ILGWU. Memorabilia.

Collection Number: 5780 MB

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Memorabilia.
Collection Number:
5780 MB
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Quantity:
34.8 linear feet
Forms of Material:
Memorabilia
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection consists of various collectibles from the ILGWU, such as badges, buttons, ball-point pens, tie tacks, money clips, newspaper articles, plaques, photos, scarf, t-shirt, books and more.
Language:
Collection material in English


ILGWU ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union was founded in New York City in 1900 by mostly Socialist immigrant workers who sought to unite the various crafts in the growing women's garment industry. The union soon reflected changes in the sector and rapidly organized thousands of unskilled and semi-skilled women, mostly Jewish and Italian young immigrants. Exemplifying the “new unionism,” the ILGWU led two of the most widespread and best-known industrial strikes of the early Twentieth Century: the shirtwaist makers’ strike of 1909 in New York City and the cloak makers’ strike of 1910 in Chicago. The union also tried to adapt to the fragmented and unstable nature of the industry. It adopted the “protocol of peace,” a system of industrial relations that attempted to ensure stability and limit strikes and production disruption by providing for an arbitration system to resolve disputes.
The ILGWU exemplified the European-style social unionism of its founding members. They pursued bread and butter issues but provided educational opportunities, benefits, and social programs to union members as well. In 1919, the ILGWU became the first American union to negotiate an unemployment compensation fund that was contributed to by its employers. The ILGWU also pioneered in the establishment of an extremely progressive health care program for its members which included not only regional Union Health Centers but also a resort for union workers, known as Unity House. The Union also had an imaginative and pioneering Education Department which not only trained workers in traditional union techniques, but provided courses in citizenship and the English language.
David Dubinsky, an immigrant from Belarus who came to the US in 1911, provided strong leadership that led to unprecedented growth in the union during his presidency from 1932 to 1966. He led the union through successful internal anti-communist struggles, built on the ascendancy of industrial unionism by encouraging the formation of the Committee for Industrial Organization, and helped the union become an important political force in New York City and state politics, and in the national Democratic Party and Liberal Party as well.
In the period following the Second World War, the union suffered a decline in membership as manufacturers avoided unionization and took advantage of less expensive labor by moving shops from the urban centers in the northeast to the south, and later abroad. The ethnic and racial character of the ILGWU also changed as European immigrants were supplanted by Asians, Latin Americans, African- Americans, and immigrants from the Caribbean.
In July 1995 the ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) at a joint convention, forming UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees). At the time the new union had a membership of about 250,000 in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of various collectibles from the ILGWU, such as badges, buttons, ball-point pens, tie tacks, money clips, newspaper articles, plaques, photos, scarf, t-shirt, books and more.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Barroff, Abraham.
Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Gore, Albert, 1948-
Sofo, Arturo.
AFL-CIO --Archives.
AFL-CIO --Collectibles.
American Cloak and Suit Manufacturers' Association --Archives.
Apparel Job Training and Research Corporation --Archives.
Brotherhood of Christians and Jews --Archives.
Dubinsky, David,
Gewerkschaft Textil-Bekleidung --Archives.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union --Archives.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union --Collectibles.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 1 (New York, N.Y.)--Archives.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 116 (Fort Wayne, Ind.)--Archives.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 9 (New York, N.Y.)--Archives.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 48 (New York, N.Y.)--Archives.
Italian Cloak, Suit, Skirt & Reefer Makers' Union (New York, N.Y.) --Archives.
Justice --Archives.
Knights of Columbus --Archives.
Military Order of Cootie --Archives.
New Jersey State Federation of Labor --Archives.
New York State Federation of Labor --Archives.
United Jewish Appeal --Archives.

Subjects:
Labor unions

Form and Genre Terms:
Memorabilia.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
The ILGWU Records, except for publications and materials produced for publication, are restricted. Materials created prior to twenty years from the current date are open to researchers only with prior written permission from the Director of the Kheel Center; materials created during the past twenty-years are closed; the minutes of the General Executive Board are closed. For more information contact the Kheel Center.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
ILGWU. Memorabilia. 5780 MB. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.

NOTES

"Permanent deposit".

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union - Badges
1983
Badges with pendants - 'Honor Guest' (yellow) ; 'Vice President' (green) ; 'Delegate' (blue) ; 'Genl. Sec-Treas' (white) ; 'President' (white) ; 'Exec. Vice Pres' (red) ; 'Press' (orange) ; 'Sgt At Arms' (red/white/blue) ; 'Staff' (white) ; Pendants have writing "Thirty-Eighth Convention, Hollywood, Fla., May 27, 1983"
Box 1 Folder 2
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union - Badges
Duplicates of badges in folder 1
Box 1 Folder 3
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union - Badges
Duplicates of badges in folder 1
Box 1 Folder 4
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union - Badges, buttons, push-pins, sewing kits, pens
1910
Buttons - "Clinton/Gore - It's time for a change!" ; push-pins - "ILGWU…" ; buttons - "ILGWU, AFL-CIO…" ; badges - "Cloak & Skirt Trade Madison Sq., June 29th, 1910" ; "Skirt Makers…" ; sewing kits (samples of thread, needles)
Box 1 Folder 5
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union - Badges
1971-1983
Badges - ILGWU - "Guest" for 34th, & 38th Conventions ; "Vice President" for 38th ; "Delegate" for 36th ; "Genl. Sec-Treas" for 38th
Box 1 Folder 6
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union - Badges
1944-1980
Badges - ILGWU - "Delegate" for 25th (Boston, Mass. 1944), 29th (Atlantic City 1956), 34th (Miami Beach 1971), 35th (Miami Beach 1974), 37th (New York 1980) ; "Guest" for 32nd (Miami 1965), 34th (Miami 1971), 35th (Miami 1974), 37th (New York 1980) ; "First Vice Pres." & "Gen. Secy. Treas." for 33rd (Atlantic City 1968)
Box 1 Folder 7
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union & AFL-CIO - Badges
1961-1983
Badges - ILGWU - "Delegate" for 34th (Miami Beach 1971), 37th (New York 1980 ; "Guest" for 35th (Miami 1974), 37th (New York 1980), AFL-CIO - "Guest" for 5th biennial (New York 1963), 71st (New York 1962), 15th biennial (Hollywood, Fla 1963), 4th biennial (Miami 1961)
Box 1 Folder 8
Badges for N.J. State Federation of Labor, Military Order of Cootie, ILGWU
1944-1961
Badges - "N.J. State Federation of Labor…" (Newark, N.J. 1961 & Atlantic City, N.J. 1954) ; "Military Order of Cootie" ; "Int. Ladies Garment Workers Union, Union Made, ILGWU" ; "I.L.G.W.U. 28th Convention…" ; "Delegate pin with British and America flags, and Eagle ; pendant from a badge for "ILGWU" in the shape of a thread spool, dated 1940.
Box 1 Folder 9
Buttons and badges - miscellaneous
1948-1984
Buttons - "Israel Histadrut, National Convention…1950" ; "New York Convention Center, …1984" ; "International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 38th Convention…1983" ; badges - "Guest" of 90th Annual Convention, New York State Federation of Labor…1953" ; "Delegate" for 8th Annual Convention, New York...1946" ; "Delegate" for N.J. State Federation of Labor...1954"
Box 1 Folder 10
ILGWU - buttons
Buttons - "ILGWU, AFL-CIO, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Organized 1900"
Box 1 Folder 11
ILGWU - buttons
Buttons - "Contrato 88" ; "Contract 88" ; "Local 23-25 ILGWU" ; "Local 23-25, Committee to Defend the Union Contract, ILGWU", "Local 23-25, ILGWU, Shop Representative" ; "Save Our Jobs, ILGWU, Veto the Veto"
Box 1 Folder 12
ILGWU - buttons
Buttons - "Solidarity, American Movement" ; "Keep New York a Union Town" ; "Liberty & Union, ILGWU" ; "I Am An Active Retiree, "International Ladies'…" ; "Created with Pride in U.S.A." ; "Forward with Lewis and CIO" ; "10th Anniv. Antigua Workers Union" ; "ILGWU, Women's Health Brigade, 1942" ; "Union Defenders Committee..." ; "Look for our Label... We'll Look for Yours!"
Box 1 Folder 13
ILGWU - badges
1956-1965
Badges - "Press", "Honor Guest" for 29th Convention (Atlantic City) ; "Sergt. At Arms", "Honor Guest" , "Delegate" for 30th Convention (Miami Beach) ; "Delegate" for 31st Convention (Atlantic City) ; "Delegate", "Staff", "Guest", "Delegate" for 32nd Convention (Miami Beach) of the ILGWU, AFL-CIO.
Box 1 Folder 14
ILGWU - badges
1968-1983
Badges - "Guest", "President" for 33rd Convention (Atlantic City) ; "Guest", "Executive Pres.", "Delegate" for the 36th Convention (Hollywood, Fla.) ; "Guest" for 37th Convention (New York) ; "Exec. Vice Pres.", "Guest" for 38th Convention (Hollywood, Fla) of the ILGWU, AFL-CIO, CLC.
Box 1 Folder 15
ILGWU - badges
1937-1944
Badges - "Delegate", "Secretary", "Guest" for 25th Convention (Boston, Mass) of the ILGWU. "Committee" of the 23rd Convention (Atlantic City), "Delegate" of the 63rd Convention, New Jersey, State Federation of Labor, Atlantic City, New Jersey…1940"
Box 1 Folder 16
ILGWU - buttons & political buttons
Buttons - "Bill Clinton for President, ILGWU…" ; "McGovern" ; "Humphrey/Muskie" ; "Roosevelt, ILGWU" ; "Register Vote Nov. 2" ; "Harriman" ; "Carter/Mondale, ILGWU" ; "We Want "CHICK""
Box 1 Folder 17
ILGWU - badges
1947
Badges with bronze pendants - "Guest", "Delegate", "Sergt. At Arms" for 26th Convention, Cleveland, 1947, "International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union"
Box 1 Folder 18
ILGWU - badges
1937-1940
Badges - "Guest" for 23rd Convention, Atlantic City, 1937" ; "Delegate", "Staff", "Guest" for 40th Anniversary Convention, New York…" (pendants shaped like thread spools)
Box 1 Folder 19
AFL-CIO - badges
1955-1963
Badges - "Guest" for 1st Convention , New York City…1955" ; 2nd, 3rd, 5th Biennial Conventions, "Guest" & "Delegate", badges are gold and silver in color with an "AFL-CIO" pendant hanging from the bottom. Each badge has a raised picture of the city in which the convention was held.
Box 1 Folder 20
AFL-CIO - badges
1965-1985
Badges - "Guest" & "Delegate" for the 6th Biennial Convention…1965" (San Francisco, Calif) ; "Delegate" for the 7th…1967" (Bal Harbour, Fla) ; "Delegate" for the 13th & 16th…1979 & 1985" (Washington, DC, Anaheim, Calif). Badges are gold and silver in color
Box 1 Folder 21
AFL-CIO & ILGWU - badges
1932-1963
Badges - AFL-CIO - "Vice President" 3rd, 4th, 5thConstitutional Convention, Washington… ; "Guest" & "Gen. Sec. Treas. For 21 Convention… ; ILGWU - "Delegate" for 23 Convention… ; 28th Convention ; "Exec.-Sec'y" for 23rd Convention.
Box 1 Folder 22
Badges and ribbons, miscellaneous organizations
1914-1970
Badges - "Vice President, G.E.B., Bienvenu a Montreal Welcome. International Ladies'…1937" ; "Delegate, The National Grange, 104th Annual Session…1970 (New York State, AFL-CIO) ; "New York Cloak Joint Board…1945" ; "Honored Guest, 25th Biennial Convention - Atlantic City...1966" ; "Joint Board Cloak & Skirt Makers..."
Box 1 Folder 23
Miscellaneous pendants, pins & badges.
1918-1985
Ribbon - "Labor's Non-Partisan League of New Jersey…" ; pendants for ILGWU, AFL-CIO ; badge for AFL-CIO ; pins - ILGWU ; assorted gold & bronze in color
Box 1 Folder 24
Miscellaneous pins, push pins, money clip, tie tack, key chain
pins from ILGWU, AFL-CIO, GTB, LID, SindicatoTextil, N.U.T.G.W., K. of C. ; tie tacks not labelled, money clip from ILGWU
Box 1 Folder 25
Miscellaneous memorabilia
1964-1995
2 badges from "Miami Beach, Florida, June 1995", name badges with red/white/blue "Delegate" ribbons attached to pendant - "ILGWU, 42nd Convention …" ; paper ribbon, red/white/blue - "Fight for the living, Pray for the dead" ; gold medal commemorating the "First Union Health Center"
Box 2 Folder 1
ILGWU - scrapbook articles
Articles about ILGWU in English, but, majority are Yiddish.
Box 2 Folder 2
ILGWU - notes on strikes that took place
Notes taken about individual strikes that took place within branches of the ILGWU
Box 2 Folder 3
Leon Stein, library request sheets
Copies of request sheets from Leon Stein for books and articles at the New York Public Library
Box 2 Folder 4
Justice articles laminated to plaques
1964
Two wooden plaques with issues of "Justice" laminated to the front. Issues, from Jan. 15 & April 1, 1964 (vol. XLVI, no.2 & XLVI, no.7)
Box 2 Folder 5
Plaques, one with a Justice article, and on from the United Jewish Appeal
1964
Two wooden plaques one with an issue of Justice from April 15, 1964 (vol. XLVI, no. 8) and one is a Founder's Certificate from the United Jewish Appeal.
Box 2 Folder 6
Photograph of an Union label
Black and white photograph of an Union label with lettering - "Int. Ladies Garment Workers Union, Union Made, ILGWU, AFL-CIO" ; "Made in the U.S.A."
Box 2 Folder 7
Pot holders, ILGWU
Two pot holders made from material with the ILGWU label as part of the design.
Box 2 Folder 8
Buttons & material chalk
Buttons of different shapes and designs, used in garment factories, and chalk/crayons used to mark the material for sewing/cutting.
Box 2 Folder 9
Satin scarf - ILGWU
1953
Satin scarf, green, white, orange from the twenty- eighth convention of the ILGWU, May 1953 in Chicago.
Box 2 Folder 10
Satin scarf - ILGWU
1950
Satin scarf, blue, yellow, white from the 'Golden Jubilee' of the ILGWU, 1900-1950.
Box 2 Folder 11
ILGWU t-shirt
White t-shirt with the ILGWU union label on the front, owned by Eva Rosenberg and donated by Bernice E. Kalaminsky.
Box 2 Folder 12
ILGWU - cloth
Small amount of cloth with the ILGWU union label on it. Red, blue, green, yellow, flowered, polka dot, and checkered design.
Box 2 Folder 13
Bound arbitration hearing between American Cloak and Suit Manufacturers' Assoc. & ILGWU
1926
Bound book with details of the arbitration hearing between American Cloak and Suit… and ILGWU
Box 2 Folder 14
ILGWU - Apron
Apron made from material for the ILGWU with the union label on it. Material is Red, blue, green, yellow, flowered, polka dot, and checkered in design.
Box 2 Folder 15
ILGWU - miscellaneous memorabilia
Paper hats - "Roll Back Imports" & "Save Garment Jobs" each with the ILGWU label on it. Blue cloth hat with the ILGWU label affixed to it.Two ILGWU sewing kits. Two ball point pens & a pencil advertising the ILGWU. Cloth union label, w/ILGWU symbol on it. Pin, sticker and magnet, memo book and sponge all advertising ILGWU. "Honorary Life Membership" card.
Box 2 Folder 16
ILGWU - miscellaneous memorabilia
Paper hats - "Roll Back Imports" & "Save Garment Jobs" each with the ILGWU label on it. Blue cloth hat with the ILGWU label affixed to it. Two ILGWU sewing kits. Two ball point pens & a pencil advertising the ILGWU. Cloth union label, w/ILGWU symbol on it. Pin, sticker and magnet, memo book and sponge all advertising ILGWU. "Honorary Life Membership" card.
Box 2 Folder 17
Union Health Center, watch
Gold plated watch with black band, writing on face "First Union Health Center, ILGWU"
Box 2 Folder 18
ILGWU - miscellaneous buttons and pendants, memorabilia
1965
Buttons - one is a picture of three men (Louis Hyman, Bourockovitch, ?), one "ILGWU, AFL-CIO, Organised 1900". Pendants from medals, and a tool that appears to have been used in a textile factory to cut threads.
Box 2 Folder 19
ILGWU - miscellaneous memorabilia
1912-1947
Two ribbons - "Cloak & Skirt Makers Union I.L.G.W.U., New York, Labor Day, 1912", "Skirt & Cloth Dressmakers Union L. 23…". Pendant from 26th Convention (Cleveland, 1947) and sticker advertising ILGWU in Spanish.
Box 2 Folder 20
ILGWU, shopping bags
Plastic shopping bag with handle, red/white/blue, with lettering "ILGWU" all over it, and "Look for the Union Label" on the front, along with the ILGWU label.
Box 2 Folder 21
ILGWU - Constitution and receipt book
1914
Small bound book, Constitution and receipt book of Abraham Barroff (in Yiddish)
Box 2 Folder 22
ILGWU - badge
1911
Badge - "Ex. Board", "Cloak Tailors Union, Local 9, We Mourn Our Loss, April 5, 1911" -- Black ribbon on gold badge with tarnished tassels.
Box 2 Folder 23
Miscellaneous buttons
"No NAFTA" ; "Failure is Not and Option, New York State AFL-CIO" ; "Fight for the living!, Workers Memorial Day - April 28" ; "No SCABS" ; "New York State AFL-CIO, I Love NY Products" ; "New York Workers Working Together, Dinkins, For a Better New York"
Box 2 Folder 24
ILGWU key chain and button
Key chain (6 the same) - "ILGWU, Union Made, Local 23-25" ; button - "The Union for me I.L.G.W.U."
Box 2 Folder 25
ILGWU - misc. buttons, pins
pins - "Local 55, U.D.C., ILGWU" ; "24th Convention, ILGWU, 1940, New York" ; buttons - "No NAFTA, AFL-CIO" ; "SIAMO UNO NEL '91" ; "ILGWU, Made in U.S.A." ; "UNIDOS en 1994" ; "Support the Copper Strikers" ; "Union Contract…" ; "On the move, ILGWU, Fortieth Convention, Hollywood, Florida, June 1989"
Box 2 Folder 26
ILGWU - misc. buttons
1988-1993
"I Support the Rank & File of Local 155, ILGWU" ; "ILGWU for Mayor Dinkins '93…" ; "Local 155 I'm Registered to Vote" ; "Contract '88" ; "Local 155, ILGWU" ; "We are ONE in '91" ; "ILGWU for Dinkins…"
Box 2 Folder 27
ILGWU , vented caps
Vented caps (hats), blue & white with lettering "ILGWU" and the ILGWU label, made in the U.S.A.
Box 2 Folder 28
ILGWU - neck ties
Gray, maroon, and blue neck ties, "Look For the Union Label"
Box 2 Folder 29
AFL-CIO plastic cup
White cup with lettering "Union Privilege, AFL-CIO
Box 3 Folder 1
Wooden desk note pad, engraved for David Dubinsky
Wooden desk note pad holder, with a gold name plate on the top "To David Dubinsky From A.M.C. and B.W. of N.A.
Box 3 Folder 2
Paper weight from the National Conference of Christians and Jews
1963
Paper weight, two sided - side one -- picture of a globe with lettering "National Conference Brotherhood of Christians and Jews" ; side two -- "Mass Media Award to International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union…1963"
Box 3 Folder 3
Sealmaker for the Apparel Job Training and Research Corp.
1978
Silver hand held sealmaker - the seal has wording "Apparel Job Training and Research Corporation, Corporate Seal, 1978, New York"
Box 3 Folder 4
Sealmaker for the Italian Suit & Skirt Makers Union of New York
Black sealmaker--seal wording is "Italian Cloak & Skirt Makers Union of New York, Local No. 48, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, A.F. of L…."
Box 4 Folder 1
Ceramic bust of David Dubinsky
1952
Ceramic bust by Arturo Sofo, left side David Dubinsky's face.
Box 5 Folder 1
Satin banner 'Golden Jubilee' of the ILGWU, 1900-1950.
1950
Satin banner, blue, yellow, white from the 'Golden Jubilee' of the ILGWU, 1900-1950. [Large version of the scarf in box 2, folder 10]
Box 6 Folder 1
Knives
Two sharp knives shaped like machete, used for cutting cloth in factories.
Box 7 Folder 1
Knife
One sharp knife shaped like a machete, used for cutting cloth in factories.
Box 8 Folder 1
ILGWU banner
Satin banner, red with yellow lettering, fringe and tassels. "International Ladies Garment Workers Union ; Local No. 116 ; Fort Wayne Indiana", in the center of the banner is the ILGWU emblem (eagle with spread wings…).
Box 9.1 Folder 1
ILGWU banner
Indigo and gold banner with lettering "Knitgoods Workers Union, Local 155, International ladies Garment workers Union, AFL-CIO, Org. 1933, New York City" ; donated by UNITE Local 155
Box 9.2 Folder 1
ILGWU banner
White nylon banner with the ILGWU Union Label printed on the front.
Box 9.3 Folder 1
ILGWU banner
Box 10 Folder 1
ILGWU badges (dupls.)
Box 11 Folder 1
ILGWU badges (dupls.)
Box 12 Folder 1
ILGWU badges (dupls.)
Box 13 Folder 1
Official dues cards
1972-1977
Yearly dues cards, held by Lois Hartel.
Box 13 Folder 2
ILGWU - Miscellaneous labels
Cloth, paper "Union Labels", some used in factories to be sewn into clothing, others used as patches. Some paper stickers with the 'Union Label' on them.
Box 13 Folder 3
ILGWU - paper hats and sweat band
Paper and cloth hats from ILGWU conventions
Box 13 Folder 4
ILGWU - souvenirs
Souvenirs - plastic rulers, letter openers and other misc. items
Box 13 Folder 5
ILGWU - souvenirs
Souvenirs - plastic ice scraper, rubber sponges with lettering about the ILGWU on them.
Box 13 Folder 6
ILGWU - campaign flyers
Campaign flyers and mailers sent out for Clinton Presidential campaign.
Box 13 Folder 7
ILGWU - booklets
Consumer booklets put out by ILGWU
Box 13 Folder 8
ILGWU - Miscellaneous souvenirs
Sewing kits, rulers, 'shopping list' cards, etc., all with ILGWU info on them.
Box 13 Folder 9
ILGWU - Miscellaneous souvenirs
Sewing kits, rain hats, note pads, etc.
Box 13 Folder 10
ILGWU - Tie
Navy blue tie with the union label stitched onto it.
Box 13 Folder 11
ILGWU - Miscellaneous souvenirs
Gold lighter, watch with union label as the face of the watch, jack knife
Box 13 Folder 12
ILGWU - buttons
1994
"Boycott Volunteer, ILGWU" ; "United in 1994" [engl., fre., spa.] ; "Clinton/Gore, It's Time for Change!" [union label] ; "Save Our Jobs, VETO the VETO, ILGWU" ; "…Roll back IMPORTS…"
Box 13 Folder 13
ILGWU - buttons
1994
"Jane Wyman was right" ; "Clinton/Gore…" ; two with union label on front ; "Liberty & Union, ILGWU" [with Statue of Liberty face] ; "ILGWU Price Watch Monitor" ; "I was there to roll back imports, April 10, 1985, Harrisburg, PA" ; "UNITI nel 1994"
Box 13 Folder 14
ILGWU - buttons
"SIAMO, UNO, Nel '91" ; "The Union for me I.L.G.W.U." ; "Contract '88" ; "ILGWU is family, American Family Celebration, Working for Change, May 14, 1988" ; others are duplicates.
Box 13 Folder 15
ILGWU - buttons
"The Union for me, I.L.G.W.U." ; "Support Your Local Garment" ; two - "Look for the ILGWU Union Label" ; some dupls.
Box 13 Folder 16
ILGWU - Miscellaneous buttons
Buttons in several languages.
Box 13 Folder 17
ILGWU - Miscellaneous
Buttons, pins, badge, tie tack, cuff links. Pins are dupls. Badge - "Delegate" from the 39th Convention. Gold tie tack and matching cuff links with the ILGWU Union label on them.
Box 13 Folder 18
ILGWU - Badges, buttons, UNITE badge
Buttons - "Tell Congress NO NAFTA" ; other items all duplicate things already in the collection
Box 13 Folder 19
ILGWU - Badges, tie tack, cuff links, buttons
Buttons - duplicates
Box 13 Folder 20
ILGWU - Patches, buttons, pins, etc.
Most duplicate others in the collection, we have one unique that is triangle shaped, with pictures of an iron, scissors, sewing machine - "ILGWU, UIOVD", [Canadian Maple Leaf]
Box 13 Folder 21
ILGWU - Miscellaneous souvenirs
Most have ILGWU label on them, others duplicate items in the collection.
Box 13 Folder 22
ILGWU - sign
Sign made of paper over foam, light brown with dark brown lettering - "Int'l. Ladies' Garment Workers Union, A.F. of L.", "1000190"
Box 13 Folder 23
ILGWU - Pins, buttons
Pin shaped like the letters of ILGWU, gold with white stones, buttons - "Health Care For All", "Plastic, Metal, Trucking, Warehouse & Allied Worker's Union…."
Box 13 Folder 24
CLUW [Coalition of Labor Union Women] - Patches, book mark
1999
Patch - "CLUW" ; book mark - "We didn't come here to swap recipes NOT THEN, 1974-NOT NOW, 1999!"
Box 13 Folder 25
Bronzed shoe
1969
One shoe bronzed as a 'souvenir' - "Lost by a scab who was later arrested, during the Dunkirk Lingerie Strike, 1969 in Dunkirk, NY."
Box 14 Folder 1
ILGWU clothing labels
Various styles, sizes and shapes of 'Union Labels' used in clothing. All the labels have the ILGWU union bug on them
Box 14 Folder 2
ILGWU aprons
2 cloth aprons each with different material having the ILGWU union label on it. One apron is flowered and the other is a patchwork design.
Box 14 Folder 3
ILGWU aprons
3 cloth aprons all are white with blue Union Labels printed on them
Box 14 Folder 4
ILGWU scarves
3 satin scarves, all are red and white with blue Union Labels and "ILGWU" printed on them.
Box 14 Folder 5
ILGWU button-up cotton shirt
Button-up cotton shirt, flowered with the ILGWU Union Label printed on it.
Box 14 Folder 6
ILGWU 'convention' fans
1992
Paddle fans (souvenirs) from the "41st ILGWU Convention, June 12, 1992, Fountainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida"
Box 14 Folder 7
ILGWU shower cap
White shower cap with blue ILGWU Union label printed on it.
Box 14 Folder 8
ILGWU flowered cotton material pieces
Pieces of cotton material, red, blue, yellow roses, with the ILGWU Union label printed in between the flowers.
Box 14 Folder 9
ILGWU plastic 'bag'
White plastic drawstring bag with blue 'ILGWU Union Labels' printed on it.
Box 14 Folder 10
ILGWU plastic aprons
Two aprons are flowered plastic with blue 'ILGWU Union Labels' printed on them. One apron is white with the blue union label printed on it.
Box 14 Folder 11
ILGWU cotton window curtain
ILGWU cotton window curtain
Box 14 Folder 12
ILGWU cotton window curtain
Two window curtains with tie backs, patchwork designed material with "ILGWU Union Label" printed in some of the squares of the design.
Box 14 Folder 13
ILGWU ball point pen and key chain
Ball point pen and key chain, black with gold lettering "International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union"
Box 14 Folder 14
Unit House silver spoon
Silver spoon (souvenir) with a picture of a deer on the top of the handle with "Unity House, PA." in raised lettering.
Box 14 Folder 15
AFL-CIO News, vol. XXVI, No. 39, Sept. 26, 1981
1981
"Solidarity Day!" issue of AFL-CIO News
Box 14 Folder 16
Justice, Vol. LXIII, No. 9, September 1981, No. 10 October 1981
1981
"Solidarity Day!" issues of Justice
Box 14 Folder 17
Newspaper articles about Solidarity Day
1981-1982
Pamphlets - Talking Union, No. 3, January 1982 ; Federationist, August & October 1981 ; Memo from Cope, September & October 1981 ; Pennsylvania Public Interest Coalition, October 1981 ; and articles from The Washington Post and The New York Times ; 2 postcards
Box 14 Folder 18
Solidarity Day banner, visor
1981
Visor - "NAACP, Solidarity Day, March on Washington". Banner - "March for Jobs-Justice-Human Rights-Social Progress-AFL-CIO, Solidarity Day…On the National Mall, Washington, D.C."
Box 14 Folder 19
ILGWU -- buttons, campaign stickers
1983
Buttons - White with yellow trim - "Local 23-25 - ILGWU, Shop Rep…" ; White with yellow trim - "Local 23-25 - ILGWU, Rep de Taller…" ; (2) - 1-White with black lettering & 1- White with blue lettering - "International Ladies'…Roll-Back Imports, Washington, D.C., May 4, 1983…" Stickers - booklet of stickers that look like $1 stamps - "I did my share, voluntarily contributed, receipt issued by ILGWU...Roosevelt-Truman"
Box 14 Folder 20
ILGWU - ball point pens, markers, pencil
9 ball point pens, 1 pencil and 2 markers - "Save a Job: Look for the Union Label" ; 4 ball point pens - "Look for the Union Label, You'll Know it's American-Made" ; 1 marker for "80th Anniversary, Northeast, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Dept." ; 1 ball point pen for "Thirty-eighth Convention, Hollywood, Florida..." ; 1 ball point pen each for - "Atlantic Apparel Contr. Assoc.", "Northeastern, Western Pa. and Ohio Department", "International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union..." and "Coalition of Labor Union Women"
Box 14 Folder 21
ILGWU bookends
Plastic and metal bookends with lettering "Int. Ladies Garment Workers Union, Union Made, ILGWU, AFL- CIO, Made in U.S.A."
Box 14 Folder 22
Coalition of Labor Union Women, paper weight
White marble with metal seal of the "Coalition of Labor Union Workers"
Box 14 Folder 23
ILGWU - decks of playing cards
2 decks of playing cards, in a plastic box with lettering "Int. Ladies Garment Workers Union, Union Made, ILGWU, AFL-CIO", "Symbol of Decency Fair Labor Standards and the American Way of Life"
Box 14 Folder 24
Unity House picture viewers
2 souvenir picture viewers one with lettering "Unity House, Famed Pocono Resort Hotel", one has a photo of some unidentified women
Box 14 Folder 25
ILGWU Mug and Unity House plastic cup
Plastic cup/glass with lettering "Unity House, Famed Pocono Resort Hotel" and plastic mug with lettering "If it's gonna be it's up to me a Union Woman" with the ILGWU union bug
Box 14 Folder 26
ILGWU wrist watch
Wrist watch with brown leatherette band, and the ILGWU union bug on the face of it.
Box 14 Folder 27
ILGWU rubber stamp
Rubber stamp with ILGWU union label
Box 14 Folder 28
ILGWU - wooden block
Wooden block written on with a pen, signed by some union members. Carved on one side is "Int. Ladies Garment, Union Made, ILGWU, AFL-CIO Workers Union"
Box 15 Folder 1
Miscellaneous name cards, ribbons, etc.
1995-1997
Name tags for Joseph Lombardo, [UNITE, Local 155, Retiree] -- 2 red ribbons - [Delegate]
Box 15 Folder 2
Roll of adhesive labels -
1994
White labels with Red and Blue lettering - "UNITED in 1994" with a 'Union Label'
Box 15 Folder 3
Hand book for Label Custodians
1924
"Hand book on the Sanitary Label" - binding is weak, but bound booklet for use by Label Custodians
Box 15 Folder 4
Miscellaneous - adhesive union labels, booklet of ILGWU stamps, glass cleaning cloth
Glass cleaning cloth - "Symbol of decency, fair labor standards and the American way of life." ; Monthly per capita (1000 stamps) all "ILGWU" ; bumper stickers "Please look for this union label when you shop!" [purple with white lettering]
Box 15 Folder 5
Stencils for posters
Purple stencils to use to print posters - "TONITE! George Meany…etc.
Box 15 Folder 6
"Union Shop" signs, a California Legislature Assembly, Certificate of Recognition, and a program from the Northern California Labor Hall of Fame…
1990
Signs - "Union Shop, Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cleaners and Dye Workers…" ; "Union Shop, this is to certify that this Laundry Establishment is in accordance…." ; program - Northern California Labor Hall of Fame…July 27, 1990…" ; "Certificate of Recognition - Presented to Jenny Matyas...."
Box 15 Folder 7
Miscellaneous - aspirin box, mirror, calendars
1974-1977
Pocket calendars advertising ILGWU, for both 1974 and 1977, pocket - flip open mirror, with advertising for the ILGWU on the inside of cover, box made to hold a few aspirin with advertising for the ILGWU on the cover.
Box 15 Folder 8
Miscellaneous - hat, pencil, rulers, key chains, sewing kit
All items advertise the ILGWU
Box 15 Folder 9
Paper tape measure, gold medallion
1964
Medallion - "First Union Health Center, Fiftieth Anniversary…" back side - "On November 20, 1963, President John Kennedy signed the act of the U.S. Congress authorizing the medal to commemorate the ….", Paper tape measure - white with red and blue lettering
Box 15 Folder 10
Sample ballot for Knitgoods Workers' Union, Local 155. Certificate from the National Council of Senior Citizens. Dues card from the ILGWU, Local 155. Memo
1968-1989
Certificate - "New York State Council of Senior Citizens…the Retired Officers Club of the ILGWU is an Official Member group…." ; Sample ballot for information purposes ; Empty dues card ; Minutes from a meeting June 12-14, 1972
Box 15 Folder 11
Paper weight
1983
Gold and black metal paper weight - "Knitgoods Workers Union, ILGWU, AFL-CIO, 50th Anniversary 1983"
Box 15 Folder 12
ILGWU - 'hats'
All hats are red/white/blue - "ILGWU" with a union label printed on them.
Box 15 Folder 13
ILGWU - 'hats'
All hats are red/white/blue - "ILGWU" with a union label printed on them.
Box 15 Folder 14
Knitgoods Workers Union - key chain
1973
Gold key chain with green background. "Knitgoods Workers Union, Local 155, 40th Anniversary, 1933-1973"
Box 15 Folder 15
ILGWU - 'hats'
All hats are red/white/blue - "ILGWU" with a union label printed on them.
Box 15 Folder 16
ILGWU Convention 'fan'
1992
Souvenir 'fan' from the "41st ILGWU Convention, June 12, 1992, Fountainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida"
Box 15 Folder 17
ILGWU - 'hats'
All hats are red/white/blue - "ILGWU" with a union label printed on them.
Box 15 Folder 18
ILGWU - 'hats'
All hats are red/white/blue - "ILGWU" with a union label printed on them.
Box 15 Folder 19
ILGWU - 'hats'
All hats are red/white/blue - "ILGWU" with a union label printed on them.
Box 15 Folder 20
Bus tickets for Local 155, ILGWU 25th Jubilee Outing
1958
Bus tickets - "Local 155, ILGWU, 25th Jubilee Outing, June 27-29, 1958, for one person from New York to Unity House" and tickets for the return trip
Box 15 Folder 21
Miscellaneous
1918-1975
"Anti-Nazism, Fascism, ILGWU $50,000 Fund 25[cents]"- stamp booklet ; envelope with a cancelled "Collective Bargaining' stamp ; "Certificate Day's Work", "Relief day for war sufferers, Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1918…." ; card with announcement in English, Hebrew and Italian - "To all White Goods Workers, all employees of your shop are requested to attend an Important Meeting....Local 62"
Box 15 Folder 22
Local signs for ILGWU convention tables, and wooden block holders
Local signs for ILGWU Convention tables and wooden block holders. It was a tradition for Union members to bang the blocks on the Convention tables to signify their approval or disapproval.