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Labor movement

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Aileen C. Hernandez papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00730
Abstract Aileen C. Hernandez (1926-2017) was a Black feminist known for her roles as an original Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and as the second president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She was an active member of more than 100 activist and community-based organizations concerned with racial justice, women’s equality, economic equity, fair housing, education, and other social issues. The Aileen C. Hernandez papers document decades of activism by a...
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2014

Anne Burlak Timpson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00241
Abstract Communist Party official, Labor organizer. Papers include include correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, interviews, audiovisual materials, and an unfinished autobiography. Subject and organization files are a boon to anyone interested in the history of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. (CPUSA), U.S.-Soviet relations, and peace and justice organizations. Timpson's indictments under the Smith and McCarran Act are well documented, as are other U.S. Communists...
Dates of Materials: 1886-2003; Majority of material found within 1912-2003

Association of Collegiate Alumnae records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00325
Abstract The Association of Collegiate Alumnae was formed in Boston in 1882 to unite women graduates of four-year colleges and universities around issues including standards of academic programs, isolation following the college experience, living wage for college alumnae and concerns about their place in the academy. These records contain reports, correspondence, announcements, publications, registers, and a scrapbook on topics relating to the education of women in the late 19th century, medical...
Dates of Materials: 1882 - 1921

Clara Taylor papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00503
Abstract In 1917 Russian women within the Kerensky Provisional Government invited the YWCA to help working women, recently granted full civil rights, to prepare themselves for their new role in society. Taylor, who at the time was industrial secretary for the YWCA's regional offices in Minneapolis, and seven other women established Y associations in Petrograd and in Moscow and worked with women's groups in other cities. This collection includes a facsimile of her line diary made during this period, a...
Dates of Materials: 1917 - 1963

Consumers' League of Kentucky records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00323
Abstract

The Consumers' League of Kentucky, includes histories and reports, printed materials, correspondence, and minutes. Child labor, compulsory education, working conditions, minimum wage, and social security were among the state legislative topics that the League addressed.

Dates of Materials: 1901-1951; Majority of material found within 1901-1941

Dorothea de Schweinitz and Louise de Schweinitz (Darrow) papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00398
Abstract

Papers of Louise de Schweinitz Darrow, physician and birth control advocate include correspondence, diaries, photographs and memorabilia. Papers of Dorothea de Schweinitz, social worker and labor researcher, include correspondence documenting her trip to Germany, 1913, where she first learned of class issues, management and labor issues, and an oral history.

Dates of Materials: 1912-1997; Majority of material found within 1970-1980

Dorothea de Schweinitz papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00115
Abstract Dorothea de Schweinitz was one of the first female regional directors for the National Labor Relations Board, in St. Louis. De Schweinitz worked in employer-labor relations and as an industrial relations specialist for the War Production Board in Washington D.C. Materials include biographical material, correspondence to her parents during her year in Europe after her graduation from Smith College and correspondence between de Schweinitz and her father. Also included are her many...
Dates of Materials: 1908-1980

Economics collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00432
Abstract

Collection contains printed materials on economics as it relates to women in the U.S. Types of material include articles, newsletters, pamphlets, resource manuals, court hearings, and symposium proceedings. Includes women in the workforce, as economic equals, and as consumers. Material published by the U. S. Department of Labor, Joint Economic Committee, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the United Nations.

Dates of Materials: 1858- 1990

Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00622
Abstract YWCA worker, Labor reform advocate. The papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and focus on her work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. Types of materials include correspondence; writings; photographs; press releases; reports; journal and newspaper articles; transcripts of interviews; and memorabilia. Included is a copy of her 1933 Columbia masters thesis on working women in San Francisco. The correspondence is revealing of Anderson's intensely religious family background....
Dates of Materials: 1901-1993; Majority of material found within 1922-55

Eleanor Gwinnell Coit papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00035
Abstract

YWCA official. Papers include correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; teaching material; writings; records from her work with the American Labor Education Service, Committee of Correspondence, Adult Education Association, New York Education Council, the YWCA, and Church of All Nations.

Dates of Materials: 1913-1974

Ella Reeve Bloor papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00019
Abstract

Labor organizer, radical, Socialist, and Communist. Papers illuminate Bloor's experiences as labor organizer, her work for the Socialist and Communist parties, her support for the Daily Worker, women's rights, and other causes. Materials include pamphlets, speeches, writings, photographs, and clippings. Correspondents include Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Bill Haywood, and other notable radicals.

Dates of Materials: 1890-1979; Majority of material found within 1910-1940

Ellen Gates Starr papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00151
Abstract Labor organizer; religious writer; settlement house worker; and founder, Hull House, Chicago. Papers represent 4 generations of the Starr family, primarily Ellen Gates Starr. Of particular interest is correspondence with Jane Addams pertaining to the founding of Hull House, as well as photographs and biographical information about Jane Addams. There is also extensive family correspondence and her writings on book binding and religion. Family material includes writings and letters of her aunt...
Dates of Materials: 1659 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1850-1970

Emma France Ward papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00170
Abstract Public health specialist and personnel manager. The strength of this collection is its documentation of Ward's career as a woman government bureaucrat during a period in which governmental influence in the regulation of industry increased dramatically. It is also a rich source of information about women workers, especially those in the shipbuilding industry during the World War II period. Materials include correspondence; articles written by Ward about the health and safety of women workers;...
Dates of Materials: 1922-66

Employment collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00456
Abstract Primarily printed materials and books, plus some unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, pertaining to employment issues and specific occupations of women primarily in the U.S. and England. Topics include affirmative action, sex discrimination, labor organizing, child labor, immigrant workers, women in industry, jury duty, wartime work, Social Security, and protective legislation. Over eighty occupations represented include: law, academics, social work, sciences,...
Dates of Materials: 1817 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1920-1976

Grace Hoadley Dodge papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00603
Abstract

Social welfare worker, Philanthropist, Educator. Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and primarily include biographical writings about Grace Dodge and clipping scrapbooks containing articles by Grace Dodge and about her activities and concerns (1882-1914). The scrapbooks focus on Dodge's efforts on behalf of "working girls" in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century urban areas.

Dates of Materials: 1882-1995; Majority of material found within 1882-1915

Italian Immigrant Women in New York City's Garment Industry Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00556
Abstract

Italian immigrants; Garment workers. Nine oral history interviews of Italian immigrants (primarily women) who worked in the U.S. garment industry from 1880 to 1950. Transcriptions and audio recordings.

Dates of Materials: 1976-1978

Jane Addams papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00001
Abstract

Founder, Hull House, Chicago; pacifist; labor organizer; settlement house worker; and women's rights advocate. The Addams papers contain primarily published material and duplicates of materials from the Swarthmore Peace Collection. Included are articles, books, memorials, and memorabilia about Addams, as well as writings and speeches by her. There is a small amount of original correspondence, plus photographs and drawings of Jane Addams and Hull House.

Dates of Materials: 1904 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1904-1936

Jessie Lloyd O'Connor papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00254
Abstract Jessie Lloyd O'Connor was a journalist, social reformer and political activist. She worked as a reporter for Federated Press. Her extensive writings, notes, and correspondence document the labor strikes she covered in Kentucky and North Carolina and her work on civil rights, civil liberties and women's rights. O'Connor served and supported numerous progressive organizations, including the American League Against War and Fascism and the ACLU. Other materials include family biographical files;...
Dates of Materials: 1823 - 1989

League of Women Shoppers records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00328
Abstract Consumer advocacy organization and labor reform advocacy organization. The purposes of the League of Women Shoppers were threefold: to investigate the working conditions in stores and factories; to organize consumers to support union organizing; and to protect and improve American living standards through grassroots. A few members represented include Alice Lesser Shepard, Lucille Montgomery, and Jessie Lloyd O'Connor. Materials include constitution and by-laws, correspondence, congressional...
Dates of Materials: 1937 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1937-1944

Lilian Sharpley papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00613
Abstract YWCA worker. The Lilian Sharpley Papers are primarily related to her research on the history of the YWCA's work with business and professional women. Types of materials include research files, photographs, and writings. Her research on the history of the business and professional work includes an unfinished typescript history, correspondence, notes on conversations with Business and Professional program participants, copies of pertinent documents from the YWCA records, and an audiotaped oral...
Dates of Materials: 1923-1984

Linda Burnham papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00736
Abstract Linda Burnham is a journalist, activist, and leader in women's rights movements, particularly with organizations and projects serving and advocating for women of color. Collection is comprised of photographs, writings by Burnham, and biographical material. Also, in addition to materials and photographs related to the Third World Women Alliance (TWWA), there is also much material related to its successor organizations, the Alliance Against Women's Oppression and the Women of Color Resource...
Dates of Materials: 2000 - 2015

Lora Jo Foo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00561
Abstract

Lawyer; Labor organizer. Materials documenting Foo's activism in advocating for the rights of immigrant workers in the U.S., primarily via the Asian Law Caucus and Sweatshop Watch; plus published writings, speeches, and interviews.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2009

Margaret G. Frantz papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00658
Abstract

Professor; Pacifist; Labor reform advocate. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, and articles, with a substantial amount from author and close friend Jessica Mitford. Materials pertaining to Frantz's teaching career at the University of California at Santa Cruz; topics include Women's Studies and American Studies curricula, women's rights, civil rights, radical social movements in the U.S., and second and third wave feminism.

Dates of Materials: 1958-2005

Marianne Robinson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00754
Abstract

Marianne Robinson's letters, photographs, poetry, correspondence, and even invoices are fantastic primary sources for topics of the labor and women's movement, folk music, single motherhood, and activism. Her correspondence with Woody Guthrie might be of special interest.

Dates of Materials: 1948-2015

Mary van Kleeck papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00165
Abstract Social reformer, Lecturer, Social researcher, Writer, Social worker. Papers include correspondence, biographical material, clippings, speeches, writings, research notes, subject and organization files, primarily from van Kleeck's professional life. There is a significant amount of material relating to Smith College, her work in social and charitable agencies such as ACLU, National Woman's Party, Bryn Mawr Summer School for Student Workers, Hospites (a refugee rescue organization), the...
Dates of Materials: 1883-1972

Miriam Ching Yoon Louie papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00719
Abstract Labor organizer; Women's rights activist; Author; Activist; Poet. The papers include correspondence, organizing materials, conference materials, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. There is also Louie's course work as both student and instructor. Major topics include women and labor organizing, Asian American women's history, social justice activism, international women's rights, and issues surrounding race, class, immigration and poverty in the U.S. Especially...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00586
Abstract Advocacy group which focuses on the rights and needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American Women. Records include administrative files, correspondence, conference and retreat materials, reports, newsletters, articles, photos, videos, and research files. Major topics include women's rights, reproductive rights, women's health, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights, immigration reform, domestic violence, human trafficking, labor reform, economic justice, voter registration initiatives, and...
Dates of Materials: 1995 - 2019

National Student Councils YMCA and YWCA, 1951-1959

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 243, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents

Student and staff reports of National Student Councils from the YMCA and YWCA student industrial seminars. Student industrial seminar participants find industrial jobs, live in cooperative living situations and develop leadership skills. In addition, the program and discussions investigate the role of Christianity in labor issues and the overall industrial work climate. 

Dates of Materials: 1951-1959

Pennsylvania, circa 1919-1950

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 211, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Studies of the YWCA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and its communities and the collected policies and procedures of the association from 1950. The policies and procedures begin with an index to the documents and cover a range of topics including finance, race relations and interracial policies, personnel management, social action, use of facilities, union membership and community chest membership. Studies are used by the association to inform program planning, ensure the association meets...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1950

Rhode Island, circa 1908-1950

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 212, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and local associations in Rhode Island. Also included is a constitution for the YWCA of Nantucket erroneously labeled and filed as a Rhode Island association. Documents concerning the state precede records of YWCA work in Newport and Pawtucket. These documents include corporation laws for Rhode Island, a report of the American of Labor summarizing labor legislation and an outline and results for a study of Massachusetts and Rhode...
Dates of Materials: circa 1908-1950