Industrial Workers of the World records, 1906-1972, undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Industrial Workers of the World
Title
Industrial Workers of the World records
Dates
1906-1972, undated (inclusive)
Quantity
0.19 cubic feet (3 files, 1 microfilm reel (negative))
Collection Number
0691, 1975, 2160, 2235
Summary
Collection of pamphlets, meeting minutes, and songs about 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
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a revolutionary syndicalist 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 centered 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.

Sources:

“About the IWW | Industrial Workers of the World.” Accessed August 20, 2018. https://www.iww.org/content/about-iww.

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

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials include pamphlets, meeting minutes, and songs about the Industrial Workers of the World.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0691-001: Industrial Workers of the World records, 1921-1922, 1944, undatedReturn to Top

0.03 cubic feet (1 file)

Scope and Content: Materials include minutes from the 14th General Convention of the IWW; "Out of a Job" essay; "One Big Union of the Industrial Workers of the World," fourth revised edition; introductory IWW pamphlet by the Seattle Joint Branches; and "Workers Songs: Pacific Northwest Labor School," volume one.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Materials donated by William Hopkins, Economics Department, February 08, 1967.

Description
Industrial Workers of the World records

Accession No. 1975-001: Industrial Workers of the World records, 1918, approximately 1950-1972Return to Top

0.06 cubic feet (1 file)

Scope and Content: Materials include "Evidence and Cross Examination of William D. Haywood in the Case of the USA v. William D. Haywood, et al."; an IWW Little Red Songbook; "Revolutionary Class Union, by James P. Thompson; an IWW introductory pamphlet, and an IWW song sheet.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Materials donated by Arthur Miller, Executive Board Member, IWW, Chicago, August 03, 1972.

Description
Industrial Workers of the World records

Accession No. 2160-001: Industrial Workers of the World records, 1906-1911Return to Top

0.07 cubic feet (1 file)

Scope and Content: Materials include a bound facsimile copy of minutes of the General Executive Board of the IWW dating from 1906 to 1911.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Wayne State University, January 25, 1973.

Description
Industrial Workers of the World records

Accession No. 2235-001: Industrial Workers of the World records, 1927-1928Return to Top

0.03 cubic feet (1 microfilm reel (negative))

Scope and Content: Materials include microfilmed copies of parts of the Industrial Workers of the World, Seattle Joint Branches records (Acc. 0544-001) relating to the Colorado Mine Strike of 1927 to 1928. Original materials are located in box 4, folders 3-8 of Acc. 544-001.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Microfilmed from the originals by the UW Microfilming Services for Stephen Brier, UCLA, February 01, 1974.

Description
Industrial Workers of the World records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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