[black spacer] Contributors & Donors

This exhibition is a collective effort by staff of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History (NMAH) and Office of Exhibits Central (OEC). Historic exhibitions are complex undertakings, and the history they present is an interpretation of historical evidence informed by knowledge and experience.

Exhibition curators: Peter Liebhold and Harry Rubenstein

Designer: Mary Wiedeman Quinn

Project manager: Ann Silverman

Editor: Ann Carper

Production and installation: OEC Graphics, Fabrication, and Modelmaking Units and NMAH Offices of Program Production, Collection Management Services, and Exhibits A/V and Services

This exhibition was made possible by generous grants from

Kmart Corporation
National Retail Federation
Special Exhibition Fund, Office of the Provost, Smithsonian Institution
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE)

with additional support from

A&H Sportswear Co.
Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association, Inc.
Donnally Display, Inc.
Calvin Klein, Inc.
Levi Strauss & Co.
Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
Maria Rose Fashions, Inc.
NMAH Business History Fund
NMAH Labor History Fund
New York Coat and Suit Association
New York Skirt and Sportswear Association, Inc.
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Donors and Lenders of Objects to the Exhibition

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Association to Benefit Children
Ralph E. Becker
Virginia Beets
California Department of Industrial Relations
Calvert Group
Mary Chaney
Cornell University, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
Susan Dennis
Janet S. Dentino
Dudley Sports
Philip Foisie
Garment Industry Development Corporation
Kathie Lee Gifford
Hope Elizabeth Hanley
Hebrew Union College Skirball Cultural Center, Gift of Dale Glasser
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
J. Schoeneman Corp.
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Lina Kahn
Kmart Corporation
Hubert G. Larson
Levi Strauss & Co.
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division
Amelia Liebhold
Hillman Lund
Edith P. Mayo
Berry E. Mushlin
National Labor Committee
Pataraporn Nhuneg
Anne L. Pierce
Progressive Asset Management, Inc.
José Reynoso
Carol. A. Reuter
Deborah Ritter
Sirilak Rongsak
Max Rubenstein
David Shayt
Julie Su
Symbol Technologies, Inc.
Jumnien Torusmee
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE)
U.S. Cloth Cutting Machine Co., Inc.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor Library
U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service
U.S. War Department
Verité
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
The Wolf Machine Company
Marcelino Zavala

Advice and Assistance

American Apparel Manufacturing Association
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Rabbi Leonard Beerman
Eileen Boris
California Department of Industrial Relations
Andrée Conrad
Susan Cowell
Garment Industry Development Corporation
Japanese American National Museum
Alice Kessler-Harris
Philip Kahn Jr.
Bud Konheim
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Janice McCoart
National Consumers League
National Labor Committee
National Retail Federation
Jean Parsons
Robert Ross
Suzanne Seiden
Susan Smulyan
Julie Su
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Justice, Los Angeles
U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE)


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