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Search the Libraries’ Archival Collections

April 4, 2008

Details of many archival collections in NYU Libraries’ Special Collections are described in “finding aids.” Now you can search these finding aids directly from the homepage of NYU Libraries website.
Search the Archives

NYU Libraries Special Collections include the Fales Library, The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, the NYU Archives. Descriptions of some collections in the New-York Historical Society are also available. For an example of a search see The Abraham Lincoln Brigade.


Fales Library Food Studies Programs on the Web

September 24, 2007

If you missed NYU’s Fales Collection’s “Critical Topics in Food Studies” live programs last year, you can see them on the Web!

Programs include:

The Communist Party of the USA: 90 Years of History

August 16, 2007

The Communist Party traces its origins to the militant labor struggles of the early years of the twentieth-century. It was forged by the industrial union movement of the 1910s, opposition to World War I, and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Throughout its history the Communist Party and the nearly one million people who were at one time Party members made important contributions to the civil rights, labor, peace movements, and the struggle for progressive social change in the United States.

This Flickr exhibition traces the history of the Communist Party, USA from its origins in the militant struggles of the Industrial Workers of the World at the beginning of the twentieth century, through the labor and civil rights organizing of the Depression Decade of the 1930s, World War II, the McCarthy period, and the modern civil rights movements in the 1960s and beyond.

In 2006 the Communist Party donated its archives and the Library of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies to the Tamiment Library in order to make its history accessible to students, scholars, and activists. The historical memory that this archive represents can help us to better understand the American Left, the struggle to defend our civil liberties, the peace movement, and the complex relationship between class, race, and gender in America.

This exhibit was curated by Peter M. Filardo and Michael Nash of the Tamiment Library. Materials were on display in the library’s reading room from March through July 2007. The electronic edition of the exhibit was designed and adapted for Flickr by Deenah Vollmer and produced by Donna L. Davey, Tamiment Library.

Please note that images are provided for reference purposes only. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of the Tamiment Library / Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. 10012.

Researchers may contact us by phone 212-998-2630 or e-mail

Exhibition in Bobst Library: Posters of the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

June 18, 2007

Front Unic de la SolidaritaMamdouha S. Bobst Gallery, Main Floor, Bobst Library

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was the culmination of centuries of division: centralists against nationalists, anti-clericals against the Catholic Church, workers against industrialists, landless agricultural laborers against landowners, monarchists against republicans. The weak Second Republic could not contain the demands for regional independence, land reform and worker control. These posters from the Republican side, which are part of the Tamiment Library’s Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive, recreate an historical moment when the Spanish people, with the assistance of the international brigades, struggled to establish a more egalitarian social order.

The Continuing History of the Spanish Civil War: A Tamiment Library Symposium

April 23, 2007

April 27, 2007 – 4 PM – 8 PM
Tamiment Library, 70 Washington Square South (West 4th Street between Greene and LaGuardia), 10th Floor
Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

This symposium celebrates the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives that was preserved and processed with assistance from the National Endowment for Humanities.
Program details

An exhibit of Spanish Civil War posters will be on view in the Bobst Gallery, Main Floor, Bobst Library.

Faculty Digital Archive Now Available

April 17, 2007

NYU’s Faculty Digital Archive ( ) is a new repository into which full-time NYU faculty can deposit their work in digital form. The Faculty Digital Archive (FDA) is intended to be a highly visible repository of NYU faculty digital scholarship, though collections can also be set up to restrict access to only selected people. Collections are owned and managed by faculty, who will have responsibility for adding, making available, and removing content. FDA content is backed up regularly and objects are assigned persistent URL’s, which makes linking to and citation of individual objects reliable and easy. For more information, see .

RLG’s Archival Resources Now Called ArchiveGrid

July 7, 2006

ArchiveGridSM is RLG’s international Web site describing primary sources. ArchiveGrid is the most thorough research tool available for material on family and corporate histories, personal papers, and historical records. ArchiveGrid provides direct search access to dispersed collections and meaningful, comprehensive collection descriptions written by archivists. Scholars can easily locate relevant research institutions, arrange visits, or request copies, without having to sort through the unwanted and unrelated results found on general search engines. Over 2,500 libraries, museums, and archives worldwide contribute collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid.

Bibliographic record descriptions from the RLG Union Catalog that describe archival collections and items are integrated into ArchiveGrid, providing a single point of entry to worldwide archival holdings.