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Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies film and videotape collection, 1950-1992

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studes (University of Washington)
Title
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies film and videotape collection
Dates
1950-1992 (inclusive)
1980-1992 (bulk)
Quantity
50 videocassettes : sound, color ; U-matic, U-matic S
2 film reels : sound, color and black & white ; 16mm
Collection Number
PH1277
Summary
Films and videos collected by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access to the original films and videocassettes is restricted due to preservation concerns. Arrangements can be made to view these materials by contacting the Visual Materials Curator.

Materials stored offsite; advance notice is required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

From the University of Washington website: “The Harry Bridges Endowed Chair and Center for Labor Studies were created to be jointly housed in the departments of Political Science and History at the University of Washington. The Chair and Center honor the legacy of one of the preeminent labor leaders in the U.S., the late Harry Bridges, outstanding founder and leader of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) for over 40 years. As a tribute to Harry Bridges' memory, over one thousand contributors, spearheaded by current and retired members of the ILWU, raised the funds necessary to endow a faculty chair in his name in 1992. Harry Bridges' unique combination of pragmatic organizing ability, democratic unionism, commitment to racial desegregation, and outspoken engagement with issues of social justice continues to serve as the touchstone of the Center's mission. Supporting research, teaching, and community outreach, The Center focuses on labor's contribution to society.”

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The films and videocassettes in this collection were gathered by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. Spanning the 1950s to the 1990s, the collection was amassed for the purpose of documenting and disseminating information related to the greater labor movement. Locally and nationally produced programs contained on these items include documentaries, interviews, roundtables, speeches, conventions, rallies, and other events related to labor issues.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Individual program titles have been derived from film and videocassette labels present at the time of donation.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Labor Institute of Public Affairs (LIPA) ProgramsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 1
CableLINE Launch Special
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1983
1 2
COPE Political Check-off; John Perkins Interview; Roundtable on PACs; Benjamin Hooks Speech
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1983
1 3
The Case For an Industrial Policy
1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1984
1 4
AFL-CIO Convention Roll-In Programs
1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1987
1 5
Union Yes: 30-Second Promotional Spots
1 videocassette (3 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
1 6
Union Yes: Promotional Program
1 videocassette (approx. 30 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
1 7
Lech Walsea, Union Leader
1 videocassette (5 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
1 8
AFL-CIO Convention; Video News Releases
1 videocassette (62 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
1 9
Labor Day Health Care
1 videocassette (approx. 20 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1990
1 10
Union Industries Show
1 videocassette (9 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1990
1 11
AFL-CIO Convention; Homebuying
1 videocassette (approx. 60 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1991
1 12
1992 Year To Date: Labor News Compilation
1 videocassette (15 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1992
1 13
Workers' Memorial Day 1992
1 videocassette (approx. 30 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1992
1 14
BMW Workers' Strike Rally in New Jersey
1 videocassette (approx. 30 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1990s
1 15
Unemployment Compensation Rate
1 videocassette (approx. 10 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1990s
2 16
Union Privilege Home Mortgage; A. Philip Randolph Civil Rights Bill
1 videocassette (approx. 10 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1990s
2 17
Maquiladora Clips: Investigation of Corporate Practices
1 videocassette (14 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1990s

Non-LIPA National ProductionsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 18
The Pursuit of Happiness: The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMC)
1 videocassette (approx. 30 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1950
4 19
Memorial Day Massacre of 1937
1 film reel (approx. 20 min.) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
1974
2 20
Worker to Worker
1 videocassette (approx. 30 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1980
2 21
YWCA Womens' Vote Project
1 videocassette (2 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1988
2 22
The Fight to Breathe Free: The New England Indoor Air Pollution Coalition
1 videocassette (11 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
2 23
Two Generations of Labor Singers
1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
2 24
Skills to Build America
1 videocassette (13 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
2 25
Bailey-Donahue Labor Debate, part 1
1 videocassette (approx. 60 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1980s
2 26
Bailey-Donahue Labor Debate, part 2
1 videocassette (approx. 60 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1980s

Portraits of America Labor ProgramsReturn to Top

Portraits of America Labor was a series of pro-union programs produced by the Kamber Group in Washington, DC and hosted by Edward Asner.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 27
Work and Health; Airline Pilots: Coping With a Changing Industry
1 videocassette (57 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1980s
2 28
Whither the Maritime Industry? (part 1); Labor's Varied Story
1 videocassette (57 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1980s
2 29
Building Our Future; Whither the Maritime Industry? (part 2)
1 videocassette (57 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1980s
2 30
Union Advertising: New and Improved; Legacy of Pride
1 videocassette (57 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1980s
2 31
Unions and Youth; Labor's Frontline Soldier: The Shop Steward
1 videocassette (57 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1980s

International Association of Machinists (IAM)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
4 32
The Story of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local 751
1 film reel (approx. 15 min.) : sound, color ; 16mm
1979
3 33
IAM Contract '89: Boeing Profits
1 videocassette (15 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
3 34
IAM Strike, part 1
1 videocassette (19 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
3 35
IAM Strike, part 2
1 videocassette (15 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
3 36
IAM Strike, part 3
1 videocassette (18 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989

Migrant IssuesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 37
KDNA Radio: Migrants on the Street
1 videocassette (8 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1987
3 38
KDNA Radio: Wapato High School
1 videocassette (21 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1987
3 39
Wapato Elementary School Migrant Students
1 videocassette (approx. 20 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1987
3 40
Wapato Middle School Migrant Students
1 videocassette (approx. 20 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1987
3 41
Migrant Workers in Hops Harvesting
1 videocassette (approx. 20 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1988
3 42
United Farm Workers (IFW) Rally, Granger, WA
1 videocassette (approx. 20 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1988

Health Care IssuesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 43
A Better Way: Meeting America's Long-Term Care Crisis
1 videocassette (29 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1988
3 44
Nurses' Strike: Interviews
1 videocassette (20 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
3 45
Nurses' Strike: Raw Footage
1 videocassette (approx. 20 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1989
3 46
Health Cost Containment
1 videocassette (25 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
circa 1980s
3 47
Health Care Hearings: Senate Budget
1 videocassette (6 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1990
3 48
United Nurses of America (UNA): National Nurses' Congress
1 videocassette (12 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1990

Washington State IssuesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 49
Marvin Williams Interview with Jim Page, Seattle Labor Busker
1 videocassette (approx. 30 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1982
4 50
Solidarity Day III, Woodland Park, Seattle
1 videocassette (20 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1983
4 51
Free Trade Protest, Seattle News Clip
1 videocassette (6 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1992
4 52
President Bill Clinton's Statement to the Washington State Labor Council Convention
1 videocassette (5 min.) : sound, color ; U-matic
1992