Guide to the John Pittman Papers, circa 1880s-1987

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Guide to the John Pittman Papers, circa 1880s-1987

circa 1880s-1987

John Pittman (1906-1993) was an African-American communist journalist and writer born in Atlanta. He graduated from Morehouse College, and received an M.A. in Economics (1930) from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1931, he founded and served as editor of the <i>San Francisco Spokesman</i>, renamed <i>The Spokesman</i>. Pittman became an editor of the (daily) <i>People's World</i>. Pittman traveled to Europe as a correspondent for the Communist Party's newspapers: <i>Daily Worker</i> (New York), <i>People's World</i>, and for the <i>Chicago Defender</i>. He married fellow communist Margrit Adler and together were Moscow correspondents for the CPUSA press. Pittman was also the founding co-editor of the <i>Daily World</i> in New York. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, documentation of his political activities, photographs, graphics, and realia.

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