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LIBRARY GUIDE TO American Labor History Pathfinder

Documents and Photographs
National Child Labor Committee Collection
Lewis Hines' photographs of child workers.

Triangle Factory Fire
Sources, documents, bibliography and much more. Another site of photos is hosted by the New Deal Network.

On the Lower East Side: Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century
Historical documents about life in this immigrant neighborhood of New York.

The Bisbee Deportation of 1917
A web exhibit with primary sources.

Labor Arts
A virtual museum. Includes exhibits, collections,forums, resources.

US Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 1906-1971
2200 photos of the steel mill and the city of Gary, Indiana.

Haymarket Affair
Chicago Historical Society digital collections

Flint Sit Down Strike
Oral histories and images.

Labor Archives of Washington digital collections
Photographs, documents, oral histories, and publications of the Pacific North West

Women Working  1800-1930
650,000 digitized pages and nearly 1,500 images,  more than 3,100 individually cataloged books, magazines, and trade catalogs; and well over 1,400 photographs.

Inside an American Factory
21 actuality films showing various views of Westinghouse companies

The Samuel Gompers Papers

IWW Image Galleries
(or via the Internet Archive)

Additional Resources

H-Labor - a discussion group for labor history

H-Labor-Arts  - a discussion group for cultural and artistic artifacts of the working people

Labor History Links lists bibliographies, digital collections, biography, culture, topics and chronology (Some of the links dont work).

The Labor and Working-Class History Association - an association of historians, labor educators, and working-class activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing.

Library Contact
Picture: Dominique Daniel

Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages

Office hours by appointment
[by phone or virtual meeting]

Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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