Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933

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American socialist leader.

From the description of Morris Hillquit miscellanea, 1924-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871697

Morris Hillquit (1896-1933) was a socialist leader, lawyer, author and prominent theoretician of the Socialist Pary. He ran twice for mayor of New York City and five times for the House of Representatives, always unsuccessfully.

From the guide to the Morris Hillquit Papers, 1906-1959, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

Morris Hillquit is considered by some to have been the foremost spokesman and theoretician of the Socialist Party of America from its founding in 1901 until his death in 1933. As author, politician and labor attorney, Hillquit took a centrist position in the Party and worked to further the Social Democratic ideals of political activism, unionism and international brotherhood among workers.

Morris Hillquit emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1896 and worked first in the New York City garment trade until joining the staff of the ARBEITER ZEITUNG in 1890. A member of the Socialist Labor Party, Hillquit led the "Rochester faction" in its secession from the SLP in 1899. This group merged with the Social Democratic Party in 1901 to form the Socialist Party of America. As a member of the United Hebrew Trades, Hillquit helped to organize garment workers in New York City while obtaining an LL. B. from New York Law School in 1893. Hillquit was a member of the negotiating committee which settled the 1910 New York Cloakmakers' Strike which led to the Protocol of Peace, establishing machinery to conciliate labor disputes in the garment industry. Hillquit served as general counsel for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from 1913 to 1933 and was a leader in the Socialist Party from 1901 until his death in 1933.

From the description of Morris Hillquit papers, 1886-1948. [microform]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755366

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American socialist leader.

From the guide to the Morris Hillquit miscellanea, 1924-1934, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Claessens, August, 1885-1954. Papers, 1911-1955. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Benjamin Schlesinger, President. Records, 1914-1923. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn Ryan, John A. (John Augustine), 1869-1945. The John A. Ryan papers Catholic University of America
creatorOf Morris Hillquit Papers, 1906-1959 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Socialist Party (U.S.). Minutes, 1900-1936. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn August Claessens Papers, 1906-1963 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Lee, Algernon. Papers, 1896-1954. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Executive Secretary. ILGWU. Frederick Umhey correspondence, 1934-1955. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Brommel, Bernard J., 1930-. Bernard J. Brommel-Eugene V. Debs papers, 1886-2003. Newberry Library
referencedIn Papers, 1874-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Morris Hillquit miscellanea, 1924-1934 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes Papers, 1905-1933 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Reunion of Old Timers. Records, 1947-1985. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Rufus James Trimble Papers, 1885-1954 (bulk 1910s) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Caylor, George Nathan, 1885-1973. Papers, ca. 1955-1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Labor and Radicalism Photograph Collection, Bulk, 1940-1965, 1860-1985 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office. ILGWU. Benjamin Schlesinger papers, 1914-1923. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Caylor, George Nathan, 1885-1973. Papers, 1903-1973. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Algernon Lee Papers, Bulk, 1896-1954, 1861-1954, (Bulk 1896-1954) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Charles Solomon Papers, 1916-1962 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929. Frances Nacke Noel/Job Harriman papers, 1889-1986 (bulk 1940-1980). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Morris Sigman, President. Records, 1923-1928. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives,. Tamiment Library general photograph collection [graphic]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Papers, 1905-1933. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Frederick F. Umhey, Executive Secretary. Correspondence, 1934-1955 [bulk 1940-1950]. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office. ILGWU. Morris Sigman correspondence, 1923-1928. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933. Papers, 1886-1944. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn George D. Herron Papers, 1905-1922 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn O'Brien, William Smith, 1803-1864. Matheson-Connolly correspondence [microform], 1902-1914. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Mailly, William, 1871-1912. Papers, 1908-1912. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office. Benjamin Schlesinger presidential records, 1928-1932. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Newman, Pauline. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Jacob Panken Papers, 1922-1964 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn American Socialist Society. Records, 1905-1955. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn William Mailly Papers, 1907-1913 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Intercollegiate Social Society. Letter, 1912 March 23, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham], [Staten Island] / Intercollegiate Socialist Society. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Rand School of Social Science: Publications, 1914-1955 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn George N. Caylor Papers, 1903-1973 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Benjamin Schlesinger, President. Records, 1928-1932. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn New York (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities. Suspected radical propaganda file, [ca. 1890-1919]. New York State Archives
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers: Series III, 1909-1942 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Hoopes, Darlington, 1896-. Darlington Hoopes papers, 1887-1964 (bulk 1923-1964). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929. Papers, 1862-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Ekern, Herman Lewis, 1872-1954. Herman Lewis Ekern papers, 1872-1954. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Socialist Party (U.S.) Minutes, 1900-1936 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933. Morris Hillquit papers, 1886-1948. [microform]. Cornell University Library
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 Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes Papers, Bulk, 1913-1933, 1905-1933 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn American Association for Labor Legislation. Series 1, Subseries 1, part a. Correspondence (A-H), 1905-1910. [microform] Cornell University Library
referencedIn Richards, Bernard G. (Bernard Gerson), 1877-1971. Papers, 1903-1960. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Socialist Labor Party. Records, 1879-1900. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
creatorOf Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933. Morris Hillquit papers, 1886-1944 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Charles Solomon Papers, 1916-1962 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943. Papers, 1812-1963 (bulk 1882-1939). Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Germer, Adolph. Papers, 1898-1966. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Rand School of Social Science Records, 1905-1962 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Socialist Party of New York State Records, 1906-1912 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Tamiment Library Manuscript Files, Bulk, 1910-1965, 1749-1988 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Panken, Jacob, 1879-1968. Papers, 1916-1964. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Llano Colony (Secular community). Records of Llano del Rio Colony, 1896-1967 (bulk 1930s). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Papers, 1900-1980 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Socialist Labor Party Records, 1879-1900 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Socialist Labor Party. Convention. Proceedings of the 10th annual convention of the Socialist Labor Party [microform] : held in the Common Council Chamber, at the City of Rochester, N.Y. January 27th, 1900, to February 2nd, 1900 ; Proceedings of Socialist Unity Convention : held at Indianapolis, Indiana beginning July 29, 1901. University of Wyoming, William R. Coe Library
creatorOf Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933. Morris Hillquit miscellanea, 1924-1934. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Solomon, Charles, 1889-1963. Papers, 1916-1962. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Herron, George Davis, 1862-1925. Papers, 1905-1922. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Socialist Party (U.S.). Records of the Socialist Party (U.S.), 1897-1976. Library of Congress
referencedIn American Association for Labor Legislation. Series 1, Subseries 2, part b. Correspondence (H-M), 1910-1915. [microform] Cornell University Library
referencedIn Socialist Party of New York State. Records, 1906-1912. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Hillquit, Nina Eugenia. Moris Hillquit [microform] : pioneer of American Socialism / Nina Eugenia Hillquit. Churchill County Museum
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associatedWith Adler, Friedrich, 1879-1960. person
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associatedWith American Socialist Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Babel, August, 1840-1913. person
associatedWith Barnes, John Mahlon, 1866-1934. person
associatedWith Benjamin Schlesinger. person
associatedWith Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929. person
associatedWith Brommel, Bernard J., 1930- person
associatedWith Caylor, George Nathan, 1885-1973. person
associatedWith Claessens, August, 1885-1954. person
associatedWith Cohen, Julius Henry, b. 1873. person
associatedWith Conference for Progressive Political Action. corporateBody
associatedWith Dan, Theodore Gurwitsch. person
associatedWith Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926. person
associatedWith Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Dobbs, Charles. person
associatedWith Ekern, Herman Lewis, 1872-1954. person
associatedWith Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943. person
associatedWith Feigenbaum, William Morris, 1886-1949. person
associatedWith Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. person
associatedWith Gerber, Julius. person
correspondedWith Gerber, Julius, 1862-1916 person
associatedWith Germer, Adolph. person
associatedWith Ghent, William J. (William James), 1866-1942. person
associatedWith Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936. person
associatedWith Green, William, 1870-1952. person
associatedWith Ham, F. Gerald, 1930- person
associatedWith Hanford, Benjamin, 1861-1910. person
associatedWith Harriman, Job. person
associatedWith Harriman, Job, 1861-1925. person
associatedWith Haywood, Big Bill, 1869-1928 person
associatedWith Henderson, Arthur, 1863-1935. person
associatedWith Herron, George Davis, 1862-1925. person
associatedWith Hillquit, Lawrence Benjamin. person
associatedWith Hillquit, Nina person
associatedWith Hillquit, Nina Eugenia. person
associatedWith Hillquit, Vera Levene, d. 1949. person
associatedWith Hoan, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1881-1961. person
associatedWith Hoopes, Darlington, 1896- person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Huysman, Camille, 1871-1968. person
associatedWith Huysmans, Camille, 1871-1968. person
associatedWith Industrial Workers of the World. corporateBody
associatedWith Intercollegiate Social Society. corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Executive Secretary. corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith International Socialist Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938. person
associatedWith Labour and Socialist International. corporateBody
associatedWith La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. person
associatedWith Laidler, Larry Wellington, 1884-1970. person
associatedWith League for Industrial Democracy. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Algernon. person
associatedWith Lee, Algernon, 1873- person
associatedWith Lee, Algernon, 1873-1954. person
associatedWith Levene, P. A. (Phoebus Aaron), 1869-1940. person
associatedWith Llano Colony (Secular community) corporateBody
associatedWith MacDonald, James Ramsey, 1866-1937. person
associatedWith Mailly, William. person
associatedWith MARY (WARE) DENNETT person
associatedWith Myers, Gustavus, 1872-1942. person
associatedWith National Farmer-Labor-Progressive Convention. corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Pauline. person
associatedWith New York (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Brien, William Smith, 1803-1864. person
associatedWith Oneal, James, 1875- person
associatedWith Oneal, James, 1875-1962. person
associatedWith Panken, Jacob, 1879-1968. person
associatedWith Panken, Jacob, b. 1879 person
associatedWith PAULINE NEWMAN, 1888-1986 person
associatedWith Rand School of Social Science. corporateBody
correspondedWith Reed, John, 1887-1920 person
associatedWith Reunion of Old Timers. corporateBody
associatedWith Richards, Bernard G. (Bernard Gerson), 1877-1971. person
associatedWith Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970. person
associatedWith Ryan, John A. (John Augustine), 1869-1945. person
associatedWith Senior, Clarence Olson, 1903-1974. person
associatedWith Simons, A. M. (Algie Martin), 1870-1950. person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Socialist Labor Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Socialist Labor Party. Convention. corporateBody
associatedWith Socialist Party of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Socialist Party of New York State. corporateBody
associatedWith Socialist Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Solomon, Charles, 1889-1963. person
associatedWith State Historical Society of Wisconsin. corporateBody
associatedWith Stedman, Seymour, 1871- . person
associatedWith Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. person
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Trimble, Rufus James, 1888-1974 person
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith Vandervelde, Emile, 1866-1938. person
associatedWith White, Bertha Hale. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
United States
United States
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
Collective bargaining
Women socialists--United States
Socialism Great Britain
Shirtwaist Makers' Strike, New York, N.Y., 1909
Elections
Communism
Progressivism (United States politics)
Socialism--United States
Clothing workers--Labor unions
Anarchism
Reformers
Socialist parties
Families
Socialists
Labor unions--Political activity
Press, Socialist
Labor movement
Peace movements
World War, 1914-1918--Protest movements
Radicalism
Socialism
Anti-communist movements
Cloakmakers' Strike, New York, N.Y., 1909
Labor unions
Lawyers
Socialists--United States
Occupation
Lawyers
Function

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Birth 1869-08-01

Death 1933-10-08

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