Category Archives: Other Information

2017 National History Day Gold Medal Prize ($1000)

Click HERE to read about and view the web site of the 2015 Gold Medal winning entry, The Leadership and Legacy of Mother Jones and her Fight for Workers’ Rights, by Megan Murphy of Merrimack, NH.

Click HERE to view 2014 winner, Menifee, Kentucky’s Emma Roach-Barrette’s, documentary about the 1973 Harlan Coal Strike and HERE to read her moving thank you letter.

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The 2011 ALSC Recognition Reception

Support the work of the ALSC by sponsoring an ad in the Commemorative Journal Click here for order form

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Labor Links

A Short History of American Labor This brief history of more than 100 years of the modem trade union movement in the United States can only touch the high spots of activity and identify the principal trends of a “century …

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Human Rights and Freedom of Association

Click here to read about Human Rights and Freedom of Association

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Libraries / Archives

Cornell Catherwood Library

Wayne State Walter P. Reuther Library

US Department of Labor Wirtz Library

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives

The National Labor College Library

The Holt Labor Library

The Institute for Research and Labor and Employment Library

Human Rights and Freedom of Association

The exercise of freedom of association by workers, students, and others in society has always been at the heart of the struggle for democracy around the world, and it remains at the heart of society once democracy has been achieved. Without freedom of association, other freedoms lose their substance. It is impossible to defend individual rights if citizens are unable to organize around common needs and interests

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The American Labor Studies Center

The American Labor Studies Center in a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible. All ALSC positions, including executive director, are voluntary. Those wishing to make a contribution to advance the the Center’s mission of promoting labor history and restoring the Kate Mullany National Historic Site may mail their check to:

  • American Labor Studies Center
  • 100 S. Swan Street
  • Albany, NY 12210-1939
  • Attn: R Garbarino
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Spotlight On Archives

Labor Heritage Foundation Labor Music, Art, Books & Film

Black Labor History Month

Child Labor

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Our Documents

Our Documents is a national initiative on American History, Civics, and Service. It is intended to promote public understanding of how rights and responsibilities have taken shape over time. The National Archives and Records Administration is largely responsible for the project. Click here to learn more.

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National History Day Gold Medal Prize ($1000)

ALSC Executive Director Paul F. Cole awards the 2009 NHD Gold Medal to Mark Castera for his paper on Samuel Gompers.

Read it here!

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