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Stephanie Oursler Papers TAM 298

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephanie Oursler Papers
Dates: circa 1955 - 1970
Quantity: 0.75 Linear Feet in 2 manuscript boxes
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1-2
Call Phrase: TAM 298

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Historical/Biographical Note

Stephanie Oursler is a progressive, feminist and labor activist.

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Scope and Contents

Contains circulars, reports, and other internal documents and printed ephemera including produced by and relating to several New Left organizations, principally based in New York City, including the women's and peace movements, files on sexual discrimination in employment and in the workplace, the Black Panther Party, essays submitted to the "New York Element" of the Peace and Freedom Party, and documents relating to the negotiation of the first contract of the Social Service Employees Union. Some of the material is authored by Oursler. One notable document is a 16 pp. typescript on the relations between the SDA (Social Democracy of America -- possibly referring to or a shortening of the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation) and the Young Socialist League, probably written in the mid to late 1950s.


This collection had not been arranged by an archivist. Materials are in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Oursler, Stephanie.
  • Oursler, Stephanie.

Subject Organizations

  • Social Democracy of America
  • Black Panther Party
  • Young Socialist League (U.S.)
  • Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation
  • Peace and Freedom Party (U.S.)
  • Social Service Employees Union. Local 371

Subject Topics

  • Feminism -- United States.
  • Third parties (United States politics)
  • Black nationalism -- United States.
  • Discrimination in employment -- United States.
  • Sex discrimination against women -- United States.
  • Feminists -- United States.
  • Socialism and youth -- United States.
  • New Left -- United States.
  • Peace movements -- 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 Stephanie Oursler was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Stephanie Oursler Papers; TAM 298; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown. The accession number associated with this gift is 1950.103.

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