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Oak, Liston M., 1895-1970 Title: Liston M. Oak Papers, 1910-1970
Quantity: 1.4 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 171
Abstract: Papers of Liston Oak, a journalist and liberal political activist who, in the 1920's, became active in the Communist Party, but repudiated communism in the late 1930's. Oak edited or wrote for many publications including Soviet Russia Today (1932-1934), and Fight (1935-1936). After rejecting communism he edited the magazines Antiques (1938-1943) and The New Leader (1943-1948), and served as labor and economics editor of the Voice of America (1948-1965). The bulk of the papers date from the late 1940's to the early 1960's and largely document Oak's work at The New Leader and the Voice of America. Included is correspondence, much of which reveals Oak's opinions and political philosophy; speeches and articles by Oak; research materials on leftist and labor movements; Voice of America materials, including scripts for Oak's radio broadcasts; and personal information. Among the prominent correspondents are Socialist leader Norman Thomas, labor leader George Meany, ex-communist and informer Whittaker Chambers, Polish leader Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, and leftist writer Max Eastman. Also included are minutes of a 1937 meeting of the Theater Union, a leftist theater group which Oak managed briefly.
Oakes, John B. (John Bertram), 1913-2001 Title: John B. Oakes Papers, 1932-1969
Quantity: 6 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus additions of 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Call Number: Micro 96; Micro 728; MCHC67-093
Abstract: Papers of John B. Oakes (1913-2001), an editor of the editorial page of the New York Times. Arranged as general, reader, and personal correspondence and subject files, the collection includes correspondence and information on many prominent political figures. Subject files include articles; book reviews; speeches; correspondence with various Times journalists such as Max Frankel, James Reston, and Harrison Salisbury; and memorandum reports by Oakes based on his contacts with political leaders.
Oakley, Horace Sweeney, 1861-1929 Title: Horace S. Oakley Papers, 1874-1938
Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)
Call Number: Mss 417
Abstract: Papers of Horace S. Oakley, an eminent Chicago lawyer, authority on municipal bonds, classical scholar, and patron of the arts. The collection documents his private life but scarcely touches on his professional work in law. Included are the personal correspondence of both Horace S. Oakley and his half-sister Mary O. Hawley, a subject file on the activities and interests of Oakley's life, a collection of printed material by or about Oakley, and a scrapbook from his student years (1881-1883) at the University of Michigan. The papers collected by Mary O. Hawley, as she continued to maintain contact with her brother's friends and associates, also form a significant part of the collection. The materials document Oakley's lifelong philanthropic interests including his relief work in Macedonia following World War I, his dedication to the arts in Chicago through involvement with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Newberry Library, his interest in archaeology, and his retirement to Florence, Italy.

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