Sobell, Morton, 1917-2018

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Morton Sobell (April 11, 1917 – December 26, 2018) was an American engineer who is known for having been convicted of spying for the Soviet Union when it was an ally of the United States during late World War II; he was charged as part of a conspiracy said to include Julius Rosenberg and his wife, and others. Sobell worked on military and government contracts with General Electric and Reeves Electronics in the 1940s, including during World War II. Sobell was tried and convicted of espionage in 1951 and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was released in 1969 after serving 17 years and 9 months in prison. After that he became an advocate of progressive causes, conducting public speaking and traveling to Vietnam during the war, to East Germany before the fall of the Soviet Union, and to Cuba.
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referencedIn Goldring, Benjamin. Benjamin Goldring papers, 1930s-1990s. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Campenni, Frank, 1930-2000. Frank Campenni papers, 1932-1977. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Rubinstein, Annette T. (Annette Teta), 1910-2007. Papers, 1937-1994 (bulk 1946-1975). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Morton Sobell, US Army Intelligence and Investigative Dossiers Personal File, ca 1977-2004 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Helen Sobell Autobiographical Typescript: "Double Exposure", undated Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Fyke Farmer Papers, 1875-1997, (bulk 1945-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of U.S. Attorneys. 1821 - 1994. Rosenberg Case Files
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Reuben, William A. William Reuben papers, ca. 1946-2000. University of Michigan
referencedIn Guide to the Reference Center for Marxist Studies Pamphlet Collection, 1900-2004 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Mimi Diamond Photographs, undated Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Espionage papers, 1775-1956 . Houghton Library
referencedIn Piel, Eleanor Jackson, 1920-. Eleanor Jackson Piel papers, 1954-1992. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Reuben, William A. Papers, ca. 1946-1980. University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers, 1925-1997 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Schomer, Howard, 1915-2001. Papers, 1928-2001. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell. Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell records, 1946-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Pre-Presidential Papers of Richard Nixon Correspondence concerning Morton Sobell. Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Canafax, Caroline. Caroline Canafax papers, 1952-2001. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn Cronbach, Abraham, 1882-1965. Papers, 1902-1965. American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Harold Fruchtbaum Rosenberg Case Collection, circa 1945-circa 2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Belfrage, Cedric, 1904-. Papers, 1922-1990 (bulk 1945-1985). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Swarthmore College. Swarthmore College collection, 1910-1974. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Guide to the Benjamin and Muriel Goldring Papers and Photographs, 1900-2007 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Espionage papers, 1775-1956. Houghton Library
referencedIn Guide to the Simon W. and Sophie Gerson Papers, 1925-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Farmer, Fyke. Fyke Farmer papers, 1875-1997 (bulk 1945-1953). Library of Congress
referencedIn Gaede, Erwin A. Sobell papers, 1959-1966. University of Michigan
referencedIn Records of U.S. Attorneys. 1821 - 1994. Selected Case Files. 1847 - 1986. Exhibits from the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Case File. 3/13/1951 - 3/27/1951. Jell-O Box Exhibit Used in the Espionage Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell
referencedIn Swarthmore College collection, 1910-1974 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Records of U.S. Attorneys. 1821 - 1994. Selected Case Files. 1847 - 1986. Exhibits from the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Case File. 3/13/1951 - 3/27/1951. Cross-section Sketch of Atomic Bomb
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Matson, J. Warren, 1905-1983. Papers of Marjorie and J. Warren Matson, 1942-1980. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Guide to the Simon W. and Sophie Gerson Papers, 1925-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Annette T. Rubinstein Papers, Bulk, 1946-1975, 1937-2007 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Cedric Belfrage Papers, Bulk, 1945-1985, 1922-1990, (Bulk 1945-1985) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Morton Sobell Alcatraz Inmate File National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn [Interview with Morton and Helen Sobell] [motion picture] / producer and writer, Dave Gumpert. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Belfrage, Cedric, 1904- person
associatedWith Campenni, Frank, 1930-2000. person
associatedWith Canafax, Caroline. person
associatedWith Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell. corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Cronbach, Abraham, 1882-1965. person
associatedWith Diamond, Mimi, (Miriam Diamond) person
associatedWith Eddy, George A. person
associatedWith Farmer, Fyke. person
associatedWith Fruchtbaum, Harold. person
associatedWith Gaede, Erwin A. person
associatedWith Gerson, Simon W. person
associatedWith Goldring, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Goldring, Muriel Goodman. person
associatedWith Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos. corporateBody
associatedWith Matson, J. Warren, 1905-1983. person
associatedWith Newsreel (Firm). corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Piel, Eleanor Jackson, 1920- person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Paul person
associatedWith Reference Center for Marxist Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Reuben, William A. person
acquaintanceOf Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953 person
acquaintanceOf Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953 person
associatedWith Rubinstein, Annette T. (Annette Teta), 1910-2007. person
associatedWith Schomer, Howard, 1915-2001 person
associatedWith Sobell, Helen person
associatedWith Souvarine, Boris. person
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