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Guide to the Henry Foner Papers and Photographs TAM 254

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

Collection processed by Alexander Bernhardt Bloom, Keri A. Myers, and Wendy Scheir, 2005. Edited by Margaret to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials and for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description, 2013.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 09, 2018
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Foner Papers and Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1922-2013
Dates [bulk]: 1940-2004
Abstract: Henry Foner (1919- ) was president of the Joint Board, Fur, Leather and Machine Workers Union (FLM) and a social activist. After serving in World War II, Foner was appointed Welfare and Educational Director of the FLM; in 1961, he was elected union president. Foner worked on a wide range of progressive issues, from promoting civil rights to protesting the Vietnam War. After retiring in 1988, Foner taught labor history and wrote a column for the journal Jewish Currents. The records and photographs cover Foner's professional activities, familial relationships, musical interests, involvement with the Rapp-Coudert Committee and academic freedom, and other personal interests.
Quantity: 16 Linear Feet in 14 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 flat box, and 2 folders in oversize flat boxes, 1 oversize folder in flat-file cabinet
Location: Boxes 1-11 are 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 254