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Thompson, Fred, 1900-1987 : Fred Thompson Papers, 1915-1997

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 in 1922 and joined the I.W.W. He remained an active member for over 65 years. In the 1970s, he joined a Kerr Publishing Company rescue effort. There is considerable correspondence with Wobblies, some addressed to Franklin H. Rosemont, and also photographs of union members.
Extent: 2.2 linear feet - (2 record cartons and 2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Politics, Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Thompson
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The Fred Thompson Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).