Joseph A. Labadie Papers
Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Labadie, Sophie Archambeau
7 Linear Feet (14 manuscript boxes)
The collection, which spans 1870s-1960s
(bulk dates 1880s-1930s), chiefly includes correspondence with fellow workers in the labor
movement, publishers and writers for anarchist, socialist, and labor journals, and a wide
circle of friends, some letters being also addressed to Mrs. Labadie, manuscripts of his
articles, speeches, and poems, photographs, and personal documents. The Family series also
contains a folder of correspondence relating to the donation of this collection to the
University of Michigan Library. Joseph Labadie's activities within the labor movement in
Detroit, his anarchist philosphy, as well that of the many correspondents he had, and early
Detroit history is welldocumented in this collection.
The collection is in English with
some material in French.
University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center), Joseph A. Labadie Collection