O'Connor, Harvey, 1897-1987

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Harvey O'Connor was born March 29, 1897 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended high school in Tacoma, Washington. During the period from 1918-1924 Mr. O'Connor did editoral work in Seattle. From 1924-1927 he was assistant editor of Locomotive Engineers Journal in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. O'Connor was a bureau manager for Federated Press from 1927-1930. And from 1935-1937 he was managing editor of People's Press. He was also editor of Ken from 1937-1938 in Chicago. Mr. O'Connor has been active in the following organizations: Pittsburgh Civil Liberties Committee, board member, 1932-1936; Chicago Civil Liberties Committee,vice-chairman, 1937-1944; Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, chairman, 1954-1963; National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee, chairman,1963; and City Club of Chicago, member of board of governors, 1938-1944. Mr. O'Connor has written the following books plus a number of articles: Mellon's Millions, 1933; Steel-Dictaor, 1935; The Guggenheims, 1937; The Astors, 1941; History of Oil Workers International Union, 1950; The Empire of Oil, 1955; World Crisis in Oil, 1961; Revolution in Seattle, 1963. He has also written pamphlets for Union for DemOcratic Control, London, England. In addition, from 1957-1960 he served on the editorial advisory board of Nation. In 1954 Mr. O'Connor was cited for contempt in the McCarthy investigation. He was convicted but the decision was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals. In 1958 he refused to respond to a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee and was cited for contempt and then indicted, but was never brought to trial. He died September 1987, of heart failure after a long illness at his home in Little Compton, R.I.

From the description of Harvey O'Connor Civil Liberties Collection, 1966-1972. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122586685

Harvey O'Connor was born March 29, 1897 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended high school in Tacoma, Washington. During the period from 1918-1924 Mr. O'Connor did editoral work in Seattle. From 1924-1927 he was assistant editor of Locomotive Engineers Journal in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. O'Connor was a bureau manager for Federated Press from 1927-1930. And from 1935-1937 he was managing editor of People's Press. He was also editor of Ken from 1937-1938 in Chicago. Mr. O'Connor has been active in the following organizations: Pittsburgh Civil Liberties Committee, board member, 1932-1936; Chicago Civil Liberties Committee,vice-chairman, 1937-1944; Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, chairman, 1954-1963; National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee, chairman,1963; and City Club of Chicago, member of board of governors, 1938-1944. Mr. O'Connor has written the following books plus a number of articles: Mellon's Millions, 1933; Steel-Dictaor, 1935; The Guggenheims, 1937; The Astors, 1941; History of Oil Workers International Union, 1950; The Empire of Oil, 1955; World Crisis in Oil, 1961; Revolution in Seattle, 1963. He has also written pamphlets for Union for DemOcratic Control, London, England. In addition, from 1957-1960 he was on the editorial advisory board of Nation. In 1954 Mr. O'Connor was cited for contempt in the McCarthy investigation. He was convicted but the decision was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals. In 1958 he refused to respond to a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee and was cited for contempt and then indicted, but was never brought to trial. He died September 1987, of heart failure after a long illness at his home in Little Compton, R.I.

From the guide to the Harvey O'Connor Civil Liberties collection, O'Connor (Harvey) Civil Liberties Collection, between 1966 and 1972, (John Hay Library Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Mazey, Ernest, 1919-1979. Ernest Mazey papers, 1942-1979. Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban Affairs
creatorOf O'Connor, Harvey, 1897-1987. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Tamiment Library Manuscript Files, Bulk, 1910-1965, 1749-1988 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd, 1904-. Papers, 1850-1988. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Jessie Lloyd O'Connor papers, 1909-1983 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Beffel, John Nicholas. Papers, 1909-1970. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Lloyd, George, 1913-1998. Georgia Lloyd papers, 1915-1994 (bulk 1930-1990). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Matthew Josephson papers, 1917-1979 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd, 1904-. Jessie Lloyd O'Connor papers, 1909-1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lloyd, William Bross, 1908-. William Bross Lloyd papers, 1912-1986. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn John Nicholas Beffel Papers, 1909-1970 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Ault, Harry E. B. (Harry Erwin Bratton), 1883-1961. Harry E.B. Ault papers, 1899-1956 (bulk 1919-1936). University of Washington Libraries
creatorOf O'Connor, Harvey, 1897-1987. Harvey O'Connor Civil Liberties Collection, 1966-1972. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Oral History of the American Left: Radical Histories, 1920-1980 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Harvey O'Connor Civil Liberties collection, O'Connor (Harvey) Civil Liberties Collection, between 1966 and 1972 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Josephson, Matthew, 1899-1978. Matthew Josephson papers, 1917-1979 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William Bross Lloyd, Jr. papers, 1912-1991, 1960-1983 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Georgia Lloyd papers, 1915-1994, 1930-1990 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Tamiment Library. Tamiment Library manuscript files collection relating to individuals and organizations associated with radicalism, the labor movement, and progressive social action in the United States, 1950-2001 (bulk 1910-1965). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Oral History of the American Left. Radical Histories. Oral histories, 1970-1980. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Jessie Lloyd O'Connor Papers MS 254., 1850 - 1988 Sophia Smith Collection
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associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
associatedWith American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born. corporateBody
associatedWith Ault, Harry E. B. (Harry Erwin Bratton), 1883-1961. person
associatedWith Beffel, John Nicholas. person
associatedWith Committee for GI Rights. corporateBody
associatedWith Emergency Civil Liberties Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Josephson, Matthew, 1899-1978. person
associatedWith Lloyd, George, 1913-1998. person
associatedWith Lloyd, Georgia, 1913- person
associatedWith Lloyd, William Bross, 1875-1946 person
associatedWith Lloyd, William Bross, 1908- person
correspondedWith Mazey, Ernest, 1919-1979. person
associatedWith National Committee against Repressive Legislation (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Committee to Abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities. corporateBody
associatedWith National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith National Committee to Abolish the Un-American Activities Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith National Conference for New Politics. corporateBody
associatedWith National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd, 1904- person
associatedWith Southern Conference Educational Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Subversive Activities Control Board. corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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Death 1987

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