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Guide to the Daniel Nilva Papers TAM 272

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Daniel Nilva Papers
Dates: undated
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 272

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Historical/Biographical Note

Daniel Nilva was a freelance photographer involved in the Film and Photo League in the 1920s. Nilva also worked as a staff photographer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union for many years and saw himself as an historian of the role of the Communist Party in the labor movement.

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Scope and Contents

This small collection contains various newsletters, publications, and mailings by the Communist Party, the Socialist Party, the Young Communist League and Communist Party opposition groups on the Left. There is also a small amount of biographical material on Nilva.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Nilva, Daniel.
  • Nilva, Sheila Cole

Document Type

  • Circular letters.
  • Newsletters.

Subject Organizations

  • Young Communist League of the U.S.
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
  • International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
  • Communist Party of the United States of America

Subject Topics

  • Communism -- United States.
  • Communists -- United States.
  • Jewish communists -- United States.
  • Socialism -- United States.
  • Labor unions and communism -- United States.
  • Photographers -- United States.
  • Communist parties -- United States.
  • Trotskyism |z United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Daniel Nilva or Sheila Cole Nilva was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Daniel Nilva Photographs (Photographs 067)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sheila Cole Nilva in 1993. The accession number associated with this gift is 1994.028.

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