The revolution has been digitized: explore the oldest archive of radical posters

“The Last Strike” (1912), Nedeljkovich, Brashich, and Kuharich / IWW, Cleveland (image courtesy Labadie Collection, University of Michigan)
“The Last Strike” (1912), Nedeljkovich,
Brashich, and Kuharich / IWW, Cleveland
(image courtesy Labadie Collection,
University of Michigan)

The Joseph A. Labadie collection, the oldest public collection of radical history has been used to create a digital archive of more than 2,000 posters. The University of Michigan Library announced this month that its posters on anarchism, civil liberties, feminism, labor, and other political movements are online for the first time.

The collection’s strongest holdings are in anarchism, and go back to founder Joseph A. Labadie. The Detroit-area labor organizer, anarchist, and author had the idea for the social protest archive at the university in 1911.

Find out more in this blog post.

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