Socialist Workers Party Records, 1928-2002

Summary Information

Title: Socialist Workers Party Records
Inclusive Dates: 1928-2002

  • Socialist Workers Party
Call Number: Micro 596; Micro 816; Micro 993; Micro 1078; Micro 2015; Micro 2050; Micro 2086; AC 588; CB 131; M74-109; M81-206; M85-006; M92-173; M93-249; M2005-027

Quantity: 209 reels of microfilm (35 mm) and 2 films; plus additions of 146.2 c.f., 156 tape recordings, 40 disc recordings, 34 photographs, and 1 film

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), an organization which had its origins in the expulsions of Trotskyists from the Communist Party in 1928, and which has been one of the most prominent radical groups in the United States. The papers document numerous social struggles with which the party was involved, its political organizing, its internal policy and doctrinal disputes, and the lawsuit, “Socialist Workers Party v. the United States Attorney General.”


A portion of this collection is available only on microfilm.

The films in this collection have been cataloged individually.


There is a restriction on access to and use of this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.

Language: English

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