Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

REPORTS

PRELIMINARY REPORT of the FACTORY INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE, 1912

Albany, New York: The Argus Company, printers, 1912.

This is the 3-volume preliminary report of the investigation that resulted from the fire. It includes transcripts of testimonies of fire chiefs, union leaders, reformers, and factory workers (including Triangle workers) on safety and working conditions.

The investigation continued for several years, and encompassed a wide variety of factories and businesses across the state. Eventually, the commission produced 13 volumes of reports and recommendations, including the drafts of bills submitted for consideration to the New York State legislature. The full text of the 13 volumes is available online from Harvard University Library at: http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/nysfic.html

The Commission also produced records (correspondence, financial records, press releases, planning and research files, data cards, reports, and background notes), part of which are available on microfilm from the New York State Archives. For information on records that are available on microfilm, please see: Local Records on Microfilm in the New York State Archives.

Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's

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