AMH 3930

Research Assistance:
Race & Labor in
Modern America


Introduction:  Finding Library Material in Labor History

 

The following references are provided for students taking AMH 3930: Race & Labor in Modern America.  As labor history is a huge subject, it is important to learn methods for searching library catalogs for information.  The following search strings are based on standard Library of Congress subject headings for cataloging entries, and should work for any state or place. In the UF Library Catalog Search Box try one of these searches:

 

Subject Heading: labor state or country name

Subject Heading: working class state or country name

Subject Heading: labor unions state or country name

Subject Heading: migrant labor state or country name

Subject Heading: agricultural laborers--state or country name

Subject Heading: convict labor state or country name

 

Examples of other searches:

 

Title begins with: Black studies research sources  (useful; brings up 21 microfilm collections)

Begins with: Research collections in labor studies

Begins with: Research collections in womens studies

Author: American Federation of Labor

Author: Congress of Industrial Organizations

Begins with: Papers of the NAACP

Subject Heading: African American newspapers

Begins with: Labor booklets  (brings up all pamphlets in the Margaret Dreier Robins Collection)

To search for available newspapers, you should do a subject search using the following string:

 

Subject Heading: name of city or county (State abbrev.) newspapers

 

Examples=

 

Subject Heading: Gainesville (Fla.) newspapers

Subject Heading: Alachua county (Fla.) newspapers

Subject Heading: Atlanta (Ga.) newspapers

Subject Heading: New York (N.Y.) newspapers

 

 

You may also wish to check the bibliography for another AMH 3930 class here.

 

Below are examples of (1) bibliographic guides to labor history (2) research collections on microfilm (3) basic statistical resources for Florida and (4) a list of labor newspapers (Florida). If you need assistance, feel free to contact James Cusick, Curator, Florida history, at jamcusi@uflib.ufl.edu or at (352) 273-2778.


 

 

Bibliographies on Labor (Examples)

 

Daniel, Walter C.

Black journals of the United States.

Westport, Conn.,: Greenwood Press, 1982.

Description:  x, 432 p. ; 24 cm.

Series:  Historical guides to the world's periodicals and newspapers

Notes:  Includes bibliographies and index.

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PN4882.5 .D36 1982 Reference

 

Fink, Gary M.

State labor proceedings: a bibliography of the AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO

proceedings, 1885-1974, held in the AFL-CIO Library.

Published:  Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1975.

Description:  xviii, 291 p. ; 23 cm.

Notes:  Guide to the collection of state labor proceedings of the AFL-CIO Library issued separately in microfiche.

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HD8055.A6 F55 Reference

 

George, Paul S. (editor)

A Guide to the History of Florida.

Greenwood Press, Conn., 1989

See especially, pp. 95-152.

Florida history

F016 G9464 Reference

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F311 .G841

 

Goldwater, Walter

Radical periodicals in America, 1890-1950: a bibliography with brief

notes / by Walter Goldwater.

Edition:  Rev. ed.

Published:  New Haven, Yale University Library, 1966.

Description:  xv, 51 p. ; 27 cm.

Notes:  "With a genealogical chart and a concise lexicon of the parties and groups which issued them."

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Z7164.S67 G57 1966 Reference

 

Harris, Michael H.

Florida History: A Bibliography.

Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, N.J., 1972

See especially p. 165.

Florida History

F016 H315f Reference

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F311 .H351

 

Servies, James A., and Lana D. Servies

A Bibliography of Florida.  4 volumes.

King & Queen Books, Pensacola, Fla., 1993-99.

Florida history

F311 .S471 Reference

 

 


Source Material:  Microfilm Collections (Examples)

 

Black workers in the era of the great migration, 1916-1929 microform / James R. Grossman, editor.

Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, 1985.

Description:  25 microfilm reels; 35 mm.

Accompanied by guide: Black workers in the era of the great migration,

1916-1929 / guide compiled by Martin Schipper. Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, c1985. xi, 39 p. ; 22 cm.

LIBRARY WEST

E185.8 .B5628 1985 Microfilm

 

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) papers microform / August Meier and Elliott Rudwick, consulting editors; Randolph Boehm, associate editor; guide compiled by Dale Reynolds.

Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, 1983-c1984.

Description:  80 microfilm reels; 35 mm. + guides (5 v.; 22 cm.)

Notes:  "A collection of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin."

Contents:  Pt. 1. Western Regional Office, 1962-1965 (5 reels) -- Pt. 2. Southern Regional Office, 1959-1966 (15 reels) -- Pt. 3. Scholarship, Educational and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, 1960-1976. Series A. Administrative files. (13 reels) Series B. Leadership development files. (10 reels) Series C. Legal Department files (37 reels)

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E185.61 .C75487 1983 Microfilm

 

Cigar Makers Union of America

Constitution, Proceedings, and Official Journal.

Microform.  Three reels.  Constitution, 1864-; Proceedings, 1864-; Official Journal 1876-1895.

Florida history Microfilm Reels 250R 1-3

 

Florida Federation of Labor.

Proceedings of the convention, together with speeches and floor debates.

Pensacola, Fla. Federation of Labor.

Publishing history:  Began in 1901?

Microform:  2 reels, 1911-1960.

A guide to the microfiche collection of state labor proceedings is issued separately in paper format as: Fink, Gary M. State labor proceedings: a bibliography of the AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO proceedings, 1885-1974, held in the AFL-CIO Library. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1975.  

Florida history Microfilm Reels 257 A-B

and

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HD8055.A6 F657 Microfiche

 

Florida State Industrial Union Council.

Proceedings, annual convention - Florida State Industrial Union Council.

Published:  Florida State Industrial Union Council.

Series: State labor proceedings; AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO conventions, 1885-1974. Phase I: State labor proceedings in the AFL-CIO Library.

Notes:  Guide to the collection of state labor proceedings issued separately in hard print copy, as: Fink, Gary M. State labor proceedings: a bibliography of the AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO proceedings, 1885-1974, held in the AFL-CIO Library. Westport, Conn,. Greenwood Press, 1975.

LIBRARY WEST

HD 8055 .C76 F657 Microfiche

 

The National women's trade union league of America.

Records of the NWTUL, endorsed by American Federation of Labor and Trades and Labor Council of Canada.

Microform.  25 reels

Published:  New York <and> Chicago, 1920.

Reproduction note:  Microfilm. Woodbridge, Conn., Research

Florida history/Special Collections

(no number, stored by title)

and

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HQ1121 .H581 NO 8658 Microfilm

 

Papers of the Women's Trade Union League and its principal leaders: guide to the microfilm edition / Edward T. James, editor ; assistant editors, Robin Miller Jacoby, Nancy Schrom Dye.

Woodbridge, Conn. : Published for the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College by Research Publications, 1981.

Microform:  132 reels.  Includes the papers of Mary Anderson, Margaret Dreier Robins, Leonora O'Reilly, Rose Schneiderman, and Agnes Nestor, as well as the Records of the WTUL of New York and WTUL publications.

Florida history/Special Collections

(no number, stored by title)

Guide for collection is at:

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HD6079.2.U5 P36 1981 Reference

 

Margaret Dreier Robins Collection

University of Florida

Robins was a leading figure in the Women's Trade Union League during the first half of the twentieth century. She was an outspoken crusader for equal rights for women in the workplace, a contemporary of such nationally known political and labor leaders as Samuel Gompers, Herbert Hoover, William Jennings Bryan, Thomas Edison, and Franklin Roosevelt. The Robins Papers contain an extensive collection of these correspondences. Consisting of over 50 linear feet of material, the Margaret Dreier Robins Papers contain extensive records, scrapbooks, press clippings, photographs and correspondence relating to the women's movement within the labor unions, labor legislation and the unions themselves. A large amount of biographical material pertaining to MDR and her huband, Col. Raymond Robins, is included.

 

Records of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Part II, Papers of Sidney Hillman, New Deal and wartime agencies microform.

Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, 1989.

Description:  19 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Notes:  "Published from the holdings of the Labor-Management Document Center, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University."

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HD6515.C6 R421 1989 Microfilm

 

Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1895-1992 microform / consulting editor, Lillian Serece Williams; associate editor, Randolph Boehm.

Bethesda, Md., University Publications of America, 1993-1994.

Description:  41 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Notes:  Each part accompanied by printed reel guide, compiled by Randolph Boehm, entitled: A guide to the microfilm edition of Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1895-1992.

Contents:  pt. 1. Minutes of national conventions, publications, and president's office correspondence (26 reels) -- pt. 2. President's office files, 1958-1968 (15 reels).

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E185.86 .R369 1993

 

Records of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, 1918-1965 microform / advisory editor, Judith Sealander, edited by Dale Grinder.

Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, 1986-

Description:  microfilm reels; 35 mm.

Notes:  Accompanied by a printed reel guide, compiled by Blair Hydrick.

Contents:  pt. 1. Reports of the director, annual summaries, major

conferences, speeches, and articles (23 reels).

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HD6095 .R431 1986 Microfilm

 

United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.

Records of the Assistant Commissioner and subordinate field offices for the state of Florida, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872 microform.

Gainesville, Dept. of Special Collections, Smathers Library, University of Florida at Gainesville ; Washington, D.C., National Archives and

Records Administration, 2002.

Description:  15 microfilm reels; 35 mm.

Series:  National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publications M1869

Florida history Microfilm E185.93.F5 U48 2002

and

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E185.93.F5 U48 2002 Microfilm

 

United States Department of Justice.

The Peonage files of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1901-1945 microform) / edited by Pete Daniel.

Description:  26 reels + finding aid.

Notes:  Includes various documents, letters, newspaper articles on crimes concerning peonage in the U.S. since the Civil War.

Reproduction note:  Microfilm. Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, an imprint of CIS, 1989. 26 reels; 35 mm. (Black studies research sources).

LEGAL INFO CTR Microforms

 

Voices from Ellis Island microform: an oral history of American immigration: a project of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, 1989.

Description:  185 sheets; 11 x 15 cm.

LIBRARY WEST

JV6450 .V641 1989 Microfilm

 


Basic Statistical Sources

 

 

The Florida graphic atlas. Number six, Human resources: a companion to the 1995 Florida statistical abstract / edited by John R. Dunkle; associate editor Mark McLean; cartographer Paul A. Amos.

Gainesville, Fla., Cartographic Laboratory, Dept. of Geography, University of Florida, 1996.

Description:  199 pp., ill., maps ; 28 cm.

MAP LIBRARY, Atlases

G1316.E2 F551 1996

and

SCIENCE LIBRARY

G1316.E2 F551 1996 Documents

 

Florida statistical abstract.

Gainesville, University of Florida Press.

Publishing history:  1st-  ed.; 1967-

Florida history

F317 F636

and 

SCIENCE LIBRARY

HA311 .F55 Reference

and

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HA311 .F55 Reference

 

Florida State Labor Inspector.

Biennial report.

Tallahassee, Fla., T.J. Appleyard , 19154-36.

Florida history

F354 L1r

 

 


Labor Journals (Florida)

 

 

Artisan (Jacksonville, Fla.)

The Artisan.

Published:  Jacksonville, Fla., Central Trades and Labor Council of Jacksonville

Frequency:  Weekly

Holdings:  2 reels of film; 1915-1919.

LIBRARY WEST Microfilm (Jacksonville Drawer)

 

Boletin (Tampa, Fla.)

Boletin.

Published:  Tampa, Fla., Union Internacional

Publishing history:  Began in 1941?

Notes:  "Editado por el Comite Consultivo Conjunto."

Description based on: Marzo 12 de 1941.

Place of publication:  United States Florida Hillsborough Tampa.

Florida history

Cigar Union microfilm (Florida history)

 

Boletin obrero.

Published:  Tampa, Fla., Centro Obrero

Frequency:  Weekly

Publishing history:  Began in 1903.

Notes:  "Organo de Propaganda Organizadora."

Description based on: Ano 1, num. 6 (Feb. 20 de 1903).

Florida history

Cigar Union microfilm (Florida history)

 

C.C.C.

Tampa, Fla., 1941-

Frequency:  Weekly

Publishing history:  No. 1 (Abr. 30, 1941)-

Comite Consultivo Conjunto.

Place of publication:  United States Florida Hillsborough Tampa.

LIBRARY WEST microfilm; could not locate

 

Capital Labor News.

Tallahassee, Fla., Dye Press

Frequency:  Weekly

Publishing history:  Ceased in 1964?

Notes:  James E. Dye, editor.

Scattered issues only, Nov.-Dec. 1963, plus a few for 1962 and 1964.

LIBRARY WEST microfilm; could not locate

 

La defensa.

Tampa, Fla., 1916-

Frequency:  Irregular

Publishing history:  Ano 1, num. 1 (Oct. 17 de 1916)-

Notes:  Director: Manuel de Jesus Parrilla.

"Saldra ceda vez que sea necesario."

Place of publication:  United States Florida Hillsborough Tampa.

Florida history

Cigar Union microfilm (Florida history)

 

Florida Labor Advocate.

Tampa, Fla., Florida Labor Advocate Pub. Co., Inc.

Frequency:  Weekly

Holdings: 7 reels, 1936-1958.

Description based on: 6th year, no. 5 (Sept. 18, 1936).

Place of publication:  United States Florida Hillsborough Tampa.

LIBRARY WEST microfilm (Tampa Drawer)

 

Florida Labor News.

Tallahassee, Fla., Forrest B. Kimmons

Frequency:  Weekly

Publishing history:  Began May 28, 1964.

Alternate title(s):  Labor News

Notes:  "The voice of labor, representing the rank and file of organized labor."

Editor: Bradley Harvell.

Description based on: Vol. 7, no. 30 (Jan. 7, 1971).

ISSN:  0430-7747

Place of publication:  United States Florida Leon Tallahassee.

Holdings, 1967-

Florida history  Microfilm Reels 253K 1, 3-4 (Florida history)

 

Labor Journal (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Jacksonville, Fla., Central Labor Union, Publication Committee

Frequency:  Weekly

Notes:  Editor: J. Lew Rhodes, 1942.

Official publication of: Central Labor Union,    -Oct. 18, 1935; Jacksonville Building Trades Council, Central Labor Union, and Florida Federation of Labor, Oct. 25, 1935-   .

Publisher: Labor Publications, Inc., <1942>.

Only two issues.

LIBRARY WEST Microfilm 4-J (Misc. Newspapers Drawer)

 

Labor Temple.

Tampa, Fla., La Redacción, 1925-

Publishing history:  Ano 1, num. 1 (Sept. 7, 1925)-

Notes:  "Organo del Ybor City Labor Temple Association."

Place of publication:  United States Florida Hillsborough Tampa.

Florida history

Cigar Union microfilm (Florida history)

 

Miami Citizen.

Miami, Fla., G.H. Russell, 1937-1949.

Frequency:  Weekly

Publishing history:  Vol. 19, no. 32 (Nov. 18, 1937)-v. 31, no. 27 (Oct. 13, 1949).

Notes:  "Organ of Florida Federation of Labor, Central Labor Union, Building Trades Council and Labor's Citizenship Committee."

Previous title, Miami News; later title Miami Labor Citizen (continues into 1950s).

Available on microfilm from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Place of publication:  United States Florida Dade Miami.

Florida history Microfilm Reels 308A, 1-5 (Florida history)

 

 

El Obrero industrial = Industrial worker.

Published:  Ybor City, Tampa, Fla., s.n.

Frequency:  Weekly

Notes:  "Semanario si dicalista."

Description based on: Ano 3, num. 2 (30 de Abr. de 1914).

Place of publication:  United States Florida Hillsborough Ybor City.

Florida history

Cigar Union microfilm (Florida history)

 

The Southern Workman.

Hampton, Va., Hampton Institute Press

Monthly

Publishing history:  v.1-68; 1872-Jul. 1939.

Notes:  Published by the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute; later issues published by the Institute as Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.

Indexes for some years included.

Microform.  Covers Volumes 1-68, 1872-1939.

"The Southern workman was founded by Samuel Chapman Armstrong in 1872."

Microfilm. Library of Congress, n.d. 15 reels; 35mm.

Florida history

Microfilm Reels 254 A-L and 255 A-C (Florida history)

 

 

The Tampa Citizen.

Tampa, Fla., The Tampa Citizen Pub. Co., 1922.

Frequency:  Weekly

Publishing history:  Began in 1915.

Holdings:  1 reel, 1919-1922

"Indorsed by Florida State Federation of Labor and Tampa Central Trades and Labor Assembly."

Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 43 (June 27, 1919).

Place of publication:  United States Florida Hillsborough Tampa.

LIBRARY WEST Microfilm (Tampa Drawer)

 

Union Labor News (West Palm Beach, Fla.)

West Palm Beach, Fla., The Union Labor News Co.

Frequency:  Weekly

Notes:  "Only one issue.

Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 19 (Mar. 18, 1927).

Place of publication:  United States Florida Palm Beach West Palm Beach.

LIBRARY WEST Microfilm 1-B (Misc. Newspapers Drawer)

 

West Florida Labor News.

Pensacola, Fla., West Florida Labor News

Frequency:  Weekly

Holdings:  Nov.-Dec 1944, plus a few other issues

Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 25 (Aug. 26, 1943).

LIBRARY WEST Microfilm 1-B (Misc. Newspapers Drawer)

 

 



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