In an effort to update and expand tools for Labor Archives Roundtable members and our users, the Labor Archives Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists has been working on new projects of interest to LAWCHA members.
Labor Archives Directory
Labor Archives in the United States and Canada: A Directory is an important way for researchers to find out about other labor archives and repositories with significant labor holdings. There is now a copy of this on the SAA’s LAR website as well as one hosted on the Labor Archives of Washington’s website. The directory is organized by state, then by repository, with Canadian repositories listed last.
Labor Archives Directory Map
Labor Archives in the United States and Canada: A Directory Map – As a project of the Labor Archives Roundtable, I recently completed a map of Labor Archives in the United States and Canada: A Directory. Based on the directory above, the directory is organized by state, then by repository, with Canadian repositories listed last.
History of the Directory
The directory was created in the early 1990s by the Wagner Labor Archives. Other known updates were made in 2002, in 2010 by James Quigel, and in 2011 by Traci Drummond.
Updating and Correcting the Directory: How You Can Help
As scholars, LAWCHA members often visit multiple labor and labor-related repositories in the course of their research. You are in a unique position to point out omissions in the directory and to suggest updates and corrections. If you have anything to add or correct, please feel free to edit or augment our working document.
When and if you contribute, we please ask that you follow these guidelines:
- Don’t worry about formatting; we can take care of that before we turn this document into a finalized.
- If you do make edits to the google docs, please email me to let me know at [email protected]. This will allow me to track and verify the source of the information added and understand whether this strategy for crowd-sourcing updates is working or whether we should consider another approach.
Thanks very much,