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History at the Department of Labor

History eSources

Below are links to historical resources from the Department of Labor, other federal civilian agencies, and selected non-governmental bodies. The list is as complete as possible for civilian governmental sites but it includes just a sampling of the vast number of non-governmental history sites available. Links from these sites will also lead to many more historical pages.

Special Items from Our Collection

Letters from the President, Woodrow Wilson to the Secretary of Labor, W.B. Wilson

Department of Labor Historical Pages

Bureau of Labor Statistics — Monthly Labor Review Online: Index
www.bls.gov/mlr/

History of Labor Day
www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm

History of Minimum Wage Changes
www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/coverage.htm

Labor Hall of Fame
www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/hallofhonor/

Mine Safety and Health Administration
www.msha.gov/MSHAINFO/MSHAINF2.HTM

Mine Safety and Health Administration — Mining History
www.msha.gov/history.htm

Office of Labor Management Services
www.dol.gov/olms/history/

Veterans' Employment and Training Service
www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/history/history.htm

Wirtz Labor Library
www.dol.gov/oasam/wirtzlaborlibrary/

Women's Bureau
www.dol.gov/wb/info_about_wb/interwb.htm

Women's Bureau — Directors
www.dol.gov/wb/edu/gallery.htm

Additional DOL Historical Information
www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/history/addlhistinfo.htm

Other Federal Government Historical Pages

Bureau of the Census Centennial
www.census.gov/mso/www/centennial/

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
www.immigration.gov/graphics/aboutus/history/index.htm

Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov/about/hhshist.html

Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/library/index.cfm

Department of State
www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/

Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.gov/history/

Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/oc/history/default.htm

Library of Congress — "American Memory"
memory.loc.gov/ammem/amhome.html

National Archives and Records Administration — Presidential Libraries
www.archives.gov/presidential_libraries/addresses/addresses.html

National Archives and Records Administration — "Research Room"
www.archives.gov/research_room/index.html

National Institutes of Health — Museum of Medical Research
http://www.nih.gov/science/

National Museum of American History
americanhistory.si.edu/

National Park Service
www.cr.nps.gov/history_nps.htm

Public Health Service
www.usphs.gov/AboutUs/history.aspx

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov/history/

Supreme Court of the United States
www.supremecourtus.gov/about/about.html

U.S. Senate
www.senate.gov/pagelayout/art/a_three_sections_with_teasers/art_hist_home.htm

White House
www.whitehouse.gov/history/life/

Selected Non-Governmental Historical Sources

American Historical Review
www.historycooperative.org/ahr/

Bobst Library Sources in U.S. Labor Studies
www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/laborrefguide.html

Bobst Library Sources in U.S. Women's Labor History
www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/women/cover.html

George Meany Memorial Archives, AFL-CIO
www.georgemeany.org

H-Net Discussion Lists
www.h-net.msu.edu/

H-Labor Discussion List
www.h-net.msu.edu/~labor/

Journal of American History
www.indiana.edu/~jah/

National Coalition for History
www.h-net.msu.edu/~nch/

Society for History in the Federal Government
www.shfg.org/