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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Colodny, Robert Garland.
Title: Robert Colodny Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1937-2002, (Bulk 1960-1995)
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Robert Colodny (1915-1997) fought with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War. He returned to the U.S. in 1938 with a severe head injury. He recovered and served in with the U.S. Army in Alaska during World War II. Colodny received his Ph.D. in history and philosophy in 1950 and joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in 1959. In 1961, a Pennsylvania State representative accused Colodny of being a Communist sympathizer, jeopardizing his faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh. After a HUAC hearing and a University inquiry, Colodny was cleared and his position secured. This collection documents Colodny’s writings from World War II; his work as a writer and editor of academic, political and historical material; his correspondence and activities with the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades (VALB); and his lifelong involvement in a range of progressive causes.
Quantity: 5.25 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Call Phrase: ALBA.211

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Historical/Biographical Note

Robert Garland Colodny (1915-1997) was born in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1936, after having been expelled from Columbia University for refusing to take certain courses, Colodny became a chemistry student at the University of Chicago; there he expressly sought out recruiters for the International Brigades. In February 1937, Colodny sailed for Spain on the Isle de France. By late summer, he had been shot between the eyes, contracted gangrene of the brain, and was expected to die. But he recovered, and, though bandaged, weak and blind in one eye, was sent back to a front in the Aragon Mountains. It was not long before he was stricken with a high fever, however, and in March 1938, Colodny was granted permission to leave Spain on a sealed train to Paris. He sailed for the U.S. in April, partially paralyzed and blinded on the left side.

Despite his health history, Colodny joined the U.S. Army in 1941, and served for four years, stationed in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska in Army Intelligence alongside fellow-sergeant Dashiell Hammett. With Hammett, Colodny produced a Company newsletter, The Adakian, designed to boost troop morale, and co-authored a book commissioned by the Army,  The Battle of the Aleutians; they also co-wrote and broadcast a radio program.

Colodny earned his doctorate in history and philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1950. His Masters Thesis on the Spanish Civil War was later published as The Struggle for Madrid(1958). In 1959, Colodny joined the history faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. Two years later, Pennsylvania State Representative John T. Walsh accused Colodny of being a Communist sympathizer for having made a statement supporting the Cuban revolution. This was one of the last anti-Communist investigations in the nation's history. His career in jeopardy, Colodny fought a year-long battle to clear his name. In addition to his appearances before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), where he was cleared after stating that he had been misquoted on Cuba and denying membership in the Communist Party, Colodny underwent a separate investigation by the University of Pittsburgh. Ultimately Chancellor Edward Litchfield stood behind Colodny, declaring the University's strong commitment to protecting academic freedom. Colodny taught at the University of Pittsburgh until his retirement in 1984.

Colodny remained politically involved with progressive causes, including the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, throughout his life. His expertise in the many aspects of the history of science led to his activism for a number of environmental causes. Colodny was a member of VALB, regularly contributing to the group's publication, The Volunteer, and dedicating his energy especially to preserving the memory and lessons of the Spanish Civil War. He also served on VALB's historical preservation committee.

In addition to his voluminous scientific writing and book reviewing, Colodny wrote and lectured extensively on the political implications of the Spanish Civil War. He also edited, consulted and contributed to many book, radio, film, and television projects on the subject, including work on Death in the Olive Groves: The Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil Warby Arthur Landis; and  Prisoners of the Good Fightby Carl Geiser.

Colodny died in 1997 of colon cancer.

Sources:

  • The Struggle for Madrid: The Central Epic of the Spanish Conflict, 1936-37(New York: Paine-Whitman, 1958)
  • Spain: The Glory and the Tragedy(New York: Humanities Press, 1970)
  • Spain and Vietnam: The Fight for Freedom(New York : Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1967)

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Scope and Content Note

Series I, General Files.

Files in Series I include Colodny’s World War II writings, some co-written by Dashiell Hammett; materials from Colodny’s academic career; papers related to his involvement in a range of progressive causes; writings analyzing and commemorating the Spanish Civil War; materials documenting conferences, lectures, and other Spanish Civil War-related activities; and typescripts and correspondence related to Colodny’s work as contributing writer and editor on academic, political, and historical projects.

Files documenting Colodny’s academic freedom case at the University of Pittsburgh include correspondence, hearing transcripts, and newspaper clippings. General correspondence includes exchanges with colleagues and students; correspondence with Russian mathematical linguist V.V. Nalimov, with typescripts of Nalimov’s writings on the history of science edited by Colodny; and correspondence and typescripts of Colodny’s work with Israeli academician Arie S. Issar on the philosophy of science and the evolution of water resources. Correspondence documents years of work with VALB and exchanges with Spanish Civil War veterans, including Moe Fishman, Harry Fisher, Edward Barsky, Alvah Bessie, Joseph Brandt, and Fredericka Martin. Other correspondence includes notes from Malcolm Cowley, and photocopies of notes from Lillian Hellman, Gore Vidal, and C.P. Snow.

Typescripts include Colodny’s writings for the radio broadcast Corpus Duende: Echoes of the Spanish Civil War, which was performed by Eli Wallach; presentations at conferences on environmental issues, the Spanish Civil War, and global peace; and assorted book reviews. There are also a number of published book reviews of Colodny’s work.

Colodny’s work as an editor is further reflected in this series in the typescript of an anthology which he compiled and introduced, Fate and Hope: Echoes of the Anti-Fascist Struggles; as well as correspondence and partial typescripts of work by fellow veterans Arthur Landis and Carl Geiser. Writings by others include several essays by Willard C. Frank, Jr. about naval operations during the Spanish Civil War.

Other papers in this series document Colodny’s tour in Alaska during World War II. Included here are typescripts for his radio show, “The World in Review”; and publications about battles in the Aleutians written with Hammett, including a reprint of The Capture of Attu: Tales of World War II in Alaska.

Series II, Oversize Materials, Scrapbook, Audio- and Videotapes.

This series is comprised of original issues of The Adakian, the newsletter produced and written by Colodny and Dashiell Hammett in Alaska during World War II, as well as typescripts for radio shows broadcast on July 4th and V-J Day, 1945. Also in this series is a scrapbook of news clippings dating principally from 1961, when Colodny was under investigation by HUAC; two videotaped talks by Colodny; and an undated audio-tape of a Teach-In.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Organized into 2 series:

Missing Title

  1. I: General Files
  2. II: Oversize Materials, Scrapbook, Audio- and Videotapes.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Nalimov, V. V. (Vasiliĭ Vasil'evich), 1910-1997
  • Landis, Arthur H., 1917-1986
  • Issar, A.
  • Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961
  • Geiser, Carl
  • Frank, Willard C.

Document Type

  • Newsletters.
  • Correspondence.
  • Articles.

Subject Organizations

  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Brigada Internacional, XV
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Abraham Lincoln Battalion

Subject Topics

  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939.

Subject Places

  • Spain |x History |y Civil War, 1936-1939 |x Veterans |z United States |v Correspondence.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- International brigades.
  • Aleutian Islands (Alaska) |x History, Military.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, American.
  • Aleutian Islands (Alaska)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Robert Colodny Papers were donated to the Tamiment Library at New York University in 1997, by his wife, Margaret S. Colodny.

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives for more information and to schedule an appointment, tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu or 212-998-2630.

Use Restrictions

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the donor were transferred to New York University. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. For more information, contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu or 212-998-2630.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Carl Geiser Papers.

ALBA collections at the Tamiment Library.

Arthur H. Landis Papers.

Separated Material

Photographs from the Robert Colodny Collection have been transferred to the non-print section of the ALBA collection in the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access copies for some audiovisual materials are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Please contact the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives for more information, to request digitization of materials, and to schedule an appointment, tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu or 212-998-2630.

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Container List

Series I: General Files

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA): General
undated , 1971-1992
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA): General
1993-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Adventures of Tim and Twinkles
1981 , 1983
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Adler, Mortimer J.: Institute for Philosophical Resources
1953 , 1954
Box: 1 Folder : 5 American Institute for Marxist Studies (AIMS)
1965 , 1983
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Aub, Max: Writings by
undated , 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Barsky, Edward
1967
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Bessie, Alvah
1961-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Book Notes (Univ. of Pittsburgh, Colodny editor)
undated , 1971-1975
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Brandt, Joseph
undated , 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Brinkley, David
1960
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Campaign for Peace and Democracy/East and West
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 13 China: Articles, pamphlets, speeches
undated , 1950-1951
Box: 1 Folder : 14 China: Colodny visit and Spanish Civil War involvement
1974-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Colodny: Applications for faculty positions
1948-1958
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Colodny: Articles about
undated , 1967-1977
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Colodny: Biographical
undated , 1950-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Colodny: Congressional Subpoenas
1961
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Colodny: Interview with (transcript)
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Colodny: Memorial tributes
1997-1998
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Colodny: Mexico
1941-1942
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Colodny: Passport materials
1937-1959
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Colodny: Professional memberships
undated , 1949 , 1981-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Colodny: Retirement
undated , 1984-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Colodny: U.S. Army
1943-1945 , 1964
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Articles on
undated , 1961 , 1990
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Correspondence
1960-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Correspondence and reports
1960-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Cuba/Castro controversy
1961
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Mulcahy Thesis
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Sourwine, J.G. (U.S. Senate, Dept. of Justice)
1961-1978
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Student petition
1961
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Transcript of Inquiry (Part 1)
1961
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Colodny Case (Univ. of Pittsburgh): Transcript of Inquiry (Part 2)
1961
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy
c.1952
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Communications Workers of America
1966-1967
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Communist Party (France)
1961
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Corpus Duende: Echoes of the Spanish Civil War: Performance with Eli Wallach (WQED)
1979-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Correspondence, A
undated , 1947-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Correspondence, B
1958-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Correspondence, C
1965 , 1967-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Correspondence, D
1960-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Correspondence, E
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Correspondence, F
1955-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Correspondence, G
1960-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Correspondence, H - I
undated , 1961-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Correspondence, J
1956-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Correspondence, K
1967-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Correspondence, L
1958-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Correspondence, M
1957-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Correspondence, N
1983-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Correspondence, O
undated , 1966-1995
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence, R
1964-1997
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence, S
undated , 1957-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence, T
undated , 1966-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence, U
197_ , 1982
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence, V
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence, W
undated , 1965-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence, Y
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Foreign language
1949-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence: General
1969-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Cowley, Malcolm
1983-1984
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Crofton, B. (Ph.D. candidate)
undated , 1984
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Cuba crisis: Articles and publicity
undated , 1960-1962 , 1989
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Cuba crisis: Correspondence
undated , 1960-1962
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Dallet, Joseph, Jr.: Memorial Fund
1982-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Ecology: Articles
1986-1994
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Ecology: Correspondence about and notes
undated , 1973-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Fate and Hope: Bibliography and notes
undated , 1965
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Fate and Hope: Correspondence
undated , 1968 , 1970
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Fate and Hope: Research material and notes
undated , 1964-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Fate and Hope: Chapter 1
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Fate and Hope: Chapter 2
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Fate and Hope: Chapter 3
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Fate and Hope: Chapter 4
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Fate and Hope: Chapter 4 (cont.)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Fate and Hope: Chapter 5
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Fate and Hope: Chapters 6, 7
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Fate and Hope: Epilogue
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Fisher, Harry
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Fishman, Moe
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Franklin, Ursula
1975-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 31 French Underground circular
1943
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Fulbright, J.W. (U.S. Senator)
1961 , 1968
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Fund for the Republic: Application rejected
1955
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Gatens, Rosanna: Dissertation work (Ph.D. student)
1982-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Geiser, Carl: Prisoners of the Good Fight(Colodny editing and introduction)
1985-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Green, Nan
1947 , 1966-1970
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Hellman, Lillian
1966 , 1978
Box: 2 Folder : 38 History of Biology Project
1967-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Institute for Scientific Information
1980-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 40 International Samovar Club
1966
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Issar, Arie S.: (Colodny Editing, Introduction, Epilogue)
1991-1994
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Issar, Arie S.: Correspondence
1988-1992
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Issar, Arie S.: Correspondence
1994-1995
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Issar, Arie S.: Writings by
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee
1951-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Landis, Arthur: Death in the Olive Groves(Colodny work on)
1986-1991
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Lardner, James: Memorial Fund and memoir of
1939-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Mantoux, Etienne: The Carthaginian Peace(Colodny preface)
1965-1967
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Matthews, Herbert
1957 , 1962
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Martin, Fredericka
1970-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Masterpiece or Potboiler: Symposium on For Whom the Bell Tolls
1941
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Mendelsohn, Everett
1964-1967
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Montaux, Paul
1936 , 1957 , 1976
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Monument to the American Volunteers in Spain
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Murrow, Edward R.
1947
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Nalimov, V. V.: Articles
1982-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1976-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1981
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1983
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1984
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1986-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1988-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Nalimov, V. V.: Correspondence
1993-1997
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Nalimov, V. V.: In the Labyrinth of Language(reviews and text)
1981-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Nalimov, V. V.: ISI Press Correspondence
1979-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Nalimov, V. V.: Realms of Unconscious(reviews)
1983-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Nalimov, V. V.: "Spontaneity of Consciousness" (on Hegel)
1988-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Nathan, Otto
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Nelson, Steve
undated , 1985-1993
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Obituaries and memorials (by R.C.)
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 28 O'Casey, Sean
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Opus Dei
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Ortiz, Bobbye
1958 , 1972-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Orwell, George: Conference at Southern Illinois University
1983-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Osipenko, A.S.
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Patai, Frances
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Pauling, Linus
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Peace and Freedom Party
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Philosophy of Science: Articles
undated , 1957-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Philosophy of Science: Correspondence
undated , 1964-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Philosophy of Science: Publication business and reviews
undated , 1961-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Prague events
1969
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Public interest and global politics: Correspondence
1959-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Public interest and global politics: Events
1959-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Public interest and global politics: Nicaragua, Iran/Contra, South America articles, pamphlets, leaflets
1965-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Radosh, Ronald: Responses to article by
1986
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Russian article (from Novy Mir, 1987, n.7)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Science books and films: Reviews
1974-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Science and Society: Corresp., etc.
undated , 1964-2002
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Segre, Sergio: Interview with
1976
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Siege of Madrid: Dissertation research
1947-1952
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Siege of Madrid: Chapters 1-3
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Siege of Madrid: Chapter 3, Epilogue, Bibliography
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Skywriter (Fourth Fighter Command): Colodny article
1942
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Snow, C. P.
1957-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Social/Political activities: Conferences, fundraising, articles
undated , 1958-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Southworth, Herbert: Letter and review
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Spain: Committee for a Democratic Spain
1969-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Spain: Correspondence
1975-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Spain: Maps
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Spain: People's Olympics, 1936
1968-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Spain: Politics: Articles
undated , 1940-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Spain: Politics: Presentations, newsletters, events, reports
undated , 1963-1979
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Spain: U.S. Military bases
1968-1971
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Spain: Years of Revolution: Shooting script
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Spanish Civil War: Archive of the International Brigades (Moscow)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Spanish Civil War: Articles
undated , 1966-1996
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Spanish Civil War: Background material
undated , 1996
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Spanish Civil War: Bibliographies
undated , 1966
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Spanish Civil War: Bibliography project
1966-1971
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Spanish Civil War: Biographies of veterans
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Spanish Civil War: City College veterans
1979-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Spanish Civil War: Film projects and reviews
1966-1995
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Spanish Civil War Historical Society
undated , 1980-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Spanish Civil War: Israel/Palestine veterans
undated,1973
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Spanish Civil War: Naval and other military operations (articles by Willard C. Frank, Jr.)
1978-1994
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Spanish Civil War: Poetry about
undated , 1980 , 1986
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Spanish Civil War: Polish veterans
undated , 1972-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Spanish Civil War: Publicity for books about
1979-1994
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Spanish Civil War: Research material
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Spanish Civil War: Teaching materials
1986-1995
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Spanish Civil War: Television and radio projects
1962-1999
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Spanish Civil War: "U.S. Political Culture of the 1930s and American Response to" (Smithsonian symposium)
1986
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Spanish Civil War: Veterans: Articles
1962-1995
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Spanish Civil War: Veterans' rights campaign
undated , 1979-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Speeches and Presentations: General
1959-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Speeches and Presentations: Hiroshima Commemoration
1961
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Speeches and Presentations: History of Science
1987-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Speeches and Presentations: "Spain Remembered" (Penn State)
1986-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Speeches and Presentations: Teach-Ins: "Words for Peace"
1967-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Swoboda, Wolfram
1967-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Teaching: General
1959-1974
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Teaching: History of Science
1955-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Teaching: Modern Europe
1959-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Teaching: Philosophy and Literature in the Age of Crisis
1965
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Teaching: Students
1977-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Teaching: University of Kansas
1958-1972
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Technology and Society (Erie, Pennsylvania)
1978-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Time for Miracles: TV Film (consultant)
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Travel: Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia
1979
Box: 5 Folder : 3 University of California Graduate Work: FBI interference
1946-1972
Box: 5 Folder : 4 University of Kansas
1957-1959
Box: 5 Folder : 5 University of Pittsburgh: Correspondence
1959-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 6 University of Pittsburgh: General articles
1964-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB): Correspondence
undated , 1949-1996
Box: 5 Folder : 8 VALB: General
undated , 1951-1996
Box: 5 Folder : 9 VALB: Historical Commission
1978-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 10 VALB vs. Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB)
1963
Box: 5 Folder : 11 VALB: The Volunteercorrespondence and materials
1975-1995
Box: 5 Folder : 12 VALB: Wachtel, Marion (Merriman)
1970-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Vidal, Gore
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Vidali, Vittorio (Carlos): Correspondence
1965-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Vidali, Vittorio (Carlos): Diary(Colodny introduction)
undated , 1982
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Vietnam: Correspondence with Colodny on Peace Movement
1965-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Vietnam: Correspondence with servicemen
1965 , 1971
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Vietnam: Peace Movement: Articles, pamphlets, flyers
1964-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Vietnam: Peace Movement: Teach-ins
1961-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Vietnam: Political Correspondence with Dorothy Colodny
1966-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Warped Vision, by Margaret George (Colodny foreword)
1965
Box: 5 Folder : 22 World War II: "Adakian" writings
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 23 World War II: Alaska/Aleutian Theater - Dashiell Hammett
1943 , 1967-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 24 World War II: Alaska/Aleutian Theater - General
undated , 1959 , 1982-1991
Box: 5 Folder : 25 World War II: Articles about
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 26 World War II: "Sergeant Robert Colodny 'On the Air'" (article)
c.1943
Box: 5 Folder : 27 World War II: "World in Review" - WXLB Radio Scripts
1945
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Writings: Book review (by Colodny): Bolloten-Correspondence
1979-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Writings: Book reviews (by Colodny)
undated , 1964-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Writings: Book reviews (by Colodny): Clippings scrapbook
1948-1951
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Writings: Book reviews (by Colodny): Spanish Civil War
1961-1996
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Writings: Book reviews (of Colodny work):
1958 , 1994
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Writings: Correspondence regarding
1963-1996
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Writings: General: Published
undated , 1953-1958 , 1980
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Writings: General: Typescripts
undated , 1968-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Writings: Poetry (by Colodny and others)
undated , 1968-1972
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Writings: Promotion of
1995
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Writings: Spain, the Glory, and the Tragedy: Correspondence and Reviews
1965-1975
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Writings: Spain, the Glory, and the Tragedy(Typescript)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Writings: Spain and Vietnam
1967-1970
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Writings: on Spanish Civil War
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Writings: Words for Peace(Typescript)
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Young, Stephen M. (U.S. Senate)
1960

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Series II: Oversize Materials, Scrapbook, Audio- and Videotapes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 2 World War II: The Adakianand other writings
1944-1945
Box: 6 Folder : 3 World War II: Radio programs: July 4th and V-J Day
1945
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Writings: Drafts written on notepads
undated
Box: 6 Audiotape (1, Reel-to-Reel): Teach-in (Vietnam War era)
ca.1965-1975
Box: 6 Videotapes (2): "Robert Colodny: Living His/Story" and "Robert Colodny, July 24, 1986" (Use DVD reference copies in same box)

Conditions Governing Access

Access copies for some materials are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Please contact the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives for more information and to schedule an appointment, tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu or 212-998-2630.

undated
Box: 6 Scrapbook: Colodny Case (University of Pittsburgh)
1960-1962 , 1967

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