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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Materials
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: May Day Ephemera Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2017.002
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Physical Description: .20 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1981
    Abstract: This collection includes pamphlets, leaflets, flyers, and ephemera related to May Day events from 1937-1981. Subjects include May Day events and the history of May Day. This collection is now part of the John M. Weatherwax Collection  and can be found under Series III: Subject Files, Sub-Series G: May Day 
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Related Materials

    For other materials related to John M. Weatherwax please consult the Anti-New Deal Collection . This collection is now part of the John M. Weatherwax Collection  and can be found under Series III: Subject Files, Sub-Series G: May Day 

    Biographical / Historical

    May Day, also known as "International Workers' Day," began during the Industrial Revolution in America when men, women, and children were dying every year from unfit work conditions and long work days. On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers walked out of businesses across the country in support of an eight-hour workday. On May 4th, 1886, a bombing occurred at a labor demonstration on Haymarket Square in Chicago which became known as the "Haymarket Affair." This event is considered the origin of the observance of May Day, a tradition that continues today as a celebration of labor and workers' rights.

    Scope and Contents

    The May Day Ephemera collection (1934-1981) consists of 1 box of May Day ephemera. This collection, includes pamphlets, flyers, leaflets,and other material related to May Day events in Los Angeles and the history of May Day.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Jennifer Hill in 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    May Day (Labor holiday)
    May Day (Labor holiday) -- History