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Chiefly correspondence and articles with and by Gus Tyler from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Organizations include: the AFL-CIO; the American Association of Political Consultants; Americans for Democratic Action; the American Veterans Committee; the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies; the Democratic Party; the Fashion Institute of Technology; Histadrut; the Hudson Institute; the Jewish Labor Committee; The League for Industrial Democracy; the Liberal Party (New York State); locals and departments of the ILGWU; the NAACP; the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (Cornell University); and the Socialist Party. Subjects include economic policy and conditions in the U.S.; electoral reform; politics in the U.S., especially in New York City and State; social conditions in the U.S.; the Vietnam War; voter registration; and worker training and education.

Series I consists of Tyler's correspondence. Series II is made up of subject files, dealing with both union and non-union matters. Series III contains both correspondence with and articles by Tyler. Individuals represented include: Abraham Beame; Sol Chaikin; Wilbur Daniels; David Dubinsky; Arthur J. Goldberg; Andrew M. Greeley; Averell Harriman; Hubert Humphrey; Jay Lovestone; George McGovern; John F. Kennedy; Robert F. Kennedy; Charles Silberman; Leon Stein; Philip Taft; and Abraham Weiss.

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