Survey Introduction

The Labor Archives of Washington was founded in 2010 as a collaboration between the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The LAW collects, preserves, and provides free, public access to materials documenting the history of working people, the labor movement, and the intersection between labor unions and social justice and civil rights.

The Labor Archives of Washington (LAW) invites you to participate in this survey, distributed to union locals, labor-affiliated organizations, and related civil rights and social justice organizations within the Pacific Northwest, in order to collect information about the historical records created and kept by your organization and its members. Your participation will help give the LAW broader knowledge about where records documenting labor history in the region are located, enable us to gauge where our services may be needed to help your organization with records management issues and preservation of these records, and make valuable connections with members of the Pacific Northwest labor community.

The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to finish. You can save your responses and return to the survey multiple times to complete (just be sure to use the same computer/device and web browser to do so).

If you would prefer to answer these questions via paper form, by phone, or have an LAW archivist visit your office, you can indicate this in your response to survey question 5, and a representative from the Labor Archives will contact you to set this up. You can also contact Labor Archivist for Processing, Crystal Rodgers directly, at or 206-685-6903 with any questions or concerns.   

Thank you so much for your time contributing to this important project! We look forward to working with you to preserve your organization’s valuable history.

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