ILGWU Miscellaneous Audio Cassettes

Collection Number: 5780/134 AV

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU Miscellaneous Audio Cassettes, 1953-1984
Collection Number:
5780/134 AV
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
Quantity:
16 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Audiovisual materials.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Audio recordings of ILGWU interviews including "Pins and Needles" cast, Dan Meyers, Lee Morrison Cooley, Clara Larsen and Rebecca Leff, Herman Rotsten and Alma Charmer Rotsten, Ida Mandell, as well as other miscellaneous interviews, conferences and meetings
Language:
Collection material in English


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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union

Subjects:
Clothing workers--Labor unions--New York (State)--New York
Women's clothing industry--Labor unions--New York (State)--New York
Industrial relations- -New York (State)--New York

Form and Genre Terms:
Audiovisual materials.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
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Cite As:
ILGWU Miscellaneous Audio Cassettes #5780/134 AV. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records

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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
Box 117 Item 1 1978
See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
Box 118 Item 1 1978
See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
Box 120 Item 1 1978
See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
Box 121 Item 1 1978
See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
Box 129 Item 1 1978
See transcripts in Series X, Speeches, 5780/083, Sol Chaikin Papers
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