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Tamiment Library Research & Tools

Research guides and tools for the Tamiment Library's collections.

About this Guide

This guide will help you identify tools and resources to use the Tamiment Library's collections effectively.

  • The library catalog, collections list, finding aids search, reference books, indexes, and other resources listed here will help you navigate through the library's holdings, find background information, and put your topic in context.
  • Click on links in any section to discover databases with biographical information, statistics, images, articles, maps, and more.
  • Use the subject-specific guides to find information in Tamiment and beyond on a wide range of topics.

About Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives is one of the collecting areas in NYU Special Collections and has a focus on left politics and labor history. The collection holds rich collections of books, serials, pamphlets, archives, photographs, oral histories, and more.  

Subject coverage spans a wide range of topics such as:

  • radical politics,
  • civil rights,
  • civil liberties,
  • labor and working class movements,
  • union activity,
  • the McCarthy era,
  • the Spanish Civil War,
  • Irish Americans,
  • anarchism,
  • communism,
  • socialism,
  • anti-war movements,
  • feminism,
  • student movements, and countless other topics.