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5541 Philip Taft : papers, 1840-1976
16 linear feet.
Subject files and research notes, which Philip Taft gathered in preparation of his book manuscripts. Included are numerous original documents, which are interspersed throughout the research notes. Particularly well documented subjects are: organized labor abroad; the AFL-CIO’s position on foreign affairs; maritime unions; labor and the National Industrial Recovery Act; labor and the National Labor Relations Board; racketeering; labor and the steel industry; teachers’ unions; and the two World Wars.

5615 Sanford E. Thompson Papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935.
8.4 linear feet.
Consist of documentation of Thompson’s work in developing procedures for job design, work measurement, and operations planning.

5676 International Fur and Leather Workers' Union. Records, 1913-1955.
32 linear ft.
Founded in 1913, the International Fur and Leather Workers Union was a craft-based organization with a long history of radicalism. The records, 1913-1955, comprise General Executive Board minutes, administrative records, local union correspondence, and papers of union officers. Well documented are the union’s organizing efforts, the internal struggles against corruption, and the radical activities of its members. Much material pertains to the effects of conservative pressures on its leaders-- particularly Ben Gold—to renounce their radical persuasion.

5780 International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Records, 1906-1985 , 1923-1984 (bulk).
888.6 linear feet.
Archives of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) which document the history of the most significant labor union representing workers in the women's garment industry in the United States and Canada.

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