ILGWU Broadside Collection

Collection Number: 5780/109

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU Broadside Collection, 1907-1980
Collection Number:
5780/109
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
Quantity:
5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Broadsides, posters.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection consists of broadsides created or collected by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Language:
Collection material in English


ILGWU ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union was once one of the largest labor unions in the United States founded in 1900 by local union delegates representing about 2,000 members in cities in the northeastern United States. It was one of the first U.S. Unions to have a membership consisting of mostly females, and it played a key role in the labor history of the 1920s and 1930s. The union is generally referred to as the "ILGWU" or the "ILG". The ILGWU grew in geographical scope, membership size, and political influence to become one of the most powerful forces in American organized labor by mid-century. Representing workers in the women's garment industry, the ILGWU worked to improve working and living conditions of its members through collective bargaining agreements, training programs, health care facilities, cooperative housing, educational opportunities, and other efforts. The ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in 1995 to form the Union of Needle trades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). UNITE merged with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in 2004 to create a new union known as UNITE HERE. The two unions that formed UNITE in 1995 represented only 250,000 workers between them, down from the ILGWU's peak membership of 450,000 in 1969.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

Subjects:
Women's clothing industry--New York (State)--New York
Clothing workers--Labor unions--New York (State)--New York
Clothing trade-- New York (State)--New York
Industrial relations--New York (State)--New York

Form and Genre Terms:
Broadsides.
Posters.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Restrictions on Use:
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Cite As:
ILGWU Broadside Collection #5780/109. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
All 5780 Collections

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1933
Box 1 Folder 2 1914-1925
1914, 1925
Box 1 Folder 3
Undated.
Box 1 Folder 4 1922-1928
1922, 1925, 1927-28
Box 1 Folder 5
Undated.
Box 1 Folder 6
Undated.
Box 1 Folder 7 1939
Box 1 Folder 8 1939
Box 1 Folder 9 1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 10 1976
Box 1 Folder 11 1931
Box 1 Folder 12 1929-1930
Box 1 Folder 13 1933
Box 1 Folder 14 1924
Box 1 Folder 15
Undated.
Box 1 Folder 16 1937
Box 1 Folder 17 1933
Box 1 Folder 18 1931
Box 1 Folder 19 1916-1933
1916, 1925-27, 1933
Box 1 Folder 20 1926
Box 1 Folder 21 1927
Box 1 Folder 22 1931-1933
1931, 1933
Box 1 Folder 23 1932
Box 1 Folder 23a 1926
Box 1 Folder 24 1930-1933
1930-31, 1933
Box 1 Folder 25 1931
Box 1 Folder 26 1934-1935
Box 1 Folder 27 1913
Box 1 Folder 28 1930
Box 1 Folder 29 1933
Box 1 Folder 30 1922-1923
Box 1 Folder 31 1932
Box 1 Folder 32 1931
Box 1 Folder 33 1926
Box 1 Folder 34 1933
Box 1 Folder 35 1924-1932
1924, 1927-28, 1932
Box 1 Folder 36 1929-1932
1929, 1932
Box 1 Folder 37 1923-1953
1923, 1925-27, 1930, 1933-34, 1936, 1938-40, 1943-44, 1953
Box 1 Folder 38 1938-1943
1938, 1941-43
Box 1 Folder 39 1938-1946
1938, 1940-46
Box 1 Folder 40 1938-1974
Box 1 Folder 41
Undated.
Box 1 Folder 42 1928-1950
1928, 1940, 1947, 1950
Box 1 Folder 43 1940
Box 1 Folder 44
Undated.
Box 1 Folder 45 1916
Box 1 Folder 46
Undated.
Box 1 Folder 47 1939-1976
1939, 1949, 1957, 1976
Box 1 Folder 48 1925-1946
1925-26, 1928, 1935, 1939-40, 1944-46
Box 1 Folder 48 1925-1941
1925-29, 1940-41
Box 1 Folder 50 1915-1959
1915, 1925, 1928, 1933, 1938, 1959
Box 1 Folder 51 1927-1947
1927, 1935-38, 1940-41, 1946-47
Box 1 Folder 52 1920-1939
1920, 1936-39
Box 2 Folder 1 1926-1935
1926-29, 1933-35
Box 2 Folder 2 1926
Box 2 Folder 3
Undated.
Box 2 Folder 4 1933
Box 2 Folder 5 1912-1980
1912, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1935, 1938, 1949, 1951, 1970, 1977, 1980
Box 2 Folder 6 1942
Box 2 Folder 7 1934
Box 2 Folder 8
Undated. Joint Committee of Action, Locals 2,9, & 22
Box 2 Folder 9 1927
Box 2 Folder 10 1965
Box 2 Folder 11 1937-1938
Box 2 Folder 12 1934
Box 2 Folder 13 1931-1933
Box 2 Folder 14 1932
Box 2 Folder 15 1931-1932
Box 2 Folder 16 1932-1933
Box 2 Folder 17 1931-1937
1931-32, 1934-35, 1937
Box 2 Folder 18 1932-1933
Box 2 Folder 19 1932-1935
Box 2 Folder 20
Undated.
Box 2 Folder 21 1922-1934
1922, 1930-31, 1933-34
Box 2 Folder 22 1922-1935
1922-24, 1931-35
Box 2 Folder 23 1914-1929
1914, 1924-25, 1927-28, 1929
Box 2 Folder 24 1925-1928
1925-26, 1928
Box 2 Folder 25
Undated.
Box 2 Folder 26 1922
Box 2 Folder 27 1932-1933
Box 2 Folder 28 1912-1934
1912, 1925, 1928, 1930- 34
Box 2 Folder 29 1930-1937
1930-32, 1934, 1937
Box 2 Folder 30 1924-1949
1924-25, 1927-28, 1933-35, 1940, 1944, 1947, 1949
Box 2 Folder 31 1924-1949
1924-25, 1927-28, 1933-35, 1940, 1944, 1947, 1949
Box 2 Folder 32
Undated.
Box 2 Folder 33 1924-1929
1924-25, 1929
Box 2 Folder 34 1931-1942
1931-33, 1934-35, 1937, 1942
Box 2 Folder 35 1925-1965
1925, 1927, 1931, 1933-35, 1937, 1942, 1944, 1947, 1956, 1965
Box 2 Folder 36 1932-1948
1932-34, 1937, 1944, 1947, 1948
Box 3 Folder 1 1923
Box 3 Folder 2 1935-1957
1935, 1943-44, 1947-48, 1957
Box 3 Folder 3 1934-1942
1934-37, 1939-40, 1942
Box 3 Folder 4 1934-1942
1934-37, 1939-40, 1942
Box 3 Folder 5 1959-1975
1959-62, 1975
Box 3 Folder 6 1922-1933
1922, 1925-31, 1933
Box 3 Folder 7 1929-1930
Box 3 Folder 8 1949-1966
1949, 1966
Box 3 Folder 9
Undated.
Box 3 Folder 10
Undated.
Box 3 Folder 11 1939-1963
1939, 1949, 1953-54, 1959, 1963
Box 3 Folder 12 1921-1949
1921, 1923-35, 1941, 1949
Box 3 Folder 13 1921-1949
1921, 1923-35, 1941, 1949
Box 3 Folder 14
Undated.
Box 3 Folder 15 1908-1940
1908, 1932-33, 1940
Box 3 Folder 16
Undated.
Box 3 Folder 17 1934
Box 3 Folder 18 1936-1965
1936-37, 1947-50, 1953, 1965
Box 3 Folder 19 1925-1938
1925, 1933, 1937-38
Box 3 Folder 20 1939
Box 3 Folder 21 1922-1950
1922, 1931, 1936- 40, 1943-44, 1946-50
Box 3 Folder 22 1922-1950
1922, 1931, 1936- 40, 1943-44, 1946-50
Box 3 Folder 23 1922-1950
1922, 1931, 1936- 40, 1943-44, 1946-50
Box 3 Folder 24 1949-1965
1949, 1965
Box 3 Folder 25
Undated.
Box 3 Folder 26 1951
Box 3 Folder 27 1950
Box 3 Folder 28 1934-1936
Box 3 Folder 29 1948
Box 3 Folder 30 1934-1948
1934, 1940, 1944, 1948
Box 3 Folder 31 1951
Box 4 Folder 1 1935
Box 4 Folder 2
Undated.
Box 4 Folder 3 1943
Box 4 Folder 4 1956
Box 4 Folder 5
Undated.
Box 4 Folder 6 1920-1942
1920, 1940-42
Box 4 Folder 7 1920-1950
1920, 1939, 1950
Box 4 Folder 8 1932-1939
1932-33, 1939
Box 4 Folder 9 1933
Box 4 Folder 10 1937-1942
1937, 1940-42
Box 4 Folder 11 1939
Box 4 Folder 12 1931
Box 4 Folder 13 1927-1928
Box 4 Folder 14 1948
Box 4 Folder 15 1928
Box 4 Folder 16 1929-1933
Box 4 Folder 17 1924-1934
1924, 1928-34
Box 4 Folder 18 1930-1933
Box 4 Folder 19 1930-1931
Box 4 Folder 20 1923
Box 4 Folder 21 1921-1958
1921, 1924-30, 1958
Box 4 Folder 22 1921-1958
1921, 1924-30, 1958
Box 4 Folder 23 1921-1958
1921, 1924-30, 1958
Box 4 Folder 24 1933
Box 4 Folder 25 1907-1960
1907-08, 1913-14, 1918, 1923, 1925-27, 1929, 1932-33, 1935-36, 1940, 1947, 1960
Box 4 Folder 26 1932-1958
1932-33, 1935-36, 1947, 1958
Box 4 Folder 27 1921
Box 4 Folder 28 1953-1956
1953, 1956
Box 4 Folder 29 1921-1927
1921, 1927
Box 4 Folder 30 1916-1964
1916, 1925, 1927-28, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1941, 1964
Box 4 Folder 31 1916-1964
1916, 1925, 1927-28, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1941, 1964
Box 4 Folder 32 1946-1956
1946, 1949, 1956
Box 4 Folder 33 1925-1935
1925, 1927, 1935
Box 4 Folder 34 1938
Box 4 Folder 35 1933-1935
1933, 1935
Box 5 Folder 1 1925-1937
1925, 1937
Box 5 Folder 2 1925
Box 5 Folder 3 1934-1935
Box 5 Folder 4 1924-1925
Box 5 Folder 5
Undated.
Box 5 Folder 6 1922
Box 5 Folder 7 1949
Box 5 Folder 8 1932
Box 5 Folder 9 1931-1956
Box 5 Folder 10
Undated.
Box 5 Folder 11 1956
Box 5 Folder 12 1934-1938
1934-35, 1938
Box 5 Folder 13 1927
Box 5 Folder 14 1921
Box 5 Folder 15 1921-1922
Box 5 Folder 16 1931
Box 5 Folder 17
Undated.
Box 5 Folder 18
Undated.
Box 5 Folder 19 1951
Box 5 Folder 20 1936-1942
1936, 1942
Box 5 Folder 21 1927-1928
Box 5 Folder 22 1928-1976
Box 5 Folder 23 1930-1934
1930-32, 1934
Box 5 Folder 24
Undated.
Box 5 Folder 25 1922-1929
1922-1926, 1929
Box 5 Folder 26 1930
Box 5 Folder 27 1957
Box 5 Folder 28
Undated.
Box 5 Folder 29 1967-1976
1967-68, 1970-72, 1976
Box 5 Folder 30 1960-1969
1960-61, 1969
Box 5 Folder 31 1933-1950
1933-37, 1940, 1945-46, 1949-50
Box 5 Folder 32 1937
Box 5 Folder 33 1922
Box 5 Folder 34 1925-1935
1925, 1935
Box 5 Folder 35 1930-1932
Cloakmakers, Conference, & 100
Box 5 Folder 36 1930-1933
1930-31, 1933. Incl. Cloakmakers & Dressmakers
Box 5 Folder 37 1931-1934
Box 5 Folder 38 1933-1934
Box 5 Folder 39 1926
Box 5 Folder 40 1927
Box 5 Folder 41 1918-1968
1918, 1927, 1929-30, 1935-36, 1948, 1952-53, 1956, 1962, 1968
Box 5 Folder 42
Undated.
Box 5 Folder 43
Undated.
Box 5 Folder 44
Undated.
Box 6
Dates unknown.
Box 7 Folder 1
Box 8 Folder 1
Box 8 Folder 2
Box 8 Folder 3
Box 8 Folder 4
Box 8 Folder 5
Box 8 Folder 6
Box 8 Folder 7
Box 8 Folder 8
Box 8 Folder 9
Box 8 Folder 10
Box 8 Folder 11
Box 10
Box 10 Folder 1 1897
Box 10 Folder 2 1911
Box 10 Folder 3 1916
Box 10 Folder 4 1914
Box 11
Box 11 Folder 1
Box 12
Box 12 Folder 1
Box 13