Matt Witt

In the late 1970s and 1980s, Matt Witt was the editor of the UNITED MINEWORKERS’ JOURNAL, the official monthly publication of the United Mine Workers’ Union. He later served in the national communications departments of the Teamsters and the Service Employees’ unions, and then founded his own project, the American Labor Education Project. Matt’s materials include historical and autobiographical accounts of coal miners and labor activists.




Hmong  Archives

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


Donna Gabaccia/ Jeffrey Pilcher

Fred Ho

David Montgomery

Peter Rachleff

David Roediger

Matt Witt

Activists Art 2018

Keith Christensen
Leon Wang
Aaron Johnson-Ortiz
Ruthann Godollei


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