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Guide to the People’s Educational Society and Camp Tamiment Records
||People's Educational Camp Society.
||People's Educational Camp Society and Camp Tamiment Records
||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
||4.75 linear feet (10 boxes)