Theodore Draper research files, 1919-1970.

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Draper, Theodore, 1912-2006. Theodore Draper research files, 1919-1970.

Theodore Draper research files, 1919-1970.

The collection consists of the research files of Theodore Draper from 1919 to 1970. The collection is comprised mostly of subject files and recorded interviews Draper collected during the course of his research on the history of American Communism, primarily those collected for the projected third volume, never completed, covering the period since 1930. The materials in this collection document the history of the American Communist Party, 1930-1945, and, to a lesser extent, American Communism from 1919-1929, as well as the persons (primarily Earl Browder, General Secretary of the Communist Party, 1930-1945) who were active in party affairs, particularly for the later period. The collection includes correspondence and writings of party figures, including Max Bedacht, Herbert Benjamin, Alexander Bittelman, Earl Browder, James Cannon, Eugene Dennis, and Vincent R. Dunne; taped interviews with Josephine Truslow Adams, Browder, Cannon, Manuel Gomez, and Joseph Starobin; summaries, notes and/or transcripts of interviews with Bedacht, Robert Bendiner, Benjamin, John Brophy, Browder, Esther Corey, Frank Crosswaith, Samuel Darcy, W.A. Domingo, John Frey, William Goldsmith, Robert F. Hall, J.B.S. Hardman, Granville Hicks, Sidney Hook, Ludwig E. Katterfeld, Jay Lovestone, Lewis Merrill, Richard J. Moore, Reid Robinson, Joel A. Rogers, James Rorty, Nat Ross, Jacob Spolansky, Bertram Wolfe, and Charles S. Zimmerman; internal party documents (originals and photocopies), including minutes of Central Executive Committee meetings; pamphlets; party and other radical periodicals; microfilm; and sound recordings.

45 linear ft. : (63 boxes, 122 MF, and 1 OP)

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Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974.

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Ross, Nat, 1904-

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Rogers, J. A. (Joel Augustus), 1880-1966

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African American journalist, author, and lay historian; first Negro war correspondent in the U.S.; b. Joel Augustus Rogers in Jamaica. From the description of Joel Augustus Rogers papers, 1930-1968. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972599 ...

Darcy, Samuel, 1905-

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Darcy was a Communist Party activist. From the description of Oral history interviews with Samuel Adams Darcy, 1970 September 18 and 1971 March 23. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 31484957 Samuel Adams Darcy was born as Samuel Dardeck in 1905 in the Ukraine of Jewish-socialist background was a leading official of the CPUSA from 1925-44 and also headed the Communist International's Anglo-American Secretariat (1935-38). He was head of the Young W...

Zimmerman, Charles S., 1896-1983

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Charles S. Zimmerman (1896-1983) was a labor leader and political activist. Zimmerman was born in Russia in 1896 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1913. He worked in the New York garment industry and joined the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) Local 22. Shortly thereafter, he became its secretary-manager. He was also an organizer for the Joint Board of the Dress and Waistmaker Union. Zimmerman joined the Socialist Party in 1917. Throughout the 1920s, Zimmerman was an active member ...

Robinson, Reid

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Communist Party of the United States of America. Central Committee

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Wolfe, Bertram David, 1896-1977

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American historian; representative of the Communist Party, U.S.A., to the Communist International, 1928-1929; author of Three Who Made a Revolution (1948) and other works on communism. From the description of Bertram David Wolfe papers, 1903-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870811 Bertram David Wolfe (1896-1977) was an American author of books and articles on Russian and Hispanic history and culture. He wrote biographies of Diego Rivera, Rosa Luxemburg and Lenin. ...

Gomez, Manuel, -1989

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Crosswaith, Frank Rudolph, 1892-1965

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Frank R. Crosswaith was a lifelong socialist, a labor union organizer, editor, and socialist candidate for several New York State offices. During the 1920's and 1930's, he was one of the most effective organizers of black workers in New York City. Born in St. Croix, Crosswaith immigrated to this country at age thirteen. He attended the Rand School of Social Science, a labor and socialist school, and later became a lecturer there. In 1922 he was secretary of the People's ...

Starobin, Joseph R. (Joseph Robert), 1913-1976

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Biography Joseph R. Starobin (1913-1976) and his son, Robert S. Starobin (1939-1971) each played significant roles in the radical movements of their times, the so-called Old Left and New Left. Joseph Starobin, born of a White Russian Jewish family in New York City, grew up among Socialists and became radicalized during the Great Depression. He was the foreign editor of the Daily Worker from 1945-1954, In 1951, on the Communist Par...

Goldsmith, W. Noel

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Hardman, J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky), 1882-1968

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Labor leader, editor. From the description of Reminiscences of J.B.S. Hardman : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737062 J. B. S. Hardman, social philosopher, author, editor and leader in the development of American unionism for over sixty years, was born in Vilna, Russia, in 1882. Because of his revolutionary and trade union activities, he was exiled in 1908. He came to the United States where he became active in the S...

Merrill, Lewis

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Bittelman, Alex, 1890-1982

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Alexander Bittelman was a Communist activist and theoretician. From the description of Things I have learned, Autobiographical typescript, 1963. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 478730895 Alex Bittelman, communist activist and theoretician, was one of the founders of the Jewish communist movement in the United States. Born in the Ukraine, Bittelman was active in the Jewish Bund before emigrating to the U.S. in 1912, where he joined the Socialist Party. In 1919 he h...

Bendiner, Robert.

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Journalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Bendiner : oral history, 1994. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269254355 ...

Spolansky, Jacob

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Moore, Richard John, 1969-

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Rorty, James, 1890-1973

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Brophy, John, 1883-1963

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Labor union official. From the description of Reminiscences of John Brophy : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728425 ...

Bedacht, Max, 1883-1972

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Max Bedacht was a communist activist and theoretician. After an impoverished childhood and career as a journeyman barber and trade union leader in Germany and Switzerland, he immigrated to the United States in 1908 where he supported himself as a barber and German language newspaper editor. Bedacht became an early leader of the German Federation of the Socialist Party in California, while continuing to edit German language and labor newspapers in Detroit, San Francisco and South Dakota. From Wor...

Dennis, Eugene, 1905-1961

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Lovestone, Jay

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General secretary, Communist Party, U.S.A., 1927-1929, and Communist Party (Opposition), 1929-1940; executive secretary, Free Trade Union Committee, American Federation of Labor, 1944-1955; assistant director and director, International Affairs Department, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1955-1974. From the description of Jay Lovestone papers, 1904-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870674 Biographical Note...

Browder, Earl, 1891-1973

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Katterfeld, Ludwig E., 1880-

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Draper, Theodore, 1912-2006

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American historian and author. From the description of Theodore Draper papers, 1912-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869186 Theodore Draper (1912- ), author. Draper is perhaps best known for his historical studies of the American Communist Party. From the description of Theodore Draper research files, 1919-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863344 Historian. Brooklyn College alumnus. From the description o...

Josephine T. Adams -

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Hall, Robert F., 1906-

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Frey, John P. (John Philip), 1871-1957

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Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989

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Corey, Esther

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Domingo, W. A. (Wilfred Adolphus), 1889-1968

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Dunne, Vincent R. (Vincent Raymond), 1889-1970

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Dunne became active in the IWW while a migrant worker on the West Coast and in 1920 joined the Communist Party. He was a major organizer of the 1934 Truckers' Strike and an active Trotskyite throughout his life. From the description of Oral history interview with Vincent Raymond Dunne, 1969 April 27. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 45441450 ...

Benjamin, Herbert, 1900-1983

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Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982

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Hicks was a literary critic, novelist and teacher (1901-1982). He graduated from Harvard University, studied for the ministry and joined the Communist Party in 1934. He was the literary editor of the New masses and applied Marxist criticism to American literature in his writings. He broke with the Party in 1939 and in the 1950s testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities against the Party. Arvin (1900-1963) was also educated at Harvard University and taught at Smith College fr...