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The Bureau of Labor Education (BLE) at the University of Maine is a state-funded department of research and advocacy for Maine laborers and their issues. First established in 1966 by the Maine Legislature, the original aim of the Bureau was to foster education about the history and current issues of labor in today's techno-capitalist society, as well as advocate on behalf of labor. The Bureau teaches courses in Labor studies, contributes to and facilitates publications in labor studies and economics, and has retained robust relationships with some of Maine's most important labor allies, like Maine AFL-CIO. Some remains of this practice exist in the Bureau's current partnership with the Maine AFL-CIO in the form of the Summer Institute.
The record group mainly contains textual information created and curated by the University of Maine's Bureau of Labor Education.
Business and Industry, Government and Law, Social Movements and Services
Higher Education | Labor History
Size of Collection
61 boxes, 2 folio boxes
Dates of Collection
1847-2018, bulk 1968-2011
UA RG 0006.013.001
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Bureau of Labor Education (University of Maine) Records, 1847-2018" (2024). Finding Aids. Number 545.