Dana Frank papers, 1916-1999

Overview of the Collection

Frank, Dana
Dana Frank papers
1916-1999 (inclusive)
5.57 cubic feet (8 boxes plus 1 oversize vertical file)
Collection Number
6288 (Accession No. 6288-001)
Research materials and ephemera on the history of Seattle labor unions and women's activism collected by a professor of history
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 except audio tape which requires advanced notice to access.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dana Frank is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Frank used the University of Washington's Special Collections in researching her book Purchasing Power. Frank is also an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Research files including clippings, photocopies, photographs, original materials and ephemera collected and donated by historian Dana Frank. Includes materials related to the history of Seattle labor and women's activism.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington.

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

Donated by Dana Frank, 1995 and 2021.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Audio tape: "Experiments in Democracy- Show 3" undated
1 Research Files
Clippings, photocopies, photographs, and original materials. Includes "After the Deluge: The Seattle General Strike of 1919 and its Aftermath" by Rob Rosenthal. Original materials includes Seafarers' International Union of North America fact booklet (1956), International Longshoremen's Association letter (1920), Address by Samuel Gompers (1918), The Railway and Transportation Labor News (1933).
approximately 1918-1990s
1-8 Research Index Cards approximately 1985-1995
OSVF 192 Articles of incorporation for the Associated Industries of Seattle
The Associated Industries was an employer group dedicated to instituting the "open shop", or ending compulsory membership in union for employees in workplaces where the majority of workers belonged to a union.
OSVF 192 Two Laundry Workers Union, Local 24 (Seattle) union membership cards and a membership book, including the union wage scale, attendance stamps, and by-laws 1927
OSVF 192 Issue of The Woman Statist
Published by the Stocker Sisters Co. in Burlington, WA, the newspaper was a means to encourage women to political participation after they had won the vote.
11 April 1916

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Subject Terms

  • Labor movement--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Labor--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Open and closed shop--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Corporate Names

  • Associated Industries of Seattle
  • Laundry Workers Union.¬†Local 24 (Seattle, Wash.)

Other Creators

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