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The Triangle Factory Fire


The Triangle Factory Fire

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This site contains information about the March 25, 1911 fire in the New York City factory of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company and the resulting investigations and reforms. The fire killed 146 immigrant workers, most of whom were women. The materials include original documents, oral histories, and photographs held by Cornell University Library, a bibliography, lists of victims and witnesses, audio interviews with three fire survivors, and tips for student projects.
Material Type: Collection
Date Added to MERLOT: August 18, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 28, 2013
Submitter: Cynthia Poe



Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for William Goswick
6 years ago

William Goswick (Faculty)

Interesting information. However, there was heavy emphasis on the social problems of the era, but minimal information on the actual fire, and the steps taken to improve fire safety in multi-story buildings after the fire occurred.