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This selection of meeting minutes document a few critical moments in the history of the ILGWU-the union's founding, its push to join central labor bodies, its continued support of the Liberal Party, and the passing of President Benjamin Schlesinger in 1932.

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June 6, 1932 meeting of the General Executive Board

The board discusses funeral arrangements for former ILGWU president, Benjamin Schlesinger and who will accompany his body as it is moved from Chicago to New York. Also included is a draft of an announcement to union members regarding Schlesinger's death.

Kheel Center call number: 5780/016, box 2, folder 1

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