Founded by Joe Glazer, Joe Uehlein, and Saul Schniderman in 1979, the Labor Heritage Foundation promotes the use and value of music and arts in labor activism. Saul Schniderman also created the Inventory of American Labor Landmarks, which documents historical markers and monuments of labor history in the United States. Notable people represented in this collection include Pete Seeger, Archie Green, and Si Kahn.
This collection documents the professional and personal activites of Joe Uehlein from 1974 to 2017. Uehlein is a former director of the AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Campaigns, former Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (IUD), and a founder of the Labor Heritage Foundation (LHF). The materials reflect Uehlein's passion for the arts as relating to labor and his dedication to labor organization and campaigns.