Internet Resources to Research and Teach With Historical Documents

With Specific Examples Related to Industrial Life and Work, and New York City

LAWCHA Resources for Teaching about Working People

Labor History for the Classroom and the Public


National Archives:

Teaching With Documents Page

Lesson Planning and Documents


Development of the Industrial United States


The Emergence of Modern America: 1890-1930


Library of Congress;

Teaching with Primary Sources


Digital Collections


National Council for the Social Studies:

Teaching with Documents


Smithsonian National Museum of American History:

Resources for Educators: By Grade and Subject


US Census

Pre-1940 listed in Reverse Chronological Order

1880 Census Final Report– Volumes 18 & 19.

Report on the Social Statistics of Cities. Part I: The New England and Middle Atlantic States –


Number 8 is focused on New York City. It has a wealth of data, but specifically, a table of manufacturers starting on page 75 of the PDF.




New York should be in document number 5 within those zip files


Westinghouse Works Films — 1904 Footage of Industry


Welding Film


Jacob Riis

Museum of the City of New York


Lewis W. Hine

National Child Labor Committee: Library of Congress


  1. Paul Getty Museum


Cornell University, Industrial Labor Relations School, Kheel Center Archives, Triangle Fire