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Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 6
Abstract This collection consists of transcripts of interviews with Charles Ashleigh (born in 1892) conducted by the Sussex Society for the Study of Labor History in 1973 and 1975. Ashleigh describes his personal experiences with the Industrial Workers of the World and other radical groups in the years prior to and during World War I and the early 1920s.
Dates: 1973; 1975
Abstract The Industrial Workers of the World was founded in 1905 and is a member-run union for all workers. The IWW organizes all workers producing the same goods or services into one union instead of pooling them by skill or trade. Numbered among its members (known popularly as Wobblies) are lumberjacks, miners, farmhands (especially migrant workers), sailors, and workers in textile mills. Since their founding, the IWW has made significant contributions to labor struggles around the world. The union is...
Dates: 1903 - 1996
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.
Dates: 1943 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1976