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Guide to the Transport Workers Union of America and Shirley Quill Photographs
||Quill, Shirley, 1918-
||Transport Workers Union of America and Shirley Quill Photographs
||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.
||1.25 linear feet in 1 record carton, 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize flat file folder and 3 oversize folders
in 2 shared boxes.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English