William Cahn Papers

Extent: 
2 linear feet (2 SB)
Date: 
circa 1940-1979
Accession Number: 
LP000808

The first Connecticut member of the Newspaper Guild and a founding officer of the Connecticut State Industrial Union Council, William Cahn worked as a writer and graphic artist. His work includes the award-winning labor history campaign sponsored by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU), and extensive journalistic coverage of the rise of industrial unionism during the Depression. Mr. Cahn’s papers document his interest in labor issues, including the ILGWU advertising campaign, his work as publicity director of the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers (UE), and unpublished manuscripts.

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