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Title: International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Benjamin Schlesinger, President. Records,
Creator: Benjamin Schlesinger.
1914-1923.
2 linear ft.
Correspondence and subject files.
Abstract::
Correspondence, form letters, circulars and subject files relating to Schlesinger's second term as president, June 1914 to January 1923. Topics covered in these materials include union organizing; strikes, labor disputes, working conditions, and other labor issues in the women's garment industry, particularly in New York City; inter-union relations; relations between manufacturers' associations and the union; efforts by Schlesinger and others to form an alliance of garment workers' unions; discussions with foreign garment workers' unions; education for workers in New York City; and Jewish war relief efforts during World War I.

Call number: 5780/009
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library