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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph Freeman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1966
    Collection Number: 80159
    Creator: Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965.
    Collection Size: 187 manuscript boxes, 3 card file boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 slide box, 1 album box, 40 envelopes, 2 phonorecords (81.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, notes, and photographs, relating to the relation between communism and art and literature, and to communism in the United States, Mexico, and the Soviet Union.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Box 191 closed. Use copies available.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Freeman papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Communism--United States.
    Communism and art.
    Communism and literature.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    United States--Politics and government.
    Slides (Photography)

    Biographical Note

    1897, October 9 Born, Piratin, Poltawa, Ukraine
    1904 Emigrated to the United States
    1919 A.B., Columbia University
    1920-1921 Reporter, Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News (in Paris and London)
    1921-1923 Assistant Editor, Liberator
    1924 Publicity Director, American Civil Liberties Union
    1925 Author, Dollar Diplomacy (with Scott Nearing)
    1925-1931 Correspondent for Tass (intermittent)
    1926 Co-founder and Editor, New Masses
    1926-1927 Trip to Russia as New Masses Moscow correspondent
    1929 Trip to Mexico as New Masses Mexico correspondent Married Ione Robinson
    1930 Author, Voices of October (with Joshua Kunitz and Louis Lozowick)
    1931-1933 Editor, New Masses
    1931-1933 Speaking and fund-raising trips in the United States for the John Reed Clubs and the Communist Party, including accompanying Boris Pilynak to Hollywood (1931) and Henri Barbusse on a tour of the Midwest (1933)
    1932 Author, The Soviet Worker
    1932 Divorced Ione Robinson
    1934 Co-founder, Partisan Review
    1936 Author, American Testament
    1936-1937 Editor, New Masses
    1937 Attended Mexican Writers Conference as delegate of the League of American Writers
    1938 Married Charmion von Wiegand
    1939 Left the Communist Party
    1940-1942 Publicity Director, American Civil Liberties Union
    1943 Author, Never Call Retreat
    1943-1945 Researcher, Information Please (radio show), including a U.S.O. tour in the summer of 1945
    1947 Author, The Long Pursuit
    1948 Publicity Director, Poet's Theatre
    1948-1952 Staff member, Edward L. Bernays (public relations firm)
    1953-1961 Staff member, Executive Research, Inc. (public relations firm)
    1965 August 8 Died, New York City