George Humphreys Tichenor III Personal Papers

Collection Number: 5239

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


George Humphreys Tichenor III Personal Papers, 1938-1961
Collection Number:
Tichenor, George Humphreys, III
2 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Clippings (information artifacts), drafts (documents), reprints .
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
The collection consists of part of his personal papers. The union publications he edited will be found in the ILR Library and the Cooperator in Mann Library.
Collection material in English


George Tichenor III was born in New Orleans, La., on December 17, 1906, to George Humphreys Tichenor, Jr., a doctor and Gertrude Belknap. He was educated at Tulane University in New Orleans. He served as a cub reporter on the Picayune and later became a free lance writer and photographer.
He was the author of two popular novels, "Gibson" and "Manhattan Prodigal." As a free lance writer he contributed travel articles to the New York Times and many other publications. Two of his photographs appeared in the Saturday Evening Post series, "Face of America." He used pen names Gilbert Tolman, Ted Gilbert son and George Thompson as well as his own.
He was interested in the cooperative movement in the United States and served as editor of the Co-operator published by the Eastern Cooperation League from 1939-1948. He also edited Co-op Highlights and was active in the cooperative housing movement in New York City. During the second World War, he was a special consultant to the O.P.A. on consumer needs.
He was an accomplished labor Journalist, editing "The Hat Worker" of the United Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers and the "Spotlight" for the United Wire, Metal and Machine Health and Welfare Fund, Local l6l4 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Local 8lO of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
The Hat Worker says of him "George Tichenor contributed scores of memorable feature articles to our publication on every phase of union activities, the labor-movement, social issues and topics of general reader interest. In 1951, under his editorship, The Hat Worker was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Eastern Labor Press Conference "for excellency in form and content." In 1953, his story about organizational activities in Medfield, Mass., titled "When the Union Came To Town," received the top award of the International Labor Press Association."
Mr. Tichenor also served on the state executive, committee of the Liberal Party of New York State.


Includes routine correspondence, reprints of articles, and newspaper clippings relating to the following issues: consumer and housing cooperatives; the role of labor unions in the cooperative movement; prospective new housing cooperatives to be built in New York City; support of the cooperative movement for the Tennessee Valley Authority; the financial condition of the Cooperator, organ of the Eastern Cooperative League; the economic condition of the hat and cap industry; the problems of small, economically marginal operations in the hat industry; the use of polls for discerning trends in consumer buying habits and public opinion in local elections; the role of labor in politics; the impact of tariffs on foreign imports of hats; the Taft-Hartley Act; support for the Liberal Party in New York; the impact of inflation on the cooperative movement; the American Labor Health Association; competition in the insurance industry; the contributions of Edward A. Filene to the credit union movement; the League of Nations; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; consumer cooperatives; significant innovations in the retail distribution field; costs of medical care; anti-Semitism; and communism.
Also contains numerous reprints, rough drafts, newspaper clippings, and routine correspondence relating to Tichenor's various journalistic efforts.
The collection consists of part of his personal papers. The union publications he edited will be found in the ILR Library and the Cooperator in Mann Library.

Filene, Edward Albert, 1860-1937
Tichenor, George, 1906-1959.
American Labor Health Association
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
Eastern Cooperatives, inc.
League of Nations
Liberal Party of New York State
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947.

Anti-communist movements--United States.
Antisemitism--United States.
Consumer cooperatives--United States.
Credit unions--United States.
Hat trade--Economic aspects--United States.
Housing, Cooperative--United States.
Labor unions--United States--Political activity.
Labor and laboring classes. United States. Medical care.

Form and Genre Terms:
Clippings (information artifacts)
Drafts (documents)


Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
George Humphreys Tichenor III Personal Papers #5239. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Box 1 Folder 1 1952
Box 1 Folder 2 1952-1958
Box 1 Folder 3 1956-1957
Box 1 Folder 4 1950-1959
Box 1 Folder 5 1938
Box 1 Folder 6 1957-1959
Box 1 Folder 7 1949-1958
Box 1 Folder 8 1951-1959
Box 1 Folder 9 1958-1959
Box 1 Folder 10 1959
Box 1 Folder 11 1956-1959
Box 1 Folder 12 1951-1959
Box 1 Folder 13 1952
Box 1 Folder 14 1958
Box 1 Folder 15 1959
Box 1 Folder 16 1951-1958
Box 1 Folder 17 1957
Box 1 Folder 18 1959
Box 1 Folder 19 1958
Box 1 Folder 20 1958
Box 1 Folder 21 1951-1958
Box 1 Folder 22
Box 1 Folder 23 1958-1959
Box 1 Folder 24 1959
Box 1 Folder 25 1958-1960
Box 1 Folder 26 1958
Box 1 Folder 27 1957
Box 1 Folder 28
Box 1 Folder 29 1957
Box 1 Folder 30 1955-1956
Box 1 Folder 31 1961
Box 1 Folder 32 1957
Box 1 Folder 33 1952
Box 1 Folder 34 1956
Box 1 Folder 35 1959
Box 1 Folder 36 1959
Box 1 Folder 37 1957
Box 1 Folder 38 1956-1957
Box 1 Folder 39 1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 40 1951
Box 1 Folder 41 1956
Box 1 Folder 42 1952
Box 1 Folder 43 1949
Box 1 Folder 44 1955-1958
Box 1 Folder 45 1959
Box 1 Folder 46 1951
Box 1 Folder 47 1936-1958
Box 1 Folder 48 1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 5
Box 2 Folder 4
Box 2 Folder 3
Box 2 Folder 2
Box 2 Folder 1