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Guide to the Brecht Forum and New York Marxist School Records TAM.635

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Heather Mulliner

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 06, 2015 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited to include additional materials.  , January 15, 2015

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brecht Forum and New York Marxist School Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1960s-2014
Abstract: This collection contains the files of the Brecht Forum and the New York Marxist School. The New York Marxist School, now part of the Brecht Forum, was founded in 1975 to promote the study and renewal of Marxist ideas and their application to contemporary issues. The Brecht Forum offers community based educational programs such as public lectures and seminars, art exhibitions, performances, popular education workshops, and language classes. The collection contains minutes, reports, curricula, catalogs, course syllabi and reading materials, programs, newsletters, Marxist Education Collective documents, materials of the school's Science Task Force; materials about the Grenada revolution and its overthrow; Philadelphia Marxist School materials; topical files, including files on the World Trade Center Trial, and files on several countries. It also contains Brecht Forum newspapers, event flyers, correspondence, photographs, programming files, minutes and reports from the New York Marxist School and Marxist Education Collective, and audio cassette recordings of conference events and lectures.
Quantity: 56.0 linear feet
General Physical Description note: in 49 record cartons and 6 oversize boxes (mostly uhaul moving boxes, some plastic boxes)
Location note: Series I: Brecht Forum Records is located at the Tamiment Library. Series II: Mary Boger New York Marxist School Records is stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Call Phrase: TAM.635