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William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers, 1888-1955

Creator:
Pearmain, William Robert, 1888-1912  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert, 1888-1912  Search this
Subject:
Sanger, Margaret  Search this
Trautmann, W. E. (William Ernst)  Search this
Sanger, William  Search this
Upton, Sarah  Search this
Dole, Charles F. (Charles Fletcher)  Search this
Pearmain, Alice  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Pearmain, Margaret  Search this
Pearmain, Jack  Search this
Pearmain, Summer  Search this
Pearmain, Mary  Search this
Berkman, Alexander  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  Search this
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Brooks, John Graham  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Type:
Writings
Photographs
Sketches
Watercolors
Diaries
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Travel -- Europe  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Political activists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Political activists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210997
AAA_collcode_pearwill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210997
Online Media:

Industrial Workers of the World

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
black; white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 17 in; 50.8 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
poster
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Made at:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Subject:
Death  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Flags  Search this
Family  Search this
Latino  Search this
Credit Line:
Brian Leber
ID Number:
2015.0066.21
Accession number:
2015.0066
Catalog number:
2015.0066.21
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-e8b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1693780

Twenty Five Years of Industrial Unionism

Referenced:
Haywood, William "Big Bill"  Search this
Debs, Eugene V.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
red; grey (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
Pamphlet
Date made:
1930
Subject:
Socialism  Search this
Labor Unions  Search this
Related event:
Founding of the Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.113
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.113
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Labor History Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ad1d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290763

Industrial Workers of the World--International Labor Solidarity

Physical Description:
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
cloth cotton (overall material)
Object Name:
T-Shirt
Associated dates:
1988 / 1988
ID Number:
1990.0042.01
Catalog number:
1990.0042.01
Accession number:
1990.0042
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Labor History Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0266-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059370

The Industrial Workers of the World

Affiliated union:
United Auto Workers  Search this
Referenced:
International Workers of the World  Search this
Maker:
United Auto Workers  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
Poster
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Associated Place:
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
labor issues  Search this
Workers  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian
ID Number:
1988.0701.14
Catalog number:
1988.0701.14
Accession number:
1988.0701
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-aed7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1050826

I Reside Wherever There Is A Good Fight Against Wrong

Maker:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 11 in; 34.29 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Advertisement
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York City
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
labor issues  Search this
Credit Line:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
ID Number:
1986.0710.0049
Accession number:
1986.0710
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Clothing & Accessories
Princeton Posters
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-a3c9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_538738

Industrial Workers of the World - IWW

Transfer:
Library of Congress  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 in; x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
Button
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
U.S. Legislative Branch, Library of Congress, Exchange and Gift Division
ID Number:
1984.0374.64
Accession number:
1984.0374
Catalog number:
1984.0374.64
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Labor History Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f5a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_680704

poster

Object Name:
Poster
ID Number:
PL.227739.1920.F03
Accession number:
227739
Catalog number:
227739.1920.F03
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-a3e7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1131750

William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers

Creator:
Pearmain, William Robert, 1888-1912  Search this
Names:
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Berkman, Alexander, 1870-1936  Search this
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910  Search this
Dole, Charles F. (Charles Fletcher), 1845-1927  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Pearmain, Alice  Search this
Pearmain, Jack  Search this
Pearmain, Margaret  Search this
Pearmain, Mary  Search this
Pearmain, Summer  Search this
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966  Search this
Sanger, William, b. 1888?  Search this
Trautmann, W. E. (William Ernst), b. 1869  Search this
Upton, Sarah  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Sketches
Watercolors
Diaries
Date:
1888-1955
Summary:
The papers of painter and activist William Robert Pearmain (1888-1912) and the Pearmain family measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1888-1955. Papers are found for William Robert Pearmain, his wife Nancy Douglas Brush (later Bowditch), their daughter Mary "Polly" Pearmain, and other members of the Pearmain family. There are biographical materials; family correspondence; a watercolor; a travel diary and school essays by Pearmain; printed materials, including clippings and two publications by the Industrial Workers of the World; and photographs of the Pearmain family and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and activist William Robert Pearmain (1888-1912) and the Pearmain family measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1888-1955. Papers are found for William Robert Pearmain, his wife Nancy Douglas Brush (later Bowditch), their daughter Mary "Polly" Pearmain, and other members of the Pearmain family. There are biographical materials; family correspondence; a watercolor; a travel diary and school essays by Pearmain; printed materials, including clippings and two publications by the Industrial Workers of the World; and photographs of the Pearmain family and artwork.

Scattered biographical information includes materials concerning the Pearmain and Upton families including a wedding invitation, school transcripts, biographical sketches and a debutate ball program from 1931.

Much of the correspondence is from William Robert Pearmain to his family written while in school and in Europe. Pearmain's correspondence with his family discusses his career, marriage, daughter, travel, and political views. Later correspondence is from both Robert and Nancy to family members. Other family correspondence is between Nancy, Polly, Sarah Upton, Sumner, Alice, Margaret, and Jack Pearmain.

There are a few incoming letters to Robert, including one from Margaret Sanger. There are condolence letters to Nancy from John Graham Brooks, Rockwell Kent, William Sanger, and Alexander Beckman. A letter from George de Forest Brush to Robert's mother, possibly dated 1906, discusses her unhappiness about Robert leaving Harvard and staying with the Brushs' in Italy. A photocopy of a letter from Samuel Clemens to George de Forest Brush is found. Additional correspondents include Charles F. Dole and William E. Trautmann.

Artwork consists of one watercolor by William Robert Pearmain. Writings and notes include one diary written by Robert while in Europe (1907), school essays, and a list of European trip expenses. Printed materials include clippings, and one issue each of Solidarity , and Mother Earth. Photographs are of a drawing of William Robert Pearmain by Will Loring and family snapshots of Robert, Nancy, and Polly Pearmain in New Hampshire (1911).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1888-circa 1955 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1899-1955 (Box 1; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 3: Artwork, circa 1910 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1900-1908 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1907-1913 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1900-1911 (Box 1; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
William Robert Pearmain (1888-1912), known as Robert, was a painter and political activist working in Boston and New York City. Born to a wealthy family in New England, Pearmain attended Harvard University to study architecture and studied painting in Italy under George de Forest Brush.

Between 1907 and 1908, Pearmain travelled through France and Italy studying with Brush and other artists. Upon returning to the United States, Pearmain married the eldest daughter of his mentor, Nancy Douglas Brush in Dublin, New Hampshire. Also an artist, Nancy settled with Robert in Boston and later in New York City. While in New York, Pearmain worked as an assistant to muralist Barry Faulkner. In 1911, the Pearmains welcomed their daughter Mary Alice, whom they called Polly.

While in New York, Pearmain grew dissatisfied with his artistic career. He discovered an interest in the conditions of the working class and his social and political viewpoints became increasingly radical. Despite his privilaged upbringing, he immersed himself in the world of manual labor. Leaving his wife and daughter behind, Robert walked from New York City to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to work at the Westinghouse Electric Company. Additionally, Pearmain became associated with the Industrial Workers of the World organization and participated in anarchist demonstrations.

Soon after arriving in Pittsburgh, Pearmain's health started to fail. His family believed the hard working conditions caused his illness and a doctor suggested that he return to Massachusetts to recover. In September of 1912, Robert Pearmain died of leukemia. Later, Nancy remarried Dr. Harold Bowditch.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Nancy Douglas Bowditch papers, circa 1900s-1970s that contain materials relating to her first husband, William Robert Pearmain and an oral history interview with Nancy Douglas Bowditch conducted on January 30, 1974 by Robert F. Brown.
Separated Material:
That Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 4589) including a drawing by Will Loring of William Robert Pearmain as a child. This item was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Nancy Bowditch and Edward F. McClennen, Pearmain's widow and grandson, donated the William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers in 1973 and 1974. The photograph of the drawing on microfilm reel 4859 was lent for microfilming by William Robert Pearmain, Pearmain's nephew, in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Travel -- Europe  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Political activists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Political activists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Sketches
Watercolors
Diaries
Citation:
William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers, 1888-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pearwill
See more items in:
William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pearwill
Online Media:

Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.)

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Labor & Labor Unions, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Labor & Labor Unions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Labor & Labor Unions / Organization Records, Literature, and Photographs / 1: Labor Organizations / 1.1: Unions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-labor-ref550

We Have Fed You All A Thousand Years [sound recording]

Performer:
Phillips, Utah  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
British Columbia
Canada
Utah
California
Date:
1984
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Working class  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Labor  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Local number:
Philo 1076
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_357030

American Favorite Ballads [Box] [sound recording]

Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Producer:
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Liner notes:
Logsdon, Guy William  Search this
Subject:
Titanic (Steamship)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Mexico
Ireland
Louisiana
New York
Texas
Kentucky
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2009
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Railroads--Songs and music  Search this
Sea songs  Search this
Minstrel shows  Search this
Music  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Patriotic music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Outlaw songs  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Africa--Songs and music  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Hymns  Search this
Shape-note singing  Search this
Country music  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs--Pennsylvania  Search this
Military music  Search this
Talking Blues  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Mining--Songs and music  Search this
Hollering  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Twelve string guitar  Search this
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
United States--Civil war, 1861-1865  Search this
Immigrant communities  Search this
Shakers  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
World War I  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Horse racing  Search this
Local number:
FP-CFP-CD-40155
Smithsonian Folkways 40155
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_354952

Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical / Jacqueline Jones

Author:
Jones, Jacqueline 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Parsons, Lucy E (Lucy Eldine) 1853-1942  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Anarchists  Search this
Working class--History  Search this
Labor movement--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092813

Haywire Mac [sound recording] / Harry K. McClintock ; recorded by Sam Eskin

Performer:
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby) 1882-1957  Search this
Recorder:
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Creator:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1972
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Local number:
FW05272
Folkways 5272
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232311
Online Media:

Haywire Mac [sound recording]

Artist:
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby) 1882-1957  Search this
Recorder:
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1950
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Local number:
Cook 1124
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Cook Records Collection
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233527

"Abe Lincoln"/"Joe Hill" [sound recording]

Performer:
Loring, Michael, b. 1908  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Working class  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-1211
TAC 1
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_321391

I Will Win: Songs of the Wobblies [sound recording]

Performer:
Glazer, Joe  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Maryland
Date:
1977
Topic:
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Working class  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Labor  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Hill, Joe, 1879-1915  Search this
Local number:
Collector 1927
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_347789

On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings [sound recording]

Performer:
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Liner notes:
Catalotti, Robert  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Jews  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Labor  Search this
Hill, Joe, 1879-1915  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Local number:
SF-COMM-CD-40178
Smithsonian Folkways 40178
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_353222

Songs of the Wobblies [sound recording]

Performer:
Glazer, Joe  Search this
Friedland, William H  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Michigan
Maryland
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Working class  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Labor  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Local number:
Labor Arts 3
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_357181

Last Pit in the Rhondda [sound recording]

Performer:
Burns, Dave  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
British  Search this
Welsh  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Great Britain
Wales
Topic:
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Working class  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Labor  Search this
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921  Search this
Hill, Joe, 1879-1915  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Strikes and lockouts  Search this
Local number:
Wobbly 001
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_359668

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