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Labor and Radical Libraries & Archives

  • Alternative Information & Development Centre (South Africa) - "provides information on political, social, and economic issues to activists, researchers and the wider community."
  • Archives, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
  • Bertrand Russell Archives - McMaster Univ. (Canada)
  • Catherwood Library, Cornell University
  • Center for Labor Education & Research - Univ. of Hawaii at West Oahu
  • Civic Media Center - "Reading Room and Library of the Non-Corporate Press" located in Gainesville, Florida.
  • George Meany Center for Labor Studies
  • Historical Collections & Labor Archives - Pennsylvania State Univ.
  • Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace - Stanford University
  • Illinois Labor History Society
  • Indiana State University - Eugene V. Debs collection
  • Industrial Relations Library - Princeton University
  • International Association of Labor History Institutions
  • International Institute of Social History
  • Institute for Research on Labor & Employment - Univ. of California, Berkeley
  • Jean & Dorothy Newman Industrial Relations Library - Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
  • Knight Library, University of Oregon - Collections include The Feminist and Lesbian Periodical Collection, Women in Society, and the Labor Project.
  • Labadie Collection - Univ. of Michigan
  • Labor & Industrial History, Manuscript Collection - Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Labor & Industrial Relations Library - Michigan State Univ.
  • Labor Archives & Research Center, San Francisco State University
  • Labor History Sources, Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress
  • Labor Project - Labor-related collections housed at the Department of Special Collections, Knight Library, University of Oregon.
  • Labor-Related Films in the Library of Congress Collection
  • Labor Relations & Research Center - Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Marx Memorial Library - (UK) "books, pamphlets and periodicals on all aspects of Marxism, the science of Socialism and history of working-class movements."
  • May Ball Library, Industrial Relations Collection - Queen's Univ. (Canada)
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library - The library is building an alternative press collection.
  • Milwaukee Urban Archives
  • Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
  • NACLA Archive of Latin America
  • Ozarks Labor Union Archives - Southwestern Missouri State Univ.
  • Prelinger Library - "an appropriation-friendly, browsable collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals, printed ephemera and government documents located in San Francisco."
  • Prometheus Research Library - "research facility for a wide range of Marxist studies and also the central reference archive of the Spartacist League of the U.S."
  • Sallie Bingham Center for Women, Duke University - "Printed materials and manuscript collections are particularly strong in documenting women in the American South from the late 18th century to the present."
  • Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard Univ. - "collects manuscripts, books, and other materials essential for understanding women's lives and activities in the United States" from the early 19th century onward.
  • School of Management & Labor Relations Library - Rutgers
  • Sophia Smith Collection - Smith College - "holdings document the historical experience of women in the United States and abroad from the colonial era to the present."
  • Southern California Library for Social Studies & Research - "Library and archive on radicalism and social change." The library holds the photo archives of the California Eagle from the late 1890s to the late 1950s.
  • Southern Labor Archives - Georgia State Univ.
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin - Major holdings "include collections documenting American military engagements, the civil rights and anti-war movements, American socialism and organized labor..."
  • Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives - New York Univ.
  • Texas Archives of Autonomist Marxism
  • Texas Labor Archives, Univ. of Texas at Arlington - "official depository of the Texas AFL-CIO and its affiliates, contains extensive primary records and publications relating to the history of organized labor in Texas and the Southwest."
  • United States Labor & Industrial History Audio Archive - Univ. at Albany, SUNY
  • Urban Archives, Temple University - "collections are particularly strong in areas involving social service organizations, unions, housing development, community organizations..."
  • Special Collections at the University of Maryland - "collection strengths include labor history and women's organizations."
  • Victor Serge Public Library - Moscow - "aims to acquaint the public with the greath wealth of radical and alternative ideas that were forbidden in Soviet times and are hardly heard in present-day Russia"
  • Walter P. Reuther Library - Wayne State Univ.
  • Wirtz Labor Library - The United States Department of Labor library provides online access to their catalog,, Labor Hall of Fame, and other library resources.
  • Working Class Movement Library (UK)
  • Youngstown Historical Center Archives/Library
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    The Holt Labor Library provides these links for your convenience. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, the Holt Labor Library makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on these sites, and is not liable for any inaccuracy, error, or omission, regardless of cause.

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