Socialist Assemblymen Papers 1920


Socialist Assemblymen Papers 1920

In 1920, five Socialist Party Assemblymen were expelled from the New York State Assembly on the grounds that membership in the Socialist Party constituted disloyalty to the United States. This collection consists of several documents and numerous supporting letters, all related to the unsuccessful campaign to reverse the expulsion. Note: this collection has been microfilmed, and researchers must use the microfilm copy (R-7124, reel 12).

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