How to preserve union historical items

Preservation Resources for Wisconsin Labor Unions
and Other Related Organizations

How to Clean Out a Union Office Without Destroying History  (New Version)

by Helmut Knies, Collection Development Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society

Provides useful advice as you begin the process of preserving the history of your local union or related organization, as well as practical considerations for your decisions as you proceed (based on a presentation by the author at the twenty-third annual conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society, April 17, 2004, Madison, Wisconsin)

Donor Guidelines for Records of Organizations

by the Library-Archives Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society

Provides a step-by-step guide demystifying the process involved with the making an historical donation to the Wisconsin Historical Society

Area Research Centers of the Wisconsin Historical Society

Explains the useful Area Research Center Network, which ensures easy access throughout the state to the archival collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Labor Movement Collections in the
Library-Archives Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society

Provides a brief alphabetical list (compiled in 2014) of most of the organizational record collections of Wisconsin labor and working-class organizations already established with the Library-Archives Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society—to see a fuller description of any of the collections on this list, go to ArCat, the on-line catalog of the archives (ArCat is available at http://arcat.library.wisc.edu).

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