Luigi Antonini Papers (CMS 017)
July 11, 2016
Luigi Antonini (1883-1969) was born in Italy in 1883. He emigrated to the United States in 1908 and joined the Italian American labor movement by becoming a member of Local 25 of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Later he helped found Local 89, which under his able leadership, rose to a position of power and prominence within the American labor movement. The collection consists of personal diaries, scrapbooks of clippings, original merit awards, publications, photographs documenting his public and private life, and personal documents including his passport, army discharge notice, police clearance papers and other documents.