ILGWU Motion Picture Films

Collection Number: 5780 F

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU Motion Picture Films, 1952-1987
Collection Number:
5780 F
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
Quantity:
37.6 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Motion picture (visual works).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese


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.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of films collected, produced or otherwise created by the ILGWU. Included is a DVD copy of a segment of a 1955 broadcast of the Tex and Jinx Show during which ILGWU officials, including David Dubinsky, discuss the work of the union and one of the union's mobile health units is featured.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

Subjects:
Clothing workers--Labor unions.
Textile workers--Labor unions.

Form and Genre Terms:
Motion picture (visual works)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
ILGWU Motion Picture Films #5780 F. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780 AV: ILGWU Audio-Visual (AV)

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Film no.F321 Can 9:
Box 2
Film no.F320 Can 3:
Box 3
Film no.F322 Can 6:
Box 4
Film no.F322 Can 3:
Box 5
Film no.F322 Can 2:
Box 6
Film no.F322 Can 1:
Box 7
Film no.F321 Can 8:
Box 8
Film no.F321 Can 7:
Box 9
Film no.F322 Can 5:
Box 10
Film no.F321 Can 6:
Box 11
Film no.F323 Can 4:
Box 12
Film no.F320 Can 4:
Box 13
Film no.F321 Can 4:
Box 14
Film no.F321 Can 3: : M+E Print Reel #3"
Box 15
Film no.F321 Can 1:
Box 16
Film no.F321 Can 2:
Box 17
Film no.F320 Can 6:
Box 18
Film no.F325 Can 2:
Box 19
Film no.F321 Can 5:
Box 20
Film no.F323 Can 9:
Box 21
Film no.F325 Can 2:
Box 22
Film no.F324 Can 1:
Box 23
Film no.F324 Can 2:
Box 24
Film no.F324 Can 3:
Box 25
Film no.F324 Can 4:
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Film no.F324 Can 5:
Box 27
Film no.F323 Can 10:
Box 28
Film no.F322 Can 4:
Box 29
Film no.F323 Can 11:
Box 30
Film no.F320 Can 2:
Box 31
Film no.F323 Can 5:
Box 32
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Film no.F323 Can 3:
Box 36
Film no.F323 Can 2:
Box 37
Film no.F323 Can 1:
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Film no.F323 Can 12:
Box 40
Film no.F320 Can 5:
Box 41
Film no.F66A:
Box 42
Film no.F66A:
Box 43
Film no.F226:
Box 44
Film no.F230:
Box 45
Film no.F233:
Box 46
Was box 261. - Film no.F261:
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Film no.F308:
Box 48
Film no.F329 Can 4:
Box 49
Box 50
Box 51
Film no.F233:
Box 56
Film no.F305:
Box 57
Film no.F233:
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Film no.F318 Can 5:
Box 59
Film no.F320 Can 1:
Box 60
Film no.F319 Can 6:
Box 61
Film no.F319 Can 7:
Box 62
Film no.F319 Can 5:
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Film no.F319 Can 1:
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Box 65
Film no.F319 Can 4:
Box 66
Film no.F317:
Box 67
Film no.F318 Can 6:
Box 68
Film no.F325 Can 2:
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Film no.F318 Can 4:
Box 70
Film no.F318 Can 3:
Box 71
Film no.F318 Can 2:
Box 72
Film no.F318 Can 1:
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Film no.F318 Can 7:
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Film no.F314:
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Film no.F319 Can 3:
Box 81
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Box 85
Film no.F325 Can 2:
Box 93
Film no.F325 Can 1:
Box 103
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Box 115
Film no.F233:
Box 116
Film no.F328 Can 5:
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Film no.F328 Can 3:
Box 120
Film no.F328 Can 2:
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Film no.F327 Can 6:
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Film no.F327 Can 5:
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Film no.F327 Can 3:
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Film no.F328 Can 6:
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Film no.F327 Can 2:
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Film no.F328 Can 4:
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Film no.F326 Can 6:
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Film no.F326 Can 1:
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Film no.F327 Can 4:
Box 139
Film no.F328 Can 1:
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Film no.F327 Can 1:
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Film no.F330:
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Film no.F168:
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Film no.F168:
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Film no.F329 Can 3:
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Film no.F329 Can 2:
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Film no.F329 Can 1:
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Box 156
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Box 159
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Box 165
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