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Guide to the Records of Town Hall RG.37.25

New York University Archives

Collection processed by Katie Ehrlich.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 31, 2022
Description is in English.

 Portraits of founders added to Series VI by John Zarrillo Edited by Rachel Mahre to reflect the digitization of audio materials  , July 2017 , May 2022

Descriptive Summary

Creator: League for Political Education (U.S.)
Creator: Town Hall, Inc.
Title: Records of Town Hall
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1846-1985
Dates [bulk]: 1930-1978
Abstract: The Town Hall, a musical venue in New York City, has its roots in late 19th century political activism. Founded as the League for Political Education, the Town Hall served primarily as a forum for political speakers in the early 20th century before shifting focus to performance midcentury. It merged with NYU in 1958 and remained under the university's control until 1978. Its records contain administrative and legal files, photographs, event programs and publications including newsletters and volumes dedicated to prominent individuals. Outside publications related to the League for Political Education's founders are included as are documents relating to the merger with NYU.
Quantity: 21 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: RG.37.25