Civil Rights Defense Committee records, 1941-1958.


Civil Rights Defense Committee records, 1941-1958.

Records of an organization formed in 1941 which unsuccessfully fought the conviction of 18 members of the Minneapolis Teamsters Local 544. In the first conviction under the Smith Act, the defendants were jailed for their membership in the Socialist Workers Party. In addition to files on the above case, sometimes known as the "Minnesota labor case," there are files on the committee's defense of Local 544 officers Kelly Postal and Carl Skoglund and on three marginally-related cases. Included are correspondence, legal records, publicity, clippings, and financial records.

0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

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Civil Rights Defense Committee (corporateBody)

Weissman, George, 1918- (person)

Postal, Kelly. (person)

Socialist Workers' Party (Great Britain) (corporateBody)

Members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party have worked with the farm movement and have covered farm protests for the Party's newspaper, The militant, since the 1970s. The items in this collection were collected by various members who were active with the farm movement. From the description of Farm protests collection, 1954-1990, n.d. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 221317319 American socialist political party. From the description of Socia...

Skoglund, Carl Rudolf (person)