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Guide to the Leslie Cagan Papers TAM 138

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Adrien Hilton, Paul Sager, Peter Filardo

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

Descriptive Summary

Title: Leslie Cagan Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1966-2009
Abstract: Leslie Cagan was born in New York City in 1947. She graduated from New York University in 1968 with a degree in Art History. As an activist, organizer, and employee, Cagan has been involved in a range of progressive political activities in the United States, and in particular in New York City from the late 1960s to the present. Both paid and unpaid, Cagan's work with movements for social and economic justice documents the formation of progressive political organizations and highlights coalition building activities and strategies. This collection offers insight into the logistical mobilization and funding of large rallies, marches, and demonstrations as well as the organization and planning of electoral campaigns. It consists of meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, organizational mailings, literature, and brochures, press releases and press clippings, flyers, posters, mailing lists, manuals, and memoranda. Prominently represented topics include: the antinuclear and peace movements, feminism, relations between the United States and Cuba, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the struggles over the governance of the Pacifica Foundation and its affiliated radio stations, including New York City's WBAI.
Quantity: 52.5 Linear Feet in 52 record cartons and 1 manuscript box
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 138