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The Kheel Center ILGWU Collection

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Highlights

"Sing me a Song with Social Significance"

Edna Gerber sings in the musical revue Pins and Needles, circa 1937

Members of the ILGWU starred in the musical comedy revue "Pins & Needles."
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The ILGWU Internationally

ILGWU Canada

Learn about the "International" part of the ILGWU and its history in Canada.
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The ILGWU Across the USA

Baseball Team

Learn about the work of the union in different areas of the country. Today--Chicago.
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The ILGWU Across the USA

Costumed ILG members in Cleveland

Learn about the work of the union in different areas of the country. Today--Cleveland.
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Happy Anniversary to the ILGWU

Delegates at Convention

On this day, 114 years ago, the ILGWU was founded.
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The ILGWU Across the USA

Masquerade and Costume Ball of the San Francisco Joint Board

Learn about the work of the union in different areas of the country. Today--San Francisco
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The ILGWU Across the USA

Los Angeles Cloak Joint Board

Learn about the work of the union in different areas of the country. Today--Los Angeles
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Look for the Union Label

union label

A new Union Label timeline assists those interested in dating vintage clothes.
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A Lady Vanishes

Information from a manuscript on the disappearance of Juliet Stuart Poyntz
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Murder, Mayhem and the Mob!

See a screening of the film "The Garment Jungle" about the ILGWU and racketeering.
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ILGWU Cooperative Housing

ILGWU Cooperative Housing

Penn South has provided 50 years of affordable housing in New York City.
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Hall of Fame Induction

Evy Dubrow

Evelyn Dubrow to be inducted into the Labor's International Hall of Fame on May 16, 2013
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Celebrate May Day!

May Day Rally

Events and activities to commemorate May Day at the Kheel Center and Catherwood Library on May 1, 2013.
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Celebrate Women's History Month

Rose Pesotta

Learn about the remarkable women of the ILGWU. Fourth in the series--Rose Pesotta.
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Celebrate Women's History Month

Maida Springer Kemp

Learn about the remarkable women of the ILGWU. Third in the series--Maida Springer Kemp.
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Celebrate Women's History Month

Pauline Newman

Learn about the remarkable women of the ILGWU. Second in the series--Pauline Newman.
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Celebrate Women's History Month

Jennie Matyas Charters

Learn about the remarkable women of the ILGWU. First in the series--Jennie Matyas Charters
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Academy Award Nominated Film!

Opening premiere of film With These Hands

Did you know that the ILGWU produced a motion picture documenting the first 50 years of the union? Come see it February 27 at 5:00 in 105 Ives.
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Not Guilty!

The Seven Accused Cloakmakers

During the strike of 1910, a garment worker was murdered in the street. Five years later officers and members of the ILGWU were falsely accused of the crime in what was known as the "Trial of the Seven Cloakmakers."
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Do You Know Yiddish?

The Ladies' Garment Worker, June 1916

We are looking for members of the Yiddish speaking community to help translate journals and newspapers.
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Updated Guides Now Available

ILGWU International Headquarters in New York City

Updated guides are now available online. The guides for certain collections have been expanded to include a more detailed description of the records to further assist researchers.
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The Chinatown Struggle of 1982

Members of ILGWU Local 23-25 march through Chinatown

Thirty years ago, in the summer of 1982, the members of Local 23-25 staged massive rallies and a successful strike in Chinatown to support the signing of the new union contract.
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Summer Fun at Unity House

Main gate at Unity House, Forest Park, Pennsylvania

The start of the summer season brings memories of Unity House, the all-inclusive resort run by the ILGWU for the members to enjoy. Read more about the history and amenities offered by this vacation get away.
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