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Title: International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Benjamin Schlesinger, President. Records,
Creator: Benjamin Schlesinger.
2 linear ft.
Correspondence and subject files.
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