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Audio Recording Labor's service to freedom

Labor's service to freedom [sound recording] /Samuel Gompers.

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  • Labor's service to freedom


  • A speech by Samuel Gompers, president, American Federation of Labor. "In addition to the fundamental principles at issue, labour has a further interest in the war. This war is a people's war, labor's war. The final outcome will be determined in the factories, the mills, the shops, the mines, the farms, the industries and the transportation agencies of the various countries."


  • Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924. spk
  • Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
  • A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [New York] : Nation's Forum, 1918.


  • -  Gompers, Samuel,--1850-1924--Political and social views
  • -  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • -  Labor and laboring classes--United States--1914
  • -  Labor movement--United States
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--United States--Propaganda
  • -  United States--Politics and government--1913-1921
  • -  Live sound recordings
  • -  Test pressings (Sound recordings)


  • Alternate takes (Sound recordings)


  • -  Nation's Forum: 77636-2 (matrix).
  • -  Samuel Gompers, speaker.
  • -  Recorded Jan. 16, 1918, New York, N.Y.
  • -  Take 2.
  • -  Sound quality: good.
  • -  Single-sided vinyl custom pressing of an original master recording made by the Columbia Graphophone Company for the Nation's Forum label; issued as an unnumbered Nation's Forum series matrix number 77636.
  • -  Without label; data handwritten on container.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Rigler and Deutsch index, DLC 308/0630
  • -  Goldenberg, D. "Nation's Forum : a history and discography," The Discographer, v. 2, n. 4
  • -  Source used: M/B/RS Recorded Sound Section Subjects files; discographical sources.
  • -  Production level cataloging.


  • 1 sound disc (3 min., 32 sec.) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • NCPB 03253

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004650672

Rights Advisory

  • Digital version reproduced by the Library of Congress through the generosity of the family of Guy Golterman and with the cooperation of CBS-Sony Records and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Gompers, Samuel, . Spk, Nation'S Forum Collection, and A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. Labor's Service to Freedom. [New York: Nation's Forum, 1918] Audio.

APA citation style:

Gompers, S., Nation'S Forum Collection & A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. (1918) Labor's Service to Freedom. [New York: Nation's Forum] [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Gompers, Samuel, . Spk, Nation'S Forum Collection, and A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. Labor's Service to Freedom. [New York: Nation's Forum, 1918] Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.