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Finding Aid to the William Schneiderman Papers larc.ms.0327
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Series I:  Citizenship Case, 1939-1943

Extent: 4.0 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains court briefs from February, 1941 to October, 1942; court transcripts from December 7 to December 13, 1939; speeches from December, 1939 to June, 1941; newspaper clippings from November, 1941 to June, 1943. Also included are related pamphlets, petitions, and press releases issued by the Schneiderman-Darcy Defense Committee and the Committee for Citizenship Rights. In addition, Schneiderman's statement to the press upon the Supreme Court decision to uphold his citizenship is included as well as telegrams and letters of congratulations.
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Court Briefs 1941 February-1942 October

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Supreme Court Transactions 1939 December 7-1939 December 3

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Newspaper Clippings 1941 November 29-1942 January 2

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Miscellaneous 1939 December 12-1976 June 17, undated


Series II:  Un-American Committee Hearing, 1939 March 27-1941 December 2

Extent: 2.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains the 1939 court transcript and related newspaper clippings, December 2, 1944.
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Court Transcripts 1939 March 27

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Newspaper Clippings 1941 December 2


Series III:  Election Law, 1940 September 27-1944 January 12

Extent: 1.0 folder

Scope and Contents

The series contains court briefs concerning the case between Anita Whitney, California Communist Party candidate for State Senator, and Frank Jordan, California Secretary of State.
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Court Briefs 1940 September 27-1944 January 12


Series IV:  Smith Act Materials, 1949-1957

Extent: 53.0 folders

Scope and Contents

This series includes an incomplete set of court transcripts; related newspaper clippings, 1951 to 1957; related correspondence, 1955 to 1958; pamphlets, petitions, and newsletters from the California Emergency Defense Committee. Also included are undated speeches delivered by Schneiderman during the trial and Communist Party reports and policy memos issued during the Smith Act trial.
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Court Briefs 1956 October 1, undated

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Speeches 1952 February 6, undated

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Newspaper Clippings 1951 July 27-1957 June 29

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Miscellaneous circa 1951-1959

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C.P. Policy/Defense circa 1951-1959


Court Transcripts

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1952 February 11

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1952 February 12-March 10

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1952 March 11-April 18

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1952 April 25-May 21


Series V:  Communist Party Convention Material, circa 1950-1983

Extent: 9.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this series includes undated speeches given at CP state and national conventions. Also included are materials from the 1957 state convention; a report on the 20th Congress from 1956; speeches and draft election statement from the 1950 California State election; material from undated state reports; and speeches concerning the Communist Party Platform, circa 1950 to 1958.
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20th Congress Meeting 1956 April 5

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National Convention Report 1956 June

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State Convention 1957

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State Conventions 1953 April, undated

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State Conventions circa 1945-1983

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Party Election Platforms circa 1945-1950, undated

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Radio Speeches undated

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Speech Notes undated

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Speeches undated


Series VI:  Personal Papers, circa 1920-1985

Extent: 7.0 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence from labor journalist Sender Garlin, March, 1983 to November, 1984. Also included are three letters from Gil Green in late 1962. In addition, there are three booklets written by Schneiderman, school records and miscellaneous personal research material.
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Correspondence From S. Garlin 1983 March-1984 November

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Correspondence From G. Green 1963 October 1-1963 December 3

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Biographical Data undated

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School Records circa 1958-1962

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Miscellaneous undated

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Miscellaneous Clippings undated

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Miscellaneous Writings undated


Series VII:  Dissent on Trial Material, 1983-1985

Extent: 2.0 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains a chronology of Schneiderman's life, correspondence and reviews regarding Dissent on Trial, an unpublished foreword by Jessica Mitford and an unpublished epilogue for the book.
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Reviews and Correspondence 1981 December 1-1984 August 31

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Unpublished Epilogue circa 1982

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Jessica Mitford's Unpublished Forward circa 1982