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Series I. Political organization files Series I.  1940-2001, undated

Scope and Contents

Series I. contains reports, resolutions, correspondence, article and speech drafts, minutes, convention and plenum notebooks, statements, flyers, and newspaper clippings regarding the Socialist Workers Party, the Young Socialist Alliance, Socialist Action, International Socialists, Independent Socialist Club, Internationalist Workers Party, Labor Party, Socialist Workers Organization, the Vanguard Newsletter, and the Student Mobilization Committee. Articles and bulletins concerning the Simon Bolivar Brigade, the Nicaraguan Revolution, the Cuban Revolution, and the Central and South America anti-intervention movement are also present.


Files are arranged alphabetically within each sub-series.

Socialist Workers Party 1940-1990, undated

box 1, folder 1

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) report regarding the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) 1974

box 1, folder 2-8

Correspondence 1953-1983

box 1, folder 2

David Keil 1981-1982

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence regarding the Fourth Internationalist Caucus and destruction of SWP by its leadership
box 1, folder 3

Letters to Nat and Sylvia Weinstein 1966, 1979, 1983

box 1, folder 4

Milton Genecin (Milton Alvin) 1982-1983

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Jack Barnes.
box 1, folder 5

National Committee 1968-1969, 1979-1982

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between and regarding Nat Weinstein and Lynn Henderson.
box 1, folder 6

Peter (Pedro) Camejo and George Breitman 1982-1983

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence regarding a meeting of the United Secretariat, a Labor Party, and Jack Barnes.
box 1, folder 7

Political Committee and Political Bureau 1969, 1979-1982

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between Pedro Camejo and the Political Committee, as well as one letter to Nat and Sylvia from Farrell dobbs regarding the Political Committee's approval of their transfer to the San Francisco Bay Area.
box 1, folder 8

General Correspondence 1953, 1960, 1980-1982

box 1, folder 9

Cuban Revolution and Castroism article drafts and notes 1981, undated

box 1, folder 10

Democratic Dictatorship discussion pamphlets and convention agenda 1981-1982

box 1, folder 11

Internal Discussion Material and "The Roots of the Party Crisis: Its Causes and Solution" statement 1953, 1968

box 1, folder 12

Information and Discussion Bulletins 1940, 1950, 1962, 1969, 1979

Scope and Contents

Contains Discussion Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 4, with annotations.
box 1, folder 13-14

Resolutions and reports by Jack Barnes, David Keil, Nat Weinstein, and others 1940, 1962, 1981, undated

box 1, folder 15

Fourth International Executive Committee resolutions and reports 1981, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes one resolution regarding Poland and the Fourth International.
box 1, folder 16

James P. Cannon, Leon Trotsky, Carl Feingold, and George Breitman theses and speeches 1953, 1962, undated

box 5

"Karolyn Kerry memorial" recording February 22, 1981

Physical Description: 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Scope and Contents

Includes commentary by Asher Harer, Carole Seligman, Kwame Somburu, Roland Sheppard, Catarino Garza, Bertha Dertz, Sylvia Weinstein, and Barry Sheppard.
box 1, folder 17

Militant index and SWP Bulletin catalog supplement 1974-1976, undated

box 1, folder 18

National Committee reports, minutes, letters, draft resolution errata, draft statements, and plenum materials 1980-1982

box 1, folder 19

"National Committee Oberlin" and "Western Democracy" notebooks undated

Scope and Contents

Includes one Draft Satement for the October 20-24 United Secretariat on the Political Purge in the American Socialist Workers Party.
box 1, folder 20

New York City Branch conference reports 1963

box 1, folder 21

"Nuclear freeze" articles 1982

box 1, folder 22

Opposition to San Francisco Proposition R newspaper clippings and flyer 1979

box 1, folder 23-24

Opposition Bloc meeting notebooks 1983

box 1, folder 25

Poland labor strike articles, bulletins, and notes 1980-1982

box 1, folder 26

Political Committee reports, minutes, and correspondence regarding minority position 1966, 1977-1981

box 1, folder 27

Pamphlets 1968-1981

box 2, folder 1-2

Reports and letters regarding challenges and appeals to expulsions, suspensions, and resignations from the SWP 1980-1983, 1990, undated

box 2, folder 3

San Francisco Branch and Northern California District Committee reports, resolutions, minutes, membership statistics, statements, and notes 1979-1983, undated

box 2, folder 4

San Francisco State College strike reports 1968-1969

box 2, folder 5

Simon Bolivar Brigade, Nahuel Moreno, Nicaraguan Revolution articles and bulletins 1979-1989, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes International Internal Information Bulletin, No. 2, 1979 with articles regarding the Simón Bolívar Brigade, typescripts of a speech regarding the failures of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), and a letter to Ernest Mandel from Nat Weinstein.
box 2, folder 6

Young Socialist Alliance bulletins, reports, and letters 1948, 1979-1982


Socialist Action 1980-2001, undated

box 2, folder 7

Constitution 1988

box 2, folder 8

Convention speech by Sun Rae Jung regarding Communist China and other reports about China 1989, undated

box 2, folder 9

Foundational letters, reports, and bulletin 1983-1985

box 2, folder 10

Internal Information and Discussion Bulletins 1984-1986, 2001

box 2, folder 11

Mya Shone and Ralph Schoenman Control Commission reports and statements 1990

box 2, folder 12

National Committee plenum reports, resolutions, agenda and notes 1987-1998

box 2, folder 13

National and Political Committees reports regarding abortion rights 1989, undated

box 2, folder 14

National and Special Convention notes, letters, and reports 1990, 1998, 2001, undated

box 2, folder 15

Oral history with Nat Weinstein conducted by Conor Michael Casey, Holt Labor Library, New College of California transcript 2007-2008

box 2, folder 16

Parti Communiste Internationaliste (PCI) and International Tribunal memos and reports 1989

Language of Material: Materials are in English and French.

Scope and Contents

Includes reports and memos by Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone, as well as correspondence between Daniel Gluckstein, Pierre Broue, Nat Weinstein and Daniel Gluckstein.
box 2, folder 17-18

Political Committee correspondence 1984-1991

box 2, folder 19-20

Political Committee minutes 1984-1991

box 2, folder 21

Rod Holt letters and related articles 1990, undated


United Secretariat Fourth International (USFI) 1980-2001, undated

Language of Material: Materials are in English and French.

Scope and Contents

Contains draft resolutions, minutes, statements, correspondence, articles, various photocopied articles from Courrier du Comité Central, agendas, and one SWP resignation letter. Also included are a programmatic manifesto, meeting report, world political resolution, and correspondence between Jeff Mackler and Nat Weintein regarding Socialist Action and the international Executive Committee, Fourth International. Documents regarding Nicaragua, El Salvador, Poland, Ceylon and a draft resolution regarding the International Executive Committee are present, as are a International Executive Committee agenda, draft motion, thesis on building revolutionary youth organizations, draft resolution regarding resolution and counterrevolution in Poland, and a draft resolution regarding the struggle against militarism and war. Also includes an article regarding solidarity with Central American and Cuban Revolutions.
box 2, folder 22

Doug Jenness Bolshevism typescripts and articles 1980-1982, 1989

box 2, folder 23-24

International Executive Committee reports, minutes, statements, and notes 1982, undated

box 3, folder 1-3

International Executive Committee reports, minutes, statements, and notes 1982-2000, undated

box 3, folder 4

Jerome Matti, Comité Central of the LCR (Revolutionary Communist League, France) correspondence, notes, and articles 1982, undated

box 3, folder 5

Political Committee draft statuses, preambles, and proposals 2000-2001

box 3, folder 6

Reports, letters, and flyers 1982, 1990, 1994, undated

box 3, folder 7

World Political Resolutions 1998, undated

box 3, folder 8

USSR and US Imperialism articles, draft resolution and reports on Russian publishing 1986-1990, undated

box 3, folder 9

Walter Gotlieb essay drafts undated

Scope and Contents

Includes "A Critique of Doug Jenness's New Theories on the USSR and the Transition to Socialism" ; "The Counterrevolution in Poland" ; "Excerpts from a Letter to Barry Sheppard," regarding the Marcy tendency, which was a faction of the SWP who wanted to endorse Henry Wallace for president in 1948 instead of Farrell Dobbs ; "A Critique of Comrade Jack Barnes on the Coming Revolution in South Africa."
box 3, folder 10

Workers Earth History Study Group letter regarding Jake Cooper and Socialist Action [1986]


Political subject files 1946-2001, undated

box 3, folder 11

Central and South America Anti-Intervention flyers, newsletters, articles and reports 1982, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, flyers and forms concerning Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), The Central American Non-Intervention Coalition, Sane: a citizen's organization for a sane world, and the Central America Peace Campaign.
box 3, folder 12

International Socialists and Independent Socialist Club statements and bulletins and discussion document 1966-1968, 1982, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains "Bulletin of International Socialism," Vol. 2, No. 31, June 6, 1966.
box 3, folder 13

Internationalist Workers Party (IWP), Fourth International letters, press releases, and announcements 1983, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes flyers and press releases from the Coalition to Fight for Equality.
box 3, folder 14

Labor Party speech drafts, statements, flyer, and letter 1981, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between Howard Mayhew and Frank Lovell.
box 3, folder 15

Socialist Workers Organization founding bulletins, proposals and correspondence 2001

Scope and Contents

Includes "Founding Convention Internal Discussion Bulletin," Vol. 1, No. 1-3.
box 3, folder 16

Stalinism articles and speech 1946, undated

box 3, folder 17

Student Mobilization Committee anti-Vietnam War flyer, holiday cards, and photograph copy undated

box 3, folder 18-19

Trotskyist and Marxist reading lists, study guides, and bibliographies 1955, 1974-1979, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes "The Leninist Conception of a Transitional State," excerpt from The Communist Manifesto.
box 3, folder 20

Trotskyist pamphlets 1951, 1957, 1977, undated

box 3, folder 21

Vanguard Newsletter announcements 1969, undated


Series II. Civil rights and labor union files Series II. 1953-2001, undated

Scope and Contents

Series II. contains letters, press releases, articles, flyers, announcements, and reports reflecting Sylvia Weinstein's involvement with the National Organization for Women's (NOW), National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), the Association for the Study of Abortion, Planned Parenthood, the Northern California Pro-Choice Coalition, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the California Abortion Rights Action League, the National Black Women's Project and the Fund for the Feminist Majority. Flyers, pamphlets, statements, articles, reports, speeches, notes, and letters regarding the Sylvia Weinstein for Supervisor Committee, the Socialist Workers Campaign Committee for Sylvia Weinstein's mayoral campaign, and well as African American civil rights, the Gay Liberation Movement, and the strikes of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW), the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), and other labor unions are also present.


Files are arranged alphabetically within each sub-series.

Sylvia Weinstein activism files 1963-2001

box 3, folder 22

Bea Hansen letters 1963-1966

box 3, folder 23

Child services and education reform pamphlets, press releases, and articles 1974, 1987-1988

Scope and Contents

Includes the Childcare Initiative Task Force Implementation Plan, and documents from the Alliace Against Women's Oppresion, the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO EDUCARE, and oversized posters.
box 3, folder 24

Film and projection equiptment invoices sent to Sylvia Weinstein 1985-1989

box 3, folder 25

Freedom of Information/ Privacy Act (FOIPA), U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation requests 1989

box 5

"Music selections from Sylvia Weinstein's memorial celebration" recording 2001

Physical Description: 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

National Organization for Women (NOW), San Francisco 1970-1989, undated

box 3, folder 26

Day in the Park march defense summary and exhibits, Carole Seligman, Kathy Setian, and Sylvia Weinstein, San Francisco 1982, 1989

Scope and Contents

Includes one oversize poster.
box 3, folder 27

Day in the Park march statement, releases and memoranda 1978-1984

Scope and Contents

Includes releases and memoranda from Reproductive Rights National Network, press releases, statements regarding abortion and a rally for Rosie Jimenez, and Sylvia Weinstein's 1989 national NOW conference member badge.
box 3, folder 28

Flyers, membership cards, and flyers 1977, 1989, undated

box 3, folder 29

National March for Women's Equality, Women's Lives documents and articles 1970, 1989, undated

box 4, folder 1

"Red-Bating activity of the San Francisco chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW) against Sylvia Weinstein and other members of Socialist Action" 1981-1989

box 4, folder 2

National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Association for the Study of Abortion, Planned Parenthood flyers, articles, and announcements 1980-1981

box 4, folder 3

The Northern California Pro-Choice Coalition, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, and California Abortion Rights Action League leaflets, letters and articles 1987, undated

box 4, folder 4

National Black Women's Project and the Fund for the Feminist Majority articles, reports, and clippings 1989, undated

box 4, folder 5-6

Sylvia Weinstein FBI investigative file documents 1953-1975, 1991, undated

box 4, folder 7

Sylvia Weinstein for Supervisor Committee flyers, pamphlets, letter and speech 1976, 1984-1986, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes letters, flyers, one San Francisco Voter Information Handbook and California ballot pamphlet, and one speech transcript.
box 4, folder 8

Socialist Workers Campaign Committee, Sylvia Weinstein mayoral campaign statements, notes and flyer 1979, undated

box 5

Women's Equality and Reproductive Rights sashes 1989


Civil rights and labor union subject files 1955-1990, undated

box 4, folder 9

African American civil rights articles, speeches, reports and notes by Nat Weinstein and others 1957, 1967-1968, undated

box 4, folder 10

Department Store Employees Union flyers and member letters 1984, undated

box 4, folder 11

Gay liberation movement pamphlets and memorandum 1973, undated

box 4, folder 12

Greyhound Strikers Support Committee flyers, press releases, and letters 1982-1984

Scope and Contents

Includes leaflets, flyers, notices and bulletins from the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), AFL-CIO, Peace and Freedom Party and Union Solidarity Coalition. Also included are forms and letters written by Sylvia Weinstein and others, as well as protest maps, chants and songs for picket lines, rally speaker agendas regarding public demonstrations in San Francisco in support of the striking Greyhound workers. The file contains letters and documentation reflecting Greyhound Lines Inc.'s status and reaction to the strike, in addition to photocopies of newspaper articles and one copy of the California AFL-CIO news, Vol. 26, No. 43 with article titled "Labor Rallies in Support of Greyhound Strikers"
box 4, folder 13

Labor union flyers, notes, pamphlet and article draft 1955, 1979-1990, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains flyer about a rally held in support of Local 9 in opposition to United Artists, notes regarding a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) strike, and a notice from the Union Employees of America regarding the importance of unions and strikes. Also includes Heimann, Mary Ann. This little light of mine: a striking coalfield community stands up to Pittsto. Oakland, CA : Unity Publications, 1990.
box 4, folder 14

Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW) Union Strike press releases, agendas, letters, articles, reports, pamphlets and notes 1979-1980

box 4, folder 15

Shershukov, Alexander. Russia. Trade unions and workers' organizations, photocopied essay [1993]

box 4, folder 16-18

"Stopping the Presses : the murder of Walter W. Liggett" manuscript undated

box 4, folder 19

Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) publications 1978-1980