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  • August 30, 2018. Futurity. "These 12 Images capture US labor history"
  • August 28, 2018. UW Today."Working class heroes: A look inside the Labor Archives of Washington"
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  • August 31, 2018.  West Seattle Blog. "LABOR DAY: 3rd annual 'poker run' motorcycle ride celebrating labor history"
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  • June 7, 2017. UW Today. "'Scales of Struggle': Historians of labor, working class to convene at UW"
  • May 22, 2017. The Stand. Washington State Labor Council "‘Past Forward’ event on Left Coast Unionism June 24 at UW"
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  • August 7, 2018. Deep Sea Fishermen's Union of the Pacific Blog. "Union records find a home"
  • May 2017. The Dispatcher. International Longshore and Warehouse Union. "Past Forward Event Listing"
  • May 2017. Casey, Conor.  Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas. Volume 14, Number 2, May 2017. Labor and Working Class History Association, “Putting History to Work: The Labor Archives of Washington as a Model for Forging Stronger Connections between Labor and the Academy”
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  • March 2017. Columns, University of Washington Alumni Association "Character Uniquely UW: Conor Casey, Labor Archivist, Fervent Collector AKA ‘Coyote’" Page 12
  • March 2017. Casey, Conor. Archival Outlook, Society of American Archivists, “Walk Your Way Through Portland’s History”

     

     

  • April 19 , 2018. Society of American Archivists, University of Washington Student Chapter Blog. "Spring 2018 Archives Service Learning Event"
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  • January 26, 2018.  Graphic Arts Workshop. "Richard V. Correll"
  • Winter 2017. Rodgers, Crystal and Conor Casey. Easy Access, Northwest Archivists, "The Labor Archives of Washington Launches Exhibit: “An Injury to One Is an Injury to All”"
  • February 1, 2017. Casey, Conor. In the Loop, Society of American Archivists. Article on We Do the Work Radio Segment on Richard Correll.
  • January 24, 2017. The Seattle Times "Edmonds museum exhibit shows how artists responded to hard times" [Mentions Richard Correll Prints and Papers]
  • January 5, 2017. Casey, Conor and Crystal Rodgers. The Stand, Washington State Labor Council. "‘Injury to One is an Injury to All’ Everett Massacre exhibit at UW"
  • Fall 2016. Casey, Conor. Sound Archivist, Seattle Area Archivists, "Community Connections: Inreach and Outreach as Archival Advocacy Activities. A Case Study of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections"
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  • September 3, 2016. West Seatle Blog. "LABOR DAY: ‘Poker run’ motorcycle ride to start in West Seattle, stop @ union halls"
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  • August 31, 2016. Casey, Conor. LaborOnline, Labor and Working Class History Association "National History Day Students Win 2016 Regional Video Contest Employing Labor Archives of Washington Collections and Staff Interviews"
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  • September 2, 2016. Casey, Conor. LaborOnline, Labor and Working Class History Association, "We Do the Work: An Interview with Conor Casey"
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  • January 5, 2017. Casey, Conor and Crystal Rodgers. The Stand, Washington State Labor Council. "‘Injury to One is an Injury to All’ Everett Massacre exhibit at UW"
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  • December 12, 2016. University of Washington Homepage "Archiving History"
  • November 3, 2016. The Seattle Times "In the key of blood: Concert marks centennial of Everett Massacre"
  • October 25, 2016. International Examiner "Group visits Seattle to prep Binalonan’s Bulosan museum"
  • July/August 2016. The Dispatcher "Letter to the Editor" (Letter from National History Day student Ananya Jain, who made an award-winning film using LAW's collection and interviewing LAW staff).
  • September 3, 2016. West Seattle Blog "WEST SEATTLE LABOR DAY: Citywide motorcycle ride rolls out from Chelan Café"
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  • September 3, 2016. West Seattle Blog "LABOR DAY: ‘Poker run’ motorcycle ride to start in West Seattle, stop @ union halls"
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  • September 2, 2016. Casey, Conor. LaborOnline, Labor and Working Class History Association, "We Do the Work: An Interview with Conor Casey"
  • September 8, 2015. UW Today. "Gender, corporate culture at Boeing explored in new book ‘Capitalist Family Values’" (Mentions LAW Collections and assistance)
  • August 31, 2016. Casey, Conor. LaborOnline, Labor and Working Class History Association "National History Day Students Win 2016 Regional Video Contest Employing Labor Archives of Washington Collections and Staff Interviews"
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  • August 29, 2016. Casey, Conor. AFT Union Spotlight "Labor Archives of Washington: Preserving Pacific Northwest Labor History"
  • April 29, 2015. Casey, Conor. LaborOnline, Labor and Working Class History Association, "Society of American Archivists Labor Archives Roundtable at the 2015 LAWCHA Conference"
  • March 25, 2015. UW Today. "Labor Archives of Washington kicks off minimum-wage history project April 11"
  • March 25, 2015. The Stand, Washington State Labor Council. "Labor Archives’ Minimum Wage History Project kicks off April 11"
  • March 13, 2015. Casey, Conor. Weekly Online News, University of Washington Libraries, "UW Labor Archives of Washington First Annual Event! Preserving Solidarity Forever: The Minimum Wage History Project"
  • Winter 2015. Sound Archivist, Seattle Area Archivists, "Washington Works: 30 Years of Labor History"
  • Winter 2015. Casey, Conor. Sound Archivist, Seattle Area Archivists, "Preserving Solidarity Forever: The Minimum Wage History Project April 11"
  • Winter 2014. Casey, Conor. Sound Archivist, Seattle Area Archivists, "Labor Archives of Washington launches new section of digital portal, uses crowdsourcing to enhance description." p. 12-13.
  • November 10, 2014. International Examiner, "Empire is in the Heart: A conference to mark the centennial birth of Carlos Bulosan"
  • September 5, 2014. Casey, Conor. LaborOnline, Labor and Working Class History Association, "New Projects from the Labor Archives Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists"
  • Fall 2014. Casey, Conor. Sound Archivist, Seattle Area Archivists, "Upcoming Exhibit at the Labor Archives 'Author, Poet, and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan' November 7, 2014-March 13, 2015 UW Special Collections Lobby and Reference Room", Sound Archivist, Volume I, Number 7, Fall 2014, p. 4.
  • Fall 2014.Casey, Conor. Sound Archivist, Seattle Area Archivists, "Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Offers New Online Primary Sources in Labor History, Ethnic Studies, Economic History!", Sound Archivist, Volume I, Number 7, Fall 2014, p. 14.
  • July 22, 2014. The Stand, Washington State Labor Council "Convention: Climate change, ACA and more"
  • Winter 2014. Casey, Conor. Sound Archivist, Seattle Area Archivists, "Crowdsourcing at the Labor Archives", p. 19.
  • April 23, 2014. Northwest Film Forum, "Salt of the Earth" Film Screening and Discussion
  • Winter 2014. Casey, Conor. Easy Access, Northwest Archivists, "Labor Archives of Washington Celebrates Archives Month, Cannery Worker History, and Its 3rd Anniversary" p. 9, 18.
  • December 9, 2013. Casey, Conor. Weekly Online News, University of Washington Libraries, "Labor Archives of Washington Celebrates Archives Month, Cannery Worker History, and 3-Year Anniversary"
  • October 28, 2013. Casey, Conor. Weekly Online News, University of Washington Libraries, "Labor Archives of Washington Event: Public Screening and Talk: One Generation's Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, October 31"
  • October 15, 2011. The Dispatcher, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, "Unity and an eye towards 2014 contract fight at the 46th PCPA convention"
  • October 6, 2013. The Daily, University of Washington, "Labor Community Comes Together for Archive Dedication"
  • April 8, 2013. Weekly Online News, University of Washington Libraries, "Labor Archives of Washington, UW Libraries Special Collections wins ALA-RUSA Sessions Award"
  • April 4, 2013. Gallagher Blogs, Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington, "Labor Archives of Washington: Curious about the labor movement in Washington State?"
  • Spring 2013. Casey, Conor. Sound Archivist, Seattle Area Archivists, “Human Rights and Social Justice Collections in Area Archives: Labor Archives of Washington”, p. 17.
  • February 6, 2013. The Stranger, "The Protest Artist: Richard Correll Was Endearing, but His Prints Are Fierce"
  • February 6, 2013. Casey, Conor. The Stand, Washington State Labor Council, "Local: At UW’s PNW blog – Images of labor and social justice: The art of Richard Correll"'
  • January 3, 2013. UW Today. "Arts Roundup: Student art and a new library exhibit as quarter begins" [Includes mention of Richard Correll exhibit]
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  • January/February 2013. Book Club of Washington Newsletter, "Currently on Exhibit: Images of Labor and social Justice by Richard V. Correll"
  • December 6, 2012. Casey, Conor. University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, PNW Blog "New Exhibit-Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll"
  • November 29, 2012. New York University Libraries » Research Guides » Labor History "Digital Labor Collections: University of Washington's Labor Archives"
  • October 16, 2012. The Dispatcher, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, "Fight to protect Social Security, Medicare at the forefront of pensioners’ 45th PCPA Convention"
  • August 06, 2012. Casey, Conor. Weekly Online News, University of Washington Libraries, "Industrial Workers of the World Photograph Collection Exhibit Now Online"
  • June 28, 2012. Northwest Folklife.org, "Washington Works" [Article mentioned materials that will deposited in the Labor Archives]
  • November 3, 2011. The Waterfront Workers History Project, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington, "Eugene Vrana Oral History" [Vrana mentions his role in co-founding LAWS in interview]
  • November 1, 2011. Collins Library, University of Puget Sound, "Puget Sound Archives and Special Collections: Local Archives--Labor Archives of Washington State (LAWS)"
  • November 2011. The Dispatcher, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, "UW Labor Archives Preserves Workers' History"
  • October 28, 2011. The Scout Report, The Internet Scout Project, "General Interest: The Labor Archives of Washington State"
  • October 26, 2011. News & Events: Community News, American Federation of Musicians, Local 76-493. "Missing: Minutes and Ledgers from Local 493 (The Former African American Musicians Local of Seattle"
  • October 21, 2011. The Dispatcher, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, "Unity and solidarity were themes at Pacific Coast Pensioners 44th convention"
  • October 2011. TeachingHistory.org "Digital Resource Guide for the Labor Archives of Washington State Website Review"
  • October 2011. Casey, Conor. Easy Access, Northwest Archivists, "News from the Labor Archives of Washington State: Labor Digital Collections Portal " p. 17.
  • September 23, 2011. International Labor Communications Association Conference 2011 "Rewiring Solidarity" "Harry Bridges: Labor Champion" This online article and video detail the complementary efforts of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies (UW), the Labor Archives of Washington State (UW), and the Labor and Education Research Center (SSCC).
  • September 2011. University of Washington Libraries E-News "Washington State Labor Archives Now Online!"
  • July 27, 2011. UW Today UW Libraries’ new digital portal opens state Labor Archives for deep research
  • June 4, 2011. The War Against Labor News [Teamsters Local Union #174] "Campaign launched to fund labor education"
  • May 19, 2011. Labor and Working Class History Association News & Events Blog, "Labor Archives of Washington State Now Open"
  • May 19, 2011. Tacoma Weekly, "Japanese Historians Pay Special Visit to Tacoma" (Mentions LAWS in article)
  • April 13, 2011. UW Today, University of Washington "Exhibits, symposium, talk celebrate life and work of César Chávez"
  • January 5, 2011. Washington State Labor Council Reports Today "Archives Preserving Local Labor History"
  • January 2011. University of Washington Libraries E-News "Harry Bridges Center Hires Labor Archivist"
  • January 17, 2011. Book News, Book Club of Washington State "New Labor Archivist"
  • January 5, 2011. Washington State Labor Council Reports Today "Archives Preserving Local Labor History"
  • January 2011. University of Washington Libraries E-News "Harry Bridges Center Hires Labor Archivist"
  • October 2010. Easy Access, Northwest Archivists, Inc., "News from the Northwest...Washington" p.19-20.
  • September 10, 2010. Tacoma News Tribune "State's labor history in archive" [AP Story]
  • September 6, 2010. Longshore & Shipping News "UW archive gathers story of state's labor history"
  • September 5, 2010. Seattle Times "Solidarity forever preserved in UW labor archives"
  • September 5, 2010. Tacoma News Tribune "State's labor history in archive"
  • September 1, 2010. Seattle Post-Intelligencer "UW, unions collaborate on $250,000 archive" by Amy Rolph
  • Aug. 31, 2010. University of Washington News "Labor movement, UW collaborate on labor archive for Washington state" by Robert Roseth
  • January 2010. Dispatcher, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, "Solidarity Through History"
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  • October 12, 2018. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "LELO and Intersectional Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Labor Organizing (Cindy Domingo, Nemesio Domingo Jr., and Garry Owens), Part 2"
  • October 12, 2018. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "LELO and Intersectional Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Labor Organizing (Cindy Domingo, Nemesio Domingo Jr., and Garry Owens), Part 1"
  • April 27, 2018. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "The Centralia Tragedy"
  • March 20, 2018. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Tyree Scott, Minority Worker Activism in the Building Trades, and Tradeswomen Activism"
  • October 13, 2017. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Seattle labor unionist and labor, peace, feminist activist Irene Hull"
  • October 6, 2017. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey   "Labor Journalist and Activist Anna Louise Strong"
  • September 29, 2017. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. "Conor Casey and Crystal Rodgers, archivists for the Labor Archives of Washington, Part 1 [Crystal Rodgers reports on LAW’s “Women in the Trades Exhibit”]"
  • March 26, 2018. Old Mole Variety Hour KBOO 90.7 (Portland, Oregon) "Laurie Mercier speaks with Conor Casey, labor archivist at the University of Washington, about the April 7 Pacific Northwest Labor History conference in Seattle, and how the Labor Archives attempts to preserve and share the region’s laboring and activist past."
  • July 25, 2017. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Pablo O’Higgins, Chicano Student Activists, and the Ship Scalers’ Mural: Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington, Gigi Peterson, Author & Historian, Part 2"
  • July 18, 2017. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Pablo O’Higgins, Chicano Student Activists, and the Ship Scalers’ Mural Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington, Gigi Peterson, Author & Historian, Part 1"
  • April 7, 2017. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "The Seattle General Strike of 1919 and its Legacy"
  • December 13, 2016. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "The 1934 Pacific Coast Maritime Strike and its Legacy"
  • August 23, 2016.We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Author, Poet, Worker: Carlos Bulosan’s Collections at the Labor Archives of Washington and Quest to Uncover and Preserve Bulosan Family History"
  • July 5, 2016. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Learn Yourself: Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art and Work of Richard V. Correll"
  • May 6, 2016. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Learn Yourself: Chateau St. Michelle Grape Boycott History and the Labor Archives of Washington’s second annual event Preserving Solidarity Forever: Washington State Farmworkers' Struggles."
  • March 1, 2016. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Learn Yourself: The SeaTac Seattle Minimum Wage Campaigns and the SeaTac/Seattle Minimum Wage History Project"
  • December 31, 2015. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Learn Yourself: The Assassination of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes and the Legacy of Filipino American and Asian American Cannery Unionism"
  • October 20, 2015. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Segment with former LAW intern Senteara Orwig on the collections she worked on in the Labor Archives of Washington "The Songbird and the Martyr: Katie Phar, Joe Hill, and the Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World"
  • September 29, 2015. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7. Regular segment with Labor Archivist Conor Casey "Learn Yourself: The Everett Massacre of 1916 and the Industrial Workers of the World"
  • July 21, 2015. We Do the Work KSVR 90.7 (Mount Vernon, WA) WXOJ (Florence Maine); WPRR (Grand Rapids, Michigan); KOWA, (Olympia, WA); WRFI (Ithica, NY); KUGS, (Bellingham WA); KAOS, (Evergreen College, Olympia, WA); KIDA (Hoopa, CA); KBOO ( Portland, OR); KKRN (Redding, CA) "Interview with Labor Archivist Conor Casey
  • January 26, 2015. Music + Ideas KBCS (Bellevue) "Carlos Bulosan and Filipino American Activism"
  • May 24, 2013. Weekday KUOW (Seattle). "Interview on Folklife and Correll Exhibit." (The segment begins after the news about the bridge collapse and the science news.)
  • May 18, 2013. Music + Ideas KBCS (Bellevue) “Northwest Folklife and Washington Works” (The segment begins at 35:45)
  • May 18, 2010. Part of the Union KSER 90.7 (Everett) "Interview with UW labor archivist Conor Casey by Ross Reider and Roger Yockey"
  • November 6, 2010. - Mind Over Matters KEXP 90.3 (Seattle) hosted by Mike McCormick
  • October 18, 2010. Part of the Union KSER 90.7 (Everett) hosted by Ross Reider
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      Past Events


      "Past Forward: The Legacy of Left Coast Militant Unionism and Lessons For Today's Struggles"

      Reception and Labor Archives of Washington Annual Event

      Free Event

      5:30-7:30 PM, June 24, 2017

      Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington Seattle Campus

      An evening devoted to the dramatic and powerful labor history of the West Coast waterfront, the importance of preserving that history, and the inspiration it can provide us in our present political moment. This three-part program features segments with labor archivists, ILWU activists, and political scientists putting the history and present into perspective.

      Part 1: Labor Archives History Panel

      "Under the Hook, in the Hall, on the March, and upon the Shelves: ILWU-Related Collections at Pacific Coast Labor Archives"

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    • Robin Walker, Librarian and Archivist,    ILWU Library and Archives
    • Catherine Powell, Director, Labor Archives and Research Center, SFSU
    • Conor Casey, Labor Archivist/Director, Labor Archives of Washington, UW
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      In this panel, labor archivists will talk about the ILWU's rich and often colorful history preserved in archives in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.

      Featuring the directors of three labor archives -- the Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University, the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington, Seattle; and the Anne Rand Library at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco -- this panel will discuss the ways in which unions, universities, scholars, and activists have worked together to preserve and promote the legacy of the left coast maritime labor movement.  The presentations will highlight collections from this history, which relate directly to today's struggles for workers' rights, immigrant rights, social justice, civil rights, and other causes. Topics will include the Harry Bridges Deportation trials, the deportation and defense of progressive Filipino American cannery union officers and members, and other episodes in the union's long history of activism.

      Part 2: ILWU Activists Panel

      "How History Informs Current Struggles"

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    • Rich Austin, Jr., President of ILWU, Local 19
    • Dean McGrath, President of ILWU , Local 23
    • Terri Mast, National Secretary Treasurer Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific
    • George Lovell, Harry Bridges Center Chair (Moderator)
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      ILWU officers consider how the militant history and guiding principles of the union relate directly to today's struggles and how those lessons can help suggest a path for current and future efforts.

      Part 3: "The Legacy of ILWU Activism in the Current Political Context"

       

       

    • Michael McCann, Harry Bridges Center Director
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      Professor of Political Science and Harry Bridges Center Director Michael McCann will consider the history of the ILWU and social justice unionism on the Pacific Coast with issues such as immigration, civil rights, and social justice history and current struggles within the current political context. What lessons from the ILWU's history inform current can and future actions?  
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      New Exhibit- Partners in Discovery: Student Research Employing University of Washington Special Collections

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      February 6-April 21, 2017
      University of Washington Libraries Research Commons,
      Allen Library South

      This exhibit, co-sponsored by the Research Commons and the Labor Archives of Washington, focuses on recent University of Washington graduate student research projects using primary source materials from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Primary sources are materials directly related to a topic by time or participation. These materials include letters, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles from the time, oral history interviews, documents, photographs, artifacts, or other sources that provide firsthand accounts about a person or event.

       

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      The innovative research of three graduate students from the departments of History and Geography are highlighted, hinting at the broad topical range of the type of scholarly disciplines that employ the unique materials housed in the UW Libraries Special Collections (located below the Research Commons in the Allen Library South Basement).

      Similarly, the Research Commons is a central hub of presenting and supporting student research, offering an array of consulting services for UW students and organizing regular forums for presenting research in the quarterly Scholar’s Studio: an informal forum featuring 10 rapid-fire ignite-style presentations given by graduate students and postdocs doing research on topics related to an interdisciplinary theme.

      Student Research Projects Featured:

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      Megan Brown is a Ph.D. Candidate in Geography. Megan’s research interests include the modern labor movement and social movements. Brown’s research “investigates the strategic and practical mechanisms through which labor unions, progressive worker and community organizations, and policy makers are spreading $15/hour minimum wages throughout the U.S.” Labor collections used by Brown for her research and featured in the exhibit include the Guillermo “Memo Rivera” Collection of SEIU 775 and Working Washington records as well as oral histories from the SeaTac Seattle Minimum Wage History Project.

       

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      Andrew Hedden is Associate Director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and a graduate student in the UW Department of History’s Ph.D. program. His “research explores alternative histories of Seattle that center the experiences of people on the margins of power, documenting the activities and organizations of working-class people and communities of color.” Collections used by Hedden for his research and featured in this exhibit include the Carlos Bulosan papers, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 751E records, and the Harold J. Gibson Papers.

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      Eleanor Mahoney is a Ph.D. Candidate in United States History. Her dissertation examines the connections between economic change and environmental policy in the period after World War II. She has also researched Depression-era art and politics in Washington State. In the exhibit, Mahoney discusses her use of the Richard Correll prints and papers, for her research. Featured in the exhibit are two prints from the famous artist’s Paul Bunyan series, “Clearing Tacoma Flats, 1938” and “Creation of San Juan Islands, 1938” which Mahoney feels “vividly capture not only Correll’s unique style, but also the ethos of much public art created in the 1930s.”

      We hope you’ll come by and take some time to peruse the exhibit, perhaps leaving inspired about how you can use the UW Libraries Special Collections and Research Commons for your own scholarly pursuits!


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      Exhibit: Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll

      Selections from the Collection of the Labor Archives of Washington State, UW Special Collections

      February 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017
      Odegaard Undergraduate Library
      Second Floor Balcony Gallery

      Richard V. (Dick) Correll (1904-1990), was “one of the leading masters of printmaking in the West.” Best known for his powerful black and white linoleum cuts, etchings and woodblock prints, for most of his life he earned a living as a commercial artist in the book publishing and advertising fields while producing a large body of fine art in his own time.
      Correll’s themes ranged from landscapes, animals and agricultural scenes, harbors and ships, and music and dance to those which reflected his lifelong concern with political and social issues. This exhibit features selections from several core areas of Correll’s recently donated collection at the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections: Images of labor, social justice, civil rights, anti-war themes, work for the Great Depression-era Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration, and his work for the progressive Depression-era newspaper the Voice of Action.

       



      Exhibit: The Washington State Labor Council: Over A Century of Progress and Solidarity.

      Ongoing

      Washington State Labor Council Headquarters 321 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

      Highlights from the Collection of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington and the Collections of the Washington State Labor Council

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      PRESERVING SOLIDARITY FOREVER: Washington State Farmworker Struggles

      Saturday, May 14    1:00pm – 4:00pm
      University of Washington Seattle, Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 145.

      Free and open to the public. Free parking. Food and drinks provided.

      Join the Labor Archives of Washington for its second annual event, “Preserving Solidarity Forever,”  dedicated to showcasing its efforts to preserve and promote labor history.
      This year’s event honors veteran farm worker organizers from the famous Chateau St. Michelle Winery union campaign, as well as highlight today’s on-going farm worker  organizing in the Skagit Valley.


      FEATURING:

        Rosalinda Guillen

          Community to Community Development, former UFW organizer

        Ramon Torres

          President, Familias Unidas por la Justicia

        Jeff Johnson

          President, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

           

       


      RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/solidarity2016 or by calling (206) 543-7946.



      Part of MayWorks, a month-long festival celebrating labor culture and history in Washington State
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      Launch Party for SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage History Project

      • When Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.
      • Where Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
      • Description Join the SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage Campaign History Project as it celebrates the launch of a digital archives chronicling the historic campaigns for minimum wage increases in SeaTac and Seattle.
      • The electronic archives which is now part of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, documents the two successful historic struggles for a $15 minimum wage as well as continuing advocacy for better wages, sick pay, reduction of wage theft, and other issues related to low wage workers in the Puget Sound region. This ambitious project highlights in particular the catalytic impact of these campaigns increasing wages around the nation. The archive includes scores of interviews and oral histories along with media accounts, photos and video clips, original documents and artifacts. Future additions will be an event timeline and a dynamic national map of minimum wage policy diffusion, analytical essays, and an interactive blog.
      • http://content.lib.washington.edu/projects/sea15/index.html

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        Saturday, April 11

        Preserving Solidarity Forever:

        The Minimum Wage History Project

        1:00pm-4:00pm.

        Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room (225), UW Seattle. Free. RSVP here.

        Join the Labor Archives of Washington as we kick off the SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage History Project!

        The Minimum Wage History Project documents the historic and nationally recognized campaigns that in 2013-14 succeeded in mandating a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac and Seattle. The project will culminate in an on-line resource for students, faculty, and the general public who seek to understand how the campaigns achieved victory.

        Speakers to include:

        • KSHAMA SAWANT, Seattle City Council
        • JAMES GREGORY, Professor of History, University of Washington
        • SARAH CHERIN, Political Director, UFCW 21
        • HEATHER WEINER, YES! for Sea-Tac Campaign

          Exhibit: Author, Poet, and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan.

          November 7, 2014-March 13, 2015. UW Special Collections Lobby and Reference Room.

           

          One of the most important figures in Filipino American history, Bulosan is best known for America is in the Heart, a searing novel of the Great Depression and a classic of Asian American literature. Drawing from a collection of his papers collected by a circle of Bulosan's friends and political associates following his premature death in 1956, this special exhibit explores Bulosan's life in the United States and his participation in labor organizing and in support of anti-colonial efforts in the Philippines.

           

          Conference:

          Empire is in the Heart: A Conference on Carlos Bulosan

          Date and Time:

          November 14, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

          Event Location:

          Room 145, HUB Student Union Building, UW Seattle

          9:00am-5:00pm. Room 145, HUB Student Union Building, UW Seattle. Free.

          In marking the centennial of Carlos Bulosan’s birth, this conference will address the relationship between his artistic and political approaches, re-situating his novels in relation to both Philippine and American literary traditions, his politics in relation to the socialist and liberal democratic currents of his era and our own, and his place in understanding the braided histories of labor migration, racial formation, Filipino diasporic imagination, and imperial expansion in the American Asia-Pacific before and after World War II.

          Sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies; UW Department of English; Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest; and the Jackson School of International Studies. For more information, contact the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at (206)543-7946 or email hbcls@uw.edu.


        Exhibit: Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Correllpostersmall1212.jpgArt of Richard V. Correll

        • Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll

        New Additions to the Collection of the Labor Archives of Washington State, UW Special Collections

        December 6, 2012 – April 19, 2013
        Special Collections Basement Lobby
        Allen Library North First Floor Balcony

        Richard V. (Dick) Correll (1904-1990), was “one of the leading masters of printmaking in the West.” Best known for his powerful black and white linoleum cuts, etchings and woodblock prints, for most of his life he earned a living as a commercial artist in the book publishing and advertising fields while producing a large body of fine art in his own time.
        Correll’s themes ranged from landscapes, animals and agricultural scenes, harbors and ships, and music and dance to those which reflected his lifelong concern with political and social issues. This exhibit features selections from several core areas of Correll’s recently donated collection at the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections: Images of labor, social justice, civil rights, anti-war themes, work for the Great Depression-era Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration, and his work for the progressive Depression-era newspaper the Voice of Action.

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        Exhibit and Symposium: Taking it to the Street: Public Voices and Political Discourse

        Exhibit: Taking It to the Street: Protests, Strikes and Activism in Seattle [April 1-30, 2012, Ground Floor Allen Library North] examines Washington State's long history of street protest as a means of political expression, highlighting civic activism and citizen engagement in the contemporary political, social, and economic debates through materials from the UW Libraries' collections of newspapers, ephemera, photographs, and documents. It is located in the Allen Lobby on the ground floor.

        Two timelines illustrating the history of recent activism are located in Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers on the ground floor of Suzzallo. The Tea Party Patriots Timeline covers significant events in the Tea Party movement, while Occupy Wall Street & Occupy Seattle Timeline covers the Occupy movements.

         

        Symposium: [Saturday, April 21, 2012 ::1:00 - 5:00 pm, Research Commons, Ground Floor Allen Library South] This half-day Symposium brings together local activists and scholars to discuss why the urgent social issues of the time have generated an upsurge of populist demonstrations, including the Tea Party Patriots and Occupy Seattle movements.

        The Symposium is free and open to the public. Please use this registration form to rsvp.

        This half-day Symposium brings together local activists and scholars to discuss why the urgent social issues of the time have generated an upsurge of populist demonstrations, including the Tea Party Patriots and Occupy Seattle movements.
        • Bridges Center Annual Awards Celebration
          Sunday, November 13 :: Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st ST, Seattle, WA 98195
          Time: 5pm-8pm

         

        • OPENING RECEPTION: In His Own Words

        Research Commons, Allen Library South :: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 4-5pm.

        A brief introduction to Chavez, followed by a tour of the show.

        • SYMPOSIUM: Viva La Causa: Organizing Farm Workers in the Pacific Northwest during the '60s

        Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room :: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2-5pm

        Two panels of farm worker organizers and activists who worked with and were inspired by Chavez in Washington State discussed his enduring influence. Moderated by Prof. Erasmo Gamboa (UW American Ethnic Studies)

        • LECTURE: "If you want to remember me, organize!" Cesar Chavez, Farm Workers, and Food Sovereignty

        Research Commons, Allen Library South :: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 12-1pm

        Rosalinda Guillén (labor and social justice leader and co-founder and Executive Director of Community to Community Development) talked about César Chávez's legacy, the efforts around the organization of farm workers, and how women and agricultural workers are at the core of the struggle for food sovereignty.

        • Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Annual Awards Celebration & Grand Opening of the Labor Archives of Washington State

        Nov. 14, 2010, 5:00pm - 8:00pm Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall

        This year's annual awards banquet marked a special occasion – the grand opening of the Labor Archives of Washington State! We welcomed new labor archivist Conor Casey and honored our students' and faculty's achievements.

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