Tamiment Library News
- LaborArts is celebrating Women's History Month with a new online exhibit, "Women Firefighters in New York City, 1982 - 2012." Take a look!
- Tamiment Library will be closing at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 8 due to the storm. We will re-open at noon on Saturday, February 9. For further information and updates, please refer to this page.
- Tamiment Library will be closed due to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath October 31-November 3. For further information and updates, please refer to this page.
- July 27, 2012
Dr. Michael H. Nash
I am deeply saddened to tell you that Michael Nash, Head of Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, passed away late Tuesday evening of a massive coronary. This comes at the end of a long and difficult illness, at a time when he seemed to be near fully recovered. Those of us who spoke with him recently found him optimistic, full of plans, and counting the days until he could get back to Tamiment and his colleagues.
We lose a friend and colleague whose contributions to the Libraries, the university, and to scholarship are too numerous to count. Mike's leadership of Tamiment will have an impact on the study of left politics and labor for generations to come. He has helped to make NYU an internationally renowned center of scholarship on labor and the left, and he has played a critical role in shaping the archival world.
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Mike's wife Jeanne, his sons Gabriel and Raphael, and to all his family.
Carol A. Mandel
NYU Division of Libraries
- Summer hours are now in effect at the Tamiment Library. We are open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and are closed Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Labor Day. We will also be closed on Monday, May 28th and Wednesday, July 4th.
- Read about The Real Rosie the Riveter project in the NY Daily News, 5/14/2012, at http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-rosie-riveters-share-stories-online-video-collection-article-1.1076674.
- Our recent reading room exhibit, "Tenants' Rights and Affordable Housing Movements," is now available on Flickr.
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- The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives announce the opening of the Charles James Hendley Papers. With the assistance of a grant from the New York State Archives Documentary History Program, this collection has been fully processed and is now open for research.
Charles James Hendley (1881-1962) was a teacher, education reform advocate, political activist and union leader. A member of the Teachers Union of the City of New York from 1921 until his death, he served as its president from 1935-1945.
The collection provides a glimpse into Hendley's personal life, career and political interests, but also gives a detailed look at the Teachers Union of the City of New York, tracing its history, internal and external conflicts, changing affiliations, and its efforts to bring about school reform and improve wages and working conditions for its members.
The materials document educational issues of the 1930s, 40s and 50s; the impact of the Depression and World War II on New York City schools; the relationship of the teachers with other unions, the civil rights movement, Popular Front political organizations and the American Labor Party; and aspects of the Rapp-Coudert Committee investigations of the early 1940s and post-war anti-subversive campaigns which led to the harassment and firing of some New York teachers. See the collection finding aid for full details. The photograph is from the Charles James Hendley Photographs Collection (Photos 224).
- A new filmed oral history archive relating to the "The Real Rosie The Riveter Project," a series of video histories documenting the life stories of the women who went work in America's defense plants during the Second World War is coming to Tamiment. Read more about the project.
- The Tamiment Library is proud to announce the opening of two new online collections of its posters and photographs.
More than 1,500 color posters from the United States and more than 30 countries and dating from 1904 to 1991, and 5,600 black and white images spanning the late 1930s through the early 1960s from the collection of District 65/UAW, a New York City-based labor union of warehouse, retail, and white collar workers are displayed electronically on the ARTstor website hosted by NYU's Bobst Library website.
"Anti-Nazi Poster by Mitchell Loeb. Commissioned by the Jewish Labor Committee, 1934."
Remote as well as onsite access is available for researchers affiliated with NYU at: http://library.artstor.org/library/welcome.html, under "Browse -- Institutional Collections -- "United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 Photographs" Collection - Part I: Negatives" and "Tamiment/Wagner Poster and Broadside Collection." Researchers not affiliated with NYU may view these images while onsite at Tamiment only.
Read more about the Posters
Read more about the District 65 Photographs
- View highlights from the Mick Moloney Irish American Music and Popular Culture Collection in an online exhibit on Flickr.
- The Tamiment Library's new brochure has been published. Read it online (pdf).
- Tamiment Library Web Archive Project: The Tamiment Library is now part of a consortium led by the California Digital Library and funded by the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program that is developing the curatorial and technical tools to preserve at-risk political websites. Read more about the project.
- James P. Sullivan, Irish-American Olympian, an exhibit from the Archives of Irish America, is now available online at: http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/aia/primarydocs/james_sullivan/james_sullivan.php.
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