2001 Business Meeting Minutes

August 31, 2001. SAA LAR meeting in Washington, DC. 

1. Roundtable chair Dan Golodner opened the meeting with a 

commemoration of Debra Bernhardt, who passed away on 

March 22, 2001. Debra was a trade union historian and 

the director of the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at 

New York University. Roundtable members shared their 

memories of her, and recalled her tenacious commitment, 

generosity, and warm friendship. 

2. Karyl Winn from the University of Washington gave a slide 

presentation of the WTO History Project Website, a 

collaborative project between the Center of Labor Studies, 

the archives, and the community. 

3. LAR members shared news about their shops and 

discussed inititatives for the coming year. They approved 

to update and place online the directory of the Labor 

Archives Roundtable, which had been originally prepared 

by Debra Bernhardt and Brenda Parnes. Patrizia Sione 

volunteered for office and was elected chair. No vice-chair 

was elected.