Roy Savage prints, posters, and photographs, 1970s-2000s

Overview of the Collection

Savage, Roy
Roy Savage prints, posters, and photographs
1970s-2000s (inclusive)
1 box of photographs plus 5 oversize folders of posters
Collection Number
Prints, posters and photographs made by Roy Savage, a union member and progressive activist
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Roy Savage was an artist, photographer, union member, and progressive activist. He worked as a member of the Service Employees International Union, Local 6 as a janitor at Renton High School and wrote for the SEIU union newspaper for his school "Renton 6 News: Custodians & Grounds".

Savage was an organizer of the Solidarity Day picnic in the Seattle area for years. Savage also provided sound for many labor, social justice, and protest events in the Seattle area.

Savage died of a heart attack in his late 60s.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains issues of this publications, as well as photographs taken mostly by Savage as well as fellow labor activist Earl George. Photographs include various labor and peace movement actions, including a labor movement commoration of Paul Robeson's famous concert at Peace Park on the US-Canada border and various Solidarity march and picnic photographs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donor: Sheri Hinshaw, October, 2, 2014.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1/1-3 Photographs undated
1/4 Renton 6 News 1990
1/5 SEIU 6 News 1990
1/5 Pamphlet: Stop the Klan undated
1/5 Flier: Let's Celebrate Labor Day 1986
2 Poster: Vote Ralph Nader for President 2000
2 Poster: U.S. Out of South Africa undated
2 Poster: Stop U.S. Intervention in the Middle East undated
2 Poster: Stop Union Busting undated
2 Poster: Money for AIDS Research undated
3 Poster: Embargo South Africa Not Nicaragua undated
3 Poster: For Jobs, Peace and an End to Racism Elect a Worker Elmer Kistler for Rep. 35th Dist undated
3 Poster: Lift the Ban Let Winnie Mandela Return Home undated
3 Poster: Youth Need Jobs! Not Bakke National Action for Jobs for Youth April 8, 1978
3 Poster: Meet & Hear Angela Davis "Affirmative Action-Let's Fight For it!" undated
4 Poster: Money for Jobs Not War undated
4 Poster: No U.S. Intervention in Central America undated
4 Poster: Full Job & Housing Rights undated
4 Poster: Remove the South African Consulate undated
4 Poster: Stop the Stall at City Hall undated
4 Poster: Boycott South African Cargo undated
4 Poster: Peace Jobs & Justice undated
5 Poster: SEIU For Mondale In 84 1984
5 Poster: End the Nuclear Arms Race undated
5 Poster: End the Arms Race Take the First Step at Geneva undated
5 Poster: U.S. Out of Grenada undated
5 Poster: End the Nuclear Arms Race undated
5 Poster: End Racism undated
5 Poster: Human Needs Not Military Greed undated
6 Poster: AFL CIO Farmworkers Make the Growers Negotiate Boycott Head Lettuce undated
6 Poster: AFL CIO Farmworkers Make Sun Harvest Negotiate Boycott Chiquita undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Artists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor movement--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor union members--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Savage, Roy--Archives

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington),   host institution (creator)