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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note.

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marx Lewis Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1988
    Collection number: 88029
    Creator: Lewis, Marx, 1897-1990.
    Collection Size: 26 manuscript boxes (10.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, bulletins, newsletters, press releases, resolutions, trial transcripts, pamphlets, and clippings, relating to the 1919 trial of Victor Berger under the Espionage Act; Socialist Party internal politics, especially during the mid-1930s; post-World War II opposition to communism within American trade unions; and anti-communist activities of the Council Against Communist Aggression and its successor organization, the Council for the Defense of Freedom.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Marx Lewis Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929.
    Socialism--United States.
    World War, 1914-1918--United States.
    Socialist Party (U.S.)
    Trade-unions and communism.
    Anti-communist movements--United States.
    Council for the Defense of Freedom (U.S.)
    United States--Politics and government.
    World War, 1914-1918.
    Subversive activities--United States.
    Trade-unions--United States.

    Biographical Note.

    1897, December 28 Born, Brooklyn, New York
    1917-1919, Secretary to Representative Meyer London
    1919-1920 Associate Editor, New York Call
    1923-1929 Secretary to Representative Victor Berger
    1929-c. 1934 Lawyer, Washington, D.C.
    1934-1938 Executive Secretary, United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union
    1938-1939 Deputy Treasurer, City of New York
    1939-1949 Executive Vice President, United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union
    1949-1960 General Secretary-Treasurer, United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union
    1950- Chairman, Council Against Communist Aggression (subsequently known as the Council for the Defense of Freedom)
    Marx Lewis was a member of the Board of Directors of the League for Industrial Democracy; he was Chairman of the National Legislative Committee, Liberal Party of New York State for l4 years, as well as a member of its State Executive and Trade Union Committees; and he was on the Labor Advisory Committee of the National Labor Service, American Jewish Committee.