Monday, September 5, 2016

Digital Resources: U.S. Labor History

Today is Labor Day in the United States. The commemoration was established nationally in 1894; readers can find more on the history of the holiday at the U.S. Department of Labor website. In the spirit of the day, we offer a small (and U.S.-focused) sampling of the many digitized resources available:
The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection, Chicago Historical Society
Samuel Gompers Papers, University of Maryland
Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills Digital Collection, Georgia Institute of Technology
Frederick Taylor Archive, McGill University
The Lowell Offering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Pullman: Labor, Race and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town, Newberry Library
Chicago Workers during the Long Gilded Age, Newberry Library
Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University
A History of Women in Industry, National Women's History Museum
Women Working, 1800-1930, Harvard University Library
Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit, Lawrence History Center
European Indentured Servants, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative
Indentured Servitude Documents, Digital Commonwealth (Massachusetts)
Union Made: Labor's Material Culture, Penn State Digital Collections
The Real Rosie the Riveter, Tamiment Library, NYU
Labor-Related Posters, Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
Chinese Railroad Workers in North America, Stanford University
United Farm Workers History and Geography, University of Washington
Lewis Hine Photographs, Child Labor in America, The History Place
Lewis Hine Photographs, New York Public Library
Dorothea Lange Photographs, Migrant Farm Families, The History Place
For more comprehensive lists of links, see especially Labor History Links, from NYU Libraries, and Labor History Links, from Rosemary Feurer.