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Finding aid to Lloyd Anne Van Dycke pamphlet Collection, 1889-1934
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Consists of 154 pamphlets related to the socialist movement in the United States, circa 1889-1934. The collection has a particular depth of materials created by the Socialist Party of the United States and affiliated but independent publishers, such as Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company. Topics represented in this collection include anti-capitalism, class struggle, incarceration, the Tom Mooney case, monetary reform, anti-fascism, and collective farming.
Lloyd Anne Van Dycke (also known as Anne Lewington) was born in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1905, to Dr. Mabel Bolam Lewington and Dr. Frederick Eimert. Lloyd attended UCLA and earned a Master of Science in statistics from CSU-LA. She appeared in small roles in movies under the name Anne Lewington, worked in a ceramics factory, and worked as a press operator for the Columbia Recording Corporaion during World War II. During her time at the Columbia Recording Corporation, she served as the Chief Shop Steward and later the President of the United Electrical Workers Local 1421. Her husband, Tom Van Dycke, ran a radio show for the CIO and wrote screenplays for Hollywood studios until he was blacklisted during the Red Scare. Although she was not openly a member of the Communist or Socialist Party, her daughter Miriam noted that she and Lloyd were washed down the steps of Los Angeles City all during a demonstration against the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). In 1958, Lloyd Anne Van Dycke died of breast cancer in Pasadena, California.In 1901, The Socialist Party of American formed under the banner "Workers of the World Unite" after the Socialist Labor Party of America merged with the Social Democratic Party of America. The Party supported candidates for political office, social reform, and political education centered around a Marxist critique of economics. The headquarters of the Socialist Party of America in Chicago, Illinois published or promoted a variety of pamphlets often sold at Party meetings that discussed contemporary political debates and campaigns. There were branches of the Party throughout the United States that held their own political leanings, activities, and campaigns. Groups such as the Young People's Socialist League (YPSL) were formed under the umbrella of the Party to encourage targeted outreach to specific demographics and engage in smaller subject-based campaigns such as the Youth Committee Against Fascism.
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Collection is open for research.