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North (Joseph and Helen Oken) Family Papers

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

Collection processed by Heather Mulliner

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 26, 2018 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect inclusion of 2016 accretion.  , March 2017

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 Joseph North and Helen Oken North, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; North (Joseph and Helen Oken) Family Papers; TAM 605; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Archival Materials

Collections related to the Joseph and Helen Oken North Papers include the Joseph North Spanish Civil War Artifacts (ALBA 294), David Mates Papers (ALBA 279), and Series VIII: Publication, Subseries A: People's Weekly World Administrative Records, 1919-2001 in the Communist Party of the United States Papers (TAM 132), which contains files related to Joseph North's work with the  Daily Worker.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nora E. North in 2012; additional materials were donated in 2013 and 2016. The accession numbers associated with this collection are NPA.2003.013, 2012.013, 2012.090, 2013.046, and 2017.007.

Processing Information

One box of correspondence, a scrapbook, and a felt hat were initially held in the Joseph North Spanish Civil War Artifacts (ALBA 294), these materials were incorporated into the Joseph and Helen Oken North Family Papers in 2014. An Odessa sailor's hat deaccessioned in 2013 was also reincorporated into the collection in 2014.

In 2017 an additional box of Joseph North's papers was added to Series I: Joseph and Helen Oken North Papers, Subseries I.D: Joseph and Helen Oken North Family Records and Memorabilia. These materials were described at the folder level and integrated into the existing arrangement of the series.

Appraisal

Several published materials have been removed from this collection including copies of the Daily Worker and  Daily World, magazines, and new paper clippings. Other materials of limited research value which consisted of receipts, empty envelopes, locks of hair were also removed from the collection.