Consists of materials generated by the California Labor School, spanning the entire life of the School from its founding as
the Tom Mooney Labor School in 1942 until its closing by the Internal Revenue Service in 1957. Materials include: catalogs,
announcements, brochures, publications, class syllabi, correspondence, financial information and clippings.
The Tom Mooney Labor School opened in August 1942 in a few rooms over an auto salesroom at 678 Turk Street in San Francisco.
Under the heading of "Education for Victory," the announcement stated "Side by side with the Army training camps, with the
industrial training programs, with the civilian defense classes, it will undertake ... the systematic training and education
of the men and women of San Francisco in the principles for which our country and the United Nations are fighting..." The
School's program promised to analyze social, economic and political questions in light of the present world struggle against
fascism. Dave Jenkins was the founding director and continued until 1949 when he was succeeded by Dr. Holland Roberts, the
School's educational director.
2.25 cubic feet
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for
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to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.