Marxist-Leninist Party, USA Records, 1972-1995

Contents List

Container Title
Series: 1. Business Files, 1929-1964
Scope and Content Note: The bulk of the Business Files contain material from the period 1930-1960, related to Leon Kramer's work as a bookseller. This series contains booklists, correspondence, catalogues, and photographs of the Kramer family from the mid-1930s to the early 1960s. The correspondence largely concerns orders and purchases made by librarians at various American Universities, including Dartmouth College, Duke University, the University of California--Berkeley, the University of Chicago, the University of Florida, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Texas. Other correspondence includes letters Kramer sent to the American writer Waldo Frank, and the American critic and novelist Edmund Wilson.

The collection also contains catalogues produced by used and antiquarian booksellers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Soviet Union. Included also are a small amount of miscellaneous book trade ephemera dating from roughly 1920 to 1960.
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Folder   1
American and European Booksellers, Catalogues, 1929, 1958, 1959, undated
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Book Trade Ephemera, undated
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Booklists and Catalogues, undated
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Books Wanted Lists and Customer List, 1964, undated
Catalogues
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Economic Catalogues, No. 1-7, undated
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General Economics, No. 1-5, 1938-1940, undated
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General Economics, No. 6-10, 12, undated
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General Economics, No. 13-16, 18-20, undated
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Folder   9
General Economics, No. 22a-26, 28, undated
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Colby College, Correspondence, 1941-1942
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Correspondence, 1942-1944
Box   1
Folder   12
Correspondence, 1950-1964, undated
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Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1932, 1936-1937, 1939
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Dartmouth College, Correspondence, 1942
Duke University
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Correspondence, 1937-1939
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Correspondence, 1940
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Correspondence, 1941
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Correspondence, 1942
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Correspondence, 1943
Kramer Family
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Photographs, undated
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Folder   1
Photographs, undated
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Kramer, Jean, Correspondence, 1963-1964
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Miscellaneous, Tamiment Institute Library Bulletin, Memorial to Leon Kramer, 1962
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Folder   23
Russian Bookseller, Catalogues, undated
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Folder   24
University of California-Berkeley, Correspondence, 1942
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University of Chicago, Correspondence, 1937-1945
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University of Florida, Correspondence, 1942
Box   1
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University of Kentucky, Correspondence, 1942
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Folder   28
University of Texas, Correspondence, 1942
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Workers Alliance, Correspondence, William P. Smith, 1939
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Folder   30
Young Communist Movement, Catalogues and Booklists, No. 30-31, 33, 36, undated
Series: 2. Political Files, 1874-1960
Scope and Content Note: The Political Files chiefly contains material from 1870 to 1960. This series documents Kramer's political interests and contains miscellaneous political ephemera from the following political parties and organizations: the Communist Party of the United States of America, the Communist Youth International, the International Communist League, the International Socialist Party, the National Council for the Prevention of War, the Socialist Party of United States, the War Resister's League, and the Workers Party. The series also includes: certificates of affiliations, correspondences, educational materials, essays on strikes, Stalinism and Communist factionalisms, photographs of Norman Thomas and other Socialist Party leaders, political cartoons, postcards, reports, and resolutions.

The educational materials in this series is comprised of annual reports, newspaper clippings, reading material, syllabi, and teaching material from the Brookwood School, the Communist Party United States of America, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, the Jefferson School of Social Science, and the Workers School.
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Anonymous, "Defense of the USSR in the Present War," undated
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Anonymous, Taxation Essays, undated
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Folder   3
Blackwell, Russell Negrete, Correspondence, 1938
Brookwood School
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Annual Report, 1933-1934
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News Releases, Reports, Statements, 1933, 1935, undated
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Syllabi, Teaching Materials, 1929-1932
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Teaching Materials, 1925-1934, undated
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Carter, Joseph, "Stalinist Russia: A Bureaucratic Collectivist Society," undated
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China's Children Fund, 1947
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Communist Party, Photographs, undated
Communist Party United States of America
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"The Drive Towards War and Fascism,"undated
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Educational Materials, 1938-1950
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Letters and Reports, 1933-1960
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Communist Youth International, Reports and Statements, 1928, undated
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Field, B. J., et al, "Lessons of the New York Hotel Strike," undated
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Granges, Circulars, Washington D.C. and Iowa, 1874, undated
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Herworth, Frieda von, "The German Woman," 1938
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International Communist League, Resolution, undated
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
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Folder   26
Course Materials, 1936-1940, undated
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Study Outlines and Syllabi, 1935-1936
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International Socialist Party, Resolutions, undated
Jefferson School of Social Science
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Annual Reports, 1945-1947
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Syllabi, 1952, undated
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Lanzitt, Mortimer, "Employers Problems in Operating a Collective Bargaining Agreement," 1937
Liberal Party, United States
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Amendment, Program, Platform, 1944, 1946
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Resolution, Rules, 1944
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MacDonald, Dwight, "Shamefaced Defensism," undated
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Folder   35
National Council for Prevention of War, Publications, 1933-1934, undated
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Folder   36
Pell, Orlie, "Annotated List of Pamphlet Material for Workers' Classes," Labor Education Services, 1940
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Political Ephemera, undated
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Folder   38
Republican National Committee Research Division, Miscellaneous Reports, 1938
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Folder   39
Sedition Trial, Minneapolis, Miscellaneous Printed Materials, 1941
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Folder   40
Socialist Party, Songs, Lyrics, Miscellaneous, undated
Socialist Party, United States
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Certificate of Affiliation, Illinois, undated
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Folder   42
Flyer, 1945
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Miscellaneous Printed Materials, 1912-1919
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Miscellaneous Printed Materials, 1921-1923
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Photographs, Events, undated
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Folder   46
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, Intellectual Workers of America, 1938-1939, undated
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Folder   47
War Resisters League, Promotional Materials, undated
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Workers Alliance, Party Announcement, undated
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Folder   49
Workers Party, United States, Report and Statements, 1935
Workers School
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Reading Materials, Lenin, Vladimir, undated
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Reading Materials, Marxism-Leninism I, undated
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Reading Materials, Trade Union Strategy and Tactics, 1935, undated
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Folder   53
Student Notebook, undated
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Syllabi, 1936, undated
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Folder   55
"Thesis Adopted by Fifth Congress of Red International Labor Union," undated
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Folder   56
Workers Schools, Newspaper Clippings, 1924-1925
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Folder   57
Workers Unions, Miscellaneous, 1933-1934, 1942, undated