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

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630
tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

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

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 29, 2015
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 2015 finding aid created by David A. Olson by compiling, editing, and updating legacy description and creating additional description 2015

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: 30.0 linear feet in 11 record cartons and 19 compact disk boxes.
Location note: 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 of Materials note: Materials are in English, unless otherwise noted at the interview level.
Call Phrase: OH.002