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Communism, Socialism, and Left-Wing Politics Collection, 1891-1998
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 452

Abstract:
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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

Restrictions on 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.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Pamphlet cover, 1970

Pamphlet cover, 1970

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.

This collection is organized into two series:


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.

Restrictions on 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.

Preferred Citation

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

Communism, Socialism, and Left-Wing Politics Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA

History of the Collection

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

Accruals:

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

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008 by Susan Boone.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
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.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Bloor, Ella Reeve,
1935-79

Box 1: folder 1
Champney, Adeline,
1903-04, n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley,
1940-64, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Ibárruri, Dolores (Pasionaria),
1938, 1941

Box 1: folder 4
Kahan, Zelda,
circa 1908

Box 1: folder 5
Luxembourg, Rosa,
1937, 1971-74, n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Millard, Betty,
1948-98

Box 1: folder 7
O'Hare, Kate Richards,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Strong, Anna Louise,
1941, 1970, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Zetkin, Clara: pamphlets,
1934, n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
SERIES II. PRINTED MATERIALS



Clippings and articles


Box 1
Miscellaneous,
1950-79, n.d.

Box 1: folder 11
Daily Worker,
1946, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Pamphlets


Box 1
Fabian Women's Group,
1910-68

Box 1: folder 13
"Since the Buford Sailed" (Palmer Raids),
1920

Box 1: folder 14
Miscellaneous,
1891-1971, n.d.

Box 2: folder 1-5

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951
  • Communist Party of the United States of America--History--Sources
  • Communist Party of the United States of America--History--Sources
  • Communists--Biography--Sources
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • Ibárruri, Dolores, 1895-
  • Luxemburg, Rosa, 1871-1919
  • Millard, Betty
  • O'Hare, Kate Richards, 1877-1948
  • Socialism--History--Sources
  • Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities--History--Sources
  • Women and communism--History--Sources
  • Women communists--Biography--Sources


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