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Guide to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Collection of Communist and Socialist Serials TAM.747

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630
tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Molly A. Cross, Jennifer Gargiulo, Mark Simon Haydn, Mara Lasky, Alexa Logush, and Victoria Messana.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 14, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Megan O'Shea and Alexa Logush to incorporate titles omitted in initial processing of the collection  , April 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Creator: Communist Party of the United States of America
Creator: Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
Creator: New American Movement (Organization)
Title: Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Collection of Communist and Socialist Serials
Dates [inclusive]: 1850-2013
Abstract: The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Collection of Communist and Socialist Serials collects 1,945 serials and publications chronicling the activity of national and international Communist and Socialist groups, published between 1850 and 2013, originally received by the Tamiment Library through subscriptions, donations, and as part of archival collections. The majority of the collection consists of incomplete runs of newsletters, newspapers, reports, information bulletins, theoretical journals, and informally prepared communiqués issued by political groups. The serials document the rise and fall of Communism and Socialism at a granular level, rich in detailed first-person accounts of key political events: World War II, the Vietnam conflict, German reunification. Publications originate from national political parties, smaller splinter groups and factions, current affairs magazines, and unions and labor coalitions at the local and national level. The collection contains hundreds of titles documenting Communism and Socialism internationally, in serials and reports emanating from established national political organizations, as well as material documenting political activity in Puerto Rico, Canada, South Africa, and elsewhere. No complete runs of publications are contained herein, and in most cases only a handful of issues of each publication are held.
Quantity: 93.8 Linear Feet in 135 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes, and 120 flat boxes
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 your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English, with some publications in Spanish, French, Yiddish, Russian, and Papiamento.
Call Phrase: TAM.747
Sponsor: The arrangement, description, and encoding of this collection has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.