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Guide to the Democratic Socialists of America Records TAM.105

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Peter Meyer Filardo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 10, 2023
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid was edited by Amy C. Vo to reflect a 2019 accretion. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for additional administration information and the incorporation of archived websites  , February 2019 , March 2023

Descriptive Summary

Source: Democratic Socialists of America
Source: Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (U.S.)
Creator: Democratic Socialists of America
Title: Democratic Socialists of America Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1940-2023, ongoing
Dates [bulk]: 1972-2013
Abstract: Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) was founded in 1973 as the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee and led by Michael Harrington (1928-1989), best known as the author of The Other America (1962) and became DSA upon its merger with the New American Movement (a New Left organization) in 1982. The collection contains administrative records, including convention materials, minutes, correspondence (including that of Michael Harrington), photographs, state and local chapter files, including local publications, membership files, committee, project, and topical files; correspondence and some administrative records of DSA's Youth Section; reports and proceedings of the Socialist International, of which DSA is the U.S. affiliate. The collection also contains published and unpublished writings of Michael Harrington and files relating to his travel and speaking engagements.
Quantity: 149.25 Linear Feet in 148 boxes, 5 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 2 media boxes, and 1 oversize folder in shared housing
Quantity: 194.48 Gigabytes
Quantity: 10 videocassettes (vhs)
Quantity: 43 websites in 43 archived websites.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English. Websites are in English, Arabic, and Spanish.
Call Phrase: TAM.105