Collection Scope and Content Note
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Much of the collection is made up of routine correspondence. There is,
however, significant material documenting such ILGWU activities as the annual
convention, Union Health Center, Unity House (the ILGWU resort), and Unity
Broadcasting Corporation, which owned a number of radio stations across the
country. In addition, the collection contains correspondence with government
officials about labor situations in the garment industry during World War II,
and information about health care, benefits, and pensions for workers. Some of
Umhey's personal records are also included.
Significant individuals in the collection include Luigi Antonini,
David Dubinsky, Morris Hillquit, and Meyer Perlstein. Among the notable
organizations represented in the collection are the joint boards and local
unions of the ILGWU, Labor League for Human Rights, Labor's League for
Political Education, the Liberal Party of New York, the New York State School
of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the U.S. Department of Labor.