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, ... Read More
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
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.
University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
The collection consists of 2816 pamphlets and books on twentieth century socialist and labor movements around the world, with particular emphasis on communist, socialist, and collectivist political parties and organizations in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Kingdom, and United States of America. Major subjects include the Russian Revolution, the rise of fascism, World Wars I and II, colonial revolutions, Marxist theory, the Cold War, and labor unions and workers' rights. Prominent authors include Earl Browder, Daniel De Leon, Eugene Dennis, Friedrich Engels, William Z. Foster, Nikita Khrushchev, Vladimir Lenin, Vyacheslav Molotov, Scott Nearing, Harry Pollitt, Joseph Stalin, Norman Thomas, and Leon Trotsky, and other significant socialist theorists, leaders, and organizations. Notable items include 30 illustrated Soviet pamphlets distributed at the 1939 New York World's Fair, a large number of texts by publishers Twentieth Century Press and Clarion Press in England, ... 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
Illinois State Library - Gwendolyn Brooks Building
Articles: Organizing the Workers in a Steel Company Town: The Union Movement in Joliet, 1870-1920; Socialist Publishing in Illinois: Charles H. Kerr & Company of Chicago, 1886-1928; Smile, and Work, and Serve: The Legacy of an Illinois Officer in World War I; The Civil War Concluded in the Papers of Ulysses S. Grant; The University of Illinois and the Community-Junior College Movement, 1901-1965; Thomas Jefferson and the Ordinance of 1784; A Special Place: Lake Forest and the Great Depression, 1929-1940; The Obscurity of August Mersy: A German-American in the Civil War; Lincoln Family Documents in the F. J. Dreer Collection; Hell Hath No Fury like a General Scorned: Nelson A. Miles, the Pullman Strike, and the Beef Scandal of 1898; "I am in purgatory now": Journalist Hooper Warren Survives the Illinois Frontier; Grant's Role in Beginning Black Soldiery; Welcoming the World: Illinois' Role in the World's Columbian Exposition; Ulysses S. Grant One Hundred Years Later; Nathan ... Read More
Papers, mainly 1949-1979, of an Illinois socialist and historian about his involvement in various organizations in the left wing of the Socialist movement in the United States. Included are convention records, policy papers, minutes, correspondence, and other papers on the Libertarian Socialist League and the Socialist Party USA (SP USA), which Vogel helped to found (1949 and 1973, respectively) and the Debs Caucus and Illinois chapter of the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation (SP-SDF), as well as miscellaneous papers on other organizations and committees such as the Citizens Party of Illinois, the Proletarian Party, the Independent Socialist League, and the Young Communist League. In addition, there is extensive correspondence with socialists around the country deriving from his work, 1973-1974, as editor of the SP USA discussion bulletin, Hammer and Tongs. Prominent correspondents in the collection include party officials and members Abraham Bassford, William O. Hart, ... Read More