Help Preserve Labor History Collections! Participate in the Labor Archives Section’s Directory Survey

Public campaign

The Society of American Archivists’ Labor Archives Section is expanding and updating its directory of cultural heritage materials related to labor unions, labor organizing, and working peoples in the United States and Canada. This important resource, which began in the 1990s is an ongoing listing of labor and labor related repositories and their collections througout North America. Yet it remains a work in progress. We need your help!


We have created a survey form to capture the information we need to ensure the directory is an accurate and complete reflection. We strongly encourage representatives of memory and cultural heritage institutions containing records of working people and the labor movement at large to participate. Researchers and users are encouraged to spread the word in their professional and regional networks.


Time Commitment: The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If there is something you feel should be included in the directory that isn’t already, please contact us at


Updates: If your institution is already listed in the directory, you can still use this form to provide us with updated information or send us an email at with any updates. If you have any questions about the directory, such as whether or not your institution should be included or how the directory will be used, please contact us at Someone from the Labor Archives Section would be happy to meet virtually with you and help you understand if your collections belong in this directory.


Please feel free to share this form with other institutions and relevant professional communication channels as appropriate. We also hope you’ll share the directory within your labor history research communities! 


Link to the survey form:

Link to the existing directory::


Thank you!

The Society of American Archivists 

Labor Archives Section 

Directory Working Group