Papers, 1896-1964 (bulk 1937-1964)

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Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley. Papers, 1896-1964 (bulk 1937-1964)

Papers, 1896-1964 (bulk 1937-1964)

These papers span the years 1896-1964. The bulk of the collection, 7 of 8 linear ft., series 5-8, covers Flynn's years in the Communist Party, 1937-1964. Contents include correspondence, scrapbooks, poetry, published and non-published articles, speeches, itineraries, clippings, programs, invitations and course materials. Printed material includes election publicity, broadsides, handbills, posters, annoted books and other reference material, and galley proofs for her prison memoir The Alderson Story. The Papers of her son Fred comprise series 5, subseries B and series 8, subseries D consists of material by Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall pertaining to her book Words on Fire: the life and writing of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 1988, Rutgers University Press. Over 200 photoprints and other items have been separated and placed in the Tamiment nonprint archive.

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