Archivist Spotlight: SEIU Archivist Alexandra Orchard

People and Divisions of SEIU

In 1992, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) selected the Walter P. Reuther Library as the official repository for its archives and records. SEIU, the fastest-growing union in North America, focuses on uniting workers in the sectors of healthcare, property services, and public services. Alexandra Orchard has been the SEIU Archivist for the Reuther Library since 2012. She regularly contributes essays on the union's history to the SEIU blog. Links to her articles are collected here.

June 17, 2014 From the Archives: J4J through the Years
June 9, 2014 The 1984 Convention - 30 Years Later
June 3, 2013 Vintage Finds from the SEIU Photograph Collection
May 19, 2014 SEIU Local 1 Records Now Open
May 13, 2014 Hidden Gems of the SEIU Photograph Collection
May 6, 2014 May Day and Beyond: Worker Demonstrations in the Month of May
April 22, 2014: Collection Spotlight: SEIU District 925 Records
April 15, 2014: Searching for Poetry in the SEIU Archives and Finding William Cooper
April 7, 2014: Making Healthcare Access a Reality
March 31, 2014: SEIU Local 1 through the years
March 24, 2014: Images of Women in SEIU
March 17, 2014: Social Work Month and SEIU Local 535
March 10, 2014: The Birth of the SEIU Women's Conference
March 5, 2014: Women's History Month: Pay Equity
February 28, 2014: Black History Month: Our History in Photos
February 26, 2014: Celebrating African-Americans in the Labor Movement
February 18, 2014: Cecil Ward in His Own Words
February 10, 2014: Celebrating SEIU's African-American leaders
February 3, 2014: Strong work ethics and dreaming big
January 27, 2014: SEIU home care workers through the years
January 19, 2014: SEIU and Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 13, 2014: SEIU members at work
December 30, 2013: Standing for Security through the years
December 17, 2013: Stronger together: Our history of organizing at SEIU
December 9, 2013: Why workers join SEIU
November 12, 2013: SEIU and the fight for immigrant justice
November 4, 2013: SEIU and the road to a fair minimum wage