Donald M. Barnes Collection, 1911-1965

Overview of the Collection

Barnes, Donald M.
Donald M. Barnes Collection
1911-1965 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
SPC 995-0387 (collection)
A collection of books, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings about the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), collected by Donald M. Barnes, a professor of history at Eastern Washington University (EWU).
Eastern Washington University
Archives & Special Collections
Eastern Washington University Libraries
320 Media Lane - 100 LIB
Cheney, WA
Telephone: 5093592475
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was organized in Chicago in June 1905. The IWW promoted industrial unionism and abolition of the capitalist system. Violent political action and strikes were associated with the IWW, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The materials in the collection consist of research notes and materials collected by Donald M. Barnes during work on his dissertation. Dr. Barnes was a member of the EWU History Dept. from 1966 until 1995. The collection also includes pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Use of this collection is subject to the rules concerning access to archival and manuscript collections at Eastern Washington University. For more information, see:

Copyright restrictions may apply. For more information or permission to publish, contact Eastern Washington University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections at (509) 359-2475, or

Preferred Citation

Donald M. Barnes Collection; SPC 995-0387; box number; folder number; Archives & Special Collections, Eastern Washington University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

Other accession number: SPC 995-0379. SPC 995-0387 is the primary collection number.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Donald M. Barnes in 1995, when he retired from EWU.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Anarchism--United States
  • Socialism--United States
  • Working class--Political activity--Washington (State)

Personal Names

  • Barnes, Donald M. (creator)
  • Chaplin, Ralph, 1887-1961
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • Perry, Grover H.

Corporate Names

  • Industrial Workers of the World

Form or Genre Terms

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • ephemera
  • pamphlets
  • research notes

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Industrial Workers of the World (creator)