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Triangle Factory Fire Exhibit

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Title

Triangle Factory Fire Exhibit

Subject

New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees
Triangle Shirtwaist Company
Women textile workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century
Sweatshops -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century
Textile factories -- Fires and fire prevention
Labor laws and legislation -- History
Industrial relations -- History
Labor movement -- History
Women -- Social conditions

Description

This web exhibit presents original documents and secondary sources on the Triangle Fire, held by the Cornell University Library. They are housed in the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections also contributed to the exhibit. The bulk of the primary sources were drawn from the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Archives which, along with the records of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, form the basis for the archives of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE!) which reside at Cornell.

This site includes selected information on a terrible and unnecessary tragedy involving the death of many young working women in a New York City sweatshop at the beginning of the 20th century and the resulting investigations and reforms. You will find original documents, oral histories, and photographs. You can hear and read first-hand accounts by survivors and others that will provide a glimpse into the lives of workers and a sense of the horrors of a factory fire that claimed the lives of 146 young workers.

Creator

New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Contributor

Cornell University
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees

Format

Fonds (collections)
Photographs
Articles
Songs (document genre)

Language

eng

Additional Item Metadata

Spatial Coverage

Manhattan (borough)

Temporal Coverage

1911-01-01 1911-12-31

Online Submission

No

Collection Item Type Metadata

Local Project URL

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/

Institution Type

Academic library