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Sophie Kosciolowski papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC1255


In an oral interview, Sophie Kosciolowski (ca. 1903- ) discusses her experiences as an immigrant in 1914, her work as a child in a meat packing plant, membership in the United Packinghouse, Food and Allied Workers Union, and work as an employee and labor organizer at Armour and Co. Dried Beef Packing Department.


  • 1914-1971

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Sophie Kosciolowski (ca. 1903) was born in Poland and came to the United States with her parents in 1912. After returning to Poland for a year, she came back to the United States, and the family settled in Chicago, Illinois. She worked at Armour's Dried Beef Packing Dept.from ages 13 to 15, then again beginning in 1931. In 1938, she was elected steward and eventually became vice president of Local 347 of United Packinghouse, Food and Allied Workers, a member of the Grievance Committee, and of the National Armour Chain Bargaining Committee.Sophie


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