Story+ Project

Women in Labor Movements

(2018)

Students explored materials from the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, acquired by the Rubenstein Library in 2015, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture to tell stories of how the activist history documented in the Rubenstein Library—from 19th century textile mill organizing to the 2016 Allen Building sit-in by Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity—might impact current debates and struggles in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally.

Project Sponsor(s): 

Laura Micham, Merle Hoffman Director, Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture

Kelly Wooten, Research Services and Collection Development Librarian, Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture

Graduate Mentor(s): 

Claire Payton, PhD Candidate in History

Undergraduates: 

Sadia Ayaz, Gia Cummings, Elaine Zhong

Outcome: 
Tradeswomen. Photo by Bettye Lane. Image held by the Duke University Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.

Topic(s)

  • Women/Girls
  • Labor History
  • Oral History
  • Civil Rights
  • Archives

Skills required

  • Collaborative Work
  • Interviewing & Oral History
  • Website Design
  • Working with Primary Sources & Archival Research
  • Writing & Editing