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Guide to the Rand School of Social Science Records TAM.007

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 23, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Amy C. Vo to prepare materials for offsite storage  , August 2019.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the administrative records of the Rand School of Social Science, including the papers of the Rand School Board of Directors and the American Socialist Society which was the governing body of the Rand School. Correspondence files constitute the largest quantity of records in the Rand School collection. Most of the items in this series pertain to the period, 1930-1949, although there is correspondence covering the entire history of the Rand School. In additional to course records from the Rand School, there are also transcripts of lectures and debates, correspondence and manuscripts.

The financial records of the Rand School consist of correspondence, audits and treasurer's reports, bequests and wills, concert benefit papers, lists of contributors to the sustaining fund, and the one Third of a Century Fund papers. Materials from the Rand School Bookstore include reports and plans of the bookstore, financial records, job applications, printed catalogues of books, advertising flyers and brochures, and correspondence. Publications include reports, pamphlets, books, The American Labor Year Book, Index to Labor Articles, serials, course bulletins, announcements, correspondence course lesson books, ephemera, and press releases.


Folders are generally arranged chronologically within each series except pamphlets and publications which are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into nine series, three of which are arranged into sub-series:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1901-1956

Subseries IA: Rand School Boards/Minutes, 1907-1956

Subseries IB: American Socialist Society, 1901-1956

Series II: General Correspondence, 1913-1957

Series III: Course Records, 1917-1955

Subseries IIIA: Course Records and Correspondence, 1925-1953

Subseries IIIB: Miscellaneous Records, 1917-1955

Subseries IIIC: Transcripts of Lectures and Debates, 1920-1945

Subseries IIID: Manuscripts, 1931-1950

Series IV: Financial Records, 1912-1955

Series V: Rand School Bookstore Records, 1922-1956

Series VI: Publications, 1906-1955

Subseries VIA: Correspondence and Reports, 1912-1953

Subseries VIB: Pamphlets and Books, 1914-1954

Subseries VIC: The American Labor Year Book, 1916-1932

Subseries VID: Index to Labor Articles, 1926- 1953

Subseries VIE: Serials, 1918-1955

Subseries VIF: Course Bulletins and Announcements, 1906-1955

Subseries VIG: Correspondence Course Lesson Books, 1913-1936

Subseries VIH: Ephemera, 1911-1955

Subseries VII: Press Releases, 1926-1955

Series VII: Addendum, 1910-1955

Series VIII: Fragile Originals, undated

Series IX: Embossing Stamp, undated