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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

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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.

Note

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.