Working class--Songs and music
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Doris Wheeler served as the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) southwestern region Educational Director and was a charter member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 420 (St. Louis, MO). Ms. Wheeler's papers are comprised of a collection of songs associated with radical groups and the labor movement.
Dates: 1902 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1932 - 1957
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 10
Abstract Elizabeth Morgan was a Quaker and social activist. Elizabeth collected music and shared it as a method of teaching others about suppression and exploitation. Elizabeth and her husband, Ernest Morgan, founded the Arthur Morgan School that focused on creating a safe, loving environment for young teenagers in a rural setting to help students prosper and inspire them to make positive social and ecological changes in the world.This collection consists of a book of 1930s-1940s era labor...
Dates: circa 1964
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. To document these traditions, Wayne State University students conducted field research projects covering a broad range of topics. The archive is strong in modern industrial and occupational folklore, reflecting the rich ethnic diversity and work-oriented heritage of Detroit and southeastern Michigan. The Folklore Archive: Studies and Research Projects Records contain...
Dates: 1968 - 1995
Abstract Chief counsel for the UAW from 1937 to 1946, Mr. Sugar's career as a labor lawyer began in 1916. The items in this collection pertain to his song, Sit Down, a favorite of the sit-downers of the mid-1930's. Subjects include: UAW legal matters; UAW factionalism; Ford Hunger March; HUAC; radical politics.
Dates: 1907 - 1989
Abstract The People's Song Library is comprised of songs collected by the Almanac Singers (1941-43); People's Songs, Inc. (1946-49); People's Artists, Inc. (1950-57); and Sing Out, Inc. (1958-70). Scores, songbooks, and lyrics by Aaron Copland, Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Malvina Reynolds, Peggy and Pete Seeger, Josh White, and lesser-known and some anonymous authors dealing with civil rights, the Cuban Revolution, election songs of the 1940s,...
Dates: 1940 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1955
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 8
Abstract This collection contains an International Workers of the World (IWW) song book, I Will Win Songs to fan the flames of discontent originally published in 1926. 22nd edition. Inscribed inside is a note "Given in the memory of Judge Stanley D. Kane (1907-1991) who fought for union rights in the 40s, served on the Minnesota District Bench for 27 years, and, in his youth, rode the rails to the wheat fields of North Dakota."
Abstract Bruce Duncan Phillips (1935-2008), better known as Utah Phillips, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 1935. He became well known as a folk singer, performer, storyteller, poet, radio host, and activist beginning in the late 1960s and continued to be a prominent figure in the American folk and labor communities for the following four decades. He was a staple of folk festivals, a perennial touring musician, and ultimately became one of the distinguished elders of the folk music community. He...
Dates: 1915 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1968 - 2008