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Labor History Archives in the United States: A Guide for Researching and Teaching

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This book makes available in one source descriptions of most of the major archival collections in the field of labor history at U.S. libraries. Of considerable value to the many scholars and students of the labor history movement in the United States, it includes descriptions of both large and small collections, and covers libraries whose holdings deal primarily with workers and unions as well as those with broader collections that include material on immigration, social ...

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This book makes available in one source descriptions of most of the major archival collections in the field of labor history at U.S. libraries. Of considerable value to the many ... scholars and students of the labor history movement in the United States, it includes descriptions of both large and small collections, and covers libraries whose holdings deal primarily with workers and unions as well as those with broader collections that include material on immigration, social welfare, and radicalism. In view of the fact that labor history has become, over the past generation, one of the more active and seminal fields of American historical studies, with major institutions and many smaller ones throughout the country now represented, this volume will serve as a basic but detailed guide to the major record holdings. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This book makes available in one source descriptions of most of the major archival collections in the field of labor history at U.S. libraries. Of considerable value to the many scholars and students of the labor history movement in the United States, it includes descriptions of both large and small collections, and covers libraries whose holdings deal primarily with workers and unions as well as those with broader collections that include material on immigration, social welfare, and radicalism.

In view of the fact that labor history has become, over the past generation, one of the more active and seminal fields of American historical studies, with major institutions and many smaller ones throughout the country now represented, this volume will serve as a basic but detailed guide to the major record holdings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814323892
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1992
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Leab is a professor of history at Seton Hall University and the managing editor of Labor History.

Philip P. Mason is Distinguished Professor of History at Wayne State University, and the former director of the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Walter P. Reuther Library.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Labor Archives and Collections in the United States 12
Labor Holdings at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College 18
Labor Material in the Collections of the Museum of American Textile History 27
Labor History Sources at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 33
The Connecticut Labor Archives 41
Sources for Business and Labor History in the Bridgeport Public Library 46
Labor History Resources at New York University 50
1.) The Tamiment Institute/ Ben Josephson Library
2.) The Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Labor Archives in the University at Albany, State University of New York 61
Sources on Labor History in the Martin P. Catherwood Library 67
Sources on Labor History at the Rockefeller Archive Center 75
Labor History Resources at the Rutgers University Libraries 83
Labor Collections at the Urban Archives Center, Temple University Libraries 87
Labor Archives at Indiana University of Pennsylvania 93
Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Penn State University 97
The UE/Labor Archives, University of Pittsburgh 102
Labor History Sources in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress 105
Labor History Sources in the National Archives 114
Labor and Social History Records at the Catholic University of America Nelson Lichtenstein 121
The Joseph A. Beirne Memorial Archives 125
Labor Union History and Archives: The University of Maryland at College Park Libraries 129
The George Meany Memorial Archives 133
West Virginia Labor Sources at the West Virginia and Regional History Collection 140
The Southern Labor Archives 146
Labor History Resources at the Ohio Historical Society 155
The Debs Collection at Indiana State University 161
The Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University 167
The Labadie Collection in the University of Michigan Library 177
Labor History Manuscripts in the Chicago Historical Society 185
The Ozarks Labor Union Archives at Southwest Missouri State University 190
Labor History Resources in the University of Iowa Libraries, the State Historical Society of Iowa/Iowa City, and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library 195
Sources for the Study of the Labor Movement at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin 203
The Immigration History Research Center as a Source for Labor History Research 212
Labor Collections in the Western Historical Collections, at the University of Colorado, Boulder 219
Labor Resources at the Nevada State Library and Archives 224
The Texas Labor Archives 229
Sources on Labor History at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research 235
The Urban Archives Center at California State University, Northridge 240
The Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University 248
Index 257
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