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Guide to the National Council of American Soviet Friendship Records TAM 134

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Mark Rosenzweig in 1989 and Stacy Kinlock in 1992. Edited by Bonnie Gordon for DACS compliancy and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials in 2013. Box 17 added by Rachel Schimke in May 2014.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 18, 2018
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: National Council of American-Soviet Friendship Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1919-1990
Dates [bulk]: 1943-1988
Abstract: The National Council of American-Soviet Friendship succeeded the National Council on Soviet Relations, founded in 1941. The NCSR grew out of the more overtly radical American-Soviet friendship movement of the 1930's, whose organizational center was the Friends of the Soviet Union founded in 1929. The Council, composed largely of professionals who were sympathetic to Socialism, believed that the USSR and the United States should join together in their common fight against fascism. In 1946, the House Un-American Activities Committee began a formal investigation of NCASF, and in 1947, it was indicted for failure to register with the Subversive Activities Control Board. Throughout its operation, the NCASF issued numerous pamphlets and bibliographies about life in the Soviet Union, as well as information on American-Soviet relations. The collection includes the correspondence of the NCASF's principal officers, publications, flyers, scrapbooks,and photographs.
Quantity: 16.25 Linear Feet in 14 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize flat box, and 1 oversize folder.
Location: Boxes 1-9 stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 134