Saturday, August 31, 2013

Triangle Factory Fire Online Exhibit

This impressive site is one of my favorites, especially around Labor Day. Created by Cornell University's ILR (Industrial and Labor Relations) School and the Cornell University Library, it brings to life the horrors of the New York City Triangle Factory fire that claimed 146 lives in 1911 and marked the beginning of New York's leadership role in worker protective legislation.  It features photos, interviews, and witness accounts of the fire, as well as the reports, speeches, and other documents from the reform movement it spurred--the movement that inspired the "transformation of the labor code of New York State" and led "to the adoption of fire safety measures that served as a model for the whole country."   

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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