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Finding aid to the Loretta Starvus Stack Oral History
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Sound recording of interview with Loretta Starvus Stack conducted by Lucille Kendall. Discusses working-class childhood in Willimantic, Connecticut; her time with the party; and imprisonment as one of Smith Act defendants in 1951. Discusses the conditions of being jailed with the other female defendants, the strategy of their legal defense, and her feelings of the Communist Party USA's New York leadership going "underground" after the Smith Act arrests.
Smith Act Defendant and Communist Party member.
17 audio cassettes
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