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Chicago IL 60605
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Illinois Labor History Society



Do you have an Illinois labor history research question?  Contact ILHS

A Treasure of Trove of Illinois Labor History


In 2014 the Illinois Labor History donated our extensive Illinois labor history archive to Roosevelt University, in Chicago.  Currently the Roosevelt archivist is processing and organizing our collection to ensure it is available for research for generations to come. The collection is particularly strong in items relating to Haymarket and the Stockyards.  It also includes more than 1,300 labor history photos. 

Some of the collection materials are already available online.  You can browse the Roosevelt search engine here.

You can also contact the collection archivist Laura Mills, at or 312-341-2280.


Be sure to check out Illinois Labor History Society Articles List for articles on a range of topics

More Places to Research

You may also want to explore these archives as you conduct your research:

The Chicago History Museum's Archive and Manuscripts

 The Newberry Library Archives

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Special Collections Research Center