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Labor Movements, Unions, and Musicians

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Smithsonian resources that relate to labor movements, trade unions, and worker protests. The collection includes sites, sounds, and education materials. Topics include union leadership, labor music, historic advances in labor policy, service workers, and agricultural labor. The collection also includes creative depictions of kept figures in various labor movements and renowned labor musicians such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Joe Glazer.  

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Samuel Gompers

National Museum of American History

Blouse, c. Early 1900s

National Museum of American History

David Dubinsky

National Portrait Gallery

U.G.W. of A.

National Museum of American History

Mary Harris Jones

National Museum of American History

32c Child Labor Reform single

National Postal Museum

Eugene Debs

National Museum of American History

[Labor Day parade or strike, photonegative]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

3c Labor Day single

National Postal Museum

Science, Labor and Art [fresco] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The International Negro Workers' Review Vol. 1 No. 1

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Sleeping car porters [union?] [acetate film photonegative,] 1948

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Cap worn by Pullman Porter Philip Henry Logan

National Museum of African American History and Culture

[Two men at restaurant counter, one wearing "picket" sign in hat, photonegative]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jimmy Hoffa

National Portrait Gallery

Woody Guthrie

National Portrait Gallery

Struggle [sound recording] / Woody Guthrie

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Woody Guthrie

National Portrait Gallery

32c Woody Guthrie single

National Postal Museum

Joe Glazer discusses music in the American Labor Movement

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Labor's Troubador: Joe Glazer and Collector Records

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Pete Seeger

National Portrait Gallery

American Industrial Ballads [sound recording]

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Pete Seeger discusses political songs

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

The Power of Pete SeegerÆs Songs and Stories

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Struggle and Protest (Program #24)

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Emma Tenayuca

National Museum of American History

Poster, United Farm Workers

National Museum of American History

The Return to Aztlan

National Portrait Gallery

Cesar Chavez's Union Jacket

National Museum of American History

Boycott Grapes Protest Button

National Museum of American History

Cookbook for Protestors, 1970s

National Museum of American History

Boycott Lettuce Protest Button

National Museum of American History

Teatro Campesino Poster

National Museum of American History

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Braceros

Smithsonian American Art Museum

"Say No to Pesticides" Button

National Museum of American History

Labor Day [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of America: The Labor Movement [fresco] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Longshoreman’s Hardhat, about 1971

National Museum of American History

Poster, "Jobs and Justice"

National Museum of American History

15c Organized Labor single

National Postal Museum