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Selected Primary Sources

African-American and African–Caribbean Director-made Films

Daughters of the Dust- SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 D38 1992 VHS

A Raisin in the Sun SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.R357 1987 VHS

Sugar Cane Alley SCSU Learning Center PN1997.F7 R843 1995 VHS

Half Slave, Half Free: CCSU Stack Level 3  D843 A2  (order via inter-library loan)

The Killing Floor: WCSU H VIDEO  PN1997 .K51 1997 (order via inter-library loan)

Asian-Americans & the Asian experience in America films

Alamo Bay
WCSU H VIDEO  PN1995.9.T47A61 1985 Order via inter-library loan
 
Come See the Paradise
ECSU Video  PN1997.C66 1991 Order via inter-library loan

Gung Ho
SCSU Learning Center   PN1995.9.C55 G86 2002  DVD
 
Iron Maze
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5 I76 1999  DVD     
        
Who Killed Vincent Chin?
SCSU Learning Center   HT1521 .W46 1988  VHS

Controversial Films

The Molly Maguires
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5 M65 2004  DVD 
 
On the Waterfront
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5 O5 1985  VHS 
 
Roger & Me
SCSU Learning Center   HC108.F5 R6 1990  VHS

Documentary films

At the River I Stand
SCSU Learning Center HD5325.S2572 1968 .M46 1993VHS
 
The Business of America
SCSU Learning Center HD70.U5 B97 1984VHS
 
Coal Mining Women
SCSU Learning Center HD6073.M615 C63 1982VHS

Computers in Context
Ordered on 08-23-2005
 
Fast Food Women
SCSU Learning Center TX945 .F37 1991VHS
 
Final Offer
SCSU Learning Center HD6976.A82 C3 1985VHS
 
The Golden Cage: A Story of California's Farmworkers
SCSU Learning Center HD1527.C2 G58 1992VHS
 
The Inheritance
WCSU H VIDEO  HD8072 .I6 1989 Order via inter-library loan

Harlan County U.S.A.
WCSU H VIDEO  PN1995.9.D6 H37 1980 c.2 Order via inter-library loan
 
Life on the Beam : A Portrait Harry Bridges
WCSU H VIDEO  HD8073.B7 L53 1990 Order via inter-library loan

The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
SCSU Learning Center D810.W7 .L5 1999VHS
 
Miles of Smiles: Years of Struggle
SCSU Learning Center HD6515.P659 M454 1983VHS
 
Moving Mountains : The Story of the Yiu Mien
SCSU Learning Center HV640.5.L28 M68 1989VHS
 
Organizing America [videorecording] : a history of trade unions in the U.S.
ECSU Video  HD6508.O68 1994  Order via inter-library loan

Out of Darkness
SCSU Learning Center HD8039.M615 O9 1990VHS

Roger & me
SCSU Learning Center HC108.F5 R6 1990VHS

Latinos/Chicanos & Mexican-American films

The Golden Cage
SCSU Learning Center   HD1527.C2 G58 1992  VHS 

 Macario
SCSU Media Collection 1st floor  PN1997.M4 M33 2003  DVD

        
The Milagro Beanfield War
SCSU Learning Center   PN1995.9.C55 .M55 2005  DVD

Union Organizing Films

Life on the Beam: A Portrait Harry Bridges 
WCSU H VIDEO  HD8073.B7 L53 1990  Order via inter-library loan

The Killing Floor

WCSU H VIDEO  PN1997 .K51 1997 Order via inter-library loan

Matewan 

SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .M38 1999 DVD

Norma Rae

SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5.N676 1996  VHS

Sit Down and Fight 

WCSU H VIDEO  HD6509.R4 S58 1992 Order via inter-library loan

Positive Union Films

At the River I Stand 

SCSU Learning Center HD5325.S2572 1968 .M46 1993 VHS

Business As Usual 

SCSU Learning Center HV3005 .B84 1994 VHS

Final Offer 
SCSU Learning Center HD6976.A82 C3 1985 VHS

Harlan County U.S.A. 

Available through inter-library loan  WCSU H VIDEO  PN1995.9.D6 H37 1980 c.2

Life on the Beam : A Portrait Harry Bridges
WCSU H VIDEO  HD8073.B7 L53 1990  Order via inter-library loan
 
Matewan

SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .M38 1999 DVD
 
Moving Mountains : The Story of the Yiu Mien 

SCSU Learning Center HV640.5.L28 M68 1989 VHS
 
Newsies 
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .N49 2002 DVD
 
Norma Rae 

SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.N676 1996 VHS
 
Out of Darkness 

SCSU Media Collection 1st floor  HD8039.M615 O9 1990
 
Sit Down and Fight

WCSU H VIDEO  HD6509.R4 S58 1992 Order via inter-library loan
 
Taylor Chain II : A Story of Collective Bargaining

SCSU Learning Center HD6976.I76 T39 1980 VHS
 
With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade

SCSU Learning Center HD6079.2.U5 W57 1989 VHS

Strikes and Uprising Films

At the River I Stand
SCSU Learning Center HD5325.S2572 1968 .M46 1993 VHS

Germinal

CCSU Media 4th Fl VCR  PN1997 G47 1994  Order via inter-library loan

Harlan County U.S.A. 


WCSU H VIDEO  PN1995.9.D6 H37 1980 c.2  Order via inter-library loan

Matewan

SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .M38 1999 DVD

Newsies

SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .N49 2002 DVD

Norma Rae
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5.N676 1996  VHS

Salt of the Earth
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 S25 2004 DVD

African-American Experience Films

At the River I Stand
SCSU Learning Center   HD5325.S2572 1968 .M46 1993  VHS
 
Miles of Smiles: Years of Struggle
SCSU Learning Center   HD6515.P659 M454 1983  VHS
 
Nothing But a Man
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5 N68 2004  DVD 
 
A Raisin in the Sun
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5.R357 1987  VHS
 
Sounder
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5 S68 2002  VHS  

Auto Industry films

Final Offer
SCSU Learning Center   HD6976.A82 C3 1985  VHS
 
Gung Ho
SCSU Learning Center   PN1995.9.C55 G86 2002  DVD
 
Rising Son
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5 R57 1990  VHS 
 
Sit Down and Fight
On order on 09-06-2005

Who Killed Vincent Chin?
SCSU Learning Center   HT1521 .W46 1988  VHS  
 
With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade
SCSU Learning Center   HD6079.2.U5 W57 1989  VHS

Union corruption films

On the Waterfront
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 O5 1985VHS

Farmworkers films

Half Slave, Half Free
SCSU Stacks  E459.L48 1991

The Golden Cage
SCSU Media Collection 1st floor  HD1527.C2 G58 1992

The Grapes of Wrath
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.G683.G737 1984VHS

The Milagro Beanfield War
SCSU Learning Center PN1995.9.C55 .M55 2005DVD

Sounder
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 S68 2002VHS

Sugar Cane Alley
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.F7 R843 1995VHS

Mining and miners films

The Citadel 

WCSU H VIDEO  DK267 .R87 1997  v.1
WCSU H VIDEO  DK267 .R87 1997  v.2
WCSU H VIDEO  DK267 .R87 1997  v.3  
WCSU H VIDEO  DK267 .R87 1997  v.4
WCSU H VIDEO  DK267 .R87 1997  v.5

Order any one of these via inter-library loan

Coal Miner’s Daughter
SCSU Learning Center M1527.2.C53.T45.C635 1980 VHS

Coalmining Women
SCSU Learning Center HD6073.M615 C63 1982 VHS

The Corn Is Green
WCSU Haas DVD  PN1997.A1 K37 2007 in six parts  Order any one of these via inter-library loan

Germinal
CCSU Media 4th Fl VCR  PN1997 G47 1994  Order via inter-library loan

Harlan County U.S.A.
WCSU H VIDEO  PN1995.9.D6 H37 1980 c.2

How Green Was My Valley
SCSU Media Collection 1st floor  PN1997.U5 H695 1997  VHS

Matewan
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .M38 1999 DVD

The Molly Maguires
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 M65 2004 DVD

Moving Mountains : The Story of the Yiu Mien
SCSU Learning Center HV640.5.L28 M68 1989 VHS

Out of Darkness
SCSU Learning Center HD8039.M615 O9 1990 VHS

Salt of the Earth
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 S25 2004 DVD

We Dig Coal
SCSU Learning Center HD6073.M615 W4 1990z VHS

Racism in labor films

Alamo Bay
On order 09-06-2005

At the River I Stand
SCSU Learning Center HD5325.S2572 1968 .M46 1993 VHS

Black Legion
On order 09-06-2005

Come See the Paradise
On order 09-06-2005

Daughters of the Dust
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 D38 1992 VHS

Iron Maze
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 I76 1999 DVD

The Killing Floor
On order 09-06-2005

Nothing But a Man
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 N68 2004 DVD

Sounder
On order 09-06-2005

Who Killed Vincent Chin?
SCSU Learning Center HT1521 .W46 1988 VHS

Struggle of Labor and Capital from the top down films

Desk Set
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.D475 1992 VHS

The Fountainhead
WCSU Haas DVD  PN1997.F5787 2006 Order via inter-library loan

Gung Ho
SCSU Learning Center PN1995.9.C55 G86 2002 DVD

I'm All Right Jack
SCSU Learning Center PN1995.9.C55 I6 2003 DVD

Roger & Me
SCSU Learning Center HC108.F5 R6 1990 VHS

Tucker: The Man and His Dream
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.T835 1989 VHS

Wall Street
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 W35 2000 DVD

Working Girl
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .W67 2001 DVD

Waterfront films

Alamo Bay
WCSU H VIDEO  PN1995.9.T47A61 1985  Order via inter-library loan

Life on the Beam : A Portrait Harry Bridges
WCSU H VIDEO  HD8073.B7 L53 1990 Order via inter-library loan

On the Waterfront
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 O5 1985 VHS

Appalachian Workers Films

Coal Miner’s Daughter
SCSU Learning Center   M1527.2.C53.T45.C635 1980  VHS

The Dollmaker
CCSU Stack Level 5  PS3501 R64 D6 1958 Order via inter-library loan
 
Fast Food Women
SCSU Learning Center   TX945 .F37 1991  VHS

Harlan County U.S.A
Available through inter-library loan  WCSU H VIDEO  PN1995.9.D6 H37 1980 c.2

We Dig Coal
SCSU Learning Center HD6073.M615 W4 1990z  VHS 

Collective Bargaining films

Sit Down and Fight
WCSU H VIDEO  HD6509.R4 S58 1992  Order via inter-library loan
 
Taylor Chain II : A Story of Collective Bargaining
SCSU Learning Center   HD6976.I76 T39 1980  VHS

The Great Depression films

The Grapes of Wrath
SCSU Learning Center PS3537.T3234 G8 2003DVD
 
Modern Times
SCSU Learning Center PN1995.9.C55.M634 1978VHS
 
Our Daily Bread
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.O827 1980VHS

Sounder
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 S68 2002VHS
 
Sullivan's Travels
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.S855 1989VHS
 
They shoot horses, don't they?
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 T455 1980VHS
 
With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade
SCSU Learning Center HD6079.2.U5 W57 1989VHS

Garment Industry films

Hester Street
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 H47 2004DVD

The Pajama Game
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .P35 2005DVD

Office and retail sales worker films

The Best Years of Our Lives
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5.B478 1997  DVD

Desk Set
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5.D475 1992  VHS
  
Working Girl
SCSU Learning Center   PN1997.U5 .W67 2001  DVD

Working-class resentment films

Look Back in Anger 
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.L665 1984 VHS

A Raisin in the Sun 
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.R357 1987 VHS

Rising Son 
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 R57 1990 VHS

Revolution

Reds 
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.R437 1995

Spartacus
WCSU Haas DVD  GV1790.S63 2006  order via inter-library loan

Slavery films

Uncle Tom's Cabin
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 U3953 1999 DVD

Roots
SCSU Media Collection 1st floor  DVD 195

Silent films

Intolerance
SCSU Learning Center BR1610.I586 1984 VHS

Fritz Lang's Metropolis
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.G4 M487 1989 VHS

Steel & Related Industry films

The Business of America
SCSU Learning Center HD70.U5 B97 1984 VHS

Iron Maze
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 I76 1999 DVD

Taylor Chain II : A Story of Collective Bargaining
SCSU Learning Center HD6976.I76 T39 1980 VHS

Women of Steel
SCSU Learning Center HD8039.I5 W66 1985 VHS

Women in films

Business As Usual
SCSU Learning Center HV3005 .B84 1994 VHS

Coalmining Women
SCSU Learning Center HD6073.M615 C63 1982 VHS

Desk Set
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.D475 1992 VHS

Harlan County U.S.A

Available through inter-library loan  WCSU H VIDEO  PN1995.9.D6 H37 1980 c.2

The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
SCSU Learning Center D810.W7 .L5 1999 VHS

Norma Rae
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.N676 1996 VHS

A Raisin in the Sun
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.R357 1987 VHS

Salt of the Earth
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 S25 2004 DVD

Silkwood
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5.S555 1998 DVD

Sugar Cane Alley
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.F7 R843 1995 VHS

Union Maids
SCSU Learning Center HD6079.2.U62 C45 1986 VHS

We Dig Coal
SCSU Learning Center HD6073.M615 W4 1990z VHS

With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade
SCSU Learning Center HD6079.2.U5 W57 1989 VHS

Working Girl
SCSU Learning Center PN1997.U5 .W67 2001 DVD