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Ella Reeve Bloor Papers, 1890-1979 (Bulk: 1910-1940)
13 boxes (5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 19

Abstract:
Labor organizer, radical, Socialist, and Communist. Papers illuminate Bloor's experiences as labor organizer, her work for the Socialist and Communist parties, her support for the Daily Worker, women's rights, and other causes. Materials include pamphlets, speeches, writings, photographs, and clippings. Correspondents include Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Bill Haywood, and other notable radicals.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is 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The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works of Ella Reeve Bloor. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
"Mother Bloor [Ella Reeve Bloor] speaking at a picnic in Akron, Ohio, 1942"

"Mother Bloor [Ella Reeve Bloor] speaking
at a picnic in Akron, Ohio, 1942"

Ella Reeve Bloor, popularly known as "Mother Bloor," was noted for her energetic organizing work on behalf of labor, communism, socialism, and radical causes from the 1910s to the 1930s. "Mother Bloor" was born in 1862 on Staten Island, New York. She married Lucien Ware in 1881 and gave birth to six children between 1882 and 1892. In 1895, Bloor published Three Little Lovers of Nature. The following year, she divorced Ware and in 1897, she married Louis Cohen. In the brief span of her second marriage, Bloor had two sons and published Talk about Authors and Their Works for young adults. Bloor was an activist in the suffrage movement during the 1880s and 1890s. In 1901, she joined the Socialist Party and approximately a year later she divorced Cohen. Partnered with Richard Bloor in 1906 to investigate Chicago's meat packing industry, Bloor took her colleague's name despite the fact that they were never married. Throughout the 1910s-30s, Bloor was an advocate for political prisoners and conscientious objectors as well as an organizer of mining, textile, and farming strikes. She ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the socialist ticket in 1918 and participated in the formation of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. in 1919. Two years later, she served as a union delegate to the Second International. Upon her return from the Soviet Union, Bloor hitchhiked throughout the United States while writing articles for the Daily Worker. In 1930, she married Andrew Omholt, her third husband. Seven years later, Bloor returned to the Soviet Union for the twentieth anniversary celebration of the October Revolution. When Bloor returned to the United States she retired to April Farm, Pennsylvania in 1937. Three years later, she published her autobiography, We Are Many. In her early eighties, Bloor undertook a campaign against fascism between 1942 and 1945. In 1951, Bloor died at the age of 89.

For more information, please refer to the biographical essay by Thomas and Richard Edwards in Notable American Women: The Modern Period.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ella Reeve Bloor Papers consist of 5.5 linear feet of personal and professional correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, memorabilia, and printed ephemera. The documents span the years 1896 to 1979 and are particularly strong from the late 1910s through the early 1940s. This collection documents most major events of her life except those of her very early career and the investigation of the Chicago meat-packing industry for Upton Sinclair.

There is material throughout the collection related to both her family and many notable colleagues such as Earl Browder, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, William Bross Lloyd, William Foster, Lem Harris, Bill Haywood, Paul Robeson and many others.


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

The collection is 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 unpublished works of Ella Reeve Bloor. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

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

Ella Reeve Bloor Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

The previous owner of the collection prepared a microfilm edition of biographical clippings and correspondence that replicates approximately two-thirds of the collection. It is available through interlibrary loan and is accessible through an index of events and proper names.

History of the Collection

The bulk of the Ella Reeve Bloor Papers were purchased by the Sophia Smith Collection in 1981 from Thomas and Richard Edwards, who had purchased them from the Carl Reeve family. Additional items not included in the original purchase were donated by the Edwards brothers or by Ann Reeve.

Processing Information

Processed by Jack Slowriver, 2001.


Additional Information
Contact Information
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Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Fax: (413) 585-2886

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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Series Descriptions
(1918-1969)
1 linear ft.

This series is comprised of material relating to Ella Reeve Bloor and some of her family members. It includes invitations, published programs, brochures, writings about Bloor, the scrapbook from her 80th birthday tour in 1842, letters of condolence, and tributes from 1936 to 1962. Of the clippings, those from the 1930s are especially interesting because they document her midwestern organizing activities and her arrest in 1935. Other significant items include a short diary entry, handbills, advertisements, the warrant for her arrest in 1920, itineraries from the 1920s to 1942, and her FBI file.

The biographical material regarding various family members includes Andrew Omholt's obituaries, Carl Reeve's birth certificate, and a written report by his daughter, Carla. There is also printed material about Bloor's son, Hamilton Disbrow Ware, her daughter, Helen Ware, and Helen's daughter, Herta Geer. There are two folders of material related to Harold Ware with some reports and articles from his files.

(circa 1890s-1979)
2 linear ft.

Arrangement:

This series is organized in two sections, Family and Friends and associates.

Scope and content:

Both sections contain outgoing correspondence from Bloor and incoming correspondence from family, friends and associates, and between family members. The letters to her family were written during her extensive travels. In these letters she describes the people she encountered and the events in which she was involved. For example, there are detailed accounts of early organizing efforts on behalf of Michigan miners in 1928 and farmers in the Dakotas from 1930 to 1933. Also of interest are her letters describing her campaigns against the executions of Sacco and Vanzetti in 1927 and against fascism during the second World War. Other interesting accounts concern her trips to Russia in 1921-22 and 1937, her 1925 hitchhiking tour for the Daily Worker, and her arrest in Omaha in 1935. The activities of Carl Reeve and Harold Ware, also devoted communists, are documented in their letters.

While Bloor's correspondence between with her friends and associates is not particularly voluminous with any single individual, a wide variety of noted radicals are represented. Her correspondents include Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Earl Browder, William Bross Lloyd, William Foster, Lem Harris, Bill Haywood, Woody Guthrie, Scott Nearing, Kate Richards O'Hare, Anna Louise Strong, Norman Thomas, Anita Whitney, Emmet "Pat" Cush, and others.

(1899-1944)
.4 linear ft.

This series contains a small number of manuscript notes and speeches as well as a photocopy of Bloor's Talk about Authors and Their Works (1899). Of particular interest are the handbills and advertisements for Bloor's speaking engagements between 1916 and 1942.

(circa 1896-1951)
.4 linear ft.

This series is largely comprised of correspondence and printed material from a number of organizations directly related to or affiliated in some way with the labor, communist, and socialist movements in the United States. With the exception to the material pertaining to the Communist Party, the bulk of this material represents Bloor's involvement in organizations between 1918 and 1921.

(1919-1966)
.4 linear ft.

This series contains printed material, newspaper clippings, and correspondence Bloor collected on subjects such as the Soviet Union and the philosophy and practice of conscientious objection to war.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL



General



Biographical descriptions,
1932, 1934, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Diary entries,
1921-22, n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Expenses and receipts,
1918-19

Box 1: folder 3
Itineraries,
circa 1920s-30s, 1942, n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
List of names,
1917-19, n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Warrant for arrest,
1920

Box 1: folder 6
Memorabilia,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Birthday celebrations



General: correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, and printed material,
1937-48

Box 1: folder 8-13
80th birthday tour scrapbook,
1942


Invitations, publicity, and notes


Box 1: folder 14
Visual images


Box 1: folder 15
Cards and telegrams


Box 1: folder 16
Programs and tributes


Box 1: folder 17-17a
Publicity


Box 1: folder 18-18a
Newspaper clippings


Box 1: folder 19
Miscellaneous


Box 1: folder 20-20a
45th anniversary of labor activities: program,
1936

Box 1: folder 21
Writings about Bloor



Articles and newspaper clippings (includes obituaries),
1919, 1933-59, 1973, 1979, n.d.

Box 2: folder 1-4
Heroines, by Sasha Small and Mother Bloor, by Ann Barton,
1935

Box 2: folder 5
FBI Files,
1919-51

Box 2: folder 6-8
Memorial addresses and tributes,
1951

Box 2: folder 9
Letters of condolence (majority addressed to Elizabeth Gurley Flynn),
1951

Box 2: folder 10
100th anniversary of Bloor's birth: correspondence,
1962

Box 2: folder 11
Family



Omholt, Andrew: obituaries,
1969

Box 2: folder 12
Reeve, Carl and Carla: birth certificate and report,
n.d.

Box 2: folder 13
Ware, Hamilton Disbrow (Buzz): campaign material, obituaries, and article re: Jimmie Ware (son),
1939, 1945, 1968

Box 2: folder 14
Ware, Harold



Personal records of activities in the Soviet Union,
1925-27

Box 3: folder 1
Reports and articles,
1923-32

Box 3: folder 2
Ware, Helen and Herta Geer: printed material,
n.d.

Box 3: folder 3
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE



Related material:

Correspondence authored by such distinguished figures as Albert Einstein can also be found in SERIES IV. ORGANIZATIONS.

Family



Outgoing



Cohen, Louis,
1897

Box 3: folder 4
"My Darling,"
circa 1890s

Box 3: folder 5
Omholt, Andrew,
circa 1940s

Box 3: folder 6
Reeve, Ann,
1936-48

Box 3: folder 7
Reeve, Carl (and family)



1918, 1930-39

Box 3: folder 8-11
1940-50, n.d.

Box 4: folder 1-18
Reeve, Carla,
1940-45

Box 4: folder 19-24
Reeve, Carla and Susan (grandchildren),
1946-50, n.d.

Box 4: folder 25-29
Reeve, Charles (brother),
1942-47

Box 5: folder 1
Reeve, Richard (and family),
1909, 1917-50, n.d.

Box 5: folder 2-18
Schwartz, Andy and Herta (grandchildren),
1930s, n.d.

Box 6: folder 1
Ware, Hamilton Disbrow (Buzz),
1924-40, n.d.

Box 6: folder 2-4
Ware, Harold ,
1920-32, n.d.

Box 6: folder 5
Note:
Ware, Helen,
1911-43, n.d.

Box 6: folder 6-10
Ware, Jessica Abt (Harold Ware's widow),
1937

Box 6: folder 11
Ware, Lucien,
n.d.

Box 6: folder 12
Unidentified family,
1916-50, n.d.

Box 6: folder 13-17
Fragments,
n.d.

Box 6: folder 18
Incoming



Aunt Lydia to Carl Reeve,
1912

Box 6: folder 19
Cohen, Louis to Richard Reeve,
1918

Box 6: folder 20
Geer, Herta to Bloor,
1940s

Box 6: folder 21
Horowitz, Sid to Carl Reeve,
1943

Box 6: folder 22
Omholt, Andrew



to Bloor,
1933

Box 6: folder 23
to Richard Reeve and Helen Ware,
1933

Box 6: folder 24
from others (not family),
1957, 1964

Box 6: folder 25
Reeve, Ann to Bloor,
n.d.

Box 6: folder 26
Reeve, Carl



to Bloor,
1915-18, 1944

Box 6: folder 27
to Carla Reeve,
1942

Box 6: folder 28
to Patricia A. Reeve,
1976-79

Box 6: folder 29
Reeve, Carla and Susan to Ann Reeve,
1946-49

Box 7: folder 1
Reeve, Carla



to Bloor,
1947

Box 7: folder 2
from others (not family),
1941, 1944

Box 7: folder 3
Reeve, Celia to Ann Reeve,
1936

Box 7: folder 4
Reeve, Hamilton Disbrow (brother) to Bloor,
1918

Box 7: folder 5
Reeve, Hattie (sister) to Bloor and Helen Ware,
1911, 1918, n.d.

Box 7: folder 6
Reeve, Janice to Bloor,
1943

Box 7: folder 7
Reeve(?), Lucy to Madelen and R.C. Reeve,
1951

Box 7: folder 8
Reeve, Richard



to Bloor,
1917-45, n.d.

Box 7: folder 9
to Carl Reeve,
1946

Box 7: folder 10
to Celia Reeve,
1930s

Box 7: folder 11
to Helen Ware,
1909, 1936

Box 7: folder 12
from others (not family),
1926, 1929-30, 1943

Box 7: folder 13
Ware, Edith to Bloor,
1919

Box 7: folder 14
Ware, Hamilton Disbrow



to Bloor,
1919, 1928-43

Box 7: folder 15
to Richard Reeve,
1951

Box 7: folder 16
Ware, Harold



to Bloor,
1915-18

Box 7: folder 17
to Helen Ware,
1909-11

Box 7: folder 18
to Lucien Ware,
1909

Box 7: folder 19
from others (not family),
1932-33

Box 7: folder 20
Unidentified,
1923, 1933

Box 7: folder 21
Ware, Helen



to Bloor, s, n.d.
1914-30

Box 7: folder 22
to Richard Reeve,
1940-52, n.d.

Box 7: folder 23
Ware, Judy to Anne Reeve,
1936

Box 7: folder 24
Friends and associates



Outgoing



Allen, James,
1930

Box 7: folder 25
Anstrom, Otto,
1933

Box 7: folder 26
Barnes, J. Mahlon,
1919

Box 7: folder 27
Bain, Frank and Mildred,
1946, n.d.

Box 7: folder 27a
Blain, Fritz,
1942

Box 7: folder 28
"Brothers and sisters,"
1930

Box 7: folder 29
Burlak, Anne,
1942

Box 7: folder 30
Caplan, Richard,
1920s

Box 7: folder 31
Chamberlin, Lowell,
1935

Box 7: folder 32
Cohen, Victor,
1914

Box 7: folder 33
"Dearest children" (not family),
1949

Box 7: folder 34
Donshin, Sam,
n.d.

Box 7: folder 35
Harris, Lem and Kay,
1933-34, 1943-48, n.d.

Box 7: folder 36-38
Herbst, Josephine,
1937

Box 7: folder 39
Whitney, Anita,
1937, 1942, n.d.

Box 7: folder 40
Unidentified,
1922, 1942, n.d.

Box 7: folder 41
Incoming



Amter, Israel,
1919

Box 7: folder 42
Baer, Elizabeth,
n.d.

Box 7: folder 43
Bain, Frank and Mildred (Walt Whitman group in Toronto),
1918-19, 1946

Box 7: folder 44
Balcome, Joseph and Roz,
1949

Box 7: folder 45
Ballard, Edith A.,
1937

Box 7: folder 46
Berkwitz, D.,
1919

Box 7: folder 47
Bortells, Sophia R.,
1919

Box 7: folder 48
Bronson, Oliver Hart,
1930

Box 7: folder 49
Browder, Earl,
1920

Box 7: folder 50
Brown, Harvey Dee,
1917

Box 7: folder 51
Brown, T.J.,
1919

Box 7: folder 52
Bush, William L.,
1918

Box 7: folder 53
Byrnes, Elinor,
n.d.

Box 7: folder 54
Cadwallader, T. Algernon,
1918

Box 7: folder 55
Caplan, Leo,
1918-19

Box 7: folder 56
Cowl, Margaret,
1918

Box 7: folder 57
Cowans, Margaret,
1918

Box 7: folder 58
Cush, Emmett Pat,
1944

Box 7: folder 59
Dana, Harry,
1942

Box 7: folder 60
Davis, Martha,
1944

Box 7: folder 61
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley (includes letter from Alice Park),
1919, 1944-45, n.d.

Box 8: folder 1
Ford, James W.,
1944

Box 8: folder 2
Freeman, Helen,
circa 1917-18

Box 8: folder 3
Goebel, Margaret,
circa 1910-12

Box 8: folder 4
Greenhalph, Kate,
1919

Box 8: folder 5
Guthrie, Woody,
1947

Box 8: folder 6
Harris, Kay and Lem (includes letter to Ann Reeve),
1935, 1944

Box 8: folder 7
Held, Amie,
1918

Box 8: folder 8
Hilbert, Clara (includes correspondence to Richard Reeve and her daughter),
1917-31

Box 8: folder 9
Hillquit, Morris,
1917

Box 8: folder 10
Hoefler, M.F.,
1918

Box 8: folder 11
Holmes, John Haynes,
1927

Box 8: folder 12
Hunt, Alice Riggs,
1918

Box 8: folder 13
Irwin, Edith,
1929-30

Box 8: folder 14
Johnstone, E.,
1946

Box 8: folder 15
Jordon, Franklin,
1912

Box 8: folder 16
Kolchy, Mildred,
1918

Box 8: folder 17
Krumbien, Margaret,
1947

Box 8: folder 18
Kuyma, Joe,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 19
Levine, Hyman,
1919

Box 8: folder 20
Lewis, Lena Morrow,
1912

Box 8: folder 21
Lloyd, William Bross and L.M. Lloyd,
1914, 1918-19

Box 8: folder 22
Lochner, Louis,
1919

Box 8: folder 23
Note:
Lunde, Theodore,
1919

Box 8: folder 24
McDonough, Frank,
1945

Box 8: folder 25
Marblestone, Eli,
1931

Box 8: folder 26
Marians, Grace,
1919

Box 8: folder 27
Massey, Helen,
1919

Box 8: folder 28
Mewmaw, A.E.,
1919

Box 8: folder 29
Millington, E.J.,
1919

Box 8: folder 30
Morse, Frank,
1930s

Box 8: folder 31
Myers, Bettie,
1949

Box 8: folder 32
O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd,
1946

Box 8: folder 33
O'Hare, Kate Richards to F. O'Hare (copies sent to Bloor),
1919

Box 8: folder 34
Patuande, E.,
1914

Box 8: folder 35
Peake,
May, 1918

Box 8: folder 36
Popper, Lilly,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 37
Reefer, Z.,
1919

Box 8: folder 38
Relis, H.,
1918

Box 8: folder 39
Roewer, George E.,
1919

Box 8: folder 40
Rothman, Frank H.,
1918

Box 8: folder 41
Sager, J. H.,
1918

Box 8: folder 42
Saunders, Henry S. (Whitman group in Toronto),
1917

Box 8: folder 43
Sejsworth, Charles F. (Whitman group in Toronto),
1917

Box 8: folder 44
Shapovalov, Mary,
1920s

Box 8: folder 45
Sharp, Kate,
1918

Box 8: folder 46
Sharts, Joseph W.,
1918, 1938

Box 8: folder 47
Shore, Viola Brothers,
1950

Box 8: folder 48
Smith, Leita F.,
1918

Box 8: folder 49
Strickland, Fred,
1911

Box 8: folder 50
Thomas, Evan,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 51
Traubel, Horace (Whitman group in Toronto),
1918

Box 8: folder 52
Upton, Harriet Taylor,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 53
Van Eaton, Kate,
1918

Box 8: folder 54
Vogt, Frederick J.,
1918

Box 8: folder 55
Wanamaker, Lillian,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 56
Whitehead, Marjorie,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 57
Whitney, Anita,
1929-30s, 1944, 1950

Box 8: folder 58
Wilga, Fedor (associated with "Technical Aid to Soviet Union" and was in America to learn methods of tractor farming),
1917-19, 1923-37, 1944

Box 8: folder 59
Wilson, Oliver,
1918

Box 8: folder 60
Winter, Charles and Alice,
1941

Box 8: folder 61
Greeting cards,
1930s-40s, n.d.

Box 8: folder 62
Unidentified from Ernest,
1918, 1919

Box 8: folder 63
Unidentified from Laura,
1917-19

Box 8: folder 64
Unidentified,
1950

Box 8: folder 65
SERIES III. SPEECHES AND WRITINGS

[see also on Books on Shelf]




Handbills and advertisements for speaking engagements,
1916-42, n.d.

Box 9: folder 1-1a
Writings, speeches and notes,
1913-44, n.d.

Box 9: folder 2
Talk about Authors and Their Works (photocopy),
1899

Box 9
We Are Many (autobiography),
1940

Box 9
Book jacket, We Are Many (autobiography),
1940

Box 9: folder 3
SERIES IV. ORGANIZATIONS



Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America: correspondence,
1918-19

Box 10: folder 1
Bridgeport Central Labor Union: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 2
Canadian Labor Party: printed material,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 3
Church of the Messiah: booklets, printed material, and yearbook,
1918-19

Box 10: folder 4
Civic Club, New York: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 5
Communist Party of the U.S.A.



General: campaign program, correspondence, printed material, and publicity, 1930(?),
1936, 1949, 1969, n.d.

Box 10: folder 6
District #9: correspondence,
1930

Box 10: folder 7
Eastern Pennsylvania: correspondence and delegate card,
1944, n.d.

Box 10: folder 8
Political Association: correspondence,
1944

Box 10: folder 9
Political Bureau: correspondence,
1933

Box 10: folder 10
Daily Worker, editor: correspondence,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 11
Democratic County Committee: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 12
Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists: correspondence (Albert Einstein),
1947

Box 10: folder 13
Eugene V. Debs Club: correspondence,
1944

Box 10: folder 14
Fabian Club of Boston: meeting schedule, printed material, and publicity,
1918

Box 10: folder 15
Farmers National Relief Conference: manifesto,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 16
Farmers Union: bulletin,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 17
Ferdinand C. Smith Testimonial Dinner Committee: correspondence,
1944

Box 10: folder 18
Free Religious Association of America: printed material,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 19
Free Speech Committee of N.S.W.: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 20
General Relief Committee Textile Strikers: booklet,
1926

Box 10: folder 21
Greater New York Tenant League: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 22
Intercollegiate Socialist Society: correspondence,
1919

Box 10: folder 23
International Association of Machinists: correspondence,
1914, 1918

Box 10: folder 24
International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers: journal,
1918

Box 10: folder 25
International Forum Association: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 26
International Labor Defense: correspondence and printed material,
1944, n.d.

Box 10: folder 27
Kings County Communist Party: correspondence,
1944

Box 10: folder 28
Labor Defense Council: correspondence,
1918, 1923

Box 10: folder 29
League of Democratic Control: minutes,
1918

Box 10: folder 30
League of Radical Leaders: outline,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 31
Liberty Defense Union: printed material,
1918

Box 10: folder 32
Note:
Massachusetts Minimum Wage Commission: correspondence,
1917

Box 10: folder 33
Mother Bloor Group, Lenin Division, National Training School: correspondence,
1937

Box 10: folder 34
National Civil Liberties Bureau: correspondence and printed material,
1919

Box 10: folder 35
National Miners Relief Committee: letterhead,
circa 1927

Box 10: folder 36
National Party, Massachusetts headquarters: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 37
New York State Woman Suffrage Party: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 38
National Woman's Party: correspondence,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 39
Omaha Defense Committee: correspondence,
1919

Box 10: folder 40
Pan American Labor Conference: correspondence,
1919

Box 10: folder 41
Pennsylvania Farmers Protective Association: correspondence,
1932

Box 10: folder 42
The People, editor: correspondence,
circa 1896

Box 10: folder 43
People's Council for Democracy and Peace: printed material,
1919

Box 10: folder 44
People's Council of America: printed material,
1919, n.d.

Box 10: folder 45
Rand School of Social Science: correspondence and printed material,
1918

Box 10: folder 46
St. Louis Committee for the Maintenance of Constitutional Rights: printed material,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 47
Socialist National Campaign and Defense Committee: business card,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 48
Socialist Party



General: ballot, correspondence, printed material, receipt,
1918-19

Box 10: folder 49
Bronx County Organization: correspondence,
1919

Box 10: folder 50
Campaign and Organization Fund: correspondence and financial records,
1918

Box 10: folder 51
Department of Organization and Propaganda: correspondence,
1919

Box 10: folder 52
East Side Agitation Committee: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 53
Hamilton, Ohio: correspondence,
1919

Box 10: folder 54
Local Allegheny County: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 55
New York County: correspondence,
1917-18

Box 10: folder 56
New York State Committee: candidate list and correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 57
Yonkers Local: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 58
United Cloth, Hat and Cap Makers Union and Millinery and Ladies Straw Hat Workers Union: ballot, letterhead, and publicity,
1913, 1918-19

Box 10: folder 59
United Farmers League: publicity,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 60
United Farmers Protective Association: printed material,
1933

Box 10: folder 61
Unity Magazine: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 62
Utica Lodge: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 63
Walt Whitman Fellowship: postcards and publicity,
1917, n.d.

Box 10: folder 64
Note:
Woman Suffrage Party of New York: questionnaire,
1918

Box 10: folder 65
Women's International League: printed material,
1921

Box 10: folder 66
Women's Non Partisan Committee: correspondence,
1918

Box 10: folder 67
Workers Cooperative Association: membership card,
n.d.

Box 10: folder 68
Workers Defense Union: letterhead, membership cards, and printed material,
1918-19

Box 10: folder 69
Young Communist League (to Carl Reeve): correspondence,
1951

Box 10: folder 70
SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES



Conscientious objectors: correspondence and printed material,
1917-19

Box 11: folder 1-1a
Osteopathy: printed material,
1918

Box 11: folder 2
Prohibition: printed material,
1918

Box 11: folder 3
Songs: songbooks and sheet music,
1949, n.d.

Box 11: folder 4
Soviet Union: booklet and Russian language newspapers,

[see also Oversize materials]

1919

Box 11
Whitney, Anita: printed material,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 5
Women: printed material,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 6
Miscellaneous and unidentified material,
1919, 1947, 1966, n.d.

Box 11: folder 7
SERIES VI. PHOTOGRAPHS
(1912-1947)
.8 linear ft.

Arrangement:

The photographs in this series are arranged in three sections, Ella Reeve Bloor, Family, and Friends and associates.

Scope and content:

Especially noteworthy are the photographs of Bloor speaking to crowds and in association with other radical leaders such as Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Paul Robeson.

Ella Reeve Bloor (originals)



Alone,
1917-1918 and 1941-49, n.d.

Box 12: folder 1
Speaking,
1925, 1939, 1942-43, n.d.

Box 12: folder 2
At April Farm (booklet),
n.d.

Box 12: folder 3
With identified others,
1940-42, n.d.

Box 12: folder 4
With unidentified others,
1926-27, 1934, 1945, n.d.

Box 12: folder 5
Family and friends (original)



Olhomlt, Andrew,
n.d.

Box 12: folder 6
Reeve family,
1940-44, n.d.

Box 12: folder 7
Ware family,
circa 1920s-50, n.d.

Box 12: folder 8
Friends, acquaintances, and others (includes Elizabeth Gurley Flynn),
1912-48, n.d.

Box 13: folder 1-2
Miscellaneous (includes slides),
1927-47, n.d.

Box 13: folder 3
Unidentified


Box 13: folder 4
Photocopies and printed pictures (not originals)



Alone, snapshots and portraits


Box 13: folder 5
Speaking


Box 13: folder 6
At April Farm (booklet)


Box 13: folder 7
With identified others


Box 13: folder 8
With unidentified others


Box 13: folder 9
Family


Box 13: folder 10
Friends, acquaintances, and others


Box 13: folder 11-12
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn


Box 13: folder 13
Miscellaneous


Box 13: folder 14
Unidentified


Box 13: folder 15
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



Soviet Union: booklet and Russian language newspapers
1919

Flat File
Portrait of Bloor by Stuyversant Van Veen
1946

Flat File
ON SHELF



Microfilm: biographical clippings and correspondence and card index (Media Center, M46)



Three Little Lovers of Nature by Ella Reeve Ware
1895



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Subjects
  • Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951
  • Browder, Earl, 1891-1973
  • Communism--Newspapers--United States--History--Sources
  • Communist Party of the United States of America--History--Sources
  • Communists--United States--History--Sources
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • Foster, William Z., 1881-1961
  • Harris, Lement, 1904-
  • Haywood, Big Bill, 1869-1928
  • Labor leaders--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Labor movement--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Lloyd, William Bross, 1908-
  • Nearing, Scott, 1883-
  • O'Hare, Kate Richards, 1877-1948
  • Omholt, Andrew, 1883-1969
  • Radicals--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Reeve, Carl, 1900-
  • Reeve, Richard, 1898-
  • Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)--History--Sources
  • Soviet Union--History--Sources
  • Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970
  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
  • Ware, Hamilton Disbrow, 1892-
  • Ware, Harold M., 1890-1935
  • Women and socialism--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women in labor movement--United States--History--20th century
  • Women--Suffrage--United States-History--Sources


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