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Revolutionary Workers Headquarters Records

Call Number



1976-1980, inclusive


Revolutionary Workers Headquarters of the RCP
Bernstien, B.


1 Linear Feet in two manuscript boxes.

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Historical/Biographical Note

The Revolutionary Workers Headquarters (RWH) was a U.S. Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organization that formed out of a split from the Revolutionary Communist Party in 1977. Two years after the death of Mao Zedong, the majority of the Revolutionary Communist Party, led by Bob Avakian, felt that the Chinese government had adopted revisionist policies, while the minority, which supported the then current regime of the Community Party of China (CCP), established the RWH. Subsequently, RWH merged with the Bay Area Communist Union, the League of Revolutionary Struggle, and other organizations to from the Committee to Unite Marxist-Leninists. The RWH was active in the labor movement, struggles of oppressed nationalities, the women's movement, the student movement, and the struggle for divestiture from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa. It was directly involved with founding of the Progressive Student Network.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains meeting reports, circulars, bulletins, leaflets and position papers of national, local, and district units.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by the Revolutionary Workers Headquarters was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Revolutionary Workers Headquarters Records; TAM 244; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown. The accession number associated with this gift is 1950.219.

Collection processed by

Tamiment staff

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 16:58:23 -0400.
Language: Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Processing Information

Loose materials in box one were put into folders, the original order was retained.


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives


Box: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
Box: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012