Useful Links to Online Reading and Resources
- “How to Clean Out a Union Office without Destroying History”
- “How to Keep Union Records: A Guide for Local Union Officers and Staff,” by Debra Barnhardt
- “A Manual for Small Archives,” Archives Assoc. of B.C.
- “Archivist’s Toolkit”, Archives Assoc. of B.C.
- “Union and Labor Archives” by Pamela Hackbart-Dean (note: this is a chapter in the book edited by Nash, the updated How to Keep Union Records)
- “Guidelines on What Organizational Records Merit Archival Retention”
- “Don’t Throw It Away: Documenting and Preserving Organizational History”
- “Schneiders’ union archives need a home”
Why Labor Organizations Should Keep Their Materials
Don’t Throw It Away
Organizing Archival Records by David W. Carmichael. 4th ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2018
Written primarily for nonprofessional archivists responsible for the arrangement and description for small archives. This latest edition includes a chapter on the arrangement and description of electronic records.
Archives: Principles and Practices by Laura Millar. 2nd ed. American Library Association. 2017. A broad introduction to archival concepts by Canadian archivist Laura Millar. Digital concerns are covered in all chapters and the recommended reading list includes works on electronic records and archives management.
How to Keep Union Records edited by Michael Nash. Society of American Archivists, 2010.
This book builds on Debra Barnhardt’s How to Keep Union Records: A Guide for Local Union Officers and Staff and explores current issues unique to labour related archives such as the retention and organization of media collections, electronic records and union website content.