Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Untitled (Folk Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World)

Item

LC048.jpeg

Title

Untitled (Folk Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World)

Subject

Music

Description

This recording consists of a collection of songs associated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), an international union founded in 1905 in Chicago, IL. IWW members, commonly referred to as Wobblies, were prominent participants in the radical labor movement in the early 20th Century in the US. They also had ties to the socialist and anarchist movements of the time. While this recording does not include any information on the singers, writers, or dates recorded, most of these songs are written by Joe Hill and likely are sung by Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland. Joe Hill was a famous labor activist and folk singer in the early 1900s, and Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland kept Joe Hill’s music alive throughout the 20th century. Songs 1-13 are likely sung by Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland, song 14 by Holly Near, and song 15 by Charlie Poole. Songs 1-13 were likely recording in the 1950s.

Rights

Not to be used for publication without the express written consent of Liza Cowan. Contact the Lesbian Herstory Archive for Liza Cowan’s contact information.

Language

English

Identifier

LC048

Rights

Not to be used for publication without the express written consent of Liza Cowen. Contact the Lesbian Herstory Archive for Liza Cowen’s contact information.

Physical Format

1/4 inch audio tape

Digital Format

.wav file

Duration

00:29:35

Citation

“Untitled (Folk Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed June 27, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/981.