Marc Blitzstein Papers, 1918-1989

Container Title
M90-226
Part 16 (M90-226): Additions, 1942-1976
Physical Description: 4.5 cubic feet (4 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize folder) 
Scope and Content Note: Additions, 1942-1976, to TWUA records belonging to Irving Kahan, director of education and publicity and editor of Textile Labor including documentation on union activities, strikes, conventions, and organizing through news releases, correspondence, background information, special edition newspapers; and organizing pamphlets, posters, and literature. There is information on J.P. Stevens, byssinosis, Cone Mills, and advertising. For related material see also M87-299.
Box   1
Oil Workers Union, CIO, Organizing handbills
Box   1
International Labor Press Association Awards of Merit, American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrialized Organizations/Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO)/(CLC), 1957, 1960-1961, 1964-1966, 1972-1976
Box   1
Pro-TWUA literature, flyers
Irving Kahan files
Box   1
Advertising and public relations, Henry Zon and Associates, 1968-1970
Box   1
Public Relations Committee, 1968-1969
“Boycott kit,” materials related to strikes and boycotts
Box   1
Photographs
Box   1
Leaflets, advertisements
Box   1
Letters of appeal, Farah strike
Box   1
Picketing
Box   1
Fact sheets
Box   1
Newsletters
News releases
Box   1
1959 April 30-1966 March 30
Physical Description: 249 folders 
Box   2
1966 April 6-1973 September 18
Physical Description: 287 folders 
Box   3
1973 September 20-1976 June 2
Physical Description: 114 folders 
Box   3
Byssinosis, Brown Lung disease, news articles, memos, and background materials, circa 1969-1971
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   3
J.P. Stevens, news articles, memos, and background material, 1965-1969
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   4
1949 convention, correspondence regarding Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) convention recording
Box   4
1950 convention
1952 convention
Box   4
7th Biennial Convention badge “Press”
Box   4
Correspondence
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   4
Call, Executive Council report
Box   4
Committees
Box   4
Exhibits
Box   4
Honest Ballot Association
Box   4
Newspapermen
Box   4
Photographer and printer
1954 convention
Box   4
Committees
Box   4
Resolutions
Box   4
Correspondence, K. Fiester, L. Rogin
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   4
Decorations
Box   4
Exhibits
Box   4
Program
Box   4
Memorial service, M. Bishop
Box   4
Theater tickets
Box   4
Kit
Box   4
Reports
Box   4
Convention supplement, T.L.
Box   4
1955 AFL-CIO convention
Box   4
1956 convention, correspondence
Box   4
Education Department, Cone Mills, correspondence, documents, reports, collections, 1951-1955
Organizing literature
Box   5
Hartford, Connecticut
Box   5
Birmingham, Alabama
Box   5
Cleveland, Ohio
Box   5
Wage increase, Rayon
Box   5
“Let's Show 'Em Again,” 1951 August
Box   5
Advertising, cotton strike, 1951 March
Box   5
Cotton Rayon special edition, 1951 February
Box   5
Orders on “Why,” wage differential, chain mills, 1950 October
Box   5
“Ben Franklin,” 1951 March
Box   5
“Poor Mr. Boss,” 1951 March
Box   5
“Who Says it's Cold,” 1951 March
Box   5
It Took Both Hands, 1951 August
Box   5
Textile Labor Victory Edition, 1951 October
Box   5
John W. Vandercook, excerpts from broadcast on state of wages, 1955 July 5
Box   5
Testimony of W. Pollock, Senate Committee on Labor Welfare, 1955 April 22
Box   5
“Pep Up Your Organizing Campaign with Attractive Cards”
Box   5
Emil Rieve, column on how Taft-Hartley hits union “responsibility,” 1948 July 6
Box   5
Strike bulletins, 1951
Box   5
“A Raise? Sure- But You'll Have to Pay for It!”
Box   5
“A Home of Your Own, To Raise a Union Family In”
Box   5
Bernard Nossiter, “Slump in Textiles,” The Nation, 1955 January 22
Box   5
“Hey, Get Out of that Easy Chair!”
Box   5
“Are You Caught in the Middle?”
Box   5
“We Can't Afford to Give You Decent Wages”
Box   5
“Come in and Get Yours,” Carpet Workers
Box   5
“A Dollar and Hour Minimum: What Will it Mean to You?”
Box   5
“Why U.S. Congress Should Boost Minimum Wage Law”
Box   5
“Down at the Shop”
Box   5
“How Far Did You Have to Stretch for Your Nickel?”
Box   5
“How High is Up? How Low is Down”
Box   5
“It is Long Overdue- The Textile Workers Need, Deserve, and Should Receive a Wage Increase”
Box   5
“Wages are Going Up-Up-Up and are You Coming Along?”
Box   5
Letter from William Pollock to Mr. E. Howard Bennett, editor of America's Textile Reporter, 1956 March 5
Box   5
Report of the Organizing Committee to the Executive Council, 1956 February 27
Box   5
United Textile Workers (UTW)
Box   5
Arms Textile Manufacturing
Box   5
Beaverbrook Mills
Box   5
Berkshire Fine Spinning
Box   5
William Carver Company
Box   5
Dacotah Cotton Mills
Box   5
“Dyers; Raise Sweeping South ... Did You Get Yours?”
Box   5
“Meet the Union for Dyeing, Finishing, Printing, and Bleaching Workers”
Box   5
Gnoic Workers
Box   5
Hayward-Shuster Woolen Mills
Box   5
Johnson & Johnson Chicopee Workers
Box   5
Laundry Workers Organizing Committee
Box   5
James Lee Carpet
Box   5
Massachusetts Mohair Plush
Box   5
Mooresville Mills
Box   5
Nashua Finishing
Box   5
Owens-Corning Fiberglass
Box   5
Pontiac
Box   5
Royal Cotton Mill
Box   5
Virginia Mills
Box   5
Wallesford Woolen Company
Box   5
Waumber Dyeing and Finishing
Box   5
Cannon Mills
Box   5
CWA Mills
Box   5
Chatham Manufacturing
Box   5
Cherokee Textile
Box   5
Clark Thread
Box   5
Cleveland Worsted
Box   5
Coats and Clark
Box   5
Firestone Mill
Box   5
Cone Mills, Salisbury, New York
Box   5
Cranston Print
Box   5
P.H. Hanes
Box   5
Lee's Carpet
Box   5
Louise Workers
Box   5
Lowland Workers
Box   5
Modern Venetian Blinds
Box   5
Mooresville Cotton Mills
Box   5
New Braumfels Textiles
Box   5
Roanoke Pupils
Box   5
Shelby Cotton
Box   5
Spofford Mill
Box   5
Standard-Coosa-Thatcher
Box   5
Union Bleachery
Box   5
U.S. Rubber
Box   5
Valdese Manufacturing
Box   5
Van Roalte, Dunkirk, New York
Box   5
West Point Manufacturing
Box   5
American Thread
Box   5
Boger and Crawford
Box   5
Avondale Mills, campaign, 1955
Box   5
S. Blumenthal and Company
Box   5
International Packing
Box   5
Gastonia Combed Yarn
Box   5
Davis and Geck
Box   5
Dalton
Box   5
Communication Workers
Box   5
Lennett
Box   5
Headline leaflet
Box   5
Spinning Gold, Kempton
Box   5
TWUA Triples Woolen/Cotton Wages
Box   5
Ruffin, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) leaflet
Box   5
Turn the Tables on High Prices
Box   5
Speeches of Introduction
Box   5
Burlington leaflets
Box   5
Textile Unionist, publication for Burlington workers
Box   5
American Enka
Box   5
Aleo Manufacturing
Box   5
John McCarthy's leaflets, 1949 July 2
Box   5
Alden Rug
Box   5
Burlington Mills, 1955-1957
Box   5
“E” list opinion molders
Box   5
Miscellaneous
Box   5
Union Election Papers
Box   5
Newsletter and releases
Oversize Folder  
Textile Labor, newspaper special editions, 1942-1944, 1952-1953
Note: These issues are very fragile.