This collection consists of Bernard Seaman labor cartoons and other drawings, as well as original rough sketches and final drafts and published versions of particular items. Bernard Seaman was a cartoonist whose illustrations appeared in many union publications. A significant portion of the collection consists of cartoons mounted on card stock but includes leaflets, union greeting cards, handbills, posters, and broadsides utilized in organizing drives, educational efforts and political mobilization. Organizations represented include the AFL, CIO and AFL-CIO; also the ILGWU, IUE, Seafarers, Longshoremen and other unions at the local (mostly NYC) and international level. Some items are from independent labor and left publications. Among key subjects covered are a wide variety of issues concerning the labor movement including: civil rights and civil liberties, human rights, communism, labor law and legislation, economic issues, political action, automation and organizing.