ILGWU David Dubinsky Memorabilia

Collection Number: 5780/002 MB

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


ILGWU David Dubinsky Memorabilia, 1964-1975
Collection Number:
5780/002 MB
Dubinsky, David International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
This collection consists of memorabilia, originally received with collection 5780/002. Scrapbooks, awards, buttons, badges, union dues books, passports, and correspondence are some of the items included in this collection.
Collection material in English


Founded in 1900 by local union delegates representing about 2,000 members in cities in the northeastern United States, the ILGWU grew in geographical scope, membership size, 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. In 1995, the ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).

Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982
American Federation of Labor
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

Labor leaders

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Cite As:
ILGWU David Dubinsky Memorabilia #5780/002 MB. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Related Collections:
5780/002: ILGWU David Dubinsky Correspondence
5780/002 AV: ILGWU David Dubinsky Audio Recordings
5780/002 P: ILGWU David Dubinsky Photographs
5780/136: ILGWU David Dubinsky Scrapbooks
5780/179 MB: ILGWU David Dubinsky Memorabilia
5780/179 P: ILGWU David Dubinsky Photographs


Box 1 Folder 1 1964
Box 1 Folder 2 1975
Box 1 Folder 3 1949
Box 1 Folder 4
Box 2 Folder 1
Box 2 Folder 2
Box 2 Folder 3 1910-1954
Box 2 Folder 4
Box 2 Folder 5 1951
Box 2 Folder 6 1963
Box 3 Folder 1 1925-1964
also - Bank book ; Membership cards ; International Certificates of Vaccination ; Pipe Club, membership card ; Presidents' National Labor-Management Conference (1945) ; United Nations ; Board of Elections ; Building and Construction Trades Dept. Quarterly Working Card ; Chicago Journeymen Plumbers [8 cards, 1 bank book, 1 vaccination certificate, 3 Socialist cards, 9 passports]
Box 3 Folder 2
Coin "1 1930" ; lapel pin "UAW" ; lapel pin "JFTWU" ; coin "Dept. of Labor United States of America" ; 2 Canadian coins, too worn to easily read ; Key chains 2 "Popular Price Dress Contractors Association, Inc." ; tie clip "JFTWU" ; Engraved (Large) souvenir coins "David Dubinsky, Award for Excellence presented by New York City Diamond Jubilee Committee, 189801973, John V. Lindsay , Mayor, Lewis Rubin, Chairman" ; "Unione Mondiale ORT, Congresso Per L85 Mo Anniversario" ; Print plate "Pace One Award" ; Sheet of buttons/pins "Roosevelt Elector David Dubinsky" ; Sheet of medals ; "7th Biennial Convention AFL-CIO Guest" ; Thirty-First Convention 1982 Atlantic City President" ; "Catholic War Veterans Award" ; Thirty-Fifth Convention 1974 ILGWU Honor Guest" ; "Distinguished Guest 16th Convention UAW Atlantic City -- 1957" ; "Special Convention AFL Chicago, August 11, 1955 7th Vice President" ; Guest Seventh Convention NYC May 1950" ; "AFL" "Twelfth Vice-President Oct. 7, 1946, Chicago" ; Key with felt patch "Istituto F.D. Roosevelt" ; Copper plate ""David Dubinsky Presented to our President in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Revolution of 1848, by the Italian Cloakmakers Union Local 48, ILGWU, New York 1948, E. Molisani, Mgr."
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Box 3 Folder 7