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Descriptive inventory for the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter records, 1971-1996

Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter records

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Descriptive inventory for the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter records, 1971-1996

Prepared by Ellen Brooks, 2010; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2011.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter records, 1971-1996 (inclusive)
Creator: Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.)
Dates: 1971-1996 (inclusive)
Accession number: 1999.0037
Bib number: 00217698
Call number: MSS Lot C
Size: 3.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift of Frank L. Rosen (accession #: 1999.0037).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Lois Rosen papers (1999.0037) and Bread and Roses, the newsletter of the CLUW, Chicago Chapter, cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Meeting minutes, membership materials, newsletters, bulletins, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, resolutions, event programs, invitations, and other records of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter. Materials were compiled by Lois Rosen, a Chicago political activist and labor union advocate who was active in the organization. Topics include affirmative action, childcare, the Equal Rights Amendment, strikes and boycotts in which the CLUW participated, and the case of Karen Silkwood. Notable figures include Florence Criley, Joyce D. Miller, and Addie Wyatt.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) was founded in Chicago (Ill.) in 1974. Goals of the organization include increasing women's involvement in unions and political activities, as well as promoting affirmative action in the workplace. As of 2011, the organization had more than 40 chapters.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Affirmative action programs--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Boycotts--United States--20th century
Child care services--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Equal rights amendments--United States--20th century
Social action--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social action--United States--20th century
Strikes and lockouts--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women in the labor movement--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women in the labor movement--United States--20th century
Women labor leaders--United States--20th century
Women labor union members--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women's rights--Illinois--Chicago--Societies, etc.
Women's rights--United States--Societies, etc.
Persons:
Criley, Florence
Miller, Joyce D. (Joyce Dannen), 1928-
Rosen, Lois A.
Silkwood, Karen, 1946-1974
Wyatt, Addie L., 1924-
Organizations:
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.)
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Chicago Chapter--Archives
Genre/Form:
Bulletins
Correspondence
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Programs (documents)
Reports
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Economic conditions--20th century
United States--Economic conditions--20th century
United States--Politics and government--1951-

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in five series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative files, 1971-1996 (box 1-2)
Series 2. General materials, 1975-1996 (box 2-4)
Series 3. Conference and event materials, 1977-1995 (box 4-6)
Series 4. Topical files, 1979-1993 (box 6-7)
Series 5. Correspondence and statements, 1976-1996 (box 7-8)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Kathleen Lucas using Oxygen editor, 2015.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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