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First Amendment Productions, Inc. (Huntington, NY 11743)
Stewart R. Bird (Project Director: October 1978 to present)

The Wobblies

To complete an 80-minute documentary on the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W. or "Wobblies") from 1905-25: 1) founding convention and ideology; 2) free speech and IWW's image; 3) propagandists in textile industry; 4) miners, etc.; and 5) repression. Film will be executed as: 1) interviews with surviving Wobblies; 2) archive materials; 3) voice-overs drawn from primary sources; and 4) songs. The film attempts to rescue IWW from oblivion.

Project fields:
Labor History

Media, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$130,929 (approved)
$130,929 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1978 – 9/30/1979