Labor Libraries
US Labor Libraries List 
Posted by the Holt Labor Library  in the 
 conference in October 1993.
 
 
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Special Collections and Archives  
Alexander Library 
Rutgers University 
 
 
Rutgers University 
 
 
 
New Brunswick, NJ 08903 
201-932-7510            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
Women 
 
Contact:        Ronald Becker 
                Monday-Friday 9-5 
                 
Holdings include labor history, the consumer movement, social welfare
policy and womens history. Serves as the official repository for the
International Union of Electrical Workers. 
 
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Alternative Press Center 
Alternative Press Center 
 
1443 Gorsuch Ave. 
Baltimore, MD 21218 
301-243-2471            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Left 
 
Contact:        Peggy D'Adamo 
                 
                Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM 
                 
The Alternative Press Center contains publications covering a large left 
spectrum since 1969. The Center also publishes the Alternative Press Index. 
 
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International Longshoreman & Warehousemans Union & CIO Labor Collection 
Anne Rand Memorial Library of ILWU 
 
1188 Franklin Street 4th floor 
San Francisco , CA 94109 
            
Fax:                   775-1302                        E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Eugene Vrana 
                775-0533 
                9-1PM, 2-4:30PM Monday - Friday 
                 
Besides being a great resource on ILWU history,  
the library contains a book collection of 3000 volumes centering on labor 
history and industrial relations as well as vertical files including pamphlets 
and newspaper clippings on labor economics, statistics, collective bargaining, 
government policy and other labor related issues. 
 
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Massachussetts Labor History 
Archives & Manuscript Dept. 
 
 
University of Massachussetts 
University Library 
Amherst, MA 01003 
413-545-2780            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Ken FonesWolf 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 or by appointment 
                 
Massachussetts labor history ecspecially concerning the textile industry. 
 
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Chicano Studies Collection 
Arizona State U. Hayden Library 
 
Arizona State U. Hayden Library 
Tempe , AZ 85287 
602-965-2594602-965-4932            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Chicano 
Labor 
 
Contact:        Christine  Marin 
                Archivist 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM 
Saturday 9AM-4PM 
                 
Focus is mainly on Chicanos/Mexican Americans in the Southwest. Includes
Chicano 
labor issues and immigration, politics, literature, bilingual education, and 
women. 
 
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Stoeckel Archives & Radical Pamphlets Collection 
Ball State University 
Alexander M Bracken Library 
 
 
Muncie, IN 47306 
317-285-5078            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Labor 
African American 
Jewish 
 
Contact:        David C. Tambo 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM 
Wednesday 7:30PM-9:30PM 
                 
The Stoeckel Archives contains manuscripts, county records, photographs, and 
interviews covering labor, African American history and Jewish history of the 
east central Indiana area. The Radical Pamphlets Collection includes 850 titles

from 1900-1970. At the same location there is a Ku Klux Klan and a Nazi 
collection. 
 
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Social Protest Project & Peace Related Collections 
Bancroft Library 
 
University of California Berkeley 
Berkeley, CA 94720 
510-642-6481            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
 
Contact:        Bonnie Hardwick 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM 
Saturday 1PM-5PM 
                 
Holdings center on Northern California history including the records of Amnesty

International, the Peace & Freedom Party, Student Mobilization Committee to End

the War in Vietnam, and general anti-war movement materials. 
 
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History of Pacifism and Conscientious Objection 
Bentley Historical Library 
 
1150 Beal Avenue 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113 
313-764-3482            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
 
Contact:        Francis X. Blouin 
                Director 
                Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5PM 
Saturday 9AM-12:30PM 
                 
Holdings include materials on pacifism and conscientious objection ecspecially 
centered on organizations and history of Michigan.  
 
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Business and Labor History  
Bridgeport Public Library 
 
925 Broad St. 
Bridgeport, CT 06604 
203-576-7417            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Mary Witkowski 
                 
                Monday & Wednesday 12-8PM  
Tuesday & Thursday 10-6PM Friday & Sat. 9-5PM 
                 
This collection focuses on local Bridgeport labor history. 
 
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Catherwood Library 
Catherwood Library 
Cornell University 
 
144 Ives Hall 
Ithica, NY 14851-0952 
607-255-3183            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Martha Hodges 
                 
                8-4pm Monday-Friday 
                 
The largest academic collection on labor and industrial relations in the USA. 
Collection includes extensive holdings on labor history, labor law, and labor 
economics. 
 
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Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos 
Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos 
 
Hunter College 
695 Park Avenue 
New York, NY 10021 
            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Civil Rights 
Puerto Rican 
 
Contact:        Camille Rodriguez 
                 
                 
                 
The Centro has a library whose focus is Puerto Rican studies. The Center is
also 
joined with Mexican American Studies centers at Stanford, UCLA. and the 
University of Texas at Austin to create the Inter-University Program on Latino 
Research. 
 
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Archives & Manuscripts 
Chicago Historical Society 
 
Clark Street and North Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60614 
312-642-5035            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Archie Motley 
                 
                Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-4:30PM 
                 
Holdings include transcript of Haymarket trial as well as other Chicago labor 
history. 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr.Collection 
Colonel Robert H. Morse Library 
Beloit College 
 
731 College Street 
Beloit, WI 53511 
608-365-3391 ext. 481            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
 
 
Contact:        Dennis Dickinson 
                Director 
                8:30 AM to 11:00 PM Monday-Thursday 
8:30 AM to 8:00 PM Friday , 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM 
1:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sunday 
                 
Collection contains materials by and about Martin Luther King , Jr., Gandhi and

Thoreau as well as general pacifist nonviolence philosophy.  
 
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West Virginia and Regional History Collection 
Colson Hall 
West Virginia University 
 
 
Morgantown, WV 26505 
304-293-3536            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Ken Fones-Wolf 
                 
                Monday-Saturday 9-5PM 
                 
Holdings cover West Virginia labor history and general Appalachian labor 
history, ecspecially in the coal history. 
 
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Connecticut Labor History 
Connecticut Labor Archives 
 
University of Connecticut 
Box U-205 
 
Storrs, CT 06269 
203-486-2893            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Randall Jimerson 
                 
                open Monday-Friday 1-4:30 
                 
Focuses on the preservation of records of Connecticut labor unions and labor 
leaders. 
 
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Fox Collection 
Crosby Library 
Gonzaga University 
 
E 502 Boone Ave. 
Spokane, WA 99258-0001 
509-3284220x3137            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Marxist 
Labor 
 
Contact:        Mary M Carr 
                 
                Monday-Thursday 8AM-12AM Friday 8AM-9PM 
Saturday 9AM-9PM  Sunday 11AM-12AM 
In between academic sessions Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM 
                 
The Fox Collection contains approximately 300 items concerning radical labor 
history. Most of the collection came from Jay Fox editor of The Agitator/The 
Syndicalist. 
 
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Data Center 
 
464 19th Street 
Oakland, CA 94612 
510-835-4692            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
General 
Radical 
 
Contact:        Ruth  
                 
                 
                 
 
 
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Labor and Social History Records 
Dept. of Archives & Manuscripts 
Catholic University 
 
 
Catholic University of America 
 
Washington, DC 20064 
202-635-5065            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Anthony Zito 
                 
                9-5 Monday-Friday 
                 
Holdings include labor history particularly amongst the Catholic immigrant 
population and the role of Catholics in the AFL-CIO purge of communists from
the 
labor movement. 
 
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Peace Related Collections 
Dept of Archives & Manuscripts 
Joseph P. Healey Library 
 
University of Massachusetts @ Boston, Harbor Campus 
Boston, MA 02125 
617-929-7611617-929-7625            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
 
Contact:        Elizabeth Mock 
                Archivist 
                Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM 
                 
Boston area anti-war and peace related materials including the New England Free

Press pamphlet collection, and the Boston area anti-war and peace organization 
resource file. 
 
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Labor Library & Union Technical Assistance Center 
Empire State College Labor Library 
 
330 W 42nd St. 4th floor 
New York, NY 10036-6901 
212-279-7380            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Elaine Hargar 
                 
                Monday-Thursday  12-9PM 
Friday-          10-6PM    Saturday  10-2PM 
                 
The Empire State Labor Library has an expansive collection on historical and 
contemporary labor issues including occupational safety & health, labor law, 
working women's studies, and working class culture. Inter-library loan and 
database searches are also available ( possible fee .) 
 
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Epicenter Anarchist Library 
 
 
San Francisco, CA  
431-4600            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Anarchist 
 
 
Contact:        Scott Clark 
                 
                MONDAY - SATURDAY 12 - 6 PM 
                 
 
 
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George Meany Memorial Archives 
George Meany Memorial Archives 
 
10000 New Hampshire Ave. 
Silver Spring, MD 20903 
301-434-6404            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Lynda DeLoach 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9-4:30PM  
                 
The archives is the official archives of the AFL-CIO. 
 
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Labadie Collection 
Hatcher Library 
 
 
University of Michigan 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 
313-764-9377            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
 
Contact:        AnneRobert OkeyStarring 
                 
                Monday-Friday 10-5 PM  
                 
The Labadie Collection includes radical, antiwar, labor and anarchist posters 
from 1910 to the present. There is also a collection of 1960's-1970's comic 
books from the US counter culture movement. 
 
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Herbert Hoover Pres. Library 
 
 
 
West Branch, IA 52358 
319-643-5301            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Dwight Miller 
                 
                open 8:45-4:45 Monday-Friday 
                 
Holdings include Iowa labor history 
 
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Labor Union History and Archives 
Historical Manuscripts & Archives  
McKeldin Library 
 
 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742-7011 
301-454-2318            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Lauren Brown 
                Curator 
                Monday-Friday 8:30-5 PM  
Saturday      10-5 PM by appointment 
                 
Holdings include those of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding 
Workers of America and the Bakery, Confectionary & Tobacco Workers
International 
Union. 
 
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Radical & Labor History 
Holt Labor Library 
 
50 Fell Street 
San Francisco, CA 94102 
241-1370            
Fax:                   415-431-1316                        E-Mail: 
holtlabor@igc 
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical  
Labor 
Marxist 
 
Contact:        Hilary Diamond 
                Curator 
                Summer - 10-6 Monday-Friday 
School Year - 10-9 Monday- Friday / Sat 11-5 
                 
Contemporary & Historical Labor Studies  
Radical Political Theory & History 
Labor Video Collection 
Labornet/Peacenet Access 
 
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Alternative Press Collection 
Homer Babbidge Library 
U. of Connecticut at Storrs 
 
Homer Babbidge Library 
U. of Connecticut at Storrs 
U-5SC 
Storrs, CT 06268 
203-486-2524            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Marxist 
 
Contact:        Ellen E Embardo 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM 
between academic sessions Mon-Fri 1PM-5PM 
                 
The Alternative Press Collection, though not exclusively Marxist contains 2,700

books and pamphlets from the US Communist and Socialist movement from 
1900-1933. 
 
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Hoover Institution 
 
Stanford University 
 
Stanford, CA 94305-6010 
415-723-1687            
Fax:                   415723-1687                        E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
General  
Radical 
 
Contact:          
                 
                Open 8:15-4:45 
                 
Although a conservative institution, their materials document the history of
the 
left. They have a substantial portion of the Socialist Workers Party archives 
including rare materials on Trotsky. 
 
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Immigration History Research Center 
Immigration History Research Center 
University of Minnesota 
 
826 Berry Street 
St. Paul, MN 55114 
612-627-4208            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
Radical 
 
Contact:        Joel Wurl 
                 
                Open to qualified researchers 8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday 
                 
Contains labor history of 24 European and Near Eastern ethno-linguistic groups 
in the US. 
 
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Labor Archives 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
 
302 Stapleton Library 
Indiana, PA 15705 
412-357-3039            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Eileen Mountjoy Cooper 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9-4:30PM 
                 
Holdings include the history of the coal and steel industries. 
 
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Joseph A. Beirne Collection 
Joseph A. Beirne Memorial Archives 
 
Communications of Workers 
1925 K Street NW 
Washington, DC 20006 
202-728-2568            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Bruce Montgomery 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8-3PM 
                 
Holdings are primarily from the Communications Workers of America, the National

Federation of Telephone Workers and the International Typographical Union. 
 
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Wilcox Collection 
Kenneth Spencer Research Library 
University of Kansas 
 
 
Lawrence, KS 66045 
913-864-4274            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
 
Contact:        Sheryl K Williams 
                Curator 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM 
Saturday  9AM-1PM 
                 
The Wilcox Collection contains political literature from the Left( as well as 
from the Right) since 1960. This includes 4,000 serials, 5,000 books and 
pamphlets and 50,000 pieces of  ephemera representing 7,000 organizations of
the 
Left and the Right. 
 
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Labor Archives and Research Center 
Labor Archives and Research Center 
San Francisco State University 
 
480 Winston Drive 
San Francisco, CA 94132 
415-564-4010            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Lynn Bonfield 
                 
                Monday-Friday 1PM-5PM 
& by appointment 
                 
Holdings cover labor history of Northern California mostly of the San Francisco

and Oakland areas. 
 
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UIL Labor Archives 
Labor Archives U. of Iowa 
 
Special Collections Dept. 
University of Iowa Libraries 
 
Iowa City, IA 52242 
319-335-5921            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Robert  McCown 
                 
                open 9-5 Monday-Friday 
                 
Contains the Communications Workers of America-University of Iowa Oral History 
Project, UMWA records, Progressive Party papers and materials concerning labor 
in an agricultural state. 
 
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Labour Movement Library and Archive 
Labour Movement Library and Archive 
 
Rejsbygade 1, DK 1759  
Copenhagen,  Denmark 
            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:          
                 
                 
                 
Holdings cover labor and Communist Party history of Denmark. 
 
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J.A. Wayland Collection 
Leonard H. Axe Library 
Pittsburg State U. 
 
 
Pittsburg, KS 66762 
316-2317000x4883            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Marxist 
 
Contact:        Gene DeGruson 
                Librarian 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM 
                 
The Wayland Collection, named after founding editor of the Socialist publicaton

Appeal to Reason J.A.Wayland, contains different editons of Appeal to Reason
as 
well as diaries and correspondence of Wayland and managing editor Fred Warren. 
The collection also includes oral histories and photographs. 
 
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Knights of Labor of Phillipsburg 
Manuscript Collections 
State Historical Society of Missouri 
 
Room G-3 Library 
University of Missouri at Rolla 
Rolla, MO 65401-0249 
314-341-4874            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Mark Stauter 
                Ass.Director 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM 
                 
This library is included in this listing for its holdings on the Knights of 
Labor, these are the only labor materials that I am aware of in this 
collection. 
 
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Socialist Party of America Collection 
Manuscript Dept.  
William R. Perkins Library 
 
 
Duke University 
Durham, NC 27706 
919-684-3372            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Marxist 
 
Contact:        Elvin Strowd 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM 
Saturday 9AM-12:30PM 
                 
Holdings include the files of the Socialist Party from 1896-1976. 
 
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American Federation of Labor Letterbooks 
Manuscript Division  
 
Library of Congress 
Washington, DC 20540 
202-707-5387            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
General 
Labor 
 
Contact:        John Haynes 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8:30-5 
                 
Holdings include American Federation of Labor Letterbooks and the American 
Friends Service Committee Work Camp Diary. 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for  Nonviolent Social Change 
 
449 Auburn Avenue NE 
Atlanta, GA 30312 
404-524-1956            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Civil Rights 
 
 
Contact:          
                 
                Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM 
                 
This is the largest collection of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther

King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. Also holds the records for the Student

Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, The Congress of Racial Equality, and The 
National Lawyers Guild. 
 
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Catholic Social Action Collection 
Memorial Library 
Marquette University 
 
1415 West Wisconsin Avenue 
Milwaukee, WI 53233 
414-224-7256            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
 
Contact:        Charles B. Elston 
                Archivist 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-12PM , 1PM-5PM 
& by appointment 
                 
Holdings center on anti-war and disarmament, conscientious objection, and 
pacifism and include the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Collection, The Catholic 
Association for International Peace Archives, and Justice and Peace Center 
Archives. 
 
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American Textile History Collection 
Museum of American Textile History 
 
800 Massachusetts Avenue 
North Andover, MA 01845 
508-686-0191            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Clare Sheridan 
                 
                Open Tuesday-Friday 9-4 
                 
This collection of printed materials and actual artifacts promotes an 
understanding of all aspects of the textile industy - including the role of the

labor movement in textile history. 
 
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Nevada State Archives 
 
3579 Highway 50 East 
Carson City, NV 89710 
702-687-5210            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Jeff Kintop 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8-5 PM 
                 
Contains records of Nevada labor history including "Right to Work" documents. 
 
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Violette Museum 
Northeast Missouri State U. 
 
 
Kirksville, MO 63501-0828 
816-785-4526            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        George Hartje 
                Director 
                Monday-Friday by appointment 
                 
This is a collection of 20th Century posters many of them labor related. 
 
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Ohio Historical Society 
Ohio Historical Society Archive 
 
1985 Velma Ave. 
Columbus, OH 43211 
614-297-2535            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Dan Ashyk 
                 
                Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 
                 
Holdings center on labor union records, personal papers, and oral histories of 
the Ohio labor movement.  
 
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Ozark Labor Union Archives 
Ozark Labor Union Archives 
 
 
 
Southwest Missouri State U. 
901 South National 
Springfield, MO 65804 
417-836-4933            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        J. David Lages 
                 
                open by appointment 
                 
Holdings focus on labor history of the Ozark area. 
 
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Urban Archives Center 
Paley Library 
Temple University 
 
13th & Berks Streets 
Philadelphia, PA 19122 
215-787-8257            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Margaret Jerrido 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9-5  
                 
This collection is focused on the lives of the average working class
population, 
including records of labor, minority, social welfare, and housing 
organizations. 
 
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Historical Collections & Labor Archives 
Pattee Library 
Penn State University 
 
W313 Pattee Library 
 
University Park, PA 16802 
814-863-2505            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Peter Gottlieb 
                 
                Monday - Friday 8-5PM 
                 
Holdings include archival records, manuscripts, and oral histories documenting 
the labor movement in Pennsylvania. 
 
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Lou Block Collection 
Photographic Archives  
Ekstrom Library 
 
University of Louisville 
Louisville, KY 40292 
502-588-6752            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        David Horvath 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM 
                 
This is a photographic library which I included soley for the coverage of the 
Artists Strike of 1935, though there may be other labor related photos
available 
as well. 
 
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Prometheus Research Library 
 
Box 185, Canal Street Station 
New York, NY 10013 
2129661866            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Marxist 
 
Contact:        James Robertson 
                Director 
                open by appointment , non lending 
                 
This is the archive of the Spatacist League but also is a working research 
facility for Marxist Studies in general. Holdings include major documents of
the 
First through the Fourth Internationals, minutes of the early American
Communist 
Party, and materials on the Workers Party and the Independent Socialist League.

 
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Radical Reading Room 
Philadelphia Marxist School 
 
4722 Baltimore Avenue 
Philadelphia , PA 19143 
            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Marxist 
 
Contact:        Karen Buchholz 
                 
                 
                 
The library contains periodicals, books and video tapes of radical content. 
 
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Debs Collection 
Rare Books & Special Collections 
Cunningham Memorial Library 
 
 
Indiana State University 
Terre Haute, IN 47809 
812-237-2610            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Communist 
Labor 
 
Contact:        David  Vancil 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8-4:30  
                 
Contains the collection of Eugene V. Debs, labor activist and Socialist Party 
presidential candidate. 
 
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Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives        New York University                   
  
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library 
 
70 Washington Square South 
New York, NY 10012 
212-598-3708            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:          
                 
                Open Monday-Friday 10-5:45 
                 
The Wagner Archives is the labor holdings of the Tamiment Library. It is
jointly 
sponsored by the New York City Labor Council. 
 
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Rockefeller Archive Center 
Rockefeller Archive Center 
 
15 Dayton Ave. Pocantico Hills 
North Tarrytown, NY 10591-1598 
914-831-4505            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Erwin Levold 
                 
                Monday - Friday 9-5PM 
                 
The archive contains materials related to projects of the Rockefeller 
foundation, which included the Free Trade Union Committee, National Child Labor

Committee, Working Women's Protective Union, and the Watts Labor Community 
Action Committee. 
 
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Oral History Collection 
Sangamon State U.  
Oral History Office 
 
Brookens 377 
Springfield, IL 62708 
217-786-6521            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
Women 
 
Contact:        Cullom Davis 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM 
                 
The oral history collection contains many interviews focused on coal mining and

union activities, as well as women's history, political activism and ethnic 
groups. 
 
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History of Women in America 
Schlesinger Library 
 
Radcliffe College 
10 Garden Street 
 
Cambridge, MA 02138 
617-495-8647            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Women 
Labor 
 
Contact:        Eva Moseley 
                Curator 
                 
                 
The Schlesinger Library focuses on the women's struggle. Topics include the 
suffrage movement, the rights and conditions of working women, and
organizations 
such as the women's trade union league.This collection is considered to be one 
of the largest and most complete collections related to women and their history

available anywhere. 
 
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Southern California Library 
for Social Studies & Research 
Southern California Library 
for Social Studies & Research 
 
6120 South Vermont Ave. 
Los Angeles, CA 90044 
213-759-6063            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Marxism 
People of Color 
 
Contact:        Sarah Cooper 
                 
                Tuesday-Saturday 10-4 
                 
Contains materials on regional, national and international labor movement, 
people of color, Marxism, communism, and immigration.  
 
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Southern Labor Archives 
Southern Labor Archives 
Georgia State University 
 
Library South 
103 Decatur St. 
Georgia State University 
Atlanta, GA  
404-651-2477            
Fax:                                           E-Mail:    
 
Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Leslie  Hough 
                 
                open 9-5 Monday-Friday 
                 
Holdings focus on the lives of workers in the South as well as the role of the 
labor movement in the history of the South. 
 
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Rhode Island Textile Workers:Oral History 
Special Collections 
University of Rhode Island Library 
 
 
Providence, RI  
401-792-2594            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        David Maslyn 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM 
                 
This collection consists of 60 oral histories from workers and management of
the 
Rhode Island textile mills. 
 
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State Historical Society of Iowa 
Special Collections  
 
402 Iowa Avenue 
 
 
Iowa City, IA 52240 
319-335-3916            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Mary Bennett 
                 
                open 9-4:30  Tuesday-Saturday 
                 
Holdings include Iowa labor history. 
 
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State Historical Society of Wisconsin Archives 
State Historical Society of Wisconsin Archives 
 
816 State Street 
Madison, WI 53706 
608-262-3266608-262-9561            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
Peace 
 
Contact:        Harold Miller 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8-5  Saturday 9-4  
                 
This was the first attempt to gather materials documenting the rise of working 
class movements and labor unions. The collection has expanded to cover 
anarchism, communism, cooperation, socialism and utopianism. 
 
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Swarthmore Peace Collection 
Swarthmore College Library 
 
Swarthmore College 
Swarthmore, PA 19081 
215-447-7577            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
 
Contact:        Jean R. Soderlund 
                Curator 
                Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM 
Saturday 9AM-12PM during school year  
Closed in August 
                 
Perhaps the most extensive collection of materials on the American peace 
movement. Records include those of the American Friends Service Committee,
CCCO, 
Fellowship of Reconciliation, SANE, and A.J. Muste. 
 
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Tamiment 
Tamiment Institute Library 
New York University                      
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library 
 
70 Washington Square South 
New York, NY 10012 
212-598-3708            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Marxist 
 
Contact:        Peter  Filardo 
                 
                Open Monday-Friday 10-5:45 
                 
Originally the Rand School for Social Science this collection maintains a 
repository of rare socialist and trade union documents, books, and periodicals.

 
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Texas Archives of Autonomist Marxism 
 
University of Texas  
Austin, TX 78712-1173 
            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Radical 
Marxist 
 
Contact:        Harry Cleaver 
                 
                 
                 
 
 
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Texas Labor Archives 
Texas Labor Archives 
University of Texas Arlington 
 
Box 19497 
Arlington, TX 76019 
817-273-3393            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Jane Boley 
                 
                Open 8-5 Monday-Friday  10-2 Saturdays 
                 
Holdings include the official archives for the Texas AFL-CIO. 
 
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United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Archives 
UE / Labor Archives 
 
363 Hillman Library 
University of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 
412-648-7099            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        David Rosenberg 
                 
                Monday-Saturday 8:30-5 
                 
Official archive for UE, as well as containing other collections relevant to 
Western Pennsylvania labor history. 
 
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Special Collections and Archives: Labor 
University at Albany Library 
 
State University of New York 
Albany, NY 12222 
518-442-3544            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Don Skemer 
                 
                Monday-Friday 10-3PM 
                 
Holdings include labor union records and history from the Albany area of New 
York. Special areas include printing trades and textiles. 
 
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Western Historical Manuscript Peace Collections 
University of Missouri 
 
8001 Natural Bridge Road 
St. Louis, MO 63121 
314-553-5143            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
Labor 
African American 
 
Contact:        AnneKenn KenneyThomas 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM 
Tuesday until 9PM 
                 
Regional holdings on peace organizations, labor leaders, and African American 
community leaders. 
 
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Indiana Labor History Collection 
University of Southern Indiana  
University Archives 
 
8600 University Blvd. 
Evansville, IN 47712 
812-464-1896            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Gina Walker 
                Archivist 
                Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM 
                 
The Indiana Labor History Collection includes oral interviews, books, 
pamphlets,and ephemera covering the Indiana labor movement from 1920-1960's. 
 
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Peace Related Collections 
University of Washington Libraries 
 
Manuscripts Collection, FM-25 
Seattle, WA 98195 
206-543-1879            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
 
Contact:        Karyl Winn 
                 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-12PM , 1PM-5PM 
                 
Materials cover 20th Century peace efforts in the Puget sound area. 
 
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Urban Archives Center 
Urban Archives Center 
Oviatt Library 
 
 
California State U. Northridge 
Northridge, CA 91330 
818-885-2487            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Robert Marshall 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9-4:30PM 
Wednesday 6-9PM additionally 
                 
Holdings cover Southern California labor history. 
 
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Socialist Pamphlet Collection 
Vernon R. Alden Library 
Ohio University 
 
Park Place 
Athens, OH 45701 
614-593-2710            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Marxist 
 
Contact:          
                 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM 
                 
Included for the Socialist Pamphlet collection. 
 
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Black History Collection, SEIU Labor Archives, UAW Labor Archives and the 
Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs 
Walter P. Reuther Library 
 
Wayne State University 
5401 Cass Avenue 
 
Detroit, MI 48202 
313-577-4024            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
African American 
 
Contact:          
                 
                Monday-Friday 9-5PM 
Wednesday 9-9PM 
                 
Collections include the Black History Collections, SEIU Labor Archives,UAW
Labor 
Archives and the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. 
 
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Western Historical Collections 
Western Historical Collections 
University of Colorado 
 
Box 184 
Boulder, CO 80309-0184 
303-492-7242            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:          
                 
                Monday-Friday 10-5 PM 
                 
Contains the archive for the Western Federation of Miners and International 
Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic 
Workers International Union. 
 
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Musicians Union File 
William Ransom Hogan Jazz Archives 
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library 
 
Tulane University 
New Orleans, LA 70118 
504-865-5688            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Labor 
 
Contact:        Curtis D Jerde 
                Curator 
                Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5PM 
Saturday 10AM-12PM 
                 
This is a library dedicated to music but included here for its holdings on the 
New Orleans local of the American Federation of Musicians. 
 
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Hiroshima-Nagasaki Memorial Collection 
Wilmington College Peace Resource Center 
 
Pyle Center Box 1183 
Wilmington, OH 45177 
513-382-5338            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Peace 
 
Contact:        Helen Redding 
                Director 
                Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM 
                 
Major collections center on the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan but also covers 
the anti nuclear movement in general. 
 
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Sophia Smith Collection 
Women's History Archive 
 
Smith College 
Northampton, MA 01063 
413-584-2700            
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Area(s) of Specialty:  
Women 
Peace 
 
Contact:        Susan L. Boone 
                 
                Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM 
                 
Materials document the intellectual and social history of women. Holdings 
include the Women's Internatrional League for Peace & Freedom, the papers of 
Jane Addams and Helen Caldicott.