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Telegram from The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union to Alice G. Brandeis

October 6, 1941

David Dubinsky of The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union typed a Postal Telegraph to Alice Brandeis following Louis D. Brandeis's death. The ink is blue and there are stray pencil marks throughout the telegram. This telegram is from New York City and was sent to Washington D.C.


"HRA6ON 134 DL=HR NewYork NY 6 1212P
Mrs Alice Brandeis =
:Washington DC =

The membership and leadership of The International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union join with the widest elements of the nations population in offering to you and to the members of your family our deepest expression of condolence and sympathy over the passing of Just Brandeis. In his death, the country has lost one of its greatest citizens a beloved personality and a fearless leader in the struggle for the rights of man racial tolerance and a democratic way of living in our own land and for all oppressed peoples the world over. To the members of our union we will also be remembered with gratitude for his key contribution back in 1910 to the elimination of the sweatshop philosophy in the coat and suit industry and for laying the foundation for modern collective bargaining in industry =

= David Dubinsky President

CREATOR David Dubinsky
DATE 10/06/1941
LOCATION New York, New York; Washington, D.C.
FORMAT Text (Telegram)
COLLECTION Louis Dembitz Brandeis Collection
BOX, SERIES 50, I.II.d.2
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