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certificate

Named:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Congress of Industrial Organizations  Search this
Rhode Island State Industrial Union Council  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28.7 cm x 41.5 cm; 11 5/16 in x 16 5/16 in
Object Name:
Certificate
Associated Date:
1950-11-28
ID Number:
1989.0693.5573
Catalog number:
1989.0693.5573
Accession number:
1989.0693
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1312445

photograph

Depicted:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 53 in; 25.4 cm x 134.62 cm
Object Name:
Photograph
Associated Date:
1939-05-18, 1939-05-19
ID Number:
1989.0693.3677
Catalog number:
1989.0693.3677
Accession number:
1989.0693
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1312714

Help Textiles Workers Win Justice - Boycott J.P. Stevens

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
J. P. Stevens & Co., Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 5/8 in; x 4.1275 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
Southern Labor Archives
ID Number:
1980.0618.10
Accession number:
1980.0618.10
Catalog number:
1980.0618.10
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663170

DON'T SLEEP WITH J.P. STEVENS

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
ID Number:
1979.1048.04
Catalog number:
1979.1048.04
Accession number:
1979.1048.04
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663177

hat

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Object Name:
Hat
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
Kenneth L. Kramer
ID Number:
1979.0976.45
Accession number:
1979.0976.45
Catalog number:
1979.0976.45
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663145

Textile Workers Union of America

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 in; x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
Kenneth L. Kramer
ID Number:
1979.0976.10
Accession number:
1979.0976.10
Catalog number:
1979.0976.10
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663167

Textile Workers Union of America - Vote CIO

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in; x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
ID Number:
1979.0976.63
Accession number:
1979.0976.63
Catalog number:
1979.0976.63
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663168

Textile Workers Union of America - TWUA - CIO

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 in; x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
Kenneth L. Kramer
ID Number:
1979.0976.28
Accession number:
1979.0976.28
Catalog number:
1979.0976.28
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663169

Boycott J.P. Stevens

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
ID Number:
1979.0976.07
Accession number:
1979.0976.07
Catalog number:
1979.0976.07
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663172

Save Our Gains - Vote CIO TWUA

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 in; x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
Kenneth L. Kramer
ID Number:
1979.0976.46
Accession number:
1979.0976.46
Catalog number:
1979.0976.46
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663173

Textile Workers 17 Paid C.I.O. May 1937 Organizing Committee

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in; x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1937
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
ID Number:
1979.0976.23
Accession number:
1979.0976.23
Catalog number:
1979.0976.23
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663174

Textile Workers Paid C.I.O. June 1937 Organizing Committee

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 in; x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1937
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Related Publication:
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
ID Number:
1979.0976.29
Accession number:
1979.0976
Catalog number:
1979.0976.29
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663175

Guest - Annual Convention - TWUA

Associated institution:
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Badge, Convention
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
Kenneth L. Kramer
ID Number:
1979.0976.16
Accession number:
1979.0976.16
Catalog number:
1979.0976.16
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663176

Collector Records business records

Musician:
Penn, Larry  Search this
McGee, Bobbie  Search this
Magpie  Search this
Killen, Louis  Search this
Creator:
Collector Records  Search this
Glazer, Joe, 1918-2006  Search this
Extent:
34.28 Cubic feet (3 record boxes of business records; 8 record boxes, including 374 non-master audio reels (10", 7", 5", 4" and 2" reels); 160 10" reels in open stacks; 4 record boxes, including 853 audio cassettes; 1 record box, including 36 video cassettes; and 491 long play records, 45s and compact discs.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital audio tapes
Vhs (videotape format)
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1937-2004
bulk 1960-1990
Summary:
This collection documents the activities of Joe Glazer's record label Collector Records. Materials include the label's original commercial recordings, paper records related to day-to-day business operations and production, field recordings made by Joe Glazer, and Glazer's personal music collection.
Scope and Contents:
The Collector Records business records, measuring 34.28 cubic feet, date from 1937-2004 and contain materials relating to founder Joe Glazer's work with the label, as well as his work as a participant in the labor movement.

The records include papers documenting the promotion, production, and business operations of Collector Records; original audiorecordings used for Collector Records masters; audiorecordings made in the field by Joe Glazer; video recordings of performances by and interviews with Joe Glazer, including performances at labor union events; audiorecordings of interviews with Joe Glazer; Collector Records recordings and releases; and Glazer's personal commercial music collection.
Arrangement:
Records are arranged in 7 series:

Series 1: Promotional, Performance, and Record Planning Materials, 1971-2004

Series 2: Financial and Administrative Records, 1966-2003

Series 3: Open-reel Audiorecordings, 1937-1990

Series 4: Cassette Audiorecordings, 1949-2002

Series 5: Video Recordings, 1984-2004

Series 6: Digital Audio Tape (DAT) Audiorecordings, 1982-1994

Series 7: Published Audiorecordings
Biographical / Historical:
Since the Industrial Revolution, working people have been organizing and campaigning for better treatment from their employers. The labor movement and its unions struggle for fair wages, safe working conditions, and many other benefits. Music is an important tool in the labor movement to motivate workers and help build solidarity. Labor songs detail political issues, glorify martyrs and heroes in the movement, and, most of all, inspire and uplift workers. Joe Glazer (1918-2006), often called "Labor's Troubadour," spent a lifetime as one of America's noted historians of labor song. His booming baritone and exuberant guitar have performed for millions of workers, strikers, and students. He was the author of several significant labor songs, notably "The Mill Was Made of Marble," which is a commentary on the need for cleaner, safer mill conditions for textile workers. In addition to his performing, he was employed by the United Rubber Workers, the Textile Workers Union of America, and the United States Information Agency over the course of his career.

Glazer founded Collector Records in 1970 to distribute his own recordings of labor songs and those of younger and newer performers he had met through his work—many of them through the Labor Heritage Foundation, which he founded in 1978, and its yearly Great Labor Arts Exchange. Some artists, such as Bobbie McGee, went on to become well-known folk singers, but many Collector artists remained at their jobs. Eddie Starr (1956-2003) was a third-generation Illinois steelworker who declined a life on the road as a rock musician, and took a factory job at home to support his family. Kenny Winfree was a textile worker when Glazer heard his bluegrass-style labor songs. He continues to work, now at an aircraft plant in Texas, where he is an active member of UAW Local 848.

Collector Records paints a clear picture of workers' struggles. Songs depict everyday hazards and ailments encountered on the job, allowing workers to express their situation and make audiences aware of their plight. "Cotton Mill Colic" is a classic folk song written in 1926 by David McCarn, a textile mill worker in North Carolina that describes the harsh conditions and low pay of mill-working life. The steelworker in "Corrido Minero" sings about the ever-present danger of working in a mine with outdated equipment. Newer workplace issues are expressed in labor songs as well. The worker in John O'Connor's song suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome, one of the most frequent of modern workplace afflictions, occurring among those who perform a great deal of computer data entry and causing extreme pain in the hands and arms.

Collector Records Business Records is a historic collection presenting music to inspire and motivate working people. The Glazer family donated the label's recordings, along with Glazer's original song and narrative recordings, business records, and personal commercial music collection to the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in 2006.
Provenance:
The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the Collector Records business records in 2006 through a donation by the Glazer family.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.

Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, or publication of items in the Collector Records business records. Please consult the archivists for additional information about the materials and their use.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Protest songs  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Labor movement -- Songs and music  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital audio tapes
VHS (videotape format)
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes -- Open reel
Citation:
Collector Records business records, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.COLL
See more items in:
Collector Records business records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-coll
Additional Online Media:

Tommi Parzinger collection

Creator:
Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, b. 1905  Search this
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.  Search this
Names:
American Designers' Institute  Search this
Charak of Boston  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Katzenbach & Warren  Search this
Norddeutscher Lloyd  Search this
Palumbo Gallery  Search this
Parzinger Originals (Firm)  Search this
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Cameron, Donald  Search this
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.  Search this
Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, b. 1905  Search this
Rosenthal, Rena.  Search this
Tritt, Olga.  Search this
Widdicomb, William.  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Photographs
Clippings
Blueprints
Catalogs
Drawings
Awards
Articles
Sketches
Correspondence
Date:
1935-1981
Summary:
This collection does not represent the entire Parzinger archive. The German firm, K.P.M., has the drawings Parzinger produced for the line of ceramics and a part of the documentation for the work in the United States was damaged or lost in a 1951 flood in the Madison Avenue office. However, enough of the archive remains to document a significant part of the designer's work from the 1940s-1970s. Included in the collection are brochures, ad sheets, magazine pages, chart-like sheets of furniture designs, drawings or blueprints, clippings, photographs, press articles, and pages of notes. The collection does not include business papers which were deliberately excluded for space reasons.
Arrangement note:
Materials are arranged into ten record groups: I. Furniture Designs for Willow & Reed, Salterini, Parzinger Originals and others; II. Silver Design; III. Ceramic/China Design; IV. Designs for Objects made of non-precious metals; V. Objects of Miscellaneous or Obscure Materials; VI. Designs for Enamel Work; VII. Designs for Textiles and/or Wallcoverings; IX. Lighting Fixture Design (electric); and X. Miscellaneous Items. There are also seven 3-ring binders containing photographs of Parzinger's furniture, silver, ceramics, and metalwork from the 1930s--the 1970s. There are notes on the backs of many of the photographs. There are also sketches of his designs for clients. Binder 7 contains photographs of 63 furniture designs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.
Biographical/Historical note:
Tommi (Anton) Parzinger (1903-1981) was born in Munich and received professional design training there at the Kunstgewebeschule (School of Arts and Crafts).He began his career as a freelance designer in Germany and Austria, working in ceramics, wallpapers, lighting, textiles, and furniture. In 1932 he came to the United States as a prize for winning a poster contest for North German Lloyd, the steamship company. In 1935 he settled in New York and became associated with Rena Rosenthal ("smart furniture and accessories shop") as a designer of china, glassware and furniture. Furniture became is primary focus in 1938 he became a designer for Charak of Boston. In 1939 he formed his own business, Parzinger, Inc., 54 East 57th Street, designing silver as well as furniture. Renamed Parzinger Originals in 1946, the firm also had addresses at 32 East 57th Street; 601 Fifth Avenue and 441 Madison Avenue. Donald Cameron became his partner. In addition to his own firm, he designed furniture, fabrics, lighting and a range of accessories for other firms, including Salterini (wrought iron), Hofstatter (furniture), Dorlyn (brass), and Willow & Reed (rattan). He also produced custom designs for interior decorators and many private clients. In 1996 and 1998 his work was shown by Palumbo Gallery, 972 Lexington Avenue, New York City.
Separated Materials note:
The Cooper-Hewitt departments of Drawings and Prints, Applied Arts, and Textiles and Wallcoverings has additional materials on Parzinger in their collections.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Donald Cameron in 1998.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited; Permission of Library Director required; Policy.
Occupation:
Interior designers -- United States  Search this
Industrial designers -- Germany  Search this
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Furniture designers -- Germany  Search this
Furniture designers -- United States  Search this
Interior designers -- Germany  Search this
Topic:
Design -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Clippings
Blueprints
Catalogs
Drawings
Awards
Articles
Sketches
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1998-19-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1998-19-1

State Historical Society of Wisconsin: "The Textile Workers Union of America Oral History Project" (1979)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Assistant Director for Academic Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-092, National Museum of American History. Office of the Assistant Director for Academic Programs, Program Records
See more items in:
Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-092-refidd1e1197

The Oxford encyclopedia of American business, labor, and economic history / Melvyn Dubofsky, editor in chief

Title:
Encyclopedia of American business, labor, and economic history
Author:
Dubofsky, Melvyn 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes ; 27 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
©2013
Topic:
Industries--History  Search this
Business--History  Search this
Labor--History  Search this
Industrial relations--History  Search this
Commerce  Search this
History  Search this
Economic policy  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083799

The voice of southern labor : radio, music, and textile strikes, 1929-1934 / Vincent J. Roscigno and William F. Danaher

Author:
Roscigno, Vincent J  Search this
Danaher, William F  Search this
Subject:
Textile Workers Union of America History  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 177 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Textile workers--Labor unions--History  Search this
Radio broadcasting--Social aspects--History  Search this
Music--Social aspects--History  Search this
Strikes and lockouts--Textile industry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820171

Like night & day : unionization in a southern mill town/ Daniel J. Clark

Title:
Like night and day
Author:
Clark, Daniel J  Search this
Subject:
Textile Workers Union of America History  Search this
Harriet Cotton Mills (Henderson, N.C.) History  Search this
Henderson Cotton Mills (Henderson, N.C.) History  Search this
Physical description:
x, 260 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Carolina
Henderson
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Textile workers--Labor unions--History  Search this
Strikes and lockouts--Textile industry--History  Search this
Textile workers--History  Search this
Cotton textile industry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_531301

What do we need a union for? : the TWUA in the South, 1945-1955 / Timothy J. Minchin

Author:
Minchin, Timothy J  Search this
Subject:
Textile Workers Union of America History  Search this
Physical description:
285 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1997
C1997
20th century
Topic:
Textile workers--Labor unions--History  Search this
Textile workers--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_556474

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