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Saturday, August 18 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Repository Tour: George Meany Labor History Archives (University of Maryland)

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A variety of repository tours and open houses will be offered on Tuesday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 15.  For a complete list of events, please visit the Host Committee Blog at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.

George Meany Labor History Archives (University of Maryland) 
Saturday, August 18 | 1:30 pm
Contact: Ben Blake | 301-405-9096

Capacity: 35. Please register in advance by emailing Doug McElrath at dmcelrat@umd.edu
Directions: At 1:30 pm, meet in the Marriott Wardman Park lobby as a group to take the DC Metro Green line to the UMD campus (College Park-UMD station, free UMD Shuttle Bus 104 to campus).

The tour will explore the exhibit “For Liberty, Justice and Equality: Unions Making History in America,” which investigates the intersections between the history of many social justice movements and organized labor. With hundreds of unique artifacts, the exhibit focuses on the labor movement’s involvement with issues of economic equality, including the struggle for the eight-hour day and a living wage; reveals its deep roots with the civil rights’ and women’s movements; and documents lesser-known connections with the movements for LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, religious freedom, environmental justice and international workers’ solidarity. The tour will end with a behind-the-scenes look at the collections from which the exhibit items were drawn.

The George Meany Labor History Archives at the University of Maryland has been preserving and providing public access to records and papers documenting organized labor for over fifty years. Major holdings include the national records of the AFL-CIO, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union, and the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers. The combined collections span over 30,000 linear feet and include hundreds of thousands of photographs, thousands of audiovisual materials, and hundreds of artifacts. Over 1400 selected photographs, documents and videos can be viewed online in the UMD Labor in America Collection.

Saturday August 18, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm EDT