The organizations listed here support labor culture and the study of labor history. Contact the Web Choristas if you have an organization to recommend.
How to Use Labor Culture at Your Event
Resource List of Books and Songbooks
Holt Labor Library
Focus on Labor Studies and Radical History. Located at 50 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 ~ Phone: (415) 241-1370
Labor Archives & Research Center
“Few regions can rival the rich, lively labor history of the San Francisco Bay Area. This history is preserved in primary source and vintage history materials at the Labor Archives and Research Center. Founded in 1985 by trade union leaders, historians, labor activists and university administrators, the Labor Archives is a unit of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.” Located at 480 Winston Drive, San Francisco CA 94132 west of the Stonestown Shopping Center. 415-564-4010.
The Labor Heritage Foundation
The Labor Heritage Foundation works to strengthen the labor movement through music and the arts. This site includes a directory of artists and musicians, history, songs, tips on creative organizing and a calendar of of labor cultural events.
LaborFest is an annual labor cultural festival in commemoration of the July 1934 San Francisco General Strike. It is produced each year in San Francisco by an independent committee of union workers, teachers, cultural workers, and other volunteers. Most LaborFest events are scheduled for the month of July.
LaborNet was founded in 1991 to build a democratic communication network for the labor movement. LaborNet’s founders believe that the new communication technology must be put to use to revitalize and rebuild the labor movement.
La Peña Cultural Center
Local venue for performers located at 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley CA 94705 ~ 510/849-2568
Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco Labor History Notes including a “Brief History of the Early Labor Movement” by Dolores Waldorf.