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Archived Websites, September 2007-ongoing


4 websites in 4 archived websites.

Scope and Content Note

The New York State AFL-CIO, in 1958, is the federation of labor unions in New York State affiliated with the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations). The website contains information on their legislative action campaigns, press releases, regional and state news, endorsements, council members and other councils, and event listings. Crawling of the website began in 2007.

Also includes Union Strong, the podcast of the New York State AFL-CIO. It is published biweekly and focuses on issues facing union members and how being in a union benefits workers.

The YouTube channel for the New York State AFL-CIO, dates back to 2007. Includes videos from their podcast Union Strong, convention speeches, and political action and endorsement videos.


Websites were accrued semiannually. In 2020, and were increased to biweekly. Crawling was decreased to monthly crawls in 2021.


Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of and in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints. Facebook was blocked.

Robots.txt (a piece of code designed to limit crawler activity within a website) was ignored with the permission of the content owner.

Flipbook documents were captured, but unable to be played back in browser.

Processing Information

Flipbook documents linked out from the New York State AFL-CIO website were crawled but digital objects were not created in ArchivesSpace.

In 2023, YouTube URLs were changed to better capture the videos on the channel.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012