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Items with subject 'Labor History'

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Account Book of Dr. Daniel Boone Clarke

by Clarke, Daniel Boone (1886 – 1889)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This book is a record of Dr. Daniel Boone Clarke's account with the merchants, George E. Kennedy & Sons, between 1886 and 1889. Clarke was a doctor who operated a pharmacy in Washington, D.C., but was also President of the Franklin Life Insurance Company and a director of the Metropolitan Railroad Company, U.S. Electric Light Company, and the National Bank of the Republic. Products purchased range and include items like tea, lemons, celery seed, salt, olives, candles, and many other things.

Identifier: SC2014.062
Repository: Special Collections
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American Labor Poster Illustrations

by International Photo Engravers Union (circa 1940s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These approximately 50 pages contain cartoons that support American unions and laborers in general from the 1940s. The cartoons were intended to be used on posters and examples of how to use the illustrations in a layout are included on the pages. Each page contains several illustrations and the depictions range from laborers standing up to capitalists to references to the Taft-Hartley Act.

Associated Subjects: Labor History • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2016.027
Repository: Special Collections
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Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ledger (Cortland, New York)

by Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (1939 – 1967)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Cortland, New York between 1939 and 1967. Included are membership lists, cash reports, and annual reports, as well as several loose letters.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.041
Repository: Special Collections
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Central Labor Union Journal (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

by Central Labor Union (1927 – 1937)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal documents the meetings and reports of the Central Labor Union in Portsmouth, New Hampshire between 1927 and 1937. The union represented several different trades.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Labor History
Identifier: SC2015.031
Repository: Special Collections
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Cory Family Letters

by Cory, AbbyCory, IsaacCory, John (1852 – 1859)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These letters were written from Abby, John, and Isaac Cory between 1852 and 1859, though primarily in 1852 and 1853. The Corys wrote letters from Stockton, California to their family in Tiverton, Rhode Island explaining to them their life events during the gold rush. The Corys left from New Bedford, Massachusetts and discussed their journey on the sea, across the isthmus on mule with natives, their arrival in San Francisco, and the muddiness of Stockton.

Identifier: SC2017.003b
Repository: Special Collections
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Diaries of Charles Sheafe, Jr.

by Sheafe, Charles Jr. (1905 – 1919)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

These three five-year diaries were written by Charles M. Sheafe, Jr. between 1905 and 1920. Sheafe, who was an Episcopalian and Republican who graduated from the Harvard University Law School in 1901 and took the Bar Examination in 1902, was a noted attorney in New York City and State. While Sheafe resided in Rye, New York, he frequently traveled on train to cities throughout New England. Beginning in 1905, he worked in the legal department of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail Road Company at a time when banker J.P. Morgan was criticized for monopolizing transportation through the company. Sheafe was a member in many different clubs and organizations, including the Port Chester "4 Minute Men," Sons of the American Revolution, Republic Lodge Masons, and the Harvard, Apawamis, and Manursing Island Clubs. Sheafe wrote entries for each day throughout the 14 year period and oftentimes commented on world affairs.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Voyages and Travel • Labor History
Identifier: SC2015.034
Repository: Special Collections
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Diaries of Elaine Zold

by Zold, Elaine (1939 – 1945)

3 folders (0.2 linear feet)

These diaries were written in 1943 and 1945 by Elaine Zold of Chicago, Illinois. Zold was a dancer and USO performer who traveled the United States and wrote extensively about her performances, life on the road, and other activities on hotel stationery and other notepads. She kept a compiled record of each of her performances from 1939 to 1945 and a notepad to practice her signature. While most of Zold's diary entries chronicle her tours throughout the United States, she also visited and performed in Italy in late 1945.

Identifier: SC2016.042
Repository: Special Collections
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Diaries of Frank Burroughs

by Burroughs, Frank (1911, 1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two diaries were written by Frank Burroughs in 1911 and 1919. Burroughs was from Kane, Pennsylvania and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He wrote about train accidents and robberies, as well as his family life.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Labor History • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.045
Repository: Special Collections
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Diaries of Helen Binde

by Binde, Helen (1928)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The two Diaries of Helen Binde offer insight into the life and mind of the young nurse who lived in New Jersey in 1928. At the beginning of 1928, Binde started her career as a nurse; throughout the diaries she wrote openly and often about her patients and fellow employees. She pasted numerous newspaper clippings regarding aviators and, in particular, Charles Lindbergh, in addition to newspaper clippings about politics like the 1928 presidential election. On page 18 of the second diary there is a photograph of Binde which she wrote that she sent to a motion picture company to apply as an actress. Binde also wrote which verse of the Bible that she read that day.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Labor History • Medical History • Newspapers • Politics • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.032
Repository: Special Collections
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Diaries of Henry Evans

by Evans, Henry (1910 – 1915)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These diaries were written by Henry Evans of Laconia, New Hampshire between 1910 and 1915. In the first diary, Evans was 17 years old and finishing school. The other diaries--dated 1911, 1913, and 1915--he worked for a railroad company and also delivered express messages. He wrote about the places he visited regionally, people he saw, and kept an account of his expenditures.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Youth • Railways • Labor History
Identifier: SC2018.004
Repository: Special Collections
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Diaries of John Popp

by Popp, John (1891 – 1935)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two five-year diaries were written by John Popp from 1891 to 1895 and 1931 to 1935. Popp not only wrote about his daily life including church, relationship with his eventual wife Amelia, politics, and work, but also kept extensive notes about his spending and his genealogy. Popp was born in Chicago, Illinois to German immigrants, and his wife, Amelia, immigrated from Germany in 1881. Popp became an executive for a grocery wholesaler and owned several properties.

Associated Subjects: Business • City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2016.110
Repository: Special Collections
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Diaries of Marcus and Minerva Reid

by Reid, MarcusReid, Minerva (1894 – 1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The four diaries of Marcus and Minerva Reid were written in Jefferson County, New York and document the rural farming life of this couple. Marcus wrote three of the diaries, which date 1894, 1906, and 1906; Minerva wrote one of the diaries, which dates 1919 (the original owner wrote their names on the inside cover). While Marcus was listed as a farmer in the census, he wrote frequently about carpentry on houses, roofs, schools, and his shop on his property that included a barn, gravel pit, house, and orchard.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Farm Life • Labor History • Family Life
Identifier: SC2016.014
Repository: Special Collections
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