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COLLECTION Identifier: 83-M191--83-M198

Additional papers of Pauline Newman, 1926-1982


Unprocessed addenda to the papers of labor organizer Pauline Newman.


  • Creation: 1926-1982

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Pauline Newman 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.


.83 linear feet ((2 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder)

Collection contains correspondence, most of it with Frieda S. Miller; biographical information and clippings; appointment books; and photographs.


Labor organizer, union official, and socialist, Newman (ca.1890-1986), an immigrant from Lithuania and a factory worker when very young, was the first woman organizer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Director of Health Education at its Union Health Center, and an active member of the National and New York Women's Trade Union League. She represented the ILGWU and the WTUL at numerous committees and conferences on the state, national, and international levels. After 1924 she lived usually with Frieda S. Miller; together they raised Miller's daughter Elisabeth.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 83-M191, 83-M198

These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Elisabeth Burger in September 1983.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Pauline Newman, 1900-1980 (MC 324); Papers of Frieda S. Miller, 1909-1973 (A-37); Additional papers of Frieda S. Miller, 1948-1963 (MC 881), and Papers of Elisabeth Burger, 1880-2013 (MC 868).


  1. Box 1: Folders 1-12
  2. Box 2: Folders 13-27v

Processing Information

Processed: November 1983

By: Christine C. Marshall

Genre / Form


Newman, Pauline. Additional papers of Pauline Newman, 1926-1982: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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