Ray Sparrow Papers, 1915-1985

Summary Information

Title: Ray Sparrow Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1915-1985

  • Sparrow, Ray, 1915-1985
Call Number: Mss 300; Micro 2040

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, mainly 1958-1968, of Ray Sparrow, a Socialist Workers Party leader also known by his pen name Art Sharon. The collection consists almost entirely of correspondence exchanged with SWP leaders such as James P. Cannon and Farrell Dobbs about Sparrow's work as San Francisco branch organizer and with Ernest Mandel about the United Secretariat of the Trotskyist Fourth International. Brief writings include a review of The Power Elite and a broadcast reply to comments made by Seymour Martin Lipset about HUAC. Also included is an obituary and documents pertaining to matters within CPUSA during the late 1950s.


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Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00300
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