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Samuel Gompers Papers Project collection

 Collection 0057-LBR

The Samuel Gompers Papers consist of the documents created during the research, writing, and publishing of the twelve volumes of the Samuel Gompers Papers (University of Illinois Press). This project began under Stephen Kaufman in 1974 and was completed in 2011. The primary purpose of the project was to collect, annotate, and make available primary sources regarding early American Labor History. The files in this collection relate to the editing of the primary sources and the formation of the project. Some of the materials included in the collection are correspondence, research files, photographs, reports, microfilm, memorabilia, and electronic records.


  • 1886-2011 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


144 Linear Feet (144 linear feet, 1 microfilm cabinent, and 2 items)

144 Linear Feet

2 Items

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Peter J. Albert transferred the Samuel Gompers Papers Project collection to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in January 2012.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

Guide to the Samuel Gompers Papers Project collection
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742