Samuel Adams Darcy Papers Bulk, 1930-1945 1924-1985, bulk 1930-1945


Samuel Adams Darcy Papers, Bulk, 1930-1945, 1924-1985, bulk 1930-1945

Samuel Adams Darcy Papers Bulk, 1930-1945 1924-1985, bulk 1930-1945

Sam Adams Darcy (1905-2005), born Samuel Dardeck in the Ukraine of Jewish background, was an organizer, orator, writer, a leading official of the CPUSA and an official in the Communist International. Darcy helped organize the first mass demonstration of unemployed in New York City, was chairperson of the Communist Party California during the 1934 San Francisco General Strike, and made an unsuccessful run for governor of California in 1934. In 1941, Darcy was imprisoned briefly for allegedly falsifying information on his voter registration form. He left the CPUSA in 1945. The papers contain correspondence, writings (unpublished and published), CPUSA internal documents, clippings, ephemera, photographs, and an oral history transcript. Best documented are Darcy's educational, electoral and labor activity, and intra-Party relationships and struggles.

7.0 linear feet; in 7 record cartons and 4 oversize folders.

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