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Abstract Union activist Benjamin Legere (1887-1972) worked in the theater as an actor, playwright, and director. He participated in both the American and Canadian labor movements as a member of the General Executive Board of the Canadian One Big Union and an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Legere’s papers reflect his activities in the American and Canadian labor movements, California politics and the theater.
Dates: 1906 - 1970
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Dates: 1841 - 1966
Abstract Manuscripts (articles and stories), clippings, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs collected by Mrs. Robbins, who was a labor organizer and writer for the IWW from 1912 until her death in 1963. Subjects include the Paterson N.J. Silk Strike.
Dates: 1919 - 1963
Abstract A founding member and organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), William Trautmann served as secretary-treasurer and on the first IWW executive board. As an IWW organizer, Mr. Trautmann led the 1909 McKees Rocks, Pa. Pressed Steel Car Company Strike and the Lawrence, Mass. textile workers strike of 1912. Mr. Trautmann’s papers include a portion of an unpublished autobiography manuscript describing his experiences with the IWW and his involvement in various factional disputes.
Dates: 1905 - 1920
- Labor unions 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- Mining engineering 2
- Women in the labor movement 2
- Anti-Semitism 1
- Child labor 1
- Civil rights 1
- Jews. American 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions--Factionalism 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Social history 1
- Workers' theater 1 ∧ view less
- Legere, Ben 2
- Robbins, Matilda 2
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
- Textile Workers Union of America 1
- Trautmann, W. E. (William Ernest), 1869- 1
- Vorse, Mary Heaton 1 ∧ view less
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