John L. Spivak Papers 1929-1948
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Vorse, Mary Heaton, 1874-1966
Mary Heaton Vorse (nee Mary Marvin Heaton), author, labor journalist, and social critic, was born in New York City on October 11, 1874 and grew up in Amherst, Mass. Her parents traveled extensively in Europe and Mary received a major part of her education abroad, where she learned to speak fluent French, Italian, and German. Her early desire was to be an artist and as a young woman she spent several winters studying art in Paris. Albert White Vorse, whom she married in 1898, died in 1910. She...
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Organizational History and List of Officers Organizational History 1909 Issued the “Call,” a statement calling for a conference to protest discrimination and violence against African Americans Convened the National Negro Conference on May 31 and June 1, New York, N.Y. E...
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963
Herbert Henry Lehman (March 28, 1878 – December 5, 1963) was an American investment banker and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he notably served from 1933 until 1942 as the 45th Governor of New York and as U.S. Senator from New York between 1949 and 1957. Born in Manhattan, he attended The Sachs School and Sachs Collegiate Institute before earning a B.A. from Williams College. After graduating, Lehman worked in textile manufacturing, eventually becoming vice-president and treasu...
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981
Roger Nash Baldwin (January 21, 1884 – August 26, 1981) was one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He served as executive director of the ACLU until 1950. Many of the ACLU's original landmark cases took place under his direction, including the Scopes Trial, the Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, and its challenge to the ban on James Joyce's Ulysses. Baldwin was a well-known pacifist and author. Baldwin was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the son of Lucy Cushing (...
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946
African-American poet, anthologist, translator, playwright and an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Cullen was graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in New York City and from New York University in 1925. While attending NYU he held a part-time job as a doorman at the Grolier Club, a New York City bibliophile society. He took post-graduate work at Harvard University and received an M.A. From the description of TLS : Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Frederick B. Coykendall, ...
Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963
English novelist, essayist, and lecturer. From the description of Letter, 1934 Dec. 12, Dorchester, England, to John P. Waters, Cambridge, Mass. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365010 From the description of Correspondence, with Alan Dakers, 1948. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364799 From the description of Letter, 1944 July 18, Cae Coed, Corwen, Wales, to Ada McVickar, New York. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 3436480...
American Civil Liberties Union
Founded in 1920 in New York City by Roger Baldwin and others; the ACLU was an outgrowth of the American Union Against Militarism's National Civil Liberties Bureau, which in 1920 changed its name to the American Civil Liberties Union. From the description of Collection, 1917- (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 42740878 The Southern Women's Rights Project (SWRP) located in Richmond is affiliated with the American Civil Liberties Union. The project deal...
Walters, Basil Leon, 1896-1975
Burns, Vincent Godfrey, 1893-
Vincent Godfrey Burns, born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1893, was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1962 until his death in 1979. He was ordained as a minister and later published poems, television scripts, plays, and a novel, often expressing his conservative political and religious convictions. He and his brother Robert collaborated on I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang, which was made into a movie in 1932. Burns's papers include correspondence, poems, manuscripts, galleys, newspaper clippin...
Spivak, John L. (John Louis), 1897-1981
John Louis Spivak, born June 13, 1897 in New Haven, CT, was an American journalist, who wrote articles and books on the rise of fascism, anti-Semitism, and the problems of the working class. Spivak wrote for the Daily Worker, New Masses, Ken, and the Call, the paper of the American Socialist Party, in addition to other other publications. During the rise of McCarthyism, Spivak wrote under pseudonyms, including Monroe Fry. His book credits include Georgia Nigger (1933), Europe Under the Terror (1...
Des Moines Register and Tribune Company
White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955
Executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. From the description of Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1935. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 243854199 Walter Francis White (1893-1955), was an African American civil rights activist and leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931-1955. Walter White married Leah Gladys Powell (1893-1979) in 1922, and they ...
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959
American author who wrote poetry, short fiction, novels, essays; interested in many social issues including socialism, pacifism,and working conditions of laborers. From the description of Letters of Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn [manuscript], 1915-1938. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874776 Cleghorn was an author and poet. From the description of Papers, 1936-1945 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007193 ...
Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938
George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask. From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021 Banker and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 8410865...
Moss, Gordon W.
Burns, Robert Elliott
Vann, Robert L., 1887-1940
Alexander, William Winton, 1884-1956
Reavey, George, 1907-1976
Reavey was the owner and operator of Europa Press and a friend of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. From the description of Papers concerning Dylan Thomas, 1936-1939. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78228333 From the guide to the Papers concerning Dylan Thomas, 1936-1939., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...
Prison Commission of Georgia.
Waymack, W. W. (William Wesley), 1888-1960
Waymack was a Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Des Moines Register and tribune, 1931-1946, and one of the original members of the first Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1949. He also served as chairman of the Economic Policy Committee, 1938-1941, and was a member of the Iowa Farm Tenancy Committee, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Allied Mission for the Observation of Greek Elections (1946). Waymack was involved in over one hundred organizations and projects. His correspo...
Cecil, Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, viscount, 1864-1958
Gold, Michael, 1893-1967
Pen name for Itzok Isaac Granich a life long Communist and literary critic, editor and author. From the description of Michael Gold letter to Alfred Sheppard Dashiell [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648021762 From the description of Michael Gold letters to Alfred Sheppard Dashiell [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 631741286 Michael Gold was also known as Irving Granich. From the desc...