On November 5th, 1916, the town of Everett, WA, witnessed a violent confrontation between a citizens’ militia hostile to labor unions and a group of Industrial Workers of the World members sailing into the town’s port to support local workers on strike. The Labadie Collection has secured a new set of archival documents about the Everett Massacre to be available to researchers.
Posts by Julie Herrada
The famous suitcase belonging to the anarchist Emma Goldman has found its final resting place in the Labadie Collection, 75 years after its last journey.
A 5+ year digitization project resulting in over 2,000 social protest images is now accessible to the world.
Take a peak at what a visiting Irish researcher is working on in the Labadie Collection!
A long-desired recon project finally gets attention.
A beautifully crafted, limited edition of essays and poems by Joseph Labadie was recently donated to us. Jo Labadie & His Little Books was created on a hand-operated printing press and bound by Michael Coughlin at his print shop in Cornucopia, Wisconsin.
Jerry “Jai” Moore, the remaining officer from the Detroit Area Council of the Mattachine Society (1958-1960), shared memories of his involvement in gay life and activism in 1950s and 60s Detroit . UM Professor Gayle Rubin opened the event with a discussion about the importance of libraries, in particular the Labadie Collection, in her quest for affirmation.
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