Virginia Gardner Papers 1922-1990

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Virginia Gardner Papers, 1922-1990

Virginia Gardner Papers 1922-1990

Virginia Gardner (1904-1992) was a journalist, Communist, and biographer of Louise Bryant. She worked at several midwestern newspapers before joining the in 1930. Around 1937, she joined the Communist Party and was fired from the for her union activism in 1940. She then went to work for the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee in New York and was briefly Executive Secretary of the American Council on Soviet Relations in Washington D.C.. She was active in the Citizens Committee for Harry Bridges, and wrote for the (a labor news service), , (the CPUSA West Coast newspaper) in Los Angeles and the in New York where she covered the Rosenberg case in 1953. Gardner wrote in 1954 and , a Louise Bryant biography in 1982. Gardner died in 1992. The collection includes her correspondence, documentation of her political activities, research materials, manuscripts, autobiographical materials and articles. Chicago Tribune Tribune Federated Press The New Masses Peoples World Daily Worker The Rosenberg Story Friend and Lover

10.25 linear feet; in 9 record cartons, one manuscript box and one oversize box.

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