1. 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. We are a curatorial unit within the Special Collections Department of the Libraries and collect, preserve, and provide 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 all cultural heritage institutions in the Pacific Northwest with records related to labor history (labor unions, labor leaders, rank and file members, labor councils, historians, etc...) and interrelated civil rights and social justice organizations/activism to participate in the survey. This information will give the LAW a broader knowledge about about where records documenting labor history in the region currently reside, enabling us to compile a regional directory of labor historical records as well as integrate this information into the Society of American Archivists, Labor Archives Section’s Labor Archives of the United States and Canada: A Directory.

This survey will take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour of your time. 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). Only one completed survey per institution, please. 

Deadline to complete the survey is now September 30, 2018. Please contact Assistant Labor Archivist, Crystal Rodgers, at rodgercr@uw.edu or 206-685-6903 with any questions or concerns.

If you are responding for a labor union or labor organization in Washington State, there is a companion survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lawrecordssurvey

Thank you so much for your time contributing to this important project! 

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