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Guide to the George Breitman Papers TAM.169

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Ellen Kastel, Katja Vehlow, Peter Filardo, 2001. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for DACS compliance and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials, Oct 2013.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 10, 2014
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  , July 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Breitman, George
Title: George Breitman Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1919-1986
Abstract: George Breitman was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1916. After working in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Works Progress Administration, he joined the Trotskyist movement and became a founding member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in 1938. He edited The Militant and served in World War II. In the 1960s, Breitman assumed responsibility for the SWP's Pathfinder Press and edited  Writings of Leon Trotsky, 1929-1940, and wrote  Malcolm X Speaks (1965). The Papers contain biographical items, correspondence, articles, various materials pertaining to his political activities and to the history of U.S. and international Trotskyism.
Quantity: 36.0 linear feet in 33 manuscript boxes, 4 record cartons, and one folder.
Location note: Materials are stored off-site and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM.169