Title: Marx Lewis Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1907-1988
Collection number: 88029
Lewis, Marx, 1897-1990.
Collection Size: 26 manuscript boxes (10.8 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: 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.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Marx Lewis Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988.
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Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929.
World War, 1914-1918--United States.
Socialist Party (U.S.)
Trade-unions and communism.
Anti-communist movements--United States.
Council for the Defense of Freedom (U.S.)
United States--Politics and government.
World War, 1914-1918.
Subversive activities--United States.
|1897, December 28
||Born, Brooklyn, New York
||Secretary to Representative Meyer London
||Associate Editor, New York
||Secretary to Representative Victor Berger
||Lawyer, Washington, D.C.
||Executive Secretary, United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union
||Deputy Treasurer, City of New York
||Executive Vice President, United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union
||General Secretary-Treasurer, United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union
||Chairman, Council Against Communist Aggression (subsequently known as the Council for the Defense of Freedom)
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