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Guide to the Records of the Italian-American Labor Council WAG.091

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Christopher M. Laico and Gail Malmgreen, 2009

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 23, 2021
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Photographs, a videotape, a DVD, and accompanying documents that were separated from the original collection were reintegrated as Series III. Edited by Amy C. Vo to revise legacy description about the threat of forced removal and incarceration of Italian Americans during World War II  , August 2018 , March 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Italian-American Labor Council
Source: Italian-American Labor Council
Title: Italian-American Labor Council Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1941-1996
Abstract: The Italian-American Labor Council (IALC) was formed in direct response to Mussolini's declaration of war against the United States in 1941. It lobbied successfully against the implementation of the Enemy Alien Act of 1942 which designated all German, Italian and Japanese nationals as enemy aliens. In the years after the Second World War, the IALC organized aid for post-war Italy. In the 1950s, it also played an instrumental role in forming the "Free Labor Movement" that opposed the Italian Communists and Communist-orientated labor organizations. These records include operational materials, clippings and correspondence of the IALC from its founding in 1941 to 1996.
Quantity: 5 Linear Feet in 6 boxes and shared housing.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: WAG.091