Triangle Shirt Waist Company Legal Documents

Collection Number: 6036/033

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Triangle Shirt Waist Company Legal Documents, 1911-1981
Collection Number:
6036/033
Creator:
Triangle Shirt Waist Company
Quantity:
2.4 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
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.

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Cite As:
Triangle Shirt Waist Company Legal Documents #6036/033. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1914
Trial documents
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 3 1912
Report of the Red Cross Emergency Relief Committee of the Charity Organization Society of the City of New York
Box 1 Folder 4 1981
Screenplay by Naomi Foner, first draft
Box 2 Folder 1 1911
Transcript, pages 1-150; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 2 1911
Transcript, pages 151-300; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 3 1911
Transcript, pages 301-450; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 4 1911
Transcript, pages 451-600; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 5 1911
Transcript, pages 601-672; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 6 1911
Transcript, pages 1212-1350; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 7 1911
Transcript, pages 1351-1500; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 8 1911
Transcript, pages 1501-1650; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 9 1911
Transcript, pages 1651-1800; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 10 1911
Transcript, pages 1801-1901; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 11 1911
Transcript, pages 2053-2204, notes; copy 1.
Box 2 Folder 12 1911
Transcript, pages 1-125; copy 2.
Box 2 Folder 13 1911
Transcript, pages 126-250; copy 2.
Box 2 Folder 14 1911
Transcript, pages 251-400; copy 2.
Box 2 Folder 15 1911
Transcript, pages 401-550; copy 2.
Box 2 Folder 16 1911
Transcript, pages 551-672; copy 2.
Box 2 Folder 17 1911
Transcript, pages 1212-1350; copy 2.
Box 2 Folder 18 1911
Transcript, pages 1351-1465; copy 2.
Box 2 Folder 19 1911
Transcript, pages 1755-1901; copy 2.
Box 2 Folder 20 1911
Transcript, pages 2053-2123, notes; copy 2.
Box 3 Folder 1 1911
Transcript
Box 3 Folder 2 1911
Transcript
Box 3 Folder 3 1911
Transcript
Box 3 Folder 4 1911
Transcript
Box 3 Folder 5 1911
Transcript
Box 3 Folder 6 1911
Transcript
Box 4
Box 4 Folder 1
Compact Disc
Box 5
Box 5 Folder 1
Compact Disc
Box 6
Box 6 Folder 1
Compact Disc
Box 7
Box 7 Folder 1
Compact Disc
Box 8
Box 8 Folder 1
Compact Disc
Box 9
Box 9 Folder 1
Compact Disc