Industrial Workers of the World, Seattle Joint Branches records, 1890-1965  PDF

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Industrial Workers of the World. Seattle Joint Branches
Title
Industrial Workers of the World, Seattle Joint Branches records
Dates
1890-1965 (inclusive)
1915-1940 (bulk)
Quantity
6.59 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection Number
0544 (Accession No. 0544-001)
Summary
Records of the Seattle Joint Branches of the Industrial Workers of the World
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
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a revolutionary labor union founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1905. The goal of the IWW is to join all working-class peoples together into “one big union” organized by industry rather than by trade. The IWW promotes organizing on the job to build workplaces that benefit workers and communities. In addition to improving the economic conditions of workers today, the IWW aims to establish a new world built on economic democracy. As of 2018, the “Preamble to the IWW Constitution” declares, “The working class and the employing class have nothing in common… Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth.” The IWW is both a model for how a future society could function without capitalism and also the means to achieve revolution.

The IWW established a presence in the Seattle, Washington area in 1905 and Wobblies (the nickname for IWW members) continue to organize workers in the Puget Sound region to this day. By 1906 the Seattle Joint Branches of the Industrial Workers of the World had over 200 members operating in the Seattle area. The IWW focused on organizing workers that the American Federation of Labor excluded, including so-called “unskilled” workers and workers of color. The IWW organized workers without regard to trade, skill, race, religion, or national origin, and was possibly the first non-segregated labor union in the US.

In the 1910s, the IWW organized lumberjacks and other timber workers, who were performing some of the most dangerous work in the country at the time. Lumber workers led numerous strikes against lumber companies in Western Washington. The IWW published literature in many different languages to build solidarity with the multiethnic and multicultural lumber workforce. However, employers fought unionization by firing Wobblies and Wobbly sympathizers, using detectives to infiltrate the union, and directing vigilante groups to disrupt strikes.

The IWW also faced significant repression by the US government and the government of Washington State and its counties. In 1916 the IWW was attacked in Everett, Washington. Seattle Wobblies traveled to Everett to support striking shingle workers, who were being arrested and assaulted by vigilantes and police deputies. In response, the Seattle IWW sent approximately 250-300 additional supporters to Everett by steamship. The Wobblies were met in Everett by a contingent of more than 200 recently deputized citizens. While the exact death toll is contested, the armed confrontation that followed resulted in the death of a few “citizen deputies” and at least a dozen Wobblies. Many others were injured by the gunfire in what became known as the Everett Massacre.

In February of 1919, Wobblies went out on a general strike with over 65,000 workers during the Seattle General Strike. Local labor unions, organized under the Seattle Central Labor Council, voted nearly unanimously to go out on a sympathetic strike in support of shipyard workers who were striking against a wage freeze after World War I. The IWW was enmeshed in this movement and was an essential part of the creation and distribution of literature during the strike, especially writer and Wobbly Walker C. Smith. Many conservative Seattleites interpreted the radical demands during the strike to mean that the strikers aimed for revolution, much like the recent Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. However, state repression and more conservative labor elements pressured the strikers to end their strike after five days. Dozens of Wobblies were targeted for arrest and many immigrant Wobblies, especially those from Russia, were deported on the grounds of being “alien anarchists.”

Later in 1919, on the first anniversary of Armistice Day, the American Legion marched in a parade in Centralia, Washington. The armed Legionnaires stopped in front of the IWW union hall and stormed the building. IWW members opened fire in self defense and killed or wounded several Legionnaires. The Wobblies and their lawyer were then held in the Centralia jail. One Wobbly, Wesley Everest, was taken from a jail cell and lynched. This event, now known as the Centralia Tragedy, resulted in a number of Wobblies being tried for murder. The jury found seven guilty of second-degree murder, while no member of the American Legion was ever brought to justice for the murder of Everest or the attack on the IWW union hall.

As a result of the IWW’s radical tactics, the Washington legislature passed a bill outlawing “criminal syndicalism,” which the Washington State Supreme Court later upheld. The law made it illegal to advocate crime, sabotage, and violence as a means of accomplishing political or industrial reform. From 1919 to 1936, it was a felony to be a member of the IWW, many Wobblies were prosecuted around the state, and organizing activities were forced underground. This state law coincided with federal laws against sedition that targeted anarchists, syndicalists, anti-war activists, and other radical organizers. This period, known as the First Red Scare, undercut the IWW’s organizing activities in Washington.

While surviving in a reduced capacity under state repression, the IWW continued to engage in organizing campaigns in Washington. In 1933 the IWW undertook a campaign to organize agricultural workers in the Yakima Valley. Members of the Agricultural Workers Industrial Union No. 110 demanded pay raises and an eight-hour workday. A wave of strikes occurred in hop fields in the Yakima Valley and many Wobblies were arrested. In August, a strike at the Congdon Orchards was suppressed with violence by the farm owners with the help of law enforcement officers. Many strikers were imprisoned. By mid-December, the IWW and the local government reached an agreement with the assistance of the IWW’s lawyer Mark Litchman that resulted in many of the strikers being released from jail.

Membership in the IWW continued to decline during World War II and the post-war era. In 1965, membership in Seattle declined to a point that members decided to disband the Seattle Joint Branches of the IWW and closed the Seattle office. However, the IWW in Seattle experienced a revival that aligned with the counterculture and student movements of the late-1960s and early-1970s. This General Membership Branch (GMB) lasted until the late-1980s. In 1995, the branch reformed as the Puget Sound GMB and later split into the Seattle GMB and Olympia GMB in 1997. The Seattle GMB organized the Lincoln Park Mini Mart and participated in the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2002, the IWW organized some of the staff of Central Co-op, a grocery store that continues as an IWW shop to this day.

In the 2000s, the Seattle GMB experienced steady growth. In 2008, Wobblies created a solidarity committee that focused on supporting workers with specific job and housing grievances. In 2013, the committee split from the IWW and is now known as Seattle Solidarity Network, or SeaSol. The Seattle GMB grew significantly following the 2016 presidential election and the Greater Seattle General Defense Committee (GDC) Local 24 was founded that same year. As of 2018, the Seattle GMB is the largest IWW GMB in the United States.

Sources:

“About | Greater Seattle General Defense Committee.” Accessed October 11, 2018. https://www.greaterseattlegdc.com/about.

“About the IWW | Industrial Workers of the World.” Accessed October 11, 2018. https://www.iww.org/content/about-iww.

“About Our Union – Seattle Industrial Workers of the World.” Accessed October 11, 2018. https://seattleiww.wordpress.com/about/.

Bird, Stewart, Dan Georgakas, and Deborah Shaffer. Solidarity Forever: An Oral History of the IWW. Chicago: Lake View Press, 1985.

Castañeda, Oscar Rosales. “The 1933 Battle at Congdon Orchards,” in Farm Labor Organizing in Washington State. Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. Accessed October 11, 2018. http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/farmwk_ch3.htm.

Renshaw, Patrick. The Wobblies: The Story of the IWW and Syndicalism in the United States. New, Updated ed. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1999.

Rieder, Ross. “Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).” December 8, 1999. Accessed October 11, 2018. http://www.historylink.org/File/2016.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials include subject files, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, legal files, periodicals, and pamphlets created and collected by the Seattle Joint Branches of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) dating from 1890 to 1965 with a majority of the materials dating from 1915 to 1940. Subject files include bylaws, charters, reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, and other materials relating to the Seattle Joint Branches of the IWW, other local IWW chapters and industrial unions, and the IWW generally; the Centralia Tragedy; the Everett Massacre; the Seattle General Strike; the Colorado Mine Strike (1927-1928); the Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti defense campaign; the Socialist Party of Washington Seattle Branch No. 1, Socialist Party of Washington, and Socialist Party of America; and the Workers Alliance of Washington. Also included are meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence of the Seattle Joint Branches, IWW General Executive Board, various local IWW branches, and the IWW General Convention. The collection also includes legal proceedings, court publications, and legal documents relating to criminal syndicalism cases in Washington, and the US broadly, as well as court cases involving members of the IWW. Periodicals and pamphlets also make up a large portion of the collection and include materials published by and about the IWW as well as other communist, socialist, and labor-oriented organizations.

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SERIES 1:  SUBJECT FILES, 1905-1965,   (bulk 1917-1930) Return to Top

This series is arranged into 8 subseries:
  • SUBSERIES 1.A.: INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD FILES, 1905-1950
  • SUBSERIES 1.B.: CENTRALIA TRAGEDY FILES, 1919-1930, 1965
  • SUBSERIES 1.C.: EVERETT MASSACRE FILES, 1917-1918
  • SUBSERIES 1.D.: SEATTLE GENERAL STRIKE FILES, 1919, undated
  • SUBSERIES 1.E.: COLORADO MINE STRIKE FILES, 1927-1928
  • SUBSERIES 1.F.: NICOLA SACCO AND BARTOLOMEO VANZETTI DEFENSE CAMPAIGN AND PROTESTS FILES, 1920-1928
  • SUBSERIES 1.G.: SOCIALIST PARTY FILES, 1918, 1933-1940
  • SUBSERIES 1.H.: WORKERS ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON FILES, 1937

Materials include subject files created by the Seattle Joint Branches of the IWW about the IWW generally, Centralia Tragedy, Everett Massacre, Seattle General Strike, Colorado Mine Strike (1927-1928), Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti defense campaign, Socialist Party, and Workers Alliance of Washington.

Container(s) Description Dates
item
SUBSERIES 1.A.
INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD FILES
Materials include branch charters, bylaws, organizational charts, speeches, essays, fliers, leaflets, postcards, booklets, newspaper articles, and scrapbooks of newspaper articles created by and about the Seattle Joint Branches of the IWW, other local IWW chapters, and the IWW generally.
1905-1950
Box/Folder
1/1
Speeches and essays
Materials includes drafts of the play "Kangaroo Court" by Walker C. Smith, a firsthand account about hop pickers in Marysville, Washington, and other speeches and essays.
approximately 1920-1935
1/7
Marine Transport Workers Industrial Union Number 510 of the IWW bylaws, delegate credentials for Seattle delegate J.J. Extel, press release about Southern Colorado coal miners strike (1927), and flier by the Seattle Joint Branches
approximately 1917-1930
1/9
Catalog of books from the Seattle Joint Branches' library
approximately 1920-1950
1/16
Manuscript of Alexander Berkman's Now and After with edits made by an IWW committee on literature
The literature committee included members of the Marine Transport Workers Industrial Union 510 of the IWW in Houston, Texas.
1950 April 06
1/17
IWW fliers, leaflets, postcards, booklets, and photographic negative
Materials include Finnish language literature, "Chicago Replies to Moscow" letter to the editor (1945), and materials about deporting strikers, the General Defense Committee, political prisoners, and the IWW generally. Photo negative depicts IWW members incarcerated at Leavenworth Prison.
approximately 1905-1950
4/17
Newspaper articles relating to the IWW
approximately 1905-1950
box:oversize
8
Scrapbooks of newspaper articles about the IWW
approximately 1920-1950
9
General Recruiting Union Branch No. 1, Seattle, Washington, Industrial Workers of the World charter
1926 April 04
9
Seattle Branch Lumber Workers Industrial Union No. 120, Industrial Workers of the World charter
1921 July 15
9
General Defense Committee Local 12, Seattle, Washington, Industrial Workers of the World charter
1928 June 04
9
General Industrial Union District Council, Seattle, Washington, Industrial Workers of the World charter
1924 February 18
9
Marine Transport Workers Industrial Union 510, Seattle, Washington, Industrial Workers of the World charter
1917 February 20
9
Building Construction Workers Industrial Union 330, Seattle, Washington, Industrial Workers of the World charter
1924 March 02
9
IWW poster about industrial democracy
approximately 1925-1935
Box/Folder
3/7
IWW charts of the one big union structure, also known as Father Thomas J. Haggerty's Wheel (use copy reproductions)
undated
box:oversize
9
Two versions of the IWW chart of the one big union structure, also known as Father Thomas J. Haggerty's Wheel (originals)
approximately 1925-1940
SUBSERIES 1.B.
CENTRALIA TRAGEDY FILES
Materials include correspondence, memos, bound legal proceedings and legal documents regarding Britt Smith et al. vs. the State of Washington, pamphlets, fliers, brochures, leaflets, postcards, lyrics and music sheets, notes, and newspaper articles relating to the Centralia Tragedy of 1919.
1919-1930, 1965
Box/Folder
2/14
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, Britt Smith et al. vs. the State of Washington, Appellants' Abstract of Record
1920
2/17
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. Britt Smith et al., Appellants' Reply Brief and Appellants' Opening Brief
1920
3/1
Fliers, brochures, leaflets, and newspaper articles about the Centralia court case and advocating the release of the Centralia prisoners
Materials include an IWW leaflet warning Centralia citizens about threats against the IWW and their union hall and other materials.
1919-1928
3/2
Correspondence; memos; postcards; "The Centralia Horror Up and in Action" lyrics and music sheet; notes; and donation list
1919-1922, 1965
3/3
Pamphlets
Materials include Smith, Walker C., "Was it Murder? Authentic Record of the Causes Leading to, the Actual Events of, and the Trial that Followed the Armistice Day Tragedy at Centralia, Wash., Nov. 11 '19"; "Speeches by Elmer Smith"; Walkin, Frank, "A Fair Trial? A Record of the Prejudice and Passion that Dominated the Legal Profession and the Press in the Famous Centralia Labor Case"; and other pamphlets about the Centralia Tragedy.
approximately 1919-1925
3/4
Correspondence of Britt Smith and John Lamb
1930, undated
3/5
Legal documents including juror list, a juror statement, court motions; pardon petition; and report by the Centralia Publicity Committee about the court case
approximately 1920-1925
SUBSERIES 1.C.
EVERETT MASSACRE FILES
Materials include booklets and postcards about the Everett Massacre.
1917-1918
Box/Folder
3/9
"Financial Statement of Everett Prisoners Defense Committee" booklet; series of postcards depicting the victims of the Everett Massacre titled "Died for Free Speech"; Henry, Wm. George, "Pious Profiteers and Wicked Workers" booklet; and issue of the "Everett Defense News Letter"
1917-1918
SUBSERIES 1.D.
SEATTLE GENERAL STRIKE FILES
Materials include leaflets, pamphlets, and fliers about the Seattle General Strike and event announcement postcards for a public meeting about Tom Mooney and a benefit picnic for the Joint Committee General Strike Victims Defense.
1919, undated
Box/Folder
3/7
Seattle General Strike leaflets, pamphlets, and fliers (use copy reproductions)
Materials include a Seattle Soldiers' and Sailors' Council pamphlet; a Metal Trades Council of Seattle pamphlet advertising a mass meeting; fliers advocating for the general strike produced by the Metal Trades Council, Strike Committee IU 310 of the IWW, and others; "Russia Did It" flier; and "Strike Bulletin of Shipbuilders Industrial Union No. 325, I.W.W."
1919, undated
box:oversize
9
Seattle General Strike leaflets, pamphlets, and fliers (originals)
Materials include a Seattle Soldiers' and Sailors' Council pamphlet; a Metal Trades Council of Seattle pamphlet advertising a mass meeting; fliers advocating for the general strike produced by the Metal Trades Council, Strike Committee IU 310 of the IWW, and others; "Russia Did It" flier; and "Strike Bulletin of Shipbuilders Industrial Union No. 325, I.W.W."
1919, undated
Box/Folder
3/7
Event announcement postcards for a public meeting for the release of political prisoner Tom Mooney and a benefit picnic for Joint Committee General Strike Victims Defense
1919
SUBSERIES 1.E.
COLORADO MINE STRIKE FILES
Materials include reports; investigation brief; legal files; bylaws, correspondence, and pamphlet of the Workers' Educational Society of Colorado, and newspaper articles relating to the general strike of Colorado miners in 1927 and subsequent massacre of workers at the Columbine Mine in Serene, Colorado.
1927-1928
Box/Folder
3/8
Newspaper articles
1927-1928
3/9
Reports, investigation brief, and blank ballots
Materials include a report about industrial disputes in Colorado, report of the State Inspector of Coal Mines on the dust explosion at Delagua No. 3 mine, Industrial Commission of Colorado reports on strikes and working conditions at Colorado coal mines, blank ballots concerning the vote of coal miners to return to work and end a strike, and "Brief of State Executive Committee of the Colorado Striking Coal Miners in Support of the Basic Wage Scale," by Fred S. Caldwell regarding Hearing and Investigation No. 1367 before the Industrial Commission of the State of Colorado.
1927-1928
3/10
Legal files
Materials include Coroner's Inquest report on the deaths of John Eastenes and Nick Spanudakhis; Coroner's Inquest report on the deaths of Clemente Chavez and Celestino Martinez; list of picketing charges; US ex rel. Frank L. Palmer, et al. v. William H. Adams and Paul P. Newlon, Opinion of the Court; petition regarding the striking miners of the Russell Mine, and affidavits regarding militia violence.
1927-1928
3/11
Reports and Workers' Educational Society of Colorado materials
Materials include reports from IWW organizers to the IWW General Executive Board regarding working conditions and the strikes; "Report of a Special Committee on the Colorado Coal Strike"; financial report of the Metal and Coal Mine Worker Industrial Unions Nos. 210 and 220 of the IWW; and Workers' Educational Society of Colorado bylaws, correspondence, blank membership card, and pamphlet.
1927-1928
SUBSERIES 1.F.
NICOLA SACCO AND BARTOLOMEO VANZETTI DEFENSE CAMPAIGN AND PROTESTS FILES
Materials include meeting minutes, leaflets, poetry, pamphlets, and newspaper articles about the Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti defense campaign and various protests against their imprisonment and execution.
1920-1928
Box/Folder
3/12
Newspaper articles about Sacco and Vanzetti from the Industrial Worker, Seattle Union Record, and other publications
1920-1927
3/13
Leaflets about Sacco and Vanzetti; bulletin of the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee, meeting minutes of the Seattle Sacco-Vanzetti United Front Committee, and draft poem about Sacco and Vanzetti
1927-1928, undated
3/14
Pamphlets published by the Independent Sacco-Vanzetti Committee, the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee, and other publishers
1920-1927
SUBSERIES 1.G.
SOCIALIST PARTY FILES
Materials include correspondence, statistics, reports, bulletins, convention proposals, meeting minutes, membership lists, dues records, memos, press releases, circulars, and publications created by and about the Socialist Party of Washington Seattle Branch No. 1, Socialist Party of Washington, and Socialist Party of America.
1918, 1933-1940
Box/Folder
5/1
Socialist Party publications
approximately 1918-1940
5/2
Socialist Party: memos, press releases, and circulars
1934-1935
5/3
Socialist Party of Washington: membership statistics, membership reports, bulletins, and convention proposals
1933-1935
5/4
Socialist Party of Washington: meeting minutes
1935
5/5
Socialist Party of Washington, Seattle Branch No. 1: membership lists, dues records, and membership card
1934-1935
5/6
Socialist Party of Washington, Seattle Branch No. 1: correspondence
1934-1935
5/7
Socialist Party of Washington, Seattle Branch No. 1: meeting minutes
1935
SUBSERIES 1.H.
WORKERS ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON FILES
Materials include a membership card of the Workers Alliance of Washington.
1937
Box/Folder
5/8
Workers Alliance of Washington membership card
1937

SERIES 2:  CORRESPONDENCE, 1920-1935Return to Top

Materials include correspondence regarding IWW administration, the Industrial Worker, the General Defense Committee, Centralia Tragedy, legal defense, and other topics. Correspondents include the Seattle Joint Branches of the IWW, IWW General Executive Board, and other local IWW branches and industrial unions.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/3
Correspondence regarding arrested IWW members and internal formal charges procedure
approximately 1920-1930
1/4
Correspondence regarding the 16th annual IWW General Convention and the death of James P. Thompson
1924-1929
1/5
Correspondence between the Seattle Branch and General Executive Board regarding publicity about the Centralia Tragedy and branch finances
1930
1/6
Correspondence regarding the Industrial Worker, the General Defense Committee, various local branches of the IWW, and other topics
1932-1935

SERIES 3:  MEETING MINUTES AND REPORTS, 1912-1950Return to Top

Materials include meeting minutes and reports from local branches and industrial unions of the IWW, minutes and reports from General Conventions of the IWW, minutes of regional bodies of the IWW, and minutes of the IWW in Seattle.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/8
Meeting minutes from various membership branches including Port Angeles, Washington General Membership; IU 120 of Spokane, Washington; Seattle Joint Branches; Tacoma, Washington General Membership; Portland, Oregon General Membership; and Spokane, Washington General Membership
1935 June-August
1/10
"Metal and Coal Mine Workers Industrial Unions Nos. 210 and 220, Industrial Workers of the World, Butte, Montana: Report of Audit," by Rowland, Thomas, and Company; and individual auditing report by C.E. Payne
1925-1928
1/11
"Report of the Seventh Annual Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"; "Minutes of the Thirteenth Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"; and "Minutes of the Fifteenth General Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"
1912, 1921, 1923
1/12
"Extracts from the Verbatim Report of the 16th General Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World: Dealing with the 1924 General Administration Controversy"; "Minutes of the Sixteenth Constitutional General Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"; and "Convention Minutes: Lumberworkers I.U. No. 120 of the I.W.W." (Spokane, Washington)
1924
1/13
"Minutes of the Seventeenth Constitutional General Convention of the I.W.W."
1925 November 09-20
1/13
"Minutes of the Eighteenth Convention of the Agricultural Workers Industrial Union No. 110, of the I.W.W."
1926 October 11-14
1/13
"Minutes of the Twentieth Convention of the Agricultural Workers Industrial Union No. 110, of the I.W.W."
1928 October 10
1/13
"Minutes of the Eighteenth Constitutional Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"
1928 November 12-20
1/13
"Twenty-First Annual Convention of the Agricultural Workers Industrial Union No. 110 of the I.W.W."
1929 November 04
1/13
"Proceedings of the Nineteenth General Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"
1931 November 09-18
1/13
"Minutes of the Twentieth Constitutional General Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"
1932 November 14-30
1/13
"Report of Joseph Wagner, General-Secretary Treasurer with Yearly Financial Statements and Report of the General Executive Board to the Twenty-First General Convention of the I.W.W."
1934 November 12-18
1/13
"Minutes, Annual Convention, Lumber Workers Industrial Union No. 120 of the I.W.W."
1935 November 09-12
1/14
"Minutes of the Twenty-Second Constitutional General Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"
1936 November 09-16
1/14
"Minutes of the Twenty-Third Constitutional General Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"
1938 September 12-17
1/14
"Minutes of the 24th Constitutional General Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World"
1939 September 11-12
1/14
"Minutes of the 25th Constitutional General Convention"
1946 March 18
1/14
"Minutes of the 26th Constitutional General Convention"
1950 September 11
1/14
"Minutes of Central California Conference"
1950 July 23
1/14
"Minutes of the Seventh Convention, Metal and Machinery Workers Industrial Union 440, I.W.W."
1950 August 18-19
1/15
IWW Seattle meeting minutes
1919 July-October

SERIES 4:  LEGAL FILES, 1914-1951Return to Top

Materials include legal proceedings, court publications, and legal documents relating to criminal syndicalism cases in Washington, and the US broadly, as well as court cases involving members of the IWW. Of note are the materials relating to Fred W. Landwehr, et al. vs. Equity Printing Company, et al., a case involving the Seattle-based and cooperatively owned Equity Printing Company where Wobblies, including Walker C. Smith, worked. Also included are materials about State of Washington vs. Frank Anderson et al., concerning the legal proceedings following the 1933 Yakima Valley strike.

This series is arranged into 5 subseries:
  • SUBSERIES 4.A.: CALIFORNIA FILES, 1914-1931
  • SUBSERIES 4.B.: IDAHO FILES, 1920
  • SUBSERIES 4.C.: OREGON FILES, 1919
  • SUBSERIES 4.D.: WASHINGTON FILES, 1918-1933
  • SUBSERIES 4.E.: UNITED STATES FILES, 1920-1928, 1951
Container(s) Description Dates
item
SUBSERIES 4.A.
CALIFORNIA FILES
1914-1931
Box/Folder
2/1
California Appellate Decisions, Vol. 49, No. 2171 and Vol. 65, No. 2705
1926, 1931
2/2-3
The People of the State of California v. Richard Ford (otherwise known as "Black Ford"), and H.D. Suhr, volumes 1-4: summary, proceedings, transcripts of testimony, and people's and defenses' opening statements
1914
2/4
Criminal No. 684 in the District Court of Appeal, State of California, Third Appellate District, The People of the State of California vs. Charles B. La Rue, et al., Appellants' Opening Brief; and Criminal No. 684 in the District Court of Appeal, State of California, Third Appellate District, The People of the State of California vs. Charles B. La Rue, et al., Appellants' Reply Brief
1923
SUBSERIES 4.B.
IDAHO FILES
1920
Box/Folder
2/5
In the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, The State of Idaho vs. William Dingman, Appeal from the District Court of the Eighth Judicial District of the State of Idaho in and for the County of Bonner, Brief of Appellant
1920
SUBSERIES 4.C.
OREGON FILES
1919
Box/Folder
2/6
In the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon, State of Oregon vs. L.A. Sorllie, Brief of Appellant, Appeal from the Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial District; and In the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon, State of Oregon vs. Joseph Laundy, Brief of Appellant, Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fourth Judicial District
1919
SUBSERIES 4.D.
WASHINGTON FILES
1918-1933
Box/Folder
2/12
Fred W. Landwehr, et al. vs. Equity Printing Company, et al. court case records
Materials include court case documents such as court orders, motions, affidavits, and notices; the Equity Printing Company articles of incorporation; contracts; correspondence regarding the court case and the Injunction Defense Committee; notes; and a newspaper article.
1918, 1924-1925
2/13
Fred W. Landwehr, et al. vs. Equity Printing Company, et al. court case records
Materials include court case documents such as interrogatories, motions, and court orders; correspondence and memos about the court case; and financial statement of the "Our House" Injunction Defence Fund
1924-1925
2/15
State of Washington vs. Frank Anderson et al.: correspondence, arrest records, notes, court motions, and memo from the IWW General Defense Committee
1933
2/16
State of Washington vs. Frank Anderson et al.: court motions, court affidavits, and court documents relating to State of Washington vs. W.J. Fisher et al.
1933
1/2
Court records and Seattle Joint Branch report
1923, 1930
2/9
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. Ed Aspelin, Appeal from the Judgement of the Superior Court of Jefferson County, Appellant's Opening Brief
1920
2/9
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. F.H. Brown and C.T. Neilson, Appeal from the Judgement of the Superior Court of Benton County, Appellant's Reply Brief
1920
2/9
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. F.A. Brown, et al., Appeal from the Superior Court of Benton County, Respondent's Brief
1920
2/9
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. Chester Gibson, et al., Appeal from the Judgement of the Superior Court of Yakima County, Appellants' Reply Brief
1920
2/9
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington ex rel Jos. B. Lindsley vs. John Grady et al., Appeal from the Judgment fo the Superior Court of Spokane County, Appellant's Opening Brief
1920
2/9
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, Mike Hennessy vs. State of Washington, Appeal from the Judgment of the Superior Court of Clarke [sic] County, Appellant's Opening Brief
1919
2/10
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. Frank Hestings and Elias Matson, Appeal from the Judgment of the Superior Court of Thurston County, Appellants' Opening Brief
1919
2/10
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. O. Kowalchuk, Dan Stewart, and Joe MacCaskill, Appeal from the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of Walla Walla, Appellants' Brief
1919
2/10
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, In the Matter of the Application of Bernard Parent for a Writ of Habeas Corpus, Brief of Petitioner
1920
2/11
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. Matt Passila et al., Appeal from the Superior Court of Pacific County, Brief of Appellants
1920
2/11
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. C.E. Payne, Appeal from the Superior Court of Pend Oreille County, Brief of Appellant
1919
2/11
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. John Pico, Appeal from the Judgment of the Superior Court of Clallam County, Appellant's Opening Brief
1920
2/11
In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, State of Washington vs. Archie C. Shoemaker, Appeal from the Superior Court of Franklin County, Brief of Appellant
1920
SUBSERIES 4.E.
UNITED STATES FILES
1920-1928, 1951
Box/Folder
2/7
In the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, William H. Adams, Governor of the State of Colorado, et al., vs. The People of the United States of America, ex rel. Frank L. Palmer, et al., Brief for Appellees
1928
2/7
In the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, William D. Haywood, et al. vs. United States of America, Petition for Rehearing
1920
2/8
Brief for Plaintiff in Error, Supreme Court of the United States, William Burns vs. the United States of America; Petition for Rehearing and for Stay of Mandate, In the Supreme Court of the United States, William Burns vs. the United States of America and opinion of the court
1925, 1926
2/8
Supreme Court of the United States, Harold B. Fiske vs. The State of Kansas, opinion of the court and brief summary of the case
1927
2/8
Supreme Court of the United States, Charlotte Anita Whitney vs. The People of the State of California, opinion of the court
1927
2/8
Supreme Court of the United States, Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee v. J. Howard McGrath, Attorney General of the United States, et al.; National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc., et al. v. J. Howard McGrath, Attorney General of the United States, et al.; International Workers Order, Inc., and Arthur Lowndes Drayton v. J. Howard McGrath, Attorney General of the United States, et al.
1951

SERIES 5:  PERIODICALS, 1908-1960Return to Top

Materials include publications of the IWW. Of note is a near complete run of the Lumber Workers' Bulletin, the publication of the Lumber Workers Industrial Union 120 of the IWW. Also included are publications of various communist, socialist, and labor organizations.

This series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • SUBSERIES 5.A.: INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD PERIODICALS, 1908-1960
  • SUBSERIES 5.B.: COMMUNIST, SOCIALIST, AND LABOR PERIODICALS, 1917-1946
Container(s) Description Dates
item
SUBSERIES 5.A.
INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD PERIODICALS
1908-1960
Box/Folder
4/1
Agricultural Workers Industrial Union No. 110 of the IWW bulletins
1922 February-1923 January
4/2
California District Defense Committee bulletins and financial statements
1921-1924
4/3
Defense Bulletin
1924, 1925
4/4
General Office Bulletin
1924 May, 1924 August, 1925 January, 1925 February
4/5
General Organization Bulletin
1929, 1939, 1947
4/6
IWW GRU Bulletin, General Recruiting Union, New York Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World
approximately 1950-1960
4/7
The Industrial Union Bulletin
1908 May 23
box:oversize
8
Lumber Workers' Bulletin, Lumber Workers Industrial Union 120 of the Industrial Workers of the World
1923-1924
Box/Folder
4/8
Solidarity
1914 May 16
4/9
Tie Vapauteen: Road to Freedom, monthly publication of Finnish members of the Industrial Workers of the World, published in Duluth, Minnesota
1934 April
4/10
The Young Rebel
Christmas, 1929
SUBSERIES 5.B.
COMMUNIST, SOCIALIST, AND LABOR PERIODICALS
1917-1946
Box/Folder
4/11
The Challenge, Young People's Socialist League
1935 March
4/12
"The Conference of the Fourth International: Resolutions and Proceedings"
1946 June
4/13
The Communist International, Executive Committee of the Communist International
1928 March 15
4/14
Law and Freedom Bulletin, American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU circular
1924 December
4/15
The Masses, a cooperative revolutionary magazine
1917 March
4/16
104 Reporter, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 104, Seattle, Washington
1945 July 26
8
The Road to Freedom, a monthly journal of anarchism published by Hippolyte Havel
1927 June

SERIES 6:  PAMPHLETS, 1890-1961,   (bulk 1915-1940) Return to Top

Materials include pamphlets created by and about the IWW. Of note are various editions of "I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent: Songs of the Workers," including one that was owned Katie Phar, the songbird of the IWW. Also included are many first editions of various IWW pamphlets including Ernest Riebe’s "Crimes of the Bolsheviki" and "Mr. Block and the Profiteers." The series also includes pamphlets about communist, socialist, and labor-related topics.

This series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • SUBSERIES 6.A.: PAMPHLETS ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, 1910-1954, undated
  • SUBSERIES 6.B.: PAMPHLETS ABOUT COMMUNIST, SOCIALIST, AND LABOR TOPICS, 1890-1961
Container(s) Description Dates
item
SUBSERIES 6.A.
PAMPHLETS ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD
1910-1954, undated
Box/Folder
6/1
"Shop talks on economics," Mary E. Marcy, Industrial Workers of the World
approximately 1920-1930
6/1
"Building construction: a handbook of the industry," Building Construction Workers' Industrial Union No. 330 of the Industrial Workers of the World
1924
6/1
"More power to you," Los Angeles General Membership of the Industrial Workers of the World
1926
6/1
"Coal mines and coal miners: the story of a great industry and the men who work in it: unorganized, organized," Educational Bureau of the Industrial Workers of the World for the Coal-Mine Workers' Industrial Union No. 220 of the IWW
1922
6/1
"A union for all railroad workers," Railroad Workers Industrial Union 520 of the Industrial Workers of the World
1954
6/1
"Historical catechism of American unionism," Educational Bureau of the Industrial Workers of the World
1923
6/2
"The evolution of industrial democracy," Abner E. Woodruff, C.E., Industrial Workers of the World
approximately 1910-1920
6/2
"Why strikes are lost! How to win!" W.E. Trautmann
approximately 1910-1920
6/2
"Direct action: the great truth contained in the theory of direct action is that one cannot obtain freedom through intermediaries," General Recruiting Union, Industrial Workers of the World
approximately 1910-1920
6/2
"Industrial unionism: the road to freedom," Joseph J. Ettor, Industrial Workers of the World
1913
6/2
"Why the A.W.U. cannot become an industrial union," Alex. George, Industrial Workers of the World Australia
approximately 1920-1930
6/2
"More truth about the I.W.W.: facts in relation to the trial at Chicago by competent industrial investigators and noted economists," Industrial Workers of the World
1918
6/2
"Giant industry and the I.W.W.: against the concentrated power of modern big business put the concentrated power of workers," Industrial Workers of the World
1921
6/2
"General construction workers builders of America," Industrial Workers of the World
1922
6/2
"One big union of all the workers: the I.W.W.," Industrial Workers of the World
undated
6/2
"Revolution and the I.W.W.," Australian Administration of the Industrial Workers of the World
approximately 1910-1920
6/3
"The I.W.W. in theory and practice," Justus Ebert
1937
6/3
"An economic interpretation of the job," Department of Education of Agricultural Workers Industrial Union No. 110 of the Industrial Workers of the World
1922
6/3
"The immediate demands of the I.W.W.: the spirit of the times," Industrial Workers of the World
undated
6/3
"The I.W.W. in the lumber industry," James Rowan, Lumber Workers Industrial Union No. 500
1919-1920
6/3
"One big union of the I.W.W.," Industrial Workers of the World
1924
6/4
"The history of the I.W.W.: a discussion of its main features by a group of workmen," Industrial Workers of the World
1924
6/4
"The lumber industry and its workers," Industrial Workers of the World, third edition
1922
6/4
"The story of the sea: marine transport workers' hand book," Industrial Workers of the World
approximately 1920-1930
6/4
"Lessons in economics: a textbook for workers," C.H. Chapman, Industrial Workers of the World
undated
6/4
"The first congress of the red trade union international at Moscow, 1921: a report of the proceedings," George Williams, Industrial Workers of the World, second revised edition
1921
6/4
"What is the I.W.W.?: a candid statement of its principles, objects and methods," Industrial Workers of the World, third revised edition
1922
6/5
"One big union of all the workers: the I.W.W.," Industrial Workers of the World
1933
6/5
"Justice and the I.W.W.: with the exposure of Attorney General Daugherty's misstatements regarding the status of political prisoners by the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America," Paul F. Brissenden, General Defense Committee, second edition
approximately 1920-1930
6/5
"An open letter from the I.W.W. to the state's attorneys of California," Industrial Workers of the World, General Defense Committee California Branch
1924
6/5
"In the Kangaroo Court of the State of Lumberlust: State of Lumberlust vs. A. Wise Wobbly: defendant charged with comical syndicalism and ten thousand crimes in the Inferior Court of Sawdust county: Judge Lynch, presiding," Walker C. Smith, Seattle Prison
approximately 1920-1930
6/5
"The I.W.W. its history, structure, and methods," Vincent St. John, Industrial Workers of the World, revised 1919
1919
6/5
"Sabotage: the conscious withdrawal of the workers' industrial efficiency," Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, I.W.W. Publishing Bureau
1916
6/5
"The revolutionary I.W.W; How scabs are bred; Constructive program of the I.W.W.," Grover H. Perry and B.H. Williams, I.W.W. Publishing Bureau
1916
6/5
"The silent defense: a story of the remarkable trial of members of the Industrial Workers of the World held at Sacramento, California," Industrial Workers of the World
approximately 1918-1925
6/6
"The Shame of California and other poems," George Henry Weiss, General Defense Committee
1925
6/6
"To the beasts--In California as in ancient Rome," Industrial Workers of the World, General Defense Committee California Branch
1924
6/6
"An open letter to President Harding: from 52 members of the I.W.W. in Leavenworth Penitentiary who refuse to apply for individual clemency," Industrial Workers of the World, General Defense Committee
1922
6/6
"California, the beautiful and damned," Industrial Workers of the World, General Defense Committee.
approximately 1920-1930
6/6
"The shame that is Kentucky's: the story of the Harlan mine war," E.J. Costello
approximately 1930-1940
6/6
"Hotel restaurant and domestic workers," L.S. Chumley, I.W.W. Publishing Bureau
approximately 1918-1925
6/6
"The I.W.W. reply to the Red Trade Union International (Moscow)," Industrial Workers of the World, General Executive Board
1922
6/6
"On the firing line: extracts from the report of the General Executive Board to the seventh annual convention of the Industrial Workers of the World held in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 17 to 27, 1912," Industrial Workers of the World, General Executive Board
1912
6/6
"The onward sweep of the machine process," N.H. Hanson, Industrial Workers of the World
1917
6/6
"Eleven blind leaders: or, "Practical socialism" and "revolutionary tactics" from an I.W.W. standpoint," Benjamin H. Williams, I.W.W. Publishing Bureau
1912
6/6
"Preamble and constitution of the Industrial Workers of the World: organized July 7, 1905," General Administration, Industrial Workers of the World
1937
6/6
"Mr. Block and the profiteers," Ernest Riebe
1919
6/6
"Crimes of the Bolsheviki," Ernest Riebe
1919
6/7
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent: songs of the workers," Industrial Workers of the World, Katie Phar's copy
approximately 1918-1930
6/7
"Skandinavisk IWW sang bok," Industrial Workers of the World
approximately 1910-1930
6/7
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent: songs of the workers, on the road, in the jungles and in the shops" Industrial Workers of the World, fifteenth edition
1919
6/7
"I.W.W. songs: special Centralia edition" Industrial Workers of the World, twenty-first edition
1925
6/7
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent: songs of life--and 'take out the words, if so must be, but leave, oh, leave the melody,'" Industrial Workers of the World, seventeenth edition
approximately 1920-1922
6/7
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent: songs of the workers," Industrial Workers of the World, twenty-eighth edition, issued in commemoration of 40th anniversary of the I.W.W.
1945 July
6/8
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent: songs of the workers," Industrial Workers of the World, twenty-third edition
1927
6/8
"I.W.W. songs: songs of the workers," Industrial Workers of the World, twenty-seventh edition
1939 January
6/8
"Songs of the working class: to stimulate the wage workers to united action," published by Union Label Printing, Co., Seattle, Wash.
approximately 1920-1925
6/8
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent: songs of life--from the mine, mill, factory and shop," Industrial Workers of the World, twenty-second edition
1926
6/8
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent: songs of life--and 'take out the words, if so must be, but leave, oh, leave the melody," Industrial Workers of the World, twentieth edition
approximately 1924
6/8
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent: songs of life--and 'take out the words, if so must be, but leave, oh, leave the melody," Industrial Workers of the World, nineteenth edition
1923
6/8
"I.W.W. songs to fan the flames of discontent, general defense edition: songs of the workers, on the road, in the jungles and in the shops" Industrial Workers of the World, fourteenth edition
1918 April
SUBSERIES 6.B.
PAMPHLETS ABOUT COMMUNIST, SOCIALIST, AND LABOR TOPICS
1890-1961
Box/Folder
6/9
Flier advertising talk given by James P. Thompson to Detroit workers
1929 May 23
6/9
"The prosecution of Mary Ware Dennett for 'obscenity,'" American Civil Liberties Union
1929
6/9
"Proceedings of the special convention to consider President Wilson's proposition for settlement of Colorado coal strike, District 15, U.M.W. of A., held at Trinidad, Colorado, September 15, 16, 1914," United Mine Workers of America, District no. 15
1914
6/9
"The story of Mooney and Billings," National Mooney-Billings Committee, American Civil Liberties Union
1929
6/9
"Restore the rights of citizenship to the 1500 Espionage act victims," American Civil Liberties Union
1929
6/9
"'Proletarian dictatorship' or, industrial unionism; Silver-Amter debate, Youngstown, O[hio], April 24, 1927," Adolph. Silver, I. Amter
1927
6/9
"The Chicago Martyrs: the famous speeches of the eight anarchists in Judge Gary's Court, Oct. 7,8,9, 1886, and Altgeld's Reasons for pardoning Fielden, Neebe and Schwab"
1899
6/9
"To the American people. Report upon the illegal practices of the United States Department of Justice, Reprinted for Workers' Defense Union," National Popular Government League
1920
6/9
"Marxism after fifty years," R. Palme Dutt
1933
6/9
"Digging for bedrock: campmeeting talks, observation and experience," Moses Harman
1890
6/9
"Sex truths: a solution of lost youth, lost love, lost happiness and divorce," copyright applied for and compiled by Jack Rothschild
1929
6/9
"Constructive conspiracy and membership clause of the California Criminal Syndicalist Act: a study in constitutionality and construction," R. W. Henderson
1922
6/10
"The story of the Ford case: are strike leaders responsible for whatever violence occurs in a strike?," Inez Haynes Gillmore, American Civil Liberties Union
1925
6/10
"A survey of the workings of the criminal syndicalism law of California," George W. Kirchwey, American Civil Liberties Union
1926
6/10
"Interracial relationship: an address delivered before the Ministerial Association of Keokuk, Iowa," Rev. J. Sterling Moore, Moderator North Missouri Baptist Association
1924
6/10
"The new evangelism, or, religion in terms of the world process," Robert Whitaker, Anti-Profit League
1923
6/10
"Russia," Vladimir Il'ich Lenin, Georgiĭ Vasil'evich Chicherin, John Reed, Max Eastman, Liberator Publishing Company
1919
6/10
"James Madison and Karl Marx: a contrast and a similarity: two articles," Daniel De Leon
1932
6/10
"Lessons of the Revolution," Vladimir Il'ich Lenin, People's Institute, San Francisco
1919
6/10
"The age of reason: Being an investigation of true and of fabulous theology," Thomas Paine
approximately 1915-1930
6/10
"Inside the I.W.W., by a former member and official a study of the behavior of the I.W.W., with reference to primary causes," Frederick Rhinaldo Wedge
1924
6/10
"Criminal syndicalism: a twentieth century inquisition, an account of the two trials of the Dugout editor at Los Angeles, March 3rd, and April 20th, 1920, in which the methods of 'Big Business' are exposed," Sydney R. Flowers
1920
6/10
"Anti-evolution laws: the views of leaders in religion, education and public life regarding laws restricting the teaching of evolution," American Civil Liberties Union
1927
6/10
"Wyndham Mortimer meets the Soviet auto workers," Wyndham Mortimer
1961
7/1
"Crimes against criminals, an address," Robert Green Ingersoll, Phoenix Publishing Company
approximately 1915-1930
7/1
"Der soziale Generalstreik," Arnold Roller
1908
7/1
"The war on the Colorado miners: militia, state police, mine guards and courts all attack the rights to meet, parade and picket," American Civil Liberties Union
1928
7/1
"Revolutionary unionism," E.J.B. Allen, The Industrialist League
1909
7/1
"Governor Young, Pardon Tom Mooney--innocent, Judge Griffin: the horror of fourteen years unjust and cruel California imprisonment," Tom Mooney Molders Defense Committee
1929
7/1
"Labor unionism: based upon the American shop steward," James Robertson
1919
7/1
"The policy of guild socialism; a statement prepared and issued in accordance with the instructions of the annual conference of the National Guilds League," National Guilds League (London, England)
1921
7/1
"Imperial Washington," Richard F. Pettigrew, C.H. Kerr and Co.
1922
7/2
"Amalgamation," Jay Fox, Trade Union Educational League (U.S.)
1923
7/2
"Red Europe," Frank Anstey
1920
7/2
"Singing jailbirds: a drama in four acts," Upton Sinclair
1924
7/2
"The Louise Olivereau case, trial and speech to the jury in federal court of Seattle, Wash., Nov. 1917," Minnie Parkhurst (Publisher)
1917
7/2
"Oil and the germs of war," Scott Nearing
1923
7/2
"Anarchists and the General Election," Anarchist Federation of Britain
1950
7/3
"The worker and the law," H. D. Margulies, Workmen's Benefit Fund of the United States of America
1946
7/3
"Industrial socialism," William D. Haywood, Frank Bohn, 7th edition
1912
7/3
"Industrial socialism," William D. Haywood, Frank Bohn, 6th edition
1911
7/3
"Sacco and Vanzetti, labor's martyrs," Max Shachtman
1927
7/3
"Daniel De Leon versus the S.L.P.," Robert Clausen
1928
7/3
"The fight for civil liberty; the story of the activities of the American civil liberties union, 1928-29," American Civil Liberties Union
1929
7/4
"The fight for civil liberty, 1927-28; the story of the year 1927 - of the courts, laws, police, schools, public opinion - with prospects ahead," American Civil Liberties Union
1928
7/4
"Spies in steel: an exposé of industrial war," Frank L. Palmer, Labor Press
1928
7/4
"The class struggle," Karl Kautsky, Daniel De Leon, Socialist Labor Party (U.S.) National Executive Committee.
1900
7/4
"Debs goes to prison," David Karsner
1919
7/4
"The Red Labor International resolutions and decisions of First World Congress of Revolutionary Trade and Industrial Unions," Red International of Labor Unions. 1st congress Moscow
1922
7/4
"The Wilhelmshaven revolt: a chapter of the revolutionary movement in the German Navy, 1918-1919," Icarus (pseudonym)
1944
7/4
"The Russian land law: effective September, 1918," Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Enacting jurisdiction)
1919
7/4
"Labor-union socialism and socialist labor-unionism," William English Walling
1912
7/4
"Why am I an agnostic?," Robert Green Ingersoll
approximately 1910-1920
7/5
"Political letters," Manabendra Nath Roy
1924
7/5
"Pagan Christianity," Clark Evans, Pacific Press Print
approximately 1920-1935
7/5
"The platform of the class struggle: national platform of the Workers' (Communist) Party," Workers (Communist) Party of America, National Election Campaign Committee of the Workers (Communist) Party, Workers Library Publishers
1928
7/5
"Passaic: the story of a struggle against starvation wages and for the right to organize," Albert Weisbord
1926
7/5
"Brass tacks ballads," Edmund Vance Cooke
1924
7/5
"Facts about communist Hungary," Alice Riggs Hunt
1919
7/6
"My country is the world: a selection of verse celebrating higher patriotism," Robert Whitaker, Universal Fellowship Institute
1917
7/6
"What is a peace program?: United States of Europe," Leon Trotsky, The People's Institute
1920
7/6
"Socialism made easy: in two sections," James Connolly
1910
7/6
"Socialists Unite!," Albert Wichmann
approximately 1910-1930
7/6
"The Russian Constitution," translated and published by the Nation Press, Inc., New York. Republished by the Union Record Publishing Co., Seattle, Washington
approximately 1919-1920
7/6
"The Mexican workers under Obregon," George N. Falconer, The Labour Monthly
1922
7/6
"The Kronstadt rebellion," Alexander Berkman, Russian Revolution Series No. 3
1922
7/6
"The Russian Tragedy (a review and an outlook)," Alexander Berkman, Russian Revolution Series No. 1
1922
7/6
"Struggle of the trade unions against fascism," Andrés Nin, Earl Browder, The Trade Union Educational League
1923
7/6
"Trade unionism and the class war," Guy Alfred Aldred, Bakunin Press
1911
7/6
"The world's trade union movement," A. Losowsky (A. Lozovskiĭ), The Trade Union Educational League
1924
7/7
"This draft is despotism!," Daniel Webster, Keep America Out of War Congress (Seattle, WA), reprinting of speech given by Webster in the US House of Representatives
1940 [1814]
7/7
"Proceedings of the fourteenth annual convention of the California State Federation of Labor
1915
7/7
"Conscientious objectors," William E. Mason
1919
7/7
"For the release of political prisoners. Speeches in the House of Representatives," George Huddleston
1922 December
7/7
"Guide to subversive organizations and publications (and appendix)," United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
1951 March 03
7/7
"Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 29 U.S.C. § 141-197, Public Law 101-80th Congress, Chapter 120-1st Session, H.R. 3020" also known as Taft-Hartley Act
1947
7/7
"Free speech, 1926: the work of the American Civil Liberties Union," American Civil Liberties Union
1927
7/7
"The State Department's ban on Saklatvala: the facts in a case of international significance," American Civil Liberties Union
1925
7/7
"Industrial unionism: the vital problem of organized labor," American Federation of Labor, Committee for Industrial Organization
1935
7/7
"The International Council of Trade and Industrial Unions," A. Losowsky (A. Lozovskiĭ)
1920
7/7
"The Trade Union Unity League (American section of the R.I.L.U.): its program, structure, methods and history," Trade Union Unity League (U.S.)
approximately 1930-1940
7/7
"A Challenge," pamphlet about the Tom Mooney political prisoner case (pamphlet cover is missing)
approximately 1916-1939
7/7
"The case of Rosika Schwimmer: alien pacifists not wanted," American Civil Liberties Union
1929
7/8
"The old red flag of peace, industry and universal brotherhood," J. W. Slayton
1919
7/8
"Plotting to convict Wheatland hop pickers," The International Press (publisher)
1913
7/8
"Shall unionism die?: "Red" Union International Congress, meeting in Moscow, Russia; plans division of workers of Canada and the United States, and destruction of world-wide labor movement; report," Gordon Cascaden, Industrial Union League of Canada
1922
7/8
"The train of death," Rudolph Bukely
1919
7/8
"A picture of Zapata land," Edgcumb Pinchon
approximately 1920-1930
7/8
"The consolidated code of transportation rules and general instructions," Union Pacific Railroad
1939
7/8
"World construction or destruction: which will you have neighbor- universal wealth and world peace or poverty, disease, crime and world war?," World-Wide Communist Ideal
approximately 1932-1940
7/8
"The People's College vest-pocket edition of the report of the Industrial Relations Commission: being the gist of three volumes in exact words of the reports," Fred D. Warren, People's College (Fort Scott, Kan.)
1915
7/8
"Henry George and the economists," Charles Bowdoin Fillebrown, Henry George
1916
7/9
"By-laws of I.L.A. No. 38-117, Seattle Washington"
1936 April 01
7/9
"Aeronautical Mechanics Local Lodge 751-F by-laws as adopted by the local lodge, International Association of Machinists"
1942 November 06
7/9
"Constitution of Oregon-Washington Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and the American Federation of Labor"
1937 December 10
7/9
"Working rules: Street Pavers, Sewer, Watermain and Tunnel Workers Union Local 440, Seattle"
approximately 1930-1950
7/9
"Master agreement covering new ship construction between the Pacific Coast Shipbuilders and the Metal Trades Dept. A. F. of L., the Pacific Coast District Metal Trades Council, the Local Metal Trades Councils, and affiliated international unions"
1941 April 23
7/9
"Working agreement wood operation between Weyerhauser Timber Co. Longview Branch and Longview Local No. 5-36 International Woodworkers of America affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations
1941 June 24
7/10
Constitutions and bylaws of various local and international labor unions
1928-1942
7/11
Constitutions and bylaws of various local and international labor unions
1918-1947

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Industrial Workers of the World. Seattle Joint Branches--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)