Story+ | Women in Labor Movements

Story+ | Women in Labor Movements

Duke students had the opportunity to work with the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, which was acquired by the Rubenstein Library in 2015. The collection documents women at work, broadly conceived, from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Students created the "Women and Labor Movements" online exhibit (http://exhibits2.library.duke.edu/exh...) that tells the story 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 impacted current debates and struggles in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally.

Story+ is a 6-week summer research experience for Duke undergraduates interested in exploring humanities research approaches (archival research, oral histories, narrative analysis, visual analysis, and more). The program combines research with an emphasis on storytelling for different public audiences. In Story+, students are organized into small project teams and have the opportunity to participate in a flexible mini “curriculum” on research methods and storytelling strategies. Team projects may be led by Duke faculty, Duke librarians, or non-profit organizations, and will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by graduate student mentors.