Gaylord Nelson Papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

 
Contents List
Container Title
Micro 596
Part 1 (Micro 596, Micro 816, Micro 993, Micro 1078, Micro 2015, Micro 2050, AC 588, CB 131): Original Collection, 1928-1993
Physical Description: 185 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 2 films 
Scope and Content Note

Included are administrative records such as constitutions, committee minutes; extensive files of internal publications; and correspondence with members and local branches. Other internal files document Pathfinder Press; the party's publication program; and schools, camps, and adult education classes. Additional files of press releases, campaign literature, and correspondence document the participation of SWP candidates such as Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson in national elections. Numerous files represent the legal cases in which the party was involved concerning civil rights, civil liberties, and academic freedom. Organizing work is reflected in correspondence and memoranda about the Black Panther Party, the Freedom Now Party, and the National Black Independent Political Party; files on the Alexander Defense Committee (South Africa), the American Committee for European Workers Relief, the Committee for Artistic and Intellectual Freedom in Iran, the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, and the United States Committee for Justice to Latin American Political Prisoners; and files on the National Maritime Union, the Teamsters, the United Automobile Workers, the United Electrical Workers, the United Steel Workers of America, and other unions. Information about the SWP's opposition to the involvement in the war in Vietnam is scattered throughout the collection.

Also included are documents pertaining to predecessors of the SWP such as the Communist League of America, the American Workers Party, and the first Workers Party; to the Communist Party and left wing groups formed in opposition to the SWP such as the Committee for a Revolutionary Socialist Party, the Sparticist League, Spark, the W.E.B. Du Bois Club, the Young Workers Liberation League, the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression, and the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party; and to right-wing opponents of the SWP such as Lyndon LaRouche, Jr., Gerald L.K. Smith, and the Legion of Justice. The Original Collection is entirely available on microfilm. After filming, the original records were destroyed.

Large portions of the collection such as the minutes and branch circulars, consist of material that was duplicated for distribution rather than the original documents from which these circulars were prepared. It is presumed that these original documents may have been retained by the Party.

The Socialist Workers Party collection was compiled at the Historical Society over a period of many years, with each accession separately loaned for microfilming and the originals subsequently returned to the party. One result is that the collection microfilm has separate call numbers for its several portions. Individual items were filmed in the order in which they were received so that they could be returned unaltered. As a consequence, the order on the film is sometimes haphazard. In addition, reels 32-34 of Micro 596 were filmed without frame numbers though reels 32-33 were framed with Segment (folder) identifiers rather than frame numbers. However, beginning with the Johnson-Forest Tendency material, neither type of number exists, and the documents appear in the order in which they are listed in the contents list. Researchers are urged to rely on the contents list for access.

The collection is arranged in 9 series: Administrative Records, Publication Records, Education Files, Election Files, Branch Correspondence, Activities and Organizing Records, Historical Files, Opponents Files, and Internal Discussions and Disputes Records.

Administrative Records

This series includes constitutions and minutes of the Political Committee meetings, sometimes called the “Club Executive,” as well as minutes from the National Convention and the National Committee meetings and plenums, together with minutes (for the 1980s only, however) of various leadership committees of the Political Committee. The documented leadership committees are the Political Bureau and the Secretariat, which appear to have functioned for the Political Committee, and the Organization Bureau, the Trade Union Bureau, and, after 1987, the Organization and Trade Union Bureau. The minutes vary greatly in detail, and lengthy documents and reports are often attached. There are also information sheets circulated to the National Committee, organizers, and the branches.

Also included with the Administrative Records are files on the Control Commission, a national committee established in 1940 at Cannon's suggestion in order to maintain party security, investigate violations of party discipline, and make recommendations for official action to the National Committee. While the overall purpose of the Control Commission is difficult to discern from the records here, several documents hint at its function. Of particular use is the History File which contains opinions from Lenin and various SWP members on the need for party discipline, outlines of the commission's history, and materials on overall jurisdiction and purpose.

The Control Commission files are subdivided into 1) commission history and 2) cases, with the cases being arranged alphabetically by name. It is unlikely that all discipline issues brought before the commission are represented here. Typical files include those of Elaine Carroll, who was charged with providing Minneapolis police with information about the SWP; Lydia Bennett (Beidel), who was accused of using the party to publicize factional activities when she held a social for members of the SWP and the Workers Party; and Al Duncan who was censured by the commission for striking a fellow party member.

Several cases are represented by correspondence and background documents as well as by the commission's reports and recommendations. Since the commission held jurisdiction over all branches, much of this correspondence involves the logistics of arranging meetings and notifying the individuals involved. Unfortunately, many files are spotty and incomplete and several, such as the Special Investigations file and the files concerning Paul Jensen and Debby Leonard, fail to include the commission's decisions. Moreover, a few contain information on issues and individuals that the commission did not officially investigate, including Sylvia Caldwell, a personal secretary of Cannon accused of spying for the pro-Stalin GPU by the Workers League; Willie Reid, an African-American fugitive who escaped from a Florida chain gang; and Leroy McRae, who was involved in Mobilization for Youth, a publicly funded program investigated for subversive activities in 1964 and 1965.

The circular letters are mimeographed items distributed by the National office to the local branches, to specific members or officers in the branches, or to specific branches. The letters deal with the operation of the party and were used to keep the rank and file informed on matters such as meetings, sale of bulletins; sales quotes, fund drives, and memberships. Often the circulars included issues that did not warrant inclusion in the bulletin.

Also filed here is a group of membership statistics compiled by the party. The reports included not only numbers of members, but also data on membership by branch, by fraction, and by occupation. Except for 1945, the detailed branch reports from which these statistics were drawn are not included in the collection.

Publication Records

This series contains material directly related to the Socialist Workers Party's attempts to establish an independent press. In particular, the files concern the background and history of Pioneer Publishers, the leftist publishing house founded by Max Shachtman in the 1930s; Merit Publishers, which specialized in English and Spanish texts before evolving into Pathfinder Press in the 1970s; and The Militant, the longtime voice of the party. Aside from material relating directly to the establishment and administration of the party press, the files include a number of documents concerned with projects such as the party's speakers bureau which are indirectly related to publications. Also included here is an alphabetically-arranged library of SWP publications.

The publication files are not the complete, organic records of any of the SWP's editorial and publishing operations, but instead a group of documents apparently selected by the party for preservation. Included are correspondence, many book lists and catalogues (some years only include photocopies of catalogue covers), promotional material, sample order forms, editorial and executive policy statements, and sales and distribution statistics. This section can be roughly divided into two distinct parts: first, administrative and background information, and second, records and documents concerning particular publications. The background and administrative records are further divided into two parts: general background and documents concerning the governance of the publication program. The background information includes a brief letter from Rose Karsner about the origins of Pioneer Publishers, extended correspondence concerning the establishment of Merit Publishers in the 1960s(?), and a short exchange of letters concerning Perspectiva Mundial, a magazine aimed at Spanish-speaking Trotskyists in the United States. Also here are the by-laws of the Militant and the International Socialist Review, together with a file (1961-1989) of the annual statements of ownership required by the U.S. Post Office.

The policy documentation relating to the publication program consists of minutes for the four governing committees of Pathfinder Press which made decisions on what should be published, set style standards, assessed the progress of specific publishing projects, and monitored book sales and program finances. These records primarily date from the 1970s when George Breitman and George Weismann were leaders in the publication program.

Following the files about background and administration, are documents arranged alphabetically by publication title. About the Militant there is extensive mimeographed correspondence concerning the ban placed on the newspaper by the Post Office during World War II and on the efforts to mitigate the effects of that ban. Similar documentation pertains to the Militant's operations in the immediate postwar years. There is little original correspondence here, although letters from Norman Thomas and Max Shachtman testify to their views on the attempted suppression of the Militant. Statistical reports and comparisons of various kinds document the paper's history from 1940 to 1990.

The history of Pathfinder Press is documented by a run of catalogues, (some items being represented only by photocopies of catalogue covers), samples of book lists and order forms, promotional material, and sales summaries. The documentation for Pioneer Publishers includes a run of mimeographed promotional correspondence and statistical sales reports, as well as a collection of catalogues that run from 1935 to 1965. More useful than either the quantitative sales information or the catalogues, however, is a run of narrative reports that cover the period from 1940 to 1968. At the end of the file is miscellaneous material including correspondence of George Novack and Connie Weissman that pertains to the English language publication of Ernest Mandel's Traite d'Economic Marxiste, several items relating to the SWP's Trotsky publishing project, and an extensive file of tour schedules and reports, mainly 1973-1974, regarding YSA and SWP public speaking tours, and most notably the SWP (or YSA?) Speakers Bureau which sponsored a host of leftist speakers, such as Andrew Pulley, Peter Camejo, and Olga Rodriguez.

At the conclusion of the series is a library of SWP publications arranged alphabetically by title. These titles have been included here rather than separating them to the SHSW Library, since most were intended only for internal distribution. Only a few titles require additional comment. The internal bulletins and discussion bulletins were intended to provide information to all levels of the party between the national conventions and distribution outside the party was specifically prohibited. Although several different titles are included “Internal Bulletin,” “Discussion Bulletin,” and “Internal Information Bulletin”), the distinction between titles is not always clear. The international information bulletins are similar in character, often consisting of translations of material from the bulletin of the International Secretariat of the Fourth International.

Educational Files

The Educational Records are arranged alphabetically by program. In general, these files document the party's attempts to establish a core of leaders well versed in Marxist and Trotskyist thought. The majority of the series relates to educational programs under the auspices of the SWP national office, although there is some documentation pertaining to educational programs operated by local branches. For example, an early course, “Selected Readings in Marxism,” is identified only as having been edited in Toronto by Maurice Spector in 1932. Also included in this series is an outline for a course taught by Albert Glotzer at a Marx-Lenin School in Chicago; announcements of courses, 1933-1934, offered by the Communist League of America; a 1935 administrative report of the International Workers School together with outlines of courses probably taught there by M. Abern and B.J. Field during the 1930s. The collection also includes the 1937-1938 bulletin of the Marxian Labor College in San Francisco and information and brochures pertaining to SWP retreats at the Mountain Spring Camp, the West Coast Vacation School, and the Midwestern Vacation School. The files on the Midwestern Vacation School and the Mountain Spring Camp contain information documenting the evolution of the SWP educational program. These files include correspondence between party members discussing the nature and purpose of the camps, as well as form letters distributed by the camp management, a few financial items, and advertising brochures.

Aside from documents that specifically address SWP educational programs and policy, the educational files also contain general publications issued by the National Education Department such as study guides, handbooks, publications, and other basic tracts on Marxist education. Not all the documents are clearly identified, and it is possible some of the study guides may actually have been issued by local branches. Among the earliest items are a description of the “basic training course,” circa 1942, publications such as The ALP and Its Prospects (1943), Housing (1938?), Proletarian Military Policy (1940), and a bulletin of the New York Women's Committee. Study guides from the 1940s include a history of Russian Bolshevism, the ABC of Marxism, and What is Trotskyism? Several files also contain mimeographed course outlines issued during the early 1970s; the majority of the study guides and bibliographies, however, are undated. The file on the Oberlin Socialist Activists and Educational conferences includes printed programs from 1974 to 1989. (Programs for these conferences were occasionally issued with National Convention programs, which as a result, are also filed here.) Documents specifically tied to the party's Marxist Labor School, however, are disappointingly limited.

The Summer School Files, which document the history of the National Education Department's summer school program and which primarily cover the period from 1964 to 1974, are divided into two sections: general correspondence issued by the national office and information about courses offered by individual branches. These files also include some interesting material on the evolution of the administration and function of the NED.

Material on the SWP Trotsky School, the national training school for party functionaries, comprises nearly half the series. Here one will find correspondence (mainly of the 1950s and 1960s) concerning the development and management of the school. Included is an important 1944 memo drafted by James Cannon which foresaw the Trotsky School as the crux of the SWP's educational program. The school administrative files also contain letters of acceptance and rejection sent to interested applicants, lists of students selected to attend the school, fairly complete monthly financial reports, and a list of graduates. The course materials include outlines and study guides about Marxism and Marxist tracts such as Capital. Although they are not so identified, the 1954 and 1955 instructional files are thought to have been prepared by SWP leader Joe Hansen. Similar teaching materials document the 1959-1960 and 1961-1962 schools and several folders document the Leadership School, a related educational program instituted during the 1980s.

Additional information on the SWP's educational program may be found in the papers of George Novack and Bob Chester, also in custody of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Election Files

This series documents the SWP's national election campaigns from 1948 to 1988. Coverage varies, with the elections of the 1950s only sparsely covered, and the elections of the 1970s being extensively represented. Information on party participation in local election campaigns has been incorporated with the branch records described below. Following the information on individual elections is material on the Election and Referenda Subcommittee of the Political Committee.

The election files generally consist of press releases, form letters distributed to local organizers, brochures and campaign literature, and--less often--national campaign committee correspondence, minutes, and reports. The most useful documentation for each campaign generally can be found in the files of press material because the contents (press releases, form correspondence, clippings, flyers, and occasional speeches) provide the most comprehensive chronological overview. Undated campaign literature, flyers, and buttons are filed separately. Except for this material and the form letters to local supporters, documentation about the development of national electoral policy is limited. Only a few campaigns are represented by National Campaign Committee minutes, and the majority of the correspondence files appear incomplete. Among the most useful correspondence are the letters from Fred Halstead and Barry Sheppard during their 1968 tour of Vietnam, Japan, and other overseas areas and the reports of Presidential candidate Linda Jenness.

Branch Correspondence

The branch office files are organized alphabetically by branch name and document type, with several of the most important branches also being divided by district. For each branch, minutes and reports are arranged first if they were maintained as a distinct and separate file by the SWP; they are followed by chronologically-arranged correspondence and publications. Holdings of branch minutes are generally incomplete, although some branches regularly submitted such documentation to the national office. The majority of the branch publications are discussion bulletins containing editorials by local SWP members, newspapers or fact sheets and general information on local and national activities. If they are numerous, branch newsletters are arranged by title. For less complete titles the publications are interfiled with the correspondence.

Most of the branch correspondence consists of exchanges between the locals and the national office. This correspondence covers a wide range of topics depending on the particular circumstances of the branch. These files also vary in completeness. Most extensively documented are Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Several branch files provide important documentation on party history during the 1940s. A common trait of the branch records is a gradual increase over time in the number of leaflets, flyers, minutes, reports, and local election campaign literature, and a decrease in regular correspondence. In some files, the material on the 1970s consists almost completely of nearprint publications.

Activities and Organizing Records

These files document the SWP's focused outreach and party building work. The files are grouped alphabetically by subject.

Anti-nuclear power work is a small file consisting primarily of circulars distributed to National Committee members and organizers, and later to anti-nuclear work directors. The file dates from 1977 to 1982.

The Anti-Vietnam War file is also small, documenting only a portion of the SWP's leadership in the opposition to the war in Vietnam. In fact, this file largely consists of folders that the party itself entitled a “policy file.” The file is only a small portion of the material that is available to researchers on this topic elsewhere in this collection as well as in separately-cataloged collections of Fred Halstead, the Young Socialist Alliance, and the Student Mobilization Committee--all of which were also donated to the Historical Society by the Socialist Workers Party. The miscellaneous antiwar materials filed here consist of SWP and YSA branch circulars that deal with opposition to the war in Vietnam. Many of the circulars originally filed here when the records were received from the SWP had already been filmed more appropriately as part of the minutes and circulars elsewhere in the collection. As a consequence, this file consists only of documents that could not be located elsewhere.

The Anti-Draft Registration work file is a small quantity of material which dates only from 1980 to 1985.

The Defense cases work deals primarily with court cases and legal matters with which the SWP was involved and some material on cases in which they were interested although not actively involved (i.e. the small files on Angela Davis and Kathy Boudin). The majority of the files date from the 1960s and 1970s. Generally, the files have been arranged alphabetically by keyword, with some larger files also subdivided by genre. The files may variously contain correspondence, form letters, publicity, legal documents, and clippings. Most of the correspondence consists of exchanges between the SWP national office (and the YSA national staff) and the committees formed to deal with the litigation. On the whole, the cases cover a wide range of political and social issues, particularly freedom of speech, academic freedom, and anti-SWP violence. Some of the high profile cases documented here include those of the Monroe, North Carolina, civil rights complainants; Morris Starsky and Wendell Phillips (academic freedom at Arizona State University and Fullerton Junior College); and Babak Zahrair, Ernest Mandel, and Hector Marroquin (all concerning the rights of aliens). Considerable material documents the free speech rights of students on various Florida campuses. In addition, there is documentation about various episodes of harassment experienced by SWP locals and the political assassination of Leo Bernard, an SWP member, as well as the organization of the Committee for Democratic Election Rights to ensure the rights of party members to campaign for elective office. Numerous folders concern the party's defense of the First Amendment rights of active duty GIs who opposed the war in Vietnam such as Howard Petrick, Joe Miles, Jim Stryffler, Walter Kos, and the Jackson Eight.

The Gay rights files are another artificial category assembled by the SWP national office to document the party's activities in a special area. This file, which primarily documents the years 1971-1979, is comprised of correspondence, reports, and clippings. The 1971 file is dominated by a probe of gay rights activities in various branches conducted by the national organization. Notable in the 1974 materials are documents relating to the actions of David Thorstad, who resigned from the party because of its failure to support the gay liberation movement.

The International Solidarity files contain articles, correspondence, and miscellaneous documents on the party's involvement in, support for, and awareness of political movements around the globe. The files are ordered alphabetically by country, and they generally date from the 1960s and 1970s, although some files on the plight of European party members and refugees date from the immediate post-World War II years. It is likely this small file represents only a portion of the party's involvement in international issues. It is difficult from these records to determine the party's role in some organizations [such as the Committee for Artistic and Intellectual Freedom in Iran (CAIFI)]. On the whole, the files suggest that the party considered that intellectual freedom was essential to the working class and the continuation of the international socialist revolution. The files suggest that the SWP focused much of its international attention on poor countries such as South Africa where social inequality was prevalent and the government suppressed leftist political dissent. For example, the party attacked the Mexican government's crackdown on communists in the late 1960s, and it supported groups such as the CAIFI that protested against the Shah's treatment of Iranian radicals and intellectuals in the 1970s. Moreover, the party remained concerned about freedom of political expression and criticized limitations on student, intellectual, and worker protest in more powerful and self-sufficient nations such as France and Greece. The SWP paid particular attention to the plight of blacks and the detention of intellectuals in South Africa in the mid-1960s. Finally, while the SWP focused on the internal politics of other nations, it also criticized the United States for aiding countries such as Angola and Israel that engaged in political oppression.

Particularly interesting are the World War II-era files on the American Committee for European Workers Relief, which was headed by Dr. Antoinette Konikow, and the American Funds for Political Prisoners and Refugees, both of which are represented by correspondence, financial reports, and publications. The small file on oppression in post-World War II Greece is primarily documented by a campaign to get support from many prominent American leftists for a letter opposing press censorship in Greece. There are only a few responses to this appeal in the file, most interesting being letters from Dwight Macdonald and Harry Fleischman of the Socialist Party. The papers on Iran consist of CAIFI press releases, newsletters, and form letters and a transcription of a Kate Millet press conference in 1974. Papers on South Africa are extensive, with the majority of this being devoted to the Alexander Defense Committee and to publicity tours by I.B. Tabata and others. With the International Solidarity materials are special files about the SWP's relations with two separate organizations also concerned with international issues: the Fair Play for Cuba Committee and the U.S. Committee for Justice to Latin American Political Prisoners.

The Fair Play for Cuba Committee file consists of organizational records collected by the SWP. Included are correspondence, handbills, chapter releases, publicity, reprints, and clippings. Newsletters both of the national organization and several local chapters are available through the SHSW Library. The most extensively documented local FPFC groups are those from California, Canada, Michigan, and New York City. The majority of the correspondence consists of exchanges between Tom Kerry and Farrell Dobbs and with local SWP members who were active in the committee. This correspondence contains a good deal of information about local activites and the SWP's desire to be involved in the Cuba issue. There is some correspondence with Berta Greene, apparently an SWP member, who was at one time the FPFC secretary, and with founder Robert Taber.

The USLA Justice Committee was formed in 1966 to aid the victims of political persecution and injustice in Latin America and to inform the American public about these repressive policies. This file, which may have been collected by Richard Garza, a member of the SWP who served on the USLA board, consists mainly of chronologically-arranged press material, form letters, and flyers. Best documented are the years 1972 to 1974. Mimeographed minutes of a few meetings and conferences are also included.

The Oppressed Nationalities files document the party's political work among African-Americans and, to a much lesser extent, among Latinos, Chicanos, and Puerto Ricans. Although the work among Blacks began early in the party's history, the records from this period are very incomplete and they primarily document activities during the 1960s and 1970s. The records are arranged in two sections: a chronological file pertaining to general organizational work among Blacks and an alphabetical subject file documenting work on particular topics or with individual organizations. Among the well represented organizations are the National Black Independent Political Party, the Freedom Now Party, and the Black Panther Party.

The general files consist of correspondence, reports, circulars, and occasional minutes. This documentation probably does not represent the full extent of SWP involvement in the Black struggle, although the material spans the period from 1942 to 1987. The early documentation includes the resolution on “negro work” adopted by the 1939 national convention, a 1956 letter to Martin Luther King enclosing a $75.00 contribution, correspondence pertaining to William Worthy and the Freedom Now Party, and 1967 minutes of the Black Fraction in New York. Beginning in the mid-1960s the file begins to be dominated by branch circulars and mimeographed reports from the national office to national committee members and later to the local individuals responsible for antiracist work. This type of documentation ends in 1979, although some correspondence continues through 1987.

On the whole, the general files reflect the SWP's uncertain attempts to address the rising black consciousness of the 1960s and 1970s and wed the black power movement, represented by such groups as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Freedom Now Party, the Negro American Labor Council, the African Liberation Support Committee, the Congress on Racial Equality, and the black muslims, with the labor struggle. Recognizing many shared interests with these groups, the SWP championed busing, school desegregaion, and freedom for oppressed minorities in South Africa and Angola throughout the 1970s. In 1975, the party advocated the first National Student Conference Against Racism in Boston and actively supported formation of the Student Coalition Against Racism the following year. In the 1980s a new generation of leaders, including Malik Miah, a member of the SWP Political Committee and National Office staffer, and Maceo Dixon, the SWP national Black work director, and Osborne Hart, the YSA national Black work director, continued to wrestle with the question of how the black movement could bolster the workers' struggle.

The alphabetical subject files within the oppressed minorities files include three undated lectures prepared by Robert Vernon on the evolution of the SWP position on Black nationalism. The documentation about the Black Panthers includes documentation similar to the general files. Particularly notable are the transcriptions of the joint SWP-BPP discussions and the August 17-18, 1968 National Committee meeting which led to SWP support of some BPP candidates in San Francisco area elections. There is also an edited transcript of the discussions in the Oakland branch which eventually led to SWP endorsement of some BPP candidates in the 1973 elections in that community. Several other black political groups are documented in the subject files, particularly the Freedom Now Party, the National Black United Front, and the Congress of Afrikan Peoples.

The SWP remained concerned, however, not only with the situation of Black Americans, but other oppressed minorities as well and the records include some material on the Chicano movement as well as on Puerto Rican, Latino, and Native American poltical groups. The file on the Crusade for Justice, for instance, documents the violence which broke out between the SWP and the Chicano movement led by Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez in Denver in 1974. The Latino liberation file combines documentation on work with Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and Chicanos that was chiefly carried out by Olga Rodriquez of the SWP national office and it highlights the SWP's interest in Puerto Rican independence. The file on Native Americans concerns the American Indian Movement (AIM) and its leader, Dennis Banks. While these files contain interesting and, at times, revealing information, their content is questionable.

Information about the NBIPP, however, with which the SWP had increasingly troubled relations during the early 1980s, includes an extensive reference file of NBIPP convention and meeting minutes, discussion and policy papers, clippings, brochures and press materials on both the national organization and a few of its many local chapters, and speeches and writings of Manning Marable and other party leaders, together with a file of memoranda and correspondence that focuses on the SWP's internal response to the black political party. The NBIPP file is of uncertain provenance. Although described by the SWP as the NBIPP records when they were donated to the Historical Society, these documents clearly are not official records. It is more likely these records were collected by Mac Warren, who headed SWP black organizing at the time. This provenance possibly explains why few files are complete and why coverage diminishes after the break with the SWP.

The reference portion of the records is further subdivided into four sections: background information, convention and meetings, subject files, and local files. The background material consists of some national recruiting material that includes a brief history of the party. The national party conventions and Central Committee meetings which are also documented here are the best represented aspects of NBIPP history. The convention and meeting files, which are arranged chronologically by date, consist of flyers, minutes, agendas, resolutions and amendments, documents submitted for discussion, publicity, and other items that related to various national, regional and local gatherings of the party and its Central Committee and the Administrative and Policy Committee. The subject files, which are more diverse in content, are alphabetically-arranged. Of special interest is a small file on NBIPP's relationship with the SWP and a collection of documents gathered by Mac Warren about NBIPP history which include his comments on the meaning of particular documents. Also present is a chronological file of clippings about the party and several newsletters.

The local files are an artificial assemblage of mailings concerning the activities of NBIPP chapters. These files document only a few of 100 local chapters which once existed and only a few chapters are documented by more than a few items. However, several files (primarily Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, and Ohio) contain information on activities carried on during the last year's of NBIPP's existence.

The Trade Union files, although similar to the other organizing records in the SWP collection, are primarily comprised of original correspondence rather than the mimeographed circulars that typify most other files. The trade union files are also unusual in that the majority of documentation here dates from the 1940's, before declining in quantity to parallel the party's diminished interest in labor work in later years. The trade union files are differentiated into a general chronological file followed by an alphabetical fraction file. However, the same types of documentation appear in both files. Both contain detailed summaries of local labor union matters and the activities of local party members. Virtually all of the post World War II correspondence contains some evidence of redbaiting, as well as detailed accounts of the conflicts that took place between local Stalinist, Trotskyist, and conservative union leaders. The material dating from the 1940's consists mainly of correspondence to and from various SWP leaders who served as labor secretary during the decade: Farrell Dobbs, Vincent R. Dunne, and Bert Cochran, together with considerable correspondence of Murray Stein, who served as acting national secretary while Cannon was in prison. The early correspondence represents relatively complete, organic files, but after 1950 that is not the case. Instead, the later records document sporadic episodes of involvement in union elections and democratic insurgency within labor unions. A few small files from the 1940's appear to represent segments of the labor force that were not organized into SWP fractions.

The early material in the general trade union files is largely concerned with the SWP's position in relation to the CIO. The correspondence here primarily documents the years from 1940 to 1945 and the year 1974. The early letters are to and from Farrell Dobbs and Murray Stein; while the 1974 letters, most of which are incoming, provide the most comprehensive representation in the trade union files about Frank Lovell's tenure as labor secretary.

Best documented among the alphabetical fraction files are those on the United Automobile Workers, electrical workers, the maritime unions, the United Steelworkers of America, and the Teamster. The automobile fraction files, which are most extensive for the period 1943 to 1951, contain extensive information on union elections and the development of SWP's opposition to Reuther in 1947. The more recent material about the auto fraction consists of literature about an insurgent candidacy within Local 600 in 1963 (this is unsupported by any correspondence), and some 1970-1971 SWP circulars. Notable in the electrical fraction is postwar correspondence to labor secretary Bert Cochran about the Trotskyists position on local UE-IUE rivalries. The files on the maritime fraction are best on the immediate postwar years. Here may be found numerous excellent summaries of working conditions within various segments of the industry. There is also a large file of handbills and brochures distributed by the Joint Action Committee of the Maritime Unions during the 1948 strike in San Francisco.

The files on the United Steel Workers are also excellent. In addition to documentation that is similar to the fractions described above there is also good information on the SWP's industry-wide steel conference (1945) and on the democratic “Steelworkers Fight Back” campaign of insurgent leader Ed Sadlowsky to reform the USWA. Early files on the railroad unions are not as useful as many of the other fraction files, although there is some excellent material from UTU member Ed Heisler in 1971 on the “Right to Vote” campaign. The Teamster files represent Dobbs' special background in the truck drivers' interests and much of the 1940-1941 correspondence concerns individuals in the midwest (and particularly in Minneapolis) whom he knew from his former Teamster organizing. The correspondence from Vincent R. Dunne and other former Minneapolis associates is particularly revealing of the campaign waged by Daniel Tobin to oust them from leadership in the local Teamsters. Important among the postwar Teamster material is information on the democratic movement in St. Louis in 1947.

Historical Files

These records divide into two portions: File 1, a Chronological File, and File 2, an Organizational File. The two contain similar material that is differently arranged.

Chronological File 1 is an artificial file created to encompass a variety of documentation that eluded filing elsewhere. Most of the documents were arranged in this category by the SWP, although a few miscellaneous items were later added in the SHSW Archives. The entire file is arranged chronologically by year (or by initial year for the files that include multi-year time spans). The earliest files consist of documents regarding organizations that preceded or related to the SWP. Documentation after 1938 primarily relates to the SWP itself and, to some extent, to YSA.

The documentation varies widely in content and extent, and it cannot be easily characterized either by subject or by function. Within each year, the records are arranged alphabetically by organizational name and, when necessary, by document type. As originally received from the party, the earliest files in the Chronological File partially duplicated material in the James Cannon Papers and previously-filmed portions of File 2 (primarily material on reels 32 and 33). When possible, new duplicate material was removed from File 1 before filming.

The early files do not represent an organic recordkeeping system and there is some evidence that they have been sorted and reorganized repeatedly. Items photocopied from other archival collections are occasionally included as well. For example, many of the 1937 letters from Harry Milton to Martin Abern are copies from the Albert Glotzer collection. (This provenance has been indicated on the film by microfilming the Glotzer stamp on the back of each photocopied document.) Still other material has clearly been copied from the J.B.S. Hardman collection at the Tamiment Library. Unfortunately, the source of other photocopied material has not been indicated, and, as a result, researchers wishing to publish material from the HISTORICAL FILES are advised to confirm the original or photocopied nature of the paper files in the SHSW archives.

Because these documents have lost their original context and because many were undated, the final arrangement of parts of File 1 must be considered tentative.

The earliest material is quite fragmentary, including publications such as a 1925 document, “Red International of Labor Unions,” and a bulletin issued in 1928 by the Konikow Group. Publications issued by organizations not connected to the SWP have been separated to the SHSW Library. There is little about the Communist Party here, except for a mimeographed version of some speeches by Stalin and a letter from the Comintern addressed to the American Communist Party.

There are also miscellaneous files of documents about the various organizations which preceded the Socialist Workers Party including correspondence, leaflets, mimeographed branch circulars, policy statements, etc. (Publications of these groups have generally been filmed with the Publications series.) Some documents here are of uncertain provenance. The Conference for Progressive Labor Action, for example, is represented by a file of Sam Sponseller, Ted Selander, and other Toledo activists. This file includes a large quantity of form letters written by A.J. Muste as well as information on Lucas County labor conditions. The same provenance is evident in the file on the American Workers Party, the successor to the CPLA, although this file also incorporates material from the collection at the Tamiment Library of J.B.S. Hardman, an AWP leader. The Workers Party, which was formed by the merger of CLA and AWP, is represented by a large quantity of leaflets, form letters, and other information distributed to the membership. Also included are 1935 minutes of the party's Harlem branch. The file on the Non-Partisan Labor Defense may have been photocopied from the Herbert Solow Papers. It largely concerns operations in California. The chronological file contains only limited documentation relating to the Socialist Party, primarily a heterogeneous group of papers relating to the Trotskyists' sojourn in the SP in 1937. Also present is a file--apparently from a California branch--of correspondence to and from Cannon. There is also only scant material about Trotskyist offshots such as the Revolutionary Workers Party (the Oehlerites).

Like the early material in the chronological file, much of the post-1938 documentation consists of mimeographed material that was widely circulated. Notable is the mimeographed correspondence and positions on the 1939-1940 Russian Discussion which resulted in the departure of Max Shachtman and his followers.

Tour reports are a predominant element throughout the series, as is correspondence on the regroupment efforts of the 1950s. The tour files include detailed narrative and statistical reports from SWP representatives such as Grace Carlson, George Clarke, Linda Jenness, Myra Tanner Weiss, and John G. “Usick” Wright about conditions in the branches. The regroupment material contains detailed letters to Dobbs and Kerry about branch relations with Stalinists during the mid 1950s. A second file, primarily made up of correspondence and documents of George Stryker of Bayport, New York (why this file was in the National Office records is not known), relates to the American Forum for Socialist Education, an attempt by A.J. Muste to unite various elements of the American Left. (Muste, as well as Norman Thomas and David McReynolds are represented in the correspondence here.) Related to this is the file on the United Independent-Socialist Campaign Committee in New York in 1958. More internal in focus is the material on Tim Wohlforth and the younger membership of the SWP and on the fundraising committee formed in the early 1960s.

Other disparate files of research interest include information on the party's campaign against Gerald L. K. Smith during World War II; harassment experienced during the late 1960s from the Legion of Justice, a right wing Chicago-area organization; and the Student Committee for Travel to Cuba. There are also reports submitted to Charles Carsten about post-World War II organizing by the SWP among veterans. Another file documenting the party's curious relationship with Lyndon LaRouche, Jr., contains many writings by LaRouche and information on the harassment experienced by the SWP (and by David McReynolds) from LaRouche's National Caucus of Labor Committees. A small file on the Kennedy assassination includes a printed copy of Dobbs' Warren Commission testimony, memoranda, and copies of the SWP documents that were presented in evidence during the investigation.

The majority of File 2 , the Organizational File, was originally part of two older microfilm editions of the records of the SWP. This film included documents which were unavailable for later refilming, and which therefore have been preserved by retaining the relevant sections of the older film. Unlike more recent filming done at SHSW these records were filmed without counter numbers and as a result some groups of records are accessed solely by a reel segment number. (Some records from the older microfilm that pertained to the Fourth International, the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation, and various organizations of socialist young people were recataloged as Socialist Records, Micro 684.)

The file now consists of documents about various predecessors of the Socialist Workers Party (such as the Communist League of America, the Workers Party, and the Young People's Socialist League) and various Trotskyist opponents, splinters, and tendencies. The records consist almost exclusively of printed bulletins but they differ reflecting the size and activity of the groups in questions. The records of the first three groups, all of which emerged from predecessors of the SWP, are sparse. They are the League for a Revolutionary Workers Party (Fieldites), a very small Trotskyist group which was formed in 1934 and led by B.J. Field; the ultra-left Communist League of Struggle (Weisbordites), a small group led by Albert Weisbord which existed from 1932 to 1937; and the Revolutionary Workers League (Oehlerites), a relatively large Trotskyist group founded in 1936 in opposition to the entrance of the WP into the SP. In addition, this series contains a variety of documents produced by the Johnson-Forest Tendency, a group which separated from the SWP in 1941. Under the leadership of C.L.R. James, it existed independently except for brief periods. The Johnson-Forest Tendency records, dating from 1942 to 1947, include internal materials; a long tract, The Invading Socialist Society; and “Internal Bulletins” issued during 1947. Finally, the series includes a significant body of records produced by the second Workers Party from 1943 to 1957. The files are comprised almost entirely of WP internal discussion bulletins and of a similar bulletin, the Forum, of its successor group, the Independent Socialist League.

Opponents Files

The alphabetically-arranged Opponents Files consist of information about groups on the radical left that the SWP itself characterized as opponents. This series differs from File 2 of the HISTORICAL FILES primarily in that File 2 contains information on early opponents, while this series represents later opposition groups. More precisely the file contains information about the membership and intentions of the Communist Party and various CP splinter groups, as well as a few files on SWP splinters such as the Committee for a Revolutionary Socialist Party, the Spartacist League, and the small publication Spark. Except for the files on CPUSA the documentation primarily dates from the 1970s and 1980s. Although no internal evidence ties the information to him, it is thought that this material may be the Tom Kerry reference files on the CP which are referred to in the Historical Society's background correspondence with the SWP.

The information on the CP spans the period from the 1930s to the 1970s and it primarily consists of leaflets, flyers, and correspondence. (Organizational newsletters and publications files have been separated to the SHSW Library.) Although the information is disparate in nature, the files on the 1966 and 1969 national conventions contain a large quantity of focused documentation: primarily resolutions and distributions. Also useful is the file of educational and discussion materials issued by CPUSA during the 1940s. An isolated item of special note is a 1934 financial balance sheet.

The remainder of the files in the opponents section are comparatively small, often consisting of a few pieces of correspondence to SWP national office staff about the group in question and a few distributions and leaflets. Again the correspondence mixes letters to and from YSA staff with letters to and from SWP leaders. Sometimes there are mimeographed memoranda from the SWP and the YSA to national committee members.

Notable organizational files are those on the DuBois Club, which includes a large quantity of material distributed at the founding convention in June 1964. The files also document extensive monitoring of the Young Workers Liberation League by the SWP-YSA. Information on the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression includes mailings that document its emergence from the CP's Angela Davis defense committee. A substantial number of letters and memoranda also track the Trotskyists' response to the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party and its youth arms, the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade and the Revolutionary Student Brigade. The file on the Sparticist League contains ample documentation of the anti-SWP campaign waged by the league.

Other material which warrants mention is a file of general reports, mainly 1970-1976, from chapters around the country regarding the activities of their local opponents. Also notable is a clipping scrapbook about the role of the American Labor Party and the SWP in New York City elections in 1949.

Internal Discussions and Disputes

The Internal Discussions and Disputes series highlights several issues of party loyalty and policy that divided the party. The files are ordered alphabetically by the name applied by the SWP in organizing the files, and they range in date from the early 1950s to the late 1980s. The files address many of the same questions about party discipline and internal factionalism documented in the Control Commission files, and it is difficult to tell how the two sections are related.

Although the SWP has a long history of internal factionalism and the party itself was founded as a result of an ideological split within the Communist Party, such internecine conflicts seemed to escalate in the 1970s and 1980s when a new generation took control of party leadership. Many of these files indicate that policy of the SWP toward leftist movements around the world was often the catalyst for internal divison. In particular, the Internationalist Tendency, the Leninist Faction, and the Socialist Action files reveal that key party members, including Arne Swabeck, were unhappy with SWP policy toward China, Argentina, Central America, and Chile after the 1960s and that they believed the new leadership was abandoning the principles of Leninism. The Appeals and Resignations file contains particularly interesting and useful documentation about party members who criticized the party in the late 1970s.

While these files trace the evolution of party factionalism over the question of internationalism, they also demonstrate that the debate over international policy fueled a more general discussion about factions and the proper definitions of indiscipline and disloyalty in the SWP. On the whole, the Internal Discussion and Disputes files portray a party struggling to reconcile the revolutionary ideas of the old guard with the realities faced by the new members.

Series: Administrative Records
Constitutions
Micro 816
Reel   35
Frame   1
1935-1971
Micro 993
Reel   49
Frame   1
1975, 1977
Micro 1078
Reel   60
Frame   1
1981, 1984
Micro 2015
Reel   74
Frame   1
1988
Minutes
Political Committee/National Committee/and National Conventions combined
Micro 596
Reel   1
Frame   593
1940
Reel   2
1941-1944
Reel   3
1945-1946
Reel   4
1947-1948
AC 588
, 1948 convention: filmed footage
Micro 596
Reel   5
1949-1951
Reel   6
1952-1953, July
Reel   7
1953, August - 1954, June
Reel   8
1954, July - 1956
Reel   9
1957-1959, May
Reel   10
1959, June - 1961
Reel   11
1962-1964
Reel   12
1965-1967, August
Reel   13
1967, September - 1969, June
Reel   14
Frame   1
1969, July - 1970
Micro 816
Reel   35
Frame   172
1971
Reel   36
Frame   1
1972-1973, October
Reel   37
Frame   1
1973, October - 1975, April
Reel   38
Frame   1
1975, May - December
Micro 993
Reel   49
Frame   14
1976
Reel   50
1977-1978
Reel   51
1979-1980, June
Reel   52
Frame   1
1980, July - December
Micro 1078
Reel   60
Frame   12
1981
1982
Reel   61
Frame   1
January-February
Reel   62
Frame   1
March-April
Reel   61
Frame   238
May-August
Reel   62
Frame   346
September-December
1983
Reel   62
Frame   672
January-April
Reel   63
Frame   1
May-August
Reel   64
Frame   1
September-December
1984
Reel   64
Frame   590
January-April
Reel   65
Frame   1
May-September
Reel   66
Frame   1
October-December
1985
Reel   66
Frame   336
January-May
Reel   67
Frame   1
June-December
Micro 2015
Reel   72
Frame   1
1986
Reel   73
Frame   1
1987
Reel   74
Frame   1
1988
Reel   75
1989
1990
Reel   77
January-June, Meetings 1-66
Reel   78
Frame   780
July-December, Meetings 67-130
1991
Reel   80
January-June, Meetings 1-66
Reel   81
July-December, Meetings 67-134
Micro 2050
1992
Reel   57
Frame   4
January-April, Meetings 1-38
Reel   58
May-July 13, Meetings 39-72
Reel   59
July 15-September, Meetings 73-100
Reel   60
October-December, Meetings 101-125
1993
Reel   61
Frame   531
January-March, Meetings 1-38
Reel   62
April-July, Meetings 39-80
Reel   63
Frame   1
August-December, Meetings 81-122
Reel   63
Frame   740
Mailings to National Committee and index
Leadership Committee minutes
Reel   63A
Administrative Committee, 1981-1985
Organization Bureau (Committee)
Reel   64
Frame   1
1979-1985
Reel   65
Frame   3
1986-1988
Reel   65
Frame   695
Organization and Trade Union Bureau, 1987-1988
Political Bureau
Reel   66
Frame   1
1982-1984
Reel   67
Frame   1
1992, September - October 17
Reel   68
Frame   1
1992, October 23 - November
Reel   69
Frame   1
Secretariat, 1978, 1982-1984
Reel   69
Frame   653
Trade Union Bureau (Committee), 1977-1987
Reel   70
Frame   2
Women's Liberation Steering Committee, 1983-1984
Control Commission records
Reel   71
Frame   3
History
Cases
Reel   71
Frame   78
Austin, Rudie, 1969-1971
Reel   71
Frame   227
Bennett (Beidel), Lydia, 1945
Reel   71
Frame   260
Bryant, Paul, 1945-1946
Reel   71
Frame   432
Caldwell, Sylvia (Comrade S), 1947-1977
Reel   71
Frame   530
Carroll, Elaine, 1967-1974
Reel   71
Frame   540
Dennis ?, 1942
Reel   71
Frame   553
Dominican split, 1979-1980
Reel   71
Frame   683
Duncan, Al, 1966-1977
Reel   71
Frame   721
Evans, Les, 1970, 1981-1982
Reel   71
Frame   853
Hannaford, Bruce, 1977
Reel   71
Frame   862
Hatch, Aron & Harris Freedman, 1980, 1993
Reel   71
Frame   890
Heisler, Ed, 1962-1963
Reel   72
Frame   3
Houston violence, 1979-1980, 1993
Reel   72
Frame   196
IEC to members outside leadership, 1977-1981
Reel   72
Frame   355
Jeffries, Dave, 1946
Reel   72
Frame   367
Jensen, Paul, 1948-1949
Reel   72
Frame   426
Leonard, Debby, 1975-1976
Reel   72
Frame   461
Lewin, Herb, 1943-1944
Reel   72
Frame   485
MacFarland, “Red,” 1943
Reel   72
Frame   497
McRae, Leroy, 1964-1965
Reel   72
Frame   607
Masheer, Fardem, 1976-1977
Reel   72
Frame   636
Miller ?, 1943
Reel   72
Frame   645
Minneapolis, 1947
Reel   72
Frame   662
Minority faction, 1946-1947
Reel   72
Frame   690
Miscellaneous cases, 1946
Reel   72
Frame   699
Morrow-Goldman dispute, 1946
Reel   72
Frame   722
Patrick, John, 1940-1941
Reel   72
Frame   869
Reiner, Sylvia et al., 1944
Reel   72
Frame   914
Reid, Willie, 1959
Reel   72
Frame   922
Roy ?, 1944
Reel   72
Frame   928
Smith, Joe, 1946-1948
Reel   72
Frame   991
Special investigations, 1938-1941
Circular letters
Reel   73
Frame   2
1938-1939
Micro 596
Reel   27
Frame   276
1940-1944
Reel   28
Frame   1
1945-1951
Reel   29
Frame   1
1952-1964
Reel   30
Frame   1
1965-1970
Micro 816
Reel   38
Frame   433
1971-1972, January
Reel   39
Frame   1
1972, July - 1974
Reel   40
Frame   1
1975
Micro 993
Reel   52
Frame   520
1976
Reel   53
1977
Reel   54
1978-1979
Reel   55
1980
Micro 1078
Reel   67
Frame   734
1981 January - February
Reel   68
Frame   1
1981 March - 1983
Reel   69
1984-1985
Micro 2015
Reel   72
Frame   649
1986
Reel   73
Frame   481
1987
Reel   74
Frame   669
1988
Reel   76
Frame   1
1989
Reel   79
Frame   1
1990
Reel   82
Frame   1
1991
Micro 2050
1992
Reel   73
Frame   273
January-September
Reel   74
Frame   1
October-December
Reel   74
Frame   215
1993
Membership statistics and miscellaneous administrative records
Reel   75
Frame   1
Membership statistics, 1938, 1940-1989
Reel   75
Frame   409
Financial recordkeeping handbook, 1978
Series: Publication Records
Background and governance
Historical correspondence regarding Pioneer and Merit, 1963-1966, undated
Reel   87
Frame   1
Establishment of Merit
Reel   87
Frame   55
International Socialist Review bylaws, 1968
Reel   87
Frame   58
Militant, bylaws and statements of ownership, 1958-1989, undated
Reel   87
Frame   91
Perspectiva Mundial, 1977-1978
Minutes of governing committees
Reel   87
Frame   112
Editorial Committee, 1971-1975
Reel   87
Frame   241
Executive Committee, 1974-1975
Reel   87
Frame   290
Promotion Committee, 1973-1974
Reel   87
Frame   323
Publications Committee, 1947, 1967-1971
Administrative documents
Reel   87
Frame   487
Merit Publishers: Catalog and financial statements, 1965-1966
Reel   87
Frame   505
Militant: Correspondence, 1940-1951, 1964
Sales reports and comparisons
Reel   87
Frame   682
1940-1990
Pathfinder Press
Reel   87
Frame   784
Book covers
Reel   88
Frame   1
Catalogs, 1970-1992
Reel   88
Frame   358
Order forms, 1960s-1992
Reel   88
Frame   482
Promotional material, undated
Sales statistics
Reel   88
Frame   714
General, 1971-1987
Reel   88
Frame   802
Maurice Bishop Speaks, 1984
Pioneer Publishers
Reel   89
Frame   1
Catalogs, 1935-1965, undated
Reel   89
Frame   156
Correspondence, 1930?-1966
Reel   89
Frame   242
Narrative reports, 1940-1968
Reel   89
Frame   330
Sales reports, 1940-1948, 1954-1963
Miscellany
Reel   89
Frame   444
Ernest Mandel publishing correspondence, 1962-1965
Reel   89
Frame   489
Socialist Workers Party News Releases, 1945-1966, undated
Speakers Bureau
Reel   89
Frame   604
Correspondence, reports, 1972-1977
Reel   89
Frame   934
Viewpoint brochures, 1972-1976
Reel   89
Frame   1007
Trotsky publishing project, 1971, 1975
Library
Micro 596
Reel   15
Frame   446A
Bulletin contents inventory, undated
Activist Panels
Reel   31
Frame   552
Volume I, 1970
Micro 816
Reel   48
Frame   296
Duplicate
Micro 2050
Reel   89
Frame   1002
Appeal Army, 1939
Micro 596
“Discussion Bulletin,” SWP
Reel   18
Frame   230
1950, Numbers 1-5
Reel   18
Frame   450
1951, Numbers 6-9
Reel   19
Frame   36
1953-1955, Numbers 11-33
Reel   20
Frame   55
1956-1959
Reel   21
1959-1962
Reel   22
1962-1963, Volume XXIII, Number 6-Volume XXIV, Number 28
Reel   23
Frame   1
1963, Volume XXIV, Numbers 29-34
Reel   23
Frame   387
1965, Volume XXV, Numbers 1-16
Reel   24
Frame   88
1967, Volume XXVI, Numbers 1-12
Reel   24
Frame   469
1969, Volume XXVII, Numbers 1-13
Micro 816
Reel   43
Frame   393
1970-1971, Volume XXVIII-XXIX
Reel   44
1972-1973, Volume XXX-XXXII
Reel   45
Frame   1
1975, Volume XXXIII
Micro 993
Reel   58
1976-1979, Volume XXXV, Number 1-XXVI, Number 13
Note: Not published in 1978.
Reel   59
Frame   1
1979, Volume XXXVI, Numbers 14-27
Note: No 1980.
Micro 1078
Reel   71
Frame   1
1981, 1984-1985, Volume XXXVII-Volume XXXX
Micro 2015
Reel   74
Frame   958
1988, Volume XXXXI, Numbers 1-8
Reel   79
Frame   586
1990, Volume XXXXII, Numbers 1-42
Reel   82
Frame   650
1991, Volume XXXXIII, Numbers 1-5
Micro 816
Education for Socialists
Reel   45
Frame   285
1943
Reel   45
Frame   666
1966-1967
Reel   46
Frame   321
1968-1972
Reel   47
Frame   1
1973-1975
Micro 2050
Reel   90
Frame   1
1976-1982, July
Reel   91
Frame   1
1983, March - 1985
“Information Bulletin”
Micro 596
Reel   25
Frame   231
“International Bulletin of the Fourth International,” 1937
Micro 2015
Reel   72
Frame   878
1986, Numbers 1-2
Reel   74
Frame   925
1988, Number 1
Reel   76
Frame   304
1989, Numbers 1-4
Reel   79
Frame   474
1990, Numbers 1-5
Reel   82
Frame   371
1991, Numbers 1-29
Micro 2050
Reel   91
Frame   138
1992-1993, July
“Internal Bulletin”
Micro 596
Communist League of America
Reel   14
Frame   715
1932, Numbers 1-5
Reel   15
Frame   1
1933-1934, Numbers 6-17
Reel   15
Frame   339
Marxist Policy Committee, 1937
Reel   15
Frame   383
Organizing Committee for the Socialist Party Convention, Numbers 1-5, 1937-1938 (Left Wing Correspondence, , December 1937, January 1938)
SWP
Reel   15
Frame   447
1938, Number 5-, 1940, Volume II, Number 13
Reel   16
Frame   1
1940-1945, Volume III, Number 1-Volume VII, Number 6
Reel   17
Frame   1
1945-1949, Volume VII, Number 7-Volume X, Number 6
Reel   18
Frame   1
1949-1950, Volume XI, Number 1-Volume XII, Number 4
Reel   18
Frame   437
1951, August, Volume XIII, Number 1
1953, Volume XV
Reel   18
Frame   600
Numbers 1-10
Reel   19
Frame   1
Numbers 11-20
Reel   20
Frame   1
1954, Volume XVI, Numbers 1-2
Reel   20
Frame   55
1956-1959, Volume XVII, Number 1-Volume XX, Number 11
Micro 596
Reel   15
Frame   181
Workers Party, 1935-1936
“Internal Information Bulletin,” SWP
Reel   23
Frame   194
1964
Reel   23
Frame   923
1966, July
Reel   24
Frame   1
1967
Reel   24
Frame   338
1968, June - 1969
Reel   24
Frame   600
1970
Micro 816
Reel   40
Frame   756
1971
Reel   41
Frame   1
1972-1974, August
Reel   42
Frame   1
1974, August - 1975
Micro 993
Reel   56
Frame   1
1976, July - 1977
Micro 1078
Reel   69
Frame   541
1981-1984
Note: Name changed to “Information Bulletin” in 1984.
“International Bulletin”
Micro 596
Communist Left Opposition
Reel   24
Frame   721
1931, Numbers 1-10
Reel   25
Frame   1
1933, Number 17, Numbers 2-3
Reel   25
Frame   267
Information Service of the Fourth International, Volume 1, Number 1-Volume III, Number 1, 1940-1945
Reel   25
Frame   239
International Executive Committee of the Fourth International, Volume 1, Number 1, 1935
Reel   25
Frame   147
League of Communist Internationalists, Numbers 1-2, 1934
“International Information Bulletin”
Reel   25
Frame   164
National Committee of the Workers Party, Numbers 1-3, 1935-1936
SWP (“Boletin de Informaciones Internacionales”)
Reel   25
Frame   444
1946-1951
Reel   26
Frame   1
1952-1966
Reel   27
Frame   1
1968-1970
Micro 816
Reel   40
Frame   465
1971-1972
Micro 2050
Reel   92
Frame   1
1973-1974
Micro 993
Reel   55
Frame   691
1976, February - July
“International Internal Information Bulletin”
Reel   55
Frame   464
1977-1980
Note: Not published in 1978.
Micro 1078
Reel   69
Frame   422
1982, 1985
“International Internal Discussion Bulletin”
Micro 816
Reel   42
Frame   109
1973, Volume X
Reel   43
Frame   1
1974-1975, Volume XI-XII
Micro 993
Reel   56
Frame   343
1976-1978, Volume XIII, Number 1-Volume XV, Number 6
Reel   57
Frame   1
1978-1980, Volume XV, Number 7-Volume XVII, Number 1
Micro 1078
Reel   70
Frame   1
1982-1985, Volume XVIII-XXI
Party Builder
Micro 596
Reel   31
Frame   1
1944-1947, Volume I, Number 1-Volume IV, Number 2
Reel   31
Frame   485
1970, Volume VI
Micro 816
Reel   43
Frame   298
1972-1975, Volume VII-IX
Micro 993
Reel   57
Frame   216
1976, Volume X
Micro 596
Reel   31
Frame   405
Party Campaigner, 1960-1964
Party Organizer
Micro 993
Reel   57
Frame   236
1977-1980, Volume I-IV
Micro 1078
Reel   70
Frame   445
1981-1985, Volume 509
Micro 2050
Reel   92
Frame   558
Reports on Youth Work of the Fourth International, 1-4, 1969
Reel   92
Frame   707
Research Bulletin (National Education Department), Numbers 1-3, 1941
Reel   92
Frame   798
Young Marxist, 1948-1949
Series: Education Files
Reel   76
Frame   1
Chicago Marxist-Leninist School (Glotzer course), undated
Reel   76
Frame   32
Cook County Branch Forum (Goldman lecture), 1934
Reel   76
Frame   45
International Workers School, 1933-1935
Micro 816
Reel   45
Frame   512
Duplicate copy
Micro 2050
Reel   76
Frame   45
Leadership School, 1980, 1986
Reel   76
Frame   517
Los Angeles Labor and Socialist School, undated
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   25
Marxian Labor College bulletins (San Francisco), 1937-1938
Micro 2050
Reel   76
Frame   530
Marxist Labor School, 1935-1949
Reel   76
Frame   538
Midwest Vacation School, 1944-1947
Reel   76
Frame   651
Mountain Spring Camp, 1949-1961, 1967, undated
National Education Department
Reel   76
Frame   650
Basic training course, circa 1942, undated
General publications, 1938-1974
Micro 816
Reel   45
Frame   833
Housing, by Grace Saunders, 1938
Micro 2050
Reel   76
Frame   659
Bulletin on China, 1938
Reel   76
Frame   669
ALP Bulletin, 1939
Reel   76
Frame   6??
“In Defense of Marxism,” 1943
Micro 816
Reel   45
Frame   639
“The Lima Conference: Yankee Imperialism on the Offensive,” 1939
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   24
Proletarian Military Policy, 1940
Micro 816
Reel   45
Frame   309
Duplicate
Reel   45
Frame   616
The ALP and its Prospects, 1943, by John Fredericks
Micro 2050
Reel   76
Frame   680
Duplicate copy
Micro 816
Reel   46
Frame   209
Bulletin of the [New York] Women's Committee, #1, 1943
Reel   46
Frame   160
Theses of Revolutionary Socialists on the Jewish Problem, 1944
Micro 2050
Reel   76
Frame   708
Teachings of Leon Trotsky, 1944, by Jack Warwick
Reel   76
Frame   747
Leon Trotsky on the Labor Party, 1948
Reel   76
Frame   776
Bibliography of published Trotsky writings in English & Bulletins, 1955, 1959
Micro 816
Reel   45
Frame   355
“African Revolution,” 1961
Reel   45
Frame   560
Defending the Revolutionary Party and Its Perspectives, 1966
Marxist handbooks
Micro 2050
Reel   76
Frame   902
ABC of Marxism, pre-1944
Micro 816
Reel   46
Frame   221
Duplicate copy
Micro 2050
Reel   77
Frame   1
The Truth About Kronstadt, undated, by John G. Wright
Reel   77
Frame   526
Public speaking manuals and guides, 1933-1944, undated
Study guides and outlines (chronological)
Micro 816
Reel   48
Frame   1
General, 1938-1976, undated
Micro 2050
Reel   77
Frame   27
“Trotsky on the Canadian Farmer,” 1936
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   24
“Outline of History of Russian Bolshevism,” 1940, by John G. Wright
Micro 2050
Reel   77
Frame   30
Summary of Education Talk on Stalinism, 1942, by Felix Morrow
Micro 816
Reel   45
Frame   547
Dialectical Materialism, by William Warde
Micro 2050
Reel   77
Frame   33
Questions and References for the Basic Training Course, 1944
Reel   77
Frame   40
Greek Events and Its Lessons to the Working Class, 1944
Micro 816
Reel   46
Frame   264
What is Trotskyism?, pre-1944 by Jack Weber
Micro 2050
Reel   77
Frame   46
Reference material on UAW-CIO, 1945
Reel   77
Frame   49
Marxian Value and the Market, by Warren Creel, 1945
Micro 816
Reel   45
Frame   547
Fascism, by Chris Andrews, 1945
Micro 2050
Reel   77
Frame   136
Educational materials, circa 1948
Reel   77
Frame   138
Bibliography on fascism
Reel   77
Frame   141
History of American Socialism, 1957
Reel   77
Frame   154
1970-1980, 1988
Undated study guides
Reel   77
Frame   144
History of the Russian Revolution
Reel   77
Frame   289
General undated guides
Reel   77
Frame   743
Oberlin Educational Conferences, 1974-1987
Reel   78
Frame   1
School of International Socialism, 1967
Reel   78
Frame   9
Socialist Scholars Conferences, 1969-1970
Reel   78
Frame   27
Southern California Socialist Summer School, 1971
Summer schools
Reel   78
Frame   35
General, 1965-1974
Reel   78
Frame   164
Branch files (chronological, then alphabetical by city), 1961-1974
Trotsky Schools
Reel   78
Frame   783
Administrative correspondence, 1944, 1951-1962
Class materials and notes
Reel   79
Frame   1
1954
Reel   80
Frame   1
1955, 1961-1962
Unidentified educational material
Reel   80
Frame   953
Selected Reading in Marxism by Maurice Spector, 1932
Reel   80
Frame   1053
“Science, Dialectic and Bourgeois Society,” 1953, by Arne Swabeck
Reel   80
Frame   1093
“The Role of the Revolutionary Party in History,” 1954, by Theodore Edwards (?)
West Coast Vacation School
Reel   80
Frame   1246
General, 1945-1963, undated
Reel   80
Frame   1276
Three lectures by Murry Weiss, 1961
Series: Election Files
1948
Reel   81
Frame   1
Brochures
Reel   81
Frame   30
Manual draft
Reel   81
Frame   40
Press material and publicity
1952
Reel   81
Frame   264
Brochures
Reel   81
Frame   275
Press material and publicity, 1950-1952
1956
Reel   81
Frame   350
Brochures
Reel   81
Frame   363
Press material and publicity, 1953-1956
1960
Reel   81
Frame   405
Brochures
Reel   81
Frame   411
Correspondence
Reel   81
Frame   511
Party Campaigner
Reel   81
Frame   550
Press material and publicity
1968
Reel   81
Frame   699
Afro-Americans for Halstead-Boutelle
Reel   81
Frame   719
Ballot drive notebook
Reel   81
Frame   787
Bay Area committee
Reel   81
Frame   799
Brochures
Reel   82
Frame   1
Choice '68
Correspondence
Reel   82
Frame   57
General
Reel   82
Frame   97
Halstead's overseas tour
Reel   82
Frame   334
Local publications
Reel   82
Frame   381
Minutes
Reel   82
Frame   394
Miscellany
Reel   82
Frame   421
New York State
Reel   82
Frame   456
Press material and publicity, 1967-1968
Reel   82
Frame   912
Reports
1972
Reel   83
Frame   1
Brochures
Reel   83
Frame   173
Correspondence, 1969-1971
Reel   83
Frame   261
Endorser Drive
Reel   83
Frame   295
Miscellany
Reel   83
Frame   309
Militant inserts
Reel   83
Frame   330
Press material and publicity, 1971-1972
Reel   84
Frame   1
Report
Reel   84
Frame   37
Youth newsletter
1976
Reel   84
Frame   47
Brochures
Reel   84
Frame   320
Correspondence, 1973-1976
Reel   84
Frame   420
Handbook
Reel   84
Frame   445
Minutes
Reel   84
Frame   504
Miscellany
Reel   84
Frame   541
Petition, Endorser drives
Reel   84
Frame   578
Presidential slate questionnaires, 1974
Reel   84
Frame   620
Press material and publicity, 1974-1976
1980
Reel   85
Frame   1
Brochures
Reel   85
Frame   135
Correspondence
Reel   85
Frame   146
Miscellany
Reel   85
Frame   170
Press material and publicity, 1977-1980
1984
Reel   85
Frame   553
Brochures
Reel   85
Frame   598
Federal financial report forms
Reel   85
Frame   881
Manual for local committees
Reel   85
Frame   910
Miscellany
Reel   85
Frame   929
Press material and publicity, 1981-1984
1988
Reel   86
Frame   1
Brochures
Reel   86
Frame   10
Correspondence
Reel   86
Frame   53
Minutes
Reel   86
Frame   158
Press material and publicity
Reel   86
Frame   237
Initiative and referenda PC subcommittee correspondence, 1979-1982, 1988
Series: Branch Correspondence
Reel   1
Frame   2
Akron, 1941-1954
Reel   1
Frame   314
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1945-1949
Reel   1
Frame   358
Atlanta, 1969-1974
Reel   1
Frame   426
“Atlanta Discussion Bulletin,” 1977
Reel   1
Frame   442
At-large, 1968-1976
Reel   1
Frame   621
Austin, 1970-1973
Reel   1
Frame   680
Baltimore, 1946, 1949, 1961
Reel   1
Frame   700
Bayonne, New Jersey, 1944-1946
Boston
Correspondence
Reel   1
Frame   708
1944-1961
Reel   2
Frame   1
1964-1976, undated
Reel   2
Frame   354
“Discussion Bulletin,” 1977-1978
Reel   2
Frame   453
Buffalo, 1942-1959
Reel   2
Frame   718
California, 1966
“California Discussion Bulletin”
Reel   2
Frame   724
1982, February - March
Reel   3
Frame   1
1983, September - November
Chicago
Reel   3
Frame   97
Minutes and reports, 1944-1966
Correspondence
Reel   3
Frame   209
1941-1953
Reel   4
Frame   1
1954-1976
Reel   4
Frame   547
“Chicago-Gary District Discussion Bulletin,” 1980-1982
Reel   4
Frame   670
“Chicago Local SWP Discussion Bulletin,” 1977-1978
Reel   4
Frame   795
Cincinnati, 1944-1976
Cleveland
Reel   5
Frame   1
Minutes and reports, 1966-1974
Reel   5
Frame   125
Correspondence, 1944-1976
Reel   5
Frame   853
Scherr for Mayor campaign, 1973
Reel   6
Frame   1
Connecticut, 1961-1966
Denver
Reel   6
Frame   33
Minutes and reports, 1961-1975
Reel   6
Frame   103
Correspondence, 1958-1976
Detroit
Reel   6
Frame   488
Minutes and reports, 1944-1976
Correspondence
Reel   6
Frame   736
1941-1944
Reel   7
1945-1966
Reel   8
Frame   1
1967-1977, undated
Reel   8
Frame   295
“Internal Discussion Bulletin,” 1976-1977
Reel   8
Frame   426
“Michigan Militant Newsletter,” 1959-1961
Flint
Reel   8
Frame   495
1940-1947, March
Reel   9
Frame   1
1947, April - 1953
Houston
Reel   9
Frame   255
Minutes and reports, 1971-1976
Reel   9
Frame   337
Correspondence, 1966-1976
Reel   9
Frame   606
“Discussion Bulletin,” 1977
Reel   9
Frame   655
Kansas City, 1945-1946
Los Angeles
Minutes and reports
Reel   9
Frame   701
1939-1950
Reel   10
Frame   1
1952-1976
Correspondence
Reel   10
Frame   296
1939-1952
Reel   11
1953-1965
Reel   12
1966-1975
Reel   13
Frame   1
1976
Reel   13
Frame   141
Miscellaneous campaigns, 1973
Reel   13
Frame   175
“City Letters,” 1944-1976
Reel   13
Frame   435
“Internal Bulletin,” 1946-1953
“Discussion Bulletin”
Reel   13
Frame   748
1976-1977
Reel   14
Frame   1
1978-1979
Reel   14
Frame   191
Young Militant/Young Socialist Reply, 1946-1963
Los Angeles East
Reel   14
Frame   215
Minutes and reports, 1974-1975
Reel   14
Frame   338
Correspondence, 1974-1976
Reel   14
Frame   497
“Branch Letter,” 1975
Los Angeles West
Reel   14
Frame   568
Minutes and reports, 1975
Reel   14
Frame   684
Correspondence, 1974-1975
Reel   14
Frame   801
“Branch Letter,” 1975-1976
Reel   14
Frame   817
Louisville, 1976
Reel   14
Frame   834
Miami, 1976
Milwaukee
Reel   14
Frame   836
1943-1949
Reel   15
Frame   1
1950-1976
Minneapolis
Correspondence
Reel   15
Frame   324
1929-1958
Reel   16
Frame   1
1959-1983
Reel   16
Frame   600
“Minnesota Discussion Bulletin,” 1984
Reel   16
Frame   628
Missoula, Montana, 1945
Reel   16
Frame   632
Morgantown, West Virginia, 1947-1950
Reel   16
Frame   696
New Haven, Connecticut, 1947-1951
Reel   17
Frame   1
New Orleans, 1976
New York City
General
Minutes and internal convention bulletins
Reel   17
Frame   24
1939-1951
Reel   18
Frame   1
1952-1964
Reel   19
Frame   1
1965-1975, undated
Correspondence
Reel   19
Frame   411
1933-1961
Reel   20
Frame   1
1962-1989
Reel   20
Frame   320
Campaigner, 1948
Reel   20
Frame   342
“City Letter,” 1947-1971
Reel   20
Frame   519
“Internal Discussion Bulletin”, 1973-1978
Reel   20
Frame   870
Miscellaneous publications, 1943-1945
Brooklyn
Reel   21
Frame   1
Minutes, 1971-1975
Reel   21
Frame   254
Correspondence, 1971-1975
Lower Manhattan
Reel   21
Frame   374
Minutes, 1975
Reel   21
Frame   508
Correspondence, 1975
Upper West Side
Reel   21
Frame   598
Minutes, 1975
Reel   21
Frame   698
Correspondence, 1975
New York-New Jersey District
Reel   22
Frame   1
Report, 1983
Reel   22
Frame   8
“Discussion Bulletin,” 1984
Newark, New Jersey
Reel   22
Frame   179
Correspondence, 1944-1975, 1984
Reel   22
Frame   295
Workers' Voice and campaign material, 1938
Reel   22
Frame   472
Oakland-Berkeley, 1950-1976
Reel   23
Frame   80
Philadelphia, 1940-1976
Reel   24
Frame   1
Pittsburgh, 1947-1954
Reel   24
Frame   132
Portland, 1940-1976
Reel   24
Frame   251
Reading, Pennsylvania, 1942-1946
Reel   24
Frame   326
Richmond, Virginia, 1975-1976
Reel   24
Frame   346
Rochester, New York, 1944-1948
Reel   24
Frame   393
Salt Lake City, 1976
Reel   24
Frame   402
St. Louis, 1945-1975
Reel   24
Frame   703
San Diego, 1942-1964, 1972
San Francisco
Correspondence
Reel   24
Frame   851
1939-1941, 1944-1946
Reel   25
Frame   1
1947-1967
Reel   26
Frame   1
1968-1976
Reel   26
Frame   663
“Discussion Bulletin,” 1947-1954, 1976-1977
Reel   27
Frame   151
San Jose, California, 1976
Reel   27
Frame   153
San Pedro, California, 1942-1944
Reel   27
Frame   283
Seaside, California, 1981-1983
Seattle
Reel   28
Frame   340
Correspondence, 1942-1973
Reel   29
Frame   2
“Discussion Bulletin,” 1953, #1 only
Reel   29
Frame   41
Tacoma, 1946-1948
Reel   29
Frame   82
Texas, 1940, 1944, 1946-1947, 1949
Note: See also Houston.
Reel   29
Frame   140
Toledo, 1940, 1944-1952, 1975
Washington, D.C.
Reel   29
Frame   489
Correspondence, 1969-1972
Reel   29
Frame   520
“Discussion Bulletin,” 1977
Reel   29
Frame   629
Youngstown, Ohio, 1942-1958
Series: Activities and Organizing Records
Reel   30
Frame   1
Anti-draft work, 1980-1985
Reel   30
Frame   69
Anti-nuclear work, 1977-1982
Anti-war work, 1965-1975
Reel   30
Frame   173
Defense cases
Reel   30
Frame   340
Attorney General's list of subversives, 1948-1963
Reel   30
Frame   379
Berkeley students defense committee, 1968
Bernard, Leo
Reel   30
Frame   387
General, 1966-1967
Reel   30
Frame   627
Clippings, 1966-1967
Reel   30
Frame   647
Blanco, Hugo, 1963
Reel   30
Frame   661
Bombing of SWP National Office and Militant, 1966
Boudin, Kathy
Reel   30
Frame   756
General, 1981-1984
Reel   30
Frame   859
Clippings
Central Michigan University
Reel   30
Frame   914
General, 1976-1977
Reel   31
Frame   2
Clippings, 1976-1977
Reel   31
Frame   71
Chicago Red Squad, 1975-1985
Reel   31
Frame   183
Customs harassment (Harris, Jaquith, Manuel, Mason), 1984-1989
Reel   31
Frame   216
Davis, Angela, 1971
Reel   31
Frame   228
Democratic Election Laws Committee (CoDEL), 1971-1976
Reel   31
Frame   462
Detroit SWP office bombing, 1946
Reel   31
Frame   484
Farinas, Juan, 1970-1972
Free assembly and political expression on campus
Reel   31
Frame   538
General, 1970-1973
Reel   31
Frame   842
Legal documents
Reel   32
Frame   2
Clippings
Reel   32
Frame   29
Freedom Socialist Party case, 1985
Reel   32
Frame   124
Freeway Hall Case Defense Committee, 1986-1988
GI defense
Reel   32
Frame   163
General, 1965-1975
Reel   32
Frame   426
SWP and YSA Members in the military
House Un-American Activities Committee
Reel   32
Frame   623
General, 1965
Los Angeles
Reel   32
Frame   636
General, 1962
Reel   32
Frame   684
Clippings, 1962
Reel   32
Frame   720
USWA Local #2058, 1961-1962
Reel   32
Frame   734
Houston Committee to Defend Democratic Rights, 1971
Reel   32
Frame   828
Johnson, Joe, Deportation case, 1965-1966
Reel   32
Frame   836
Jonasco, John, Deportation case, 1957
Reel   33
Frame   2
Jones, Keith (GI Defense), 1968-1970
Reel   33
Frame   21
Jurenas, Ed (GI Defense), 1971
Reel   33
Frame   109
“Kissing Case” (Robert Williams), 1959
Reel   33
Frame   157
Knoxville 22 defense, 1971
Reel   33
Frame   221
Kolis, Salm, Committee to Defend, 1974
Reel   33
Frame   372
Kos, Walter (GI defense), 1966-1970
Reel   33
Frame   476
Los Angeles bombing (Political Rights Defense Fund), 1975
Reel   33
Frame   612
Lieberman, Jack (free speech at Florida State University), 1972
Reel   33
Frame   620
Mandel, Ernest, 1968-1978, undated
Reel   34
Frame   227
Marroquin Manriquez, Hector (political asylum case), 1974-1989, undated
Reel   34
Frame   792
Miles, Joe (GI defense), 1968-1970
Reel   35
Frame   3
Militant libel suit, 1952-1954
Reel   35
Frame   87
Miscellaneous defense cases, 1971-1976
Monroe Defendants, Committee to Aid
Reel   35
Frame   230
General, 1961-1964
Reel   35
Frame   526
Clippings and newsletters, 1962-1964
Reel   35
Frame   613
National Peace Action Coalition vs. House Internal Security Committee, 1971
Reel   35
Frame   593
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) defense
Reel   35
Frame   706
New York Headquarters bombing, 1969
Reel   35
Frame   714
New York Red Squad (Handshu case), 1980-1985
Reel   35
Frame   884
Ohio Un-American Activities, 1953, 1955
Reel   36
Frame   3
Petrick, Howard (GI defense), 1967-1971
Reel   36
Frame   93
Phillips, Wendell, Academic Freedom Committee, 1961-1964
Reel   36
Frame   333
Rosenberg Case, National Committee to Re-Open, 1975
Reel   36
Frame   397
Scythes, George Albert (deportation), 1961-1962
Reel   36
Frame   475
Selander, Ted (deportation), 1949-1950
Reel   36
Frame   506
Skoglund, Carl (deportation), 1949-1950
Reel   36
Frame   520
Sobell, Morton, Committee to Secure Justice for, 1958-1966
Starsky, Morris
Reel   36
Frame   543
General, 1969-1975
Reel   36
Frame   752
Clippings
Reel   37
Frame   3
Legal documents
Reel   37
Frame   119
Stryffler, Jim (GI defense), 1983-1984
Reel   37
Frame   182
Swett, Charles, 1950
Reel   37
Frame   205
Tate, Ernie, 1966-1967
Reel   37
Frame   243
Toame, Khalil, 1968
Reel   37
Frame   272
“Trucks Law” SWP on Michigan ballot, 1952
Reel   37
Frame   287
Warren, James “Mac” (Immigration) case, 1987-1988
Reel   37
Frame   424
Wounded Knee, 1974
Zahraie, Committee to Defend
Reel   37
Frame   453
General, 1972-1974
Reel   37
Frame   683
Clippings
Reel   37
Frame   716
Legal documents
Reel   37
Frame   784
Meeting notes
Reel   38
Frame   1
Gay rights, 1970-1987
International Solidarity
SWP Internal Records
Reel   39
Frame   3
African Liberation Day, 1972
Reel   39
Frame   12
Angola, 1974-1976, undated
European refugees
Reel   39
Frame   102
American Committee for European Worker Relief, 1946-1950
Reel   39
Frame   205
American Fund for Political Prisoners and Refugees, 1938-1939, undated
Reel   39
Frame   231
France (Committee to Defend the French Students), 1968-1969
Reel   39
Frame   447
Greece, 1947
Iran
Reel   39
Frame   470
Committee for Artistic and Intellectual Freedom in Iran, 1973-1979, undated
Reel   39
Frame   736
Defense of SWP political prisoners, 1979
Reel   39
Frame   776
Ireland, 1969-1976, 1985, undated
Reel   39
Frame   847
Korea, 1974
Reel   39
Frame   857
Mexico, 1967-1970, undated
Palestine/Israel
Reel   39
Frame   897
Committee on New Alternatives, 1969-1971
Reel   40
Frame   3
Israeli “frame-ups,” undated
Reel   40
Frame   12
Palestinian solidarity, 1973-1974, 1982
Reel   40
Frame   92
Puerto Rico, 1973-1974, undated
South Africa
Reel   40
Frame   146
Alexander Defense Committee, 1965-1968
Reel   40
Frame   380
ADC vs. Justice Department, 1966, undated
Reel   40
Frame   432
Alexander on nationalism, undated
Reel   40
Frame   446
Brutus, Dennis, 1965-1966
Reel   40
Frame   462
Koka (Drake) tour, 1972, 1978
Reel   40
Frame   475
Lee, Franz, tour, 1964-1966
Reel   40
Frame   533
New York University Conference, undated
Reel   40
Frame   538
Sihali, Eunice, 1966-1967
Reel   40
Frame   560
Soweto student tour, 1976-1977
Reel   40
Frame   565
Tabata tour, 1965-1966, 1970
Fair Play for Cuba Committee, 1960-1980
Reel   41
Frame   3
Constitutions and by-laws, undated
Chapter correspondence
Reel   41
Frame   22
California
Reel   41
Frame   127
Canada
Reel   41
Frame   160
Colorado
Reel   41
Frame   175
Connecticut
Reel   41
Frame   180
Florida
Reel   41
Frame   188
Illinois
Reel   41
Frame   218
Indiana
Reel   41
Frame   232
Iowa
Reel   41
Frame   238
Massachusetts
Reel   41
Frame   256
Michigan
Reel   41
Frame   357
Minnesota
Reel   41
Frame   367
New York
Reel   41
Frame   535
Ohio
Reel   41
Frame   577
Clippings, 1960-1961
Reel   41
Frame   601
Literature and reprints
Reel   41
Frame   682
Publicity, undated
Reel   41
Frame   747
U.S. Committee for Justice to Latin American Prisoners, 1967-1977
Oppressed Minorities
General documents on Black struggle
Reel   42
Frame   4
1942-1977
Reel   43
Frame   4
1978-1979, 1985-1987
Subject files
Reel   43
Frame   198
Black nationalism and the SWP, Classes by Robert Vernon, undated
Reel   43
Frame   314
Black Panther Party, 1965-1973, undated
Reel   43
Frame   727
Boston anti-racist activities, 1974-1975
Reel   43
Frame   800
Crusade for Justice, 1974, 1976-1977
Reel   44
Frame   2
Freedom Now Party, 1963-1964, undated
Reel   44
Frame   75
KKK, 1979
Reel   44
Frame   93
Latino/Chicano/Puerto Rican liberation, 1970-1987
Reel   44
Frame   287
Malcolm X, letters on Militant Labor Forum, 1989
Reel   44
Frame   293
Miscellaneous black freedom projects, 1974-1976, undated
National Black Independent Political Party (NBIPP)
Reel   44
Frame   369
General records, 1980-1986
Reference file
Reel   44A
Frame   3
Background material
Reel   44A
Frame   28
Convention and meeting files, 1980-1985
Subject files
Reel   44B
Frame   182
Clippings, 1980-1983, undated
Reel   44B
Frame   249
Daniels speech, 1981
Reel   44B
Frame   268
Grenada, 1983
Reel   44B
Frame   295
Informational Bulletin, 1983
Reel   44B
Frame   300
Miscellaneous committees, 1981-1982
Reel   44B
Frame   353
NBIPP Partyline, 1981-1984
Reel   44B
Frame   377
SWP controversy, 1981-1984
Reel   44B
Frame   454
Warren, Mac, Review of NBIPP accomplishments, 1983, 1985
Reel   44B
Frame   587
Washington, Harold, 1984
NBIPP Local files
Reel   44B
Frame   598
Atlanta, 1982-1983
Reel   44B
Frame   607
Baltimore, 1981-1985
Reel   44B
Frame   653
Birmingham, 1981-1982, undated
Reel   44B
Frame   689
Detroit, 1981, 1985, undated
Reel   44B
Frame   697
Indianapolis, 1981, 1981
Reel   44B
Frame   702
Jersey City, undated
Reel   44B
Frame   714
Los Angeles, 1981, 1984
Reel   44B
Frame   763
Milwaukee, 1982
Reel   44B
Frame   768
Minneapolis, 1983, undated
Reel   44B
Frame   777
Miscellaneous locals
Reel   44B
Frame   789
New York state, 1981, 1986
Reel   44B
Frame   860
North Carolina, 1981-1982
Reel   44B
Frame   865
Oakland, 1981-1983
Reel   44B
Frame   880
Ohio, 1981-1983
Reel   44B
Frame   930
Philadelphia, undated
Reel   44B
Frame   937
Pittsburgh, 1981
Reel   44B
Frame   946
Virginia, 1981
Reel   44B
Frame   966
Washington, D.C., 1981-1986
SWP documents, 1980-1986
Reel   44B
Frame   672
National Black United Front, 1981-1985
Reel   44B
Frame   739
Native Americans, General, 1976
Reel   44B
Frame   751
Weber affirmative action case, 1979
Trade Union files
General
Reel   45
Frame   1
1937-1945, 1967-1974
Reel   45
Frame   437
Caribbean unionists, 1987
Reel   45
Frame   447
Engels, unidentified notes
Reel   45
Frame   470
Rasmussen, Paul, Tribute to packinghouse workers, circa 1940
Fraction files
Automobile fraction
Reel   45
Frame   514
1947-1951
Reel   46
Frame   3
1955, 1963, 1970-1971
Reel   46
Frame   48
Electrical fraction, 1950-1951, 1983
Reel   46
Frame   233
Machinists, 1980
Reel   46
Frame   264
Maritime fraction, 1936-1950, 1983, 1987
Reel   46
Frame   627
Mineworkers fraction, 1979-1989
Reel   46
Frame   689
Paperworkers, 1988
Railroads
Reel   46
Frame   728
1944-1946, 1970-1978, 1988-1989
Reel   47
Frame   3
Right to Vote Committee, UTU, 1970-1971
Reel   46
Frame   927
Retail clerks, 1949
Reel   47
Frame   134
Rubber fraction, 1946-1949
Reel   47
Frame   197
Steel fraction, 1941-1946, 1965, 1974-1987
Reel   47
Frame   691
Teachers, 1975
Reel   47
Frame   712
Teamsters, 1940-1948
Reel   47
Frame   1083
Truckers, Independent, 1974, 1983
Series: Historical Files
File 1: Chronological File
Reel   48
Frame   3
1925?, Red International of Labor Unions
Reel   48
Frame   74
1928, Independent Communist League of Boston (Konikow Group), Bulletin
Reel   48
Frame   87
1929, CPUSA
Reel   48
Frame   110
1931, Communist League of America, Correspondence
1932
Communist League of America
Reel   48
Frame   130
Documents
Reel   48
Frame   162
Unser Kampf
Reel   48
Frame   182
Communistes, Greek section
1933
Reel   48
Frame   195
Shachtman essay “Communism and the Negro”
Reel   48
Frame   294
Communist League of America, Documents
Reel   48
Frame   333
Conference for Progressive Labor Action (, 1933-1934)
1934
Reel   48
Frame   472
American Workers Party
Reel   48
Frame   686
Communist League of America
Reel   48
Frame   805
Communist League of Struggle
Reel   48
Frame   814
Non-partisan Labor Defense, 1934-1935
1935
Reel   49
Frame   3
Revolutionary Workers League (includes International News, Volume 1, Numbers 6, 8-9)
Reel   49
Frame   67
Workers Party documents
Reel   49
Frame   366
Harlem branch minutes
Reel   49
Frame   383
Young Peoples Socialist League vs. Clarity
1936
Reel   49
Frame   442
American Labor Party
Reel   49
Frame   451
Communist League of America
Reel   49
Frame   454
Revolutionary Workers League
Reel   49
Frame   470
Socialist Party
Reel   49
Frame   509
Workers Party, Documents
1937
Reel   49
Frame   593
Mooney defense
Reel   49
Frame   597
Proletarian Party (Chicago)
Reel   49
Frame   608
Revolutionary Workers League
Reel   49
Frame   617
Socialist Party Documents
Reel   50
Frame   3
Harry Milton letters from Spain
1938
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   18
, 1938 Founding convention
1938-1939, Socialist Workers Party
Micro 2050
Reel   50
Frame   38
Anti-fascist leaflets
Reel   50
Frame   81
Correspondence
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   22
Miscellaneous internal materials
Reel   32
Segment   23
Miscellaneous international youth materials (, 1936-1940)
Micro 2050
Reel   50
Frame   93
1939-1940
Micro 596
Reel   1
Frame   1
Russian discussion
Reel   32
Segment   20
Shachtman fight
Micro 2050
1940
Reel   50
Frame   215
American Labor Party
Reel   50
Frame   244
Committee for the 4th International (“International Bulletin” #1)
Reel   50
Frame   261
Miscellaneous correspondence
Reel   50
Frame   283
Emergency Conference, 4th Estate Clubs
1941
Reel   50
Frame   291
Grace Carlson tour
Reel   50
Frame   367
Independent Labor League
Reel   50
Frame   376
1943, Phelan, Terence (Sherry Mangin) tour
1944
Reel   50
Frame   382
Revolutionary Workers League
Reel   50
Frame   409
1944-1947, Gerald L.K. Smith
1945
Reel   50
Frame   480
Miscellaneous correspondence
Reel   50
Frame   519
Tours
1946
Reel   50
Frame   603
Carsten, Charles, Veterans Committee
Reel   50
Frame   653
Goldman, Albert
Reel   50
Frame   665
Konikow, Antoinette
Reel   50
Frame   678
1947, Fredericks (John) faction
Reel   50
Frame   685
1948-1952, Tours
Reel   50
Frame   890
1954, McCarthyism
Reel   50
Frame   896
1956, Muste correspondence
Reel   51
Frame   3
1956-1957, Stalinist “regroupment”
1957-1958
Reel   51
Frame   221
American Forum for Socialist Education
Reel   51
Frame   691
Tours
1957-1959
United Independent-Socialist Campaign Committee
Reel   51
Frame   721
1957 - 1958, September 9
Reel   52
Frame   3
1958, September 12 - 1959
Reel   52
Frame   172
Wohlforth/Robertson and Youth
Reel   52
Frame   219
1959, Socialist literature barnstorming tour (Trailblazers)
Reel   52
Frame   235
1960, George Lincoln Rockwell
1961
Reel   52
Frame   253
1961-1962, Committee on Party Fundraising
Reel   52
Frame   310
Youth work (Wohlforth)
Reel   52
Frame   343
1962, Chicago Voters for Peace
Reel   52
Frame   383
1963, Labor Action for Peace minority reports
Reel   52
Frame   437
1963-1983, Kennedy assassination
Reel   52
Frame   515
1963-1965, Robertsonites expulsion (Spartacist League)
Reel   52
Frame   552
1963-1964, Student Committee for Travel to Cuba
Reel   52
Frame   664
1964, Youth
Reel   52
Frame   679
1964-1986, Lyndon LaRouche, Jr.
Reel   53
Frame   3
1966-1968, Peace and Freedom Party
Reel   53
Frame   125
1966-1970, Legion of Justice (Chicago)
Reel   53
Frame   286
1968, 1970-1973 Tours
CB 131
1970, Sue's Story as Told by Five Women, film
Micro 2050
Reel   53
Frame   594
1972-1973, Japan
Reel   53
Frame   609
1972-1973, Prisoners
Reel   53
Frame   646
1972-1973, David Weiss films
Reel   53
Frame   672
1973, Anti-inflation demonstration
Reel   53
Frame   726
1973-1974, CP electoral candidacies
Reel   53
Frame   772
1974, Anti-semitism
Reel   53
Frame   791
1974-1975, International correspondence
Reel   53
Frame   846
1974-1975, Miscellaneous correspondence
Reel   54
Frame   3
1974-1975, Soviet dissidents
Reel   54
Frame   77
1975, National Convention
Reel   54
Frame   108
1977-1978, Socialist and independent left electoral candidacies
1982
Reel   54
Frame   177
John Trinkl critique
Reel   54
Frame   181
Plenum “kit,” 1985
Reel   54
Frame   448
Anti-apartheid/anti-war steering committee
1987
Reel   54
Frame   475
Active Workers conference committee
Reel   54
Frame   503
Anti-Intervention demonstration committee
Reel   54
Frame   540
SWP-GB discussions with Lutte Ouvriere
Reel   54
Frame   558
1989, Pathfinder Mural
File 2: Organization File (Predecessors and older opposition groups)
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   6
American Workers Party, Miscellaneous materials, 1934
Reel   32
Segment   16
Committee of an Appeal Left Wing (Most Group), Chicago Correspondence, 1937
Communist League of America
Micro 2050
Reel   55
Frame   4
Minutes, 1929, 1931-1934
Reel   55
Frame   555
Youth Committee, Minutes, 1931-1933
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   3-4
Miscellaneous internal materials, 1932-1934
Micro 2050
Reel   55
Frame   632
Undated material
Micro 596
Communist League of Struggle
Reel   33
Segment   12
The Struggle for Communism
Reel   33
Segment   12
The Struggle of the Unemployed, circa 1935
Independent Socialist League
Reel   34
Forum, 1949-1957 (filmed without segments)
Micro 2050
Reel   55
Frame   639
, Undated material
Micro 596
Johnson-Forest Tendency (filmed without segment or frame numbers), 1947
Reel   33
“Johnson-Forest Tendency Internal Bulletin,” #1-12, 1947
Reel   33
Three Essays by Karl Marx
Reel   33
The Invading Soviet Society
Reel   33
World Revolutionary Perspectives and the Russian Question
Micro 2050
Reel   55
Frame   681
General documents, 1947-1951, undated
Micro 596
Reel   33
Segment   5
League for a Revolutionary Workers Party (New International Bulletin, Volume 1, Numbers 1-3, 1935)
Reel   33
Segment   13
Revolutionary Workers League (Oehlerites) (International News, Volume 1, Numbers 1-5, 1935)
Micro 2050
Reel   55
Frame   854
, Undated material
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   15
Socialist Appeal Institute minutes, 1937, February
Socialist Party, Miscellaneous material
Reel   32
Segment   14
, 1936-1937 (Includes some YPSL [Young Peoples Socialist League])
Micro 2050
Reel   55
Frame   860
1940-1941
Reel   55
Frame   882
Undated
Spartacist Youth League
Reel   55
Frame   891
1932-1934
Reel   56
Frame   3
1935-1938
Workers Party
Micro 596
Plenums
Reel   32
Segment   9
1935, June
Reel   32
Segment   10
1935, October
Micro 2050
Reel   56
Frame   233
Minutes, 1934-1936
Miscellaneous materials
Micro 596
Reel   32
Segment   11
1935-1936
Micro 2050
Reel   56
Frame   383
1940-1948
Micro 596
Publications (filmed without segment or frame numbers)
Reel   34
Bulletin, 1943-1949
Reel   34
The Russian Question, 1941
Reel   34
Out of the Bureaucratic Jungle, circa 1944
Reel   34
Party Builder of the Workers Party, Volume II, Number 5, 1947
Micro 2050
Reel   56
Frame   478
Young Peoples Socialist League, 1937-1945
Reel   56
Frame   695
Youth Bureau for the Fourth International, “International Bulletin,” 1937
Series: Opponents File (“Recent” Opposition Groups)
Reel   93
Frame   1
General reports on opponents, 1970-1977
Reel   93
Frame   216
American Labor Party, 1949
Communist Party USA
Reel   93
Frame   415
Anti-war leaflets, 1937-1940, undated
Reel   93
Frame   468
Coney Island Club, 1973, undated
Defense cases
Reel   93
Frame   493
General
Reel   93
Frame   537
Angela Davis, 1971-1972
Reel   93
Frame   591
Notes, undated
Reel   93
Frame   618
Relations with the SWP, 1956-1985
Reel   93
Frame   684
Study documents, circa 1940s
Reel   94
Frame   1
Waterfront Section, 1946-1949
Chronological documents
Reel   94
Frame   47
1930s-1973
Reel   95
Frame   1
1974 - early 1980s, undated
Reel   95
Frame   397
Communist Workers Party, 1981, 1985
Reel   95
Frame   417
Democrat Socialists, 1974-1976
DuBois Clubs of America
Reel   95
Frame   450
General, 1964-1972
Reel   95
Frame   782
Los Angeles, 1964
Reel   95
Frame   809
Guardian, 1974-1979
Reel   95
Frame   898
International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1940
Reel   95
Frame   855
Independent Progressive Party, 1948-1954
Reel   95
Frame   901
International Socialists, 1971, 1982
Reel   96
Frame   1
International Workers Party, 1980-1982
Reel   96
Frame   83
Libertarian Party, undated
Reel   96
Frame   95
Line of March, 1983-1989
Reel   96
Frame   152
Maoists-General
Reel   96
Frame   158
National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression, 1972-1974
Reel   96
Frame   419
New American Movement, 1974-1979
Reel   96
Frame   435
New Left-General
Reel   96
Frame   441
New Party of Florida, 1969
Reel   96
Frame   444
Pacifists, 1960-1967, undated
Reel   96
Frame   468
Peace and Freedom Party, 1968-1971
Reel   96
Frame   534
People's Party, 1974
Reel   96
Frame   538
Progressive Labor Party, 1975
Reel   96
Frame   543
Progressive Youth Organizing Committee, 1961-1963
Reel   96
Frame   597
Rank and File Caucuses, Committee for, 1972
Reel   96
Frame   602
Revolutionary Communist Party, 1977-1980
Reel   96
Frame   735
Revolutionary Marxist Organizing Committee, 1976-1977
Reel   97
Frame   1
Revolutionary Socialist Party, 1977-1982
Reel   97
Frame   117
Revolutionary Student Brigade, 1975-1976
Reel   97
Frame   152
Revolutionary Workers League, undated
Reel   97
Frame   156
Socialist Forum, 1974-1976
Reel   97
Frame   180
Socialist Labor Party, 1974-1988
Reel   97
Frame   300
Socialist Party, 1936-1940, undated
Reel   97
Frame   309
Solidarity, 1987-1988
Reel   97
Frame   321
Spark, 1975-1976
Reel   97
Frame   404
Spartacist League, 1964-1988
Reel   97
Frame   523
Students for a Democratic Society, 1965-1969
Reel   97
Frame   614
Trotskyist Organization, 1976
Reel   97
Frame   616
War Resisters League, 1975-1976
Reel   97
Frame   629
Workers World Party, 1977-1980
Reel   97
Frame   638
Young Communist League, 1937-1990
Reel   97
Frame   701
Young Workers Liberation League, 1970-1976
Series: Internal Discussions and Disputes
Reel   98
Frame   1
Appeals and resignations, 1983
Reel   98
Frame   55
Chinese Tendency, 1959-1965,
Reel   98
Frame   216
Cochran Split, 1953
Reel   98
Frame   285
Communist Tendency (includes Vanguard), 1971
Reel   98
Frame   357
Ex-International Tendency, et cetera, 1979-1981
Reel   98
Frame   375
Fourth Internationalist Tendency, 1984-1991
Internationalist Tendency
Reel   98
Frame   445
1972-1974
Reel   99
Frame   1
1975-1977, undated
Leninist Faction
Reel   99
Frame   384
Class Struggle League-Barbara Gregorich, 1971-1972
Reel   99
Frame   657
Communist Tendency, 1971-1973
Reel   99
Frame   800
Leavitt, Ralph, expulsion, 1971-1975
Reel   99
Frame   886
Merrill, Carol and Dick, expulsion, 1971
Reel   100
Frame   1
Proletarian Orientation, 1962-1966
Reel   100
Frame   99
Spartacist split, 1962-1964, undated
Reel   100
Frame   194
Swabeck, Arne, 1964-1967
Socialist Action
Reel   100
Frame   264
Ban from SWP functions, 1984, 1990
Reel   100
Frame   282
Correspondence, 1983-1989
Reel   100
Frame   359
“Information Bulletin,” 1984, 1987-1988
Reel   100
Frame   464
Miah Fink book and related matters, 1990-1991
Reel   100
Frame   533
Tendency ( 1970-1972, undated)