Records, 1933-1956.


Social Democratic Federation of America. Records, 1933-1956.

Records, 1933-1956.

Correspondence with state branches; records of the national office and national executive committee; extensive records (1936-1956) of the New York City local, including correspondence, minutes, and financial records; material on Jewish Socialist Verband, Camp Tamiment (Pa.), the Fred Beal case, which grew out of the 1919 strike in Gastonia, N.C., WEVD (1933-1935) and various committees formed by the federation; also includes clippings on Jasper McLevy, national chairman. Correspondents include August Claessens, Theodore Debs, Algernon Lee, Lena Morrow Lewis, James Maurer, Leo Meltzer, Tom Mooney, James Oneal, Jacob Panken, Charles Edward Russell amd Louis Waldman.

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