Fannia M. Cohn papers

Title
Fannia M. Cohn papers, 1914-1962.
Author
Cohn, Fannia M. (Fannia Mary), 1885-
Supplementary Content
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0

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Description
  • 6 linear feet (15 boxes)
  • 13 microfilm reels.
Genre/Form
Photographic prints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • Entire collection available on microfilm;
Original Location (note)
  • Copies of the microfilm of the collection are also available at the Labor Management Documentation Center, Catherwood Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853; and at the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Bobst Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.
Source (note)
  • Selub, Clarice
Biography (note)
  • Fannia M. Cohn (ca. 1885-1962) was a labor official and educator.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
  • Microfilmed
Call Number
MssCol 588
Author
Cohn, Fannia M. (Fannia Mary), 1885-
Title
Fannia M. Cohn papers, 1914-1962.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, working papers for seminars and lecture programs, photographs, personal ephemera, and printed matter. Bulk is correspondence mainly concerning Cohn's work at the ILGWU. Writings include speeches, articles, plays, notes, and other materials on topics such as workers' education, labor, the activities and history of the ILGWU, and the role of women in the labor movement. ILGWU series contains office files of the Educational Dept. with minutes, reports, lists of courses, lecture materials, and printed matter. Also, general files of various organizations in which Cohn was active, Edwin Markham Testimonial Committee correspondence, photographs of Cohn, personal ephemera, and printed materials issued by education and labor groups.
Additional Formats
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Original Location
Copies of the microfilm of the collection are also available at the Labor Management Documentation Center, Catherwood Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853; and at the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Bobst Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.
Biography
Fannia M. Cohn (ca. 1885-1962) was a labor official and educator. She emigrated to the U.S. from Russia in 1904 and served as vice president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) from 1916 to 1925 and as executive secretary of the union's Educational Department from 1918 to 1962. She was active in various labor, education and Jewish organizations.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
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Added Author
Beard, Charles A. (Charles Austin), 1874-1948.
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.
Dubinsky, David, 1892-
Kennedy, William, 1928-
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940.
Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967.
Preston, Evelyn.
Seidman, Joel, 1906-1977
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979.
Sigman, Morris.
Swerdlow, Irwin.
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968.
Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940.
Wolfson, Theresa, 1897-
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Educational Department.
Manumit School for Workers' Children (Pawling, N.Y.)
Workers Education Bureau of America.
Pioneer Youth of America.
International Conference on Workers' Education.
LCCN
ms 68001098
Research Call Number
MssCol 588
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