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Register of the Marx Lewis Papers, 1907-1988.
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Description
Correspondence, speeches and writings, bulletins, newsletters, press releases, resolutions, trial transcripts, pamphlets, and clippings, relating to the 1919 trial of Victor Berger under the Espionage Act; Socialist Party internal politics, especially during the mid-1930s; post-World War II opposition to communism within American trade unions; and anti-communist activities of the Council Against Communist Aggression and its successor organization, the Council for the Defense of Freedom.
Background
Marx Lewis was a member of the Board of Directors of the League for Industrial Democracy; he was Chairman of the National Legislative Committee, Liberal Party of New York State for l4 years, as well as a member of its State Executive and Trade Union Committees; and he was on the Labor Advisory Committee of the National Labor Service, American Jewish Committee.
Extent
26 manuscript boxes (10.8 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
Availability
Collection is open for research.