Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives form a unique center for scholarly research on labor history and the history of socialist, anarchist, communist and other radical political movements.
To search other Cold War Collections in the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, visit the search portal for Tamiment collections.
For further information and tips on how to perform searches, please consult the Tamiment Research Guide.
All researchers wishing to use archival collections and researchers unaffiliated with NYU wishing to use the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives must register to use the collections, which entails registering a Special Collections Research Account (SCRA) and showing a valid photo ID when they arrive at Tamiment.
For more information consult the SCRA FAQ.
Tamiment's Cold War collections focus on the ways in which the ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society from 1945 to 1991.
(Note: Tamiment Researchers must use: Microfilm - Film R-7860)
The Rapp-Coudert Committee (New York State Joint Legislative Committee on the State Education System) was charged with investigating individuals and organizations with suspected radical ties in New York City public schools and colleges from 1940-1942. This collection consists of the Committee's investigation files including correspondence, interview notes, lists and hearing transcripts; minutes; and copies of Communist, anti-war and civil liberties publications collected by the Committee in the course of investigations. (Note that Tamiment Library holds only a microfilm version of this collection Film R-7860. The original documents are held by the New York State Archives.)