New Sports and Labor Archive Opens On Wednesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. New York University will honor Marvin J. Miller, the former head of the Major League Baseball Players Association who established the concept of free agency.

Miller has donated his papers to NYU’s Tamiment Library, the repository of many collections documenting the history and culture of American activism and labor. The evening also celebrates the opening of the Marvin J. Miller Archive, which will spearhead a new initiative for Tamiment - the collection of archives that document the history of collective bargaining and sports.

Speakers on May 21 include:

  • Jim Bouton, former major league baseball pitcher and author of Ball Four and the forthcoming Foul Ball
  • Donald Fehr, executive director and general counsel, Major League Baseball Players Association
  • Richard Moss, former general counsel of the Major League Baseball Players Association and sports agent

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: New York University, Bobst Library, Ben Snow Room, 12 fl., 70 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Pl.), NYC Coverage is invited. Call Barbara Jester at (212) 998-6844; e-mail:

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