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Guide to the United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union Records TAM.054

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY, 10012
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 30, 2014
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials  , Jan 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union.
Title: United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1827-1978
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1896-1934
Abstract: The United Hatters Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (UHCMW) was formed in 1934 by the amalgamation of United Hatters of North America (UHNA) and the Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (CHCMW). About two thirds of the collection consists of the separate records of these two unions prior to their merger, and of records of joint bodies established in the decade prior to the merger. The materials pertaining to the Danbury Hatters' Case comprise about one fifth of the collection. The remainder consists of records of earlier unionizing efforts among hatters, and of the UHCMW in the decades following the merger, and a set of of primary source research materials and notes compiled by Charles H. Green for his book The Headgear Workers. The collection contains minutes, scrapbooks (financial and membership records), clippings, ephemera, photographs, histories and biographies, and legal documents.
Quantity: 42.0 linear feet in 72 boxes and 1 folder in a shared oversize box.
Location note: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@library.nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English and Yiddish.
Call Phrase: TAM.054