Michael Letwin Papers 1957-2007


Michael Letwin Papers 1957-2007

Michael Letwin was involved with the International Socialists (IS) and later with the International Socialist Organization (ISO), founded by expelled members of the IS in 1977. For three decades Letwin was also active in the peace movement. Letwin was also president of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys in New York City for 13 years until he lost re-election in 2002, in part because of his opposition to the war in Afghanistan. The first series (1 linear ft., processed), along with documentation of his own activities, the collection also contains a variety of materials regarding cooperative living at Morningside Gardens, in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The second series (31.5 linear ft., unprocessed), contains subject files (1978-2007) on the Afghan and Iraq Wars; Criminal Justice, principally in New York City and New York State; Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City, 1990-2001; Labor; New York City Police Department; Racism; Racist Violence. NOTE: This collection is housed offsite and advance notice is required for use.

32.5 linear feet; (34 boxes)

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Michael Letwin was involved with the International Socialists (IS) at the time of a split between the majority of the party and a group known as the Left Faction. After the Left Faction split from the main body of the IS, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) was formed by Left Faction leaders Calvin and Barbara Winslow. In 1983 the ISO underwent a crisis when the leadership of the Winslows was called into question, and the Winslows stepped down from their leadership positions. Letwin w...

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American socialist organization. From the description of International Socialists issuances, 1967-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871704 International Socialists (IS), a Third Camp-oriented group with historical and organizational roots in American Trotskyism and the Young People's Socialist League, was founded in 1969, as the result of the merger of several Independent Socialist Clubs (the first was formed in Berkeley, California in 1964). IS concentrated on work in...

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