150th Birthday of Joseph Labadie

Exhibition and symposium at Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan Library marks the 150th Birthday of the anarchist Joseph Labadie with an exhibition and a symposium:

Jo Labadie and His Gift to Michigan: a Legacy for the Masses

The many facets of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933) will be on display, September 12-November 22 as the Labadie Collection in the University Library mounts the first exhibit on the life of this influential labor activist and Detroit anarchist. Included in the exhibit will be portions of Labadie’s original gift to the University Library. In conjunction with the exhibit a symposium is planned for October 18 to explore Labadie’s life and contributions to the early labor and radical movements. Speakers will be Carlotta Anderson, author of the book All-American Anarchist: Joseph A Labadie and the Labor Movement; Paul Avrich, the preeminent American scholar of anarchist history; and Philip P. Mason, archivist, labor historian, editor and author of several books on Michigan history.

The exhibit will be on display in the Special Collections Library exhibit room on the 7th floor of Hatcher Graduate Library, and will be open to the public Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–noon. For additional information about the exhibit and symposium please contact Julie Herrada at the Labadie Collection, 734-764-9377 or jherrada@umich.edu. Additional information about the collection is available on the WorldWide Web at the Labadie Collection website.

For further information: www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/SpecColl.lib/LabExh.html

Posted: 25 August 2000