Collection of the Month
Labor Oral History Project, date unknown and 1970-1990
In 1970, Professor Elizabeth Balanoff received a bicentennial grant of $16,825 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct and transcribe a series of interviews with individuals in the Chicago area who were involved in the labor movement. Although the audio recordings were returned to the interviewees, the RU Archives has 8 document cases of transcripts of the interviews which also include interviews with Roosevelt University founders.
In 2001, Roosevelt University librarians Michael Gabriel and David Green received a $10,000 grant from the Illinois State Library to digitize these interview transcripts. PDFs of the transcripts are available from a link on the Archives website http://www.roosevelt.edu/Library/Locations/UniversityArchives.aspx
Find out more about this and other collections on the Archives On-Line Catalog at https://roosevelt.cuadra.com/starweb1/l.skca-catalog/servlet.starweb1?path=l.skca-catalog/skcacatalog.web