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Guide to the Daily Worker and  Daily World Photographs Collection  PHOTOS.223

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Hillel Arnold. Finding aid by Hillel Arnold, Erika Gottfried and Michael Nash.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 03, 2021
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Box numbers updated to match rehousing efforts. Updated by Anna Bjornsson McCormick to restore the names of Black Solidarity Day, Black History Month, and Negro History Week  , September 2018 , August 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Communist Party of the United States of America
Source - dnr: Andrews, Bill, 1937-
Source: Communist Party of the United States of America
Title: The Daily Worker and  The Daily World Photographs Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1920-2001
Dates [bulk]: 1930-1990
Abstract: The official organ of the Communist Party, USA, the Daily Worker's editorial positions reflected the policies of the Communist Party. At the same time the paper also attempted to speak to the broad left-wing community in the United States that included labor, civil rights, and peace activists, with stories covering a wide range of events, organizations and individuals in the United States and around the world. As a daily newspaper, it covered the major stories of the twentieth century. However, the paper always placed an emphasis on radical social movements, social and economic conditions particularly in working class and minority communities, poverty, labor struggles, racial discrimination, right wing extremism with an emphasis on fascist and Nazi movements, and of course the Soviet Union and the world-wide Communist movement. The paper has had a succession of names and has been published in varying frequences between daily to weekly over the course of its existence. In 2010 it ceased print publication and became an electronic, online-only, weekly publication titled the  People's World. The bulk of the collection consists of printed photographic images produced through a variety of processes, collected by the photography editors of the  Daily Worker and its successor newspapers as a means of maintaining an organized collection of images for use in publication. Images of many important people, groups and events associated with the CPUSA and the American Left are present in the collection, as well as images of a wide variety of people, subjects and events not explicitly linked with the CPUSA or Left politics.
Quantity: 227 Linear Feet in 226 record cartons and 2 oversized boxes.
Language: Captions are in English, Russian and German.
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.223
Sponsor: Detailed processing for this collection was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)