George Moses Price files and scrapbook

Collection Number: 5244

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George Moses Price files and scrapbook,
Collection Number:
5244
Creator:
Price, George Moses
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents), scrapbooks, german.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes a copy of the preliminary report of the Factory Investigating Commission (1929); a volume of bound documents relating to the Joint Board of Sanitary Control in the Cloak, Suit and Skirt and the Dress and Waist Industries (1911-1925); a Japanese edition of Price's book, The Modern Factory; and a scrapbook containing various documents relating to Price's work and career.
Language:
Collection material in English, Japanese


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Dr. George M. Price spent his professional life engaged in public health issues. Specifically, Price did pioneering work in the field of industrial health and worker safety.
In 1911, Price was named to the New York State Factory Investigating Commission, chaired by Robert Wagner, which investigated working conditions and health standards in New York industries, particularly the garment industry. From 1911 to 1925, Price served as director of the Joint Board of Sanitary Control in the Shirt and Dress Industry. Price also served as the director of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) Health Center from its founding until his death in 1942. Price was a member of a number of organizations concerned with public and industrial health issues, including the National Tuberculosis Association and the American Public Health Association.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes a copy of the preliminary report of the Factory Investigating Commission (1929); a volume of bound documents relating to the Joint Board of Sanitary Control in the Cloak, Suit and Skirt and the Dress and Waist Industries (1911-1925); a Japanese edition of Price's book, The Modern Factory; and a scrapbook containing various documents relating to Price's work and career.
The volume of bound documents relating to the Joint Board of Sanitary Control (entitled The Private Papers of George M. Price, 1911-1925) includes various reports of Board Committees (1911-1913) and the reports of the director (Price), covering such issues as the financial standing of the Board, health and disease control and insurance, fire controls and accessibility of fire escapes in factories, educational activities of the Board, first aid and nursing activities in factories, and sanitary conditions in factories (1913-1925).
Scrapbook includes correspondence, reprints of articles, and newspaper clippings relating to Price's work and the ILGWU Health Center. Correspondence consists largely of letters of recommendation, appointment or congratulations. Correspondents include Mary E. Dreier, Jacob A. Riis, Charles V. Chapin, Lillian D. Wald, Roger S. Tracy, and Waller Brook Browner.
Scrapbook also includes reprints of articles by and about Price extracted from such journals and newspapers as the Journal of Sociological Medicine, Transactions of the Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and Demography, Monthly Labor Review, Advance, and Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society. A reprint of an article by Leo Price (George M. Price's son) is also included, extracted from Mensch und Medizin.
Also included are newspaper clippings relating to Price's work and contributions, particularly to the success of the ILGWU Health Center, as well as two photographs of Price.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bernard, Leon
Brown, Lawrason, 1871-1937
Browner, Waller Brook
Chapin, Charles V.
Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963.
Price, George M. (George Moses), 1864-1942
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1894-1914
Tracy, Roger S.
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940
Joint Board of Sanitary Control in the Cloak, Suit and Skirt and the Dress and Waist Industries
New York (State). Factory Investigating Commission.

Subjects:
Factory inspection--United States.
Factory laws and legislation--United States.
Industrial accidents--United States.
Industrial hygiene--United States.
Industrial safety--United States.
Industrial safety committees.
Tuberculosis--United States--Prevention.
Clothing workers.
Medical consultants.
Textile workers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)
Scrapbooks.
German


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Cite As:
George Moses Price files and scrapbook #5244. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1912
Box 1 Folder 2
Japanese
Box 1 Folder 3 1912-1914
Box 1 Folder 4 1888-1939