David Montgomery

David-Montgomery-007David Montgomery was one of the founders of the modern field of labor history.   He and his family lived in Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood in the 1950s and early 1960s, when David first worked at Honeywell and was a shop steward in the United Electrical Workers’ Union (UE), and then became a graduate student in History at the University of Minnesota.  He taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Yale University.  His widow, Martel, generously shipped fifteen boxes of David’s personal library to the Freedom Library.  His materials reflect his interest in international labor history and include a number of rare and original publications.