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Thursday, August 20 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SESSION 205 - Documenting the Fight for Equality: Class, Race, Gender, and Economic Justice Struggles Through the Lens of Labor Collections

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Labor archives are more than collections of trade union records. They also contain the stories of campaigns articulating equality in employment as a human right, charting the intersections between labor rights and civil, women’s, and LGBTQ rights struggles. This panel explores how a broader definition of "labor archives" encompassing social justice influences our work. Case examples examine how employing "labor" as a concept that traverses a broad range of social movements creates relationships with new audiences of stakeholders.​

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Conor Michael Casey

Head, Labor Archives of Washington, Labor Archives of Washington
Conor Casey is the founding labor archivist and Head of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Casey holds an MA in US History from SFSU, an MLIS from San Jose State, is a certified archivist, is co-chair of the Society of American... Read More →

Kate Donovan

Public Services and Instruction Librarian, New York University
Kate Donovan is the Public Services and Instruction Librarian at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University. Prior to working at NYU, Kate served as the University Archivist and Coordinator of Records Management in the Manuscript, Archives, and... Read More →
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Elizabeth Dunham

Associate Archivist, Arizona State University
Elizabeth Dunham is an Associate Archivist at Arizona State University?s Library. She is responsible for directing archival processing activities, encoding new and legacy finding aids using EAD, and maintaining archival metadata management systems.
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Jen Eidson

Archivist, University of Maryland
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Catherine Powell

Director, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University
Powell is the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center at SFSU. Prior to working at the Labor Archives, Powell was a program officer at the CS Fund, overseeing civil liberties and global justice grant portfolios.

Jim Quigel

Head, Historical Collections and Labor Archives, The Pennsylvania State University
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Patrizia Sione

Research Archivist, Kheel Center, Cornell University
I'm a reference, instruction, and outreach archivist who's passionate about engaging students in an inquiry-based, participative approach to primary source analysis that fosters the development of critical thinking skills. I love to discuss winning strategies to make this happen in... Read More →

Thursday August 20, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Room 25C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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