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Guide to the Daniel Nilva Negatives PHOTOS.067

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Maneesha Patel and Erika Gottfried, 2004-2007, with the assistance of Emily Brewer-Yarnell, Stephina Fisher, Bridget Hartzler, Mieke Duffly, Benjamin Hatch, and Shelley Lightburn.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 08, 2014
Description is in English.

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect the additional administrative information.  , August 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Daniel Nilva Negatives
Dates [inclusive]: 1934-1975, (Bulk 1950-1960)
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1950-1960
Abstract: The collection is comprised of 6,827 black and white negatives shot by photographer Daniel Nilva. These images reflect Nilva’s personal and professional involvement with trade unions, as well as his political interests and affiliations. Union photographs include images shot for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union, and International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers, among others. While many of the images record routine meetings and banquets, a significant part of the collection documents strikes and demonstrations, and a small but significant splinter group of the Communist Party of the U.S., the Communist Party (Opposition). NOTE: This collection is housed offsite and advance notice is required for use.
Quantity: 5.25 linear feet
General Physical Description note: 6,827 35mm, 120, 616, 3x5, and 4x5 black and white negatives
Location note: Offsite
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.067