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Guide to the Sol Stetin Photographs
||Stetin, Sol, 1910-2005
||Sol Stetin Photographs
||Sol Stetin, starting out as a shop steward at a dye shop, rose to become a key figure
in the labor movement as president of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA).
During his tenure as TWUA president, Stetin led the 17-year campaign to organize the
J.P. Stevens textile company in the anti-union South; following this, he also engineered
the merger between the TWUA and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union (ACWA) that
formed the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) in 1976. Stetin
later taught labor studies at William Paterson College and Rutgers University and
helped establish the American Labor Museum. The Sol Stetin Photographs Collection
includes black and white and color photographs, photocopies of photographs, one contact
sheet, and one newspaper clipping from the 1940s to the 1980s that document union
events and Sol Stetin’s involvement with the TWUA.
||0.5 linear feet in 1 manuscript box.
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||Materials are in English