Tamiment Library and Wagner Archives

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Welcome back, students! The start of a new semester seemed like as good a time as any to post some photos of the many student newspapers and journals we have in our collections. Starting today we are back to our fall semester hours: Monday through Friday 10 am - 5:45 pm, and Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm.
Washington Square Noose, 1975

Welcome back, students! The start of a new semester seemed like as good a time as any to post some photos of the many student newspapers and journals we have in our collections. Starting today we are back to our fall semester hours: Monday through Friday 10 am - 5:45 pm, and Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm.

Washington Square Noose, 1975

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Happy Labor Day! You didn’t think we’d miss it, did you?

Cartoon by Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki, 1992; The Daily Worker and the Daily World Cartoon Collection; GRAPHICS 024.001; box 4, folder 74; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University

"Women in Steel" by Jenny Elizabeth Johnstone, 1937; Reference Center for Marxist Studies Pamphlet Collection; PE 043; box 67, folder 1; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University

"One World of Labor" by Courtney Ward, 1945; Reference Center for Marxist Studies Pamphlet Collection; PE 043; box 63, folder 2; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University

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"Our Planes"; Harry Randall: Fifteenth International Brigade Films and Photographs; ALBA PHOTO 011; box 6; 1504; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives 

78 years ago today, the Spanish Civil War began between the nationalists  led by General Francisco Franco and the democratically-elected Spanish Republic.  In January of 1937, the first American volunteers arrived in Spain to aid in the fight against fascism.  

 

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Harry Randall: Fifteenth International Brigade Films and Photographs; ALBA PHOTO 011; box 1; 405; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives 

Eventually, 40,000 international troops would come to the aid of the Spanish Republic.  The many volunteers wrote letters home, brought back posters, and took photographs.

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Harry Randall: Fifteenth International Brigade Films and Photographs; ALBA PHOTO 011; box 5; 1493; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives 

The Tamiment Library holds hundreds of linear feet of materials from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the group of 2,800 American volunteers in Spain.  Though the nationalist Franco won the war, the volunteers’ contributions are preserved in the Tamiment’s collections.

 

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Harry Randall: Fifteenth International Brigade Films and Photographs; ALBA PHOTO 011; box 5; 1490; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives 

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, or ALBA, encompass personal papers, printed ephemera, posters, photos, scrapbooks, films, artifacts, records from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades, and much more.  The collections are particularly notable for the strong representation of female volunteers such as chief nurse Fredericka Martin.  Peruse the list of volunteers here or browse the full list of ALBA collections here.

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Harry Randall: Fifteenth International Brigade Films and Photographs; ALBA PHOTO 011; box 1; 403; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives 

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