Samuel Gompers Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes three letters from Samuel Gompers to his wife, written while he was travelling on union business; a letter supporting the German trade union movement; and an autographed card. Also includes a letter from Mr. Schwab in which he comments on Samuel Gompers and his life; there were to be used in a biography written by Mrs. Gompers.
- Creation: 1904-1932
- Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
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Samuel Gompers was born in London on January 27, 1850, to a family of cigar makers. The family moved to the United States in 1863. There, Samuel Gompers became a labor leader, and one of the leading figures in the American labor movement: he organized the American Federation of Labor and served as its president from 1886 until his death; and he advocated for shorter hours, higher wages, and unity amongst different craft unions. He
Samuel Gompers died on December 13, 1924.
The collection includes three letters from Samuel Gompers to his wife, written while he was travelling on union business; a letter supporting the German trade union movement; and an autographed card.
Collection is located in Consolidated Box P12.
The collection was donated by the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation in 1979.
Includes former P-480
- Guide to the Papers of Samuel Gompers, 1904-1932 P-416
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- © 2009
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