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Preliminary Inventory to the Harry Fleischman Papers TAM.115

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 Michael V. D'Ambrosio and Daniel Michelson, Jun 2011

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 03, 2014
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials  , May 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fleischman, Harry.
Title: Harry Fleischman Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1929-1994
Abstract: Harry Fleischman was a lifelong labor and socialist activist. His activities in the Socialist Party included serving as National Chairman of the Red Falcons, regional director of the Indiana-Illinois Socialist Party, and campaign manager for Norman Thomas's presidential campaigns in 1944 and 1948. These experiences informed his book, Norman Thomas: A Biography, published by W.W. Norton in 1964. Fleischman also worked as the labor and political editor of the Voice of America, as the director of labor and race relations at the American Jewish Committee, and was a board member of the Workers Defense League. This collection contains correspondence, typescripts, testimony, transcripts, scrapbooks, memos, photographs and research files. The research files pertain to Fleischman's Norman Thomas biography and to an uncompleted film project on Thomas.
Quantity: 38.0 linear feet in 39 records cartons, and 5 oversize folders.
Location note: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.115