The collection consists of personal papers and correspondence, including correspondence with labor union people; Christmas
cards designed by Draper and her husband, Hal; manuscripts of speeches given at her memorial services by local labor and political
leaders; newsletters and ephemera regarding legislation concerning women workers and Union W.A.G.E.
Draper was a labor organizer, socialist and founder of Citizens for Farm Labor and Union W.A.G.E. (Women's Alliance to Gain
Equality), the first women's liberation group made up of women trade unionists. The daughter of Polish immigrants, Draper
graduated from Hunter College, New York. A longtime member of the Independent Socialist League, she opposed the Vietnam war
from the 1950s onward.
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