Swarthmore College Peace Collection

International Labour Organisation Collected Records, 1919-1941, 1998

Collection: CDG-B Switzerland


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
International Labour Organisation
Title
International Labour Organisation Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1919-1941, 1998
Call Number
CDG-B Switzerland

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
The International Labour Organization was established in Geneva in 1919 at the end of the First World War, during the Peace Conference that convened at Paris and Versailles. Its aim was to promote the welfare of workers.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Unknown
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist prepared by Anne Yoder, January 1999; this finding aid created by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the International Labour Organisation Records (CDG-B Switzerland), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Historical Background
The International Labour Organization was established in ILO officeGeneva in 1919 at the end of the First World War, during the Peace Conference that convened at Paris and Versailles. Its aim was to promote the welfare of workers. The International Labour Office was set up in 1920 as the permanent Secretariat of the International Labour Organisation. The first director of the ILO was Albert Thomas, a French politician with deep concern for social issues. The first annual International Labour Conference met in Washington in October 1929. In 1946, the ILO became the first agency associated with the United Nations. In 1960, the ILO created the International Institute for Labour Studies at its Geneva headquarters, and the International Training Center in Turin in 1965. The ILO was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969 in honor of its 50th anniversary. The ILO, which is still in existence today, is the "only UN agency with a tripartite structure, where governments, employers' and workers' organizations from 171 member States are represented at all levels. ILO office interiorThe ILO [employs] . . . some 1,900 officials of over 110 nationalities in its Geneva headquarters and 40 field offices worldwide, plus 600 experts engaged in technical co-operation projects. The Office also constitutes a research and docu-mentation centre and a publishing house issuing a broad range of specialized studies and reports. The ILO's priority objectives are the promotion of democracy, the fight against poverty, and the protection of working people, and it is currently focusing on five key themes: international labour standards and the defence of human rights; equality for women; employment promotion and structural adjustment; the rural and informal sectors; and, environment and the world of work" [quote taken from web site: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/about/history.htm].




Collection Overview
Printed material; lantern slide show

Items removed:
Lantern Slides removed to AudioVisual Collection
Photograph (of an unidentified group of men) removed to Photograph Collection
Postcards (views of building and of library) removed to Subject File (Art in War and Peace: Postcard Collection)






Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Material, 1919
- Peace Conference: "Report of the Commission on International Labour Legislation"
Material, 1920-1921
- "Conference Internationale Du Travail International Labour Conference [1919]," 1920
Material, 1922-1925
- "The International Labour Organisation: Its Ideals and Results" by E.J. Phelan, 1925
- Miscellaneous
Material, 1926-1927
- "The International Labour Organisation: Constitution, Objects, Results," 1926
- "The I.L.O. at a Glance," by B. Bradfield, 1926
- "International Labour Office: Souvenir of the Inaugaration of the Building, 6 June 1926"
- "L'Edifice Du Bureau International Du Travail A Geneve," 1926
- "The International Labour Organisation and the Protection of Children," 1926
- "The International Labour Organisation and Unemployment," 1926
- "The International Labour Organisation and Women's Work," 1926
- "Catalog of Publications," 1926 (May)
- "The International Labour Office: Its Constitution and Organisation," 1927 (July)
- "The International Labour Organisation and Migration," 1927
- Miscellaneous
Material, 1928-1929
- "The International Labour Organisation: Constitution, Objects, Results," 1928
- "The International Labour Conference, Eleventh Session, Geneva, May 30 -
June 16, 1928"
- "A Little Book of the I.L.O." by B. Bradfield, ca. 1928
- "Select Catalogue of Publications of the International Labour Office," 1928
- "The International Labour Organisation, 1919-1929"
- Miscellaneous
Material, 1930-1931
- "The International Labour Organisation: Constitution, Objects, Results," 1930
- "The International Labour Organisation: Constitution, Objects, Results," 1931
- "International Labour Conference, Fifteenth Session, Geneva, 1931: Report of
the Director, First Part"
- "Peace Through Industry: A Brief Account of the International Labour Organisation" by Oliver Bell, 1930 [published by League of Nations Union, Great Britain]
- Miscellaneous Material, 1932-1933
- "The International Labour Organisation: Constitution, Objects, Results," 1932
- "The International Labour Organisation: Constitution, Objects, Results," 1933
- Miscellaneous
Material, 1934-1935
- "The I.L.O.: 'A Laboratory of Social Peace,'" 1934
- Miscellaneous
Material, 1936-1937
- "The International Labour Organisation: Constitution, Objects, Results," 1936
- "Constitution of the International Labor Organization Together With Documents
Effecting Membership of the United States," 1937 [published by Washington (D.C.] Branch, International Labor Office]
- "World Labour Problems: An Eye-Witness Account of the Twenty-Third International Labour Conference" by R.F. Scott, 1937 [published by League of Nations Union, Great Britain]
- Miscellaneous Writings of Bertram Pickard re: the I.L.O., 1937 [see also CDGB Great Britain: Pickard, Bertram] Material, 1938-1939
- "Social Justice Through the League of Nations: The I.L.O., What It Is and What It Does," by R.F. Scott, 1938 [published by League of Nations Union, Great Britain]
- Miscellaneous Material, 1940-current, undated
- Miscellaneous Script for Lantern Slide Show "Instruction by Pictures Regarding the Aims of the International Labour Organisation (The Development of International Labour Protection)" by Robert Graf [Published by La Propagande Par L'Image"]


This file was last update on October 13, 2011.