Philip Taft Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000495
Extent: 
2 linear feet (4 MB)
Date: 
1955-1972

Labor historian Philip Taft authored various books on economics and labor history, including The History of Labor in the U.S. 1896-1932, which he co-authored with Selig Perlman, and was a founding editor of the journal, Labor History. An early member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Mr. Taft served on the IWW Organization Committee. Mr. Taft’s papers concern his research on the labor movement, particularly regarding the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), and his involvement with the IWW.

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