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About Me


  • DigCCurr Professional Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015-2016
  • Archives Leadership Institute, 2014
  • Academy of Certified Archivists (Certification), 2010
  • Masters of Arts in Library & Information Science (Archives/Academic Reference), San Jose State University, 2008
  • Certificate of Completion, Western Archives Institute, 2005
  • Master of Arts in History (US Labor, Social, Ethnic, & Public History), San Francisco State University, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in History (United States, Latin American History), San Francisco State University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 2000

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Certified Archivists (Member, 2010-Present, Recertified, 2017)
  • Association of Librarians of the University of Washington
  • Labor and Working-Class History Association
  • Northwest Archivists (Washington Area Representative, 2012-2014)
  • Pacific Northwest Historians Guild (Treasurer, 2012-2013, President, 2013-2015)
  • Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (Washington State Trustee, 2013-2016)
  • Seattle Area Archivists
  • Society of American Archivists 
    • Co-Chair, Labor Archives Roundtable (2011-2015, 2016-2018, 2018-2020).

Research and Dissemination

Scholarly Publications

Popular Publications, Websites, Radio, Television

In September of 2015, LAW began a regular radio segment on KSVR FM’s We Do the Work Radio Program called “Learn Yourself,” which examines a labor related event and highlights LAW’s collections as well as secondary and primary source collections on the event. The segment is meant to inspire researchers to pursue additional research into the topic on their own. The pieces become part of Public Radio Exchange’s list of shows for redistribution, and the episodes have proven very popular, ranking as the most-listened-to segments on the radio show.  Each “Learn Yourself” installment earns more affiliate stations in different markets with each airing, including stations in Mount Vernon, WA;  Florence, MA; Grand Rapids, MI; Olympia, WA; Ithaca, NY; Hoopa, CA; The Evergreen College, Olympia, WA; Portland, OR; Fayette, MO; Garberville/Eureka/Laytonville/Shelter Cove, CA; Redding, CA; Alamosa, CO; Bellingham, WA.

  • Labor Archives TV In Fall 2016-March 2018, LAW created 6 segments that aired as part of the newsmagazine show UW360 highlighting the Labor Archives. These stories aired on KOMO (each story aired at least twice) and streamed on various platforms including YouTube, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. LAW’s annual events in 2015, 2016, and 2017 were also broadcast on The Seattle Channel and a Labor Day segment was on King 5 News in 2011.

As Editor

  • Casey, Conor. (Editor, Reformatting, Platform migration, and URL verification). "Labor Archives in the United States and Canada: A Directory Prepared by the Labor Archives Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists, Updated October 2014" 

As Transcriber/Researcher

  • Farris, George W. 2014. George W. Farris diaries: a daily diary of a union carpenter in San Francisco from January 1902-1910.  (San Francisco : Carpenters Local 22, Berkeley, California : Inkworks Press] (Transcribed and researched volumes of Farris’ diaries, which were then published in book form, edited by Robert Mattacola).

Selected Professional Articles

Outside of the Library

Solidarity. Forever.


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Conor Casey
Conor M. Casey, MA, MLIS, CA
Head, Labor Archives of Washington

Libraries Special Collections

Labor Archives of Washington

Mail: Box 352900, Seattle, WA 98133-2900

Allen Library South, Basement/B81D

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