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Barnett Karp Photograph Collection

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Collection Summary

Barnett Karp Photograph Collection


Collection ID

Karp, Barnett

0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English.


Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

Photographs are generally panoramic views of delegates to International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union meetings and banquets. Also includes head and shoulders of Karp, booklets for testimonial dinner, illustrated book for 1937 Union convention, and a published “I.L.G.'er Scrap Book, May 1956-May 1959” produced by Union’s Upper South Department and Baltimore Joint Board.

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Barnett Karp Photograph Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Barnett Karp Photograph Collection, PC-65, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Edith Levin, December 1, 1995.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2015.


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Karp, Barnett

Corporate Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union

Clothing workers -- United States -- History
Labor unions
Women -- Employment -- United States -- History

Material Types:

No inventory available