International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation Collection

Biographical / Historical Note

The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF) grew out of the merger of the International Textile and Garment Workers' Federation and the International Shoe and Leather Workers' Federation (ISLWF) in 1970; the roots of these federations reach back to 1893; the ITGLWF is one of the International Trade Secretariats associated with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).

Arrangement

The collection consists of documents relating to the ITGLWF and its predecessors, which the IISH received from the ITGLWF or collected otherwise. The collection is supplemented by photocopies. The documents are arranged into three different sections. The first and second section contain documents of predecessors of the ITGLWF . The third section contains documents of the ITGLWF itself. The different parts of the collection are arranged chronologically.

Content

Collection of printed and processed documents of the ITGLWF and its predecessors, consisting of documents relating to the International Tailors' Conference in London 1896; the International Union of Hatters 1906-1928; congresses and other activities of the International Boot and Shoe Operatives and Leather Workers' Federation (IBSOLWF) 1923-1938; the fate of its former secretary Josef Simon, who was arrested twice by the Nazis 1933-1938; copies of bulletins of the IBSOLWF 1935-1939; the reconstruction of the IBSOLWF 1944-1945; its relations with the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and its affiliates 1946-1968; its affiliation with the ICFTU 1949-1950; the International Textile and Garment Workers' Federation 1960-1969; the foundation of the ITGLWF in 1970 and its congresses 1970-1980; circulars 1971-1979; the Textile Workers' Asian Regional Organization (TWARO) 1960, 1972.

Processing Information

List made by Jane Quinn and Marie O Dwyer