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Anne Burlak Timpson Papers, 1886-2003 (Bulk: 1912-2003)
57 boxes (23 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 241

Communist Party official, Labor organizer. Papers include include correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, interviews, audiovisual materials, and an unfinished autobiography. Subject and organization files are a boon to anyone interested in the history of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. (CPUSA), U.S.-Soviet relations, and peace and justice organizations. Timpson's indictments under the Smith and McCarran Act are well documented, as are other U.S. Communists who were indicted. Correspondents include her brothers, Nicholas, Mike and John Burlak in the Soviet Union; her husband Arthur Timpson in the Spanish Civil War; as well as Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Gus Hall, Joe Moakley, Eulalia Figueiredo Papaandreu Matusiak, Fred Whitehead, Henry Winston, and Helen and Carl Winter.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Anne Burlak Timpson's writings. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Anne Burlak, 1931

Anne Burlak, 1931

Anne Burlak Timpson was born on 24 May 1911 in Slatington, Pennsylvania. She was the eldest of six children of Ukrainian immigrants, Harry and Anastasia (Nellie) Smigel Burlak. Only four children lived to adulthood. Although she wanted to be a teacher, Anne Burlak dropped out of school at the age of 14 to help support her family by working at the mill. Like many young women seeking employment in the mills, she lied about her age, sixteen being the legal age for workers. From 1925 to 1929 she worked in the silk mills in Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. In 1927 Ella Reeve Bloor came to Bethlehem to fundraise for the labor newspaper, The Daily Worker. After the meeting, she and Anne Burlak talked about the working conditions in the mill where Burlak worked. Bloor urged Burlak to join the Young Communist League (YCL), opening up "a whole new vision and purpose in life" for Anne Burlak, who was elected that year to the District Committee of the YCL of Eastern Pennsylvania. In 1928 Anne Burlak was a delegate to the founding convention of the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU). When she tried to organize the mill in her hometown, she was fired. Although it was easy to find work nearby, every time she tried to organize her fellow mill workers, she lost her job.

In May 1929 Anne Burlak and many others, including her father, were arrested and charged for spreading Communist propaganda under the state sedition laws. Burlak decided that if she was going to be charged "for Communist ideas under the Sedition law, I might as well join the Communist Party and learn more about it." Although the sedition case was eventually dropped, Burlak found herself blacklisted and unable to find a new job. So, when the Executive Board of the NTWU asked her to organize full time, she accepted and was paid ten dollars a week to work first in Pennsylvania, then in North and South Carolina. In 1930 she was sent to Georgia. On 21 May 1930, she and five others were arrested for insurrection against the state of Georgia because they addressed an interracial audience of unemployed workers. A conviction could have carried the death penalty. Burlak and the other five members of the "Atlanta Six" were held incommunicado for six weeks before their lawyers won them the right to bail. Burlak was the first one freed, and she traveled around the country raising money for the others' bail and for their defense under auspices of International Labor Defense. Although the Supreme Court declared the Georgia insurrection law unconstitutional in the Angelo Herndon case in 1937, the charges against the Atlanta Six were not dropped until 1939.

Anne Burlak returned to the north and organized workers in the mills of Rhode Island and New Bedford, Fall River and Lawrence, Massachusetts. It was during the 1931-32 Lawrence textile strike that she acquired the nickname, "The Red Flame." When Edith Berkman and the other two organizers were arrested in 1931, Burlak was asked to go to Lawrence to take charge of the strike. A local minister had already labeled Berkman the "Red Flame from hell" and when Burlak came into town to replace Berkman, the headline in a Lawrence newspaper said, "One Red Flame goes to jail and another one rises in her place!" In spite of the fact that the media often claimed that Burlak had red hair and/or wore outrageous red clothing, the origin of her nickname had nothing to do with her physical appearance.

At the age of 21 Anne Burlak was elected the National Secretary of the National Textile Workers' Union, the first American women to hold such a high post in a labor union. Immigration authorities tried to deport her, but they were forced to release her when a baptismal certificate proved her citizenship.

Anne Burlak's father was eventually fired for his union activities. In the midst of the Great Depression, there were few jobs in the U.S., but the Soviet Union was seeking skilled workers. In 1932 her parents and brothers returned to the Ukraine. When she went to Moscow to attend the Lenin Institute in 1936, it was the last time she would see her entire family. Her father died of starvation during the Nazi occupation of Ukraine in 1943 and she did not see her mother or brothers again until 1961.

In 1932, Anne Burlak unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Pawtucket, Rhode Island on the Communist Party ticket. Her platform included unemployment and social insurance at the government's expense, cash relief instead of scrip from the local department of public aid, immediate payment of soldiers' bonuses, and the right of workers to strike. That same year, she led the Rhode Island contingent of 3000 (25% African American and 33% women) to the national Hunger March in Washington, D.C. to petition the federal government for unemployment insurance. While there, she met her future husband, Arthur E. Timpson, who was representing the Wisconsin farm delegation in D.C., but Burlak does not remember meeting him until 1935. Although he wanted to get married before he left to fight in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as a volunteer soldier in the Spanish Civil War, they waited until he returned home and they were married on 10 November 1939.

In 1938 Anne Burlak ran for Secretary of State of Rhode Island on the Communist Party ticket, advocating jobs, security, democracy, and peace. In January 1939, while working as the Administrative Secretary of the Communist Party of Massachusetts, she was subpoenaed to testify before the House Committee for the Investigation of Un-American Activities (Dies Committee). In 1940 she was elected the Executive Secretary of the Communist Party of Massachusetts. Through World War II she appeared at legislative hearings at the statehouse regarding pro-labor and civil rights legislation. Arthur Timpson volunteered for and entered the United States Army in March 1942. Anne Burlak Timpson gave birth to her first child, Kathryn Anne Timpson, in May 1943 while Arthur was training in Pennsylvania. Arthur Timpson served overseas with General Patton's forces from June 1943 until the end of the war.

With the war over, and soldiers returning home to reclaim the jobs that many working mothers had filled while the men were overseas, the federal government decided to close federally funded day care centers. Anne Burlak Timpson successfully fought against the closing of the Boston area facilities in 1945-46. When son William Michael Timpson was born in July 1946, Anne Burlak Timpson stayed at home with her two children and edited the Roxbury Voice, a newsletter issued by the local Communist Party.

Many Communist Party leaders were arrested under the Smith Act during the summer of 1951. With her movements being followed by the FBI, Anne Burlak Timpson stayed away from her home for eight months hoping to avoid arrest, leaving her daughter with good friends, first in Kansas City, Missouri and then Roxbury, Massachusetts; once school started again, she left her son with friends in Boston. Although she managed to avoid arrest during the early part of the decade, Anne Burlak Timpson was indicted under the Massachusetts Anti-Anarchy Law and in March 1956 she was arrested with six others for violating the Smith Act. After the Supreme Court ruled in the Steve Nelson case that only the United States government could prosecute such cases, the charges stemming from the state anarchy law were dropped. The Smith Act trial was delayed until the Supreme Court made a decision in the California Smith Act case. When the California defendants were acquitted, the case against the seven in Massachusetts was dropped as well.

This was not the end of Anne Timpson's arrests, however; on 1 October 1964 Timpson was indicted again, this time under the Internal Security Act of 1950, commonly known as the McCarran Act, which required Communists to register and prohibited them from holding federal or union jobs. As one of 44 arrested, Timpson and many others refused to cooperate, citing their right not to incriminate themselves. In 1965 the Supreme Court held that the registration provision was unconstitutional, and the charges against Timpson were dropped.

Throughout this period, Anne Burlak Timpson worked as a bookkeeper. In the 1960s she was asked to serve on the board of the Marian Davis (later Davis-Putter) Scholarship Fund, an organization dedicated to providing monetary support to students working for peace and justice. In 1981 Timpson retired and she spent the last few decades of her life involved in local politics, fighting for better schools, housing, jobs, and health care. She championed the rights of low income workers and senior citizens; continued her fights against racism, classism, and sexism; and was heavily involved in the peace movement, advocating nuclear disarmament as the Cold War came to a close. Timpson dedicated herself energetically to fundraising for the Communist Party and the party newspapers, and organized a picnic fundraiser every summer in the 1980s and early to mid 1990s. In 1982 she won a Wonder Woman Award for Women Creating New Realities, which provided her a stipend so she could write her memoirs. In 1997 she was awarded the Sacco-Vanzetti Memorial Award for Contributions to Social Justice. Anne Burlak Timpson remained a member of the Communist Party to the day she died, 9 July 2002, at the age of 91 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Anne Burlak Timpson Papers consist of 22.25 linear feet dating from 1912 to 2003 and are primarily related to her personal and political life. Types of materials include correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, legal documents, photographs, press releases, reports, minutes, newsletters, notes, subject files, journal and newspaper articles, scrapbooks, interviews, pamphlets, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia.

The bulk of the papers date from 1929 to the mid 1990s and focus on Timpson's social and political activism, her involvement in the Communist Party of the United States, her unfinished autobiography, and her family in the former Soviet Union. The collection documents seventy years of social, political, and family life through local, state, national and international lenses. Much of the arrangement, especially for the subject files, is in its original order, except for materials that were misfiled or not filed at all.

Different series provide insight into different periods of Timpson's life. While the collection is especially strong in subjects and organizations relating to the 1980s and 1990s, there are only a few primary documents related to her activism in the late 1920s. Her early years are best documented through her autobiography and oral histories/interviews. While her family correspondence is notably sparse in the 1950s and 1960s, her scrapbooks provide a sense of home and family life.

The subject files form the largest series and are a boon to anyone interested in the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA). The CPUSA is well represented from the 1960s to the mid 1990s. Especially well documented is the crisis that reverberated through CPUSA in 1991-92. In addition, the correspondence between Timpson and her brothers in the Soviet Union, as well as subject and organization files, offer a wealth of material that illuminates U.S.-Soviet relations. There is less information, however, regarding Timpson's early involvement in the Communist Party from the 1930s through the 1950s, and there is little documentation from her failed political campaigns in Rhode Island except for a few flyers. Although she talks about her work as Communist Party Secretary of Massachusetts in the 1940s in interviews, there are only a few documents that relate to this era. Materials related to her role in the Communist Party during the 1930s through 1950s are located in the writings and speeches series.

Other areas of Timpson's life are under documented. There is very little information on the period in the early 1950s when she left her children with friends while she was trying to avoid arrest. Although there is some material about her paid employment as a textile worker and union organizer in her oral histories and interviews, there are only a few items that reveal her work as a bookkeeper in the 1950s to the 1970s.

On the other hand, Timpson's Smith and McCarran Act indictments are well documented through legal materials, pamphlets, correspondence, and the F.B.I. files on Timpson. In addition to her trials, there is considerable material regarding others indicted under these or similar acts. Even though they have no specific subject files, the collection is filled with material related to race relations, the environment, anti-fascism, poverty, and the needs of the working class. Notable correspondents include Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Gus Hall, Joe Moakley, Eulalia Figueiredo Papaandreu Matusiak, Fred Whitehead, Henry Winston, and Helen and Carl Winter. In addition to the CPUSA, Timpson was involved in the U.S. Council for International Friendship, as well as other peace and justice organizations.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Anne Burlak Timpson's writings. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Anne Burlak Timpson Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Anne Burlak Timpson donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection from 1998 to 1999. Additional materials were donated by her children, William M. Timpson and Kathryn A. Wright, as well as her brother, Nicholas H. Burlak, between 1998 and 2003, and Avi Chomsky in 2004. The F.B.I. responded to a FOIA request in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara M. McClurken, 2005.

Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Series Descriptions
2.25 linear ft.

Scope and content:

This series provides an overview of Anne Burlak Timpson's personal and political life. The subseries Biographical information documents Timpson's life through short biographical statements, plays and poetry written about her, oral histories and interviews, as well as newspaper clippings and articles that document many of Timpson's arrests and indictments. The F.B.I. files on Timpson document both the close surveillance the government had on her as well as indicate people that Timpson met with, meetings she attended, as well as the government's case against her under the Smith Act. Additional newspaper clippings about Timpson and the Smith Act is located in SERIES VII. SCRAPBOOKS. There are transcripts for some of the taped oral histories and interviews. The Family subseries includes information about Timpson's husband, siblings, and son. The subseries, Daily calendars, contains newspaper clippings and other notes that were found with the calendars. This series also contains information about awards given to Timpson, tributes made before and after her death, and buttons and other memorabilia documenting the organizations to which she was dedicated. There are also some files on Timpson's vacations. Additional information about trips that Timpson took is in SERIES VI. PHOTOGRAPHS AND SLIDES and SERIES VII. SCRAPBOOKS.

2.25 linear ft.

This series is organized into two subseries: Family and Friends and associates. There is extensive correspondence between Timpson and her husband in the late 1930s and early 1940s, as well as letters written to Timpson by her brothers from Russia and the Ukraine from the 1960s through the 1990s. Correspondence with her brothers includes not only family news but also reactions to political and social events in the United States and the Soviet Union. The subseries Friends and associates reveals Timpson's commitment to her causes, the affection she held for aging comrades, and her willingness to share the story of her life with others. It is arranged in alphabetical order by first letter of the last name; more prolific correspondents have their own folder. The bulk of the subseries is from the 1980s and 1990s. Although most of the correspondence is to Anne Burlak Timpson, she began keeping typed copies of many of her letters in the 1990s, and they are interfiled with the correspondence she received from others.

2 linear ft.

This series contains notes, drafts, and completed and uncompleted manuscripts by Anne Burlak Timpson. There are four subseries, the first of which, Published writings, includes articles, letters to the editor, and newsletters that Timpson edited. The subseries Unpublished writings includes a few diaries, but the majority of the subseries consists of materials related to her incomplete autobiography. Correspondence relating to the autobiography is located in this subseries, arranged chronologically. Primary documents relating to subjects covered in her autobiography are in this series as well as in SERIES IV. ORGANIZATION FILES and SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES. Some of the microfilmed copies of newspaper clippings are in poor shape and are probably too faded for photocopying. Most of the Speeches subseries contains notes for speeches rather than complete works. The subseries Tributes includes notes, programs, and occasionally texts of testimonials and eulogies Timpson gave for friends and colleagues.

4.25 linear ft.

Files in this series are arranged alphabetically and include organizations in which Timpson was heavily involved, like the Communist Party of the USA, and groups to which she gave money, like the United Seniors Association. The series includes notes, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence, brochures, and other printed materials. The largest groups of files relate to the U.S. Council for International Friendship and the Communist Party of the USA. Documents in both files reveal the operations of the organization at the local, state, and national levels. Files on the Communist Party newspapers are not the newspapers themselves but materials related to the running of the newspaper, such as fundraising. Articles or letters to the editor of Communist newspapers are located in SERIES III. WRITINGS AND SPEECHES. Information on Communist Party candidates is in SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES. Organizations with very limited amounts of materials have been moved to the appropriate locations in SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES.

5.75 linear ft.

Scope and content:

The subject files are arranged alphabetically and contain information on individuals, legislation, categories of people (such as women or youth), and geographic regions. Additional subject files relevant to Timpson's autobiography are located in SERIES III. WRITINGS AND SPEECHES. The bulk of the subject files are from a U.S. perspective, although there are some international materials in the subject files (such as labor and communism). There are also files on specific countries, most of them listed under their names, with the exception of some materials located under the heading Latin America and the Caribbean. Most of the state-level political candidates are from Massachusetts, but there are a few from outside of the state. Topics that are well-covered include elections, labor, legislation, nuclear weapons, peace, politics, and the Soviet Union. Documents relating to Timpson's indictments under the Smith and McCarran Acts are located in this series under the name of the legislation. There are also songs and poetry related to a wide variety of topics in this series.

1.25 linear ft.

The bulk of this series documents Timpson's personal life, beginning in her infancy and ending a few years before her death. There are, however, political images as well, including several photographs of Timpson with raised fists during protests and with friends and associates. The Photographs subseries includes her trips to Cuba, Yugoslavia, Spain, and the Soviet Union. Other photographs, especially of Timpson and her family, are located in SERIES VII. SCRAPBOOKS. The subseries Slides mostly contains family images, but it also includes commercially generated images of Leningrad.

3.5 linear ft.

Scope and content:

This series includes sketches, photographs, commentary, maps, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia. Most of the material in this series documents family life and the relationships among the family members of the Burlak and Timpson families. Two albums document the 1933 Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company strike. Two albums document her trials under Smith Act indictment, and seven albums provide vivid details of husband Arthur's World War II battles. The World War II scrapbooks appear to have been based upon notes written during the summer of 1945 while Arthur was waiting to come home and cover the period between 1943 and 1945. The scrapbooks themselves were created much later, probably in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Due to the fragile nature of the scrapbooks, many of the albums have been reformatted to preserve their content. Although the original text of most of the scrapbooks was not preserved, those texts that included initials indicating which family member wrote which piece of the narrative have been kept.

1.5 linear ft.

This bulk of this series relates to Anne Burlak Timpson's family and her oral histories and interviews. The subseries Audiocassettes, VHS cassettes, and Mini DV cassettes all have preservation masters and use copies. They are arranged by type of the original material. If the use copy is in a different format, the format will be indicated in brackets after the title. The reels in the subseries Super 8 need to be reformatted before they can be viewed. Please check with the Sophia Smith Collection several weeks in advance if you are interested in viewing the films in this subseries.

Contents List


Box 1: folder 0
Short biographies,
1932-95, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1-2
Articles and newspaper clippings,



Box 1: folder 3
Plays and poetry,
1981-83, n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Interviews and oral histories,



Box 1: folder 5-10

1959-89, n.d.

Box 1: folder 11
John and Anna Burlak,
1982-90, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Nicholas Burlak (Michael Nichols),

Box 1: folder 13
1937-45, 1975-85, n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
William (Bill) Timpson,
1979-96, n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
1982-97, n.d.

Box 1: folder 16-17
Tributes,04, n.d.

Box 1: folder 18-19
F.B.I. file on Anne Burlak Timpson,

Box 1a-1b
Education: Books from the Lenin School,

Box 2: folder 1-3

Box 2: folder 4

1981, n.d.

Box 2: folder 5

Box 2: folder 6
Veterans of Abraham Lincoln Brigade 50th Anniversary Trip to Spain,

Box 2: folder 7
Other trips,
1979-91, n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
Financial information,
1964-66, 1982-85

Box 2: folder 9
Daily calendars


Box 2: folder 10-15

Box 3: folder 1-2
Address book,

Box 3: folder 3
Memorabilia: buttons and mini-banners,
1975-94, n.d.

Box 3: folder 4-16



Box 3
Anna and John,
1944-98, n.d.

Box 4
1961-95, n.d.

Box 5: folder 1-8

Box 5

Box 5: folder 9-14
1990-96, n.d.

Box 6: folder 1-3
Valerie (Lera),

Box 6: folder 4
Chrusniak, Evelyn (Evie) Timpson,

Box 6: folder 5

circa 1937-43

Box 6: folder 6-11

Box 6: folder 12
William (Bill) and Marlene,
1968-98, n.d.

Box 6: folder 13
Wright, David and Kathryn (Kat) Timpson,
1964-96, n.d.

Box 6: folder 14
Other family,

Box 6: folder 15
Birthday cards to Kathryn Timpson,

Box 6: folder 16
Third party family correspondence,
1943-95, n.d.

Box 6: folder 17
Friends and associates


Box 7: folder 1
Amery, Al and Priscilla,

Box 7: folder 2

Box 7: folder 3
1978-90, n.d.

Box 7: folder 4

Box 7: folder 5

Box 7: folder 6
F,n. d.

Box 7: folder 7

1964, n.d.

Box 7: folder 8
Folsom, Franklin and Mary,

Box 7: folder 9
1955-88, n.d.

Box 7: folder 10
1977-99, n.d.

Box 7: folder 11
Herzog, Anne,

Box 7: folder 12
1968-90, n.d.

Box 7: folder 13
Johnson, Andy and Hannah,

Box 7: folder 14
1961-97, n.d.

Box 7: folder 15
Kerry, John,
1985-96, n.d.

Box 7: folder 16

Box 7: folder 17
1983-93, n.d.

Box 7: folder 18
Matusiak, Eulalia (Eula) Figueiredo Papaandreu,, n.d.



Box 7: folder 19-20
Moakley, Joseph,
1982-96, n.d.

Box 7: folder 21


Box 7: folder 22
Obler, Charlie,
1987-97, n.d.

Box 7: folder 23

Box 7: folder 24

Box 7
Payne, Roz,
1984-92, n.d.

Box 7: folder 25

Box 7: folder 26
1963-97, n.d.

Box 8: folder 1

Box 8: folder 2

Box 8: folder 3
Vlasikin, Tanya and Vasiliy (Vasya),
1978-90, n.d.

Box 8: folder 4

1985-95, n.d.

Box 8: folder 5
Whitehead, Fred,

Box 8: folder 6
Winston, Henry (Winnie),

Box 8: folder 7
Winter, Carl and Helen,

Box 8: folder 8

Box 8: folder 9
1978-94, n.d.

Box 8: folder 10
Messages from groups,
1976-91, n.d.

Box 8: folder 11
Students from Asian American Civic Association, Inc.,

Box 8: folder 12
Death of Arthur Timpson,
1976-82, n.d.

Box 8: folder 13
Get-well cards,
1990-98, n.d.

Box 8: folder 14
Third party correspondence,
1969-95, n.d.

Box 8: folder 15

Published writings

Box 8
1971-95, n.d.

Box 9: folder 1-3
Letters to the editor,
1982-89, n.d.

Box 9: folder 4
Newsletters edited

Spotlight on New England,

Box 9: folder 5
Roxbury Voice,

Box 9: folder 6
Unpublished writings


Box 9: folder 7-9


Box 9: folder 10
1977-87, n.d.

Box 9: folder 11

Box 9: folder 12


Box 9: folder 13
arrests, 1929

Box 9: folder 14
Atlanta 6 (1930),
1930, 1978-83, n.d.

Box 9: folder 15
Communist Party,
1932-55, n.d.

Box 9: folder 16
Family history,
1982-85, n.d.

Box 9: folder 17
J.P. Stevens,
1975-83, n.d.

Box 9: folder 18
Reagan era,
1982-85, n.d.

Box 10: folder 1
1929-88, n.d.

Box 10: folder 2-6
Textile unions,
1928-32, 1955-86, n.d.

Box 10: folder 7
Unemployed councils,
1932, 1980, n.d.

Box 10: folder 8
Unemployment insurance,
1934-35, n.d.

Box 10: folder 9
Rough draft (incomplete),

[note: please use preservation copy instead of original]


Box 10: folder 10-11
Responses to others' writings,

Box 10: folder 12
1976-94, n.d.

Box 11: folder 1-7
1937, 1975-94, n.d.

Box 12: folder 1-7

1978-93, n.d.

Box 12: folder 8
Otis Hood,

Box 12: folder 9
Don Batchelder,

Box 12: folder 10

Abraham Lincoln Brigade,

[see also SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS-Family-- Arthur Timpson, Trip to Spain, SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES-Spanish Civil War, SERIES VI. PHOTOGRAPHS]

1938, 1972-97

Box 12: folder 11-13
1989-92, n.d.

Box 12: folder 14
1945-97, n.d.

Box 12: folder 15
Boston/Kiev Sister City Association, Inc.,

[see also SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES--Peace]

1982-88, n.d.

Box 12: folder 16
Boston Peace Council,

[see also U.S. Peace Council]

1981-86, n.d.

Box 12: folder 17
Center for Marxist Education,
1979-92, n.d.

Box 13: folder 1
Citizens for Participation in Political Action (CPPAX),

[see also SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES-- Civil Rights, Racism]

1975-97, n.d.

Box 13: folder 2
1991-96, n.d.

Box 13: folder 3-7
Communist Party of the United States of America

[see also SERIES III. WRITINGS AND SPEECHES-Autobiography-Research notes; and OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

Box 13


Box 13: folder 8-11

Box 14: folder 1-6
Communist Party of New England,
1940-85, n.d.

Box 14: folder 7-8
Massachusetts State Committee/District,

[see also SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES--Elections]

1937-96, n.d.

Box 14: folder 9-10
Other districts,
1988-94, n.d.

Box 14: folder 11
1966-95, n.d.

Box 14: folder 12-15
Articles and notes,
1954, 1981-97, n.d.

Box 15: folder 1
Contact information,

Box 15: folder 2

Daily World,
1973-85, n.d.

Box 15: folder 3-4
People's Daily World,
1985-90, n.d.

Box 15: folder 5-6
People's Weekly World,
1990-97, n.d.

Box 15: folder 7-8
1961-96, n.d.

Box 15: folder 9-11


Box 15: folder 12-13

Box 16-17
1985-97, n.d.

Box 18: folder 1
Seventy-fifth anniversary,

Box 18: folder 2
Young Communist League,
1937-38, 1983-97, n.d.

Box 18: folder 3
Community Church of Boston,

Box 18: folder 4
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund,


1974-97, n.d.

Box 18: folder 5
Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women,
1995-96, n.d.

Box 18: folder 6
Frederick Douglass Bookstore,

Box 18: folder 7
House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

[see also SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES--Civil liberties]


Box 18: folder 8
Investigation of Communist Activities in the New England Area, 1958

[Spine title: New England 1951-57]

Box 18: folder 9
1987-88, n.d.

Box 19: folder 1
International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War,

Box 19: folder 2
Jobs with Peace,
1980-89, n.d.

Box 19: folder 3-4
Little Flags Theatre,

Box 19: folder 5
Massachusetts Committee for the Bill of Rights,

[see also HUAC, SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES-- Civil liberties, Smith Act]

1954-55, n.d.

Box 19: folder 6
Massachusetts Special Commission on Communism,

[see also CPUSA]


Box 19: folder 7-10
Memorial Committee for Klarfield and Zeidman,

Box 19: folder 11
Mobilization for Survival,


1983-94, n.d.

Box 19: folder 12
National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression,
1975-96, n.d.

Box 19: folder 13
National Council of American Soviet Friendship

[see U.S. Council for International Friendship]

Box 19
1928-34, 1990

Box 19: folder 14
Peace Child,
1985-87, n.d.

Box 20: folder 1
1985-86, n.d.

Box 20: folder 2
Promoting Enduring Peace,
1984-95, n.d.

Box 20: folder 3-4
Rainbow Coalition,

[see also SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES--Racism, Mel King]


Box 20: folder 5
Rhode Island Labor History Society,
1977-97, n.d.

Box 20: folder 6
Samantha Smith Foundation,
1983-88, n.d.

Box 20: folder 7
Seeds of Change,

Box 20: folder 8
Soviet Peace Committee,

Box 20: folder 9
Ukrainian American League,
1980-89, n.d.

Box 20: folder 10
United Senior Association,
1995, n.d.

Box 20: folder 11
U.S. Council for International Friendship



Box 20: folder 12
Boston Committee,
1971-91, n.d.

Box 20: folder 13-19
Other branches,
1981-91, n.d.

Box 21: folder 1
Bylaws and resolutions,
1979, n.d.

Box 21: folder 2
Exchange trips and goodwill missions,

Box 21: folder 3
Executive Committee,
1983-97, n.d.

Box 21: folder 4-5
Fact sheets,

Box 21: folder 6

Box 21: folder 7
U.S. Peace Council,

[see also Boston Peace Council; and OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

1979-93, n.d.

Box 21: folder 8

Box 21: folder 9
Young Workers Liberation League,


1979-86, n.d.

Box 21: folder 10


Box 21: folder 11
1943, 1981-95

Box 21: folder 12
6, 1930, 1983

Box 21: folder 13
1972-91, n.d.

Box 21: folder 14-15
Berkman, Edith,

[see also Strikes]


Box 22: folder 1
Black liberation,

[see also Civil rights, Racism]

1932-85, n.d.

Box 22: folder 2
1971-73, n.d.

Box 22: folder 3
1954, 1980-94, n.d.

Box 22: folder 4
Caldicott, Helen,

[see also Peace, Nuclear weapons]

1977-83, n.d.

Box 22: folder 5
1986-91, n.d.

Box 22: folder 6
Civil liberties,


1942-94, n.d.

Box 22: folder 7-9
Civil rights,
1963-97, n.d.

Box 22: folder 10
Clinton, Bill,
1992-94, n.d.

Box 22: folder 11
1957-96, n.d.

Box 22: folder 12
1963-97, n.d.

Box 23: folder 1-2
Curtis, Mark,
1989-92, n.d.

Box 23: folder 3
1972-84, n.d.

Box 23: folder 4
Death penalty,
1989-94, n.d.

Box 23: folder 5
Dotterman, Gary,
1987-95, n.d.

Box 23: folder 6
Du Bois, W. E. B.,

Box 23: folder 7

[see also Pat Bonner-Lyons, Elections, Racism, Unions]

1937, 1975-95, n.d.

Box 23: folder 8

Box 23: folder 9-10

Box 23
1972-96, n.d.

Box 23: folder 11-13
1933-98, n.d.

Box 23: folder 14-15
State elections/issues,

[see also H. Stewart Hughes, Florence Luscomb]

1970-97, n.d.

Box 24: folder 1-3
1938-97, n.d.

Box 24: folder 4
1965-95, n.d.

Box 24: folder 5-9
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley,


1969-95, n.d.

Box 24: folder 10
Gays in the military,

Box 24: folder 11
Guinier, Ewart,
1969-90, n.d.

Box 24: folder 12
Guns and violence,
1984-94, n.d.

Box 24: folder 13
1993-94, n.d.

Box 24: folder 14

Box 24: folder 15
1968-89, n.d.

Box 24: folder 16
Health care,
1975-97, n.d.

Box 24: folder 17
1954-94, n.d.

Box 24: folder 18
1972-94, n.d.

Box 24: folder 19-22
Hughes, H. Stewart,
1962-64, n.d.

Box 25: folder 1

Box 25: folder 2
1982-95, n.d.

Box 25: folder 3

Box 25
King, Mel,
1979-94, n.d.

Box 25: folder 4
Ku Klux Klan,
1978-95, n.d.

Box 25: folder 5
1934-97, n.d.

Box 25: folder 6-8
Latin America and the Caribbean,
1965-97, n.d.

Box 25: folder 9
Le Sueur, Meridel,

Box 25: folder 10

1975-95, n.d.

Box 25: folder 11
1954, 1982-95, n.d.

Box 25: folder 12

[see alsoMcCarran Act,Smith Act]

1955-95, n.d.

Box 25: folder 13
1975-86, n.d.

Box 25: folder 14
Lewis, Elma,
1971-86, n.d.

Box 26: folder 1
Lightfoot, Claude,

[see alsoSmith Act, McCarran Act]

1955, 1978-91, n.d.

Box 26: folder 2
Luscomb, Florence,

[see alsoMcCarran Act, Peace]

1952-93, n.d.

Box 26: folder 3
May Day,

[see alsoCPUSA, Labor]

1936-41, 1986-97, n.d.

Box 26: folder 4
1950-66, n.d.

Box 26: folder 5-12
1953-95, n.d.

Box 27: folder 1-2
Middle East,
1970-91, n.d.

Box 27: folder 3
1971-93, n.d.

Box 27: folder 4-5
Morgan, Anna,
1980-96, n.d.

Box 27: folder 6
North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),
1993-94, n.d.

Box 27: folder 7
Nuclear weapons

[see also Peace]

Arms race,
1976-86, n.d.

Box 27: folder 8
1976-92, n.d.

Box 27: folder 9
First strike,
1983-85, n.d.

Box 27: folder 10
Fort Collins protest,

Box 27: folder 11
Nuclear freeze/test ban,
1981-97, n.d.

Box 27: folder 12
Nuclear war,
1980-86, n.d.

Box 27: folder 13
Nursery campaign,
1945-46, n.d.

Box 27: folder 14
O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd,

Box 27: folder 15
Patterson, Louise and William,

Box 27: folder 16

1961-95, n.d.

Box 28: folder 1
Peace walks, tours, etc.,
1981-93, n.d.

Box 28: folder 2
1930-90, n.d.

Box 28: folder 3
1975-96, n.d.

Box 28: folder 4
1981-93, n.d.

Box 28: folder 5

1961-94, n.d.

Box 28: folder 6
1989-95, n.d.

Box 28: folder 7

[see also Boston, Jamaica Plain, Education]

1984-94, n.d.

Box 28: folder 8

Box 28: folder 9
1930, 1951-98, n.d.

Box 28: folder 10-12
Ravden, Sidney,

Box 29: folder 1
Reagan, Ronald,

[see also Politics]

1980-89, n.d.

Box 29: folder 2
1930-94, n.d.

Box 29: folder 3
Rent control,

[see also Housing]

1947, 1988-95

Box 29: folder 4
Reynolds, Bertha,
1978-84, n.d.

Box 29: folder 5
Robeson, Paul,
1971-96, n.d.

Box 29: folder 6
Sacco & Vanzetti,
1930, 1971-88

Box 29: folder 7
1966-96, n.d.

Box 29: folder 8
1981-97, n.d.

Box 29: folder 9
Shields, Art,
1976-89, n.d.

Box 29: folder 10
Smith Act,
1949-97, n.d.

Box 29: folder 11-13
1932-55, 1979-94, n.d.

Box 30: folder 1
Songs and poetry,
1951-94, n.d.

Box 30: folder 2
South Africa,
1975-94, n.d.

Box 30: folder 3
Southern United States,
1967-94, n.d.

Box 30: folder 4
Soviet Union

1977-97, n.d.

Box 30: folder 5-6
Anti-Soviet campaign,
1971-93, n.d.

Box 30: folder 7
Dissolution: How Did It Happen? by Ernie Trory

Box 30: folder 8
Soviet-U.S. relations

1977-97, n.d.

Box 30: folder 9

Box 30: folder 10
1981-94, n.d.

Box 30: folder 11
Soviet hockey team,

Box 30: folder 12
1973-90, n.d.

Box 30: folder 13
1937-49, 1978-82, n.d.

Box 31: folder 1
1886-97, n.d.

Box 31: folder 2-9
Struik, Dirk,
1974-94, n.d.

Box 31: folder 10
1959-94, n.d.

Box 31: folder 11-12
Teixeira, Ed,
1972-84, n.d.

Box 31: folder 13
1983-96, n.d.

Box 31: folder 14
1930-97, n.d.

Box 31: folder 15
1930-97, n.d.

Box 32: folder 1-4
Union women,
1976-94, n.d.

Box 32: folder 5
Vietnam War,
1965-94, n.d.

Box 32: folder 6-8
West, Don,
1976-90, n.d.

Box 32: folder 9
1971-94, n.d.

Box 32: folder 10
1934-97, n.d.

Box 33: folder 1-4
World War II,
1944-45, 1981-94, n.d.

Box 33: folder 5

[see also Hunger, Peace, Unemployment]


Box 33: folder 6

Box 33

Box 33: folder 7-8
with family,

Box 34: folder 1-6
with others,
1930-90, n.d.

Box 34: folder 7

Box 34: folder 8-12
Friends and associates,
1930-86, n.d.

Box 35: folder 1
Goodbye meeting for Eula Figuereido, Portuguese Club, New Bedford, MA,

Box 35: folder 2
Trip to Cuba,

Box 35: folder 3
Trip to Yugoslavia,

Box 35: folder 4
Veterans of Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 50th Anniversary Tour,

[see also SERIES IV. ORGANIZATION FILES--Abraham Lincoln Brigade]


Box 35: folder 5
Miscellaneous photographs,

Box 35: folder 6

Anne Burlak Timpson and family,
1956-86, n.d.

Box 35: folder 7
Trip to USSR,

Box 35: folder 8
Bill Timpson: football,

Box 35: folder 9
Commercial images of Leningrad,

Box 35: folder 10
1963-67, n.d.

Box 35: folder 11

Naumkeag Steam Cotton Co. strike,(2 vols)

Box 36
Arthur Timpson, World War II,(7 vols)

Box 37-41
Kat Timpson,

Box 42
Smith Act,(2 vols)

Box 43: folder 1-2
Boston history,

Box 43: folder 3-4
Family trips,(4 vols)

Box 44-47
Bill Timpson,

Box 48
ABT's trip to the Soviet Union,

Box 49
ABT's 65th birthday,

Box 50: folder 1-3
Newspaper clippings and awards,

Box 50: folder 4


Box 51
ABT w/ Kat Timpson Wright singing "Internationale," "They Grow Wild," and "Spread it on the Ground,"

[Digital files available]


Box 51
Interview with Bill Schecter, [5 cassettes]

[Digital files available]

18 Dec 1980-10 Feb 1981

Box 51
Interview with Kathleen Banks Nutter, [CD]
10 Jul 1998

Box 51
Interview with Kathleen Banks Nutter, [CD]
7 Aug 1998

Box 51
ABT interview with unidentified male for ABT's autobiography, [CD]

[Digital file available]


Box 51
Frank Gorman oral history, [CD; note: This material may not be copied. For copies, contact the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University.]

Box 51
VHS cassettes

[Digital files available]

ABT at Boston Public Library and home,

Box 51
Arthur Edward Timpson by ABT,
12 Mar 1987

Box 51
"Around Town with Bruce Arnold," ABT guest,
21 Feb 1989

Box 51
Interview, Rolls 7-9 [all 3 on single DVD]


11 Sept 1997,

Box 51
"With Heads Held High: The Story of the I.T.U.," 1997: ABT clips from interview [DVD]
11 Sept 1997

Box 51
"Birthday Greetings to the Red Flame,"[DVD]

Box 51
ABT memorial, 2003 [VHS]

Box 51
"Stopping the Clock: A Time to Remember the Salem Pequot Mill Strike," 2004 [DVD]

Box 51
Mini Digital Video cassette

Interview with Nicholas Burlak, [VHS]
9 Aug 2002

Box 51
Interview with William Timpson, [VHS]
9 Aug 2002

Box 51
Super 8

[Note: These reels cannot be played until they have been reformatted. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.]

Kat Timpson driving, snow shoveling,
Jan 1961

Box 52
May Day,

Box 52
Anne Burlak Timpson, Leningrad and Stalingrad,
circa 1961

Box 52
Cape Cod,
4 Sept 1963

Box 52

Box 52
"Sausage for Chuck," circa
March 1964

Box 52

Box 52
Bill Timpson's driving lesson, South Cape Cod Beach, Peter's Pond, Snake Pond, Wedding, Harvard, Mass.,
circa 1964

Box 52
Kat and David Wright,
Feb 1965

Box 52

Box 52
Swan's Island
Nov. 1966

Box 52
Christmas, "Short of Ollie," "Lady in Park,"

Box 52
Kat Timpson graduation, Camping at Peter's Pond,

Box 52
"Brothers & Kathy-graduating clothes,"

Box 52
Bill Mossing,

Box 52
Departure, May Day,

Box 52
Vacation in Maine at the Jones,

Box 52
Lobsters in Maine, Pleasure Island, Bicycles in Park, Penny the dog,

Box 52
Anne Burlak Timpson trip,

Box 52
John Burlak and family, Odessa,

Box 52
Henry Timpson,

Box 52
Four unidentified reels,

Box 52

Biographical materials

Box 53: folder 1
Articles and newspaper clippings,
1931-32, 1956, 1982-92

Box 53

Rhode Island Labor History Society,

Box 53
Mass. House of Representatives,

Box 53
Family: Mike Burlak sketches,

Box 53
Tributes: Poster, "Stopping the Clock…," 2004

Box 53

Buhle, Paul: advertisement, Encyclopedia of the American Left,
circa 1990

Box 53: folder 2
"S": Don Searle to ABT,
20 May 1993

Box 53
Writings and speeches: autobiography research notes,

Box 53: folder 3

Box 53: folder 4
Communist Party of the United States of America

Box 53
General: posters, programs, reports,

Box 53
Mass. District: finances, Boston area clubs,

Box 53
People's Daily World: poster, "A Conversation with Vladimir Posner,"

Box 53
People's Weekly World: Poster, "Justice for Rodney King,"

Box 53
Seventy-fifth anniversary: calendar,

Box 53
Youth Communist League, Dynamic,
Apr 1988

Box 53
Jobs with Peace: poster, "Stop the Arms Race! Join Us at the Jamaica Plain Speak-Out,"

Box 53
Peace Fleece: brochure,

Box 53
U.S. Council for International Friendship: newsletter and poster,
1982, n.d.

Box 53
U.S. Peace Council: conference brochures,(3)

Box 53
Wonder Woman Foundation: brochures,

Box 53
Young Liberation League: Young Worker,

Box 53

Appalachia: "Pride in Appalachia: Music Crisp and Tart at Pipestem Festival,"

Box 53: folder 5
Berkman, Edith: letter and newspaper clipping regarding Berkman's hospitalization and Burlak's demands that Berkman be released,

Box 53
Black liberation: advertisement, "An Attack on One is an Attack on All,"
1 May 1970

Box 53
Bonner-Lyons, Pat: posters, "Bonner-Lyons for School Committee,"

Box 53
Civil Liberties: "James Roosevelt: Abolish the Un-American Committee,"

Box 53
Communism (International)

"Internationalism and the Soviet Union," Discussion Bulletin no. 5,

Box 53
"A Letter to the Communist Party, People's Republic of China," by Gus Hall,

Box 53
Du Bois, W.E.B.: "W.E.B. Du Bois: the 'logic of life' leads to socialism," People's Weekly World,

Box 53
Education: brochure, Progressive Labor School of Boston,

Box 53


Box 53
Communist campaign articles,(4)

Box 53
Jesse Jackson campaign literature,(2)

Box 53
State elections/issues: poster, "Judith LeBlanc, Communist Party Candidate, State Senate,"

Box 53
Boston: poster, "Polly Halfkenny for City Council,"

Box 53
Hall, Gus: "The Last Comrade," Boston Globe Magazine,

Box 53
Harrison, William H.: announcement, "Blacks in Boston" conference,

Box 53
Hood, Frances and Otis: "Otis Hood, a Yankee the New Witchhunters Want to 'Get,'" The Worker,
9 May 1954

Box 53
Jamaica Plain: map,

Box 53
King, Mel: campaign poster and newspapers, "Mel King for Mayor,"(4)
1986, n.d.

Box 53

"Phony 'Labor' Party Exposed as CIA Front," Daily World Reprint,

Box 53
Southern Patriot,
Jan 1976

Box 53
"Cambridge and the Great Depression:" Dec 1976

Box 53
Local 509 Legislative Directory,

Box 53
Latin America and the Carribbean: poster, "Heurte gehört uns GRENADA und morgen die ganze Welt!"

Box 53
McCarran Act: poster, "The Nation, The World, is Fighting the McCarran Act,"

Box 53
Nuclear weapons: poster, "Danger-Nuclear War,"

Box 53

Poster, "Russians are coming,"

Box 53
Advertisement, "Peace…Please," Daily World,
7 June 1984

Box 53
Newsletter, International Workcamper,

Box 53
Sign, "Urgent Appeal for Peace,"

Box 53

"A Mind of Her Own: Americanism Wins," by Norma Nikrant, reprinted from Providence Evening Bulletin,
1 Mar 1957

Box 53
Poster, "Reward for Information Leading to the Apprehension of Jesus Christ,"

Box 53
Politics (National): campaign literature, District of Columbia statehood,

Box 53
Racism: article, "Racism-Monopoly's Hammer Against All Workers!" by Gus Hall,

Box 53
Red-baiting: "The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!"

Box 53
Smith Act

Poster, "Justices Douglas and Black Dissenting…"

Box 53
Poster, "Episcopalians Lead Amnesty Appeal for Communists,"

Box 53
Pamphlet, "What Will Wellman do Now?"

Box 53
Songs and poetry: union songs,

Box 53
Soviet Union: Soviet-U.S. relations: Advertisement, "Friendship Worked Then…It Can Work Now,"

Box 53

Poster, "The Strike" by Robert Koehler,

Box 53
Book-signing event program, Strike of '28,
8 Oct 1993

Box 53
Teixeira, Ed: poster, "Register to Vote for Ed Teixeira,"

Box 53
Unemployment: "Call for Action on Jobs and Unemployment,"

Box 53
Union: ILUW Local 6 Bulletin,
Mar 1983

Box 53
Union women: poster, "A Boston Premiere: Union Maids,"

Box 53
Vietnam War

Poster, "An Open Letter to President John F. Kennedy against U.S. military intervention in South Vietnam,

Box 53
Brochure, People's Coalition for Peace and Justice,

Box 53
Poster, "Why Demonstrate in May?"

Box 53
Poster, "All For Vietnam!"

Box 53
World War II: The Ack-count,
9 May 1945

Box 53
Youth: brochure, "11th World Festival of Youth and Students,

Box 53
Photographs: ABT and others,
1932, n.d.

Box 53: folder 6
Scrapbooks: railway maps of Scotland, England, Wales,

Box 53: folder 7
International Peace Walk: Brochures,(2)

Flat File
Union women: "Time and Motion" exhibit poster,

Flat File
Original and print masters for audiovisual materials

Box 54-55

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Appendix: Titles of Communist Publications in box 15
  • The American Way to Jobs, Peace, Equal Rights and Democracy: Program of the Communist Party, 1954
  • Anti-Immigrant Racism and the Fight for Unity, by Evelina Alarcon, 1995
  • The Big Stakes of Détente, by Gus Hall, 1974
  • Bush's 'Rival' Ross Perot-Another Wrong from the New Right, by Tim Wheeler, circa 1992
  • Carter Still off the Track, by Gus Hall, circa 1978
  • Capitalism on the Skids to Oblivion: The People's Struggle for a New Beginning, by Gus Hall, 1972
  • Class Struggle Heats Up, by Gus Hall, 1994
  • Coal Miners and Steel Workers: United Struggle Can Win! by Gus Hall, 1978
  • The Communist Party & How It Works: A Handbook on its Organization & Functioning, 1976
  • The Communist Party in a New Stage, by Gus Hall, 1993
  • A Communist Speaks at a Teach-in on Vietnam, by Dorothy Healey, 1966
  • A Communist Talks to Students, by Dorothy Healey, 1963
  • Communists Are Working-Class Activists, by Arnold Becchetti, 1984
  • The Communists Take a New Look, by Eugene Dennis, 1956
  • Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States of America, 1983
  • Constitution of the Communist Political Association, n.d.
  • Crime, Violence & Capitalism, by Gus Hall, 1994
  • Dear Friend: Join our Party--The Party of Struggle, by Art Shields, 1977
  • Dialog, 1990-91
  • Discussion from the National Committee/National Council Meeting, 1990
  • The Eleventh Hour-Defeat the New Fascist Threat! by Gus Hall, 1964
  • Equality & Empowerment: Part I, 1990
  • Equality & Empowerment: Part II, 1990
  • Fightback II: Forces of Political Independence Key to Advances in '85-'86, 1984
  • Fighting the Boss-Putting Righteous Anger to Work, by Roberta Wood, n.d.
  • For a Party of Action: New Conditions, New Tasks of the Party in the '70s, by Daniel Rubin, 1972
  • For Peace, Jobs, Equality, by Gus Hall, 1983
  • Gus Hall Speaks on Youth Rights, 1976
  • The Hammer, 1995
  • If This Be Treason, by Richard O. Boyer, 1948
  • HenryWinston Discusses Cuba Today, 1979
  • How Socialism Will Come to the United States: The Viewpoint of the Communist Party, 1971
  • How to be a Good Communist, by Liu-Shao-Chi, 1952
  • An Invitation to Afro-Americans from the Communist Party, n.d.
  • Is Communism Un-American? 9 Questions about the Communist Party Answered, by Eugene Dennis, 1947
  • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: The Anti-Communist Hysteria Then and Now, 1988
  • A Lame Duck in Turbulent Waters: The Next 4 Years of Nixon, by Gus Hall, 1972
  • A Look Ahead-The Communist View, by Gus Hall, 1996
  • Make This Election Count! The Aims of Communists in '72, by Gus Hall, 1972
  • The McCarthy Conspiracy against the People, circa 1954
  • The Most Basic Fact of Life: The Class Struggle, by Gus Hall, n.d.
  • Must We Be Ruled by the Almighty Dollar? n.d.
  • The New Danger: Reaganism's Alliance with Ultra-Right and Fascist Forces, by Gus Hall, 1984
  • A New Mass Communist Party for a New Stage in the Class Struggle, by Gus Hall, 1994
  • New Program of the Communist Party USA: The People versus Corporate Power, 1982
  • New Program of the Communist Party USA: The People versus Corporate Power, 1984
  • New Thrust in Labor, by George Meyers and Sam Webb, circa 1992
  • New World Balance of Forces, by Gus Hall, 1992
  • No One Should Go Hungry, by Roscoe Proctor, 1981
  • Not America's War! Not Worth an American Life! by Phil Frankfeld, 1939
  • Not in America! Contract with America, by Gus Hall, 1996
  • NUCOR and Mini Steel: The New Capitalist Barbarians by Scott Marshall and Paul Kaczocha, 1993
  • Our Country in Crisis-The People Must Act! by Gus Hall, 1970
  • Our Nation's Crisis and How to Solve It, 1972
  • Our Unique Role, by Gus Hall, 1987
  • Out of Indo-China! Freedom for Angela Davis! Our Goals for 1971 and How to Win Them, by Gus Hall, 1971
  • Over 101 Profund Ideas for Fundraising, n.d.
  • The Party in a New Framework, by Gus Hall, 1986
  • The Path to Peace, Progress and Prosperity: Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the Communist Political Association, 1944
  • The People Against the Trusts, by Eugene Dennis, 1948
  • Peopleand Nature before Profits, 1994
  • People before Profits! A People's Economic Program, 1993
  • The People vs. Monopoly: Program of the Communist Party, USA, 1980 draft
  • People's Action Now Can End the Arm's Race, by Gus Hall, circa 1977
  • The People's Daily World, by Gus Hall, 1986
  • The Pervasive Menace of Institutionalized Racism, by Tony Monteiro and Thomas Dennis, 1992
  • The Politics of People's Action: The Communist Party in the '72 Elections, by Henry Winston, 1972
  • The Professional Informer, by Hyman Lumer, 1955
  • A Program for All of Boston's People from the Communist Party, n.d.
  • The Programme of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1986
  • Progress and Democracy: A Program for Rhode Island, 1938
  • Racism and the Youth Crisis, by David Mirtz, 1993
  • The Revolutionary Process and the New World Balance of Forces, by Gus Hall, circa 1992
  • The Right to a Job, n.d.
  • Socialism and Capitalism in a Changing World, by Gus Hall, 1990
  • Socialism: Made in USA, 1990
  • Socialism: The Road to Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom, by William Z. Foster, 1941
  • Some Things You May Want to Know about the Communist Political Association, by David Goldway, 1944
  • Struggle against the Economic Crisis-Turn the Party Outward, by Gus Hall, 1992
  • There is Still Time…To Save our Country and The World From "The Day After," by Gus Hall, circa 1983
  • To Be A Communist: Party Standards, 1985
  • The Trade Unions and the War, by William Z. Foster, 1942
  • Unity! The Only Way, by Gus Hall, 1987 (2 copies)
  • The Urban Crisis: Los Angeles Rebels, by Evelina Alarcon, circa 1992
  • What the Reds Say Today, by Gus Hall, 1981
  • What's Ahead for Textile Workers, by Emanuel Blum and Joseph C. Figueiredo, 1948
  • Which Way U.S.A. 1964? The Communist View, by Gus Hall
  • Who are the Communists and What Do They Stand For? by F. Brown, 1936
  • Why Communism? by M.J. Olgin, 1934
  • Why You Should Join the Communist Party, USA, by Gus Hall, 1983
  • Will there Ever Be Socialism in the U.S.A.? by James E. Jackson, n.d.
  • Working Class: United and Fighting, by Gus Hall and Sam Webb, 1994
  • Would You Believe…U.S. Workers Running the Economy? by Gus Hall, 1980
  • Yes There is a Way out of the Economic Mess We're In! by Gus Hall, 1993
  • Yes We Can! by Sid Taylor, 1981

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