Papers, 1886-1944.

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Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933. Papers, 1886-1944.

Papers, 1886-1944.

Papers of Morris Hillquit, a New York attorney and internationally known socialist leader, theoretician, and author, including correspondence, 1895-1943; writings by Hillquit; a manuscript of an unpublished biography of Hillquit and biographical sketches of international socialist leaders, written by Nina E. Hillquit; photographs of Hillquit and his family; broadsides and circulars; and press releases and clippings. The correspondence contains information on the factional disputes and struggles for leadership within the Socialist Party of America in the early years of the twentieth century; the International Socialist Congresses held between 1904 and 1922; the establishment of the Rand School of Social Science in 1905; the activities, history, and philosophy of the Industrial Workers of the World, founded in 1905; trade unionism, 1909-1933; divergent socialist attitudes toward World War I; Bolshevism and red-baiting, 1918-1921; the formation of the Conference for Progressive Political Action which endorsed Robert M. La Follette for president in 1924; and reconstruction and decline of the Socialist Party, 1925-1933.

3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes),10 reels of microfilm (35mm), and17 photographs (1 folder); plusadditions of 1.0 c.f.

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