IWW Documents Library
The documents contained in this library include:
- Documents by IWW Members (or the General Administration of the IWW) about the IWW;
- Documents by IWW Members on subjects more-or-less relevant to the IWW;
- Documents by former (or future) members (or supporters) of the IWW on either of the previous two categories;
- Documents by IWW Members on other subjects that are included here because of their notoriety.
Documents are arranged by author and then in chronological order:
Unless otherwise indicated, None of these are currently official documents of the IWW. Some of them may have been at one time or another in the past, but in either case,they should not be regarded as the official position of the IWW and are included here for educational, informational, and historic purposes only. Indeed, some of the positions taken by individuals in some of the included documents even contradict or dispute positions taken by writers of other included documents.
This library is extensive and inclusive of many documents of relevance to the IWW, but it is by no means complete or even exhaustive. Sound and images are at least as important as text.
- For a collection of IWW Images, visit the iww.org Image Gallery.
- For IWW music on CD (and other media), visit store.iww.org.
That said, it is necessary to point out that there are literally 100s, if not 1000s of historic IWW documents and there is little chance that we will be finished uploading them to this page any time soon. Indeed, if you know of an IWW document that should be featured here, please contact www [at] iww.org with the document and a description of its contents.
Additional Sources for IWW and IWW Related Documents
- The Bisbee Deportation of 1917 - University of Arizona Web Exhibit
- Jim Crutchfield's IWW and Workers' Education Page - includes many IWW documents from 1905-50, including older versions of the IWW Constitution.
- IWW Page of the Marxist Internet Archive - includes many documents also included in the previous link's pages, plus a few additional documents.
- Michigan State University Library: IWW Digital Collection - includes many PDFs and webapges of old IWW documents.
- IWW History Project at the University of Washington.
- Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University: IWW Archives.
- IWW on Wikipedia