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Benjamin Blake

Special Collection Librarian for Labor Studies
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Strategies and Services
2208 Hornbake Library
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As the Labor Collections Archivist, I assist union members and officers, students, teachers, professors and the general public in using our unique historical documents, photographs, audiovisual material and artifacts for their research. To that end, I have overall responsibility for managing and describing over 20,000 feet of material, including the historical international records of the AFL-CIO, the Carpenters and Bakers unions. I also have responsibility for acquiring new collections and providing records management consultation services. I hold a BA in labor economics, Hampshire College, MA in labor history, Cleveland State University, and MLIS in labor archives, University of Pittsburgh.

Research Subjects:

  • Labor and Workplace Archives

Library Location:

  • Hornbake Special Collections