A new document display features books, photographs, and manuscripts documenting the complex history of Philadelphia’s labor movement.
Strikes, Strife, and Assimilation: 100 Years of Philadelphia’s Labor History includes organizational records from historic trade unions, scrapbooks containing early newspaper coverage of labor activities in Philadelphia, photographs of striking workers, and more. Gain insight into the experiences of women and immigrant industrial workers, find out how World War I and World War II impacted the labor movement, and discover the dangers of going on strike for better pay and workplace conditions.
Plan Your Visit
The document display is free and open to the public through September 16 during our regular library hours.