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Guide to the National Lawyers Guild Records TAM.191

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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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 XVIII: Archived Websites, September 2007-ongoing. 8 websites in 8 archived websites.

National Lawyers Guild Archived Website: September 2007-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/http://www.nlg.org/]

National Immigration Project Archived Website: September 2007-May 2020

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/]

National Lawyers Guild International Committee Archived Website: September 2007-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/https://nlginternational.org/]

National Police Accountability Project Archived Website: September 2007-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/https://www.nlg-npap.org/]

National Immigration Project Archived Website: April 2020-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/https://nipnlg.org/]

Labor and Employment Committee of the National Lawyers Guild Archived Website: December 2011-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/http://nlg-laboremploy-comm.org/]

National Lawyers Guild New York City Chapter Archived Website: September 2007-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/https://nlgnyc.org/]

Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild Archived Website: September 2007-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/https://nlgmltf.org/]

Scope and Content Note

The National Lawyers Guild, founded in 1937, is a non-profit federation of lawyers, legal workers, and law students, who use the law to advance social justice and support progressive social movements. It was the first integrated bar association. The website lists their current campaigns, their chapters, and news. The series also contains websites related to projects of the National Lawyers Guild. The National Immigration Project (http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org) provides assistance and support to legal practitioners, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and advocates seeking and working to advance the rights of non-United States citizens. The website contains publications, seminar listings, listings of immigration lawyers, news, trainings, and tools for practitioners and community members. The National Lawyers Guild International Committee (https://nlginternational.org/) supports legal work around the world "to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests." The website contains news, information on subcommittees (Task Force on the Americas, Palestine Subcommittee, Cuba Subcommittee, Indigenous Peoples' Rights Committee, Africa Subcommittee, Haiti Subcommittee, Middle East North Africa Action Group, Human Rights Framework Project, Agent Orange Working Group, Puerto Rico Subcommittee, and Article 9 Working Group), event listings, and publications. National Police Accountability Project (https://www.nlg-npap.org/) is a non-profit membership organization of plaintiff's lawyers, law students and legal workers dedicated to ending law enforcement and detention officer abuse of authority through coordinated legal action, public education, and support for grassroots and victims' organizations combating misconduct. The website contains news and opinions, event listings, publications, and resources.

The Labor and Employment Committee of the National Lawyers Guild is a non-profit unincorporated legal association engaged in legal education and advocacy. The website contains information on their annual meetings and national events in concert with the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee; steering committee members; mentorship program; job postings; press releases; newsletter; resources on economic rights, elections, employment, immigration, injured workers, international issues labor, mass defense, OSHA, wage and hour, and Worker Centers; and projects related to Amicus, Immigrant Workers, International Labor, International Cuba Research, Labor Law Issues, Mass Defense, organizing Labor, Occupational Safety & Health, Section 7 Rights, Solidarity, Voter Protection, Worker Centers, Working America, and other action as needed.

The National Lawyers Guild New York City Chapter aims to provide fellowship for law professionals in New York City who seek a radical vision of economic, social and environmental justice. The website contains information on their governance; their foundation; the Parole Preparation Project; committees regarding environmenal justice, animal rights, mass incarceration, mass defense, labor and employment, immigration, and restorative justice; student chapters; events and news; press releases; job postings; resources and training regarding legal observers and know your rights, and a referral directory. In 2020, the website added a section regarding the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter Civil Litigation Task Force.

The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild is an organization of radical lawyers and legal workers interested in draft, military, and veterans issues. The website contains their quarterly journal On Watch; information on governance; news on Military Law practice and training, GI rights and counseling, advocacy, analysis, and opinion; press releases; position statements, training and education materials; Military Law library; memoranda on desertion, command influence, individual ready reserves, dissent and whistleblowers, casualty assistance, discharges, and military sexual violence; other publications; book reviews; and convention materials.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

Accruals

New site crawls are accrued semiannually.

In 2020, https://nipnlg.org/ accruals were increased to biweekly.

Appraisal

Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of nlg.org, nlginternational.org, nlg-npap.org, and nationalimmigrationproject.org, nipnlg.org, nlgmltf.org, nlgnyc.org, and nlg-laboremploy-comm.org in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Crawl was expanded to include Google Docs.

Facebook was blocked at nlg.org.

Robots.txt (a piece of code designed to limit crawler activity within a website) was ignored on nlg-npap.org.