Call Number: E185.8 .B5628x 1916a
Black workers in the era of the great migration, 1916-1929 University Publications of America
Subject Category: Ethnic Studies, History US, Labor, Social Conditions
Collection Dates: 01/01/1916 - 12/31/1929
Location: UNLV Microforms
Summary: This 25 reel collection documents the movement of African Americans into Northern industry during and immediately after World War I. The exodus of blacks northward to take advantages of new work opportunities has been termed the "Great Migration." Records, drawn from various federal agencies, relate to agricultural labor, industrial work, unionism, housing, race relations, war veterans and their search for work, and the process of migration from the South to the North. They provide insight into social conditions, class, and post World War I. rural to urban migration.
Finding Aids: Black Workers in the era of the Great Migration, 1916-1929 [MICRO E185.8 .B5628x 1916a Guide], contains extensive subject and reel indexes to the collection. A list of federal agencies polled is included in the pamphlet guide to the series.