March 25 is the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Anniversary

On March 25, 1911, fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in NYC and the doors to stairways were locked to prevent theft. Of the 146 victims of the fire, most were young immigrant women from Europe, including Italy and Russia.  The tragedy led to the enactment of worker protection laws, factory inspection laws, and fire prevention legislation.

Here are curated resources on Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire:

Cornell University – ILR School – Kheel Center
146 Lives Lost: Names and Ages of Victims
History of the Victims List
Final Six Victims Identified in 2011
Fire Broke Out Near Closing Time
Mourning & Protest
Relief for Survivors and Victims’ Families
Investigation & Trial
Sweatshops Before 1911
Legacy of Triangle Fire: Transformation of Labor Code & Adoption of Fire Safety
Legislative Reform at State & Local Levels
International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) Incorporates Safety Measures Into Collective Bargaining
American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Brittanica
history.com
International Labor Organization (ILO)
Istituto Italiano Di Cultura New York
Italian Sons and Daughters of America
i-Italy
Jewish Women’s Archive
Museum of Jewish Heritage
My Jewish Learning
National Women’s History Museum
National Museum of American History
NYC Ghosts
Occupational Safety & Health Administration – U.S. Department of Labor
PBS American Experience
Remembering the Triangle Fire Coalition
Names Map of Victims
Smithsonian Magazine
2021 Triangle Fire Commemoration Video
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial