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Guide to the Transport Workers Union of America and Shirley Quill Photographs PHOTOS.032

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Collection processed by Collection processed by Erika Gottfried, 2009

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 09, 2014
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Kiron Johnson for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description (June 2012); edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect the incorporation of non-print materials (February 2014) and revised by Erika Gottfried (October 2014) to update information for the collection's provenance.  , Oct 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Quill, Mike.
Creator: Quill, Shirley, 1918-
Title: Transport Workers Union of America and Shirley Quill Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1913-2007
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1941-1966
Abstract: This collection focuses on the history of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), founded in 1934, and Michael (Mike) Quill, its president from 1935-1966, although it also includes Quill family portraits, images of leftist and labor activist, Shirley Quill, who was his assistant and second wife, and snapshots and images of early TWU and CIO leadership and conventions. Highlights include a group portrait of the CIO leadership in 1940 (Joe Curran, Quill, Phillip Murray and John L. Lewis); the Unity Slate Victory party; Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at the Ghandi Society Luncheon; and Mike Quill's last press conference, and his memorial service.
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet in 1 record carton, 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize flat file folder and 3 oversize folders in 2 shared boxes.
Location note: Tamiment Library.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.032