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Labor History: Books & Pamphlets

A guide to U.S. labor history resources in NYU's Tamiment Library and beyond.

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Overview of the Tamiment Library's Book Collection

The library's collection contains more than 75,000 books and tens of thousands of pamphlets related to the history of the Left and the history of work and working people.

To find books and other items in Tamiment's collections, search BobCat, NYU's library catalog, by author, title, subject, or keyword using the box to the left.  

A new window will open, taking your search to the catalog.  On the left side of that page, you’ll see a list of links with “Limit My Results” at the top.  Click on “NYU Bobst Tamiment/Wagner” under “Library” to get results from the Tamiment only.  You may request a non-circulating Tamiment book by clicking on the details button for a record in your search results, scrolling to the bottom of the page, and clicking on the button to request from Tamiment.

Pamphlet Collections

Tamiment's holdings include tens of thousands of pamphlets in print and on microform. They are arranged in either distinct thematic collections or in the general pamphlet collection. The majority of the pamphlets are not cataloged individually.

See our Pamphlets Research Guide for help finding pamphlets.