Sidney Lens papers, 1910-1986.


Lens, Sidney. Sidney Lens papers, 1910-1986.

Sidney Lens papers, 1910-1986.

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, newsletters, notes, manuscripts of Lens' major books, financial records, and sound recordings from his career as a Chicago labor organizer, peace activist, political candidate, lecturer, and writer. Includes materials from the Revolutionary Workers' League; Local 329 of United Service Employees Union; National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam; and other groups. Also includes Lens' research notes, travel notes, and his FBI files (obtained through FOIA request in 1979).

55 sound cassettes.

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