Fannia M. Cohn Papers,1914-1962.

Collection Number: 5998 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Fannia M. Cohn papers, 1914-1962.
Collection Number:
5998 mf
Creator:
Fannia Mary Cohn
Quantity:
13 microfilm reels.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm, correspondence, reports, publications.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, working papers for seminars and lecture programs, photographs, personal ephemera, and printed matter.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Fannia M. Cohn (ca. 1885-1962) was a labor official and educator.
She emigrated to the U.S. from Russia in 1904 and served as vice president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) from 1916 to 1925 and as executive secretary of the union's Educational Department from 1918 to 1962. She was active in various labor, education and Jewish organizations.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection consists of correspondence, writings, working papers for seminars and lecture programs, photographs, personal ephemera, and printed matter.
Bulk is correspondence mainly concerning Cohn's work at the ILGWU. Writings include speeches, articles, plays, notes, and other materials on topics such as workers' education, labor, the activities and history of the ILGWU, and the role of women in the labor movement. ILGWU series contains office files of the Educational Dept. with minutes, reports, lists of courses, lecture materials, and printed matter. Also, general files of various organizations in which Cohn was active, Edwin Markham Testimonial Committee correspondence, photographs of Cohn, personal ephemera, and printed materials issued by education and labor groups.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cohn, Fannia M.1885-
Beard, Charles A.(Charles Austin), 1874-1948.
Cohn, Fannia M., ca. 1885-1962.
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.
Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982.
Kennedy, William 1928-
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940.
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967.
Preston, Evelyn.
Randolph, A. Philip(Asa Philip), 1889-1979.
Seidman, Joel Isaac, 1906-
Sigman, Morris.
Swerdlow, Irwin.
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968.
Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940.
Wolfson, Theresa, 1897-1972.
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Educational Dept.
Manumit School for Workers' Children (Pawling, N.Y.)
Pioneer Youth of America.
Workers Education Bureau of America.
International Conference on Workers' Education.

Subjects:
Labor unions--Clothing workers--United States.
Working class--Education--United States.
Labor movement--United States.
Women--Employment--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographic prints.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Fannia M. Cohn papers, #5998 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Nine series: I. Correspondence, 1914-1962; II. Writings, ca. 1920s-1950s; III. International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 1920s-1962; IV. Workers' Education Bureau, 1920s-1950s; V. Brookwood Labor College, 1924-1938; VI. Youth Programs, 1932-1950s; VII. Edwin Markham Testimonial Committee Correspondence, 1928-1930; VIII. Photographs, 1920s-1962, and Oversize Items; IX. Other Groups.

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