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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Joseph Freeman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1966
    Collection Number: 80159
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 187 manuscript boxes, 3 card file boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 slide box, 1 album box, 38 envelopes, 2 sound discs (81.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, notes, and photographs relating to the relation between communism and art and literature, and to communism in the United States, Mexico, and the Soviet Union.
    Creator: Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Box 191 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1980.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Freeman papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1897 October 9 Born, Piratin, Poltawa, Ukraine
    1904 Immigrated to the United States
    1919 A.B., Columbia University
    1920-1921 Reporter, Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News (in Paris and London)
    1921-1923 Assistant Editor, Liberator
    1924 Publicity Director, American Civil Liberties Union
    1925 Author, Dollar Diplomacy (with Scott Nearing)
    1925-1931 Correspondent for Tass (intermittent)
    1926 Co-founder and Editor, New Masses
    1926-1927 Trip to Russia as New Masses Moscow correspondent
    1929 Trip to Mexico as New Masses Mexico correspondent Married Ione Robinson
    1930 Author, Voices of October (with Joshua Kunitz and Louis Lozowick)
    1931-1933 Editor, New Masses
    1931-1933 Speaking and fundraising trips in the United States for the John Reed Clubs and the Communist Party, including accompanying Boris Pilynak to Hollywood (1931) and Henri Barbusse on a tour of the Midwest (1933)
    1932 Author, The Soviet Worker
    1932 Divorced Ione Robinson
    1934 Co-founder, Partisan Review
    1936 Author, American Testament
    1936-1937 Editor, New Masses
    1937 Attended Mexican Writers Conference as delegate of the League of American Writers
    1938 Married Charmion von Wiegand
    1939 Left the Communist Party
    1940-1942 Publicity Director, American Civil Liberties Union
    1943 Author, Never Call Retreat
    1943-1945 Researcher, Information Please (radio show), including a U.S.O. tour in the summer of 1945
    1947 Author, The Long Pursuit
    1948 Publicity Director, Poet's Theatre
    1948-1952 Staff member, Edward L. Bernays (public relations firm)
    1953-1961 Staff member, Executive Research, Inc. (public relations firm)
    1965 August 8 Died, New York City

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Writings, correspondence, printed matter, notes, and photographs, relating to the relation between communism and art and literature, and to communism in the United States, Mexico, and the Soviet Union.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Sound recordings
    Slides (Photography)
    Communism -- Mexico
    Communism -- United States
    Journalists
    Communism
    Soviet Union -- Politics and government
    Communism and art
    Communism and literature