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Guide to the Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection ALBA.VIDEO.048

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Laura Helton, 2003

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 08, 2017
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harriman, Manny.
Title: Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1945-1990
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Manny Harriman (1919-1997) was a veteran of both the Spanish Civil War (he served under his birth name, Samuel Nahman) and World War II who later pursued careers in tool and die making and publishing. Following his first return trip to Spain in 1977, Harriman became interested in the history of his fellow Spanish Civil War veterans. The collection consists of oral history interviews he began videotaping in 1985 with veterans and/or their surviving relatives and friends across the country. The collection also contains a small number of recordings of VALB political activities during the mid-1980s, particularly around aid to Nicaragua. Harriman captured the personal histories of at least 180 veterans. The interviews cover veterans’ family histories, their motivations for joining the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, their experiences fighting in Spain and later in World War II, and their activities in subsequent years.
Quantity: 7.5 Linear Feet (22 boxes)
Call Phrase: ALBA.VIDEO.048