All students and scholars are welcome to visit and use ESFL holdings to research a wide range of topics in history, labor, and community.
- Local and area students, Grade 7-12, seeking consultations and research materials for History Day presentations;
- High School and College students seeking mentorship in research methods in both primary and secondary materials;
- Students and scholars interested in the subject areas and their interrelationships;
- Members of the general public – neighborhood residents, union members, Adult Education enrollees – interested in the collections;
- Students of art and artists drawn to the visual art works and art books.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- African American history, from the colonial and slavery periods through contemporary political/cultural work and activism;
- Immigration: historical and contemporary, especially to the U.S. but including immigration from/to non-U.S. countries;
- Political economic thought, its history and theory;
- Working-class and labor studies and literatures;
- Coalitional race politics and organizing;
- Asian American history.