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

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 20, 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 (Jun 2012); edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect the incorporation of non-print materials  , Feb 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Quill, Mike.
Creator: Quill, Shirley, 1918-
Title: Shirley Quill Transport Workers Union of America Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1913-1997
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1941-1966
Abstract: Shirley Garry Quill (1915 - 1991) and Michael J. (Mike) Quill (1905 - 1966), President of the Transit Workers Union (TWU) from 1935 to 1966, met in 1943 when she helped him campaign for New York City Council. After the election, Shirley Garry served as Mike Quill’s legislative secretary. Their mutual commitment to union organizing and progressive politics led to a friendship and a long relationship; they married in 1966. The collection focuses on the history of the TWU and Mike Quill, although it also includes Quill family portraits 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.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.032