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MC 341

O'Sullivan, Mary Kenney, 1864-1943. Papers of Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, 1892-1943: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 341
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, 1864-1943
Title: Papers of Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, 1892-1943
Date(s): 1892-1943
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, clippings, etc., of Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, labor organizer, factory worker and inspector, and the first woman general organizer for the American Federation of Labor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 79-M63
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Milton A. Stephens in March 1979.

Processing Information:

Processed: July 1982
By: Deborah Tucker

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Kenney O'Sullivan is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Mary Kenney O'Sullivan Papers, 1892-1943; item description, dates. MC 341, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Mary Kenney O'Sullivan Papers, 1900-1943 (MC 340).

BIOGRAPHY

Mary (Kenney) O'Sullivan was a labor organizer and factory inspector. She became the first woman general organizer of the American Federation of Labor in 1892 and devoted her career to trade union organizing among women and to promoting protective legislation. She was also active on behalf of woman's suffrage, child labor legislation, and prohibition. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women (Cambridge, MA, 1971), Vol.II.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection comprises photographs, memorabilia, clippings, writings and correspondence about activities of Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, especially in the areas of woman's suffrage and trade unionism for women.

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Additional Index Terms

Child labor
Labor unions
Women--Employment--United States
Women social reformers
Women--Suffrage--United States
Working class women
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
American Federation of Labor
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941
Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937
National Women's Trade Union League of America

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