George N. Caylor Papers 1903-1973

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George N. Caylor Papers, 1903-1973

George N. Caylor Papers 1903-1973

George N. Caylor (1885-1973), born George N. Cohen, was a clothing-industry businessman, labor arbitrator, socialist and the brother of labor leader and socialist Joseph E. Cohen (1883-1950). The collection includes sketches of socialist and labor figures, and other writings concerning labor, socialism, and racial justice. Included is a manuscript of an 800-page indexed autobiography, "If My Memory Serves Me Right," that discusses Caylor’s early years in Philadelphia, the socialist movement, the single-tax community of Arden, Delaware, the Rand School of Social Science, and numerous personalities on the left. There is also a 142-page manuscript, "Brother Joe: Fragmentary Chapters for a Life of Joseph E. Cohen," about Caylor’s brother, including Cohen’s socialism and his relations with Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs and Debs' brother and secretary, Theodore. Part of collection deals with Caylor’s series of letters to the editor of the on political and social issues that became the subject of a seminar at Rollins College in 1958. Scattered throughout are related clippings. Orlando Sentinel

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