Lenora Barry, n.d.

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Lenora Barry, n.d.

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After the Knights of Labor legalized the admittance of Women in 1880, the union created a Committee on Women's Work. The Committee chose Leonora Barry (1849-1930), an Irish immigrant, one-time teacher, and former factory worker, to serve as a full-time General Investigator. Her duties entailed gathering labor statistics from around the country and encouraging women to join the order.


This item is part of the background to the Forging Bonds of Sympathy: The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor section.

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G.H. Norton

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American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives

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G.H. Norton , “Lenora Barry, n.d.,” American Catholic History Classroom, accessed September 26, 2020, https://cuomeka.wrlc.org/items/show/112.

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