University of Minnesota

Antonini, Luigi, Papers

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VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Antonini, Luigi, 1883-1968.
Dates: 1920-1959
Abstract: Papers (ca. 1920-1959) of Luigi Antonini (1883-1968), an Italian American labor organizer, consist primarily of socialist and union publications pertaining to the struggle for workers' rights.
Quantity: 16 linear ft.
Language: In Italian, Spanish, and English.
Collection ID: IHRC216

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Luigi Antonini (1883-1968), an Italian American labor organizer, was born in Vallata Irpino, Avellino, Italy, and came to the United States in 1908. He worked in a cigar factory, a piano factory, and as a dress presser. In 1913, he joined the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, for which he became an organizer for Local 25 in 1916, and, later, for Italian Dressmakers Local 89; from 1934-1967, he was ILGWU vice-president. Antonini was founder of the Italian Chamber of Labor in 1913 and of the Anti-Fascist Alliance in 1922. He also was president of the Italian-American Labor Party (1936-1942), and editor of L'Operaia, the Italian language magazine sponsored by ILGWU Local 25.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

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CITE AS

The Antonini, Luigi Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Labor unions--Periodicals.
Labor leaders.
Italian Americans--New York (State)--New York.
Anti-fascist movements--United States.
Socialists.

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