League for Industrial Democracy.

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The League for Industrial Democracy (LID) was founded in 1905 as the Intercollegiate Socialist Society by democratic socialist intellectuals to bring "education for the new social order" to the nation's campuses, but its name was changed in 1920 to broaden appeal and better reflect aims of social ownership and democratic control of industry. In 1922 Norman Thomas (1884-1968; later the Socialist Party's head and presidential candidate) joined Harry W. Laidler as Co-Director. LID campaigned throughout ...

From the description of League for Industrial Democracy Records 1920-1970, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652512530

The League for Industrial Democracy (LID) was founded in 1905 as the Intercollegiate Socialist Society by democratic socialist intellectuals to bring "education for the new social order" to the nation's campuses, but its name was changed in 1920 to broaden appeal and better reflect aims of social ownership and democratic control of industry. In 1922, Norman Thomas (1884-1968; later the Socialist Party's head and presidential candidate) joined Harry W. Laidler as Co-Director. LID campaigned throughout 1920s and 1930s for public power development through the Committee on Coal and Giant Power, a spin off group established in conjunction with American Civil Liberties Union and chaired by H. S. Rauschenbush. The LID also sought to preserve civil liberties through the Emergency Committee for Strikers Relief (chaired by John Herling) which aided strikers across the nation with direct relief, organization, and the formation of defense committees for persecutred activists. Laidler's retirement as Director in 1957 led to the succession of Sidney Hertzberg, who aimed to make LID a forum for liberal study. Later leader, Michael Harrington (1928-1989), sought to build constituency of labor, intellectuals, and Black civil rights activists. By the later 1970s, the LID had become politically associated with Social Democrats USA (a grouping of union officials and others with roots in the socialist and Trotskyist movements, whose posture is militantly anti-communist but also retains a commitment to aspects of liberalism), and although still extant as of 2010, it appears to be inactive.

The LID led the defense of Athos Terzani, Italian antifascist framed (in 1933) for murder by (pro-fascist group) Khaki Shirt leader Art Smith, which resulted in Smith's own indictment for perjury. During the Great Depression the LID sought to alleviate plight of unemployed by campaigning for national unemployment insurance, organizing unions of the unemployed by campaigning for national unemployment insurance, opening "recreation huts" (which resembled settlement houses), and publishing The Unemployed, a magazine to bring the socialist vision to the jobless. During Socialist Party schisms of 1930s, Norman Thomas used his LID position to secure leadership of the Militant faction to battle Old Guard. During World War II, the LID supported nation's war effort while defending the social advances of 1930s. Its post-war posture was anti communist.

From the guide to the League for Industrial Democracy Records, 1920-1996, (Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Reference Center for Marxist Studies Pamphlet Collection, Bulk, 1940-1975, 1900-2004 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Starr, Mark, 1894-. Mark Starr photographs [graphic]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Norman Thomas Papers, 1925-1969 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Farmer, James, 1920-1999. Farmer, James Leonard, Jr., and Lula Peterson, Papers, 1908-, 1921- University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Mark Starr Photographs, 1944-1955 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn James Leonard, Jr. and Lula Peterson Farmer Papers AR NUMBER: 87-90; 89-251; 92-335; 89-207; 88-115; 88-162; 87-139; 87-159; 87-205; 97-296; 99-083; 99-213; 2000-28., 1908, 1921-1999 Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. [Letter]. American Textile History Museum Library
referencedIn Radical Pamphlets Collection, 1899-1973 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Harry Laidler Photographs, Bulk, 1950-1960, 1893-1968, (Bulk 1950-1960) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Meier mss., 1927-2010 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Intercollegiate Socialist Society Records, 1900-1921 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964. John Haynes Holmes papers, 1899-1983 (bulk 1935-1964). Library of Congress
creatorOf American Civil Liberties Union. Radical pamphlets collection, 1899-1973. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Olds, Leland, 1890-1960. Papers, [ca. 1848]-1960, 1923-1960 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Cohen, Felix S., 1907-1953. Felix S. Cohen papers addition, 1927-1960 (bulk 1931-1953). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pamphlets relating to economic theories in Minnesota, 1915- Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, 1933-1967 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Farquharson, F. B. (Frederick Burt). Frederick Burt Farquharson papers, 1923-1961. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Laidler, Harry W. (Harry Wellington), 1884-1970. Harry Wellington Laidler Photographs [graphic]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Charles S. Zimmerman papers, 1919-1958 [bulk 1920-1945]. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn Herman Wolf Papers, undated, 1926-1981. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Papers, 1920-1940, Part II (Bullock-Levine). Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Blanshard, Paul, 1892-1980. Paul Blanshard papers, 1912-1974. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Solon De Leon Papers, 1900-1975 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Maurice Isserman Research Files for, The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington, ., Bulk, 1970-1995, 1940-1995 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf League for Industrial Democracy. [A collection of printed information pertaining to League for Industrial Democracy in New York City]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Bendiner, Robert. Papers, 1934-1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf League for Industrial Democracy. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1940-1959. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Sam Reiss Photographs - Part II: Photographic Prints, Bulk, 1950-1975, Circa 1930-1975 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Mark Starr Papers, Bulk, 1930-1960, 1912-1980s Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Andre Schiffrin: Student League for Industrial Democracy Files, 1954-1960 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Herbert Gans Papers, 1944-2004. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Alabama. Legislature. Commission to Preserve the Peace. Records, 1962-1975. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Intercollegiate Socialist Society Records, 1900-1921 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Barton, Sam Beal. Oral history interview with Sam Barton, 1977 April 15 and 1979 November 30. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn John Haynes Holmes Papers, 1899-1983, (bulk 1935-1964) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf League for Industrial Democracy. [Minor publications]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933. Morris Hillquit papers, 1886-1948. [microform]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Sidney Hertzberg papers, 1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Minnesota Branch. Minnesota branch records, 1921-2000. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf League for Industrial Democracy. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1929-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf League for Industrial Democracy. League for Industrial Democracy Records 1920-1970, undated. New York University, Tamiment Library
referencedIn Frederick Burt Farquharson papers, 1923-1961 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
referencedIn Gans, Herbert J. Herbert Gans papers, 1944-2004. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf League for Industrial Democracy. League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Harry Laidler Papers, 1902-1970 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf League for Industrial Democracy Records, 1920-1996 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Assistant President. ILGWU. Gus Tyler papers, 1952-1980. Cornell University Library
creatorOf AFSCME. Song-sheets and song-books used by labor organizations. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Felix S. Cohen Papers Addition, 1927-1960, 1931-1953 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn De Leon, Solon, 1883-. Papers, 1900-1975. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn ILGWU. Gus Tyler papers, 1952-1980 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
creatorOf Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, bulk (1933-1967). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.). Students for a Democratic Society records, 1934-1966 (bulk 1946-1966). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf North American Student Cooperative League. North American Student Cooperative League records, 1936-1977. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Laidler, Harry Wellington, 1884-1970. Papers, 1902-1970. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn American Fund for Public Service records, 1922-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy Printed Ephemera, 1905-1986 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Manson, Jules J. Jules J. Manson papers, 1930s-1980s. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Hall, Gordon,. Democratic Socialist Organizations Printed Propaganda, [ca. 1950-1990]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Socialist collections in the Tamiment Library, 1872-1956 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf American Fund for Public Service. American Fund for Public Service records, 1922-1941. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hertzberg, Sidney. Sidney Hertzberg papers, 1924-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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associatedWith Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Minnesota Branch. corporateBody
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Subject
Unemployed--United States
Labor
Right and left (Political science)
Power resources
Power resources--United States
Labor--United States
Unemployed
Socialism
Socialism--United States
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