Heather Furnas Collection of Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards Research Materials

Collection Number: 6364

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Heather Furnas Collection of Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards Research Materials, 1957-1967
Collection Number:
6364
Creator:
Furnas, Heather Sidney Hillman Foundation
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Articles, reprints, pamphlets, correspondence.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Sidney Hillman Foundation was named for the labor leader, Sidney Hillman (1887-1946), who was the first president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). Immediately after his death, his union wished to honor him with a memorial that would carry on his commitments to the lives of working people. On November 17, 1946, the General Executive Board of the ACWA voted to establish the Sidney Hillman Foundation. ACWA contributed the first $100,000 and then raised one million dollars from other organizations. In 1947, the Board of Directors issued the first grants for scholarships, research and lectures on college campuses, and for medical research at the Sidney Hillman Health Centers.
In 1950, the Foundation launched the Hillman Prize in order to promote socially-responsible journalism. Starting with awards in Book, Magazine, Newspaper, and Broadcast, the prize is now also offered in the categories of Photojournalism, Web, and Opinion and Analysis. One important note is that the Hillman Foundation changed its dating system for prizes in 1999/ 2000. The Foundation decided to name the prize for the year it was given rather than the year the work was produced, changing the pattern of the previous fifty years. This new system continues to the present. This means that in effect there are no prizes for the year 1999, but a year was not skipped in the granting of awards.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Hillman Prize has been granted annually by the Sidney Hillman Foundation since 1950 in categories that included Book, Newspaper, and Magazine. The Foundation did not keep complete citations for the articles, nor retain copies of the award-winning submissions. Heather Furnas was contracted by the Hillman Foundation in order to locate the citations for the award-winning newspaper and magazine articles and to obtain copies when possible. Included in the collection is an excel document with tabs for each of the prize categories. The researcher included the complete citation, links if available and indicated if digital copies were obtained. In separate files, there are .pdf files of what the researcher determined to be the winning articles, organized by type of publication and year.
At a later date, the researcher was asked to locate transcripts of the lectures that were a part of the Hillman Lectureship Program. If a transcript was located, a copy was placed in the Lectures folder. The researcher also tried to obtain newspaper articles regarding these lectures, especially if they gave summaries. The best place to obtain a complete list of the lecturers is in the "Twenty-Year Report," found Collection #5619/040 Box 2, Folder 8 and copied into this collection. There is also a complete listing of the Reprint Series.
Some newspaper citations were particularly difficult to track down, and are therefore based on the researcher's best determination. Some awards were granted without titles of particular articles, but rather the body of work of the journalist and themes that were addressed. For example, Murray Kempton was granted the first newspaper award in 1950 for articles on "labor in the south." The digital files obtained on Murray Kempton come from the clippings file in Box 1 Folder 3 (1950) in the Murray Kempton Papers at Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. They are unsorted, and the researcher did not make a determination on which articles won the prize.
Also included in the collection are photocopies from Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections at Montana State University, which hold the papers for Harry L. and Gretchen Billings, newspaper award winners in 1958 for their "editorials on civil liberties and public welfare system" in the People's Voice. These copies come from collection #2095, Box 2, Folder 28-32, which are all labeled "Hillman Award Correspondence"; "Hillman Award Clippings" come from Box 2, Folder 33. These documents might reveal to researchers the process of nomination and selection for the prizes in general, and these award winners in particular, but do not contain the newspaper articles.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sidney Hillman Foundation


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:
Heather Furnas Collection of Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards Research Materials #6364. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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6200/004: UNITE HERE. Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 2 1958-1959
Collection no.2095: Box 2: ff 28
Box 1 Folder 3 1959
Collection no.2095: Box 2: ff 29
Box 1 Folder 4 1957-1959
Collection no.2095: Box 2: ff 30
Box 1 Folder 5 1959
Collection no.2095: Box 2: ff 31
Box 1 Folder 6 1959-1967
Collection no.2095: Box 2: ff 32
Box 1 Folder 7 1959
Collection no.2095: Box 2: ff 33
Box 2
Box 2 Folder 1
Box 2 Folder 2
Box 2 Folder 3
Box 2 Folder 4
Box 2 Folder 5
Box 2 Folder 6 1951
Box 2 Folder 7
Box 2 Folder 8
Box 2 Folder 9
Box 2 Folder 10
Box 2 Folder 11
Box 2 Folder 12
Box 2 Folder 13
Box 2 Folder 14
Box 2 Folder 15
Box 2 Folder 16
Box 2 Folder 17
Box 2 Folder 18
Box 2 Folder 19
Box 2 Folder 20
Box 2 Folder 21
Box 2 Folder 22
Box 3
Box 3 Folder 1 1950
1950 related
Box 3 Folder 2 1950
1950 related
Box 3 Folder 3 1950
Box 3 Folder 4 1950
Box 3 Folder 5 1951
Box 3 Folder 6 1953
Box 3 Folder 7 1954
Box 3 Folder 8 1954
Box 3 Folder 9 1955
Box 3 Folder 10 1955
Box 3 Folder 11 1956
Box 3 Folder 12 1958
Box 3 Folder 13 1958
Box 3 Folder 14 1960
Box 3 Folder 15 1961
Box 3 Folder 16 1962
Box 3 Folder 17 1963
Box 3 Folder 18 1965
Box 3 Folder 19 1966
Box 3 Folder 20 1966
Box 3 Folder 21 1966
Box 3 Folder 22 1966
Box 3 Folder 23 1968
Box 3 Folder 24 1969
Box 3 Folder 25 1970
Box 3 Folder 26 1970
Box 3 Folder 27 1972
Box 3 Folder 28 1973
Box 3 Folder 29 1973
Box 3 Folder 30 1973
Box 3 Folder 31 1973
Box 3 Folder 32 1973
Box 3 Folder 33 1975
Box 3 Folder 34 1976
Box 3 Folder 35 1977
Box 3 Folder 36 1978
Box 3 Folder 37 1979
Box 3 Folder 38 1981
Box 3 Folder 39 1982
Box 3 Folder 40 1982
Box 3 Folder 41 1983
Box 3 Folder 42 1984
Box 3 Folder 43 1984
Box 3 Folder 44 1985
Box 3 Folder 45 1985
Box 3 Folder 46 1986
Box 3 Folder 47 1987
Box 3 Folder 48 1989
Box 3 Folder 49 1990
Box 3 Folder 50 1990
Box 3 Folder 51 1991
Box 3 Folder 52 1992
Box 3 Folder 53 1993
Box 3 Folder 54 1994
Box 3 Folder 55 1995
Box 3 Folder 56 1996
Box 3 Folder 57 1997
Box 3 Folder 58 1998
Box 3 Folder 59 1998
Box 3 Folder 60 1998
Box 3 Folder 61 1998
Box 3 Folder 62 2000
Box 3 Folder 63 2001
Box 3 Folder 64 2002
Box 3 Folder 65 2004
Box 3 Folder 66 2006
Box 3 Folder 67 2011
Box 4
Box 4 Folder 1 1950
Box 4 Folder 2 1952
Box 4 Folder 3 1955
Box 4 Folder 4 1956
Box 4 Folder 5 1957
Box 4 Folder 6 1958
Box 4 Folder 7 1958
Box 4 Folder 8 1958
Box 4 Folder 9 1962
Box 4 Folder 10 1962
Box 4 Folder 11 1964
Box 4 Folder 12 1967
Box 4 Folder 13 1968
Box 4 Folder 14 1969
Box 4 Folder 15 1969
Box 4 Folder 16 1969
Box 4 Folder 17 1971
Box 4 Folder 18 1973
Box 4 Folder 19 1975
Box 4 Folder 20 1976
Box 4 Folder 21 1977
Box 4 Folder 22 1978
Box 4 Folder 23 1979
Box 4 Folder 24 1981
Box 4 Folder 25 1982
Box 4 Folder 26 1983
Box 4 Folder 27 1983
Box 4 Folder 28 1984
Box 4 Folder 29 1986
Box 4 Folder 30 1988
Box 4 Folder 31 1989
Box 4 Folder 32 1990
Box 4 Folder 33 1992
Box 4 Folder 34 1993
Box 4 Folder 35 1994
Box 4 Folder 36 1995
Box 4 Folder 37 1996
Box 4 Folder 38 1997
Box 4 Folder 39 1997
Box 4 Folder 40 1998
Box 4 Folder 41 1999
Box 4 Folder 42 2001
Box 4 Folder 43 2003
Box 4 Folder 44 2007
Box 4 Folder 45
Box 4 Folder 46 1974
April 1, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 47 1974
April 7, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 48 1974
April 11, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 49 1974
April 21, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 50 1974
April 25, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 51 1974
August 24, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 52 1974
January 6, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 53 1974
display_pdf-17: April 7, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 54 1974
February 17, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 55 1974
February 2, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 56 1974
February 20, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 57 1974
February 24, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 58 1974
January 8, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 59 1974
January 14, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 60 1974
January 15, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 61 1974
January 16, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 62 1974
July 3, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 63 1974
July 4, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 64 1974
July 14, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 65 1974
July 16, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 66 1974
July 17, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 67 1974
July 21, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 68 1974
July 28, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 69 1974
June 2, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 70 1974
June 6, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 71 1974
June 7, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 72 1974
June 9, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 73 1974
June 16, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 74 1974
June 30, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 75 1974
March 3, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 76 1974
March 17, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 77 1974
March 28, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 78 1974
May 5, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 79 1974
May 5b, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 80 1974
May 11, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 81 1974
May 22, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 82 1974
May 26, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 83 1974
October 1, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 84 1974
October 9, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 85 1974
September 2, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 86 1974
September 4, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 87 1974
September 6, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 88 1974
September 8, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 89 1974
September 10, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 90 1974
September 13, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 91 1974
September 26, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 92 1974
September 28, 1974.