Author contracts and manuscripts, correspondence, minutes of stockholder and board of directors' meetings, subscription lists, book order information, stockholder information, photographs, clippings, printed material, and some artwork, with much of the material dating from the 1940's Notable pre-1920 records include photographs (many published in the International Socialist Review) of well-known radicals (William H. Carwardine, Eugene V. Debs, Charles H. Kerr, Mother Jones, Carlo Tresca, Big Bill Haywood, Emil Seidel), and of strike activity mainly in the U.S. Early files also include works by Edward Bellamy, Joseph Dietzgen, Friedrich Engels, Karl Kautsky, Karl Marx, Ben Reitman, Jack Sheridan, and Fred Thompson, as well as author contracts (with minimal correspondence). Order files contain correspondence with numerous labor and socialist organizations
Letter from O.D. Teel to Charles H. Kerr, 20 April 1904, regarding a money transfer of $10, with hopes that Kerr will manage his money better in the future, and remarking that lighter articles could be included in The Review
Letter from O. D. Teel to Charles H. Kerr, 20 April 1904, regarding a money transfer of $10, with hopes that Kerr will manage his money better in the future, and remarking that lighter articles could be included in The Review.
Correspondence, diaries, writings and photographs of May Walden, mainly dating from 1892 to 1959 About half the collection consists of correspondence, the bulk between Walden and her daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore, detailing domestic life during the Depression. There are letters to Walden and to Charles H. Kerr relating to their political interests; significant correspondents include William Jennings Bryan, James Russell Lowell, Frank W. Taussig, Clarence Darrow, Helen Keller, and Margaret Sanger. Also brief notes from Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edward Everett Hale, Alan Lomax, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Chase Smith. Among Walden's works are her diaries, 1913-1956, and her essays on various topics including birth control, the Socialist home, votes for women, and the sanitary collapsible cup used as a campaign novelty by Eugene Debs in 1912 (sample cup included). There are photographs of the family and of Eugene Debs, Jack London (with Coxey's Army), Max Hayes, Robert ... Read More
Correspondence and research notes of Virgil J. Vogel, a professor at Truman College, who specialized in American Indian history, the history of medicine, and the origins of American place names. In addition, the collection includes topical files of new clippings, brochures, notes, etc. related to local, national, and international topics, with an emphasis on socialism and labor, particularly the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Collection also includes copies of a newsletter by Vogel, named The Oar, and copies of "letters to the editor" that Vogel sent to newspapers in the U.S. and abroad
Archival records of the company founded in 1831 by silversmith Jabez Gorham of Providence, Rhode Island. At various times the company was the largest manufacturer of silver products, producer and distributor of ecclesiastical goods, and art bronze foundry in the United States
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Virgil J. Vogel (1918-1994) was an historian, political organizer, activist, educator and University of Chicago alumnus. The Virgil J. Vogel Collection spans 1903-1980 and represents the political activities of Vogel and his associate, the Socialist Party organizer Benjamin Williger. Included are records of a wide variety of leftist political organizations, particularly the the Socialist Party and the Young People's Socialist League; materials on political activity at the University of Chicago; leftist periodicals; and subject files on political and social topics. The collection also contains personal papers of Virgil Vogel.