The Illinois Labor History Society Collection

Institution: Illinois Labor History Society
28 East Jackson
Chicago, IL, 60604
Phone: 312-663-4107
Date: 1886-2010
Extent: 100 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
The Illinois Labor History Society (ILHS) was formed on August 5, 1969 in the office of the late Joseph M. Jacobs, attorney for the Chicago Teachers Union, Meatcutters, and other labor organizations. The ILHS supports the preservation of Illinois labor history and works to share this history with researchers, students and the general public through its website, archival collections and labor history tours. THe ILHS holds the title for the Haymarket Monument in Forest Park, IL and was central to the development of the new Haymarket monument in downtown Chicago. It's Union Hall of Honor Dinner honors men and women who have made important contributions to the state's labor movement. The purpose of the Illinois Labor History Society is to promote and encourage the preservation and study of labor history of the Illinois Region, to arouse interest in the profound significance of the past to the present, and through these activities to support the growth of a vital labor movement.

Scope and Content Note:
The collections at the ILHS document various labor unions in Illinois but mostly document the existence of the United Packing House Workers union.

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