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Peter Drucker Oral History Collection

Call Number

OH.037

Date

1986-1989, inclusive

Creator

Drucker, Peter (Role: Donor)

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet
in 20 audio cassette tapes

Language of Materials

Materials are in English

Abstract

In 1994 Peter Drucker published the first full-length biography of Max Shachtman, a key figure in the 1960s civil rights, labor and peace movements. Max Shachtman and His Left: A Socialist's Odyssey through the American Century draws on previously untapped archives and interviews to provide a comprehensive study of an important civil rights figure. This collection consists of 8 interviews on 20 cassette tapes conducted by Drucker in 1986-1989.

Historical/Biographical Note

Peter Drucker has been an activist, historian and writer specializing in U.S. and international politics for over twenty years. He has written for publications such as the Guardian, International Viewpoint, Shmate and Gay Community News. He is currently an editor of the socialist journal Against the Current.

In 1994 Peter Drucker published the first full-length biography of Max Shachtman, a key figure in the 1960s civil rights, labor and peace movements. Max Shachtman and His Left: A Socialist's Odyssey through the American Century draws on previously untapped archives and interviews to provide a comprehensive study of an important civil rights figure.

Arrangement

The interviews are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 8 interviews on 20 cassette tapes conducted by Drucker in 1986-1989. The oral histories of labor and civil rights activist Max Shactman and his associates were later used in Drucker's autobiography of Shachtman. The collection has been digitized, and access CDs are available for researcher use.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Unless otherwise noted at the interview level, any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives are maintained by New York University. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from repository. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Peter Drucker Oral History Collection; OH 037; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Location of Materials

Materials are located at the Tamiment Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Peter Drucker in circa 1994. The accession number associated with this gift is 1950.081.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. Researchers may view an item's original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection's finding aid and can be requested in our reading room.

Appraisal

No materials were separated from this collection.

Collection processed by

Giana Ricci

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2024-06-05 11:06:50 -0400.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: Finding Aid is in English.

Processing Information

Item level finding aid was not created at the time of accessioning. DACS compliant finding aid was completed in 2014.

Revisions to this Guide

June 2024: Edited by Rachel Mahre to state that audio materials have been digitized and are accessible to patrons

Repository

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012