The David Brody Papers features correspondence, essays, teaching materials, ephemera, and other materials related to Dr. Brody’s
time as Professor of History at UC Davis and other academic institutions. Dr. Brody is Emeritus Professor of American Labor
History at UC Davis where he spent the majority of his professional career. The David Brody Papers span the years 1953-2009
with emails, letters, publishing contracts, essays, and promotional materials related to the various books, film projects,
and scholarly works Dr. Brody contributed to. The David Brody Papers also features personal correspondence to friends, colleagues,
and former students.
Dr. David Brody is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California, Davis and a renowned scholar in American
labor history and industrial relations. Dr. Brody was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Ira and Barnet Brody on June 5th, 1930.
He received his B.A. (1952), M.A.(1953), and Ph.D. (1958) from Harvard University. Alongside Dr. David Montgomery and Dr.
Herbert Gutman, he is co-founder of “new labor history,” a genre of American labor studies that focuses on workers in a social
rather than organizational context. He has taught at Northeastern University (1958-1959), Harvard University (1959-1961),
Columbia University (1961-1965), and Ohio State University (1965-1967), and UC Davis from 1967 until his retirement in 1993.
He has served as visiting professor of labor history and industrial relations at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom,
Moscow State University in Russia, and the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Brody is affiliated with the Institute for
Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California, Berkeley.
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