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Guide to the National Maritime Union Photographs PHOTOS.044

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Hanan Ohayon

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 24, 2014 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to include updated administrative information  , June 2014

Container List

Series I: National Maritime Union Photographs, circa 1940s-circa 1950s

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of approximately one hundred black and white prints of various sizes, as well as contact sheets, and negatives documenting activities of the National Maritime Union (NMU) mostly in the 1940s and 1950s. Groups of photographs include portraits of NMU members and leaders; the opening of the Upgrading and Sea Safety School in New York City in 1943; a 1944 "Maritime Day" celebration with black, white and Hispanic members and their families; a "Safety at Sea" exhibit with NMU leaders; room shots of the Sixth NMU Convention; group portraits of NMU committees from 1947; several images of ships and mess halls; and a circa 1950s hiring hall shape-up. Individuals pictured include NMU president Joseph Curran, treasurer Ferdinand Smith, Mayor Fiorello Laguardia and photographer Berenice Abbott. Several prints, with corresponding contact sheets and negatives, appear to have been taken over the course of a single day inside the NMU's hiring hall in New York City, possibly in the 1970s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 General
circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Portraits of NMU and Labor Leaders
circa 1940s
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Maritime Day (1 of 2)
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Maritime Day (2 of 2)
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "Safety At Sea" Exhibit
circa 1940s
Box: 1 Folder : 6 [Miscellaneous NMU Photos (Includes ships, mess hall, demonstration against Westbrook Pegler, Christmas Party)]
circa 1940s
Box: OS001 General [(Includes Hiring hall "shape-up"; NMU 6th Convention)]
circa 1940s-circa 1950s

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