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Michael Harrington Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Harrington, Michael, 1928-1989.
Title: Michael Harrington Collection
Inclusive Dates: circa 1985
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Two recordings of the American socialist and political scientist.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Michael Harrington, Jr. (1928-1989) was an American democratic socialist. He was a writer, political activist and theorist, professor of political science, radio commentator and founding member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Michael Harrington Collection consists of videorecordings of Harrington. One is a speech or presentatin of some sort, the other is an interview.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Harrington, Michael, 1928-1989

Corporate Bodies

Democratic Socialists of America.
Institute for Democratic Socialism (U.S.)

Associated Titles

New American poverty.


Communism and society.
Politics -- United States.
Socialism -- United States.


United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989.

Genres and Forms

Speeches (documents)


Political scientists.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Michael Harrington Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 8 May 2017
Revision history:

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Box 1 The Institute for Democratic Socialism presents: Michael Harrington on the new American poverty circa 1984 VHS (ID#: harrington_m_001)
Box 1 Michael Harrington interview undated VHS (ID#: harrington_m_002)

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