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Guide to the Actors' Fund of America Records WAG.036

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Craig Savino, 2006-2008 and Adrien Hilton, 2009; Series XI added by Giana Ricci and Rachel Schimke.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 21, 2016
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to update administrative information and by Erika Gottfried to reflect addition of materials in December 2014. Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2015 donation  , Nov 2015

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by the Actors' Fund of America are held by the Actors' Fund of America. Permission to publish or reproduce materials to which the organization holds copyright must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Tamiment Library for assistance with contacting the Actors' Fund of America.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Actors' Fund of America Records; WAG 036; Box number; Folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Actors’ Fund Photographs (PHOTOS 240)
Actors’ Equity Association Records (WAG 11)
Associated Actors and Artistes of America Records (WAG 110)
Theater Authority Records (WAG 183)

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Researchers interested in using audiovisual materials in this collection (films, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, et cetera) must use a digitized copy, which we refer to as an access copy. Researchers may view an item’s original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection’s finding aid and can be requested in our reading room; materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. These requests are free of charge and can be made in anticipation of your visit. The process typically takes four to six weeks. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A librarian will respond to you with further information.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Fifteen scrapbooks covering the years 1900-1961 are available on microfilm; Shelved at: Film R-7822.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was intially donated by the Actors' Fund in 1985. The accession number associated with this gift is 1985.019. Several more donations followed beween 1985 and 2007.

An additional donation of the materials that comprise Series XI was made by David Engelman on behalf of the Actors' Fund in 2014. The accession number associated with this donation is 2014.014. Materials relating to Fundraising Updates from 2002 were found in repository in May 2014. The accession number associated with this material is 2014.059. An additional donation of materials was made by Mr. Engelman on behalf of the Actors' fund in November 2014. The accession number associated with this donation is 2014.176. Tamiment received an additional donation of board minutes and other documents related to the Actors' Home and fund raising campaigns in 2015. The accession number associated with this gift is 2015.024.

Processing Information note

The materials that comprise Series XI were added in 2014. The materials were treated for mold and rehoused in archival quality boxes and folders. Also in 2014, the archived websites were added as Series XII. In 2015, additional board minutes were added to Series I: Minutes, and documents related to the Actors' Home and fundraising campaign materials were added to Series III: General.

Appraisal note

Books from the 2014 donation already held by the Tamiment Library were not retained.