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Union charters

Can anyone recommend literature about the significance of union charters--what they mean, their origins, etc?  I am assisting in building a labor history museum and have numerous charters from AFL and CIO unions but have no background information to provide interpretation. 

Thank you

John Lepley



Call for panelists for Sponsored Business History session at Canadian Historical Association Meeting May 30 - June 1, 2016, University of Calgary


The Business History Group, an affiliated committee of the Canadian Historical Association, is keen to sponsor one or more panels for the upcoming CHA Annual meeting May 30 - June 1, 2016 at the University of Calgary.

All topics in business history are encouraged, including those that concern economic, consumer, and labour dimensions. Non-Canadian topics are very welcome.

Hagley Museum and Library Fellowships/Grants awarded

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded in April and July, 2015.  Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is October 31th.  The H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship deadline is November 15th.

Carol Ressler Lockman

Hagley Center

PO Box 3630

Wilmington DE  19807

CFP: Voting Rights Act @50 - Utica College

Call For Papers Voting Rights Act @50 November 14, 2015 Utica College, Utica NY

The Center for Historical Research at Utica College invites paper submissions for a symposium, VRA@50, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the tumultuous era that led to the passage of this landmark legislation.