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Debra Bergen Koster Papers

Identifier: WAG.369
Abstract Debra Bergen Koster (known as Debra Bergen) is a retired labor organizer and labor educator. She entered the labor movement as an organizer in the 1980s with SEIU District Council 925 and NYC Women Office Workers, a local of 9to5, National Association of Working Women. From 1983 to 1986 she then organized and represented home care and hospital workers with Local 1199, National Union of Health Care and Hospital Employees (SEIU 1199). Beginning in 1987 she held the position of Contract...
Dates: 1977-2017
Found in: Chicago

Rachel Rippy Collection on the Fifteenth Street School

Identifier: TAM.809
Abstract Rachel Winston Rippy (1930-2019) was an artist and educator dedicated to the philosphy of self-directed learning. She was born in Antwep, Belgium and emigrated to the United States in 1942. From 1964-1968, Rippy, along with her husband Wilbur, taught at the Fifteenth Street School, a free school in New York City founded by Orson Bean influenced by the Summerhill School in Suffolk, England. The Fifteenth Street School was based on the pedagogical principle of self-regulation, emphasized...
Dates: 1944-early 2000s; Majority of material found within 1964-1968
Found in: Chicago

William Gropper Drawings

Identifier: TAM.788
Abstract William Gropper was a cartoonist, painter, and muralist known for his contributions to Social Realism painting and his political cartoons in left wing publications in the early and middle of the 20th century. He worked as an illustrator for the New York Tribune, and later contributed to left wing publications including The Masses, The Liberator, The Revolutionary...
Dates: 1920s-1940s
Found in: Chicago