Resources: Links

    Featured Links
    Sponsors and Contributors
    Indexes to Labor Sites
    Labor History Resources
    Labor History Exhibits
    Websites for Labor Arts Advisors

Featured Links

Art as Activism at N-YHS
Posters from the 1930s -- 1970s which served as a "wallpaper of public discontent."


Sponsors and Contributors

Bread and Roses
The not-for-profit cultural arm of Local 1199, the National Health and Human Services Employees Union.

Martha Cooper, Photographer

Cornell University Kheel Center
The Kheel Center is the most venerable labor-management archive of its type in North America. Its artifacts and documents illuminate labor and workplace history.

George Meany Memorial Archives
Established in 1980 by the AFL-CIO to preserve the organization's historical records and make them available for research.

Library of Congress
The nation's oldest federal cultural institution preserving a collection of nearly 121 million items, more than two-thirds of which are in media other than books.

New York City Municipal Archives
With some 100,000 cubic feet of civic documents, building records, films and photographs, New York City's Municipal Archives is a magnet for researchers.

New York Public Library
Four research libraries and an online digital library provide extensive book and manuscript collections, archives, prints, photographs and other resources.

NYU Robert F Wagner Labor Archives
Archival, oral history, photograph and ephemera collections document the history of working people in New York City.

NYU Tamiment Institute Library
A unique center for scholarly research on labor history, and the history of socialist, anarchist, communist and other radical political movements.

Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation
The Foundation’s interests include the study of the relationship between art, culture and humanity.


Indexes to Labor Sites

Czarnecki's Labor Education Links
A wonderfully comprehensive page of links to labor related sites, including unions, museums, archives, songs, campaigns and education programs.

Directory of Labor resources on the web
Home of the World Trade Union Directory.

Institute for Global Communications (IGC)
IGC shares the vision to actively promote change toward a healthy society.

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Guide to labor-oriented internet resources, including U.S. and International labor unions, labor libraries, and goverment sites. Universtiy of California, Berkeley.

International Association of Labour History Institutions
Bringing together archives, libraries, document centres, museums and research institutions specializing in the history and theory of the labour movement from all over the world.

Labor History Resources
A good index of links to a wide range of sites about the history of labor.

Labour Start
Where trade unionists start their day on the net.

The WWW Virtual Library--Labour and Business History
A large collection of links to labor and history sites.


Labor History Resources

American Labor Museum
The museum is housed in the Botto House, a National Landmark and former meeting place for over 20, 000 silk mill workers during 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.

City Lore
Believing that authentic democracy requires active participation in cultural life, City Lore sponsors Place Matters, the Poetry Gathering, and other projects devoted to fostering New York's living cultural heritage.

Docs Populi
dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.

Eugene V. Debs Home Museum
"While there is a lower class I am in it; while there is a criminal element I am of it;and while there is a soul in prison I am not free." Eugene V. Debs

History Matters
Resources for high school and college teachers of U.S. History, including an annotated list of hundreds of web sites.

Illinois Labor History Society
To encourage the preservation and study of labor history materials of the Illinois Region, and to arouse public interest in the profound significance of the past to the present.

The Labor Heritage Foundation
The Labor Heritage Foundation
works to strengthen the labor movement through the use of music and the arts.

Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
The Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress seeks to preserve personal papers and organizational records that document the course of America's national experience.

Nevada Labor History
The trade union movement in the west was born in Virginia City in the days of the Comstock Lode during the Civil War.

The New Deal Network (NDN)
A research and teaching resource on the World Wide Web devoted to the public works and arts projects of the New Deal, based at Columbia University.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
The Center promotes the understanding and continuity of contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and abroad.

Smithsonian Institute
The Smithsonian Institution was established in 1846 with funds bequeathed to the United States by James Smithson.

Walter P. Reuther Library
The home to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, the Wayne State University Archives and the Douglas Fraser Center for Workplace Issues, located on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

U.S. Labor and Industrial History Audio Archive
Department of History. University at Albany, State University of New York.


Labor History Exhibits

Between a Rock and a Hard Place A History of American Sweatshops, 1820 - Present

The Dramas of Haymarket
The Chicago Historical Society examines the circumstances and the legacy of the May 4, 1886, events in Haymarket Square.

Images of Japanese Labor, post 1945
Posters by Japanese labor unions and social movements, from the extensive collection at the Ohara Institute for Social Research.

Labor and the Holocaust
The story of the Jewish Labor Committee and labor's anti-Nazi activities during World War II.

The Labadie Collection
Detroit anarchist Joseph Labadie donated his library to the University of Michigan in 1911. Today the collection includes a wide variety of social protest literature, and is famous for its ephemera (brochures, leaflets, clippings) and posters. It's strengths include civil liberties (with an emphases on racial minorities), socialism, communism, colonialism and imperialism and American labor history through the 1930s.

Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum
Pays tribute to the symbolic founders of modern trade unionism--six Dorset labourers who were transported to Australia for forming a trade union.

The Triangle Factory Fire
Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, a fire broke out...


Websites for Labor Arts Advisors

AFSCME District Council 37
The union for 125,000 New York City municipal employees. Site includes portraits of members--"everyday heroes" --including fire protection inspectors and court interpreters.

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Boys and Girls Harbor
Helping youth in Harlem and the Bronx for more than sixty years, Boys and Girls Harbor emphasizes performing arts programs.

Communications Workers of America Local 1101

Communications Workers of America Local 1180

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

El Museo del Barrio
New York City's only Latino museum dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art was founded in 1969.

Group for the Study of Working Class Life
Exploring the meaning of class in today's world is the mission of this group at SUNY Stonybrook.

History Matters
A gateway to Web resources, offering useful
materials for teaching U.S. history at high school and college levels.

Judson Church
"A global resource in the heart of the Village," Judson provides arts and social programming with a special focus on young people, emphasizing the decisive and sweeping economic changes facing our future.

Musicians Local 802
The largest local union of professional musicians in the world, with members living or working in New York City, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.

National Museum of American History
Part of the Smithsonian, the museum has virtual exhibitions, a music room, and an impressive array of easily accessible resources online.

New Labor Forum
A journal of ideas analysis and debate from Queens College, CUNY.

New York State AFL-CIO
"Helping working families achieve a better life."

New York Teacher
Award winning bi-weekly newspaper from the New York State United Tearchers.

SEIU Local 32BJ
Representing over 70,000 building services workers, with immigrants from 60 countries.

SSEU Local 371
The Social Service Employees Union.

Transport Workers Union Local 100
Representing New York City transit workers for over sixty years.

The Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees was formed by the merger of two of the nation's oldest unions, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU).

United Federation of Teachers
New York City public school teachers, teaching assistants, guidance counselors and other educatiors.

Woody Guthrie Foundation
Dedicated to maintaining, preserving and sharing the vast cultural legacy of song writer, activist and artist Woody Guthrie.