The TUC Library contains an extensive audio collection on various media – CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and vinyl. In addition to our online oral history interviews – on the subject of the Home Front in WWII here, the struggle for equal pay for women here and the changes to the post-war workplace here – the library’s audio collections consist mainly of labour and protest songs, campaign singles, interviews with labour and trade union figures, and audio recordings of various union conferences, events, speeches and rallies.
The library also contains many books and secondary sources covering the history of labour and workers’ songs, political and protest songs. They consist of catalogues and directories of songs and also academic works that discuss the significance of music and song in the the development of the labour movement. A small selection of the books can be seen below:
If you would like to know more about our audio collections get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 020 7133 3726 or visit our website.