The Challenges and Opportunities of “New” Labor Archives: Founding Sustainable Labor Archives Programs in an Era of Austerity

The American labor movement is in crisis and the economy has been in a downturn for much of the recent past. Yet recently, academic institutions, labor unionists, and scholars have chosen to make significant investments in time and money to preserve labor history by founding new labor collections and repositories. This panel discussion employs case […]

Archives 101 Workshop for Labor Historians and Activists

Increasingly, labor historians and activists are gathering and creating their own materials for research instead of relying only on libraries and archives. Two labor archivists will provide tips on how to care for both physical and digital materials. We will cover fundamental issues such as provenance (origins of the material); legal transfer of material to […]