The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, a special collection in Bobst Library with a focus on left politics and labor history, holds tens of thousands of pamphlets in print and on microfilm.
Subject coverage spans a wide range of topics such as radical politics, civil rights, civil liberties, virtually all aspects of labor and working class movements including labor union strikes, the McCarthy era, the Spanish Civil War, Irish Americans, anarchism, communism, socialism, anti-war movements, feminism, student movements, and countless other topics. The pamphlets include publications of labor unions and radical organizations, individual authors, and government documents.
Pamphlets can be a great resource for discovering the ideas being promoted at a point in time to sway opinions. Often sporting dramatic graphics, vivid cover art, persuasive text, and an urgent message, pamphlets are worth seeking out. Pamphlets were relatively cheap to produce and abundantly published, but it can be difficult to find them in libraries. This guide will help you find and use the radical pamphlets in the Tamiment Library's collections.
Note About this LibGuide
NYU Libraries acknowledges the work of Donna L. Davey, former Tamiment Librarian, as the original creator and author of the content of this LibGuide.