University of Minnesota

Bambace, Angela, Papers

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Bambace, Angela, 1898-1975.
Dates: 1930-1976
Abstract: Papers (ca. 1930-1976) of Angela Bambace (1898-1975) include correspondence; speeches; newspaper clippings; photographs; and publications. Bambace was a labor organizer and vice-president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Quantity: 3 linear ft.
Language: In Italian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC279

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Angela Bambace (1898-1975), an Italian American labor organizer, was born in Santos, Brazil, of Italian parents. The family lived briefly in Italy and came to the United States when Angela was six years old. She grew up in Harlem, New York, and began work in the garment industry when she was seventeen. Bambace was an advocate of women's rights. She founded the first women's local of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union in 1936, and in 1959-1971 served on the ILGWU executive board. She organized the Amalgamated Clothing Workers' Union strike in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1932 and the walkout of 75,000 dressmakers in New York City in 1933.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Bambace, Angela collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Bambace, Angela collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Bambace, Angela Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Women labor leaders.
Labor leaders.
Clothing workers--Labor unions.
Strikes and lockouts--Clothing workers.
Italian Americans--New York (State)--New York.

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