Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material National Women's Trade Union League of America records,

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Title
National Women's Trade Union League of America records,
Summary
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, convention proceedings, speeches, reports, notes, clippings, printed matter, and other records of the National Women's Trade Union League of America pertaining to the work of the league in organizing women wage workers into trade unions as well as to the administrative operations and history of the league. Documents the league's support of strikes especially in the garment industry; use of a training school to develop leadership among women of the working class; and efforts to secure protective labor legislation in such matters as civil rights, the eight-hour day, federal aid to education, minimum wage, price control, and social security. Includes material relating to the league's relationship to the American Federation of Labor, proceedings of national conventions and congresses including the International Congress of Working Women, biographical material on the league's officers, and correspondence between the local and national leagues.
Correspondents include Jane Addams, Mary Anderson, Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, Elisabeth Christman, Mary E. Dreier, Frank Duffy, Samuel Gompers, Alice Henry, Mary Morton Kimball Kehew, Frank Morrison, Agnes Nestor, Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, Frances Perkins, Margaret Dreier Robins, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rose Schneiderman, Melinda Scott, Ethel Marion Smith, and Florence Calvert Thorne.
Contributor Names
National Women's Trade Union League of America.
Subject Headings
-  Addams, Jane,--1860-1935--Correspondence
-  Anderson, Mary,--1859-1940--Correspondence
-  Breckinridge, Sophonisba P.--(Sophonisba Preston),--1866-1948--Correspondence
-  Christman, Elisabeth,--1881-1975--Correspondence
-  Dreier, Mary E.--(Mary Elisabeth),--1875-1963--Correspondence
-  Duffy, Frank,--1861-1955--Correspondence
-  Gompers, Samuel,--1850-1924--Correspondence
-  Henry, Alice,--1857-1943--Correspondence
-  Kehew, Mary Morton Kimball,--1859-1918--Correspondence
-  Morrison, Frank,--1859-1949--Correspondence
-  Nestor, Agnes--Correspondence
-  O'Sullivan, Mary Kenney,--1864-1943--Correspondence
-  Perkins, Frances,--1880-1965--Correspondence
-  Robins, Margaret Dreier--Correspondence
-  Roosevelt, Eleanor,--1884-1962--Correspondence
-  Schneiderman, Rose,--1882-1972--Correspondence
-  Scott, Melinda--Correspondence
-  Smith, Ethel Marion,--1877-1951--Correspondence
-  Thorne, Florence Calvert--Correspondence
-  American Federation of Labor
-  International Congress of Working Women
-  Civil rights
-  Federal aid to education
-  Labor and laboring classes--Law and legislation
-  Labor unions
-  Minimum wage
-  Price regulation
-  Social security
-  Strikes and lockouts
-  Strikes and lockouts--Clothing trade--United States
-  Women--Employment--United States
-  Women--United States--Societies, etc
-  Women labor union members
-  Labor laws and legislation
-  United States--Social conditions--20th century
Notes
-  Arranged in five series. Series 1: Headquarters, 1903-1950; Series 2: Subject File, 1903-1950; Series 3: National Conventions, 1909-1947; Series 4: International Congress of Working Women, 1919-1923; and Series 5: Oversize, 1919-1942.
-  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, National Women's Trade Union League of America Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Microfilm edition available, no. 16,737.
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1976.
-  Gift, National Women's Trade Union League of America, 1950.
-  Photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Organized in Boston, Mass., in 1903; dissolved in 1950.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms010120
Medium
7,400 items.
28 containers plus 2 oversize.
25 microfilm reels.
11 linear feet.
Repository
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mss.home
Library of Congress Control Number
mm75034363
Access Advisory
Open to research.
Language
English
Description
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, convention proceedings, speeches, reports, notes, clippings, printed matter, and other records of the National Women's Trade Union League of America pertaining to the work of the league in organizing women wage workers into trade unions as well as to the administrative operations and history of the league. Documents the league's support of strikes especially in the garment industry; use of a training school to develop leadership among women of the working class; and efforts to secure protective labor legislation in such matters as civil rights, the eight-hour day, federal aid to education, minimum wage, price control, and social security. Includes material relating to the league's relationship to the American Federation of Labor, proceedings of national conventions and congresses including the International Congress of Working Women, biographical material on the league's officers, and correspondence between the local and national leagues. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Mary Anderson, Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, Elisabeth Christman, Mary E. Dreier, Frank Duffy, Samuel Gompers, Alice Henry, Mary Morton Kimball Kehew, Frank Morrison, Agnes Nestor, Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, Frances Perkins, Margaret Dreier Robins, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rose Schneiderman, Melinda Scott, Ethel Marion Smith, and Florence Calvert Thorne.
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