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Guide to the EPIC campaign material, 1934
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Box 1, Folder 1

a) Explaining Sinclairism


b) Propaganda racket


c) Other EPIC attempts, California and the nation


d) Miscellaneous candidates


e) California State Emergency Relief Administration

Box 1, Folder 2

a) EPIC Campaign techniques


b) Socialists and Communists on Sinclair


c) Miscellaneous unimportant Sinclair items


d) Sinclair the visionary theme

Box 1, Folder 3-4

a) The garbled truth. Famous quotations by Sinclair in the L.A. Times


b) Lieutenant Governor Campaign


c) Merriam campaign--some on Hatfield

Box 2, Folder 5

a) Pensions and social insurance


b) Labor and the campaign. Attitude towards Sinclair, includes endorsements.


c) Appeal to jobholders by Meriam, including Bird of Paradise campaign

Box 2, Folder 6

Pollsters' predictions of Merriam victory and straw vote results

Box 2, Folder 7

a) Other phases of the election


b) Campaign in Southern California


c) Backing ofMerriam by Geographical areas


d) Campaign in Northern California


e) Trend of Campaign

Box 2, Folder 8

Raymond Haight general election campaign, 1934.Haight a Commonwealth Progressive candidate

Box 3, Folder 9

Miscellaneous pamphlets, leaflets and clippings

Box 3, Folder 10

Late Primary Campaign material

Box 3, Folder 11

Party Conventions (Republican, Commonwealth-Progressive, etc.)

Box 3, Folder 12

County Central Committees--Democrat

Box 3, Folder 13

Democratic Convention

Box 3, Folder 14

a) Bolting and rumors of split in Democratic party after primary election


b) Convention, general material

Box 3, Folder 15

a) Appeals to business interests


b) EPIC and taxes


c) The Pollyanna phase


d) General attacks on EPIC and Sinclair


e) General articles on relief


f) Contrast of Merriam and Sinclair approach to relief

Box 3, Folder 16

Summary material of EPIC Campaign, possibly not by Saadi.

Box 4, Folder 17

Newspaper coverage--Bakersfield Californian

Box 4, Folder 18-19

Newspaper coverage--Stockton Independent

Box 4, Folder 20

Newspaper coverage--Berkeley Gazette

Box 4, Folder 21

Newspaper coverage--San Jose News

Box 4, Folder 22

Newspaper coverage--Alameda Times-Star

Box 4, Folder 23

Newspaper coverage--San Bernardino Sun

Box 5, Folder 24

Newspaper coverage--Riverside Enterprise

Box 5, Folder 25

Primaries of Justus S. Wardell, C. C. Young and John R. Quinn

Box 5, Folder 26

Merriam Primary

Box 5, Folder 27

a) New Deal and California primaries


b) The Democrats try to get together at Primary


c) Election odds


d) George Creel primary campaign


e) Upton Sinclair primary candidate

Box 5, Folder 28

a) General background information


b) Primary Campaign--August


c) Communism as an issue in primaries


d) Relief as an issue in primaries

Box 5, Folder 29

a) Campaign funds


b) Comments on Sinclair by our leading citizens


c) Endorsements of Haight in Sacramento Bee area

Box 6, Folder 30

Miscellaneous pamphlets, leaflets, press releases

Box 6, Folder 31

Press releases from Merriam-Hatfield headquarters

Box 6, Folder 32

Sinclair press releases

Box 6, Folder 33

Reactions to primaries

Box 6, Folder 34-35

Merriam and Sinclair endorsements. Party organization news.

Box 7, Folder 36-37

Merriam and Sinclair endorsements

Box 7, Folder 38

Group Appeals in the general election campaign. Business and the election. Motion picture industry, insurance and realty companies.

Box 7, Folder 39

Group appeals.

Box 7, Folder 40

Group appeals. Farmers, Veterans, Merriam bidding for church vote, sportsmen and fraternal

Box 7, Folder 41

Low-down on economic conditions in California and actual tax situation

Box 8, Folder 42

The Epic Retreat

Box 8, Folder 43

Sinclair the destroyer

Box 8, Folder 44

a) Tom Mooney and the Campaign


b) Tom Mooney shortly after the campaign


c) Merriam-the alternative to Sinclair


d) Merriam-the alternative to Communism


e) Sinclair--a Socialist at least

Box 8, Folder 45

a) Sinclair a Communist. Accusations by other candidates and their managers


b) Charges of Communism against Sinclair


c) California as guinea pig for Sinclair


d) Trying to get definite links between Sinclair and Communism


e) Americanism vs. Radicalism

Box 8, Folder 46-47

Communism on State University Campuses. Strike of University of California. Radical movement at Stanford.

Box 9, Folder 48

Anti-Communist radical drive in California during the election campaign. McCormick-Dickstein committee on un-American activities. Red baiting by a multitude of organizations.

Box 9, Folder 49

Red baiting or red menace

Box 9, Folder 50

a) Red scare that failed a week before the primaries


b) Syndicalism trials

Box 9, Folder 50

C) Activities used or suggested to be used against reds


d) Reports of what is being done to reds


e) The Red Herring--a product of Russia


f) Voices in the wilderness--pleas for sanity

Box 9, Folder 51

Fradulent votes

Box 9, Folder 52

EPIC objections to registration fraud charges

Box 9, Folder 53

Fraudulent voters--court action

Box 9, Folder 54

Election day violence and voter challenges

Box 10, Folder 55-56

The joke that cost Sinclair the election

Box 10, Folder 57

a) Campaign literature, includes Thunder over California


b) Cartoons of the EPIC campaign


c) Comments on the campaign in national periodicals and by national figures

Box 10, Folder 58-59

Newspaper editorial and other comments on the election

Box 10, Folder 60

Post primary politics

Box 10, Folder 61

Newspaper registration and election statistics

Box 11, Folder 62-64

Vox Populi (letters to the editor, etc.)

Box 11, Folder 65

Right-wing material

Box 11, Folder 66

EPIC background

Box 11, Folder 67

Utopian Society, Townsend Plan and other Southern California movements

Box 11, Folder 68

Special session of the State Legislature, September, 1934.