Industrial Workers of the World
Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Samuel Krieger was born in Russia on August 20, 1902. Mr. Krieger came to the United States at age two and grew up in New York and New Jersey. He graduated from grammar school and went to work in the aircraft industry. Mr. Krieger was a member and recruiter for the Industrial Workers of the World. He served as an international representative for the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. In 1953 he began work as an organizer and business agent for the International Brotherhood...
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 8
Abstract This collection contains an International Workers of the World (IWW) song book, I Will Win Songs to fan the flames of discontent originally published in 1926. 22nd edition. Inscribed inside is a note "Given in the memory of Judge Stanley D. Kane (1907-1991) who fought for union rights in the 40s, served on the Minnesota District Bench for 27 years, and, in his youth, rode the rails to the wheat fields of North Dakota."
Abstract In the 1970s, the Program on Women and Work, a unit of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), a jointly administered body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, coordinated an oral history project to document the lives and work of women active in the labor movement from 1900 through 1970. Joyce L. Kornbluh of ILIR served as project director. Many interviewers conducted interviews with participants across the United State. This project, "The Twentieth...
Abstract Bruce Duncan Phillips (1935-2008), better known as Utah Phillips, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 1935. He became well known as a folk singer, performer, storyteller, poet, radio host, and activist beginning in the late 1960s and continued to be a prominent figure in the American folk and labor communities for the following four decades. He was a staple of folk festivals, a perennial touring musician, and ultimately became one of the distinguished elders of the folk music community. He...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 7
Abstract As a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Walter Westman served as secretary of the IWW General Defense Committee, as IWW General Secretary-Treasurer, and was active as an organizer. Mr. Westman’s papers are composed of membership cards documenting his involvement in the IWW.
Abstract A founding member and organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), William Trautmann served as secretary-treasurer and on the first IWW executive board. As an IWW organizer, Mr. Trautmann led the 1909 McKees Rocks, Pa. Pressed Steel Car Company Strike and the Lawrence, Mass. textile workers strike of 1912. Mr. Trautmann’s papers include a portion of an unpublished autobiography manuscript describing his experiences with the IWW and his involvement in various factional disputes.
Abstract William Henkelman served in WWI as a member of the American expedition to Russia, Michigan 'Polar Bear' unit. He became active in the Industrial Workers of the World after the war. His papers reflect his service in Russia and involvement in the IWW.
Abstract A specialist in African-American history, William Seraile served on the faculty of the Department of Black Studies of Herbert H. Lehman College, New York City. Mr. Seraile’s papers primarily relate to his research on Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organizer Ben Fletcher.