Robert Fitch Papers
May Day seems an appropriate day to announce that the Robert Fitch Papers have been processed and are now available to researchers at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
Fitch was a journalist, teacher and labor union organizer and one of the most consistently outspoken voices against corruption in government and labor unions in New York City. He authored a number of books, including Who Rules The Corporation?, The Assassination of New York and Solidarity for Sale as well as numerous articles in the Village Voice, the Nation, The Baffler, Newsday, Tikkun and other journals, magazines and newspapers.
The collection is largely composed of Fitch’s research materials, which include subject files on a broad range of subjects, as well as drafts of his writings and speeches.
On a similar note, the The 1st Annual Bob Fitch Memorial Lecture is scheduled for May 21st, from 5-7 pm at LaGuardia Community College. Journalist Doug Hennwood will deliver a speech titled “Organized Labor Outlived Bob Fitch: But Just Barely…” in tribute to Fitch’s life and work. More details can be found on the New York Labor History Association’s May is Labor History Month calendar.