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Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Guide to library resources in labor studies and employment relations.

Labor Films & Videos, A Selected List

Labor Films Online

There are many feature-length films relating to labor and labor history available online. Here are just a select few. Below them, you can find some shorter videos, including newsreels and clips from documentaries.

Labor History Videos Online

YouTube is an excellent source for newsreels, documentary clips, and footage relating to labor history. Here are a few highlights:

Haymarket Martyrs--Origin of International Workers Day, PBS - Part 1 Part 2 | Part 3

Bread and Roses: The Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912

AFL and CIO Split, 1935, Newsreel

President Nixon Intervenes in Postal Strike, 1970, TV Coverage

Labor Film Guides




Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films About Labor   by Tom Zaniello (ILR Press, 2003).

About The Douglass Media Center

Media Center
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
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8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8527
Telephone: 732/932-9783

The Media Center is a unit of the Rutgers University Libraries offering moving image and recorded sound materials, including the collections of the Laurie Music Library, to students, faculty, and staff on all Rutgers campuses. The unit also maintains viewing and listening facilities at the Media Center on Douglass.

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