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Finding Aid for the Collection of Socialist and Labor Movement Pamphlets and Books, 1886-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Socialist and Labor Movement Pamphlets and Books
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1962
    Collection number: 932
    Extent: 42 boxes (21 linear ft.)
    Abstract: 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.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Louise Byrnes, 1977.

    Processing Information:

    The contents of this collection, formerly known as either A collection of pamphlets of extremist movements, or, A collection of material about the Right and Left (political science), were organized in alphabetical order at the time of acquisition. In 2005, Royce Dieckmann created an item-level inventory of the materials and arranged them by main entry in topical categories to generate a finding aid for the collection. The name of the collection was then changed to its current title.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Socialist and Labor Movement Pamphlets and Books (Collection 932). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964388 

    Scope and Content

    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, and Charles H. Kerr & Co., Appeal to reason, and the IWW in the United States.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Anarchism, 1886-1958 (1 box)
    2. Asia, 1921-1972 (1 box)
    3. Europe, 1900-1962 (3.5 boxes)
    4. Marxism, 1899-1955 (1.5 boxes)
    5. Miscellaneous, 1920-1951 (.5 box)
    6. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1914-1960 (11 boxes)
    7. United Kingdom, 1886-1959 (6.5 boxes)
    8. United States of America, 1890-1961 (17 boxes).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Socialism--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    A collection of underground, alternative and extremist literature, 1900-1990 (Collection 50)  . Available at the Departmentof Special Collections, UCLA.