Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire
Comprehensive resource with timelines, original text documents, survivor testimony, original photographs, and a complete bibliography.
Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
An organization dedicated to the remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Triangle Factory Fire of 1911.
Jewish Women's Archive
An encyclopedic history of Jewish women in America. Includes photos, articles, and timelines for the fire, as well as the map for a walking tour commemorating the events surrounding the Triangle Fire.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial
This site includes a chronology of the fire, maps and comprehensive information on the subsequent trial.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on All Things Considered
An interview with the granddaughter of Rose Freedman, the last living survivor of the fire.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on Morning Edition
David Von Drehle, author of Triangle: The Fire that Changed America, talks about the repercussions of the Triangle Fire in 1911, plus a report on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory's women workers, and sound excerpts from a 1984 interview with a survivor of the Triangle Factoryfire
Modern American Poetry: About the Triangle Fire
A summary of the events leading up to and after the fire, an eyewitness account, and a photo essay of the fire itself.
Landmarks Preservation Commission Report (PDF)
A 2003 report from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Brown Building (originally Asch Building) and its designation of the building a National Historic Landmark.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Building, National Historic Landmark
Part of the National Park Service's travel itinerary of "Places Where Women Made History."
Chalk Public Art
View images of this public art project, where each year New Yorkers inscribe the names of those who lost their lives in the Triangle Factory Fire onto city streets.
From AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Emma Goldman -- A Russian immigrant and anarchist known for political activism
Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World -- A biography of an American captain of industry
The Rockefellers -- A family that made a fortune during America's industrial age
Fly Girls -- During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Argersinger, Jo Ann E. The Triangle Fire. New York: Bedford Books, 2009.
Adickes, Sandra E. To Be Young Was Very Heaven: Women in New York Before the First World War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.
Baker, Kevin Dreamland. New York: First Perennial, 2002.
Baxandall, Roasalyn and Gordon, Linda. America’s Working Women: A Documentary History 1600 to the Present. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1995.
Bender, Daniel E. Sweated Work, Weak Bodies: Anti-sweatshop Campaigns and Languages of Labor. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004.
Bender, Thomas The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2002.
Caro, Robert. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York. New York: Random House, 1974.
Clark, Sue Ainslee and Wyatt, Edith. Making Both Ends Meet: The Income and Outlay of New York Working Girls. New York: Macmillan, 1911.
Cohen, Miriam. Workshop to Office: Two Generations of Italian Women in New York City, 1900-1950. New York: Cornell University Press, 1992.
Coser, Rose L., Anker, Laura S., Perrin, Andrew J. Women of Courage: Jewish and Italian Immigrant Women in New York. Connecticut: Greenwood Press 1999.
Downey, Kirstin. The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Francis Perkings, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and his Moral Conscience. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2009.
Dye, Nancy Schrom. As Equals and Sisters: Feminism, the Labor Movement and the Women’s Trade Union League of New York. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1981.
Enstad, Nan. Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.
Freidman-Kasaba, Kathie, Memories of Migration: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1870-1924. New York: Suny Press, 1996.
Glenn, Susan A. Daughters of the Shtetl. New York: Cornell University Press, 1991.
Greenwald, Richard. The Triangle Fire: The Protocols of Peace, and Industrial Democracy in Progressive Era New York. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005.
Gould, Lewis L. America in the Progressive Era, 1890-1914. Harlow, England; New York : Longman, 2001.
Hapke, Laura. Sweatshop: the History of an American Idea. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004.
Howe, Irving. World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made. New York: New York University Press, 2005.
Kessler-Harris, Alice. Out to Work: a History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States. Oxford, Eng.; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Kessner, Thomas. Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America’s Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Kramer, Sydelle and Masure, Jenny. Jewish Grandmothers: A Vibrant Generation of Women. Boston: Beacon Press, 1976.
Lewis, Alfred Allan. Ladies and Not-so-Gentle Women. New York: Viking Penguin Press, 2000.
Orleck, Annelise. Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965. North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Painter, Nell Irvin. Standing at Armageddon: the United States, 1877-1919. W. W. Norton & Company, 1989.
Slayton, Robert A. Empire Statesman: The Rise and Redemption of Al Smith. New York: The Free Press, 2001.
Stein, Leon. Out of the Sweatshop: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy. Leon Stein, ed. New York: Quandrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 1977.
Stein, Leon. The Triangle Fire. New York: Cornell University, 2001 (originally published 1962).
Time-Life Editors. Dawn of the Century : 1900-1910. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1998.
Von Drehle, David. Triangle: The Fire that Changed America. New York: Grove Press, 2003.
Weiss, Nancy Joan. Charles Francis Murphy, 1858-1924: Respectability and Responsibility in Tammany Politics. Northhampton, MA: Smith College, 1968.
My American Experience
When did your family come to America? Were your parents the first in your family to immigrate to the U.S., or was it someone from an older generation? Did they come seeking opportunity... and did they find it? What was their American dream?