Tom and Karolyn Kerry Papers, 1933-1983

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Title: Tom and Karolyn Kerry Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1933-1983

  • Kerry, Tom
  • Kerry, Karolyn
Call Number: Mss 301; Micro 2042

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

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Tom and Karolyn Kerry, leaders of the Socialist Workers Party: he as an editor and national organizer and she as a labor activist and party worker. Included are biographical information, a bibliography, correspondence, speeches and writings, and miscellany. Among the correspondence are exchanges with various SWP leaders including James Cannon (1938) and Farrell Dobbs (1950s) about internal party matters. Correspondence with George Breitman, Louis Sinclair, and others concerns articles for The Militant and the International Socialist Review. Also represented are the activities of socialist youth leader Tim Wohlforth and San Francisco union leader Nat Weinstein. There is one letter from Lyndon LaRouche, Jr. Personal correspondence documents Kerry's shipboard experiences within the International Seamen's Union (1939-1941) and Karolyn Kerry's friendship with the wives of other SWP leaders.


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Language: English

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