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Industrial Workers of the World collection, 1916-1922

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1475
Bib ID 7072761 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Industrial Workers of the World
Title Industrial Workers of the World collection, 1916-1922
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (0.5 linear feet 1 box and 1 oversize poster)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Not organized.

Description

Summary

A small collection of poems, broadsides, fliers, publications, manuscripts, and letters.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Industrial Worker of the World Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed PTL 8/8/2012.

Revision Description

2012-08-09 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Broadsides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pahphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Chumley, L. S (Leland Stanford) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industrial Workers of the World Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Labor unions -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Socialism -- United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), also known as the "Wobblies", is international union founded in 1905.

The I.W.W. formed in reaction to the AFL's perceived failure to effectively organize the working class in a spirit of revolutionaly solidarity and class-consciousness. Claiming that "an injury to one is an injury to all", the I.W.W. wants to directly confront the ruling-calss. The I.W.W. sees workers as a class ineluctable at odds with the ruling, capitalist class. Through effective organization and strikes the I.W.W. wants to bing about the overthrow of the capitalist ecomonic structure and replce it with a just, cooperative economic and social structure.

As the I.W.W. wab-site states: "Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth.".