Daily Worker and Daily World Collections open to researchers
As the culmination of a two year project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), I’m pleased to announce that the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection and the Daily Worker and Daily World Negatives Collection are now available for research at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
Together, these collections comprise the former photograph morgue of the Daily Worker and its successor newspapers, including the Daily World and the People’s World. As the voice of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), these papers attempted to speak to the broad left-wing community in the United States, including labor, civil rights, and peace activists. Consequently, the photographs and negatives in these collections depict not only important individuals and events in the CPUSA and/or Left political movements, but also a wide array of events and people not affiliated with these movements. The collections are also notable for the many images of social conditions and daily life in New York City, particularly in neighborhoods such as the South Bronx, Harlem and Chinatown.
For questions about research use and reproduction of images from the collection, please contact the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 998-2630.