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Guide to the Charles Rivers Photographs and Scrapbooks TAM 260

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Rivers Photographs and Scrapbooks
Dates [inclusive]: 1921-1989
Dates [bulk]: 1930-1989
Abstract: Charles Rivers was an amateur photographer and Executive Secretary of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), District 3 in Schenectady, NY. This collection contains photocopies of three scrapbooks and the original clippings, correspondence and photographs, as well as a limited amount of additional correspondence and ephemera. The collection also includes over six hundred negatives and forty mounted enlarged photographs. The collection documents the construction of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, labor organizing, anti-war demonstrations (both before WWII and during the Vietnam War), as well as demonstrations against fascism in Greece and in favor of disarmament.
Quantity: 2.75 Linear Feet in 3 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize flat box.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 260

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Historical/Biographical Note

Charles Rivers was a machinist, labor union organizer, civil rights and peace activist, and amateur photographer. His birth name was Constantinos Kapornaros (or Kostandinos Kapernaros). The facts about Rivers' birth remain unclear. In a 1991 interview, Rivers stated that he was born in Denver, Colorado on May 20, 1904, but by some accounts he immigrated to Denver with his parents from the town of Vahos in Mani, Greece. Apparently Rivers' parents immigrated to Colorado with the intention of entering the hotel business, but later moved to Manchester, New Hampshire and then to Saco Biddeford, Maine, where other immigrants from Mani lived and where work was available in the textile mills. Rivers' father worked in sales for a textile concern, and his brothers apparently worked "in maintenance," perhaps repairing machines in the mills. Rivers' mother eventually quit working in the textile mills to care for her children. Rivers himself never worked in the mills; he attended school in Saco Biddeford and graduated from high school there in 1920. Foreseeing a postwar slump in the textile industry, Rivers' father moved the family to Boston. In Boston Rivers' brother, who adopted the last name Laughlin and eventually became a steelworker and trade union activist with the fur trades in Pittsburgh, introduced Rivers to the Communist Party's newspaper, the Daily Worker, and to political and trade union activism. Rivers eventually joined and later left the Communist Party, although the exact dates of each are unknown.

Rivers did not attend college. After high school, he hitchhiked and made his way by freight train as far as Chicago, before returning to New York City. Two Swedish friends who were working as ironworkers eventually found him employment. According to one account by Rivers, the name "Charles Rivers" was the suggestion of an immigration officer and he used the name instead of Kapornaros in order to find work in the iron shops. Another version that Rivers told was that he took his name from Boston's Charles River. Cooper was another name that Rivers used occasionally in the 1920s; according to one account this was a name that Greek-American activists used regularly as an alias to avoid being identified when participating in militant political activities. By the late 1920s, Rivers had worked on the construction of both the Chrysler and on the Empire State buildings, which he also photographed. He worked as a bolter on the Empire State Building and recalled that he suffered from vertigo on the job.

In between his Chrysler and Empire State building jobs, Charles Rivers became involved with the Communist Party-associated Trade Union Education League (TUEL), and it was from this time that he launched into trade union and political activism in earnest. For several years he alternated ironworking jobs with trade union organization. Among his first assignments as a TUEL organizer was to visit and assess the aftermath of the Gastonia, North Carolina, textile workers strike of 1929. Rivers maintained that his education in industrial unionism came both through his practical work experiences and extensive reading of socialist and communist literature.

After Rivers completed his work on the Empire State Building, he took an opportunity offered by the TUEL to live in the Soviet Union, and spent two years working in the TUEL's Moscow office and working a maintenance job in a metal shop. Rivers maintained contact with the Soviet Union throughout his life in both cultural and political capacities. On his return from the Soviet Union, James J. Matles, the then-Director of Organization at the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), sent Rivers to Schenectady, New York, to help build an industrial union for workers at the General Electric plant there. Rivers also organized a carpet workers' strike in Amsterdam, New York, and upon his return to New York City, worked with the UE again to organize workers in Brooklyn. Rivers became a district representative for the Federation of Metal Arts Unions and then an international representative for the UE's Northeastern district, which included Massachussetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Although he considered enlisting to fight in the Spanish Civil War, he recalled that the UE's leaders convinced him to continue with his organizing and negotiation efforts in the United States.

In the 1940s Rivers married Sophia May, a politically active woman of Russian-Jewish descent. They had two sons, James and Ronald, born in 1943 and 1949.

During the McCarthy era Rivers lost his job as a laboratory technician in an iron shop because he had been subpoenaed to testify before a legislative committee and pled the Fifth Amendment.

Rivers' activism was not limited to the trade union movement. During the Depression he became involved in the development of social security, unemployment insurance, and government housing programs. In the 1930s he also attended anti-imperialist demonstrations protesting British rule in India and opposed United States involvement in World War II. In the 1950s and 1960s he opposed the United States' involvement in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and actively opposed United States foreign policy in Cuba, Iran, and Nicaragua.

In the 1970s, when a military junta seized power in his homeland, Rivers joined a small anti-Junta group called the Committee for Freedom and Democracy in Greece. As a member of the executive committee for the group he worked to raise awareness about the junta as well as the Central Intelligence Agency's involvement in bringing the junta to power.

"Retiring" at 72, Rivers became increasingly active in the anti-nuclear movement in New York City. In the 1980s, he was involved with the Riverside Church Disarmament Task Force.

There is very little information about Charles Rivers' training as a photographer, although it is known that he was interested in photography since childhood. Rivers' best-known photographs are those that he took during his lunch breaks while he worked as an iron worker on the Chrysler and Empire State buildings. Using a Zeiss Nikon camera that he kept in his toolbox, Rivers apparently made hundreds of pictures that documented his and his coworkers' efforts. Among these images is his best-known photograph-a 1930 self-portrait on the Chrysler building entitled "Bolter Up." In 1986 Rivers submitted "Bolter Up" to the International Year of Peace art contest sponsored by the Moscow publication New Times. He received a prize and a diploma for this photograph, which was featured on the back cover of an issue of the magazine. Rivers believed himself to be the only one among his coworkers at the Chrysler and Empire State buildings to make photographs while at work. During the time that he shot these photographs, Rivers was apparently unaware of Lewis Hine's photographic study of the construction of the Empire State Building, although he was later influenced by Hine's work, saying, "The moment I saw his pictures-they were my people. "

It is unlikely that Rivers ever used photography for any significant commercial purposes. Instead, his photographs documented the different activities that he was involved in throughout his life, which so often included social and political activism. Of his photography he commented, "I have always been interested in photographing people, especially when making history."

Mr. Rivers died in 1993, two weeks after moving to Arlington, Texas to enter a nursing home.

Sources:

Burton, Anthony. "Builds a Bridge to Students." May 12, 1970, Daily News.

Fox, Jan. "The hands of a builder and the eyes of an artist." People's Daily World, June 9, 1987

Haberstich, David E., Guide to the Charles Rivers Photographs Collection. (National Museum of American History).

Sewell, Carol. "Photographer looked at U.S. from high view." December 27, 1986, Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Rivers, Charles. Audiotape interview with Charles Rivers by Debra Bernhardt, April 29, 1991. New Yorkers at Work Collection. Tamiment Library. (OH.001) (Note: Transcript of this interview is available.)

Zahavi, Gerald. "Passionate Commitments: Race, Sex, and Communism at Schenectady General Electric, 1932-1954." Journal of American History, Vol. 83, No. 2 (Sep 1996), pp. 514 -548.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains photocopies of three scrapbooks, which were disassembled during processing, and the original clippings, correspondence and approximately two hundred photographs which were included in the scrapbooks. There is also a limited amount of additional correspondence and ephemera which has been incorporated into Series I of this collection. Notable individuals represented in the correspondence files include Cesar Chavez, Congressman William F. Ryan, Rockwell Kent, Michael Quill, Albert Shanker, and Pete Seeger. The clippings and photographs from the scrapbooks document the construction of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, labor organizing, anti-war demonstrations (both before WWII and during the Vietnam War), as well as demonstrations against fascism in Greece and in favor of disarmament.

Also included in this collection are six hundred and fifteen negatives, many of which have corresponding prints included in the scrapbooks. These negatives document similar topics and events, including construction projects, labor organizing and anti-war activism. Lastly, there are forty mounted enlargements of these photographs, which are included in Series III.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series, one of which is arranged into subseries. Series I and III are arranged alphabetically, series II is arranged chronologically.

Series I: Scrapbooks, 1930-1989

Series II: Negatives, 1921-1989

Subseries II:A: Demonstrations, Rallies, Parades, 1930-1989

Subseries II:B: Communist Party, 1930-1940

Subseries II:C: Personalities/Portraits, 1930-1979

Subseries II:D: Strikes, 1946-1968

Subseries II:E: Unions - Ironworkers, 1930-1939

Subseries II:F: Worksites, 1921-1929

Subseries II:G: Miscellaneous Events, 1929-1989

Series III: Photographic Prints and Clippings, 1929-1988

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Ryan, William F., 1922-1972 -- |v Correspondence
  • Roosevelt, Elliott, 1910-1990 -- |v Correspondence
  • Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993
  • Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
  • Quill, Mike. -- |v Correspondence
  • Matles, James J. -- |v Correspondence
  • Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993 -- |v Correspondence
  • Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. -- |v Correspondence
  • Fonda, Jane.
  • Seeger, Pete, 1919- -- |v Correspondence

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Black-and-white negatives.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Printed ephemera.

Subject Organizations

  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Subject Topics

  • Communists -- United States.
  • Anti-fascist movements.
  • Fascism -- Greece.
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States.
  • Demonstrations -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Demonstrations |y 1930-1990.
  • Labor unions -- United States.
  • Labor unions and communism -- United States.
  • Photographers -- United States.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Greece |x Politics and government |y 1967-1974.
  • Peekskill (N.Y.).
  • Schenectady (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Charles Rivers were transferred to New York University in 1991 by Charles Rivers. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Charles Rivers Photographs and Scrapbooks; TAM 260; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Archival Materials

Additional prints of Charles Rivers' photographs are held in the collections of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Separated Materials

A set of 38 reproductions "Posters of the Russian Revolution, 1917-1929" were transferred to the Tamiment Library Posters and Broadsides Collection (GRAPHICS 002), as were four original pen and ink cartoons by Fred Wright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Series II of this collection has been microfilmed and must be used in that format.

Existence and Location of Copies

Series II of this collection has been microfilmed (R-7850) and must be used in that format. For a complete list linking shoot numbers to reel and frame numbers on the microfilm, go to: http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/rivers_micro.pdf Please note that in the container list for Series II, shoot numbers are listed in the column for "item."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Charles Rivers in 1991. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1991.002, NPA.1991.007, 1991.009, NPA.1991.012, NPA.1991.013.

Processing Information note

At the time of donation, the three scrapbooks were photocopied and disassembled. Two notebooks were also disassembled at this time. Clippings, some of which were photocopied and the originals discarded, and correspondence were transfered to the Charles Rivers Papers (TAM 260), while the photographs were transfered to the Charles Rivers Photographs (PHOTOS 050). In 2014 the photographs were reincorporated into the Charles Rivers Papers (TAM 260). The collection was then renamed the Charles Rivers Photographs and Scrapbooks to better reflect the collection's content.

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Container List

Series I: Scrapbooks, 1930-1989

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Scrapbook One (Photocopies)
1931-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Scrapbook Two (Photocopies)
1960s-1980s
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Scrapbook Three (Photocopies)
1960-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence: General
1937-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Government (Includes Ed Koch, Daniel P. Moynihan, Jacob Javits)
1962-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Labor (Includes Ceaser Chavez, Michael J. Quill and Albert Shanker)
1942-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Media
1965-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Rockwell Kent (Includes Greek Anti-Fascism)
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Pete and Toshi Seeger
1967-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Greece: Anti-Fascism
1960s-1970s
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Miscellaneous (Vietnam War, Civil Rights, Labor)
1937-1970s
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Photographs: Chrysler Building Construction
1929
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Photographs: Columbia University Student Strike
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Photographs: Empire State Building Construction
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Photographs: General
1930s
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Photographs: General
1940s
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Photographs: General
1960s
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Photographs: General
1970s
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Photographs: General
1980s

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Series II: Negatives, 1921-1989

Subseries II:A: Demonstrations, Rallies, Parades, 1930-1989

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Item : 474 Demonstrations [United Brotherhood of Carpenter and Joiners of America]
undated
Box: 1 Item : 27 Peace Demonstration
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 9 Anti-Imperialist [Demonstration against U.S. interference in the affairs of Colombia. Signs include: "Help the Colombian Workers Win the Strike," and "Withdraw the US Warship from Colombia."]
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 6 Engdahl Speaking--Battery
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 463 Demonstration--Union Square
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 26 Anti-War Demonstration
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 15 Demonstration--Union Square
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 14 Demonstrations [1933 and 1934?]
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 18 Demonstration
1930s
Box: 1 Item : 17 Cops--Union Square
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 31 May Day, New Britain, CT, 2 negatives show Bindenkopf speaking
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 8 Anti-Imperialist Demonstration
1931
Box: 1 Item : 13 Union Square Demonstration
1933
Box: 1 Item : 16 Demonstration
1934
Box: 1 Item : 19 Demonstration protesting imprisonment in fascist Germany and Mooney and Billings in California
1934
Box: 1 Item : 433 Marine Workers Demonstrating for Jobs. Forerunner of the National Maritime Union
1934
Box: 1 Item : 24 Anti-War March
1934
Box: 1 Item : 20 Anti-Fascist Demonstration--Union Square
1934
Box: 1 Item : 28 Assembling to March
1934
Box: 1 Item : 33 National Youth Day Demonstration
1934
Box: 1 Item : 29 May Day
1934
Box: 1 Item : 32 [Demonstration: Sign "TDA"]
1934
Box: 1 Item : 485 Actor's Union/Artist Union March against War
1935
Box: 1 Item : 22 Demonstration against German Fascism
1935
Box: 1 Item : 34 United Youth Day--Demonstrating
1935
Box: 1 Item : 30 May Day
1935
Box: 1 Item : 21 Picketing German Shipline offices at the Battery
1935
Box: 1 Item : 10 Anti-British Imperialism pro-Gandhi Demonstrations--NYC--Battery
[1936]
Box: 1 Item : 23 March against Fascism and for Peace
1936
Box: 1 Item : 25 Peace March
1936
Box: 1 Item : 11 South Ferry -- Battery demonstration against British clubbing Gandhi non-violent followers. This demonstration erupted into violence with police and civilian casualities.
1936
Box: 1 Item : 422 Civil Rights Demonstration [Includes sign: "American Federation of Teachers Demand Abolition of House Un-American Activities Committee!"]
[1950s?]
Box: 1 Item : 425 Columbia Students Demonstrations [St. Nicholas Avenue & 124th Street]
[1960s?]
Box: 1 Item : 438 Cuba-Castro Demonstration
[1960s?]
Box: 1 Item : 453 Demonstration [at Fifth Avenue & 83rd Street] [Signs include: "Bread not Bombs for the Starving" "Destroy Weapons not Nations"]
[1960s?]
Box: 1 Item : 455 March during Cuban [Missle] Crisis [man on far left may be Charles Rivers]
[1962]
Box: 1 Item : 434 Columbia Students, Washington, D.C.
1963
Box: 1 Item : 429 Anti-War March, Fifth Ave., NYC
1965
Box: 1 Item : 420 Camping [in front of Butler Library]--Columbia University Campus
1968
Box: 1 Item : 423 Columbia Students Demonstrating on the Campus
1968
Box: 1 Item : 424 Columbia Students [College Walk, Kent Hall]
1968
Box: 1 Item : 426 Barnard Strike Sign [Sign, hung just inside the gate to Barnard College, advertising a teach-in]
1968
Box: 1 Item : 495 Board of Education, Picket Line
[1968?]
Box: 1 Item : 446 Demonstration against Greek Fascist Junta
1969
Box: 1 Item : 464 Pete Seeger, Hudson River
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 430 Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 449 City College Demonstration
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 465 NYC Scenes [Daily News Pickets]
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 454 Demonstration [Signs include slogan: "Morningside Tenants Council, No More Harrisburgs"]
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 441 Anti-Shah (of Iran) March
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 444 Jason--New York Times Picture [Arms Race]
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 428 Columbia Nuclear Reactor Protest
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 447 Jane Fonda speaking at Anti-War Rally [City College?]
1972
Box: 1 Item : 427 City College Demonstration for Continuing Free Tuition
1972
Box: 1 Item : 431 Angela Davis protest meeting Central Park, NYC
1972
Box: 1 Item : 432 Demonstration in [on] behalf of Angela Davis--Dick Gregory speaking
1972
Box: 1 Item : 459 Pete Seeger at Angela Davis Meeting--Central Park--NYC
1972
Box: 1 Item : 493 Jobs for Youth City Hall [Demonstration]
1978
Box: 1 Item : 462 Demonstration [on] behalf of the Chilean people [Signs include: "For ITT, Nixon Risks World War III!"]
1978
Box: 1 Item : 439 China Invades Vietnam
[1979?]
Box: 1 Item : 470 Demonstration, Union Square [?]
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 492 Stop the Arms Race [demonstration on the West Side, NYC]
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 491 Outdoor Tenants' Meeting [Includes sign: "Citywide Tenants Unity Day III, Sunday October 5"]
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 490 Columbia University Divest [from] South Africa [Picket signs include: "Since last month's trustee meeting, 43,200 dead of malnutrition, arrested for passbook law in South Africa. The time for "investigation" is over! Divest Now!"]
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 480 Sydenham Hospital--Harlem--Demonstration to save hospital from being closed
1980
Box: 1 Item : 440 [Frank] Barbaro
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 473 Anti-Nuclear Missiles in NYC Harbor [Includes sign: "Riverside Church Says NO to Trident"]
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 70 Anti-Trident Demonstrations, Groton, CT
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 450 Demonstration re: Nicaragua
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 443 West-Side Anti Nuclear
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 478 Hiroshima Day Demonstration
Aug 1, 1980
Box: 1 Item : 481 IRA Irish picket and demonstration before British consulate on 3rd Ave., NYC
1981
Box: 1 Item : 504 Iron Workers Local 455 NYC - participating in Solidarity Day Demonstration - Washington, DC
1982
Box: 1 Item : 458 Riverside Church Members Demonstrating for Peace---Jobs--Civil Rights--Washington, D.C.
1983
Box: 1 Item : 468 Labor Day Parade [Includes sign: "Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners"]
1983
Box: 1 Item : 448 No Cruise Missiles in NYC Harbor--Outside Port Authority Building
1984
Box: 1 Item : 467 Labor Day Parade [Signs include: "Iron Workers Local 455"; "Jobs Not War"; "Free South Africa"; "Stop Union Busting"]
1985
Box: 1 Item : 445 Demonstration against Missiles in NYC Harbor
1985

Subseries II:B: Communist Party, 1930-1940

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Item : 4 Communist [Party] Headquarters--Union Square.
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 489 Workers Center--Brooklyn [Signs include: "Fight against Imperialist War Defend the Soviet Union Organize and Strike against Wage Cuts, Vote Communist!"; "Fight for the Unemployed Insurance Bill, Vote Communist"; "Third Anniversary Ball tendered by the Williamsburg Workers Club"]
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 5 Communist Party Headquarters
1933
Box: 1 Item : 488 Workers Center--Union Square [exterior, Communist Party USA headquarters; building exterior is covered with signs/banners that include: "Vote Communist"; "All out on Union Square Aug. 1 at 5 pm"; "Demonstrate Against Imperialist War For Defense of the Soviet Union!, Fight Police Terror, Unemployment, and War Preparations"]
ca.1939-1940

Subseries II:C: Personalities/Portraits, 1930-1940

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Item : 12 Bates, Ruby [recanting complainant in the "Scottsboro Boys" Case] with Charles Rivers and Anne Burlack
1932
Box: 1 Item : 456 Burlack, Anne [at anti-war demonstration?]
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 436 Fasanella, Ralph
[1950s?]
Box: 1 Item : 460 Seeger, Pete
[1970s?]

Subseries II:D: Strikes, 1946-1968

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Item : 483 [Quanit] Product Machine Strike
undated
Box: 1 Item : 38 Walk Out at GE, Schenectady, NY
[1946?]
Box: 1 Item : 37 GE Strikers, Schenectady, NY
[1946?]
Box: 1 Item : 35 Strike Scene Schenectady, NY
1946
Box: 1 Item : 36 Demonstration against layoffs at GE
1949
Box: 1 Item : 421 Community Support to Columbia University Students Strike
1968

Subseries II:E: Unions - Ironworkers, 1930-1939

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Item : 437 Local 455 Outing--Peekskill, NY
undated
Box: 1 Item : 487 Union Headquarters [Ironworkers?]--Brooklyn--Smith Street, Charles Street [man--possibly Charles Rivers--reading Labor Unity in front of a "Free Mooney--Labor's Champion" poster]
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 435 Union Headquarters of One of the Founding Unions of the CIO. Brooklyn, NY [Ironworkers Union?] and "Wheels Shipyard delegates to NLRB in Washington D.C."
1934

Sunseries II:F: Worksites, 1921-1929

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Item : 482 Hotel Workers at the Fabyan House--White Mountains, NH
1921
Box: 1 Item : 3 Keeping up with the news during lunch. Chrysler [Building]
1929
Box: 1 Item : 2 Iron Worker, Chrysler Building
1929
Box: 1 Item : 1 NYC as viewed from the Chrysler Building during construction
1929
Box: 1 Item : 39 NYC as viewed from the Chrysler Building during construction
1929

Subseries II:G: Miscellaneous Events, 1929-1989

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Item : 503 Sharing [Horse and birds drinking water on the street]
undated
Box: 1 Item : 494 Straus Memorial [Sculpture/memorial for Ida and Isidor Straus at Straus Park, 107th and Broadway, NYC]
undated
Box: 1 Item : 466 Ludlow Massacre [Monument]
undated
Box: 1 Item : 72 Pathe [Studio?] Fire
[Dec 10, 1929?]
Box: 1 Item : 486 Funeral of Alfred Leni, black worker shot in Harlem [Sign/banner: "Pledge to carry on the fight against boss …beside the body of Alfred Leni …Murdered by Police at Harlem anti-lynch."]
[1930s?]
Box: 1 Item : 7 Textile Mill--North Carolina
1930
Box: 1 Item : 484 Federal Food Distribution--Brooklyn
1934
Box: 1 Item : 471 Derelict City--South Bronx
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 479 Dialogue [2 horses near a subway entrance]
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 451 Decay of a City--NY
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 461 Washington Square [two men in wheelchairs]
[1970s?]
Box: 1 Item : 442 Amon Carter Museum Fort Worth, Texas
[1980s?]
Box: 1 Item : 469 Dakota [Apartment] Building; City Scene, NYC
[1980?]
Box: 1 Item : 476 [John Lennon's Death: Dakota Apartment Building]
[1980?]
Box: 1 Item : 475 [John Lennon's Death: Dakota Apartment Building]
[1980?]
Box: 1 Item : 477 John Lennon--Entrance to his home where he was murdered, and Central Park meeting following his death
1980
Box: 1 Item : 505 Jim Crow Section - Charlotte, NC
undated

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Series III: Photographic Prints and Clippings, 1929-1988

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Clippings
1938-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Columbia University Student Strike
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Construction (I)
1929-1930
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Construction (II)
1929-1930
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Demonstrations: Anti-Nuclear
1979-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Demonstrations: Anti-War (I)
1934
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Demonstrations: Anti-War (II)
1933-1936; 1970s
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Demonstrations: General
1930-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Demonstrations: General (Includes Greece, Students, May Day)
1930s, 1970s-1980s
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Demonstrations: Greece
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Labor
1960, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous
1934, 1985-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous (Includes Pete Seeger)
1930, 1983

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