Hyman Berman papers
Scope and Content
The collection consists primarily of about 2000 index cards used to record labor related stories in various newspapers. Also included in the collection are meeting minutes and correspondence.
- Creation: 1960s-1990s
- Berman, Hyman, 1925-2015 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials in English
Use of Materials
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.
Biographical Sketch of Hyman Berman (b. 1925)
Hyman Berman, B.S. (1948) City College of New York; Ph.D. (1956) Columbia University. Professor emeritus of history at the University of Minnesota. Internationally known expert on labor history and widely considered Minnesota's public historian.
Hyman "Hy" Berman was born on February 20, 1925 in New York. He earned his B.S. in 1948 from City College of New York and his Ph.D. in 1956 from Columbia University. Dr. Berman was a history instructor at City College of New York (1952-1956), Brooklyn College (1956-1960) and assistant professor at Michigan State University (1960-1961) before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1961 as an associate professor. He was promoted to professor in 1970. Dr. Berman was an expert on U.S. labor history and taught the first courses on this subject at the University, in addition to courses on the Holocaust and Minnesota history. He also served as a special advisor to Governor Rudy Perpich from 1976-1979 and as a political commentator in the Twin Cities area. Hyman Berman retired from the University of Minnesota in 2004 as professor emeritus.
1 box (1.0 cubic foot)
Collection contains the papers of Hyman Berman, professor emeritus of history at the University of Minnesota.
Source of acquisition
The collection was deposited in University Archives on August 5, 2004.
- Hyman Berman Papers, 1960s-1990s
- Karen Spilman
- July 2005
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English