Papers of Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, 1892-1943
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.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
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.
Extent.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 79-M63
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Milton A. Stephens in March 1979.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Mary Kenney O'Sullivan Papers, 1900-1943 (MC 340).
Processed: July 1982
By: Deborah Tucker
- O'Sullivan, Mary Kenney, 1864-1943. Papers of Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, 1892-1943: A Finding Aid
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