American Labor & Radicalism
This section includes books (both nonfiction and fiction) as well as ephemera related to labor unions and activism, grassroots political organization in fields such as environmentalism and free speech, and the underground press. Our holdings range from academic historical works and labor-themed novels to original leaflets and pamphlets.
n.p. [197-]. Four-panel card, 6x9 inches, with hand-drawn and colored cover art; lettering is applied by rub-on dry transfer using penciled guide lines. The front panel is laminated. The card’s first inside panel quotes a line from the SLA’s communiqué issued after its members assassinated Oakland schools superintendent Marcus Foster.....
Urbana, IL: n.p., 1971. 8p., folded tabloid, a few spots on front wraps, light toning at spine. An underground newspaper published in the home of the University of Illinois. Cover has a large photo of Vietnamese guerillas with the headline "Happy Anniversary NLF." Articles on a Graduate Assistants' Union, Angela...
New York: Vietnam Peace Parade Committee; Vietnam Moratorium Committee, 1970. 8.5x11 inch handbill, faintly creased from having been folded to fit into an envelope for mailing, otherwise very good. Announces a rally at Battery Park in New York, featuring Paul Krassner, Burning City Theater (a guerrilla street theater troupe), Women...
Berkeley: Unitas, the Interseminary Council and the Campus Ministery Association, 1967. First two issues of the journal, missing the third and last issue; lightly worn staplebound wraps; 73 and 75 pages respectively. Anti-war radical Christian journal, with articles on going to prison for draft refusal, antiwar activism, the Vietnam Tribunal, etc.
New York: NY/Nicaragua Construction Brigade, . Four 8.5x11 inch handbills, including a two-sided announcement letter explaining the purpose of the fundraiser, a blank pledge sheet, a blank reply form, and a certificate with name filled in to commemorate participation, though the number of points is left blank.
n.p. [1977-?]. 17x22 inch poster, printed in red and black on white background, depicting defiant male and female workers connected to a lie detector machine while a malevolent-looking boss prepares to plug it in. The use of the lie detector for screening employees was one of the points of contention.....
Oakland: 1992. leafet printed on one side, 8.5 x 10 inches, mild wear at corners, leaflet prints a headline from 19 August 1992 Oakland Tribune newspaper announcing that Lucky Markets guilty of "widespread sex discrimination", union bug at bottom. The early 1990s were a rough time for Lucky Markets. There...
Chula Vista & Tijuana: Bridge over the border/Puente, 1985. [10p] 8.5x11 inches, texts in English and Spanish bound dos-a-dos, photos, news, resources, very good newsletter in unbound wraps. Newsletter/bulletin for Latino workers on both sides of the border. Articles on the Hollywood-based Film Processing Co,, Superior Industries in Van Nuys.....
Stanford: Institute of International Relations, Stanford University, 1961. 43p., wraps, small stain on cover penetrating to title page. Issue of the magazine focusing on worldwide protest movements, with selections on the Congo, Cuba, Japan, New Orleans, and the American student movement.