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International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) Project Files, 1914-1993
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Series 1. Research Files, 1914-1993

Physical Description: 37 folders, 3 legal folders, 1 oversize folder, 6 oversize items, and 16 audiocassettes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the materials collected by Mary Tyler as a part of her research for the SCL symposium, "Los Angeles Garment Workers: Past and Present" and for the book she co-authored with John Laslett, The ILGWU in Los Angeles 1907-1988. Most of these documents are photocopies of research articles and correspondence from the ILGWU archives in New York (these archives are now at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) and from by Steve Nutter, Regional Director of the Western States Region of the ILGWU. It also contains oral history interviews done by Dorothy Doyle, both transcripts and audiocassette tapes.
Box-folder 1/1-1/4

Articles on the ILGWU

Box-folder 1/1

1984, 1986, n.d.

Box-folder 1/2

1959-1982, n.d.

Box-folder 1/3

1955-1987, n.d.

Box-folder 1/4

1925-1993, n.d.

Box-folder 1/5

Articles from the ILGWU, 1949-1988

Box-folder 1/6

Bibliographies, 1978-1986, n.d.

Box-folder 1/7

Bymers, Gwendolyn June - A Study of Employment in Women's and Misses' Outerwears; Los Angeles Metropolitan Area 1946-1954. Ph.D. Dissertation, UCLA, 1958

Box-folder 1/8

Conventions (ILGWU) Reports and Proceedings, 1922-1953

Box-folder 6/1

Court Cases, 1981, 1983

Box-folder 1/9-2/1

David Dubinsky Correspondence from the ILGWU Archives

Box-folder 1/9

1933

Box-folder 1/10

1940-1941

Box-folder 1/11

1946-1947

Box-folder 1/12

1948

Box-folder 1/13

1949

Box-folder 1/14

1950

Box-folder 2/1

Communist Party Related, 1947-1950

Box-folder 2/2

ILGWU Los Angeles, 1949, n.d.

Box-folder 2/3

Lasser, Florence - The Story of the ILGWU: A Radio Play in Six Episodes - ILGWU Education Department, 1936

Box-folder 2/4

Laslett, John H.M. - Gender, Class or Ethno-Cultural Struggle? The Problematic Relationship Between Rose Pesotta and the Los Angeles ILGWU, 1933-1942,n.d.

Box-folder 2/5

General Outline - Unidentified outline on ILGWU, 1885-1932, n.d.

Box-folder 2/6

Notes on ILGWU, n.d.

Box-folder 2/7

Official Dues Card, 1947

Box-folder 2/8

Olney, Peter B. - A Targeting Proposal for Los Angeles County: A Report for the Washington States Region of the ILGWU, 1987

Box-folder 6/2

Springer, Preva and Joseph - Clippings concerning, 1953-1987

Box-folder 2/9-2/10

Quarterly Meeting of the General Executive Board

Box-folder 2/9

1934-1944

Box-folder 2/10

1948-1954

Box-folder 2/11

Rose Pesotta Exhibit Materials, 1933, 1942, n.d.

Box-folder 2/12

Benjamin Schlesinger Collection Materials (Cornell University), 1914-1919

Box-folder 6/3

Souvenir Journal - ILGWU Local 1 - Fiftieth Jubilee Anniversary, 1936

Box-folder 2/13

Structure and Functioning of the ILGWU, 1934-1953

Box-folder 2/14

Taft-Hartley - Memorandum Presented to CIO Executive Board, 1947

Box-folder 2/15

Transcripts of Oral Interviews by Dorothy Doyle, 1987

Box-folder 3/1

Trends & Prospects: Women's Garment Industry, 1947-1950 - Report to General Executive Board, 1950

Box-folder 3/2

Weinstone, William - The Case Against David Dubinsky, [Book], 1946

Box-folder 3/3

Westoff, Marie Louise - An Inquiry into the Activities of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union in Los Angeles, MA. Thesis, USC (Dept. of Economics), September 1938

Box-folder 3/4-3/7

Pamphlets

Box-folder 3/4-3/5

Formerly in SCL Pamphlet Collection

Box-folder 3/4

1934-1936

Box-folder 3/5

1937-1965

Box-folder 3/6

Miscellaneous, 1867-1986

Box-folder 3/7

Songbooks, 1986, n.d.

Box-folder 3/8, 9/1-9/7

Photographs

Box-folder 3/8

Miscellaneous with some Negatives, 1956-1978, n.d.

Box-folder 9/1

Folder [3 items], 1924-1936

Box-folder 9/2-9/7

6 Rolled Panoramas, 1924-1940

Box-folder 7/1-7/16

Tapes

Box-folder 7/1

ILGWU Strike - Speeches & Interviews, April 10, 1987

Box-folder 7/2-7/16

Oral History Interviews by Dorothy Doyle

Box-folder 7/2-7/3

Bertolini, Ethel Shapiro [2 tapes], March 10, 1987

Box-folder 7/4

Dobbs, Ben, November 17, 1986

Box-folder 7/5-7/6

Fields, Kathryn [2 tapes], n.d.

Box-folder 7/7-7/8

Gordon, Dave [2 tapes], January 21, 1987

Box-folder 7/9

LeCover, Harry, January 20, 1987

Box-folder 7/10-7/11

Levy, Abe

Box-folder 7/10

January 12, 198[7]

Box-folder 7/11

February 5, 1987

Box-folder 7/12

Silver, Sophie, November 24, 1986

Box-folder 7/13

Springer, Preva, January 7, 1987

Box-folder 7/14-7/15

Wall, Cornelius [2 tapes], January 21, 1987

Box-folder 7/16

Weintraub, Hi, May 12, 1987

 

Series 2. Conference and Book Files, 1996-1988

Physical Description: 13 folders and 9 audiocassettes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes materials produced for the SCL's 1987 symposium, Los Angeles Garment Workers: Past and Present, and preliminary articles and working drafts of the subsequent book The ILGWU in Los Angeles 1907-1988 published in 1989. The symposium materials include program and planning materials, transcripts of talks, a slideshow, and audiocassette tapes of the proceedings. Speakers included Jeff Stansbury, Political and Education Director, ILGWU Western States Region, Sarah Cooper, Director, Southern California Library, Mary Tyler, Dorothy Doyle, Antonio Orea, Peter Olney and Rodolfo Gutierrez, ILGWU Organizers, Christina Vasquez, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) Organizer, Cornelius Wall, Retired Director, ILGWU Western States Region, John Laslett, Ethel Bertolini, author and retired organizer, Rodolfo (Rudy) Acuña, Professor of Chicano Studies at California State University Northridge, Steven T. Nutter, Director, ILGWU Western States Region, and Richard Rothstein, Manager, ACTWU California Joint Board. The book materials include a preliminary paper written by Mary Tyler, partial drafts of the book including a section by John Laslett, various notes, and a final complete draft of the manuscript. Administrative and other materials relating to the actual production of the book, and a record copy of the published work can be found in the Administrative Files series.
Box-folder 3/9-3/12, 8/1-8/9

Los Angeles Garment Workers: Past and Present: A Symposium, June 6, 1987

Box-folder 3/9

Planning Materials, 1987

Box-folder 3/10

Transcripts of Talk by Steve Nutter, June 6, 1987

Box-folder 3/11, 8/10

History of the LA-ILGWU (Then and Now) A Slide Show - Mary Tyler and Dorothy Doyle,

Box-folder 3/11

Transcript 1987

Box-folder 8/10

Slides, n.d.

Box-folder 3/12

Other Written Materials Produced by Mary Tyler and Dorothy Doyle, 1987

Box-folder 8/1-8/9

Audio Tapes

Box-folder 8/1

Acuña (Rudy), June 6, 1987

Box-folder 8/2-8/3

Afternoon Panel Discussion - Steve Nutter, Miguel Machuca, Tony Orea, Rudy Acuña - [2 tapes], June 6, 1987

Box-folder 8/4

General Session - Jeff Stansbury, Sarah Cooper, Dorothy Doyle, Mary Tyler, June 6, 1987

Box-folder 8/5

The Immigrant Experience, June 6, 1987

Box-folder 8/6

Organizing the Unorganized, June 6, 1987

Box-folder 8/7-8/8

Radical Left and the ILG [two tapes], June 6, 1987

Box-folder 8/9

Structure of the Garment Industry, June 6, 1987

Box-folder 3/13

Southwest Labor Conference - Papers presented by Mary Tyler, April 30, 1988

Box-folder 3/14-4/2

Book

Box-folder 3/14

History of the LA-ILGWU 1930-1950 by Mary Tyler - Draft only - Do not Cite, 1987

Box-folder 3/15

Laslett Segment, 1945-1948 - Draft, 1988

Box-folder 3/16

Various Drafts/Sections, 1987-1988

Box-folder 4/1

Handwritten Draft/Notes, n.d.

Box-folder 4/2

Final Draft of Book, 1988

Box-folder 4/3-4/5

Miscellaneous Notes

Box-folder 4/3

Sarah Cooper, 1986-1987

Box-folder 4/4

John Laslett, 1987

Box-folder 4/5

Mary Tyler, n.d.

Box-folder 8/11

Miscellaneous Negatives, n.d.

 

Series 3. Administrative Files, 1986-1991

Physical Description: 1 letter-size box and 1 legal folder

Scope and Content Note

This series includes grant applications, correspondence, reports, contracts, budget, production and publicity materials concerning both the SCL's symposium and book projects. Also included is the record copy of the published book.
Box-folder 5/1

Grant Application, 1986-1987

Box-folder 5/2-5/3

Correspondence

Box-folder 5/2

Conference, 1986-1987

Box-folder 5/3

& Press Releases, 1986-1988

Box-folder 5/4

Conference Registration, 1987

Box-folder 5/5-5/6

California Council for the Humanities

Box-folder 5/5

"Official" Records - Grants, Correspondence, 1986-1990

Box-folder 5/6

Reports, 1987 1987

Box-folder 5/7

Oral History Releases 1987

Box-folder 5/8-5/18, 6/4

Book

Box-folder 5/8

Abstract for Distributor Catalog, 1989

Box-folder 5/9

Budget, 1989-1990

Box-folder 5/10

Contract, 1989

Box-folder 5/11, 6/4

Cover

Box-folder 5/11

Text & Graphics, 1990

Box-folder 6/4

Mock-up, n.d.

Box-folder 5/12

Photograph (copies), n.d.

Box-folder 5/13

Printing Quotes, 1987-1990

Box-folder 5/14

Publicity, 1990, n.d.

Box-folder 5/15

Publishing Sponsors, 1989

Box-folder 5/16

Reviews, 1990-1991

Box-folder 5/17

Ten Star Press, 1989, n.d.

Box-folder 5/18

The ILGWU in Los Angeles 1907-1988 - Printed Version, 1989