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Industrial Workers of the World Photographs and Audio-Visual Materials

 Collection
Identifier: LAV000130
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, and was notable for engaging women, immigrants, and people of color in both union leadership, membership, and throughout its support networks. Numbered among its members (known popularly as Wobblies) are lumberjacks, miners, farmhands (especially migrant workers), sailors,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1905 - 1997

Industrial Workers of the World Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000130
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

IWW Colorado Coal Strike of 1927 Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002337
Abstract Between 1974 and 1984, while completing graduate studies in sociology, Eric Margolis and Ron McMahan undertook two research projects that formed the University of Colorado Coal Project, documenting the memories and work of coal miners through interviews and photographs. The project included oral histories with former coal miners, community members, and experts across the Western United States, with a focus on Colorado. Coverage includes documentation of IWW members, activities, and events....
Dates: 1979

IWW Detroit/Ann Arbor Branch Records

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Identifier: LR000948
Abstract Subjects include: organizing; boycotts
Dates: 1973 - 1982

IWW Minneapolis Branch Records Accession

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Identifier: LR000580
Abstract Subjects include: radical pamphlets; union affairs
Dates: 1905 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1940

IWW San Francisco Bay Area Branch Records

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Identifier: LR001129
Abstract Subjects include: radical publications; union activities
Dates: 1922 - 1981

Joe Hill Papers

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Identifier: LP001154
Abstract The Joe Hill Collection was given to the Archives by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden when he visited in April of 1976. This small collection includes mostly late correspondence.
Dates: 1915 - 1916

John Beffel Papers

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Identifier: LP000561
Abstract Mr. Beffel served as a reporter, writer, editor, and publicist. He edited manuscripts of Slim Brundage, Joseph Cohen, Paul Crouch, Harry Kelly, Walter Marshall, Rose Pesotta, Voline, and Vincenzo Vocirca; and did publicity work for the Workers Defense League. In addition to the manuscripts, the collection includes correspondence, drafts, notes, and clippings which deal with the Carlo Tresca Memorial Committee, anarchists, communism, the Joe Hill case, the IWW, and the League for Mutual Aid....
Dates: 1943 - 1954

John Oneka Papers

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Identifier: LP000015
Abstract John Oneka, a former member of the IWW, was a member of UAW Local 235 at the Chevrolet Gear and Axle Plant. At various times he served as its president, trustee, and Shop Committee chairman. The papers include some of the Shop Committee minutes for 1937-46 and materials on political matters, the IWW, Medicare, and other union concerns. Among the correspondents are John Dingell and Philip Hart.
Dates: 1937 - 1964

John Panzner Papers

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Identifier: LP000009
Abstract Mr. Panzner began his labor career with the IWW in the far west, organizing mine and agricultural workers. For his work with the IWW, he was sentenced to Leavenworth Federal Prison. After his release, he returned to Detroit and was active in the early development of the UAW. Among his papers are materials on labor relations at Chrysler Corporation and Ford Motor Company and some pamphlets on social reform, including a description of the case which resulted in his imprisonment.
Dates: 1922 - 1938

John Walsh Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 2-3
Identifier: LP001145
Abstract John Walsh was a member of various labor unions, and served as strike committee chairman in the International Longshoreman’s Association, and as an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Walsh’s papers consist of correspondence between himself and his brother, Joseph Walsh. The letters convey Joseph Walsh’s observations about the Depression and the events leading up to World War II, and describe the working conditions of laborers, particularly that of miners, and the...
Dates: 1919 - 1936

Joseph P. Conlin Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000737
Abstract A Professor of History and author of several books concerning the Industrial Workers of the World, Joseph Conlin’s papers document his study of the history of the organization and correspondence with members of the IWW.
Dates: 1965 - 1979

Lawrence Gracia Papers

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Identifier: LP001105
Abstract Author Lawrence Gracia was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Gracia’s papers consist of unpublished manuscripts of stories relating the principles of IWW and the struggles of its members.
Dates: 1930 - 1940

Marie and David Ingar Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 4
Identifier: LP000642
Abstract Subjects include: IWW; eulogy of David Ingar
Dates: 1972

Mary Heaton Vorse Papers

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Identifier: LP000190
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Dates: 1841 - 1966

Matilda Robbins Papers

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Identifier: LP000143
Abstract Manuscripts (articles and stories), clippings, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs collected by Mrs. Robbins, who was a labor organizer and writer for the IWW from 1912 until her death in 1963. Subjects include the Paterson N.J. Silk Strike.
Dates: 1919 - 1963

Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 16
Identifier: LP000583
Abstract Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox were both members of the IWW. Mrs. Fox served as the secretary-treasurer, William D. Haywood's secretary during his tenure. These papers consist of three letters Haywood wrote to Elizabeth Serviss Fox during his appeals process and subsequent flight to Russia.
Dates: 1918; 1921

Mellie and Herbert S. Calvert Papers

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Identifier: LP000778
Abstract As a delegate of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Herbert Calvert served on the Organization Committee chartered by the Soviet Council of Labor and Defense to form the Siberian industrial labor colony known as the Autonomous Industrial Colony of Kuzbas. As president of the American Committee of Kuzbas Mr. Calvert recruited American skilled workers and artisans for the colony. The papers of Herbert and Mellie Calvert consist primarily of an unpublished manuscript written by Mr. and Ms....
Dates: 1920 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1921 - 1926

Minnie F. Corder Papers

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Identifier: LP000514
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, Minnie Corder's papers include an unpublished autobiographical novel which addresses themes of the garment industry, immigration, migrant labor, socialism, unions, and the Great Depression.
Dates: 1971

Moses Alexander Papers

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Identifier: LP001678
Abstract The papers in the Moses Alexander Collection consist of photocopies of the Idaho governor's correspondence relating to the suppression of the Industrial Workers of the World and to labor unrest in the mining, timber, and farming industries of northern Idaho.
Dates: 1917 - 1918

Nicolaas Steelink Papers

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Identifier: LP000140
Abstract Mr. Steelink was an IWW member convicted of criminal syndicalism in the California trials of 1920. He was a contributor for many years to the IWW paper, Industrial Worker, under the pseudonym, Ennaes Ellae. The collection is comprised of personal correspondence, including letters written during his imprisonment in San Quentin, and deals with the IWW, the trials and imprisonment, San Quentin, William Haywood's departure for Russia, civil rights, and economic questions. Correspondents include...
Dates: 1912 - 1953

Paul Hering Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000669
Abstract Paul Hering was a cutter in the textile industry and an organizer for the IWW. His papers consist of several membership cards and his organizing credentials.
Dates: 1912 - 1969

Philip Taft Papers

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Identifier: LP000495
Abstract Labor historian Philip Taft authored various books on economics and labor history, including The History of Labor in the U.S. 1896-1932, which he co-authored with Selig Perlman, and was a founding editor of the journal, Labor History. An early member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Mr. Taft served on the IWW Organization Committee. Mr. Taft’s papers concern his research on the labor movement, particularly regarding the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial...
Dates: 1955 - 1972

Richard B. Tussey Papers

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Identifier: LP001065
Abstract Richard B. Tussey served in the Cleveland labor movement as an organizer, educator, editor, negotiator and administrator, for various organizations, including the Socialist Labor Party, the Metal and Machine Workers Industrial Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, later known as the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Mr. Tussey’s papers document the activities of the...
Dates: 1940 - 1981

Richard Ellington Papers

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Identifier: LP001562
Abstract Richard Ellington was a typographer and typesetter and member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Born in Seattle, WA, he moved to New York after his discharge from the army. Through his interest in science fiction, he became involved with sci-fi fan groups where he met his wife as well as other libertarian/anarchists. He joined the IWW in 1955, as a group effort to revive the organization and served on the Executive Board numerous times. In the mid 1960s, Ellington and his family move to...
Dates: 1949-1993; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1989

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