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Guide to the Robert Fitch Papers WAG.261

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

Collection processed by Hillel Arnold in 2012 with edits by Andrea Kutsenkow in 2016.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 20, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Andrea Kutsenkow to reflect 2016 accretion  , October 2016

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fitch, Robert, 1938-
Source - dnr: Fitch, Robert, 1938-
Source - dnr: LaTour, Jane
Title: Robert Fitch Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1905-2016
Dates [bulk]: 1990-2005
Abstract: Robert Fitch was an independent journalist, labor union organizer and professor of political sociology, urban studies and labor studies. He is the author of Ghana: End of An Illusion,  Who Rules The Corporation?,  The Assassination of New York and  Solidarity for Sale as well as numerous articles in the  Village Voice, the  Nation,  The Baffler,  Newsday,  Tikkun and other journals, magazines and newspapers. His books and articles largely focus on corruption within labor unions and local government in New York City. Fitch also taught and lectured at universities throughout New York City, including Long Island University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Queens College and LaGuardia Community College. The bulk of the collection consists of Fitch's research files on a variety of topics, including labor union corruption (particularly in relation to real estate deals and pension funds), political corruption, antisemitism, the development and government of New York City, and the history of labor unions. Also included are Fitch's handwritten notebooks and notecards, his speeches and writings are also present, lectures and syllabi from classes he taught at various institutions, cassette tapes containing copies of Fitch's show on WBAI-FM, optical media and a small amount of personal material.
Quantity: 23.75 Linear Feet in 23 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 half manuscript box
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.261