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Guide to the John Lyons Papers TAM.025

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 Tamiment staff, 2008

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 08, 2014
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  , September 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lyons, John, 1881-1957
Title: John Lyons Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1905-1960
Abstract: John Lyons (1881-1957), socialist and labor leader, was a co-founder of the Rand School, and the Executive Secretary of the National Association of Retail Tailors, Cleaners and Dyers (NART), a National Recovery Act labor-management trade association. The collection contains correspondence relating to NART and related organizations, collective labor agreements for New York City locals of the Laundry Workers International Union, the 1906 minutes of the Daily Call Fair Committee, which organized a fair, presumably to raise funds for the 1908 launching of the New York Call, a socialist daily newspaper, material on Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring Branch 400 E, correspondence and other materials relating to the Reunion of Old Timers, an association of veteran members of the labor movement, correspondence and notes from Lyons' radio program on WEVD, correspondence relating to public programs sponsored by the Tamiment Institute, correspondence with the Liberal Party of New York State and the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation, and newspaper clippings by Lyons or relating to his political interests.
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Call Phrase: TAM.025