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Thompson, Fred, 1900-1987 : Fred W. Thompson Papers, approximately 1900-1990

Correspondence, writings, publications, photographs, etc. of Fred W. Thompson, I.W.W. official and historian, and president of the Charles H. Kerr Company. A radical in his native Canada, Thompson came to the United States and joined the I.W.W. in 1922 and remained an active member for over 65 years. He joined a Kerr Co. rescue effort in the 1970s. There is considerable correspondence with Wobblies, some addressed to Franklin H. Rosemont, and also photographs of union members.
Extent: 2.4 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Thompson
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