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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

Tamiment Institute Tapes, circa 1955-1965

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a collection of tapes held by the Tamiment Institute that predated the establishment of the Oral History of the American Left. These tapes include recordings of meetings, speeches, panel discussions, and interviews recorded during the 1950s-1960s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 42 Frank Bohn

Scope and Content Note

Recording regarding the Socialist Party, the Industrial Workers of the World from 1900-1920, and the church and socialism.

Mar 1958
Box: 55 Reel : cuid1604A, cuid1604B, cuid1604C (Mixed Materials [31142062735199]) Call Association

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 1/4" open reel audio, Duration: 45 min.

undated
E-records: tamwag_oh002 E-records : cuid1604A, cuid1604B, cuid1604C (Electronic Records)
Box: 42 Harry Fleischman regarding Norman Thomas

Scope and Content Note

Harry Fleischman on Norman Thomas: A Biography.

Apr 23, 1964
Box: 42 Industrial Workers of the World

Scope and Content Note

Tamiment Institute discussion, including a memorial meeting featuring speakers Dick Brazier, Herbert Mahler, and Sam Weiner.

Apr 11, 1959
Box: 42 Judge Jacob Panken

Scope and Content Note

Recording regarding Meyer London.

Jun 21, 1960
Box: 42 A. Philip Randolph

Scope and Content Note

Recording of a speech.

undated
Box: 42 Clarence and Ruth Senior on Norman Thomas
Feb 4, 1962
Box: 42 Max Shactman

Scope and Content Note

Recording of a speech titled "The Social Development of Communism."

Dec 31, 1966
Box: 42 Upton Sinclair

Scope and Content Note

Speech at a League for Industrial Democracy Meeting.

Oct 15, 1958
Box: 42 Antonin Souchy
Feb 29, 1960
Box: 42 Norman Thomas

Scope and Content Note

Recording of a speech.

Nov 14, 1956
Box: 42 Norman Thomas

Scope and Content Note

Recording of Speech titled "The Politics of Peace."

1964
Box: 42 Tamiment Discussion with the Children of Norman Thomas
1959
Box: 42 Anna Strunsky Walling

Scope and Content Note

This interview was originally taken as part of a Tamiment Institute oral history series.

Interview by Melvin Drimmer and Melvyn Dubofsky.

Jun 27, 1960 and Jul 19, 1960
Box: 25 CD : Walling 1-4 (Audio [31142062726495])
Box: 42 Sam Weiner

Scope and Content Note

Recording regarding the Industrial Workers of the World from a WCKR Broadcast.

1962
Box: 42 Bertram Wolfe

Scope and Content Note

Recording of a speech titled "Has the Soviet Union Changed?"

Jul 12, 1960

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