The Samuel Gompers Papers project invites you to visit our new and improved website at www.history.umd.edu/Gompers/index.htm.
In the true Gompers' fashion of "more, more, more" it offers more documents, more information, and more opportunities for students and teachers to use primary documents in the classroom.
- Luke Grant's eyewitness accounts of the IWW's founding convention
- correspondence and newspaper coverage of the Knights of Labor' trade union struggle for supremacy
- documents related to the founding of the American Federation of Labor
- contemporary assessments of Gompers' leadership
Along with our time line of American labor history, and our glossary of labor activists and organizations, we have also included finding-aids for researchers in African American, female, and immigrant history that promise to make our microfilm collections more user-friendly.
The Samuel Gompers Papers project is sponsored by the University of Maryland College Park, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the AFL-CIO.
Grace Palladino and Peter Albert
Editors, The Samuel Gompers Papers