Socialist Workers Party records, 1914-1980.

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Socialist Workers Party records, 1914-1980.

1914-1980

Campaign literature, scrapbooks, form letters, bulletins, issues of party newspapers, pamphlets, and other materials generated or collected by the Socialist Workers Party, which was organized formally in 1938 to represent the Trotskyite branch of the American Communist Party. Most of the materials emanated from Socialist Workers party headquarters in New York City, although there are also items from Communist groups abroad and a small file (1962-1964) created by the Minnesota branch.

7.5 cubic feet (7 boxes) and 1 microfilm reel.

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Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898-1976

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Macdonald, Dwight

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Dwight Macdonald was born on March 24, 1906, in New York City. He graduated from Yale University in 1928 (B.A.). He served as associate editor of Fortune Magazine (1929-1936) and editor of the Partisan Review (1937-1943). Macdonald joined the Socialist Workers Party (Trotskyist Party), and was a member from 1939-1941. He published numerous books, articles, and essays in addition to publishing a journal, Politics, from 1944-1949. He also wrote for Esquire and The New Yorker, and published Memoirs...

Kutcher, James.

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Budenz, Louis F. (Louis Francis), 1891-1972

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Mayer, Milton, 1908-1986

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Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983

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Dobbs, Farrell

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Weiss, Myra Tanner

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Myra Tanner Weiss was born May 17, 1916. She joined the Socialist Workers Party in 1935 while attending the University of Utah. She moved to Los Angeles in the 1940s, at which time she organized agricultural and cannery workers. She also helped establish the SWP in Los Angeles where she met another party organizer, Murry Weiss [born Morris, in Chicago, September 9, 1915, son of Joseph and Freida; died December 26, 1981] whom she later married. Tanner Weiss ran for mayor of Los Angeles in 1945 an...

Gilbert, Joseph, 1865-1956.

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Marx, Karl, 1818-1883

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Author and philosopher. From the description of Letter of Karl Marx, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454371 Born 1818 in Trier, Prussia; studied at the University of Bonn, 1835-1836, and the University of Berlin, 1836-1841; contributor to and editor of the Cologne liberal democratic newspaper, the Rheinische Zeitung , 1842; following marriage to Jenny von Westphalen, moved to Paris, where he became a revolutionary and communist; co-editor, with Arnold Ruge, of a new r...

Scholle, August, 1904-

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Mao, Tse-Tung, 1893-1976.

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Kutcher, James.

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Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America

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Burnham, James, 1905-1987

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American author and journalist; senior editor, National Review, 1955-1977. From the description of James Burnham papers, 1928-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123458496 Biography 1905 Nov. 22 Born, Chicago, Illinois 1929 1942 Professor of...

Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953

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United Railroad Operating Crafts

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Consolidation Committee of Enginemen (U.S.)

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Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924

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Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)

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Dunne, Grant J., 1893-1941.

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Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

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Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940

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Hansen, Joseph

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Biographical Note 1910 June 16 Born, Salt Lake City, Utah 1928 1934 Attended University of Utah part-time 1931 Married Reba Hooper 1934 ...

Freeman, Orville L

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Macdonald, Dwight

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Dunne, Vincent R. (Vincent Raymond), 1889-1970

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Dunne became active in the IWW while a migrant worker on the West Coast and in 1920 joined the Communist Party. He was a major organizer of the 1934 Truckers' Strike and an active Trotskyite throughout his life. From the description of Oral history interview with Vincent Raymond Dunne, 1969 April 27. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 45441450 ...

Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

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H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wells (b. September 21, 1866, Bromley, Kent, England-d. August 13, 1946, London, England), best remembered for imaginative novels such as The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds, prototypes for modern science fiction, was a prolific writer and one of the most versatile in the history of English letters. He produced an average of nearly three books a year for more than fifty years, in addition to hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. His works ranged from f...

Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898-

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Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith was born February 27, 1898 in Pardeeville, Wisconsin. Called to the ministry like his father, Lyman Z. Smith, and other members of his family before him, Smith attended Valparaiso University and Butler University in Indiana, and was then ordained a minister of the Disciples of Christ. In 1922, Smith married Elna Marion Sorenson, who came to be an active and important co-worker in the causes of her husband. During his early ministry, Smith held ...

Carlson, Grace, 1906-

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Grace Carlson, Socialist Workers Party activist and political contender, was born in St. Paul (Minn.) on November 14, 1906, the daughter of James A. and Mary (Nuebel) Holmes. She was educated in Catholic Schools in St. Paul, graduated from the College of St. Catherine in 1929, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1930 and 1933 respectively. From 1933 to 1940 she was a lecturer at the university and a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the ...

Schuman, Frederick L. (Frederick Lewis), 1904-1981

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Benson, Elmer Austin, 1895-1985

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Benson was appointed state commissioner of securities by Governor Floyd B. Olson in 1933 and commissioner of banks later the same year. In 1935 he was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill an unexpired term and served until 1936. He was elected governor of Minnesota in 1936 but was defeated for reelection in 1938. From the description of Oral history interview with Elmer A. Benson, 1969 March 28. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 45441449 ...

Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016

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Fidel Castro (b. August 13, 1926, Birán, Cuba–d. November 25, 2016, Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party communist state, while industry and business were nationalized and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society. The son of a wealthy Spanish farmer, Castro adopted leftist anti-imper...

American Federation of Labor

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Labor organization. From the description of American Federation of Labor records, 1883-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980267 ...

Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974.

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Djilas, Milovan, 1911-1995

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Yugoslav communist leader; subsequently dissident. From the description of Milovan Djilas writings, 1957-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871663 Biographical/Historical Note Yugoslav communist leader; subsequently dissident. From the guide to the Milovan Djilas writings, 1957-1980, (Hoover Institution Archives) ...

Dewey, John, 1859-1952

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John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imp...

Dunne, Miles.

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Preis, Art, 1911-

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Skoglund, Carl, 1884-1960.

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Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

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American novelist. From the description of One Man's Initiation, 1917, 1968-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937079 American author, From the description of State of the nation [manuscript], 1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807708 American author. From the description of Screenplay by John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1934 October 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830975 F...

Beck, Dave, 1894-1993

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David Lemuel Beck was born in poverty on June 16, 1894, in Stockton, California to Lemuel and Mary Beck. His first union job was as a laundry driver in Seattle, Washington where he became a member of Teamsters Local 566 Laundry and Dye Works Drivers. He was elected to the executive board of Local 566 in 1920 then in 1923 he was named president of Joint Council 28. In 1927 he was elected president of Local 566 in 1927 and that same year, he was hired by the international union as a full-time orga...

Hansen, Joseph

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American Trotskyist leader; secretary to Leon Trotsky, 1937-1940; member, National Committee, Socialist Workers Party, 1940-1975; fraternal member, United Secretariat of the Fourth International, 1963-1979; editor, Intercontinental Press, 1963-1979. From the description of Joseph Hansen papers, 1887-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122354560 ...

Freeman, Orville L

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Dunne, Miles.

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Dobbs, Farrell, 1907-1983

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Farrell Dobbs (July 25, 1907 – October 31, 1983) was an American Trotskyist, trade unionist, politician, and historian. Dobbs was born in Queen City, Missouri, where his father was a worker in a coal company garage. The family moved to Minneapolis, and he graduated from North High School in 1925. In 1926, he left for North Dakota to find work, but returned the following fall. At this point, young Farrell Dobbs was a Republican, and supported Herbert Hoover for president in 1928. However, h...