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Guide to the Mimi Diamond Photographs PHOTOS.076

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 September 11, 2014
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect updated administrative information.  , September 11, 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Diamond, Mimi, (Miriam Diamond)
Title: Mimi Diamond Photographs
Dates: undated
Abstract: Miriam “Mimi” Diamond is an activist in variety of left-wing politics based in New York City. She was a member of the Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE), an organization created by the Communist Party USA during the 1970s. This collection contains black-and-white photographic prints concerning public reaction to Soviet espionage trials held in the United States during the middle of the 20th century. Materials in this collection document the early lives of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the espionage trial of engineer Morton Sobell, and the public campaign asserting Sobell’s innocence. Multiple photographs feature North Dakota Senator William Langer, figures active in Sobell's defense, and Morton's wife, Helen Sobell. The collection also contains a photograph given to New York politician Miriam Friedlander inscribed by activist, lawyer, and Congresswoman Bella Abzug.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet in 1 manuscript box
Language of Materials Note: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.076