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Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium / University of Washington

Bibliography: Selected Sources

Key online sources:

Industrial Workers of the World official website is a rich source for historical as well as contemporary information.

The Industrial Worker and Industrial Union Bulletin digitized by Marty Goodman of the Riazanov Library Project and made available at  

Chronology of IWW History , by Michael Hargus, Industrial Workers of the World website

Paul  F. Brissenden, The I. W. W.: A Study of American Syndicalism (1919)

Robert L Tyler, Rebels in the Woods: The IWW in the Pacific Northwest  (1967)


Primary sources online:

1912 IWW Convention Proceedings --digital copy from Hathi Trust

1916 IWW Convention Proceedings -- digital copy from Hathi Trust

1919 IWW Convention Proceedings -- Hathi Trust

IWW Pamphlets & Other Literature--digital copies of several dozen pamphlets on Jim Crutchfield's IWW Page

Michigan State University Library Digital Collections: IWW--digital copies of a dozen important documents

University of Pennsylvania Industrial Workers of the World History -- digital copies of many books and pamphlets 

Wm. Haywood, "With Drops of Blood. The history of the Industrial Workers of the World has been written"   (1919)

Vincent St. John, The I.W.W.--Its History, Structure and Method,  (1917)

Online exhibits/projects:

The Legacy of Joe Hill --this comprehensive site explores the murder trial and aftermath of Joe Hill's 1915 execution