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Communism, socialism, and radical left politics collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00452

Scope and Contents

The Communism, Socialism, and Left-Wing Politics Collection consists of printed material documenting women's involvement in socialist and communist movements in the United States, United Kingdom, and internationally. It is divided into two series: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS and PRINTED MATERIALS. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS includes pamphlets by and about communist and socialist women: Ella Reeve Bloor, Adeline Champney, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Dolores (Pasionaria) Ibarruri, Zelda Kahan, Rosa Luxembourg, Betty Millard, Kate Richards O'Hare, Anna Louise Strong, and Clara Zetkin. There is also a photograph of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. The PRINTED MATERIALS contain newspaper clippings including those about the U.S. Communist Party's newspaper the Daily Worker, miscellaneous pamphlets, and printed material on Communism in the United States and Great Britain. These reflect both pro- and anti-communist perspectives. There are also pamphlets about the Palmer raids as well as several published by the Fabian Society in Great Britain.

Dates

  • 1891-1998

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Extent

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

Overview

Includes printed materials, correspondence, journals and organizational records documenting women's involvement in socialist and communist movements in the United States, United Kingdom, and internationally. Individuals represented include Ella Reeve Bloor, Adeline Champney, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Dolores (Pasionaria) Ibarruri, Zelda Kahan, Rosa Luxembourg, Betty Millard, Kate Richards O'Hare, Anna Louise Strong, and Clara Zetkin.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:
  1. I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
  2. II. PRINTED MATERIALS

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this finding aid.

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008 by Susan Boone.
Title
Communism, socialism, and radical left politics collection
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Susan Boone
Date
2003. Revised 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2005-09-23: mnsss85 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
Young Library
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