The following is an announcement from Cornell University may be of interest if your ancestors were active in this union:
The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University's Catherwood Library is pleased to announce that a digital collection of more than 1,000 photographs documenting the ninety-five year history of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union is now available on the Web. Drawn from among the 350,000 labor union and work photographs held by the Kheel Center, the images in this database may be browsed or searched at http://www.laborphotos.cornell.edu. Users are able to save selected images for later review and to order reproductions as digital files or photographic reprints.
The Labor Photos database consists of images of work, union activities and important events in American 20th Century labor history, and is regularly augmented with photographs from the Center's varied collections. Though designed to support teaching and research at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations of which the Catherwood Library is a component, the resources made available are of potential interest to union members, students, teachers, film makers, artists, publishers, and scholars of gender studies, immigration and ethnic studies and labor and working class history.
The Kheel Center (http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/kheel) is Catherwood Library's special collections unit and is one of the country's leading archives of industrial and labor relations holding nearly 28 million historical items. Strengths include the definitive historical records of fourteen international unions including those of the ILGWU, its sister union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, and their ultimate successor, UNITE HERE (http://www.unitehere.org). Center collections are also rich in background material on pioneering federal regulatory and state protective labor legislation. Also available at the Center are the records of professional organizations in related fields as well as the papers of over 500 individuals prominent in the field of industrial relations.
We welcome your inquiries, comments and suggestions. Please contact Barb Morley at email@example.com.
My thanks to Nancy Kendrick for telling me about this new resource.