Brookwood Labor College: Mark and Helen Norton Starr Papers

Accession Number: 
LR000567
Extent: 
25 linear feet (25 SB, 1 OS)
Date: 
1917-1972, bulk 1934-1962

With a background in teaching history and economics in England, Mark Starr moved to the U.S. and went to work for Brookwood Labor College as extension director in 1928. He became Director of the Ladies Garment Workers Union Educational Department in 1934, where he served for almost 30 years publishing pamphlets and articles on workers' education and labor history. In the 1960s he traveled for the International Labour Office gathering information and training labor leaders in foreign countries. The Mark and Helen Starr papers relate to Mark Starr's research, writing, and travels.

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