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Printed Ephemera Collections at Tamiment Library: Trade Unions

A guide to the Printed Ephemera Collections at NYU's Tamiment Library


The Library's Printed Ephemera Collection on Trade Unions, PE 001 includes material generated by internationals and federations as well as national, regional and local bodies of trade unions including departments and divisions within each union.  While a small portion of the material is international in scope or associated with other regions of the United States, the majority of the collection relates to the New York metropolitan area.


Some of the files contain one item but this may be the only extant item from a particular union; others contain several folders of material including contracts, pamphlets, memoranda, fliers and newspaper clippings.  

Trade Union Printed Ephemera Collections

Images from the Collection

Images from left to right:

First Row:

"Get on the Bandwagon" - Collection: PE 001, Box: 46, Folder: United Chocolate Workers of America

"Steward's Handbook" - Collection: PE 001, Box: 3, Folder: Amalgamated Meat Cutter and Butcher Workmen of North America

Second Row:

"Machinists..." - Collection: PE 001, Box: 19, Folder: International Association of Machinists: Ephemera

"The RWDSU" - Collection: PE 001, Box: 38, Folder: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union