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Working class--Songs and music

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Doris B. Wheeler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000570
Abstract Doris Wheeler served as the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) southwestern region Educational Director and was a charter member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 420 (St. Louis, MO). Ms. Wheeler's papers are comprised of a collection of songs associated with radical groups and the labor movement.

Folklore Archive: Studies and Research Projects Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR001731
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. To document these traditions, Wayne State University students conducted field research projects covering a broad range of topics. The archive is strong in modern industrial and occupational folklore, reflecting the rich ethnic diversity and work-oriented heritage of Detroit and southeastern Michigan. The Folklore Archive: Studies and Research Projects Records contain...

Irwin Silber Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000412
Abstract Mr. Silber was an early organizer and worker in Peoples' Songs, Inc. Mr. Silber's collection consists of a representative portion of the group's files, mostly early labor and social reform songs.

Maurice Sugar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000232
Abstract Chief counsel for the UAW from 1937 to 1946, Mr. Sugar's career as a labor lawyer began in 1916. The items in this collection pertain to his song, Sit Down, a favorite of the sit-downers of the mid-1930's. Subjects include: UAW legal matters; UAW factionalism; Ford Hunger March; HUAC; radical politics.

People's Song Library Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000452
Abstract The People's Song Library is comprised of songs collected by the Almanac Singers (1941-43); People's Songs, Inc. (1946-49); People's Artists, Inc. (1950-57); and Sing Out, Inc. (1958-70). Scores, songbooks, and lyrics by Aaron Copland, Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Malvina Reynolds, Peggy and Pete Seeger, Josh White, and lesser-known and some anonymous authors dealing with civil rights, the Cuban Revolution, election songs of the 1940s,...

Stanley D. Kane Papers

 Collection — Box Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 8
Identifier: LP001561
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."

Utah Phillips Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002405
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...