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Labor unions

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Jesse Lee Albritton Papers

Identifier: harsh-2010-04

Jesse Lee Albritton was a Chicago-based labor organizer and author of regular columns featured throughout the 1940s and 1950s in the Chicago Crusader and Federation News. This collection includes materials related to Jesse Albritton’s work as a journalist, publisher, and public figure. It spans the years 1938-2005; the bulk of the collection consists of a scrapbook, political sketches, newspaper clippings, speeches, correspondence, and records relating to Albritton’s death.

Dates: 1938-1965

Herbert Hill Papers

Identifier: harsh-1996-06

Herbert Hill served in the 1950s and 1960s as labor director of the NAACP, where he was one of the most effective voices raised against racial discrimination by unions. He was later a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin. His collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and published articles written by Hill.

Dates: 1963 - 2002

Milk Dealers Association Ledger and Minute Book

Identifier: spe-mda

Account book from the Milk Dealers Association [which may also have been known as the "Milkman Association"] in the Roseland neighborhood. While most of the entries are minutes from the Association meetings, the value of the book is its documentation of a grass-roots union movement in Chicago.

Dates: 1889 - 1895

Susan B. Rosenblum Papers

Identifier: spe-00186

This small collection consists of case studies, legal documents, reports, pamphlets and booklets connected to Susan B. Rosenblum’s work in Chicago in the 1980s. Items in the collection relate to three distinct areas of focus: displacement in the Uptown neighborhood in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the 1984 closing of the Playskool toy factory in West Humboldt Park and the creation of the non-profit Chicago Consortium of Worker Education in 1989.

Dates: 1980-1991