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Guide to the People’s Educational Society and Camp Tamiment Records TAM.007.003

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 Peter Meyer Filardo, 1995

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 06, 2016
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: People's Educational Camp Society.
Title: People's Educational Camp Society and Camp Tamiment Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1920-1972
Abstract: The People's Educational Camp Society (PECS) owned and operated Camp Tamiment, an educational and recreational summer resort (originally) for socialists and their families near Bushkill, Pa., from 1920 until its sale in 1965 to commercial interests. Camp revenues helped support the Rand School of Social Science and other progressive organizations. Camp Tamiment's success led to the revoking of PECS' tax exempt status in 1963. In 1972 PECS became the Tamiment Institute, thus taking the name of, and becoming identical with its subsidiary, founded in 1935 as the educational arm of Camp Tamiment. This collection contains minutes, correspondence, documents pertaining to PECS' tax status, brochures, programs, announcements and a brief history of the camp and the Tamiment Institute.
Quantity: 4.75 linear feet (10 boxes)
Location note: Building: Bobst Area: Cage From Aisle: 6 From Range: D From Shelf: 1 To Aisle: 6 To Range: D To Shelf: 2
Call Phrase: TAM.007.003