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Abstract Dr. Alex Baskin was a professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook; among his mainresearch interests were social history of the late 20th century, especially with regard to the 1960s and 1980s. Dr. Baskin also attended Wayne State University during the 1960s where he studied various left-wing social movements. Among his published works include The Woman Rebel and The Masses.The materials in this collection reflect a wide variety of subjects that Dr. Baskin researched and...
Dates: 1965 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1984
Abstract With a background in teaching history and economics in England, Mark Starr moved to the U.S. and went to work for Brookwood Labor College as extension director in 1928. He became director of the Ladies Garment Workers Union Educational Department in 1934, where he served for almost 30 years, publishing pamphlets and articles on workers' education and labor history. In the 1960s, he traveled for the International Labour Office gathering information and training labor leaders in foreign...
Dates: 1917 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1962
Abstract Claude Williams served as a minister in various congregations and was active in the labor and civil rights movements. Mr. Williams worked closely with the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU), founded the New Era Training School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the People’s Institute for Applied Religion (PIAR), served as the national vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and as director of Commonwealth College.
Dates: 1929 - 1979
Abstract Frances D. and G. Lyman Paine enjoyed a forty-four year political and personal partnership. Their papers reflect their radical political interests and activities and include material related to the newspaper "Correspondence."
Dates: 1953 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1960
Abstract A founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Louisville branch, Students for Social Action, James Williams was active in various radical, student and labor organizations, such as the Southern Student Organizing Committee, the young People’s Socialist League, and Operation Freedom. Mr. Williams held positions on the staff of the IUE News, the West Virginia Federation of Labor, the American Newspaper Guild, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Workers Education Local 189, the...
Dates: 1947 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1971
Abstract John Herling was a prolific journalist, working for several publications and serving as White House correspondent and syndicated columnist specializing in labor affairs throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He owned "John Herling's Labor Letter," which he edited and published from 1947 to 1990, as well as authoring several books, including Strikes Under the New Deal, The Great Price Conspiracy, and ...
Dates: 1911 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1979
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Dates: 1932 - 1966
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 16
Abstract Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox were both members of the IWW. Mrs. Fox served as the secretary-treasurer, William D. Haywood's secretary during his tenure. These papers consist of three letters Haywood wrote to Elizabeth Serviss Fox during his appeals process and subsequent flight to Russia.
Dates: 1918; 1921
Abstract Nat Ganley was a lifelong Communist and labor activist. His pamphlet collections reflects his personal and professional interests.
Dates: 1900 - 1969
Abstract Raymond Koch attended Commonwealth College as a student and served as an employee of Commonwealth in various positions of management and as an instructor. Charlotte Moskowitz Koch earned a degree from Commonwealth College and later served as the college’s executive secretary and treasurer. Following their tenure at Commonwealth Mr. and Ms. Koch continued to work as advocates of cooperative and labor education. Their papers document the history of Commonwealth College and relate Mr. and Ms....
Dates: 1925 - 1982
Abstract Samuel Krieger was born in Russia on August 20, 1902. Mr. Krieger came to the United States at age two and grew up in New York and New Jersey. He graduated from grammar school and went to work in the aircraft industry. Mr. Krieger was a member and recruiter for the Industrial Workers of the World. He served as an international representative for the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. In 1953 he began work as an organizer and business agent for the International Brotherhood...
Dates: 1926 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1983
Abstract William Gausmann held positions in Europe, the United States and Vietnam as a labor advisor, news analyst and policymaker with various European and United States government agencies. Mr. Gausmann’s papers relate his work concerning labor issues, Communism, and the Vietnam War and to a lesser degree, his associations with the Socialist Party and the Lutheran Church of America.
Dates: 1942 - 1977
- Labor movement 10
- Communism 8
- Labor 5
- Labor unions and communism 4
- Civil rights 3
- Socialism 3
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 3
- Education 2
- Women in the labor movement 2
- African Americans 1
- Anti-racism 1
- Antinuclear movement 1
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 1
- Labor education 1
- Oral histories 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Radicalism 1
- Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Transcripts 1
- Women's rights 1 ∧ view less
- Industrial Workers of the World 3
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Baskin, Alex 1
- Boggs, Grace Lee 1
- Boggs, James 1
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Gausmann, William C. 1
- Herrick, Mary J. 1
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
- Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
- Johnson-Forest Tendency 1
- Koch, Raymond, 1909- 1
- Krieger, Sadie 1
- Krieger, Samuel 1
- League for Industrial Democracy 1
- Lyman, Frances D. 1
- Moskowitz, Charlotte 1
- National Education Association of the United States 1
- Paine, G. Lyman (George Lyman) 1
- Rand School of Social Science 1
- Reagan, Ronald (Ronald Wilson), 1911-2004 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Sender, Garlin 1
- Socialist Workers Party 1
- Starr, Helen Norton 1
- Starr, Mark 1
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) 1
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
- Williams, Claude Clossey, 1895-1979 1
- Williams, James H. 1
- Workers Party (1940-1949) 1 ∧ view less
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