Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, bulk (1933-1967).

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Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968. Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, bulk (1933-1967).

Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, bulk (1933-1967).

Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, newspaper columns, press releases, and other papers relating to Thomas' career in national politics, his leadership of the Socialist Party and of the labor movement, and his association with various organizations.

Originals: 97 linear feet (193 boxes, 2 packages and 7 v.)Copies: 85 microfilm reels.

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