Finding aid to the photographs from the Dorothy De Losada papers MSP 582

Jaime Henderson
California Historical Society
March 2019
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
reference@calhist.org


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
Title: Photographs from the Dorothy De Losada papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSP 582
Physical Description: 1 folder
Date (inclusive): 1946-1956
Abstract: Collection comprises 15 black and white photographic prints and two photocopies of the front and back of a photographic print documenting Dorothy De Losada's work as a political and union activist between 1946 and 1956.
Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dorothy De Losada, 1976.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Elizabeth Baget De Losada was a political and union activist; an official of International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Local 6 in San Francisco in the 1940s; and an organizer, steward, and member of Local 6's Strike Committee.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, date]; Photographs from the Dorothy De Losada papers, MSP 528; [box number, folder number]; California Historical Society.

Scope and Content

Collection comprises 15 black and white photographic prints and two photocopies of the front and back of a photographic print documenting Dorothy De Losada's work as a political and union activist between 1946 and 1956. The bulk of the photographs show De Losada's and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's (ILWU) picketing of the Hiram Walker liquor rectifying plant between 1948-1949 and the assembly line at Hiram Walker in 1956. Photographs also document De Losada's time in Monteagle, Tennessee as a teacher at the Highlander Folk School and show her posed with students of her labor history class. There is a photograph of De Losada watching American chemist and peace activist Linus Pauling speaking at a 1949 Peace Conference in Mexico City (Pauling is not pictured). Photographs also show an ILWU Strike Publicity Committee meeting in San Francisco in May 1947; a picket line against discrimination held at Fillmore and Eddy Streets, San Francisco, November 1948; and an ILWU strike in 1949. Two photocopies are copies of the front and back of a photograph depicting Horace De Losada (Dorothy De Losada's husband) addressing the Joint Action Committee of Maritime Unions at Embarcadero and Commercial Streets in San Francisco, June 1948.

Conditions Governing Use

The California Historical Society (CHS) has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 6 (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Women labor leaders -- California -- San Francisco -- Pictorial works
Photographic prints
De Losada, Dorothy Elizabeth Baget, 1921-2010