A multi-media presentation which includes a slide show, “Dress Rehearsal for McCarthyism: City College of New York, 1931-1941,” will take place at New York University’s Tamiment Library, 10th floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; for further information, call 212.998.2428; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Smith from Baruch College will examine the era, revealing how cartoons, graphics, and police surveillance photographs tell a story of activism and repression. Steve Leberstein, chair of CUNY’s Professional Staff Congress’ Academic Freedom Committee, and Henry Foner, labor activist, musician, and historian of the period, will comment.
The Tamiment Library/Wagner Labor Archives at NYU is a unique center for scholarly research on the history and culture of American activism and labor. Tamiment’s many collections document the history of anarchist, communist, labor, radical, feminist, and socialist movements in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present.