Charles Humboldt papers 1935-1963


Charles Humboldt papers, 1935-1963

Charles Humboldt papers 1935-1963

Correspondence, writings, research materials, and other papers of Charles Humboldt (also known as Clarence Weinstock), left-wing editor, poet and critic. Humboldt was variously connected with , , , and the , and much of the correspondence deals with the policies, finances, and problems of left-wing journals. Corespondents include Alvah Bessie, Ralph Ellison, Lillian Hellman, Kenneth Tynan, Christina Stead, Scott Nearing, and Linus Pauling. Art Front New Masses Masses and Mainstream National Guardian

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