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Maynard Krueger Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 12
Identifier: LP001075
The papers of Mr. Kreuger consist of copies of correspondence of Socialist Party members and supporters in the UAW in 1938. They relate to the struggle for ascedancy among the Socialist, Communist and Martin factions in the union.

Among important correspondents are: Ben Fischer Tucker P. Smith Roy Reuther Norman Thomas

Contents: Correspondence, April 1938 - September 1938


  • 1938


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.


.25 Linear Feet ((1 folder) )


Maynard Krueger was an economics professor who was an active member of the Socialist Party, serving as its chairman in 1934. His papers consist of correspondence between Socialist Party members and supporters in the UAW, relating to the struggle for ascendancy among the Socialist, Communist, and Martin factions in the union.


Maynard Krueger was born in Clark County, Missouri on January 16, 1906. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1926 and received his A.M. degree from the same institution in 1927. He taught international relations and history at Albion College, Michigan in 1927 and 1928, then joined the faculty of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University Pennsylvania. In 1932 he went to the University of Chicago as assistant professor of economics. An active member of the Socialist Party, Mr. Krueger as chairman of the party in 1934 and was the keynote speaker at the party's National Convention in St. Louis in 1940. He served as Vice-President of the American Federation of Teachers for three terms and has been an active member of the league for Industrial Democracy and the American Civil Liberties Union.


Material arranged in 1 folder in chronological order.


The papers of Maynard C. Krueger were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in January of 1982 by Mr. Krueger and were open for research in January of 1985.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in January, 1985.
Guide to the Maynard Krueger Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

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