The Wobblies as Memory and Model
Can you imagine any better way to spend May Day than with the Industrial Workers of the World, the storied radical labor organization founded in Chicago in 1905? The Franklin and Penelope Rosemont Collection of IWW Publications and Ephemera, 1905-2005, a treasure trove of Wobbly literature, records, and ephemera acquired by the Newberry in 2006, is open for research. Historian David Roediger will revisit the IWW's legacy and then discuss with the Rosemonts the remarkable stories of how they assembled the collection over four decades.
Recorded Thursday, May 01, 2008 at The Newberry Library.