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Guide to the Sol Stetin Photographs PHOTOS.275

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Kiron Johnson and Erika Gottfried

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

 Revised by Erika Gottfried in March 2013; edited by Bonnie Gordon to reflect updated administrative information  , July 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stetin, Sol, 1910-2005
Title: Sol Stetin Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1940s-1980s; undated
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet in 1 manuscript box.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.275