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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 November 24, 2021
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Amy C. Vo to change legacy description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II Edited by Rachel Mahre to reflect digitization of some audio materials. Edited by Anna Björnsson McCormick to correctly identify Grace Lee Boggs as an activist in the Black Power movement  , December 2020 , August 2021 , November 2021

Container List

Filmmakers' Tapes and Transcripts

Seeing Red, 1978-1981

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains interviews contributing to a film on American Communism during the 1930s-1950s by Julia Reichert and James Klein of Heartland Productions.

The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, 1976-1979

Scope and Content Note

These interviews were largely taken between 1976-1977 to contribute to a film about women production workers during World War II by Connie Field of Clarity Productions.

A Crime to Fit the Punishment, 1975-1981

Scope and Content Note

Interviews from the film A Crime Fit to the Punishment by Barbara Moss and Steve Mack of Moss Productions regarding the making of a film regarding the making of the ealier film  Salt of the Earth in 1953-1954.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Case: Audio Cabinet 1, Drawer 1 Cassette : 46 (Audio) Chacon, Juan
Box: 30 CD : Chacon 1 (Audio [31142062734697])
Case: Audio Cabinet 1, Drawer 1 Cassette : 47A-47B (Audio) Chacon, Virginia & Angie Sanchez
May 21, 1976
Box: 30 CD : Chacon/Sanchez 1-2 (Audio [31142062734697])
Case: Audio Cabinet 1, Drawer 1 Cassette : 50A-50B (Audio) Jencks, Clint & Juan Chacon
Box: 30 CD : Jencks/Chacon 1-2 (Audio [31142062734697])
Case: Audio Cabinet 1, Drawer 1 Cassette : 49A-49B (Audio) Jencks, Clint
Feb 15, 1975
Box: 30 CD : Jencks 1 (Audio [31142062734697])

Tighten Your Belts, Bite the Bullet, 1976-1979

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains interviews supporting a film by John Miller of City Crisis Film Group regarding the political and social effects of the mid-1970s urban budget crises in New York and Cleveland.

Anarchism in America, 1967-1981

Scope and Content Note

Interviews supporting the documentary Anarchism in America by Joel Sucher and Steve Fischler of Pacific Street Films regarding the history and character of anarchism.

Free Voice of Labor, 1976-1979

Scope and Content Note

Interviews supporting the documentary Free Voice of Labor by Joel Sucher and Steve Fischler of Pacific Street Films regarding the Yiddish-language anarchist newspaper  Freie Arbeter Stimme (Free Voice of Labor), published from the 1880s-1970s.

Trouble on Fashion Avenue, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Interviews supporting the documentary Trouble on Fasion Avenue by Claude Beller of TV Documentary Arts Projects, Inc. Interviewees speak about the history of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and radicalism within the union.

The Case of the Legless Veteran: James Kutcher, 1977

Scope and Content Note

Interviews supporting the documentary The Case of the Legless Veteran: James Kutcher by Howard Petrick regarding the legal battles of James Kutcher, a World War II veteran from whom the United States government attempted to deny benefits due to his affiliation with the Socialist Workers Party.

Peekskill Work in Progress, 1979-1980

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains interviews taken by Barbara Kopple of Cabin Creek Films.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Case: Audio Cabinet 1, Drawer 1 Cassette : cuid1052 (Audio) Ward, Doug

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Origial Format: 1/8" Audiocassette, Duration: 20 min.

January 16, 1979
Box: 30 CD : cuid1052 (Audio [31142062734697])
Case: Audio Cabinet 1, Drawer 1 Cassette : cuid1053 (Audio) Mercadel, Kevin

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: 1/8" audiocassette, Duration: 57 min.

Feb 27, 1979
Box: 30 CD : cuid1053 (Audio [31142062734697])

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