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Guide to the Mimi Diamond Photographs PHOTOS 076

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Collection processed by Rachel Searcy

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 19, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mimi Diamond Photographs
Dates: undated
Abstract: Miriam "Mimi" Diamond is an activist in variety of left-wing politics based in New York City. She was a member of the Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE), an organization created by the Communist Party USA during the 1970s. This collection contains black-and-white photographic prints concerning public reaction to Soviet espionage trials held in the United States during the middle of the 20th century. Materials in this collection document the early lives of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the espionage trial of engineer Morton Sobell, and the public campaign asserting Sobell's innocence. Multiple photographs feature North Dakota Senator William Langer, figures active in Sobell's defense, and Morton's wife, Helen Sobell. The collection also contains a photograph given to New York politician Miriam Friedlander inscribed by activist, lawyer, and Congresswoman Bella Abzug.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet in 1 manuscript box
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 076

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Historical/Biographical Note

Miriam "Mimi" Diamond is an activist in variety of left-wing politics based in New York City. She was a member of the Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE), an organization created by the Communist Party USA during the 1970s. Diamond suffered a stroke in 2001.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains black-and-white photographic prints concerning public reaction to Soviet espionage trials held in the United States during the middle of the 20th century. Materials in this collection document the early lives of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the espionage trial of engineer Morton Sobell, and the public campaign asserting Sobell's innocence. Multiple photographs feature North Dakota Senator William Langer, figures active in Sobell's defense, and Morton's wife, Helen Sobell. The collection also contains a photograph given to New York politician Miriam Friedlander inscribed by activist, lawyer, and Congresswoman Bella Abzug.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in a single series, arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953
  • Sobell, Morton
  • Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953
  • Sobell, Helen
  • Diamond, Mimi (Miriam Diamond)

Subject Topics

  • Espionage, American -- History -- 20th century.
  • Anti-communist movements -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Mimi Diamond Photographs; PHOTOS 076; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mimi Diamond in multiple gifts, ending in 2000. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 1950.076, NPA.1998.004, and NPA.2000.106.

Processing Information Note

Photographs were placed in new acid-free folders. Most materials remain in their original order as received from the donor. Folder titles and dates have been supplied by the archivist.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: A001 Folder : 1 Personal
1974
Box: A001 Folder : 2 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
circa 1915-1952
Box: A001 Folder : 3 Morton Sobell
circa 1963

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