It also holds significant collections relating to women's history, immigrant history, and other topics.
The Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives is the designated repository for the records of the New York City Central Labor Council, its member unions and affiliated organizations.
To help you get started with your research, we have listed below some of the archival collections in the Tamiment Library that are related to labor unions.
The list is arranged by broad subject area -- Building Trades, Communications, Entertainment, Labor Coalitions & Organizations, Public Employees, Retail & Service, and Transportation -- and will help you identify some of the organizations represented in the library's collections. Clicking on the link associated with each collection title will open the finding aid in a new tab. Please note that this list is not exhaustive; it is meant to get you started thinking about the collections we have in the library.
See Searching and Browsing tips in the box on the left to find collections in the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
Carefully researched interviews with labor leaders, rank-and-file workers, and political activists are an important part of the Tamiment collections.
Transcripts or summaries are available for many oral history interviews. Donor restrictions govern the use of some interviews. Please reach out out to NYU Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about requesting access to oral histories.
Through our Digital Tamiment site. Listen to interviews on your own time and check back often for new audio and video files.
The Tamiment Library holds approximately 10,000 reels of microfilm and includes a significant number of labor union-related collections.
The sources listed below provide a great deal of information on trade union periodicals. In many you can look up the name of a union and see what journals it published.