Adamič, Louis 1899-1951

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Political writer and literary figure.

From the description of ALS, 1939 March 21, Milford, New Jersey, to Edward Hoyt. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935383

Adamic was an author deeply concerned with American immigrants and their experiences in the "melting pot", and was the first editor of Commond Ground.

From the description of Louis Adamic papers, 1848-1951 (bulk 1921-1951). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122561726

Social critic and writer.

From the guide to the Louis Adamic letter to Sidney Hook, 1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Author Louis Adamic was born in Slovenia, and immigrated to the United States at the age of fourteen. He worked odd jobs in New York City, became a naturalized citizen and then a soldier, and settled in San Jose, California. He wrote fiction and translated Slavic works into English, eventually contributing stories and articles to American Mercury. His most characteristic works were about the immigrant's experience in America, combining memoir, journalism, and a political agenda to raise awareness of ethnic values and show the secondary consequences of immigration.

From the description of Louis Adamic letters, 1934-1938. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62589893

Louis Adamic (1899-1951) was born in 1898 in Slovenia and immigrated to the United States in 1913. He became a US citizen and served on the Western Front during World War I. After the war, he worked as a journalist and professional writer in work focused on the immigrant experience, publishing Dynamite (1930), which looked at class and labor violence; Laughing in the Jungle (1932), an autobiography; and The Native’s Return (1934), an account of his return to Yugoslavia (the research for which may have been that referred in the letters below). This account led to his appointment to the Executive Board of the Foreign Language Information Service. Adamic leaned left politically and his membership in organizations with known Communist sympathies led to surveillance by the FBI between 1941 and 1958 (see the Louis Adamic Collection in the Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota). During the postwar period, Adamic criticized the rightward direction of US policy, publishing Dinner at the White House ” (1946). Adamic died under mysterious circumstances in 1951: he was found shot to death at his home in Milford, New Jersey.

From the guide to the Louis Adamic Correspondence (MS 172), 1932-1933, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

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From the description of Letters, 1936-1950. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233125259

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referencedIn Tamiment Library Manuscript Files, Bulk, 1910-1965, 1749-1988 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Letter, 1946 Sep. 19, Milford, N.J., to [Agnes] Inglis [Ann Arbor] University of Michigan
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creatorOf Fabijanovic, Stephanus, 1868-1933. Papers, 1904-1933. University of Michigan
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referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972, 1929-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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referencedIn Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Papers, 1932-1953. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Hopwood Awards correspondence, 1941-1942. University of Michigan
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referencedIn Gumberg, Alexander, 1887-1939. Papers, 1904-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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referencedIn Caylor, George Nathan, 1885-1973. Papers, ca. 1955-1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Food for Freedom, Inc. Records of Food for Freedom, Inc., 1942-1947. Library of Congress
referencedIn Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966. Papers, 1915-1972, bulk 1935-1966. University of Florida
creatorOf Louis Adamic letter to Sidney Hook, 1938 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Zon, Raphael, 1874-1956. Raphael Zon papers, 1887-1957. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. ALS, 1939 March 21, Milford, New Jersey, to Edward Hoyt. Cornell University Library
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referencedIn Ivan F. Lupis-Vukic Papers, 1912-1957 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
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referencedIn George N. Caylor Papers, 1903-1973 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
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creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Letter, 1929 Jan. 23, San Pedro, Calif., to the Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
referencedIn Editorial correspondence, 1923-1953. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. Frank Addison Manny papers, 1890-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951,. Letters to Alfred Kreymborg [manuscript], 1921-1956. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Theodore Saloutos Papers, 1932-1982 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
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creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Letters, to Stephanus Fabijanovic, 1926-1930. University of Michigan
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Fabijanovic, Stephanus, 1868-1933. Stephanus Fabijanovic papers, 1904-1933. University of Michigan
creatorOf Cowden, Roy William. Letters, to Louis Adamic, 1941-1942. University of Michigan
creatorOf Mills, Emma, d. 1956. Emma Mills correspondence, 1920-1946. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Decision Magazine papers, 1940-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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creatorOf Louis Adamic Correspondence (MS 172), 1932-1933 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Evelyn Scott Collection TXRC98-A5., 1894-1952 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Jugoslovanska Socialisticna Zveza Records, 1905-1952 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
referencedIn Decision magazine papers, 1940-1942 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Edward J. Falkowski Papers, Bulk, 1930-1970, 1910-1983 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Letter, Milford, N.J., to Lola L. Kovener [manuscript] 1938 July 27. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Emma Mills correspondence, 1920-1946 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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creatorOf Fabijanovic, Stephanus, 1868-1933. Letters, to Louis Adamic, 1926-1927. University of Michigan
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Yugoslavia
Subject
Labor and laboring classes--20th century
Yugoslav Americans--20th century
Emigration and immigration law--20th century
Finnish Americans--20th century
Lithuanian Americans--20th century
French Americans--20th century
Czech Americans--20th century
Jewish question
Swiss Americans--20th century
American fiction--20th century
Polish Americans--20th century
Japanese Americans--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
Ukrainian Americans--20th century
Refugees
Naturalization--20th century
British Americans--20th century
Communism
German Americans--20th century
Scottish Americans--20th century
Hungarian Americans--20th century
Dutch Americans--20th century
Greek Americans--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
Editors--20th century
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Slovak Americans--20th century
Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Danish Americans--20th century
Swedish Americans--20th century
Antisemitism
Children of immigrants
Chinese Americans--20th century
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Birth 1899-03-23

Death 1951-09-04

Americans

Slovenian,

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