Papers, 1937-1994 (bulk 1946-1975).


Papers, 1937-1994 (bulk 1946-1975).

This collection contains correspondence (domestic, foreign, lecture tours), published and unpublished writings (articles, memoirs, reviews), and clippings, ephemera and internal documents (political activities and topics). Principal and/or prominent correspondents include James Aronson, Cedric Belfrage, W. E. B. DuBois, Charles Humboldt, John Howard Lawson, Harry Magdoff, Jean Rubenstein, Pete Seeger, Helen and Morton Sobell, Willard Uphaus, Dr. Harry F. Ward, and Doxey and Yolanda Wilkerson.

5.0 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7582329

Churchill County Museum

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