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Guide to the Democratic Socialists of America Records TAM.105

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

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 05, 2015
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Bonnie Gordon in 2014 to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials and for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for DACS and updated administrative information 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Democratic Socialists of America.
Title: Democratic Socialists of America Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1940-2006
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1972-1995
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 The collection also contains published and unpublished writings of Michael Harrington and files relating to his travel and speaking engagements.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: 142.25 linear feet in 148 boxes
Location note: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Call Phrase: TAM.105