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Cardboard fan from 1893 World's Columbian Exposition


Cardboard fan on a wooden handle, souvenir of Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition. One side of the fan includes a color illustration of the fair grounds; other side has an advertisement for a "Blue Label" (Union-made) Cigar -- including a quote from Theodore Roosevelt regarding tenement house factories.

Resource Type: Other

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Cigar industry; Cigars; Exhibitions; Fairs; Fans; Labor laws and legislation; Illinois--Chicago; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1893

Triumph for the walking-delegate


A well-dressed union representative labeled "Walking Delegate" stands outside a prison cell, holding a paper that states "Law to Prohibit Convict Labor in State Prisons." A dejected prisoner sits in the cell. Caption: But idleness, misery and insanity for the unfortunate convict.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Labor unions; Labor leaders; Criminals; Convict labor; Prisons; Unemployment; Boredom; Depression, Mental; Labor laws and legislation

Date: 1897-02-10.

Letter from George Gunton to Theodore Roosevelt


George Gunton is preparing a state paper on corporations, reciprocity, labor unions, eight-hour work days, alien contract labor, immigration, and Chinese exclusion. He believes President Roosevelt will receive the paper by Tuesday morning.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Economic policy; Labor laws and legislation; Labor unions; Foreign workers--Employment

Date: 1901-10-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt


President Roosevelt noted the forthcoming November 14 edition of the National Labor Tribune with interest and sympathizes with the efforts to "promote good relations between employer and employee."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Labor laws and legislation; Labor unions--Law and legislation

Date: 1901-11-16

Letter from William Frederick King to Theodore Roosevelt


William Frederick King proposes a scheme to force the anthracite coal miners back to work by repealing the Miner's License Act of Pennsylvania.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Coal miners--Labor unions; Labor laws and legislation; Employee rights; Industrial relations; Business and politics; Pennsylvania; Mitchell, John, 1870-1919

Date: 1902-10-08

Letter from John R. Procter and Henry Fay Greene to Theodore Roosevelt


John R. Procter and Henry Fay Greene of the United States Civil Service Commission respond to President Roosevelt's request for information regarding steps taken to cease assignment of laborers for classified work.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service--Law and legislation--U.S. states; Labor laws and legislation

Date: 1903-10-29

Message of the President of the United States


President Roosevelt's message to Congress at the beginning of the third session of the fifty-eighth Congress in 1904. In this message, Roosevelt discusses various aspects of the state of the union and introduces the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.

Resource Type: Government record

Subject: Industrial relations; Railroad accidents; Labor laws and legislation; Child labor; Railroads--Freight--Rates; Agriculture; Irrigation; Forest reserves; Game reserves; American bison--Collection and preservation; Quarantine--Law and legislation; Emigration and immigration law; Elections--Management; Monroe doctrine; Washington (D.C.); Alaska; Hawaii; Philippines; United States. Congress; United States. Bureau of Labor; United States. Bureau of Corporations; United States. Forest Service; United States. Post Office Department; National Gallery of Art (U.S.); United States. Navy; United States. Army

Date: 1904

Letter from Richard A. Anthony to Theodore Roosevelt


Richard A. Anthony writes to President Roosevelt to urge him to speak out against Senator Joseph B. Foraker's bill concerning the Sherman Anti-Trust Law. Anthony describes his discussion with Lawrence F. Abbott concerning Roosevelt's Panama policy and comments favorably on Roosevelt's policy towards labor.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Antitrust law--Political aspects; Trusts, Industrial; Labor laws and legislation; Panama; Sherman Act (United States); Abbott, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Fraser), 1859-1933; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917

Date: 1904-02-01

Report from Henry Glass to James R. Shaler


With news of dock laborers preparing to go on strike, the superintendent of the Panama Railroad Company is requesting protection for the Company's property. Glass reports on the military's response to conditions in Panama.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroads; Labor laws and legislation; Panama; United States. Navy

Date: 1904-04-04

Note on immigration bill


President Roosevelt wants to pass the immigration bill and will call a special session of the United States Congress if the bill fails. Roosevelt believes the bill protects wage workers and wants to see laws against contract labor strengthened.  

Resource Type: Note

Subject: Labor laws and legislation; Emigration and immigration law; Contract labor--Government policy; States' rights (American politics); United States. Congress; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904-04-26?

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