Wobblies and Workers' Education

IWW flyer "Industrial democracy"

Preserving the history of labor movements has been core to the Labadie Collection’s mission since its very beginnings more than a century ago. In 2016, two important collections on 20th century labor organizing have been arranged to better facilitate research. The Joyce Kornbluh Collection (3.25 linear ft.) and the Don Stewart IWW Collection (3 linear ft.) conserve evidence of the regular confrontations between workers, corporations, and government throughout the past hundred years.

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: January 16-22, 2017

Image of Martin Luther King Jr, waving to a large audience. Text that says "Where do we go from here"

This week in the Shapiro Lobby we have an exhibit honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and activism at UM. The exhibit was created by members of the UM Library Peer Information Counselors (PIC) Program. We also have an information table for CHAARG and Laptop Registrations from UM DPSS.

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley

Cover of Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley

In the latest entry in Alan Bradley's mystery series featuring Flavia de Luce, a twelve-year-old chemistry genius in 1950s England, Flavia returns to England after being expelled from a boarding school in Canada and finds out her father is ill with pneumonia. Her sisters give her a less than warm welcome, and to get away from the house, she carries a letter from the vicar's wife to a wood-carver, only to find the man dead, hanging upside-down from his bedroom door. She conducts her...

Work in Progress: "Fuzz Face" Effects Pedal Construction

A metal enclosure and various electrical components.

Isaac Levine and I have immersed ourselves in the troubling yet rewarding world of guitar effects pedal construction. What began as a short project designed to bolster our knowledge of circuitry in musical instruments has now turned into a lengthy trek to explore the instructional resources of the internet, the inventory of the North Campus WorkBench, and the variability of the electrical components required for guitar effects pedal construction.


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