- About the Labor Archives of Washington
- Friends of the Labor Archives
- Founders Circle
- UW TV's Video Series on the Labor Archives
About the Labor Archives of Washington
A collaborative project of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the University of Washington Special Collections, the Labor Archives of Washington works to preserve and make accessible the records of working people and their unions so that current and future generations understand the struggles and accomplishments of organized labor and working people.
The Labor Archives was founded in 2010 following a grassroots fundraising campaign within the labor movement. Crucial support was provided by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. On-going support for the Archives continues through the efforts of the Friends of the Labor Archives.
The Labor Archives of Washington is a center for research and education. As one of the largest repositories for labor materials in the United States, the Archives encompasses more than 200 collections, including the records of unions and of labor leaders and activists.
In 2016 UW360, a University of Washington television program, produced a series of short films about the LAW. Stories highlight the collections and researchers who have used the archives, including many Harry Bridge's Center faculty and fellows. For the full playlist click here.
For more information, visit the Labor Archives of Washington website.
Friends of the Labor Archives
The Friends of the Labor Archives is dedicated to advancing the preservation and promotion of labor history through financial support and community outreach for the Labor Archives at the University of Washington. Members of the Friends receive regular Labor Archives reproductions and souvenirs and special invitations to events highlighting the labor history education, outreach and research made possible by the Archives.
Become a Friend! Individuals giving $100 or more a year and organizations giving $300 or more receive an annual membership in the Friends of the Labor Archives. Students and low-income individuals may join by giving $50 a year. To join, complete and mail a membership form along with a check to the address provided on the form, or donate through the University of Washington's secure on-line giving website.
|Friends of the Labor Archives - Board of Directors|
|Conor Casey, Labor Archivist||Steve Conway, WA State Senator, 29th District, Tacoma||Robert Duggan, ILWU lawyer, retired||James Gregory, former Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies|
|Andrew Hedden, Associate Director, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies||Holly Hulscher, ILWU Local 23||Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO||Ian Kennedy, past President, ILWU Local 52|
|Tom Lux, President, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association||Ronald Magden, historian||Terri Mast, National Secretary Treasurer, Inlandboatmen's Union||Michael McCann, Director, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies|
|Ross Rieder, past President, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association||Patty Rose, Secretary-Treasuer, Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO||Eugene Vrana, ILWU Director of Educational Services, retired||Robin Walker, ILWU Director of Educational Services, Librarian and Archivist|
Labor Archives Founder's Circle
Between 2008 and 2013, more than 270 individuals, unions, university departments and others helped raised over $500,000 to provide the initial funding for the Labor Archives of Washington State. Donors of $500 or more were memorialized as members of the Labor Archives Founders' Circle. The names below are inscribed on a plaque displayed with the Harry Bridges statue at the entrance to the University of Washington's Suzzalo Library. All dollar amounts reflect total given between 2008 and 2013.
|Labor Archives Founder's Circle - Legacy Donors ($5,000+)|
|ILWU Longshore Division, $150,000||Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, $40,000||Washington State Labor Council, $30,500||WFSE Council 28, $15,000|
|IAM District 751, $10,251||ILWU Local 19, $7,405||SPEEA, $5,500||WA State Building and Construction Trades Council, $5,000|
|Jon Halgren, $7,011||Robert Duggan, $5,000||Bud Havlisch, $5,000||Michael Hurlock & Theresa Berg, $5,000|
|Terry Mason, $5,000|
|Labor Archives Founder's Circle - Platinum Donors ($3,000-$4,999)|
|MLK Jr. County Labor Council, $4,250||ILWU Local 23, $4,205||SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, $4,000||ILWU Seattle Pension Club, $3,500|
|Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, $3,500||PTE Local 17, $3,050||ILWU Local 98, $3,000||Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific, $3,000|
|James Gregory & Susan Glenn, $4,000||Shirley McCabe, $3,050||Michael & Susan Casey, $3,000|
|Labor Archives Founder's Circle - Gold Donors ($1,000-$2,999)|
|SEIU Local 925, $2,700||Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28, $2,500||Thurston-Lewis Mason Central Labor Council, $2,250||ILWU Local 52, $2,000|
|ILWU Pacific Coast Pensioners Association, $2,000||UW History Department, $2,000||UW Political Science Department, $2,000||IBEW Local 77, $1,875|
|Pierce County Central Labor Council, $1,847||UW Jackson School, $1,800||Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, $1,700||Teamsters Local 117, $1,600|
|AFSCME 1857, $1,500||ATU Local 1765, $1,500||ILWU Local 32, $1,500||IUOE Local 302, $1,500|
|WFSE Local 1488, $1,500||UW Sociology Department, $1,500||Musicians Association Local 76-493, $1,400||Seattle Labor Chorus, $1,150|
|Spokane Regional Central Labor Council, $1,125||AFT Washington, $1,100||Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, $1,100||IAM District 160, $1,000|
|ILWU General Fund, $1,000||ILWU Local 21, $1,000||ILWU Local 25, $1,000||ILWU Local 47, $1,000|
|Olympia Longshore Benevolence Association, $1,000||Snohomish County Central Labor Council, $1,000||UAW Local 4121, $1,000||Washington Educational Association, $1,000|
|Washington State Council of County and City Employees, AFSCME, $1,000|
|Thomas & Pam Lux, $2,570||Ian Kennedy & Michele Drayton, $2,100||Russell & Ursula Alexander, $2,000||Charles Bergquist & Hwasook Nam, $2,000|
|Robert Kaplan & Margaret Levi, $2,000||Holly & Martin Hulscher, $1,500||Betty J Martinsen, $1,500||Lanny McGrew, $1,500|
|Lila H. Smith, $1,500||Joseph & Carolyn Wenzl, $1,500||Dale & Marie Hedden, $1,450||Arthur Mink, $1,050|
|Randall & Karen Nelson, $1,050||Michael Honey & Pat Krueger, $1,007||Robert & Trudy Beauvais, $1,000||David & Sally Bjornson, $1,000|
|Peter & Mildred Chelemedos, $1,000||Carrie Cihak & George Lovell, $1,000||Warren & Kathryn Hodges Family, $1,000||John & Judy Holmes, $1,000|
|Rachel Jacobsen & Senator Ken Jacobsen, $1,000||Eugene Dennis Vrana, $1,000|
|Labor Archives Founder's Circle - Silver Donors ($500-$999)|
|UFCW Local 1439, $750||Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-Columbia River Region, $700||UW Geography Department, $600||Carpenters Local 30, $500|
|ILWU Local 7, $500||ILWU Local 27, $500||ILWU Local 51, $500||Pacific Coast Maritime History Committee, $500|
|UFCW 21, $500||WEA Staff Organization, $500|
|Herman and Islanda Gilman, $950||Jeffrey Johnson, $750||John & Jean Hammerback, $650||Emily Van Bronkhorst & Daniel Gilman, $620|
|Daniel Jacoby, $600||Jessica Bonebright, $525||Lewis Loveridge, $505||David & Kay Brennan, $500|
|Margaret Cary & Martin Garfinkel, $500||Carl & Linda Christenson, $500||Senator Steve Conway, $500||John Fern, $500|
|David Freiboth, $500||Larry & Phyllis Kenney, $500||Jeanne Kohl-Welles, $500||Ronald Magden, $500|
|Ray Nelson, $500||Jack O'Dell & Jane Power, $500||Bobby & Curtis Pearson, $500||Donald & Mary Poorman, $500|
|Robert R. Sherard, $500||Jasmin Weaver & Noah Purcell, $500||Max Vekich, $500|