Our Mission

The mission of the Greater New Haven Labor History Association is to collect, preserve, and share the history of working people in the Greater New Haven Area. 

        "Hey that's me!"                                                                                                                             "And my Mom!"
             It was one encounter with history after another as        
               New Haven dedicated the stunningly restored Augusta
               Lewis Troup School. Gale Iannone bumped into a
               life-size version of herself from 24 years ago  —
               and a half-century-old version of her mom on the
               48 foot long New Haven Labor History Mural.
     (Images courtesy The New Haven Independent)

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Who We Are

  • A membership-based organization comprised of individuals and organizations with an interest in labor history
  • A forum for discussing labor history and a central resource for the Greater New Haven area
  • An educational resource and a historical archive center for records pertaining to our local labor history
  • We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization

What We Do

  • Create traveling exhibits and install them in community venues
  • Preserve and maintain an archival repository of individuals' papers and local union records, documents and artifacts of historical significance
  • Organize public events such as workshops, walking tours, book-signings, film festivals, talks by esteemed labor historians and the GNHLHA Annual Meeting
  • Offer Records Inventory Services and access by appointment to many of our historical archives
  • Conduct projects such as oral history interviews with retired workers
  • Present the August Lewis Troup Award annually to individuals in recognition of their personal contributions to the labor community

Our Members

Our members are the heart of the GNHLHA!  Visit Meet Our Members to learn more.

Our President

Meet GNHLHA President Louis W. Berndtson, Jr.

Our Board and Staff

Our board is composed of retired trade unionists, active trade unionists, and teachers and students interested in labor history.

Our Sponsors

None of our work would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  We give warm thanks to the Phoebe Foundation, the William A. Winpisinger Center for Education and Technology, the Connecticut Humanities Council, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the New Alliance Foundation, The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, the United Illuminating Company as well as private donations and member contributions. 

If you would like to help support programming at GNHLHA, please consider making a donation online.  

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Greater New Haven Labor History Association  •  267 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06513 •  info@laborhistory.org •

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