University of Texas Arlington

Labor Music Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Arlington, collector.
Title: Labor Music Collection
Dates: 1947-1979
Abstract: The Labor Music Collection contains sheet music, songbooks, sound recordings, and magnetic tape recordings published between 1947 and 1979. In addition to twentieth century working class and labor songs, the collection also contains country and folk songs.
Identification: AR255
Extent: 11 items (0.33 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

As part of the Texas Labor Archives, The University of Texas at Arlington has acquired labor-related music in print and audio formats.


Scope and Contents

The Labor Music Collection contains sheet music, songbooks, sound recordings, and magnetic tape recordings published between 1947 and 1979. In addition to twentieth century working class and labor songs, the collection also contains country and folk songs.


Organization

Materials are arranged according to format type.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970--Songs and music--Sources.
Organizations
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)--Songs and music--Sources.
Subjects
Working class--Songs and music--Sources.
Labor movement--United States--Songs and music--Sources.
Labor unions--United States--Songs and music--Sources.
Songs--United States--Songs and music--Texts--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Provenance

Unknown.

Citation

Labor Music Collection, AR255, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
OS165 1 Sheet Music, 1947
2 Songbook - "Songs of Work and Freedom", 1960
(2 copies)
3 Songbooks, 1954, 1955
4 Songbooks, 1961, 1968
A Discography (LP) of American Labor Union Songs
5 Record - "Unemployment Compensation Blues," "Chins Up," 45 r.p.m.
6 Record Album - "Labor Songs" sung by Joe Glazer, 1971
7 Record Album - Folk and Country Songs of the FDR Years, 1979
8 Record Album - "Strange, Unusual Evening" (a musical tribute to the life and work of Walter Reuther), approximately 1970
9 Record Album - "Image of History: Twenty Years of the C.I.O."
10 Tape Recording - Assorted labor songs
11 Tape Recording - Assorted labor songs