Bernard J. Brommel-Eugene V. Debs papers, 1886-2003.


Bernard J. Brommel-Eugene V. Debs papers, 1886-2003.

Correspondence, research materials, articles, clippings, pamphlets, publications, works, photographs, and microfilm relating to Eugene V. Debs and to writing and publishing Brommel's biography of Debs.

8 linear feet (12 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7755515

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