Fred M. Fine papers, 1944-1993.


Fred M. Fine papers, 1944-1993.

Correspondence, primarily 1944-1961; files on Chicago cultural affairs containing memos, reports, leaflets, newsclippings, etc., primarily 1970s and 1980s; sound recordings of reminiscences (21 cassettes) by Fred M. Fine; and photocopies of Fine's FBI files. Topics of the collection include Fine's work as a Chicago labor organizer in the garment and steel industries in the 1930s, Communist Party U.S.A. spokesman in the 1940s and 1950s, Chicago's first Commissioner of Cultural Affairs (1984-1987), and Public Affairs Officer at Columbia College; activities sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council; and numerous Chicago festivals and cultural organizations. Correspondents include Fine's wife and others. Sound recordings focus on Fine's Communist activities and 1956 arrest under the Smith Act.

21 sound cassettes.


SNAC Resource ID: 8080490

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