Santa Fe New Mexican, “Labor activist, historian remembered as ‘troublemaker for good'”


By Jessica Pollard, March 7, 2022

Stanley “Rosebud” Rosen, 87, an iconic banjo-playing, red beret-wearing labor historian and advocate, died late last month in Santa Fe, leaving a long legacy of activism.

While he spent much of his career in New Jersey and Illinois, Rosen dedicated most of his retired life to labor organizing and history in New Mexico after moving to Santa Fe in the mid-1990s to be with his partner, Sandra “Sandy” Herzon.

Rosen, who lived with dementia for several years, died Feb. 21 from complications related to multiple strokes.

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