Kalmanovitz Initiative Launches New Labor History Resource Project Website
Started by a team of labor and working-class historians and labor relations scholars, the Labor History Resource Project (new window) (LHRP) was developed to be used as a resource tool for educators, researchers and journalists alike. The open access website is meant to fill the gap and serve as a central place for digitized historical labor documents. Dedicated to the preservation of the history of working people and their movements, the goals of the LHRP are two pronged, working to both provide increased access and visibility to existing digitized collections, as well as create new archival collections for the use of researchers and educators in the field of labor history.
Up to this point, the project has worked to compile collections of both reference and primary resources, linking existing labor history resources, so they can be found in one central place, while also developing new original sources, such as the “When Teachers Mobilize” project which consists of a collection of oral history interviews and personal photos from teacher activists over the last decade. The LHRP hopes to be a place that will continue to develop, collaborating with other labor focused organizations and adding collections to our content. As the site is ever evolving, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (new window) if you have any questions, contributions or suggestions.