William W. Weinstone papers, 1898-1985.

Weinstone, William W. (William Wolf), 1897-1985.


11,500 items.
33 containers plus 1 oversize.
13.2 linear feet.
Open to research.
Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material.
Family and personal correspondence, speeches and writings, notes and notebooks, and subject files documenting Weinstone's role as a founding member of the Communist Party of the United States of America in 1919 and as an educator promoting its ideology, chiefly from 1937 to 1985. Includes material on the writings of Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin and Karl Marx, labor history, civil rights protest and radicalist movements, and the history of the party. Also documented are Weinstone's arrest and conviction with twelve others of conspiracy to advocate violent overthrow of the government (violation of the Smith Act, Title 1 of the Alien Registration Act of 1940), and his subsequent two-year incarceration. Family correspondents include his first wife, Gertrude Haessler, and their daughter, Peggy Weinstone Rose; and his second wife, Monette Solataroff Weinstone, and their daughter, Laurie Weinstone. Other correspondents include Cedric Belfrage, Emanuel Blum, Helen Gurly Flynn, and Andrew Rothstein.
Pamphlet collection Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
Photographs and posters Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Founder of the Communist Party of the United States of America.
Collection material in English.
Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms009153

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