Collection Development -- Labor History Collection
The collecting area holds 36 individual collections of mainly three distinct groups: the personal papers of labor activists, most of whom were active in the mid-20th century, including Dominic Badolato, Henry Becker, Roger Borrup; labor unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO of workers at the state's Pratt & Whitney or Hamilton Sunstrand plants; and labor councils, particularly the State Labor Council and the Greater Hartford Labor Council. Other collections include the records of the university's Labor Education Center and two AFSCME related groups. The focus is almost solely on workers and labor unions in Connecticut in the 20th century. The labor history collections are often used in tandem with the business, Connecticut history, personal papers and organizational records, and political collections.
Archives & Special Collections collects:
- Limited materials of the kind currently held, including the records of private labor unions and other administrative materials
- Personal accounts of laborers such as journals, correspondence, oral histories and memoirs
- Papers of workers of the many ethnicities and levels of abilities in the state, and in professions not currently represented, including the service sector and white-collar workers
For inquiries about the collection or possible donations please contact the curator, Laura Smith or (860) 486-2516.
This page is maintained by L. Smith