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Register of the Ellie Schnitzer Papers, 1972-1996
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Series Description

 

PARTY BUILDING, 1976-1980

Scope and Content Note

The PARTY BUILDING series contains records relating to the debates, publications, and activities which led to the founding of Line of March in 1980.
 

LINE OF MARCH, 1980 - 1989

Scope and Content Note

The LINE OF MARCH series (1980 - 1989) contains records pertaining to the history of Line of March as well as on a serious political and organizational crisis that occurred on both the local and national level in 1988. (B1 #10) The sub-series Marxist-Leninist Education Project (MLEP) contains a history and political analysis of the MLEP (B1 #25, 26). The folders in the sub-series MLEP - Study Guides may contain subjects in addition to those named on the folder. The sub-series Conferences contains fliers and articles on the Blue Shield Strike of SEIU local 3 by Filipino workers in San Francisco in 1981 (B1 #16). The sub-series L. A. Plan contains draft plans for Los Angeles Line of March as well as a description of its internal dynamics, including the names and roles of individuals in the organization and on the periphery (B2 # 5-7). The sub-series Frontline Newspaper refers to the bi-weekly publications of Line of March and is distinct from the FRONTLINE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION series, although the organization was an outgrowth of the newspaper.
 

FRONTLINE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION (FPO), 1989 - 1991

Scope and Content Note

The FRONTLINE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION (FPO) series (1989 - 1991) documents the transition from line of March to Frontline Political Organization (B2 # 15). The Day of Dialogue folder (B2 #17) contains lists of participating activists, grouped by their areas of interest such as labor, peace, women's issues, gay/lesbian issues, racism.
 

CROSSROADS, 1990 - 1992

Scope and Content Note

The CROSSROADS series (1990 - 1992) contains documents relating to the journal Crossroads as well as to discussion groups associated with it.
 

OTHER POLITICAL INTERESTS

Scope and Content Note

The OTHER POLITICAL INTERESTS series contains documents relating to political initiatives in which Ellie Schnitzer was active or areas of political concern for which she collected information. The sub-series Committee for Justice concerns the "L. A. Eight," seven Palestinians and a Kenyan whom the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) attempted to deport for their (legal) political activities. Three of the L. A. Eight had close connections to Line of March, and that organization was very active in the Committee for Justice which supported the fight against deportation. The Background Material folder (B2 #20) explains the case in some detail. The folder CPUSA (B2 #31) contains correspondence concerning a dispute between Los Angeles Line of March and the local CPUSA leadership. The folder African American Community (B2 #30) contains reports of the Coalition Against Police Abuse (CAPA) from 1989 - 1993, including a report on community demands to implement a gang truce between Crips and Bloods. This folder also contains a report generated by the FBI file concerning the FBI's covert action plan to destroy the Black Panther Party.

Container List

 

PARTY BUILDING

Box 1, Folder 1

Periodicals, report, study guides 1976, 1977, NDS

Box 1, Folder 2

Pamphlets, papers 1972, 1980, NDS

Box 1, Folder 3

Conference on Minority Marxists-Leninists 1979, 1980

Box 1, Folder 4

Discussion Guides 1978, 1980, NDS

 

LINE OF MARCH

Box 1, Folder 5

Notes, reports, memos 1980-1982, NDS

Box 1, Folder 6

Discussion guides, memos 1980-1982, NDS

Box 1, Folder 7

Study Guides, 1980, 1981, 1983, NDS

Box 1, Folder 8

Discussion guides, seminars 1984, NDS

Box 1, Folder 9

National Board reports 1984-1986

Box 1, Folder 10

Agendas, minutes, reports 1985, 1986, 1988, NDS

 

Special Projects

Box 1, Folder 11

Anti-racism presentations, pamphlets 1980 , NDS

Box 1, Folder 12

Child care: notes, lists, publications 1981, NDS

Box 1, Folder 13

China project: study guide 1981, NDS

Box 1, Folder 14

Soviet Union project: study guide NDS

 

Conferences

Box 1, Folder 15

Conference on Racism: reports, study guides 1981

Box 1, Folder 16

Labor Commission conference 1981

Box 1, Folder 17

Labor Commission conference, Class Lines1982

Box 1, Folder 18

Stalin conference: study guides, notes 1983

 

Affiliated Organizations

Box 1, Folder 19

U.S. Anti-Imperialist League (USAIL) 1982

Box 1, Folder 20

United Front Against Racism: Study guides, reports NDS

 

MLEP

Box 1, Folder 21

Forums: presentations, notes 1979, NDS

Box 1, Folder 21-23

U.S. History Project I - IX 1982, NDS

 

Study Guides

Box 1, Folder 24

U.S. History, notes 1975-1980

Box 1, Folder 25

Marxism 1979, NDS

Box 1, Folder 26

Marxism, political economy 1981, NDS

Box 1, Folder 27-28

Lenin NDS

Box 2, Folder 1

Trotsky NDS

Box 2, Folder 2

United Front

Box 2, Folder 3

Trotsky, Mao 1983, NDS

Box 2, Folder 4

Study Leader's Guide 1983

 

L. A. Plan

Box 2, Folder 5-7

Correspondence, Articles 1987

 

Internal Publications

Box 2, Folder 8

Notes 1985-1987

Box 2, Folder 9

Internal Bulletin 1988, 1989

 

Frontline Newspaper

Box 2, Folder 10

Discussion Guides 1984, NDS

Box 2, Folder 11

Distribution 1984, 1985, NDS

Box 2, Folder 12

Announcements, correspondence 1983, 1984, 1986-1988, NDS

Box 2, Folder 13

Forums 1983-1989, NDS

 

FRONTLINE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

Box 2, Folder 14

Discussion papers 1989

Box 2, Folder 15

Reports, outreach, fliers 1989, 1990

Box 2, Folder 16

Bulletins, discussion papers 1990, NDS

Box 2, Folder 17

Day of Dialogue 1990, 1991

 

CROSSROADS

Box 2, Folder 18

Memos, reports, fliers 1990 1992, NDS

Box 2, Folder 19

Correspondence 1990-1992

 

OTHER POLITICAL INTERESTS

Box 2, Folder 20

Background material 1987, NDS

Box 2, Folder 21

Agendas, minutes, lists 1987, 1988, NDS

Box 2, Folder 22

Alien Border Patrol, INS 1987, NDS

Box 2, Folder 23

Outreach: fliers, newsletters, correspondence 1987-1980, NDS

 

Rainbow Coalition

Box 2, Folder 24

Fliers, newsletters, articles 1988, 1989 NDS

 

National Committee for Independent Political Action (NCLPA)

Box 2, Folder 25

NCLPA Discussion Bulletin 1990-1993

Box 2, Folder 26

Independent Political Action Bulletin, report 1993, 1996

 

Geronimo Pratt

Box 2, Folder 27

Fliers, clippings, minutes 1994, 1995, NDS

Box 2, Folder 28

Notes, memos, lists NDS

 

Los Angeles Latino Community

Box 2, Folder 29

Bulletins, agendas 1986, 1992

 

Los Angeles African-American Community

Box 2, Folder 30

Fliers, reports 1992, 1994, NDS

 

CPUSA

Box 2, Folder 31

Memos, notes 1985, 1990, NDS

 

Los Angeles Work Groups

Box 2, Folder 32

Report 1977

 

Central American Trade Unionists

Box 2, Folder 33

West Coast Tour 1983

 

Sunday Forum USSR

Box 2, Folder 34

Announcement, study guides 1989