Title:California Labor School miscellany, circa 1943-1956
Creator/Contributor:California Labor School, creator
Chiefly printed ephemera, including catalogs, fliers, newsletters. Also includes press releases and curricula. Also includes
1 folder (catalogs) for the Tom Mooney Labor School.
Subject:California Labor School -- Archives
Alternative schools -- California -- 20th century
Labor leaders -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Labor movement -- Study and teaching
Progressive education -- California -- 20th century
Labor unions and education -- United States
California Labor School miscellany, BANC MSS 92/93 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of California Labor School; 1956.
Some printed material has been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.
Additional California Labor School papers are held at the University of Michigan Special Collections Library.
Founded in 1942 in San Francisco as the Tom Mooney Labor School, changing its name in 1944. David Jenkins was the initial
director and Holland Roberts the first education director for this "people's school;" sponsored by 72 trade unions belonging
to the then separate American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, offered courses on a wide
variety of subjects including labor organization, journalism, music, drama, history, women's studies, economics and industrial
arts. Courses were taught by union officials and professors from neighboring universities, such as Stanford University and
the University of California at Berkeley.
2 boxes (0.6 linear feet)
BANC MSS 92/93 c box 1
BANC MSS 92/93 c box 2
BANC MSS 92/93 c