ESFL Collections

The East Side Freedom Library currently holds books, journals, records, original works of art, and posters. There is a wide focus listed below and smaller sub-sections, such as Chicana/o & Latina/o history and South African political history.

The main focus of the collections:

Hmong  Archives is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit located inside the East Side Freedom Library

Labor and working-class history and literature

U.S. immigration history

African American and African diasporic history

Asian American and Asian history

Political-economic history, U.S. and global

Women’s history and feminism(s)

Political philosophy

Jazz and radical music history

Historical methods and historiography, including oral history

Donated collections:

Donna Gabaccia/ Jeffrey Pilcher

Fred Ho

David Montgomery

Peter Rachleff

David Roediger

Matt Witt