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Teachers' Union of the City of New York: Dreamers and Fighters: The NYC Teacher Purges Documentary Film Project  VIDEOS.013

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ullman, Sophie-Louise
Source - dnr: Styler, Lori
Title: Sophie-Louise Ullman Teachers Union Documentary Film Project
Dates [inclusive]: 1997
Quantity: 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Moving Images [31142063397486] [Box]: 1
Moving Images [31142063397494] [Box]: 2
Moving Images [31142063397502] [Box]: 3
Call Phrase: VIDEOS.013

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Historical/Biographical Note

The in-production (as of 2009) documentary, Dreamers and Fighters: The NYC Teacher Purges, was conveived by the late Sophie-Louise Ullman as an effort to honor the members of the New York City Teachers' Union (1916-1964), many of whom were fired in the early 1950s for their alleged Communism or refusal to cooperate with New York State and New York City investigations. Additional information can be found on the documentary's website (http://dreamersandfighters.com/index.htm)

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material related to the production of the as yet (2010) uncompleted documentary, Dreamers and Fighters: The NYC Teacher Purges.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Ullman, Sophie-Louise
  • Styler, Lori

Subject Organizations

  • Teachers' Union of the City of New York

Subject Topics

  • Teachers' unions -- New York (State) -- New York -x History -y 20th century.
  • Communism -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Jewish communists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Anti-communist movements -- New York (State) -- New York -x History -y 20th century.
  • Communists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor unions and communism -- New York (State) -- New York.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Sophie-Louise Ullman was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630 with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lori Styler (Sophie-Louise Ullman's cousin) at an unknown date. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1950.130, 1950.206, and 2011.010.

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