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Access and Use

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.


The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Ethan Steinfels in 2009 and Lindsay Bedford and Patrick Trembeth in 2011. The second gift of material was processed by Kyle Conway in January-March 2015. Dr. Richard Oestreicher wrote all of the scope and content notes within the collection as well as writing the History section.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of the majority of the collection are available electronically by following the respective "Digitized Folder Contents" links within the finding aid.

Custodial History:

In Oestreicher's own words, "In graduate school I discovered that the world of antique ephemera and collectibles gave me access to historical raw materials and a source of supplementary income. Selling junk was more fun and more lucrative than other jobs that had carried me through summer breaks in graduate funding. For the last thirty-four years I've followed a sometimes schizophrenic path: radical historian by day, hippy-trippy, petty bourgeois capitalist on the side. Along the way I accumulated a vast hoard of ephemera relating to American working-class and radical history." Oestreicher donated his collection to the Archives Service Center in 2007.

Related Material:

A.E. Forbes Communist Collection, 1921-1972, AIS.2000.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Preferred Citation:

American Left Ephemera Collection, 1875-2015, AIS.2007.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh