International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Southwestern Region Educational Department records, 1935-1961 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Title: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Southwestern Region Educational Department records, 1935-1961
ID: 4/2/PP 35
Extent: 7.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1935-1954
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Scope and Contents: The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) Southwestern Region Educational Department records consists primarily of the files of its first and longtime director, Doris Preisler (Wheeler). They include minutes of the Educational Committee for 1937-1942, correspondence, programs, promotional advertising materials, mimeographed announcements, newspaper clippings, and song sheets. A large part of the collection (2 linear feet) is comprised of material related to the one-day institutes sponsored by the department. District Educational Work files are comprised primarily of correspondence. Other correspondence can be found in the International Visitor, Institute, and other project files. The Cooperative Housing files include minutes from the regional Cooperative Housing Committee. Department Activity files include programs, news clippings and scrapbooks.