Papers and photographs, 1952-1992, consisting primarily of photographs taken by Al Stergar, Milwaukee activist and editor that document various social justice events. Some of the most thoroughly photographed events are Milwaukee area protests including anti-war demonstrations, anti-apartheid demonstrations, labor strikes, Native American demonstrations, anti-racism demonstrations, and demonstrations against the U.S. policy on Central America. There are also photographs that depict the Latin American community in Milwaukee, the United Community Center, and various activists, speakers, and political figures who spoke at or attended Milwaukee events. These figures include Amiri Baraka, Jimmy Carter, Jaime Escalante, Jane Fonda, Magic Johnson, and Dr. Spock. In some cases there is a concise description of the event written by Al Sterger on the back of the photograph. Stergar's papers consist primarily of personal employment and union records documenting his occupation as a sheet-metal worker for the Rose Company. After Stergar left the Rose Company he concentrated on his photography and became co-editor of The Spanish Journal in Milwaukee and his papers include correspondence and research for news articles appearing in that publication.
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