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Guide to the Oral History of the American Left Collection OH.002

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Paul Buhle, Jonathan Bloom, Michael Nash, unattributed Tamiment staff, and David A. Olson

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 21, 2017
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tamiment Library
Title: Oral History of the American Left Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1940-2011
Abstract: The Tamiment Library at New York University established the Oral History of the American Left in 1976 in order to collect and preserve the memories of veteran activists. These interviews describe seven decades of Left politics from the 1910s through the 1970s. They document the full spectrum of left politics in the twentieth century, including socialism, Communism, anarchism, Trotskyism, and the New Left. There are interviews with both leaders and rank-and-file activists.
Quantity: 30 Linear Feet in 11 record cartons and 19 compact disk boxes.
Location: Access compact disks and transcripts are stored at Bobst. Master cassettes for Series 1 are stored offsite. Materials from Series 2-9 are stored at Bobst or offsite. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu for more information.
Language: Materials are in English, unless otherwise noted at the interview level.
Call Phrase: OH.002