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Polemic literature concerning unionism in the Works Progress Administration in New York City

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of handbills, newsletters, and a few memoranda or bulletins related to unionizing activities in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of New York City. Most of these publications were distributed by organizations on the political left and relate to WPA cultural projects.
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Quantity:
.1 cu. ft.(1 folder)
Inclusive Dates:
1935-1937
Series Number:
A4175

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of handbills, newsletters, and a few memoranda or bulletins related to unionizing activities in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of New York City. Most of these publications were distributed by organizations on the political left and relate to WPA cultural projects.

The following items are included: handbills for union meetings, rallies, protests - most not dated by year; "Spot News," a clipsheet by the Department of Information, New York City Federal Writers Project; "Red Pen," newsletter of the Communist Party Unit of the Federal Writers Project; "The Socialist," newsletter of the Socialist Party members of the Federal Writers Project; "WPA Defender," a pro-WPA union newspaper; and copies of WPA-New York City official memoranda and bulletins relating to wage and labor issues.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Custodial History

This series was among records deposited by the Historical Records Survey in the State Library in 1942, and was subsequently transferred to the State Archives as part of box 3, old collection #550A, accession number -372.

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