The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Local 125 and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union
Repository: Greater New Haven Labor History Association
Collection Description (CRHP): The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Local 125 and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local 151, 1901-1990 collection includes interviews, in video tape and cassette format, conducted in 1990 by volunteers. These include an interview of prominent black labor activist Mabel Batts, who was active in the garment workers union. A partial transcript exists, which was used for a traveling exhibit put on by the Greater New Haven Labor History Association. As of 7/27/2010, these interviews are in the process of being transcribed.
Collection Description (Extant): The records consist of background materials on the history of the unions; administrative records; personal memorabilia; correspondence; photographs; and organizational materials which document the political and social activities of the two locals from their inception until the decline of the garment industry in New Haven. There are also subject files which provide information on union organizing in general; minimum wage and plant losing legislation; and other matters of concern to unions.
Digital Status: No
Extent: 5.5 linear feet in five file drawers
Finding Aid: http://www.laborhistory.org/Resources/Documents/ACTWU%20and%20ILGWU%20Collection%20Findings%20Guide.pdf
Physical Location: Greater New Haven Labor History Association
Interviewees: Mabel Batts
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American labor union members
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union