ILGWU Graphics

Collection Number: 5780 G

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU Graphics, 1944-1982
Collection Number:
5780 G
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
Quantity:
4.9 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Graphics, cameraless animation .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection contains assorted publications, as well as graphics, advertisments and posters created by or used by the ILGWU.
Language:
Collection material in English, Chinese


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.
Textile workers--Labor unions.

Form and Genre Terms:
Graphics.
Cameraless animation.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
ILGWU Graphics #5780 G. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780/109: ILGWU Broadside Collection

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 3 1936
Box 1 Folder 4 1932
Box 1 Folder 5 1926-1941
Box 1 Folder 6 1946-1960
Box 1 Folder 7 1926
Box 1 Folder 8 1913-1917
Box 1 Folder 9 1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 10 1963
Box 1 Folder 11 1980
Box 1 Folder 12 1954-1966
Box 1 Folder 13 1953-1961
Box 1 Folder 14 1930
Box 1 Folder 15 1924-1933
Box 1 Folder 16 1927-1928
Box 1 Folder 17 1927
Box 1 Folder 18 1943
Box 1 Folder 19 1935-1935
Box 1 Folder 20 1927
Box 1 Folder 21 1936
Box 1 Folder 22 1940
Box 1 Folder 23 1957
Box 1 Folder 24 1941
Box 1 Folder 25 1930
Box 1 Folder 26 1934
Box 1 Folder 27 1938-1939
Box 1 Folder 28 1935
Box 1 Folder 29 1926-1938
Box 1 Folder 30 1937-1941
Box 2 Folder 1
Assorted advertisement boards and advertisement ideas
Box 3 Folder 1
Assorted advertisement boards and advertisement ideas
Box 4 Folder 1
Assorted advertisement boards and advertisement ideas
Box 11 Folder 1
Box 12 Folder 1
Writing style examples ; Advertising ideas ; News paper article examples ; copies of news paper articles ; templates for advertising
Box 13 Folder 1
Box 13 Folder 2
Box 13 Folder 3
Box 14 Folder 1
Box 15 Folder 1
Box 16 Folder 1
Box 17 Folder 1
Box 18 Folder 1
Box 19 Folder 1
Box 20 Folder 1
Box 21 Folder 1
Box 22 Folder 1 1934
Box 23 Folder 1
Box 24 Folder 1 1957
8 small posters
Box 24 Folder 2 1950
advertising the showing of "With These Hands" on Channel 6, Saturday, February 14, 1950 at 3:00 p.m.
Box 24 Folder 3
Labor themed version of Twas the Night Before Christmas
Box 24 Folder 4 1982
Poster celebrating winning union contracts after the rallies in Chinatown on June 24, 1982 and July 15, 1982; includes Chinese
Box 24 Folder 5 1950
5 pages enlarged from the Art Section of "Forward" for May 21, 1950. Imagery and accompanying text include subjects of: Unity House, Buildings of the ILGWU (Health Centers, Office Buildings, and Radio Stations), World War II relief and aid, With These Han
Box 24 Folder 6 1970
Copy of advertisement that ran in newspapers across the country celebrating 70 years of progress of the ILGWU
Box 24 Folder 7 1944
"We Vote for Health-Home-Happiness, We Vote for Roosevelt-Truman" Poster
Box 24 Folder 8 1944
"Don't Gamble With Your Future. Give to Save your Job-Your Family-Your Union-Your Future--Give to the ILGWU Campaign Committee for Roosevelt and Truman