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Morris B. Schnapper collection

 Collection 0090-LBR-RG96-004
Author Morris Schnapper collected the materials in this collection for his book American Labor: A Pictoral Social History published in 1975. The collection contents span the years 1700-1980 and contain rare images and textual materials relating to American labor history, and promotional materials for Schnapper's book.

Dates

  • 1700-1985

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Extent

5.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

Morris Schnapper collected the images in this collection for his book American Labor: A Pictoral Social History published in 1975. The collection contents span the years 1700-1980 and contain rare images and textual materials relating to American labor history, and promotional materials for Schnapper's book.

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into three series:
Series 1
Reference Files
Series 2
Veloxes and Negatives
Series 3
American Labor Publication, Sale, and Review Records

Custodial History

The collection materials were collected by Morris Schnapper for his book American Labor: A Pictoral Social History. The George Meany Memorial Archives transferred these records as part of a major transfer of their archive and library holdings to the University of Maryland Libraries in 2013.

Processing Information

Archive staff at the George Meany Memorial Archives initially processed these records. The University of Maryland Libraries received the records and the finding aid in 2013. In 2017, Bria Parker exported and cleaned the finding aid contents from the Eloquent Systems database using OpenRefine, and finally transformed the finding aids into Encoded Archival Description (EAD) using a series of programmatic scripts. The finding aid was ingested into ArchivesSpace in 2018, at which point Rebecca Thayer updated the descriptive content for accuracy. Revisions include changes to biographical/historical notes, scope and content notes, and the creation of new collection numbers. Rebecca Thayer also enhanced custodial histories and re-wrote collection titles to better conform to archival standards.
Title
Guide to the Morris B. Schnapper collection
Status
Completed
Author
Archive staff at the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives processed this collection.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-04-22: Revisions and updates made post-ArchivesSpace migration by Rebecca Thayer. Please see the processing note for detailed information.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212