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Malcolm and Lillian Caldwell Papers
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Restrictions
  • Availability
  • Processing Information
  • Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Biography of Lillian (Sidery) Caldwell
  • Biography of Malcolm Caldwell
  • Scope and Contents

  • Title: Malcolm and Lillian Caldwell papers
    Date (inclusive): 1927-1971
    Creator: Caldwell, Lillian
    Creator: Caldwell, Malcolm
    Collection number: larc.ms.0384
    Accession number: 2010/031
    Extent: 2.75 cubic ft. (2 cartons, 1 box)
    Repository: Labor Archives and Research Center
    J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
    San Francisco State University
    1630 Holloway Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
    (415) 405-5571
    larc@sfsu.edu
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
    Abstract: The Malcolm and Lillian Caldwell papers consist primarily of correspondence, campaign materials, clippings, and notes related to Malcolm Caldwell's work with union and political organizations, including the AFL, the CIO, the Independent Progressive Party, and the CIO Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee. Also included are his personal papers and a typescript draft of his book Plan for a New America. Lillian Caldwell's papers consist of materials related to the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project, and the Waitresses, Cashiers, Checkers, Cafeteria, Fountain, and Dairy Lunch Girls' Union, Local No. 48 (Los Angeles, Calif.), as well as various notes taken during her time spent at the Federal Theater Project and in acting and radio classes.
    Location: Collection is available onsite.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Malcolm and Lillian Caldwell Papers, larc.ms.0384, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University.

    Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Availability

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Jaclyn Gonzalez in 2011.

    Acquisition

    The Malcolm and Lillian Caldwell Papers were purchased from Bolerium Books in September 2010, accession number 2010/031.

    Arrangement

    Arranged into two series: Series 1: Malcolm Caldwell Papers, and Series 2: Lillian (Sidery) Caldwell Papers.

    Biography of Lillian (Sidery) Caldwell

    Lillian (Sidery) Caldwell was involved in the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project, a theater funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1935 to 1939. She took classes in drama and radio, and in 1963 was the host of a radio broadcast show entitled "Coffee Break". She was a member of the Waitresses, Cashiers, Checkers, Cafeteria, Fountain, and Dairy Girls' Union, Local No. 48 (Los Angeles, Calif.), as well as a member of the Social Committee of the AFL & IAM Committee for Wallace.

    Biography of Malcolm Caldwell

    Malcolm Caldwell was affiliated with a number of union organizations during his lifetime. In World War II he served as Principal Engineering Aide with the United States Engineer office of the War Department (USED), and became a member of the Federation of Architects, Electricians, Chemists and Technicians (FAECT). He also maintained memberships in the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee (JAFRC), and the Oil Workers International Union. Later, he became a member of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and the Utility Workers Organizing Committee (UWOC). Caldwell’s political memberships included the American Peace Crusade and the Independent Progressive Party. In addition to these activities, Caldwell also wrote frequently about politics.

    Scope and Contents

    The Malcolm and Lillian Caldwell papers consist primarily of correspondence, campaign materials, clippings, and notes related to Malcolm Caldwell's work with union and political organizations, including the AFL, the CIO, the Independent Progressive Party, and the CIO Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee. Also included are his personal papers and a typescript draft of his book Plan for a New America. Lillian Caldwell's papers consist of materials related to the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project, and the Waitresses, Cashiers, Checkers, Cafeteria, Fountain, and Dairy Lunch Girls' Union, Local No. 48 (Los Angeles, Calif.), as well as various notes taken during her time spent at the Federal Theater Project and in acting and radio classes.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    AFL-CIO.
    American Federation of Labor.
    American Peace Crusade.
    Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.).
    Federal Theatre Project (Los Angeles, Calif.).
    Federation of Architects, Engineers, Chemists, and Technicians.
    Independent Progressive Party.
    Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee.
    Oil Workers International Union.
    United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
    Utility Workers Organizing Committee.
    Waitresses, Cashiers, Checkers, Cafeteria, Fountain, and Dairy Girls' Union, Local No. 48 (Los Angeles, Calif.).
    Labor movement--California--History.
    Labor unions--California--History.