From the Archives: Tamiment Library
“The use of scare words is profoundly undemocratic. It stifles debate; it creates an atmosphere in which people are afraid to speak their minds, honestly, afraid to examine all ideas.”
Source: Howard Zinn Papers, housed at New York University’s Tamiment LibraryIn 1974, anti-nukes activist Sam Lovejoy wrote to Howard Zinn, asking Zinn to testify at his upcoming September 17 trial as an expert on civil disobedience. Earlier that year in February, Lovejoy toppled a weather tower that was the first stage of a proposed nuclear power plant.
Source: Howard Zinn Papers, housed at New York University's Tamiment LibraryWe share this letter from the Howard Zinn Papers, housed at New York University's Tamiment Library. Pete Seeger wrote to Zinn in 2006, asking for a book recommendation on Rutherford B. Hayes.
In September 2015, Timothy V. Johnson began his new role as head of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University where the Howard Zinn Papers are archived.
Tamiment Library describes its collections as follows,
The Tamiment’s archival collections, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, films, videotapes, books, serials, and pamphlets document the history of labor, socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the New Left, and the post-New Left as well as the social and cultural contexts in which these movements functioned.…