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|Named Person:||Fannia M Cohn; David Dubinsky; Samuel Gompers; Morris Sigman; H G Wells; Charles A Beard; Robert W Bruère; Babette Deutsch; Paul H Douglas; Harry Wellington Laidler; A J Muste; Grace Scribner; Mark Starr; Alexander Trachtenberg; Carl Van Doren; Theresa Wolfson; Fannia M Cohn; David Dubinsky; Samuel Gompers; Morris Sigman; H G Wells|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Archival Material, Internet Resource|
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Fannia M Cohn; Charles A Beard; Robert W Bruère; Babette Deutsch; Paul H Douglas; Harry W Laidler; A J Muste; Grace Scribner; Mark Starr; Alexander Trachtenberg; Carl Van Doren; Theresa Wolfson; International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Educational Department. Executive Secretary.
|In:||ILGWU records, 1884-2006, bulk 1923-1995|
|Description:||6 linear feet|
The Education Department records document activities across the entire period of the department's existence, with the bulk of the records covering the 1970s and 1990s. It contains papers from directors of the Education Department: Fannia Cohn, Mark Starr, Gus Tyler, and Kitty Krupat. The earliest documentation of the department's work is found in the Fannia Cohn papers (5780/049, 5780/049 P); these contain correspondence, subject files, speeches, photographs, and printed material from her work as director of the Educational Department. A microfilm copy of the Fannia Cohn papers held at the New York Public Library (5998 mf) complements the Kheel Center's holdings. Documentation of the work of another longtime leader of the Education Department, Mark Starr, is contained in these records (5780/166, 5780/166 PUBS), as well as in a related collection from Starr on worker education programs (5243). Documentation of the work of Gus Tyler, who led the merged Education and Political Department after Mark Starr's retirement in 1960, is also contained in the ILGWU records (5780/052, 5780/088, 5780/096). Tyler's papers are complemented by those of Assistant Director Jasper Peyton (5780/086) and Special Projects Coordinator Beverly Shulman (5780/106). These collections contain routine correspondence and memoranda, reports, materials relating to training institutes, seminars, and conferences, and printed material. The papers of Kitty Krupat, who was serving as Education Director at the time of the ILGWU/ACTWU merger in 1995, constitute the entirety of Education Department records from the 1990s. They include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and financial records relating to the ILGWU's independent and collaborative education projects, including the Worker-Family Education Program, the Joint Union-University Committee on Labor Education, and the Consortium for Worker Education, as well as numerous trainings, conferences, and seminars. Also included in the files are materials from local unions and regional departments of the ILGWU, files on the Internationals' conventions, and reports to the General Executive Board. The Fannia Cohn papers (5780/049) contain correspondence, subject files, speeches, articles, photographs, and programs from Fannia Cohn's term as Executive Secretary of the ILGWU Education Department. The materials in Series I are primarily letters between Cohn and various individuals pertaining to trade union matters in general and the ILGWU in particular. Included in the series are programs for lectures, concerts, museum visits and tours of New York City that were offered to ILGWU members and others as part of the Education Department's activities. Series II consists of bulletins, articles, lectures and course outlines. Most of these materials were written by Cohn herself or were prepared under her direction for use at the union's Unity Centers and at the Workers' University. A number of articles are by Mark Starr. There are also lectures by Charles A. Beard; Robert Bruère; Babette Deutsch; Paul H. Douglas; Harry Laidler; A.J. Muste; Grace Scribner; Alexander Trachtenberg; Carl Van Doren; and Theresa Wolfson, among others. Significant individuals represented in the collection include David Dubinsky, Samuel Gompers, Morris Sigman ,Rose Pesotta, and H.G. Wells. Organizations include the Education Department of the ILGWU, the Brookwood Labor College, the AFL, Pioneer Youth of America, the Rand School of Social Science, and Unity House.
- Cohn, Fannia M. -- (Fannia Mary), -- 1885-
- Dubinsky, David, -- 1892-1982.
- Gompers, Samuel, -- 1850-1924.
- Sigman, Morris, -- 1880-1931.
- Wells, H. G. -- (Herbert George), -- 1866-1946.
- Beard, Charles A. -- (Charles Austin), -- 1874-1948.
- Bruère, Robert W. -- (Robert Walter), -- 1876-1964.
- Deutsch, Babette, -- 1895-1982.
- Douglas, Paul H. -- (Paul Howard), -- 1892-1976.
- Laidler, Harry Wellington, -- 1884-1970.
- Muste, A. J. -- (Abraham John), -- 1885-1967.
- Scribner, Grace, -- 1882-1922.
- Starr, Mark, -- 1894-1985.
- Trachtenberg, Alexander.
- Van Doren, Carl, -- 1885-1950.
- Wolfson, Theresa, -- 1897-1972.
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. -- Educational Department.
- American Federation of Labor.
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.)
- Pioneer Youth of America.
- Rand School of Social Science.
- Clothing workers -- Labor unions -- United States.
- Labor unions -- Officials and employees.
- Labor movement.
- Labor movement -- United States.
- Labor unions.
- Labor unions -- United States.
- Labor unions and education -- United States.
- Working class -- Education -- United States.
- Clothing workers -- Labor unions.
- Labor unions and education.
- Working class -- Education.
- United States.