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   Industrial Workers of the World Collection, 1916-1922.

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Preferred Citation

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

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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 ft. (1 box) and 1 (oversize poster).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Not organized.

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Description

Scope and Content

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

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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 Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 8/8/2012 PTL

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion August 9, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-08-09 File created.

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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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BroadsidesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PahphletsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PoemsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Chumley, L. S. (Leland Stanford).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industrial Workers of the World.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Labor movement--United States--History--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Labor unions--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Socialism--United States--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

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."

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