Contains a transcribed copy of Lucille Kendall's 1977 interviews with Sonia Baltrun Kaross and ephemera documenting Kaross'
personal life and activities as a feminist; Socialist and Communist activist; Lithuanian writer; United Textile Workers (UTW)
organizer and representative; and pacifist in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and California, from the 1900s to the 1970s.
Sonia Baltrun Kaross was born in 1901 in Lithuania. She grew up in East Arlington, Vermont, and began working at a chair factory
there at the age of twelve. Upon the death of her father, Rafael Baltrun, in 1915, Kaross moved to Philadelphia, where she
worked for the Lithuanian socialist newspaper
Kova as a bookkeeper. She was active in the Socialist Party, Communist Party, women's suffrage movement, and in Lithuanian literary
circles in Philadelphia, eventually managing the Lithuanian newspaper
Women's Voice. She married her husband, Joseph Kaross, in 1918. Their daughter, Eugenia, was born in 1921.
(0.5 Linear feet)
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