Labor Arts is a virtual museum. Images of working people from posters,
paintings, banners, buttons, songs and other resources are the focus of
this website.The Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection,
This is an online exhibition from the Library of Congress. It presents
a collection of images of people at work, with special emphasis on the
art of the 1930s.
Art Exhibits, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley
This site features a permanent exhibition of poster art and regularly
adds new online exhibitions on the subject of labor. Photography exhibitions
are a special focus.
Bacon, Labor Photographer and Journalist
This is the homepage for David Bacon who consulted on Our Work
Life and wrote the essay accessible at the Resources
and Working Class History Association
This site offers a long list of links to labor art sites.
Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University
Learn more about the collections of the Labor Archives (Our Work
Life collaborator) at this site.
This site “enables users to explore, by location, date, or text
search, over 1200 key events in the state’s labor history that have
affected the lives of working people. Detailed short essays describe the
larger historical context surrounding many of these events.”
Federation of Teachers’ Labor Resource Guide for
You can find lists of books on labor for ages 5-17 on this site. It includes
titles of videos and other resources.
History Web Links
An easy to use list of web links on U.S. labor history well organized
Labor History Events
Labor Fest is a celebration of labor culture and takes place in San Francisco
each year during July. A month-long schedule of events features, films,
lectures, exhibitions and other events.
Workers Labor Heritage Festival
The longest-running labor festival outside of Washington, DC. It takes
place each year in the San Francisco Bay Area on the third weekend in
in Transit, Making it Happen
A report written by Wendy Feuer, who established the Metro Transit art
program in New York City. The report describes transit art projects across
the U.S and is illustrated with thumbnail photographs.
Transit, New York City
New York City was one of the first cities to feature art and poetry on
their subway system. You can view many of their projects on this website.
County, Washington: Poetry on the Buses
Seattle, Washington’s transit system has an active cultural program.
On this site you can read about their poetry on the bus project.
to Public Art on the Los Angeles, California Metro System
The L.A. transit system features metro stations designed by artists.