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Allen Ruff Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ruff
Abstract Publications and working papers of Ruff, mostly in preparation for his book "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr and Company, Radical Publishers (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997). The bulk of the material is photocopied documents used in research.
Dates: 1855-1997

Carolyn Ashbaugh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ashbaugh
Abstract Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, cassette tapes of interviews, etc., for Carolyn Ashbaugh's biography of Lucy Parsons, published by the Charles H. Kerr Co. for the Illinois Labor History Society in 1976.
Dates: 1970-1976

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

Franklin Rosemont-Haymarket Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rosemont-Haymarket
Abstract Research notes, photocopies, drafts, proofs, photographs, and correspondence comprising the papers used to research and produce the Haymarket Scrapbook, edited by Franklin Rosemont and Dave Roediger (Charles H. Kerr Pub. Co., 1986). Also materials related to the activities commemorating the centennial of the 1886-1887 Haymarket Affair.
Dates: 1877-1993

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

Joseph Giganti papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Giganti
Abstract Papers and photographs pertaining to Chicagoan Joe Giganti, a labor defense activist who served as the Chairman of the Board of the Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company. The collection includes 1930s periodicals, documents, and ephemera of Communist and Socialist groups in Chicago, New York, Italy, and elsewhere. Also included are Giganti's University papers, a file on Giorgio del Vecchio, an audio recording of Giganti, and a photograph album, which features Joe's wife, Rose.
Dates: 1917-1986; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1950

May Walden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-WaldenM
Abstract Collection of May Walden, wife of Socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr from 1892 to 1904, consisting of letters, diaries, literary manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, as well as publications relating to the Socialist movement. Included in the papers are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.
Dates: 1869-1972; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1959

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Correspondence 3
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Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886 2
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Socialism -- 20th century 2
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Book catalogs -- 1851-1900 1
Book catalogs -- 1901-1950 1
Book catalogs -- 1951-2000 1
Card files -- 1951-2000 1
Chicago (Ill.) 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- Newspapers 1
Communist parties 1
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Depressions -- 1929 -- Florida -- Sources 1
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Haymarket Martyr’s Monument (Forest Park, Ill.) 1
Labor -- History 1
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Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century 1
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Manuscripts, American 1
Mothers and daughters -- Florida -- Correspondence 1
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Publishers and publishing -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
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Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921 1
Social action -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
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Industrial Workers of the World 5
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Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor) 2
Giganti, Joseph 2
Parsons, Albert Richard 2