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About LHRP

In recent years, the nature of work and the lives of working people have been radically transformed.  Labor unions no longer speak with the authority they once possessed. Our information about work and workers now is published, presented, and produced in multiple ways, and sometimes filtered such that the stories are incomplete.

For students, teachers, workers, and a curious public, the Labor History Resource Project will foreground the images, words, voices, and films of workers in the past and present; identify and create materials that can inform and educate us all about the efforts of working people to enhance democracy; and work with archivists, librarians, curators, and learning institutions to highlight resources vital to the story of our time. 

The Labor History Resource Project provides a platform for making labor history visible, and it will help to sponsor the creation of new educational resources about neglected chapters of our history.