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Guide to the National Lawyers Guild Records TAM.191

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596
special.collections@nyu.edu


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Part I - Keri A. Myers, 2004; Part II - Jan Hilley, 2006-2007.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 07, 2021
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 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect incorporation of 2014 accretion Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect incorporation of 2015 accretion Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect incorporation of oral history series. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect added archived websites and updated administrative information  , January 2014 , July 2014 , October 2014 , September 2016 , September 2017 , December 2020

Container List

Part 2, Series XV: 2015 Accretion, 1954-2014. 9.5 Linear Feet in 7 record cartons, 1 media box, and 1 oversize flat box 8 audiocassette 755 Megabytes on 4 floppy disks and 1 CD

Scope and Contents

This series consists of National Lawyers Guild publications, photographs, and organizational records from the 1960s-2000s. Organizational records relate predominantly to annual conventions and the National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings. These materials include NEC meeting minutes, budgets, nominations, membership reports, committee correspondence, and regional committee reports. Reports and organizing materials produced by specific committees largely address topics on international human rights including Palestine, apartheid in South Africa, US intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the War on Terror. Publications consist of copies of national referral directories (1986-2009), pamphlets, and conference programs. The series also contains records related to production and promotion of Guild publications including committee minutes, correspondence, press clippings, brochures, and programs. There are also large number of photographs and graphics, the majority of which appear to have been used in NLG publications. The bulk of the photographs were originally loose in a box, containing little clear sense of order. There is limited information about the topics addressed in the photographs or how they were used, but many relate to international campaigns in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the middle-east. Other materials in this series include a 2002 photo album on women in the National Lawyers Guild; a scrapbook of about the Palo Alto Peace Club's opposition to the Korean War (1950-1953); cassette tapes related to South Africa and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 4 floppy disks containing documents related to South African human rights hearing after the end of apartheid, and a CD of the 2009 Law of the People Convention in San Francisco.

Arrangement

This series has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor. Records in this series are grouped roughly by topic, but in several cases these grouping are spread-out across several boxes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 301 National Executive Committee and Regional Committee Meetings
1982-1994
Box: 302
Box: 302 Disorientation Handbook
1988-2009
Box: 302 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Monitoring Project
1996-1998
Box: 308 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Monitoring Project - Audio Recordings

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audio cassesttes have not been digitized. Researchers must request access copies.

1996-1998
Box: 308 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Monitoring Project - Reparations Hearings

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

These materials are born-digital. Advanced notice is required for access.

1996-1998
Box: 303 Press Clippings and Publications Records
1954-2014
Box: 309
Box: 303 Pamphlets and Investigative Reports
1978-2008
Box: 304
Box: 305 Press and Convention Planning
1989-1994
Box: 305 Publications and Events - Assorted Photographs
circa 1960s - 1990s
Box: 306
Box: 309
Box: 306 Referral Directories
1986-2009
Box: 307
Box: 307 Banquet and Convention Programs

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CD in Box 308 is born-digital. Advanced notice is required for access.

1994-2014
Box: 308 Cd : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142054854925])

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