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Series Description

Box Boxes 1-5

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1932-1954.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts, galleys, and printed copies of speeches and writings by Benjamin Gitlow, together with letters, clippings, and other related material, arranged chronologically.
Box Boxes 5-18

SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, minutes, reports, resolutions, statements, memoranda, notes, bulletins, leaflets, clippings, and other printed matter, arranged alphabetically by topic.
 

AUDIO-VISUAL FILE.

Additional Note

See Photo Card Catalog.

Container List

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS

Box 1, Folder 1

Some Plain Words on Communist Unity (pamphlet), 1932. Printed copy

Folder 2

Testimony, U.S. House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee, 1939. Clippings, 1939-1940

 

I Confess: The Truth about American Communism, 1940

Folder 3

Prospectus. Includes biographical sketch

Folder 4-9

Drafts

Box 2, Folder 1-4

Drafts

Box 3, Folder 1-2

Drafts

Folder 3

Galleys

Folder 4

Reviews, 1940-1943

Folder 5

Untitled writing relating to communism in the United States, 1940? Typescript

Folder 6

Speeches, 1940-1954. Clippings, announcements, and promotional material (including biographical sketch), 1940-1954

Folder 7

Series of articles written for Il Martello, Mar. 1941. Includes "The Stalinist Racket among the Unemployed," "Bob Minor Stalin's New Errand Boy in the United States," "Hillman Delivers the Goods," "Mexican Labor at the Crossroads," "Watch Senator Nye and Wheeler" and "Stalin the Sphynx [sic]." Typescripts

Folder 8

Testimony, Rapp-Coudert Committee of New York State Legislature, June 4, 1941. Clippings, 1941

Folder 9

"Statement on the Dissolution of the Communist International," 1943. Typescript

Folder 10

"Human Side of Communism" (projected book to be written with George Hewitt), 1945? Prospectus, notes, and biographical sketch of Hewitt

Folder 11

"The Theatre's Trojan Horse," 1948. Typescript

Box 4

The Whole of Their Lives: Communism in America: A Personal History and Intimate Portrayal of Its Leaders, 1948

Folder 1-4

Galleys

Box 5, Folder 1

Galleys

Folder 2

Reviews, 1948-1953. Includes a letter

Folder 3

"The Red Peril in Asia: How the United States in Asia Lost World War II," 1949. Prospectus and letter, 1949

Folder 4

"Communist Psychology, Tactics and Amorality," speech, American Legion National Americanism Commission Area Conference on Subversive Activities, Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 12, 1949. Mimeographed transcript, and clipping, 1949

Folder 5

Speeches, American Legion pageant, Mosinee, Wis., Apr. 30-May 1, 1950. Pageant consisted of mock communist coup in Mosinee with Benjamin Gitlow and Joseph Kornfeder (Joseph Zack) impersonating commissars. Typescript, holograph, program, clipping, leaflets, and memorabilia, 1950

Folder 6

Testimony, U.S. Department of Justice hearing, Washington, D.C., Apr. 23, 1951. Prepared commentary on exhibits, summary of previous testimony, and letters, 1951

Folder 7

Letter to the editor, Peekskill (N.Y.) Evening Star, Sept. 23, 1953 (date written). Relates to Israel Goldstein. Typescript

Folder 8

"Behind the Red Curtain on Broadway," n.d. Prospectus

Folder 9

"An Open Letter to Communists and Communist Sympathizers," n.d. Statement to publicize the book by Victor Kravchenko, I Chose Freedom. Typescript, galley, and letter by Eugene Lyons

Folder 10

Series of articles on Soviet espionage, n.d. Includes "Inside the American Communist Spy System," "Seduction Is Their Racket," "I Defied Stalin," " 'Inside' the Commies," "They Can Get You Too!" "How the NKVD Uses the Unions for Industrial and Scientific Expionage," "Sex a Weapon of the NKVD," "The Carlo Tresca Murder," "The Poyntz Mystery," "Inside the Communist Spy Ring in America," and "Do You Want to Be a Communist?" Prospectuses, drafts, and notes

 

SUBJECT FILE

Box 5, Folder 11-12

American China Policy Association.Correspondence (almost entirely mimeographed open letters by Alfred Kohlberg), memoranda, press releases, and printed matter circulated by the American China Policy Association, 1945-1951

Box 6, Folder 1-2

American China Policy Association. Correspondence (almost entirely mimeographed open letters by Alfred Kohlberg), memoranda, press releases, and printed matter circulated by the American China Policy Association, 1952-1960

 

American Fund for Public Service

Folder 3

General. Memoranda, statistics, notes, clipping, and correspondence with Roger N. Baldwin, Robert W. Dunn, Max Eastman, Sherwood Eddy, Morris L. Ernst, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Charles Garland, Jay Lovestone, Scott Nearing, C. E. Ruthenberg, Norman Thomas, Harry F. Ward, Bertram D. Wolfe and others, 1925-1941

Folder 4

Funding of Brookwood Labor College. Statements, memoranda, statistics, and correspondence with Roger N. Baldwin, Robert W. Dunn, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, J. C. Kennedy, A. J. Muste, Tucker P. Smith and others, 1926-1938

Folder 5

Funding of Vanguard Press. Report, memorandum, miscellany, and correspondence with Jacob Baker, Roger N. Baldwin and others, 1926-1939

Folder 6

Minutes, 1925-1941

Folder 7

Reports, 1923-1941. Includes audits

Box 7

American Jewish League against Communism

Folder 1

General. Constitution, minutes, memoranda, statements, press releases, notes, miscellany, and correspondence with Alfred Kohlberg, Benjamin Schultz and others, 1948-1959

Folder 2

Clippings, 1946-1953

Folder 3

American Labor Party. Clippings, and leaflets, 1939-1954

Folder 4

American League against War and Fascism. Study by Hillman M. Bishop entitled "The American League against War and Fascism: A Study in Communist Tactics," bulletin, and leaflets, 1934-1937

Folder 5

American Radio Telegraphists Association. Bulletins, 1938-1939

Folder 6

Asia. Printed articles, and clippings, 1942-1956

Folder 7

China. Bulletin, printed articles, and clippings, 1930-1958

 

Communism

Folder 8

General. Three studies: "The Communist International Conspiracy" by Julius N. Cahn, and "The Communist Conspiracy in Canada" and "The Nature of the Communist Movement", both anonymous; leaflets, correspondence, and miscellany, 1938-1959

Box 8, Folder 1

Clippings, 1938-1955

Folder 2

Communism and mass media. Speech by Eleanor A. Buchanan, entitled "Will You Help Me?" serial issues, printed articles, clippings, leaflets, bulletins, notes, and letters, 1940-1956

 

Communism in education

Folder 3

General. Legal briefs relating to faculty members at the University of Washington, serial issues, leaflets, reports, and letter, 1948-1954

Folder 4

Clippings, 1938-1955

Folder 5

Communist League of Struggle. Serial issue, leaflets, article by Albert Weisbord entitled "The Right Wing CPUSA," and letter by Weisbord, 1931-1934

 

Communist Party, U.S.A.

Folder 6

General. Statement by Harry M. Winitsky, speech by Erle Cocke, Jr., legal briefs and decision, memoranda, bulletin, leaflets, and correspondence with Max Bedacht, Milton Gibbs, John Reed and others, 1919-1951

Folder 7

Clippings, 1921-1956

Folder 8

Miscellany. Receipts and memorabilia, 1923-1926

Box 9, Folder 1-2

Notes, n.d. Evidently used in the writing of I Confess and/or The Whole of Their Lives

Folder 3

Printed articles, 1939-1953

Folder 4

Serial issues, 1933-1956

 

Communist Party, U.S.A. (Opposition)

Folder 5-6

Correspondence with Roger N. Baldwin, David Benjamin, Hal Boyer, Louis Francis Budenz, Harry Conner, Will Herberg, Jay Lovestone, Bert Miller (Benjamin Mandel), Tom Mooney, Tom O'Flaherty, Arne Swabeck, Frank Vrataric, Edward Wright, Herbert Zam and others, 1929-1933

Box 10, Folder 1

Leaflets, 1930-1933

Folder 2

Minutes, 1930-1932

Folder 3

Miscellany. Receipts, tickets, membership cards, notes, and lists, 1930-1932

Folder 4

Printed matter. Legal brief, serial issues, and clippings, 1930-1953

Folder 5-6

Resolutions, reports, and statements, 1930-1933

Folder 7

Council against Communist Aggression. Mimeographed material circulated by the Council against Communist Aggression, including statements, resolutions, speeches, and letters by Arthur G. McDowell, 1952-1957

Box 11, Folder 1

Council against Communist Aggression. Mimeographed material circulated by the Council against Communist Aggression, including statements, resolutions, speeches, and letters by Arthur G. McDowell, 1958-1960

Folder 2

Espionage, Russian. Study by J. Anthony Marcus entitled "How the Soviets Steal Our Industrial Secrets," printed articles, and clippings, 1941-1957

Folder 3-4

Europe. Clippings, printed articles, serial issues, and form letters, 1933-1959

Folder 5

Fourth International. Position papers by Albert Goldman, internal bulletin, leaflets, press release, printed article, and clippings, 1933-1959

Folder 6

Germany. Clippings, and printed articles, 1941-1954

Folder 7

International Bureau for Revolutionary Socialist Unity. Bulletins, statements, press releases, leaflets, and letters by Fenner Brockway, 1935-1938

Folder 8

International Bureau of Revolutionary Youth Organizations. Bulletins, 1934-1935

Folder 9

Labor and Socialist Press Service. Bulletins, 1934-1935

Box 12

Labor Party Association

Folder 1-2

Correspondence with Lazar Becker, Alfred M. Bingham, V. F. Calverton, James P. Cannon, Harry Conner, B. J. Field, Sam Gampel, Francis A. Henson, Norman W. Lermond, A. J. Muste, Upton Sinclair, Herbert Solow, Allen Stiller, Albert Weisbord, Scott Wilkins, Herbert Zam and others, 1933-1934

Folder 3

Minutes, 1933-1934

Folder 4

Miscellany. Financial records, receipts, notes, serial issue, and leaflets, 1933-1934

Folder 5

Resolutions, reports, and statements, 1933-1934

Folder 6

Latin America. Clippings, printed articles, and form letter, 1941-1956

 

Loyalty-security program, 1947-

Folder 7-8

General. "Report of the President's Temporary Commission on Employee Loyalty"; three studies: "Know Your Enemy" by Carl Baarslag, and "The Communist Underground" and "The Lincoln-Petkov Academy and the National Academy Organizations," both anonymous; interview of Benjamin Mandel; speech by William E. Jenner; conference program, memoranda, bulletins, newsletters, and leaflets, 1941-1954

Box 13, Folder 1-2

Clippings, 1940-1962

Folder 3

Murphy, J. T. Clippings, 1932

Folder 4

Near East. Clippings, and printed articles, 1947-1959

 

Paterson, N. J. - Silk Workers' Strike, 1931

Folder 5

General. Reports, resolutions, memoranda, notes, bulletin, press releases, lists, miscellany, and correspondence, 1931

Folder 6-7

Clippings, 1931

Box 14, Folder 1-4

Clippings, 1931

Folder 5

Financial records, 1931

Folder 6

Leaflets, 1931

Box 15

Russia

Folder 1

General. Anonymous study entitled "Concerning Stalin's Intentions"; "The Terror in Stalin's Russia: An Open Letter to Upton Sinclair" by Eugene Lyons; leaflets, notes, telegram, and a letter by J. N. Golos, 1938-1953

Folder 2-4

Clippings, 1933-1956

Folder 5

Printed articles, 1938-1959

 

Socialist Party

Folder 6

Clippings, 1919-1934

Box 16, Folder 1

Convention, New York City, 1928. Transcript of proceedings

Folder 2

Correspondence with Jack Altman, Louis P. Lochner, Clarence Senior and others, 1918-1953

Folder 3

Minutes, 1935-1936

Folder 4

Printed matter. Pamphlets, leaflets, serial issue, and printed article, 1918-1938

Folder 5

Resolutions, reports, and statements, 1934-1940

Folder 6

Sverges Socialistiska Partiet. Bulletin, 1934

Folder 7

Tenney, Jack B. Newspaper columns by Tenney, and letter by Tenney, 1951-1952

Folder 8-9

Trade-unions. Leaflets, clippings, printed articles, and miscellany, 1931-1956

Box 17, Folder 1

Trade-unions. Leaflets, clippings, printed articles, and miscellany, n.d.

Folder 2

Trade-unions and communism. Leaflets, clippings, and printed articles, 1931-1958

Folder 3

Tresca, Carlo. Leaflets, press release, clipping, and letter, 1939-1948

Folder 4

Unemployed. Statements, and leaflets, n.d.

Folder 5-6

United Council of Working Women. Typed copy of pamphlet by Kate Gitlow entitled Women in Politics, speech by Kate Gitlow, resolutions, reports, statements, minutes, announcements, notes, and correspondence with John J. Ballam, Kate Gitlow, Bert Miller (Benjamin Mandel) and others, 1926-1929

 

United States

Folder 7

General. Article by Benjamin Mandel entitled "After Roosevelt - What?", newsletter, press releases, leaflets, miscellany, and letters, 1932-1934

Folder 8-9

Clippings, 1928-1963

Box 18, Folder 1

Clippings, n.d.

Folder 2

Printed articles, 1938-1959

Folder 3

Workers Defense League. Press releases, leaflets, and form letters, 1941-1942

Folder 4

Workers' Health Bureau of America. Pamphlets, leaflets, and conference proceedings, 1924-1927

 

World politics

Folder 5-6

Clippings, 1939-1956

Folder 7

Printed articles, 1939-1959

Folder 8

Yugoslavia. Clippings, and printed articles, 1945-1956

Folder 9

Zack, Joseph. Press release, clippings, and letter by Zack, 1938-1944