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Marvin Sanford Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera related to American labor supporter and socialist Marvin Sanford (1897-1974) and his work in socialism, labor unions, and communism. The following topics and people are referenced in the collection: Edward Bellamy, cooperative societies including the Llano Colony, Eugene V. Debs, DeForest Sanford, Ricardo Flores Magón, the Industrial Workers of the World, Jack London, and Thomas Mooney.
Background
Marvin Sanford (1897-1974), labor supporter and socialist, was the son of DeForest Sanford, another notable socialist. In the 1890s, the Sanford family moved to Washington State where DeForest Sanford established the “Peoples Advocate,” a newspaper for the Social Democratic party; he also edited the official paper of the Knights of the Labor Advocate. The Sanfords later moved to Santa Cruz, California. The Sanford family also spent many years living at the Llano del Rio Colony in Antelope Valley, California. Marvin Sanford, like his father, also published socialist newspapers including “Free Society,” “The Searchlight,” and “The Voice of the Militant Labor.” Marvin Sanford wrote many articles for the International Socialist Review and was a teacher at the Commonwealth College in Mena, Arkansas.
Extent
213 items in 2 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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