- Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942
- Call number
- MssCol 2047
- Physical description
- .5 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Thomas J. Mooney papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Thomas Joseph Mooney (1882-1942) was an American labor leader. Mooney's conviction with Warren K. Billings for exploding a bomb during a San Francisco preparedness day in 1916 caused worldwide controversy. Mooney's sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 1918. Collection consists of letters, telegrams, depositions, and various records (some photocopies) used as exhibits in the trial of Mooney and later used in efforts to release him. Also, press clippings regarding his conviction and imprisonment, 1916-1924, mostly from San Francisco newspapers with some from New York and Washington, D.C.; several labor journals and copies of Tom Mooney's Monthly, 1920, a digest of articles written about Mooney in American newspapers. Also, correspondence with Frank P. Walsh, Mooney's lawyer, and other materials.
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328