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George Sandy memoirs : and supplementary material relating to the Communist Party : oral history transcript / 1992.
BANC MSS 98/156 cz
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Title:

George Sandy memoirs: and supplementary material relating to the Communist Party : oral history transcript / 1992
Donated oral histories collection

Creator/Contributor:

Sandy, George, 1907-, creator, Interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Tarail, Theodore T., Interviewer.

Abstract:

Interview begins with George Sandy's Indiana childhood and family, education, early interest in Socialism, and odd jobs and travel (hitchiking and catching trains) around the United States. The interview continues with his involvement in the Young Communist League as an organizer, and political involvement as a Communist Party member in New York in California. The end of the interview discusses his involvement in the senior movement in California and the organization of the politically active Congress of California Seniors.
Fifteen pages relating to Sandy's participation in the Communist Party, including a 1950 W-2 pay withholding statement listing the Party as his employer, letters to and from Sandy, and copies of printed materials.

Date:

1950 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-ny
Young Communist League of the U.S.
Communist Party of the United States of America.
Older people -- California
California -- Politics and government -- Personal narratives
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- Personal narratives

Note:

as told to Ted Tarail,
Forms part of the Donated oral histories collection, The Bancroft Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Related George Sandy papers on the Congress of California Seniors cataloged separately.
George Sandy was born in 1907 in Indiana, became an organizer for the Young Communist League in Southern California in the 1930's, went to New York as an organizer for the League in the 1940's, returned to California and worked with the Communist Party for most of his career until 1968, and ran for Congress in California and New York as a communist. Sandy later became active in the senior movement and was president of the Congress of California Seniors.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (.2 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 98/156 cz

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.