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Guide to the Victor S. Navasky Papers TAM 594

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

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Mary Corcoran, Heather Mulliner, and Giana Ricci

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 25, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2016 accession. Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2017 accession  , November 2016 , April 2017

Container List

Series I: Personal and Biographical Material, 1939-2012

Scope and Content Note

The initial series in this collection contains a variety of personal materials as well as biographical articles, resumes, and interviews. There are many items associated with schools Victor Navasky attended, beginning with work he did in the third, fourth, and fifth grades at the Rudolf Steiner School, and continuing through the Little Red Schoolhouse, Elisabeth Irwin High School, Swarthmore and Yale. It is clear from the material that he has continued his involvement with many of these institutions. There are also newsletters, yearbooks, and other items from his summer camp experiences at Camp To-Ho-Ne in the mid-1940s. Correspondence is of a personal nature, much of it consisting of family letters exchanged with his parents whom he refers to as "M & M." There are military records, along with examples of his early writing while stationed in Alaska. Several folders contain health-related materials, a good deal focused on arthritis. Navasky has dealt with rheumatoid arthritis for many years. Personal ephemera (including family members' ration books from 1943,1944), awards of various kinds, and a number of personal photographs are also included in the series.

Early writing and personal correspondence added in 2016 include stories and poems written by Navasky in grade school. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters to and from his friend Peggy McEvoy in the mid-1960s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements Note

Because portions of the Camp To-Ho-Ne material were very fragile, it was necessary to create photocopies. The originals are contained in Box 1 Folders 11 and 12; however, researchers should reference the photocopy surrogates located in Folders 13 and 14.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Autograph Book
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Awards
1981, 2006
Box: 5 Awards: 9th FENASOFT Congress, Anhembi, Sao Paulo (in Portuguese)
Jul 1995
Box: 5 Awards: Distinguished Alumnus Award - Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School
Jun 1988
Box: 5 Awards: Eugene V. Debs Award for Literature
1996
Box: 5 Awards: The Fred Zimring Memorial Foundation's Ring Lardner Jr. Civil Liberties Award
Apr 26, 1988
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Awards: Honorary Doctor of Law - Swarthmore College
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Awards: Honorary Doctor of Law - Swarthmore College (includes commencement program)
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Awards: Honorary Doctor of Letters - Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
1984
Box: 5 Awards: Roger N. Baldwin Civil Liberties Award, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
Oct 29, 1983
Box: 5 Awards: Southern California Americans for Democratic Action Eleanor Roosevelt Award
Apr 30, 1995
Box: 5 Awards: Tom Paine Award, National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
Dec 4, 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Biographical Material: Articles
1976-2005
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Biographical Material: Interviews
1994, 2000-2003
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Biographical Material: Resumes
1975, 1994, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Business Cards
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Camp To-Ho-Ne General
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Camp To-Ho-Ne Newsletter: "The Rowel"
Jul 1947
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Camp To-Ho-Ne Newsletters (Originals)
Jul 1945-Aug 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Camp To-Ho-Ne Newsletters (Originals)
Jul 1946-Aug 1946
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Camp To-Ho-Ne Newsletters (Photocopies)
Jul 1945-Aug 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Camp To-Ho-Ne Newsletters (Photocopies)
Jul 1946-Aug 1946
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Camp To-Ho-Ne Newsletter (Silver Anniversary Issue 1921-1945)
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Camp To-Ho-Ne Photograph (Photocopy)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Camp To-Ho-Ne Yearbook
Aug 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Camp To-Ho-Ne Yearbook
Aug 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Camp To-Ho-Ne Yearbook
Aug 1946
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Caricature and Farewell from Nation Staff (Navasky leaving for program at Harvard)
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Cartoon
2004
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Early Job Inquiry
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Extended Family
1984-2006
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Correspondence: FBI Document
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence: From and about Manny Montesinos (includes related material concerning his arrest in Spain and campaign for his release)
1952-1956, 2007, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Letter and gift book from Bill Talen ("Reverend Billy")
2003, 2004
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Letters from Victor to parents (Macy and Esther Navasky - "M & M")
1950, 1954, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Letters from Victor to parents
1954-1956, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Parents (not involving Victor)
1942-1999, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Personal, non-family (includes correspondence with Sally Belfrage)
1947-2010, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Correspondence: re: Naviasky Family (includes family trees and related material)
1973, 1983, 1995, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Education: Radcliffe College: Publishing Procedures course essays
Jun 1958-Jul 1958, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Education: Radcliffe College: Publishing Procedures course exam
Jul 1958
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Education: Radcliffe College: Publishing Procedures course materials
1958, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Education: Radcliffe College: Publishing Procedures course notebook
circa 1958
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Education: Little Red School and Elisabeth Irwin High School: Board of Trustees
1975-1976, 1980-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Education: Little Red School and Elisabeth Irwin High School: Essays
circa 1946, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: "Expression" Publications
Jun 1948, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: Fundraising and contributions
1992-1995, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: General
1991, 2007, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: "INFO" and "OFNI" Newspapers
1946, 1949-1950, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: Notebooks
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: Progress report
Jan 1949-Feb 1949
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: Reunion
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: Symposium
Apr 1997-May 1997
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Education: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School: Yearbook
1949
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: 75th Anniversary materials
2003-2004, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: Correspondence
1955, 2004
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: Fifth grade Latin and Greek (includes drawings)
circa 1942-1943
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: Fourth grade Geography (includes drawings)
1941-1942
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: Notebooks (includes drawings)
circa 1941-1942, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: Pamphlet
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: Rudolf Steiner Foundation
2004, 2005
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: Third grade: "The Bible Book" (includes drawings)
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Education: The Rudolf Steiner School: Third grade: "The Builder's Book" (includes drawings)
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Education: Swarthmore College: Acceptance letter
Apr 1950
Box: 2 Folder : 20-21 Education: Swarthmore College: Board of Managers' Meeting Materials
1990-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Education: Swarthmore College: Board of Managers' Meeting Materials
1991
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Education: Swarthmore College: Board of Managers' Meeting Materials
1991, 1994
Box: 2 Folder : 24-25 Education: Swarthmore College: Board of Managers' Meeting Materials
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Education: Swarthmore College: Board of Managers' Meeting Materials
1992-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Education: Swarthmore College: Board of Managers' Meeting Materials
1994
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Education: Swarthmore College: Board of Managers Profiles
1991
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Education: Swarthmore College: Board of Managers' Nominating Committee Meeting Materials
1994
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Education: Swarthmore College: Class Notes
1952, 1954, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Education: Swarthmore College: Class Notes
1954, 1957, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 5-7 Education: Swarthmore College: Class Notes
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Education: Swarthmore College: Essay Fragments
1953, 1954, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Education: Swarthmore College: Essays
1952
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Education: Swarthmore College: Essays
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 11-12 Education: Swarthmore College: Essays
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Education: Swarthmore College: Essays
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Education: Swarthmore College: Exams
May 1953
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Education: Swarthmore College: Exams
May 1954
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Education: Swarthmore College: "The Flit"
May 1954
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Education: Swarthmore College: General
1959, 1995, 1997, 2003-2005, 2012
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Education: Swarthmore College: "Karoso"
1950-1951
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Education: Swarthmore College: "The Lit"
Feb 1954
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Education: Swarthmore College: Professorship materials
1981
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Education: Swarthmore College: Reunion
2003-2004
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Education: Swarthmore College: Scrapbook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Education: Swarthmore College: Semester in Washington
Jan 1953-Jan 1954
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Education: Swarthmore College: "Swarthmore College Bulletin"
1958, 1984, 1987
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Education: Swarthmore College: "Swarthmore College Bulletin" Article
Dec 1961
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Education: Swarthmore College - Swarthmore Phoenix
Oct 1950-Apr 1954
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Education: Swarthmore College: Thesis
May 1954
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Education: Swarthmore College: Thesis Research
Nov 1953-Jul 1954, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Education: Swarthmore College: Transcript (copy)
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Education: Swarthmore College: (includes correspondence such as acceptance letters, Phi Beta Kappa membership...)
1951-1954
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Education: The University of Chicago Law School
Jul 1955, Jan 1956, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Education: Yale Law School: "Connecticut Civil Liberties" Newsletter
Dec 1957, May 1958
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Education: Yale Law School: Essay: "The Benevolent Housing Quota"
Jun 1955-Jul 1955, Jan 1960
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Education: Yale Law School: Essay: "Deportation as Punishment" (in Kansas City Law Review)
1953-1954, 1958-1959, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Education: Yale Law School: Essay - "Studies in Political Man: Two Hungarian Portraits" (includes related material)
1957-1958
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Education: Yale Law School: Essays
1957-1958
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Education: Yale Law School: Essays
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Education: Yale Law School: Exams
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Education: Yale Law School: Fred Rodell Articles
1959, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Education: Yale Law School: General (includes correspondence)
1956, 1957, 1976, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Education: Yale Law School: "Politics and the Law School" by Gaddis Smith
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Education: Yale Law School: Reunion
2004
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Education: Yale Law School: Transcipt and student data sheet
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Education: Yale Law School: "Yale Law Report" (contributor)
1959, 1962
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Education: Yale Law School: "Yale Daily News" - "Allen Ginsberg Reads Poetry"
Nov 1958
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Family: Navasky, Anne (includes audio C.D. "Mother's Day Mix")
2006, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Family: Navasky, Bruno
1980, Jul 2005
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Family: Navasky, Esther
1939, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Family: Navasky, Macy
1988, 1989, 2005, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Family: Navasky, Miri
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Family: Ration books
circa 1943, 1944
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Family: Various items
1972-1996
Box: 4 Folder : 19 G. Mennen Williams Material (Williams was Michigan Governor 1949-1961; Navasky, an assistant 1959-1961)
1959-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Health
2010, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Health: Arthritis - General
1953-1956, 1970-1972, 1982-2000, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Health: Arthritis - Travel
1984, 1986
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Health: Arthritis - Travel, Correspondence
1984
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Health: Sharks Don't Get Cancer by Dr. I William Lane and Linda Comac
1992
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Invitation to Inauguration of John F. Kennedy
1961
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Letterhead
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Military: "53rd Infantry News"
Aug 1955-May 1956, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Military: "Alaska Nugget"
May 1956
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Military: "Anchorage News"
1956, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Military: Education and Training Allowance
Sep 1957-May 1959, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Military: General (includes correspondence)
Dec 1954-Jul 1957, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Military: Letter of Commendation
Jun 1956
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Military: Navasky correspondence with publishers
1955-1956
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Military: Photograph, Company D - 3rd Batallion Medical Training Center Fort Sam Houston, TX
Jan 7, 1955
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Military: Publications
Feb 1955, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Military: Veterans Administration (includes correspondence)
Nov 1958, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Military: Writings
circa 1954-1956
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Personal Items: Various
1959, 2005, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Personal Items: Various (watermelon sale posters)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Photographs
1947, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Photographs
1954, 1955, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Photographs
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Photographs: Macy and Esther Navasky (includes related correspondence)
1962, 2006
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Ramsey Clark campaign clippings (includes letter from Merle Miller)
1974-1976
Box: 30 Rolodex
undated
Box: 110 Early Writings and Personal Correspondence
1954-1966

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