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Collection Number: 01514

Collection Title: Ethelbert Stewart Papers, 1884-1933.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the Duplication Policy section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Ethelbert Stewart (1857-1936) of Illinois was a pioneer in the field of labor statistics. A longtime employee of the United States Labor Department, Stewart also founded and edited labor newspapers. He served as the commissioner of labor for Illionis, chief of the United States Labor Bureau, chief of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1920-1932, and statistical advisor to the United States Tariff Board. The collection is writings, correspondence, and clippings of Ethelbert Stewart. Two-thirds of the collection is made up of manuscript or mass-produced copies of articles, speeches, and short stories by Stewart and of clippings by or about him. The other writings and the correspondence with government officials, labor leaders, reformers, and economists concern labor organizations, strikes, the tariff, his official duties, vocational education, education of children with speech disorders, and other issues. Correspondents include Charles Henry Dam and Henry Demarest Lloyd.
Creator Stewart, Ethelbert, 1857-1936.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Ethelbert Stewart Papers, #1514, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1948
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Jordan, April 2011

Updated by: Laura Hart, July 2021

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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Ethelbert Stewart (1857-1936) of Illinois was a pioneer in the field of labor statistics. A longtime employee of the United States Labor Department, Stewart also founded and edited labor newspapers. He served as the commissioner of labor for Illionis, chief of the United States Labor Bureau, chief of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1920-1932, and statistical advisor to the United States Tariff Board.

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The collection is writings, correspondence, and clippings of Ethelbert Stewart. Two-thirds of the collection is made up of manuscript or mass-produced copies of articles, speeches, and short stories by Stewart and of clippings by or about him. The other writings and the correspondence with government officials, labor leaders, reformers, and economists concern labor organizations, strikes, the tariff, his official duties, vocational education, education of children with speech disorders, and other issues. Correspondents include Charles Henry Dam and Henry Demarest Lloyd.

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Contents list

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About 500 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid material

Folder 1-10

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Papers, 1877-1933

Folder 11-20

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Speeches and essays, 1922-1937 and undated

Folder 21

Short stories

Folder 22

H. D. Lloyd Argument, 9 February 1903

Folder 23

Duplicates

Folder 24

Dated news clippings, 1931-1934

Folder 25

News clippings, 1901-1929 and undated

Folder 26

News clippings, 1879-1906

Folder 27

Signed articles, 1888 and undated

Folder 28

Papers, 1902-1924 and undated

Folder 29

News clippings, undated

Folder 30

Papers, 1893-1906 and undated

Folder 31

News clippings, 1887-1901

Folder 32-33

Folder 32

Folder 33

News clippings, 1886-1887

Folder 34

Mounted news clippings, undated

Photograph Album PA-1514/1

Photograph album, undated

Image Folder PF-1514/1

Images

Reel M-1514/1-2

M-1514/1

M-1514/2

Microfilm copy of collection materials, 1886-1932

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