Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on the social class composed of persons who work for wages, generally excluding managers, professionals, and those not at the lower end of the educational and economic scale.
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 29
Overview: An artificial collection of account books and financial volumes, ca. 1680-1930, relating to such occupations as: farmers, merchants, traders, millers, blacksmiths, lawyers, manufacturers, laborers, physicians, shoemakers, carpenters, tailors, and cigar makers. Materials relating to private organizations and businesses are also included. The collection focuses on the Connecticut and New England region.
Call Number: MS 34
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, diaries, estate records, account books, notebooks, deeds, and miscellanea of the Alsop family of Middletown, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers including: Joseph Wright Alsop (1772-1844), Joseph Wright Alsop (1804-1878), Joseph Wright Alsop (1838-1891), Joseph Wright Alsop (1876-1953), Mary Alsop Oliver Alsop (1815-1893), Richard Alsop (1726-1776), Richard Alsop (1789-1842), Charles Richard Alsop...
Call Number: MS 830
Overview: The papers are made up almost entirely of diaries and account books that record Bannihr's business career, both as the owner of a trimming business in New York, and as an engraver and die sinker. Bannihr's early diaries (1883-1891) describe his life as a young working man in Cheshire, Connecticut, where he was active in Democratic politics and the district school committee. Included in the diaries are descriptions of his mechanical inventions. His wife also kept a diary for a portion of this...
Call Number: MS 148
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, and other papers of Alfred Bingham, social reformer, writer, founder and editor of Common Sense, lawyer, and politician. Included are his personal papers, consisting of diaries, writings and correspondence, much of the latter being with individuals and organizations prominent in the reform movements of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1960s. Also included are the business and correspondence files of Common Sense, and files relating to...
Call Number: MS 203
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, financial papers, writings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of the Farnam family of New Haven, Connecticut, 1721-1929. The papers of Henry Farnam (1803-1883), and two of his sons, Henry Walcott Farnam (1853-1933) and William Whitman Farnam (1844-1929) form this collection. The papers of Henry Farnam include personal and professional correspondence concerning his family, life in New Haven, and the building of several canals and railroads in Connecticut and the...
Call Number: MS 998
Overview: Papers of the family of Agur Gilbert, wood turners and toy makers of Derby, Connecticut. Consists of family correspondence, business letters, and account books, primarily for A. Gilbert and Son.
Dates: 1839-1919, bulk 1839-1885
Call Number: MS 575
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, lectures, and other papers of Thomas Hodgskin. Of particular interest is a group of letters between Hodgskin and Francis Place which give a detailed account of Hodgskin's experiences and reflections while travelling through Europe. Also included are some papers of a personal and family nature.
Call Number: MS 1310
Overview: The records, which include correspondence, financial and legal papers, checks, and printed matter, are incomplete; they begin in 1911, when the association was incorporated, and end in 1920. They consist of two separate files, one kept by the secretary and one by the treasurer, as well as some general and miscellaneous papers. The collection does not contain Schwab's records, nor De Forest's, nor the minutes of the directors' meetings. The general papers include prospectuses describing the work...
Call Number: MS 780
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, research memoranda, addresses, publications, and miscellaneous biographical material of Goldie Krantz, an active proponent of prepaid dental and medical care. In addition, there are records concerning the Welfare Fund of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, the Pacific Maritime Association, and the Group Health Association. Memoranda and other papers related to her work as a researcher and consultant in evaluating health care plans in...
Call Number: MS 2121
Overview: The collection consists of transcripts of interviews conducted by Robert E. Lane in the 1950s for his book, "Political Ideology: Why the American Common Man Believes What He Does," and transcripts of follow-up interviews conducted by Dana Ward in the 1970s for his dissertation "Ideology and Generations: An Intergenerational Restudy of Robert Lane's Political Ideology." Lane interviewed fifteen New Haven working class men about their political and social views and Ward, then a student of Lane's...
Dates: Circa 1958-1978
Call Number: MS 1204
Overview: Typescripts of two books, a screenplay, and several short stories with related correspondence and memorabilia. Splinter Fleet, published in 1936, concerns his experiences in World War I in the U.S. Navy. Pay Day, published in 1946, is about labor and management in America.
Call Number: MS 16
Overview: Account books (1846-1868) relating to surveying and highway repair in Hamden, Conn.; ledgers, daybooks, and pay books concerning the breeding of cattle, sale of hides and wood, and quarrying of stone; accounts (1825-1882) of the firm Rowe and Tuttle of Fair Haven, Conn., covering the sale of general merchandise; and deeds for land acquired by the Potter family in North Branford, New Haven, North Haven, Fair Haven, and Hamden, Conn.Represented in the collection are Jabez Turner Potter...
Call Number: MS 417
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence and other papers relating to nineteenth century socialism in England and the United States. Included are two literary manuscripts by William Riley entitled Literary Cranks by One of Them and Radical Jack; copies of periodicals edited by Riley; and letters from Walter Besant, Edward Everett Hale, Rudyard Kipling, Justin McCarthy, Karl Marx, William Rossetti and John Ruskin.
Call Number: MS 1684
Overview: The papers include the correspondence, writings, and memoirs of Celia Kamenetzky Shapiro and her husband, Boris Shapiro. Most of the papers are in Russian, with some Yiddish- and English-language material as well. Correspondence includes letters and postcards, primarily from the 1930s, to Celia and Boris Shapiro from friends and colleagues in Prague and Paris. Celia Shapiro's diaries and memoirs describe her journey to England, Germany, and the Soviet Union, with interesting observations on...
Call Number: MS 456
Overview: Reports, case studies, and background material used in research on a group of textile mills, primarily in the Southern United States, which had introduced the "textile stretch-out" or extended "labor system." Some of this research was sponsored by the Institute of Human Relations and was undertaken jointly with Richmond Carter Nyman.
Dates: 1929-1953, bulk 1929-1939
Call Number: RU 472
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, research data, interviews, statistics, reports, and printed material compiled to document studies made in twelve American companies by the Yale Technology Project and related material.
Dates: Circa 1946-1962