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Carolyn Ashbaugh Papers

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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

Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wyatt
Abstract Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.
Dates: 1894-1968; Majority of material found within 1894 - 1955

Franklin Rosemont - T-Bone Slim Research Collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rosemont-Slim
Abstract Original manuscript writings by noted IWW member T-Bone Slim with research notes, book drafts, and correspondence from Franklin Rosemont used to produce his book, “Juice is Stranger than Friction: Selected Writings of T-Bone Slim” (Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1992).
Dates: approximately 1923-1993; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1993

Fred Thompson Papers

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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

Graham Taylor Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Taylor
Abstract Works, correspondence, and family papers of minister, social worker, professor, and founder of Chicago Commons settlement house, Graham Taylor.
Dates: 1820-1975; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1940

Gus Hall Communist Party meeting recordings

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hall
Abstract Recordings of longtime American Communist Party national chairman and U.S. presidential candidate Gus Hall. Each tape contains Hall's updates at regular party executive board meetings, 1988-1993, a time of considerable dissent over Hall's rigid support of Soviet-style Communism and the absence of internal party democracy.
Dates: 1988-1993

Harold R. Heaton Political Cartoons

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Heaton
Abstract Sixty original political and editorial cartoons by Harold R. Heaton for the Chicago newspaper Inter-Ocean, drawn between 1909 and approximately 1913.
Dates: 1909-approximately 1913

James Shores Griffith Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffith
Abstract Materials from four binders about Griffith and his family. Two binders containing records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local No. 147, 1882-1971, including records of wages of Mr. Griffith's grandfather, Griffith's own 1909 apprentice contract, records of union dues payments, notices of periodic wage and by-law changes, union assessments, elections, and other union activities. Also contains fiftieth and seventy-fifth anniversary souvenir booklets, and a...
Dates: 1882-1971; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1969

Lanche Wolf - Iowa League of Women Voters Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-195
Abstract Collection of papers pertaining to the Iowa League of Women Voters and one of its members, Mrs. Lanche Wolf, of Charles City, Iowa. Included are the constitution and by-laws of the Iowa League of Women Voters; correspondence, membership cards, programs, and financial plans.
Dates: 1922-1925

May Walden Papers

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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

One step at a time, some backward Typescript

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-217
Abstract Gilbert Mer’s over 900 page unpublished manuscript, entitled "One Step at a Time - Some Backward," an autobiographical account of Mer’s years on the Texas waterfront as a longshoreman and radical union activist. Portions of the manuscript were published in 1988 by University of Texas Press under the title "Working on the Waterfront."
Dates: 1982

Students for a Democratic Society and 1968 Democratic Convention. Publications Collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-SDS
Abstract Compiled by Chicago-based Franklin Rosemont and donated by his wife, Penelope Rosemont, this collection consists of pamphlets, wall posters, and periodicals focusing on the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the 1968 Democratic convention.
Dates: 1967-1988; Majority of material found in 1968 - 1968

Victor Lawson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lawson
Abstract Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.
Dates: approximately 1860-1931; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1925

Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Powellton, Ill.) minutes book

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-224
Abstract Ledger of minutes from the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Powellton, Illinois, 1901-1906. The minutes record discussions concerning prohibition, suffrage, illegal gambling, and polygamy.
Dates: 1901-1906

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