The Triangle Factory Fire, 3/25/1911
March 25, 1911, 150 employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory,
mostly young women, died in the deadliest industrial disaster in
New York City’s history.
the Triangle Fire Coalition Open Archive - The Triangle Fire
Open Archive is an online archive being created by on-going community
contributions to tell the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
Fire and its critical relevance today. It is a project of the Remember
the Triangle Fire Coalition and Buscada. The Dept of Records has
contributed - and you are invited to as well.
Below are documents relating to Mary Herman, a 40 year old mother
of two, who was one of the oldest victims of the fire; and correspondence
between various public officials, including then New York City Mayor,
William J. Gaynor, concerning the tragedy.