About the Tamiment Library
Spring 2013: January 28 - May 27
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Closed for Holidays: February 18, March 24, May 25, and May 27
Summer 2013: May 28 - September 2
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: July 4, July 22-26, and September 2
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 10th Floor
The Tamiment Library is open to the public. Researchers who are unaffiliated with New York University must present a valid photo ID at the Library Privileges window just inside the front door of Bobst Library to receive a day pass to visit Tamiment on the 10th floor of the building. Once in Tamiment, they must register and show a valid photo ID to use the Library's collections.
See Research Visits / Library Services for details on available library services and reading room protocols.
Chela Scott Weber
The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University form a unique, internationally-known center for scholarly research on Labor and the Left. The primary focus is the complex relationship between trade unionism and progressive politics and how this evolved over time. Archival, print, photograph, film, and oral history collections describe the history of the labor movement and how it related to the broader struggle for economic, social, and political change.
In 1977 the Robert F. Wagner Archives was established as a joint program of the New York City Central Labor Council and the Tamiment Library. The Wagner is the designated repository for the records of the Council's more than 200 member unions. Today the Library has an extraordinary research collection documenting the history of organized labor in New York and the workers who built the City.
Tamiment has one of the finest research collections in the country documenting the history of radical politics: socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the cultural left, the New Left, and the struggle for civil rights and civil liberties. It is the repository for the Archives of Irish America, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, and a growing Asian American labor collection.
Read more about the history of the Tamiment Library.
Tamiment's archival collections, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, films, videotapes, books, serials, and pamphlets document the history of labor, socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the New Left, and the post-New Left as well as the social and cultural contexts in which these movements functioned.
The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives continue to build their collections documenting the United States' labor heritage and radicalism. Learn more about supporting the library here.
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