings
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 69 Service Employees International Union, Local 144 - Gonzales
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 70 Sheet Metal Workers' International Association - Dinner, Americana Hotel
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 71 Textile Workers Union of America
Mar 1975
Box: 1 Folder : 72 Transport Workers Union - Constitutional Convention - Miami, Florida
1969
Box: 1 Folder : 73 Transport Workers Union, Local 101
Mar 30, 1971
Box: 1 Folder : 74 Transport Workers Union, Local 504 - Air Transport Division - Hewitt Hall Dedication
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 75 Transport Workers Union, Local 504 - Air Transport Division - Swearing-In
Apr 1975
Box: 1 Folder : 76 Transport Workers Union, Local 1400
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 77 Transport Workers Union, Local 3036
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 78 Transport Workers Union - Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 79 Transport Workers Union - Porters
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 80 Transport Workers Union - Retirement Celebrations
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 81 United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 - Dental Center
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 82 United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 - Retirees
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 83 United Automobile Workers of America, Local 259
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 84 United Farm Workers of America - "El Paso"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 85 United Farm Workers of America, Local 140 - Baseball Team
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 86 United Federation of Teachers - Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 87 United Federation of Teachers - National Education Association - Merger
1972
Box: 1 Folder : 88 United Federation of Teachers - Spring Conference
1972
Box: 1 Folder : 89 United Furniture Workers of America
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 90 United Furniture Workers of America, Bedding Curtain and Drapery Workers, Local 140
undated

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Series II: Labor Organizations., 1951-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 91 AFL-CIO - Convention
1970
Box: 2 Folder : 92 AFL-CIO - Merger Convention, New York City
Dec 1955
Box: 2 Folder : 93 AFL-CIO (?) - National Institute of Health Awards presented to Mary Lasker and George Meany (Lane Kirkland accepting for Meany) - New York City
circa 1970
Box: 2 Folder : 94 AFL-CIO, New York State - 14th Annual Constitutional Convention, Hilton Hotel - Rockefeller Center, New York City
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 95 AFL-CIO, New York State - 15th Annual Constitutional Convention
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 96 AFL-CIO, New York State - 16th Annual Constitutional Convention
1973
Box: 2 Folder : 97 AFL-CIO, New York State - 17th Annual Constitutional Convention
1974
Box: 2 Folder : 98 AFL-CIO, New York State - Ray Corbett, President New York State AFL-CIO, Made Honorary Mohawk Chief
1964
Box: 2 Folder : 99 AFL- CIO - Unidentified gathering [includes Hugh Carey, George Meany Lane Kirkland, Jacob Potofsky, Murray Finley, Albert Shankar, Ray Corbett, Murray Finley]
Jan 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 100 Allied Union Social Club of Quebec - Give To The Irish Relief Fund Campaign
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 101 Black Trade Unionists Committee - A. Philip Randolph Honored, City Hall, New York City
Oct 19, 1974
Box: 2 Folder : 102 Black Trade Unionists Committee, New York City Central Labor Council
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 103 Black Trade Unionists Committee, New York City Central Labor Council - Albert Shanker, Doris Turner, Edward Welsh honored by Department of Labor
Jun 1974
Box: 2 Folder : 104 Black Trade Unionists Committee, New York City Central Labor Council - Matthew Guinan and Carole Graves Honored
Jun 2, 1972
Box: 2 Folder : 105 Building Trades Meeting
Apr 19, 1966
Box: 2 Folder : 106 Canadian Labor Congress
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 107 CIO - 13th Constitutional Convention
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 108 CIO - 17th Constitutional Convention
Dec 1, 1955
Box: 2 Folder : 109 COPE - Meeting in Support Of Burke-Hartke Bill [including Senator Clifford Case]
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 110 Electrical Industry, Education And Cultural Fund - Awards Dinner
Apr 15, 1972
Box: 2 Folder : 111 Electrical Welfare Club, Inc.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 112 Hispanic Labor Committee, New York City Central Labor Council - Honors D. Siegal and L.L. Levine
Jan 6, 1973
Box: 2 Folder : 113 Histadrut
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 114 Histadrut - Honors Yitzhak Rabin
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 115 Jewish Labor Committee
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 116 Jewish Labor Committee - Honors Harry Van Arsdale
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 117 Jewish Labor Committee - Honors Lane Kirkland
Nov 28, 1972
Box: 2 Folder : 118 Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 119 League for Industrial Democracy
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 120 League for Industrial Democracy - Dinner Honoring Frederick O'Neal
1973
Box: 2 Folder : 121 League for Industrial Democracy - Honoring George Meany
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 122 League for Industrial Democracy - Honoring Henry Jackson
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 123 League for Industrial Democracy - United Steel Workers, [Local?] 903
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 124 National Religion and Labor Foundation
Dec 14, 1955 (?)
Box: 2 Folder : 125 New York City Catholic Council of Electrical Workers
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 126 New York City Central Labor Council - Annual Lincoln's Birthday Dinner
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 127 New York City Central Labor Council - Annual Lincoln's Birthday Dinner
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 128 New York City Central Labor Council - Annual Lincoln's Birthday Dinner
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 129 New York City Central Labor Council - Annual Lincoln's Birthday Dinner
1974
Box: 2 Folder : 130 New York City Central Labor Council - Annual Lincoln's Birthday Dinner
1975
Box: 2 Folder : 131 New York City Central Labor Council - Civil Rights Conference
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 132 New York City Central Labor Council - Committee on Civil Rights
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 133 New York City Central Labor Council - Community Services
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 134 New York City Central Labor Council - Unidentified Meetings and Events (Folder 1 of 3)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 135 New York City Central Labor Council - Unidentified Meetings and Events (Folder 2 of 3)
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 136 New York City Central Labor Council - Unidentified Meetings and Events (Folder 3 of 3)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 137 New York City Central Labor Council - Unidentified Social Gathering [including Bayard Rustin and William Bowe]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 138 New York City Central Labor Council - Unidentified Social Gathering [including officers from the United Federation of Teachers]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 139 New York City Central Labor Council [?] - International Delegation To
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 140 New York City Central Labor Council [?] - Japanese [Labor Union?] Delegation Visits Dental X-Ray Facilities
ndated
Box: 2 Folder : 141 New York Labor-Management Council Of Health And Welfare Plans, Inc. - Conference On National Health Insurance
Jul 29, 1971
Box: 2 Folder : 142 Union Label And Service Trades Council Of Greater New York And Long Island
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 143 Union Label Trades And Services Council Of Greater New York And Long Island - Annual New York State Labor-Management Show, Date Unknown (color prints)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 144 Union Label And Service Trades Council Of Greater New York And Long Island - Little Miss Union Maid, National Poster Child
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 145 United Italian American Labor Council, Inc.
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Series III: Demonstrations/Rallies/Parades., 1957-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 146 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Action Against Alexander's [Department Stores]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 147 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Demonstrations
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 148 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Demonstration Against Imported Clothing
Nov 1974
Box: 2 Folder : 149 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Farah Strike
1972-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 150 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Farah Strike - A & S [Department Store] Boycott Picket Line
circa 1973
Box: 2 Folder : 151 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Farah Strike - Korvette's [Department Store] Picket Line
circa 1973
Box: 2 Folder : 152 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Farah Strike - Macy's [Department Store] Picket Line
circa 1973
Box: 2 Folder : 153 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Farah Strike - Related Miscellaneous
circa 1973
Box: 2 Folder : 154 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Farah Women
circa 1973
Box: 3 Folder : 155 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Political Action
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 156 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Pro-Stevenson Union Rally At Union Square With President Harry Truman
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 157 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Strike
Jun 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 158 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists - Protests At ABC Over Overseas Bicentennial TV And Film Productions, New York City
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 159 Building Construction and Trades Council (?) - (A Hard Hat Demonstration?) - Peter Brennan With Uniformed Soldiers And Sailor Wearing Construction Helmets,
circa 1970's
Box: 3 Folder : 160 Building Services Employees International Union, Local 32- E - At United Federation of Teachers Demonstration
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 161 Building Trades Demonstration
Dec 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 162 Communication Workers of America - Local 1101 Strike
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 163 Communication Workers of America - Local 1177 Against Western Union
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 164 Demonstrations - Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 165 Demonstrations - Unidentified
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 166 Dining Room Employees Union, Local 1 - Picket
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 167 Earth Day
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 168 Electrical/Gas Rate Hikes - Protest Against
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 169 Free Soviet Jews Demonstration [includes Hubert Humphrey & Hugh Carey]
Apr 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 170 Funeral Procession(s) for Martin Luther King, Jr. (Atlanta and Memphis) - Prints and Contact Sheets
Apr 1968
Box: 3 Folder : 171 Golden Ring Council of Senior Citizens - Salute to Wilbur D. Mills - Town Hall, New York City
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 172 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 3 - Demonstrations
Box: 3 Folder : 173 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 804 - Strike Against United Parcel Service
Oct-Nov 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 174 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 810 - New York University Maintenance Workers
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 175 International Ladies Garment Workers Union - Anti-Segregation Protest Against Bus Companies
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 176 International Ladies Garment Workers Union at Jobs Rally, Washington, D.C.
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 177 International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers, Local 483 - Strike Against Fedders
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 178 International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 891 - At United Federation of Teachers Demonstration
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 179 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council #9
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 180 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council #9 At United Federation of Teachers Demonstration
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 181 Jewish Labor Committee - Rally In Support Of Jackson Amendment, Ca. 1974
circa 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 182 Labor Day Parades
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 183 Labor Mass At St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City
Sep 11, 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 184 Local 1199 - (New York) City Hall Demonstration
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 185 Metropolitan Life Insurance Strike
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 186 New York State Law Enforcement Union, Council 82 - At AFSCME - Demonstration Against Rockefeller Cutbacks
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 187 Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 153 - Strike Against Macmillan
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 188 Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Local 3 - Teachers' Strike
1972-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 189 Picket Line For Boycott Against FINAST Grocery Store[s?]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 190 Professional Staff Congress And United Federation of Teachers, Local 1460
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 191 Pro-Israel Demonstration
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 192 Protest Against Atomic Weapons - Early 1960's (?)
circa 1960's
Box: 3 Folder : 193 Protest Against Killings of Iraqi Jews Demonstration In Front of Iraqi Mission To the United Nations
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 194 Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, Local 1-S - Strike Against Macy's
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 195 Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, Local 3 - Strike Against Macy's
Apr 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 196 Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, Local 3, United Store Workers Union
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 197 Service Employees International Union - Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 198 Service Employees International Union, Local 1199 - Demonstrations
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 199 Soviet Mission Picket
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 200 Textile Workers Union of America - Textile Oneita Strike, Demonstration In New York City, In Support Of
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 201 Transport Workers Union
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 202 Transport Workers Union - Last Day Negotiations
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 203 Transport Workers Union - New York City Subway Strike, City Hall
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 204 Transport Workers Union - Participation in Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral Procession(s?) - (Atlanta and/or Memphis)
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 205 Transport Workers Union - Preparation For Torchlight Parade, 116th Street, Transport Workers Union Supports Humphrey/Muskie
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 206 Transport Workers Union, Air Transport Division - Pan American Airlines Strike
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 207 Transport Workers Union, Taxi Drivers Local 3036 - Strike, 1965; And Funeral For B. Rivera, 1970
1965, 1970
Box: 3 Folder : 208 Transport Workers Union, Utility Division, Local 101
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 209 Union Label and Service Trades Council Of Greater New York And Long Island - Labor Day Parade - Miss Union Label
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 210 Union Protest On Behalf Of Jailed Newark Teachers, North Caldwell, New Jersey
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 211 United Farm Workers - At Cathedral Of St. John the Divine, New York City
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 212 United Farm Workers - At Union Square, New York City
May 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 213 United Farm Workers - Cesar Chavez Protests U.S. Government Buying Scab Grapes At Fort Hamilton Army Base, Brooklyn, New York
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 214 United Farm Workers - New York City Labor Unions Support United Farm Workers/Cesar Chavez
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 215 United Farm Workers - Picket At Grand Union [grocery store] In Support Of Grape Boycott
1970's
Box: 3 Folder : 216 United Farm Workers - Rally [including Cesar Chavez, New York City Mayor John Lindsay and various union officials]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 217 United Federation of Catholic Teachers - St. John's University Strike
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 218 United Federation of Teachers - Demonstrations
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 219 United Furniture Workers of America, Local 140 - La-Z-Boy Strike - Ca. 1960's
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Series IV: Personalities/Portraits., 1930s-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 220 Abel, I.W.
Mar 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 221 Abramson, Irving - At Celebration Honoring Him
Box: 3 Folder : 222 Adelstein, Bernard - International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 813
Box: 3 Folder : 223 Allen, Fred (Comedian)
circa 1940's (?)
Box: 3 Folder : 224 Arcuri, Andrew
Box: 3 Folder : 225 Armstrong, Louis
Box: 3 Folder : 226 Avrutin, Harry
Box: 3 Folder : 227 Bacchieri, George - (United Furniture Workers of America) Receives State Of Israel Bonds Award
Jan 31, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 228 Bahr, Morton - (Communication Workers of America) Presentation Of B'nai B'rith Youth Services Award
May 6, 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 229 Barlogh, Ed - Madison Square Garden
Jun 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 230 Beck, Burt - Union Official And Newspaper Editor
Jun 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 231 Beichman, Arnold
Box: 3 Folder : 232 Bierne, Joseph A. - Communications Workers of America
Box: 3 Folder : 233 Biller, Moe - American Postal Workers Union
Box: 3 Folder : 234 Bowe, William H.
Box: 3 Folder : 235 Brand, Morris
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 236 Brennan, Peter
Box: 3 Folder : 237 Burnell, John T.
Box: 3 Folder : 238 Cabell, Connie - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Box: 3 Folder : 239 Capra, Peter
Box: 3 Folder : 240 Carey, Hugh
Box: 3 Folder : 241 Chavez, Cesar
1960's
Box: 3 Folder : 242 Chisolm, Shirley
Box: 3 Folder : 243 Clark, Ramsey
1960's
Box: 3 Folder : 244 Clayman, Jacob - Eugene V. Debs Award
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 245 Colasanto, Frank
Box: 3 Folder : 246 Communication Workers of America - Installation Of Officers (xerox copy)
Box: 3 Folder : 247 Corbett, Ray
Box: 3 Folder : 248 Costigan, Tom
Box: 3 Folder : 249 Cranston, Monroe - St. Joseph's A.O. Church
Box: 3 Folder : 250 Curran, Joseph H. - International Association of Machinests and Aerospace Workers
Feb 26, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 251 Daniels, Wilbur - International Ladies Garment Workers Union
Box: 3 Folder : 252 Dayan, Moshe and Lane Kirkland
Nov 1974
Box: 3 Folder : 253 Dee, Ruby and Ossie Davis
Jun 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 254 DePolo, Agnes - President Of The Candy And Confection Workers Union, Local Jo 23-03-45, 1A Road, L.I.C., NY
Box: 3 Folder : 255 Donahue, Thomas R. - Service Employees International Union
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 256 Dubinsky, David
Box: 3 Folder : 257 Eban, Abba - Dinner With Jacob Potofsky And Various Other Union Officials
Box: 3 Folder : 258 Eiger, Milton
Box: 3 Folder : 259 Feldman, Ben - President, International Leather Goods Union
Box: 3 Folder : 260 Fenley, John - Vice-President, International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers, Local #3
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 261 Finley, Murray H. - Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 262 Frankel, Julius
Box: 3 Folder : 263 Franklin, Barbara
Box: 3 Folder : 264 Fulford, Fred - United Furniture Workers of America
circa 1967
Box: 3 Folder : 265 Greenburg, Jacob - Attorney For The National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) In The James Meredith Case.
Box: 3 Folder : 266 Guinan, Matthew - President, Transit Workers Union of America
Box: 3 Folder : 267 Hall, Paul - Seafarers International Union
Box: 3 Folder : 268 Hambel, George - Receives Award, Division #1 M.A.B.S.T.O.N.
Oct 1, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 269 Hampton, Lionel
Box: 3 Folder : 270 Height, Dorothy I.
Box: 3 Folder : 271 Hillman, Bessie - Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Box: 3 Folder : 272 Hollander, Louis - Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Box: 3 Folder : 273 Iaccio, Sal - Vice-President, International Association of Machinists
Box: 4 Folder : 274 Isaacson, William
Box: 4 Folder : 275 Iushewitz, Morris
Box: 4 Folder : 276 Kaufman, Irving (Judge) [Presided Over The Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Case]
May 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 277 Kaufman, Stephan B. (Councilman - Bronx)
Box: 4 Folder : 278 Kennedy, Edward
Box: 4 Folder : 279 Kennedy, John F. - Presidential Campaign (New York City), 1960 [includes Kennedy, other politicians and labor leaders]
1960
Box: 4 Folder : 280 Kennedy, Robert
1964
Box: 4 Folder : 281 Kerrigan, [First Name?]
Box: 4 Folder : 282 King, Coretta Scott
Box: 4 Folder : 283 King, Martin Luther, Jr. - At Reception For Him At Commodore Hotel, New York City
1965
Box: 4 Folder : 284 King, Martin Luther, Jr. - Portrait
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 285 Kirkland, Lane
Box: 4 Folder : 286 Kovenetsky, Sam
Box: 4 Folder : 287 Kroll, Jack - Director CIO-PAC (Congress of Industrial Organizations--Political Action Committee)
Box: 4 Folder : 288 Kugler, Israel - Professional Staff Congress
circa 1966-1967
Box: 4 Folder : 289 Lagana, Philip - President, New York State Tax Commission
Box: 4 Folder : 290 Lapson, Sam - Doll House Furniture Maker
Box: 4 Folder : 291 Lefkowitz, Louis - New York State Attorney General, 1957-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 292 Levine, Larry
Box: 4 Folder : 293 Levine, Lou - At Sam Kovenetsky Dinner; Portraits; And Various
Box: 4 Folder : 294 Livingston, David - United Automobile Workers of America, District 65
Box: 4 Folder : 295 Malofsky, Solly
May 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 296 Maloney, Edgar - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 3 - Receives A Retirement Plaque
Oct 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 297 Marino, Frank - 65th Birthday Celebration For Him, Hosted By United Furniture Workers of America, Metropolitan District Council #3, Upholsters and Springmakers Local 76
Nov 6, 1971
Box: 4 Folder : 298 Martin, Dr. Annie B.
Box: 4 Folder : 299 Massa, Casear - Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Workers Union - Retirement
Apr 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 300 Meany, George
Box: 4 Folder : 301 Meany, George - Receives Congressional Medal Of Honor
Box: 4 Folder : 302 Meir, Golda
Box: 4 Folder : 303 Mercurio, [First Name?]
Box: 4 Folder : 304 Miller, Ruth
Box: 4 Folder : 305 Murray, John B. - President [United Association of?] Plumbers, [Local 1?]
May 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 306 Nader, Ralph
Box: 4 Folder : 307 O'Neal, Frederick
Box: 4 Folder : 308 Ottley, Austin
Box: 4 Folder : 309 Ottley, Peter
Box: 4 Folder : 310 Papandrea, Jim
Jul 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 311 Pensig, Herbert H. (Esq.) - International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Local 102 - Testimonial Dinner And Award, March 18, 1972
Mar 18, 1972
Box: 4 Folder : 312 Perez, Frank - Receives Award From New York City Central Labor Council
Box: 4 Folder : 313 Perry, Al
Box: 4 Folder : 314 Politicians - Miscellaneous - Including Bella Abzug; Eldon Clingan; Howard Golden; Hubert Humphrey; Lyndon B. Johnson; John Lindsay; Walter Mondale, Henry Morgenthau; Ogden Reid; Stanley Steingut; Robert F. Wagner Jr.; Gerhard "Soapy" Williams; Harrison A. Williams; Malcolm Wilson.
Box: 4 Folder : 315 Potofsky, Jacob
Box: 4 Folder : 316 Potofsky, Jacob S. And Nelson J. Rockefeller
Box: 4 Folder : 317 Powell, Robert E. - Vice President, Laborers International Union of North America
Box: 4 Folder : 318 Quill, Michael - Transport Workers Union of America
Box: 4 Folder : 319 Rabkin, Elias - Amalgamateed Clothing Workers of America
Box: 4 Folder : 320 Ramos, Lucy
Box: 4 Folder : 321 Randolph, A. Philip
Box: 4 Folder : 322 Randolph, A. Philip - 70th Birthday Celebration At Carnegie Hall [Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Present]
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 323 Raskin, Abe
Box: 4 Folder : 324 Rebaldo, Sebastian - United Optical Workers Union, Local 408 - New York City Board of Education Acknowledgement, September 1971
Sep 1971
Box: 4 Folder : 326 Reiter, George
Box: 9 Folder : 1-23 Reiss family, Moskowitz and Lupowitz Restaurant celebrities, miscellaneous photos
1906-1997
Box: 4 Folder : 327 Reiss, Sam
Box: 4 Folder : 328 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union - Local 338 - Portraits
Box: 4 Folder : 329 Reuther, Walter
Box: 4 Folder : 325 Riesel, Victor
Box: 4 Folder : 330 Rizzo, Leonard - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Box: 4 Folder : 331 Robinson, Cleveland - United Automobile Workers of America, District 65
Box: 4 Folder : 332 Rockefeller, Nelson J.
Box: 4 Folder : 333 Rockefeller, Nelson J. - New York State Labor For Rockefeller Rally [With Andrew Arcuri, Louis Lefkowitz, Peter Brennan And Other Union Officials]
Box: 4 Folder : 334 Roosevelt, Eleanor
1940-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 335 Rosenblum, Frank - Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Box: 4 Folder : 336 Rustin, Bayard
Box: 4 Folder : 337 Ryan, Joe - Transport Workers Union
Apr 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 338 Ryan, John
Box: 4 Folder : 339 Salerno, Joseph - Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Box: 4 Folder : 340 Saltus, Kermit A. - Receives Certificate From Cornell University Labor College, Bronx, New York
Box: 4 Folder : 341 Samuels, Margaret D. - Receives New York City Central Labor Council Award, 1975
1975
Box: 4 Folder : 342 Scarbrough, Carl - United Furniture Workers, 1974
1974
Box: 4 Folder : 343 Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr.
Apr 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 344 Shanker, Albert
Box: 4 Folder : 345 Sheinkman, Jacob - New York City Central Labor Council
Box: 4 Folder : 346 Sheinman, [First Name?]
Box: 4 Folder : 347 Siegal, David - President, Dining Room Employees Union, Local 1
Box: 4 Folder : 348 Simon, Louis - Amalgamated Laundry Workers
Box: 4 Folder : 349 Solomon, Jack [Health Food Restauranteur - Ca. 1930's]
circa 1930's
Box: 4 Folder : 350 Speakers - (Mainly Labor) - Unidentified
Box: 4 Folder : 351 Stearns, Ed
Box: 4 Folder : 352 Stokowski, Leopold - Portraits; Honored By American Federation of Musicians, Local 802
Box: 4 Folder : 353 Swidler, Joseph - Chair, Public Service Commission
Box: 4 Folder : 354 Thomas, Norman
Box: 4 Folder : 355 Transport Workers Union - Portraits
Box: 4 Folder : 356 Trenz, James - Founder, Local 463, International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers,
Box: 4 Folder : 357 U Thant, Pantanow - At Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Convention - Atlantic City, New Jersey
1966
Box: 4 Folder : 358 United Federation of Teachers - Portraits
Box: 4 Folder : 359 Van Arsdale, Harry
Box: 4 Folder : 360 Vishniac, Roman - At Jewish Museum, December 26, 1971
Dec 26, 1971
Box: 4 Folder : 361 Watts, Roosevelt
Box: 4 Folder : 362 Welch, Ed
Box: 4 Folder : 363 Young, Andrew
Feb 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 364 Zimmerman, Charles - International Ladies Garment Workers Union - Receives Morris Hillquit Award, 1971
1971

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Series V: Labor Education., 1960s-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 365 Center For Labor Studies Of Empire State College, State University Of New York ("Labor College")
1970s
Box: 4 Folder : 366 Cornell University School Of Industrial And Labor Relations
circa 1965-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 367 Cornell University School Of Industrial And Labor Relations - Certificate Awards
circa 1965-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 368 Cornell University School Of Industrial And Labor Relations -Certificate For Health Plan Management
circa 1965-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 369 Cornell University School Of Industrial And Labor Relations -Classroom Photos
circa 1965-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 370 Cornell University School Of Industrial And Labor Relations -Women Unionists Seminar
circa 1965-1975

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Series VI: Other Clients., 1960s-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 371 Allied Educational Foundation [including Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., William F. Buckley, Gerald Ford, Walter Mondale]
Box: 5 Folder : 372 Allied Educational Foundation - Ramsay Clark (color prints)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 373 American Arbitration Association
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 374 American Jewish Committee - George Meany Receives The Democratic Heritage Award
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 375 Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 376 Boy Scouts - Boy Power 76
Jun 1976
Box: 5 Folder : 377 Boys' Club
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 378 Boys Town
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 379 City of Hope - Pilot Medical Center
Mar 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 380 Coles Brothers Circus - Joe Coles
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 381 Consumer Assembly of Greater New York - 3rd Annual Meeting
1969
Box: 5 Folder : 382 Consumer Assembly of Greater New York - 5th Annual Meeting
1971
Box: 5 Folder : 383 European Jewish Congress - Israel Bonds, Al Hellman
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 384 Haym Solomon Home for the Aged
1971
Box: 5 Folder : 385 Israel Golden Age Foundation - Martin Koppel Receives "The Golden Age Award"
Jan 24, 1971
Box: 5 Folder : 386 Kenbert Lighting International Corporation - Receives Department Of Commerce Presidential "E-Star Award"
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 387 Labor Theater, Inc.: John L. Lewis Play
Apr 11, 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 388 Lake Peekskill Youth Group (color)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 389 Louis Simon Scholarship Fund Dinners
1970-1972
Box: 5 Folder : 390 Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin
Mar 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 391 Lubman, Seymour A. (Vice President Purepac Pharmaceutical Company) and Mrs. Lubman (?) (color prints)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 392 National Association for Justice - Washington DC
Sep 4, 1974
Box: 5 Folder : 393 New York State Employees Brotherhood Committee, Inc.
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 394 Police Academy
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 395 Police Training
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 396 Product Shots
Box: 5 Folder : 397 Santiago Iglesias Educational Society, Inc.
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 398 The Guardian Insurance Company Of America
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 399 Unidentified Clients (color prints)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 400 Unidentified Clients - Studio Portraits Of Children
Box: 5 Folder : 401 Unidentified Client - Theater Lighting
Box: 5 Folder : 402 United Housing Foundation
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 403 United Jewish Appeal - Dinner Honoring Lou Stein
Apr 1965

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Series VII: Worksites., 1950s-1970s

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 404 Collecting Eggs
circa 1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 405 Construction
circa 1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 406 Electrical Workers
circa 1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 407 Garment Workers
circa 1950's-1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 408 Musicians, Conductors, Engineers At Recording Sessions
Circa 1960's-1970's
Box: 5 Folder : 409 White Collar Work
circa 1950's-1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 410 Working in Rain - Various Occupations
circa 1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 411 Worksites - Miscellaneous
circa 1960's

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Series VIII: Miscellaneous Topics., 1950s-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 17-26 Allied Educational Foundation
1967-1974, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 412 Art Exhibits - Art and Audiences
Box: 5 Folder : 413 Black History Celebrations
circa 1970's
Box: 5 Folder : 414 Bowling
Box: 5 Folder : 415 Buildings - Institutional Buildings - Interior Shots Documenting Poor Physical Conditions And Hygiene
Box: 5 Folder : 416 Buildings/Construction
Box: 12 Folder : 1-3 Cardiac Center events
1971, 1974
Box: 5 Folder : 417 Carnegie Hall - Performances
circa 1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 418 Children - Earth Day
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 419 Children - Elementary School Age [including disabled children] - In School And After-School Programs
circa 1950's-1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 420 Children - Girl Going To Chicago On Airplane
June 8, 1958
Box: 5 Folder : 421 Children - In Art Classes Making Art - Ca. 1950's -1960's
circa 1950's-1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 422 Children - Pre-School And Kindergarten Age - Mainly In School Settings
circa 1950's-1970's
Box: 5 Folder : 423 Chorus
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 424 Coop Supermarket
Box: 5 Folder : 425 Families
Box: 5 Folder : 426 Fashion Shows
Box: 5 Folder : 427 Food Fair - Bryant Park, New York City
Apr 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 428 Group Shots - Probably Labor Gatherings
Box: 5 Folder : 429 Group Shots - Small - Unidentified (Folder 1 of 2)
Box: 5 Folder : 430 Group Shots - Small - Unidentified (Folder 2 of 2)
Box: 5 Folder : 431 Group Shots - Workers - Unidentified
Box: 5 Folder : 432 Hospital - Interiors/Exteriors - Ca. 1960's
circa 1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 433 Housing - Cooperative Apartment Buildings [?]
Box: 5 Folder : 434 Housing - Electchester Apartments Complex
Box: 5 Folder : 435 Housing - New York City Tenement Interiors And Exteriors (Bad conditions)
circa 1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 436 Housing - Promotion And Neighborhood Meetings For Unidentified Housing Project In New York City
circa 1960's
Box: 5 Folder : 437 Industrial Electrical (?) Machinery
Box: 5 Folder : 438 Labor (?) Forum
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 439 Labor Leaders and Activists [including Lane Kirkland, Victor Riesel, Victor Gotbaum, Ellis van Riper, Jack Sheinkman and Sol Stettin] Interviewed On New York City Radio And Television Programs
Box: 6 Folder : 440 Labor Negotiations
Box: 6 Folder : 441 Medical
Box: 6 Folder : 442 Medical - Union Members
1970's
Box: 6 Folder : 443 New York City - Cityscapes (color)
Box: 6 Folder : 444 New York City - Cityscapes (includes skylines and bridges) And Nature
Box: 6 Folder : 445 New York City - Street Scenes
circa 1950's-1970's
Box: 6 Folder : 446 Nurses - Graduation Ceremony [?]
Box: 6 Folder : 447 Outings - Boat Trip Around Manhattan
Box: 6 Folder : 448 Performances - Audiences
Box: 6 Folder : 449 Performers /Performances - Singers And Musical Theater And Musicians (including a production of "Wonderful Town")
Box: 10 Folder : 1-15 Photo Exhibits, Newspaper Clippings, handbooks and notebooks, large frame negatives
1935-1996
Box: 6 Folder : 450 Picnic - Possibly from September 1972 - New York State AFL-CIO, 15th Constitutional Convention, Hotel Concord, Kiamesa Lake
Box: 6 Folder : 451 Ploughshare Sculpture
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 452 Portraits - Men - Unidentified - (Folder 1 of 3)
circa 1950's-1970's
Box: 6 Folder : 453 Portraits - Men - Unidentified - (Folder 2 of 3)
circa 1950's-1970's
Box: 6 Folder : 454 Portraits - Men - Unidentified - (Folder 3 of 3)
circa 1950's-1970's
Box: 6 Folder : 455 Portraits - Musicians - Unidentified
Box: 6 Folder : 456 Portraits - Women - Unidentified
circa 1960's-1970's
Box: 6 Folder : 457 Posed Shots At Social Gatherings
Box: 6 Folder : 458 Puerto Rican Art Exhibit (attended by Herman Badillo, Bayard Rustin, Percy Sutton)
circa 1970's
Box: 6 Folder : 459 Puerto Rican Day Celebration (?) (at a school)
circa 1970
Box: 6 Folder : 460 Puerto Rico and St. Thomas - Tourist Shots; Street Scenes; Poverty
Box: 6 Folder : 461 Retirees - Labor Union - Sponsored Activities And Events
Box: 6 Folder : 462 Scholarships/Awards
Box: 6 Folder : 463 Schools - Dedication Of Rosa Taylor Weatherless Annex At P.S. 274
Sep 1971
Box: 6 Folder : 464 Schools - Elementary Schools - Students And Teachers
circa 1960's-1970's
Box: 6 Folder : 465 Schools - High Schools
Box: 6 Folder : 466 Schools - School Building Interior Shots Documenting Damage And Bad Conditions
Box: 6 Folder : 467 Shufar [Synagogue - Israel?]
Box: 6 Folder : 468 Social Gatherings / Dinners - Unidentified (Folder 1 of 2)
Box: 6 Folder : 469 Social Gatherings / Dinners - Unidentified (Folder 2 of 2)
Box: 6 Folder : 470 Sports And Recreation
Box: 6 Folder : 471 Swearing In / Taking Oaths (Mostly Labor Unions)
Box: 6 Folder : 472 Unidentified Trade Show [?]
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 473 Union and Labor Meetings - Unidentified (Folder 1 of 4)
Box: 6 Folder : 474 Union and Labor Meetings - Unidentified (Folder 2 of 4)
Box: 6 Folder : 475 Union and Labor Meetings - Unidentified (Folder 3 of 4)
Box: 6 Folder : 476 Union and Labor Meetings - Unidentified (Folder 4 of 4)
Box: 6 Folder : 477 United Nations - Visitors To And Construction Of Part Of U.N. Complex
circa 1950's-1960's
Box: 6 Folder : 478 Voting And Voter Registration
Box: 6 Folder : 479 World Trade Center Towers - Under Construction
1966-1971

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Series IX: Oversized Prints., 1950s-1970s

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: XOS003 Folder : 1 Oversized black and white photographs
Box: 7 Folder : 480
Box: 7 Folder : 481 Oversized color photographs
Box: 8 Folder : 1-4 Oversize black and white photographs: 1975 retrospective of Reiss' work, plus Manhattan skyline and World Trade Center construction.
Box: 11 Folder : 1-2 Oversize loose black and white photographs

Conditions Governing Access

Rolled photographs are not available to researchers.

1915-1973

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