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Title: Telegram from Mrs. Oliver S. Chatfield to Gov. Lehman
Brief Description: Telegram from Mrs. Oliver Chatfield to Gov. Lehman opposing Child Labor Amendment, 1937.
Date Original: 1937-03-04
Identifier: NYSA_13682-53_B16_F4_1
Source: New York State Archives, New York (State). Governor (1933-1942 : Lehman). Central subject and correspondence files, 1933-1942. Series 13682-53, Box 16, Folder 4.
Publisher: New York State Archives
Creator: New York (State). Governor (1933-1942 : Lehman).
Language: English

Telegram from Mrs. Oliver S. Chatfield to Governor Herbert Lehman, noting the opposition of Nassau County mothers to the proposed Child Labor Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, 1937. Chatfield defended the rights of parents to be free to make decisions about their children free of government interference, arguing that reports of exploitation of child labor were inaccurate and not a good enough reason for the government to get involved.


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New York (State)

Nassau County (N.Y.)

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Industrialization and Child Labor