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Guide to the Daniel Nilva Photographs PHOTOS.067.001

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

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 08, 2014 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nilva, Daniel.
Title: Daniel Nilva Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1930s - 1950s
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1933-1938
Abstract: Daniel Nilva was a photographer who shot for labor unions and progressive organizations, first as a staff photographer for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, and then as a freelancer. The collection includes prints of images he shot from the 1930s through the early 1950s, that document, as well reflect Nilva’s participation in, activities of the Communist Party (Opposition) (“CPO”) (a splinter group of the Communist Party), as well as May Day parades in 1930s New York City; labor union meetings, and a New York City longshoremen’s wildcat strike; rallies by left-liberal organizations such as the American Labor Party and American Friends of Spanish Democracy; and a record of the work performed by and living conditions of merchant marines on a freighter in the early 1950s. Individuals pictured include CPO leaders Jay Lovestone and Charles Zimmerman, and CIO President John L. Lewis.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet in one manuscript box
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.067.001