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George Harris Papers

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/19639

Abstract

Title:
George Harris Papers
Author/Creator:
Harris, George
Collection number:
2012-72
Size:
1.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1883-1901
Inclusive dates:
1880-1925
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

George Harris was an early organizer for the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Born in England in 1853, Harris moved to the United States with his family in 1880. Harris became vice president of the Miners Amalgamated Association of Pennsylvania in 1883 and worked to organize within the state. In 1888, the National Federation of Miners was organized with Samuel Gompers as the president and Harris as first vice president. This collection details the life of Harris as well as his connection to the AFL. The George Harris Papers were accessioned with the Samuel Gompers Papers (Editorial Project).

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

George Harris Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Status:

This collection is currently UNPROCESSED. This abstract may represent one of many unprocessed accessions in this collection. Please contact the Curator of State of Maryland and Historical Collections for more information.