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Special Collections — Labor History Materials

A Selected List of Holdings from the Special Collections of The Catholic University of America.

NMC 2354 – Ceremonial sword and scabbard



Ceremonial sword and scabbard, with “T.V. Powderly” inscribed on the scabbard. Gift from the Knights of Labor of Leavenworth, Kansas to Terence Vincent Powderly, July 1887.

Donor: Mary Powderly

Documentation: See file for NMC 2354, which contains copy of letter from John J. Roche to T.V. Powderly.


Many labor-related objects from the George Gilmary Higgins Papers, not individually cataloged in the museum, may also be of interest. Please see the list of objects under Manuscripts > Higgins, George Gilmary.