Tamiment Library Appoints New Director

Timothy V. Johnson, head of Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives | HowardZinn.orgIn 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.

Johnson, a librarian and historian who studies the intersection of communism and the African American community, noted that,

The Zinn Papers are a highly used portion of our collection. Zinn’s historical place at the intersection of the movement against racial inequality and the struggle for peace places him at the center of Tamiment’s collections. His papers are also a building block for our growing Cold War era collection, for which we sponsor fellowships, travel grants, and post-docs under our program, the Center for the Cold War and the United States.

In 2014, a day-long symposium was held to dedicate the Zinn Papers which includes personal correspondence, published and unpublished writings, personal papers, audio-visual material, and memorabilia. The HowardZinn.org website features a From the Archives section that helps give visibility to the Zinn Papers at Tamiment.

Learn about the Howard Zinn Papers and the other archives at the Tamiment Library. The library is open to the public.

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