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Guide to the Science & Society Editorial Files  TAM 555

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Rachel Schimke, 2013

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 19, 2018
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Science & Society Editorial Files
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1960-2009
Dates [bulk]: 1990-2009
Abstract: Science & Society is a scholarly Marxist quarterly founded in 1936. The editorial staff's records are comprised of author files, administrative correspondence, and the minutes and correspondence of the editorial board.
Quantity: 5.5 Linear Feet in 6 record cartons
Location: Materials 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 555

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Historical/Biographical Note

Science & Society is a scholarly Marxist quarterly founded in 1936. The journal is interdisciplinary, applying a Marxist perspective to a broad range of topics; however, political economy is the most frequently represented topic, followed by Marxist philosophy, the history of communist movements, and other topics. The journal's head editor is David Laibman, a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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Scope and Contents

The Science & Society editorial staff's records are mainly comprised of author files, consisting of correspondence with authors regarding the work they submitted to the journal and often their manuscripts. The correspondence in these files reveals the rationale for the editorial staff's decisions to either accept or reject the manuscripts for publication. The collection also contains administrative correspondence between the editorial staff and a multitude of outside parties related to the management, policies, and day-to-day operations of the journal. To a much lesser extent, the collection includes the minutes and correspondence of the editorial board.

Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Marx, Karl, 1818-1883
  • Laibman, David
  • Gettleman, Marvin E.
  • Laibman, David

Subject Organizations

  • Science & Society (New York, N.Y.)

Subject Topics

  • Communism -- History -v Periodicals.
  • Marxian economics |v Periodicals.
  • Philosophy, Marxist |v Periodicals.
  • Communism |v Periodicals.

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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 Science & Society were transferred to New York University in 2010 by David Laibman. 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

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Science & Society Editorial Files; TAM 555; Box number; Folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Materials

Log sheets which indicate the title of published books or manuscripts submitted for publication, when the books or manuscripts were reviewed, and whether the books reviews or manuscripts were ultimately accepted for publication were sampled for each year and the remainder discarded. Some files on routine office maintenance were also discarded.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Marvin Gettleman and David Laibman on behalf of Science & Society in 2010. The accession number associated with this gift is 2010.077.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Box 1

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Administrative Correspondence and Editorial Board Minutes and Correspondence

1960s-2000s
Box: 2 Box 2

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Administrative Correspondence and Author Files

1960s-2000s
Box: 3 Box 3

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Author Files

1980s-2000s
Box: 4 Box 4

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Author Files

1990s-2000s
Box: 5 Box 5

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Author Files

1990s-2000s
Box: 6 Box 6

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Author Files

1990s-2000s
Archived Website

Scope and Content Note

Science and Society is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of Marxist scholarship, published quarterly since 1936. . It publishes original studies in political economy and the economic analysis of contemporary societies: social and political theory; philosophy and methodology of the natural and social sciences; history, labor, ethnic and women's studies; aesthetics, literature and the arts. The website contains the current and back editorials, current and back contents, information on the submission process and editorial board, book reviews, and a history of the publication.

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