Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

It is a wonder that mention of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) brings scant recognition from the average person today. In the little over a decade that it flourished, the union evoked intense emotions among its members and detractors. The IWW, whose members (commonly known as Wobblies) advocated such radical ideas as an eight hour work day and a forty hour work week, fought and sometimes won bitter freedom of speech fights, championed the causes of mineworkers in Bisbee, Arizona, and struck to improve the working conditions in the textile mills of Patterson, N.J. and Lawrence, Mass. In its heyday, the IWW was almost a household name. Wobblies were hated by many and loved by a few, but most importantly, they played a significant role in the shaping of modern America.

Event Announcement: "Re:Collecting Past Radicals and Rebels: The Resonance of Resistance and the Persistence of Injustice," December 9, 2014Blog entry
Exhibit Announcement: Women of the I.W.W.Blog entry
In Memoriam: Pete Seeger, 1919-2014Blog entry
Joe Hill, the Man Who Never DiedBlog entry
The Lawrence Textile StrikeBlog entry
The Women of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.)Blog entry
Video: Dr. Francis Shor, "Re:Collecting Past Radicals and Rebels: The Resonance of Resistance and the Persistence of Injustice" Blog entry
(4959) Outdoor Meetings, Kitto, LoheitImage
(5003) "One Big Union Monthly," Group Portraits, 1900s-1910sImage
(5148) Prisons, Living Conditions, Florida, 1910s-1920sImage
(5155) Harry Orchard, Thomas Hogan, Portrait, 1900sImage
(5420) Work People's College, Class Photo, 1936Image
(74) Deportation of IWW members, Train from Warren, Arizona for New MexicoImage
(77) Little, Frank, Missoula, Montana Free Speech Trial, 1910Image
(267) Paterson Strike, Flynn, Haywood, Children, Paterson, New Jersey, 1913Image
(268) Paterson Silk Strike, IWW Leadership, 1913Image
(393) Everett Memorial, Violence, May Day, Washington, 1917Image
(394) William "Big Bill" Haywood, Portrait, 1910sImage
(396) Lawrence Strike, Strikers, 1912Image
(397) Lawrence Strike, Strikers, 1912Image
(398) Lawrence Strike, Strikers, 1912Image
(4869) William "Big Bill" Haywood, Trial, Defense, Idaho, 1907Image
(2876) Joe Hill, Portrait, 1915Image
(4734) Messabi Strike, Duluth, Minnesota, 1916Image
(4735) IWW Members, Duluth, Minnesota, 1910sImage
(4737) Phil Engle, Funerals, UndatedImage
(4738) Emil Engstrom, Lumber, Pacific Northwest, 1910sImage
(4740) Organizers, Joseph Ettor, 1910sImage
(4741) Everett Massacre, Funeral, November 1916Image
(4743) Everett Massacre, Verona, Ship, Washington, 1910sImage
(4744) Everett Massacre, Prisoners, Washington, 1917Image
(4748) Everett Massacre, Ketchum Home, Washington, 1916Image
(4749) Everett Massacre, Verona, Ship, Washington, 1910sImage
(4751) Everett Massacre, Violence, Victims, Washington, 1916Image
(4752) Everett Massacre, Violence, Victims, Washington, 1916Image
(4753) Everett Massacre, Violence, Hugo Gerlot, Washington, 1916Image
(4754) Everett Massacre, Violence, John Looney, Washington, 1916Image
(4755) Oil Wells, Fargo, North Dakota, UndatedImage
(4756) Oil Fields, Fargo, North Dakota, UndatedImage
(4757) Milee Fell, UndatedImage
(4758) Housing Conditions, Automobile Workers, Flint, Michigan, UndatedImage
(4759) Mining, Folsom Rock Quarry, California, 1910s Image
(4760) Folsom State Penitentiary, California, 1910sImage
(4768) Agricultural workers, Fruit packers, 1910sImage
(4769) Agricultural workers, Fruit packers, 1910sImage
(4771) Agricultural workers, Fruit picker, 1910sImage
(4772) Agricultural Labor, Fruit Pickers, 1910sImage
(4773) May Day, General Strike, Chicago, UndatedImage
(4774) Portrait of Arthuro Giovannitti, 1910sImage
(4775) Portrait, Arthuro Giovannitti, 1910sImage
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