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The conference will explore the deep connections between the early postwar years and the age of Donald Trump, encouraging a new wave of scholars to rediscover the Early Cold War
Zumoff will speak on protests at wool mills in 1920s Passaic, New Jersey, which he contends pioneered the techniques key to the success of labor strikes in the 1930s.
Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, the panel to discuss how these women’s lives have changed post-9/11 and how women are faring in NYC’s emergency services
Tamiment Library at New York University today announced that it has been given a grant of $230,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to process “Unbound Movements,” more than 1,500 linear feet of material documenting American social protest. Most of the materials were donated to the Tamiment Library as parts of manuscript and other archival collections amassed by activists and organizations in existence between 1950-2000.
Tamiment Library at New York University, one of the world’s leading centers for scholarly research on Labor and the Left, today announced that it will acquire and house the comprehensive editorial archives of The Nation, the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States and a standard bearer for the intellectual left.
Timothy V Johnson is a librarian and historian who studies the intersection of communism and the African American community and has authored articles in the journals Science & Society and American Communist History. He will assume his duties at Tamiment Library in September 2015.
The audio recording, “Enjoying the Ride: The Irish in the NYC Horse and Carriage Industry, Then and Now,” explores the horses as a feature of the urban landscape of New York City for over 150 years, before the opening of Central Park, the primary site of carriages today.
The Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center at New York University’s Tamiment Library in collaboration with The Nation presents a day-long symposium, “Howard Zinn: A Lifetime of Teaching, Writing and Activism,” on Thursday, April 24, 2014, beginning at 9am, in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets, NYC. (Subways A,C,D,E, and F lines).
Historian and author brings passion for fostering engagement with public history to renowned center for the study of left politics, labor, and social protest movements
As an archivist, historian, and astute collector of the archives and personal papers of key organizations and figures of radical politics and left wing social movements, Michael H. Nash, head of the New York University Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, played a major role in the preservation of left politics and labor. Nash passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. He was 66.