Skip to main content

Philip Booth Papers

Identifier: LP000748

Scope and Content

Series Description: Series I, 2 folders Materials relating to Hunger March on Washington, D.C. on December 4, 1932. List of leaders and organizers of the march according to state compiled by Michigan State Police.

Series II, 7 folders American Civil Liberties Union reports, pamphlets, quarterly publication, miscellaneous publications, clippings and notes are contained in this series. Two folders consist of miscellaneous flyers and memoranda from 1933-36.

Series III, 6 folders United Federal Workers Association (CIO) Local 10 publications, resolutions, miscellaneous petitions and flyers, 1937-41. One folder contains information on member resignations due to CIO policy conflict in 1940.

Series IV, 3 folders Miscellaneous right-wing organizational pamphlets, flyers correspondence and clippings. One folder consists of clippings of "Red Scare" activities, 1932-36.

Series V, 6 folders Use of the National Guard, 1921-38, is the topic of this series. Notes, charts, correspondence with the War Department, and clippings from 1934-36 are included. A copy of the Congressional Record, Feb. 14, 1936, and state-by-state chart of use of the National Guard for domestic disturbances.


  • 1922 - 1945


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.


Philip Booth was active in the founding of the United Federal Worker's Association - Local 10 during the 1930s. He was an employee of the Federal Security Agency at that time. Mr. Booth also participated in the Hunger March on Washington, D.C. in 1932.


.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)


An employee of the Federal Security Agency, Philip Booth was active in the founding of the United Federal Workers Association Local 10. Mr. Booth’s papers reflect his interest in promoting civil liberties, including his participation in the 1932 Hunger March in Washington D.C., and in monitoring the activities of right-wing organizations, as well as documenting his role in the United Federal Workers Association.


Arranged in 5 series – Series 1 - 5 (Box 1). Folders are listed by their location within each box.


The papers of Philip Booth were placed in the Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs in January, 1976 and were opened for research in September, 1976.

Related Materials

Alex Baskin Papers, Joseph Brown Papers, and Henry Kraus Papers.


Approximately twenty-five books and pamphlets donated by Mr. Booth have been placed in the Archives Library. Civil liberties in the U.S. during the 1930s is the subject of the majority of these publications.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in September, 1976.
Guide to the Philip Booth Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA