Labor Review Archive Project
About the Labor Review Archive (updated 2/1/17)
Imagine access to more than 100 years of labor history with the click of a mouse button… The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation is pleased to present the 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 December 2016 (new issues will continue to be added twice a year, in June and December). 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 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 more than100 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 then Minneapolis Central Labor Union Council in 2004. “We thank the many unions and individuals who have donated to the Labor Review Archive Project to date.”
Click here to let us know how you can help support the Labor Review Archive Project.
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, 2003-2004
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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