Letter books, 1907-1914, 1911-1914 (bulk).


Letter books, 1907-1914, 1911-1914 (bulk).

The collection includes correspondence, reports on electoral activities, membership records, branch records, committee papers, financial papers, minutes, form letters, miscellaneous printed matter, resolutions and convention reports. Most of the subject files contain information about routine party operations. In addition there is considerable information about events and issues that concerned socialists during the pre-World War I period including the Socialist Party's support for the Mexican Revolution, the expulsion of William Haywood from the Socialist Party's National Executive Committee, the Paterson silk workers strike, the New York City grament workers strike, Margaret Sanger's work as an organizer for the Women's Agitation Committee, the party's support for municipal ownership of vital public services industries, the party's opposition ot the Dillingham immigration restriction bill, the ouster of Gustavus Myers form the New York City local, the 1912 presidential campaign, the resignations of W.E.B. DuBois and Walter Lippmann from the Socialist Party, the socialist response to the outbrake of war in Europe, the 1911 Triangel Shirt Waist Company fire and the 1914 New York City Unemployment Conference. Correspondents include Fred Arland, Victor Berger, W.J. Ghent, Julius Gerber, J. Mahlon Barnes, Eugene V. Debs, Charles Edward Russell, Harry W. Laidler, Margaret Sanger, W.E.B. DuBois, Walter Lippmann, John M. Work, Fred D. Warren. Florence Kelley, Jessie Ashley, James H. Maurer and Gustavus Myers. Also included is information aobut the Lawrence, Mass. textile workers strike of 1912. Much of this material pertains to the party's fund-raising activities on behalf of the Lawrence strikers, particularly Joseph Ettor and Arturo Giovannitti who were charged with first degree murder furing the strike. Correspondents include Joseph Ettor and Dudley Hohnan.

2.5 linear ft. (6 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 6918926

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

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Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932

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Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926

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Ghent, William J. (William James), 1866-1942

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Maurer, James H. (James Hudson), 1864-

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Barnes, Mahlon.

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Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974

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Myers, Gustavus, 1872-1942

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Russell, Charles Edward, 1860-1941

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Warren, Fred D., 1872 or 1873-1959

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Laidler, Harry W. (Harry Wellington), 1884-1970

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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

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Ettor, Joseph J.

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Ettor joined the International Workers of the World in 1906 and was active in leading strikes in several cities. He came to Lawrence, Mass. during the textile workers' strike of 1912 to help organize workers and to assist in relief efforts. He and Arturo Giovannitti, another organizer, were arrested as "accessories to murder" after a woman striker was shot and killed during a demonstration, although they had been speaking at a strike meeting three miles away from the murder. They were later acqu...