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Found 7 collections related to Communist parties -- United States

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Sherwood, Marika
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 699
.66 linear feet (two archival boxes)
Claudia Cumberbatch Jones rose through the ranks of the Communist Party-USA to become one of its leaders. Between 1948 and 1955, she was arrested several times and imprisoned for violations of the Smith Act. She was deported to England in December... more
Herndon, Angelo, 1913-1997
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-981, Reel 22
27 items (1 folder)
Angelo Herndon was a labor and Communist Party organizer who was convicted and sentenced to twenty years hard labor on charges of attempting to incite insurrection in Georgia in 1932. He had led a demonstration of unemployed African Americans and... more
International Labor Defense
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-981
10 linear feet; 22 microfilm reels
Established by the Communist Party of the United States of America as its legal defense arm in 1925 to aid labor, political prisoners, and victims of reactionary violence. Using mass demonstrations and publicity, the International Labor Defense... more
Manchanda, Claudia
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 692
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Claudia Jones (1915-1964) was a political activist, communist, journalist, and community leader. The Claudia Jones Memorial collection consists primarily of printed matter apparently owned by Jones.
Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6129
Divided into four series, Correspondence, the Smith Act Trial, Writings and Printed matter, the Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. Papers document Davis's life and political career from 1949 to the time of his death. The Correspondence series is grouped into... more
Washington, Mary Helen
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 776
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Mary Helen Washington papers (1873-2002, bulk dates 1995-2002) document the working relationship of scholar and author Mary Helen Washington and journalist Lloyd L. Brown.
Haywood, Harry, 1898-1985
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 398
9.38 linear feet (23 boxes)
Harry Haywood was an African American member of the Communist Party who became a leading proponent of the theory that Blacks in the South, who were oppressed by Jim Crow laws and a system of serfdom (sharecropping), constituted a separate nation... more
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