James B. and John J. McNamara Papers, 1905-1961 1905-1961


James B. and John J. McNamara Papers, 1905-1961, 1905-1961

James B. and John J. McNamara Papers, 1905-1961 1905-1961

This collection consists of the papers of John J. and James B. McNamara, 20th century labor activists. The collection includes correspondence with American communists, labor leaders, and other important figures such as Clarence Darrow, Upton Sinclair, and Irving Stone. The collection also includes some correspondence of Robert McNamara, miscellaneous legal documents, magazine and newspaper clippings, and photographs taken by James B. McNamara while he was in San Quentin prison.


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