Intercollegiate Socialist Society (U.S.)

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The Intercollegiate Socialist Society (ISS), an on-campus student and faculty organization, was established by a group of prominent socialists in New York in 1905. Among the founding members of the ISS were James Graham Phelps Stokes, jCharlotte Perkins Gilman, William English Walling, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, leonard and Oscar Lovell Triggs. The ISS established numerous study and reading groups, sponsored rallies and lecture engagements for prominent socialists, published book lists and phmphlets relating to a variety of socialist issues and held occasional national meetings and annual conventions. In 1921 the ISS changed its name ot the League for Industrial Democracy so as to reflect its then older constituency and broader objectives. Harry W. Laidler was the organizing secretary of the ISS form 1910 to 1921 and the executive director of the League for Industrial Democracy from 1921 to 1956.

From the description of Records, 1904-1921. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 82086855

The Intercollegiate Socialist Society (ISS) was established by a prominent group of socialists in New York in 1905. Among the founding members of the ISS were James Graham Phelps Stokes, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, William English Walling, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Leonard D. Abbott, Jack London, Upton Sinclair, B. 0. Flowers, Clarence Darrow, and Oscar Lovell Triggs. The ISS was organized for the purpose of promoting the study and advocacy of socialism among college students and faculty members. During its most productive years, the ISS had active chapters on many campuses across the country, particularly in the eastern and Midwestern states. As a socialist educational organization, the ISS established numerous study and reading groups, sponsored rallies and lecture engagements for prominent socialists, published book lists and pamphlets relating to a variety of socialist issues, and held occasional national meetings and annual conventions. In 1921, the ISS changed its name to the League for Industrial Democracy so as to reflect its then older constituency and broader objectives.

Sources:

The Intercollegiate Socialist Society, 1905-1921: Origins of the Modern American Student Movement/ Max Horn. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1979. 259 p.

From the guide to the Intercollegiate Socialist Society Records, 1900-1921, (Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive)

The Intercollegiate Socialist Society (ISS) was established by a prominent group of socialists in New York in 1905. Among the founding members of the ISS were James Graham Phelps Stokes, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, William English Walling, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Leonard D. Abbott, Jack London, Upton Sinclair, B. 0. Flowers, Clarence Darrow, and Oscar Lovell Triggs. The ISS was organized for the purpose of promoting the study and advocacy of socialism among college students and faculty members. During its most productive years, the ISS had active chapters on many campuses across the country, particularly in the eastern and Midwestern states. As a socialist educational organization, the ISS established numerous study and reading groups, sponsored rallies and lecture engagements for prominent socialists, published book lists and pamphlets relating to a variety of socialist issues, and held occasional national meetings and annual conventions. In 1921, the ISS changed its name to the League for Industrial Democracy so as to reflect its then older constituency and broader objectives.

Sources:

The Intercollegiate Socialist Society, 1905-1921: Origins of the Modern American Student Movement/ Max Horn. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1979. 259 p.

From the guide to the Intercollegiate Socialist Society Records, 1900-1921, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the League for Industrial Democracy, 1905-1986 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Harry Laidler Papers, 1902-1970 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Intercollegiate Socialist Society Records, 1900-1921 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.). Students for a Democratic Society records, 1934-1966 (bulk 1946-1966). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Intercollegiate Socialist Society. Letter, 1917, September 18, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Marry W. Laidler. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Intercollegiate Socialist Society (U.S.). Letters, 1919, n.d., to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Guide to the Harry Laidler Photographs, 1893-1968 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Guide to the Harry Laidler Papers, 1902-1970 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Intercollegiate Socialist Society (U.S.). Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1911-1919. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Intercollegiate Socialist Society Records, 1900-1921 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes Papers, Bulk, 1913-1933, 1905-1933 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Intercollegiate Socialist Society (U.S.). Study course in socialism, 1918. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Intercollegiate Socialist Society. Records, 1904-1921. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Papers, 1905-1933. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Guide to the Rose Pastor Stokes Papers, 1905-1933 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Harry Laidler Photographs, 1893-1968 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 (inclusive). Yale University Library
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Feigenbaum, William. person
associatedWith Feigenbaum, William M., 1886-1949 person
associatedWith Ghent, W. J. person
associatedWith Grout, Louise Adams. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. person
associatedWith Holbrook, M. R. person
associatedWith Holbrook, M. R. person
associatedWith Holbrook, M. R. person
associatedWith Laidler, Harry W. (Harry Wellington), 1884-1970. person
associatedWith League for Industrial Democracy. corporateBody
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940, person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Spargo, John, 1876-1966 person
associatedWith Sprago, John. person
associatedWith Stokes, James Graham Phelps, 1872-1960. person
associatedWith Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. person
associatedWith Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Walling, William English, 1877-1936. person
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United States
Subject
Socialism--United States
Students--Political activity
Student movements
Socialism--Study and teaching
Socialism
Occupation
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Active 1904

Active 1921

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