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Guide to the J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky) Hardman Papers TAM.050

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Tamiment staff, 2009; Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials, 2014

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Historical/Biographical Note

J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky) Hardman (1882-1968) social philosopher, author, editor and leader in the development of American trade unionism for over sixty years, was born in Vilna in 1882. Because of his revolutionary and trade-union activities he was exiled in 1908. He came to the United States where he became active in the Socialist Party and the trade-union movement. He was editor of Naye Welt, a socialist weekly, and of  American Labor Monthly, also a socialist-oriented journal, 1923-1924; director of education and cultural activities of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America for twenty-four years and editor of the union's official organ,  The Advance. He organized and was president of the American Labor Press Association and served as chairman of the Inter-Union Institute for Labor and Democracy, the publisher of  Labor and Nation, which he founded and edited from 1944-1953.


  • J. B. S. Hardman, 1882-1968: Biographical Sketch, by Felicja Figa and Franklin L. Jonas ( Bulletin of the Tamiment Library, no. 48, March 1973, pp. 1-6).