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Guide to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the Socialist Labor Party PE.028

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Rebecca Altermatt

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 21, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tamiment Library
Title: Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the Socialist Labor Party
Dates: 1883-1992
Abstract: The Tamiment Library, New York University, founded in 1906 as the library of the Rand School of Social Science, is a special collection documenting the history of United States radicalism, labor, and progressive social action. It accumulated this artificial collection of printed ephemera gradually over the years. The Printed Ephemera Collection on the Socialist Labor Party consists of fliers, leaflets, newspaper clippings, memoranda, reports, pamphlets, publications, and other printed ephemera.
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet in 2 boxes
Language: Materials are in English and German.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PE.028

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Socialistic Labor Party, originally organized as the Workingmen's Party in 1876, was founded in 1877. The name was changed to Socialist Labor Party (SLP) in 1890. The official publisher of the Party was the New York Labor News Company, and many pamphlets from publisher exist in this collection as well as in the Tamiment cataloged books and pamphlets collections. Two histories of the organization are included in the collection. The SLP was a marxist organization and still exists today. In the late 1800s the Party attempted to affiliate with union and labor groups to create one large organization and then tried to move members away from the American Federation of Labor, which failed. Those who were involved in this movement later were part of the founding of Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). Daniel DeLeon was a major figure in the party. Pamphlets by and about him are part of the collection and can also be found in the Tamiment cataloged books and pamphlets collections.

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Scope and Content Note

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the Socialist Labor Party spans the years 1883 to 1992 and consists of fliers, newspaper clippings, brochures, circular letters, pamphlets and convention proceedings and reports. Clippings and flyers pertainin to candidates and the party platform make up a significant part of the collection. Also included are some material from the National Executive Committee, minutes, publications and circular letters. A few state and local party records are included in the collection. The main SLP papers collection is housed at the University of Wisconsin.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • De Leon, Daniel, 1852-1914

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Brochures.
  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • Pamphlets.

Subject Organizations

  • Socialist Labor Party
  • Socialistic Labor Party (U.S.)

Subject Topics

  • Socialism -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The provenance of the materials is varied. Items were obtained through purchases, donations, standing orders with publishers, arrangements with labor unions and other organizations, exchanges with other libraries, and through ongoing collecting by Tamiment staff.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Socialist Party (U.S.) Printed Epehmera Collection PE 032

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in this collection have been compiled by the Tamiment Library. There is no accession record associated with this collection.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 1883-1896
Box: 1 1897-1902
Box: 1 1911-1912, undated
Box: 1 1977-, undated
Box: 1 Beginners' Study Material
1961-1967
Box: 1 Candidates and Platform
1900-1920
Box: 1 Candidates and Platform
1924-1928
Box: 1 Candidates and Platform
1932-1940
Box: 1 Candidates and Platform
1944-1950
Box: 1 Candidates and Platform
1952-1954
Box: 1 Candidates and Platform
1956-1961
Box: 1 Candidates and Platform
1962-1964
Box: 1 Candidates and Platform
1968-1969
Box: 1 Candidates: Brandon, Joseph
1925
Box: 1 Circular Letters
1934-1957, undated
Box: 1 Constitution
1916-1976
Box: 1 Convention
1920, 1924
Box: 1 Convention
1980-1981
Box: 1 Convention
1983
Box: 1 Fliers
1947-1965
Box: 1 Fliers
1967-1969
Box: 1 Fliers (photocopies for researcher use)
undated
Box: 1 Fliers (originals; do not use, very fragile; use previous folder)
undated
Box: 1 Fliers
undated
Box: 1 Fliers and Brochures
1970-1979
Box: 1 Fliers and Brochures
1981-1992
Box: 1 History: 40 Years: Four Decades of the Socialist Labor Party 1890-1930
1930
Box: 1 History: Golden Jubilee 1890-1940
1940
Box: 1 Industrial Unionists
1906-1927
Box: 1 International Congress - Stuttgart, Germany
1907
Box: 1 Membership: Brochures
1961-1964
Box: 2 Memoranda I
1944-1949
Box: 2 Memoranda II
1944-1949
Box: 2 National Executive Committee
1921-1926, undated
Box: 2 National Executive Committee: Manifesto
1920-1922
Box: 2 National Executive Committee: Minutes
May 5, 1923
Box: 2 National Executive Committee: Publications
1919-1942
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company
1894-1980
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: Capitalism
1921-1955, undated
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: DeLeon, Daniel
1933-1963
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: Socialism
1900-1978
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: Stalinism/Russia
1927-1978
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: Various I
1916-1978
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: Various II
1916-1978
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: War
1936-1961
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: Women
undated
Box: 2 New York Labor News Company Pamphlets: Workers/Labor
1919-1978, undated
Box: 2 Newspaper Clippings
1918-1976
Box: 2 Organization and Work (of Party)
1925-1928
Box: 2 The Party Press
1900-1904
Box: 2 Publication: Socialist Studies I
1976-1984
Box: 2 Publication: Socialist Studies II
1976-1984
Box: 2 Socialist Democratic Party
1900, undated
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party: American Section - St. Louis, MO
1893
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party: Connecticut
1897, undated
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party: Hungarian Federation
undated
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party: Massachusetts
undated
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party: Michigan
1970
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party: Minnesota, Minneapolis Section
1897
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party: Minnesota, St. Paul Section
1896
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party: Pennsylvania
undated
Box: 2 Socialist Labor Party - Rhode Island
1900
Box: 2 Socialist Party
undated

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