Guide to the Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Papers, 1896-1964

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Guide to the Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Papers, 1896-1964

Guide to the Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Papers, 1896-1964

1896-1964

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was an orator, writer, union organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World, a founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, a Communist, and an activist born in New Hampshire in 1890. Influenced by her mother's political views, Elizabeth Flynn became a socialist and was active in the suffrage movement and Irish nationalism. She died in 1961 after leaving New York and moving Moscow in 1961. These papers span the years 1896 - 1964, the bulk covering Flynn's years in the Communist Party, 1937 - 1964. Contents include correspondence, scrapbooks, poetry, published and non-published articles, speeches, itineraries, clippings, programs, invitations and galley proofs for her prison memoir: 'The Alderson Story.' The Papers of her son Fred comprise series 5, subseries B and series 8, subseries D consists of material by Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall pertaining to her book: 'Words on Fire: the life and writing of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn,' 1988, Rutgers University Press. Series IX consists of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) U.S. government files on Flynn obtained by Rosalyn Baxandall and Helen Camp. NOTE: original collection, 8 boxes, and the first 4 of the 6 boxes of Series IX (Addendum) have been microfilmed and researchers must use the microfilm copy.

17.5 Linear Feet in 14 record cartons, 5 manuscript box, 1 oversize flat box, 1 flat box, 1 card box and 1 oversize folder in a shared box.

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