Labor Review Archive Project
About the Labor Review Archive (updated 2-25-05)
Imagine access to 100 years of labor history with the click of a mouse button… The Minneapolis Central Labor Union Council is pleased to announce the launch of our online archive of the Minneapolis Labor Review. The Labor Review Archive is available free to the public by visiting www.minneapolisunions.org.
This searchable archive includes all issues of the Labor Review published from April 1907 through May 2004 (the remaining issues will be available soon). Visitors can search the archive by an individual’s name, a topic, or a date.
Visitors to the archive will be viewing the pages of the Labor Review as they actually appeared in print. Readers will be able to view an entire page or zoom in for a close-up. Pages may be printed from the viewer’s computer. In addition, high-quality reprints may be ordered for a fee.
In Spring 2004, 45 labor and community volunteers spent five weeks using a high-quality digital camera to shoot all back issues of the Labor Review from 1907 up to the present.
Thanks to optical character recognition technology, these back issues of the newspaper now are searchable PDF files.
For nearly 100 years, the Minneapolis Labor Review has chronicled the history of the labor movement in the Twin Cities and working families’ continuing struggle for economic and social justice.
“The Labor Review Archive is our gift to the community to promote the study of labor history and to help keep that history alive,” said Bill McCarthy, president of the Minneapolis Central Labor Union Council. “We thank the many unions and individuals who have donated to the Labor Review Archive Project to date.”
Fundraising for the Labor Review Archive Project is about three-quarters complete. Click here to let us know how you can help support the Labor Review Archive Project.
Donor gifts will be provided in recognition of your support, featuring the image from Volume I, Number 1 of the Labor Review from April 4, 1907.
For donors at the $35 “Friend” level, please note that a supply of t-shirts is on-hand for immediate pick-up or delivery!
Visit www.minneapolisunions.org for the list of Labor Review Archive Project volunteers and donors.
For more information, call 612-379-4725.
Labor Review Archive Project (LRAP) Committee
Chair: Glenda Meixell, AFSCME Local 3159. Committee Members: Bill Usher, APWU, Minneapolis Area Local; Wes McGee, AFSCME Local 34; John Niedenfuer, Painters Union Local 386. Staff: Steve Share, Labor Review Editor.
March, 2004 letter announcing Labor Review Archive Project
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