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Guide to the John Gerassi Papers ALBA.018

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Craig Savino and Jessica Weglein, July 2005

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2012
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited to reflect 2012 addendum and for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description by Rachel Schimke  , 11/7/2012

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gerassi, John.
Title: John Gerassi Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1979-1983, 2000s
Abstract: Journalist and scholar John ("Tito") Gerassi received his MA at Columbia University and earned his doctorate at the London School of Economics. Among his publications are The Great Fear in  Latin America (1965),  The Boys of Boise (1966), and the biography  Jean-Paul Sartre: Hated Conscience of His Century (1989).  The Premature Anti-Fascists: Oral History of American and Canadian Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War was published in 1986, and is a tribute to the men and women who volunteered to fight on behalf of the Spanish Republic. This collection consists chiefly of full transcriptions of 65 of the oral histories that were conducted for Gerassi's project (with supporting research materials) and unprocessed materials relating to Gerassi's research on Jean-Paul Sartre.
Quantity: 11.25 linear feet in 10 manuscript boxes and 7 record cartons
Language of Materials note: Most materials are in English, though there are some materials in Spanish and French.
Call Phrase: ALBA.018