Albert Herling (1915-1997) was, among other things, a labor journalist, minister, and community activist. His career in the labor field included positions such as Public Relations Director of the Hatters' Union in New York City, Director of Research for the Commission of Inquiry into Forced Labor, and Director of Public Relations and Managing Editor for the Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers International Union (1955-1979). He was also politically active, working for Democratic Socialist Presidential candidate Norman Thomas and managing Adlai Stevenson's District of Columbia 1956 campaign. The collection consists of assorted labor union and political buttons and ribbons.
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