Victor Olander Papers

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1898-1942
Extent: 56.5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
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Scope and Content Note:
Correspondence, financial and membership data and administrative records of the Illinois State Federation of Labor (which Olander served as secretary-treasurer), pamphlets, speeches, and other material. Includes minutes of meetings, reports, statistical data, and some correspondence regarding the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission, 1932-55, and other relief and welfare organizations and activities in Chicago and Illinois during the 1930's; and correspondence, financial records, and printed matter (1898-1931, chiefly 1912-23) from the International Seamen's Union of America (of which Olander was secretary-treasurer, 1924-36); and minutes of meetings and financial data from its various member locals. Subjects include trade union matters, notable political activities such as lobbying and endorsement of candidates for public office, internal union matters such as organization, growth, and schisms, and peripheral labor interests such as education, communism, racketeering and race relations. Correspondents includes John H. Walker, president of the Illinois State Federation of Labor.

Includes 3 folders of Women's Trade Union League records, 1926-1930.

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