ACWA Hyman Blumberg Photographs, 1930-1956
Collection Number: 6015 P

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ACWA Hyman Blumberg Photographs, 1930-1956
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives
Collection Number:
6015 P
Creator:
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Blumberg, Hyman
Quanitities:
3.33 cubic feet
Language:
Collection material in English

Biographical / Historical

The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, led by Sidney Hillman for thirty years, was known for its support for 'social unionism' and progressive political causes. It also helped found the Congress of Industrial Organizations. In 1976 they merged with Textile Workers Union of America to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, which merged with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union in 1995 and created the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) merged with UNITE in 2004 to create the new union UNITE HERE. A bitter internal dispute in 2009 resulted in a new union being formed, Workers United, the majority UNITE joined with some of the unhappy HERE locals. Bruce Raynor, former UNITE president oversaw the new union.

Many convention badges, lots of newspaper clippings deteriorating conditions. 1? In hebrew. Photos are in plastic covered pages of albums or rolled up due to lack of support. Many books are duplicates of library mateirals and Center rare items. Few are novel additions.
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Preferred Citation

ACWA Hyman Blumberg Photographs #6015 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

Related Materials

Related Collections: 5619: ACWA Records 5619 mf: ACWA Records Parts 1-3 on Microfilm 5868 mf: Joseph Schlossberg Additional Papers on Microfilm 5110: Jacob Billikopf New York City Men's Clothing Industry Arbiration Case Files 5670: ACWA Organizer Ida Alter Diaries 5674 OHM: ACWA Master Tapes of Interviews with Retirees 5674 OHT: ACWA Transcripts of Interviews with Retirees 5744: ACTWU Newsclipping Files regarding J.P. Stevens Boycott 5743 P: ACWA Photographs 5107: Decision of the Boards Regarding Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Chicago Industrial Federation of Clothing Manufacturers 5665 mf: ACTWU Fall River Local Minute Books on Microfilm 6015: ACWA Hyman Blumberg Records 6015 MB: ACWA Hyman Blumberg Memorabilia

SUBJECTS

Names:
Blumberg, Hyman, 1885-1968
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America--Photographs

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Box 2 Folder 1
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - 13th Biennial Silver Jubilee Convention, New York, N.Y., May 13-24, 1940
1914-1940
Scope and Contents
Program and Handbook ; 50 black and white photographs [contents of a photograph album]
Box 2 Folder 2
To Bessie and Hyman Blumberg , Tenth Anniversary Celebration of MD, VA. PA. Regional Joint Board, November 6, 1953
1953
Scope and Contents
16 photographs ; [photograph album contents]
Box 2 Folder 3
Hyman Blumberg
Scope and Contents
43 photographs ; [photograph album contents]
Box 2 Folder 4
Testimonial Dinner to Hyman Blumberg, Webster Hall, March 15, 1943
1942
Scope and Contents
33 photographs ; [photograph album contents]
Box 2 Folder 5
Pennsylvania Joint Board A.C.W.A., Union Center Dedication, August 27th, 1955
1955
Scope and Contents
48 photographs ; [photograph album contents]
Box 2 Folder 6
Surprise Birthday Dinner in the Honor of Her Husband Hyman Blumberg ; Picture Album Presented to Bess Blumberg of the December 12th, 1947
1955
Scope and Contents
Program ; 23 photographs ; [photograph album contents]
Box 2 Folder 7
Political Campaigns
1952
Scope and Contents
69 photographs ; [contents of photograph album]
Box 3 Folder 1
Presented by the MD., VA., PA., Regional Joint Board, A.C.W. of A. on the Occasion of Bess and Hyman Blumberg's Golden Wedding Anniversary
Scope and Contents
27 photographs ; [photograph album contents]
Box 3 Folder 2
Testimonial Dinner in Honor of the Birthday of Alex Cohen ; Tendered by Joint Board of Shirt, Leisurewear, Robe, Glove and Rainwear Workers Union ACWA, Hotel Pennsylvania, Feb. 20, 1948
1948
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 3
Annual Dinner, American Labor Party-Kings County in Honor of Hon. Henry A. Wallace, Hotel St. George, Dec. 4, 1947
1947
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 4
Testimonial Dinner Tendered to J.B.S. Hardman on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, Hotel Brevoort, Nov. 17, 1942
1942
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 5
Testimonial Banquet, Tendered by the Lapel Makers and Pairers Union, Local 161, ACWA in Honor of the Manager, Anthony V. Froise, Webster Hall -- Nov. 17th, 1929
1929
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 6
South Jersey Joint Executive Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Ritz-Carlton Hotel - Atlantic City, N.J., November 5th, 1936
1936
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 7
25th Anniversary Dinner Dace, New York Clothing Cutters Union, Hotel St. George, Feb. 26, 1938
1938
Scope and Contents
1 photograph ; [in mylar sleeve, flip side of 6015 P box 3, ff 6]
Box 3 Folder 8
New York State Amalgamated Conference, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, New York, September 14, 1940
1940
Scope and Contents
1 photograph ; [in mylar sleeve ; flip side of box 3, ff5]
Box 3 Folder 9
New York State Amalgamated Conference, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, New York, September 14, 1940
1940
Scope and Contents
1 photograph ; [in mylar sleeve, flip side of Box 3, ff4]
Box 3 Folder 10
Testimonial Luncheon in Honor of Mayor William O'Dwyer, tendered by Business and Labor of the City of New York, Hotel Commodore, March 31, 1949
1949
Scope and Contents
1 photograph ; [in mylar sleeve, flip side of Box 3, ff3]
Box 3 Folder 11
Dinner Tendered Mayor-Elect Fiorello M. LaGuardia by Italian Dress Makers Union Local No. 89, Cloaks and Suits Local No. 48 and Amalgamated Workers No. 63, 142, 162 and 198 - Riccardi's Restaurant, Dec. 22, 1933
1933
Scope and Contents
1 photograph ; [in mylar sleeve, flip side of Box 3, ff12]
Box 3 Folder 12
Committee for Industrial Organization, CIO, President Hotel, Oct. 1937, Atlantic City
1937
Scope and Contents
1 photograph ; [in mylar sleeve, flip side of Box 3, ff11]
Box 3 Folder 13
Jacob Potofsky photograph
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 14
Unlabelled photographs
Scope and Contents
2 photographs - back to back in a mylar sleeve
Box 3 Folder 15
G.E.B. Wives' Luncheon, 20th Biennial Convention, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Washington, D.C., May 21-25, 1956
1956
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 16
Testimonial Dinner to Joseph A. Salerno, Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, Mass., March 12th, 1949
1949
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 17
Special Luncheon to Joint Board and Local Officers, Shop Chairmen, Shop Committee Members, and Employers by the Laundry Workers Joint Board, ACWA, Hotel Capitol, April 17, 1943
1943
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 18
Baltimore Delegation to the Fifth Biennial Convention, ACWA, Chicago, May 8-13, 1922
1922
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 19
Baltimore Delegation to the Fifth Biennial Convention ACWA, Chicago, May 8-13, 1922
1922
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 20
Emerson Hotel Baltimore, Hyman Blumberg, Abe Chatman, Sol Brandzel
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 21
Women Delegates at the Sixth Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Philadelphia Pa, May 12th to 17th, 1934
1934
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 22
Women Delegates at the Sixth Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Philadelphia, PA, May 12th to 17th, 1924
1924
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 23
Italian Delegates at the Sixth Biennial Convention of the amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Philadelphia, PA, May 12th to 17th, 1924
1924
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 24
Banquet in Honor of General Executive Board ACWA, Morrison Hotel, March 17, 1919
1919
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 3 Folder 25
American Labor Press Ass'n. Conference on Winning the War and Winning Peace, Hotel Commodore, Feb. 21, 1943
1943
Scope and Contents
1 photograph
Box 4 Folder 1
20th Biennial Convention, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC, May 21-25, 1956
1956
Scope and Contents
33 photographs
Box 4 Folder 2
Birthday Luncheon in Honor of Bess Blumberg given by Women's Aux. Local 324 ACWA, Feb. 15, 1949 - White House Restaurant
1949
Scope and Contents
8 photographs ; [photograph album contents]
Box 5 Folder 1
11 panoramic photos
Scope and Contents
18 Bi-Annual Convention Oct-1914, Nashville, Tenn. ; Second Annual Convention, Labor's Non-Partisan League, Willard Hotel, March 8-9, 1937, Washington, D.C. ; Eighth Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Cincinnati, Ohio - May 14-19, 1928 ; Eleventh Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Cleveland Ohio, May 25-30, 1936 ; Banquet in Honor of the General Executive Board A.C.W. of A., Toronto Labor Lyceum, Oct. 15th, 1927 ; 17th Biennial convention, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Cleveland, Ohio, May 15-19, 1950 ; 4th Biennial Convention, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of AmericaBoston, Mass.. May 10, 1920 ; Sixth Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Philadelphia Penna, May 12th to 17th, 1924 ; Sixth Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Philadelphia Penna, May 12th to 17th, 1924 ; Fifth Biennial Convention, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Chicago, May 8-13, 1922 (2 copies)
Box 6 Folder 1
Ninth Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Toronto, May 12 to 17, 1930 (2 copies)
1930
Scope and Contents
2 oversize photos