Listen | From the WNYC Archives: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Some of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911.

Below are audio files from the WNYC archive of commemorations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

The Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, Eleanor Roosevelt and fire survivors speaking at the 50th anniversary of the fire in 1961.

 

A feature on the fire by Amy Goodman produced for WNYC in 1987.

 

Listen to one of the survivors of the fire, Pauline Pepe, speaking at a commemoration in 1986.

 

The WPA dramatization of the fire in 1938 for the program "This Was News."

 

Here is the official 1990 Triangle memorial.

 

More from the 50th anniversary memorial.

 

Special thanks to WNYC archivist Andy Lanset.

50th anniversary memorial WNYC broadcast courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives.