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New York University’s Tamiment Library Acquires The Nation Archives July 22, 2015 – Posted in: Special Collections

“To read The Nation is to see the evolution of the American Left.” –  Timothy Naftali, director of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives   Currently celebrating its 150th anniversary The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine. It was where the likes of James Baldwin, Ralph Nader and Hunter S. Thompson published their first work. It is where the leading writers, thinkers and leaders this country has produced  have shared their thoughts on the…

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Yiddish Goes Digital (with a Little Help from Its Friends) November 29, 2012

The first page of the Polish Yidel, July 1884 Calling all Yiddish speaking people… Two archives, one at Cornell University, the other at University of Warwick in the UK, have teamed up to digitize more than 1,500  pages from journals and newspapers originally written for working-class Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Much of the original material has never been translated into English and with the number of Yiddish speakers in the world in significant decline…

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