Charles S. Zimmerman Papers
Language of Materials
Charles S. Zimmerman (1896-1983) was a labor leader and political activist who worked in the New York garment industry and served as the secretary-manager of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) Local 22 as well as an organizer for the Joint Board of the Dress and Waistmaker Union. Zimmerman was also a member of the Socialist Party and the Communist Party until 1931. This collection contains congress reports from the Communist-affiliated Red International of Labour Unions (RILU) as well as leaflets and clippings related to Communism and the labor movement.
Charles S. Zimmerman (1896-1983) was a labor leader and political activist. Zimmerman was born in Russia in 1896 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1913. He worked in the New York garment industry and joined the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) Local 22. Shortly thereafter, he became its secretary-manager. He was also an organizer for the Joint Board of the Dress and Waistmaker Union. Zimmerman joined the Socialist Party in 1917. Throughout the 1920s, Zimmerman was an active member of the Communist Party, which affiliation cost him his union leadership positions in 1925. By 1931 however, he had broken with the CP and was reinstated in the ILGWU, he was elected a vice-president in 1934.
This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains congress reports from the Communist-affiliated Red International of Labour Unions (RILU) from 1924-1929 as well as leaflets and clippings from the 1920s and 1930s related to Communism and the labor movement.
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Boxes 2 and 3 are closed for preservation work.
Conditions Governing Use
Tamiment Library has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1920-1939, are expected to enter the public domain in 2060.
Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The provenance of this collection is unknown. The accession number associated with this collection is 1950.100.