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Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kerr
Abstract Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some information about The Socialist Party, The Proletarian Party, unions, and radical organizations, primarily in the United States.
Dates: 1885-1999

Fred Thompson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Thompson
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1915-1997; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1985