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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993
Title: Steve Nelson Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1937-1991, (Bulk 1950-1985)
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Steve Nelson (1903-1993) was a labor activist and organizer, former Communist Party official, Political Commissar in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and National Commander of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB). In the 1950s Nelson was convicted and imprisoned under the Pennsylvania Sedition Act and the Federal Smith Act. In 1957 he left the Communist Party following Khrushchev’s revelations of the atrocities that occurred under Stalin’s regime. Nelson authored two memoirs and an autobiography. Nelson’s papers reflect his political and personal activities including his participation in the Spanish Civil War, his six years of sedition trials and appeals, his writings, and his activities with VALB. His papers also include correspondence with friends and colleagues, which reflect the close interconnection between Nelson’s political and personal lives.
Quantity: 12 Linear Feet in 11 record cartons and 1 oversize flat box
Call Phrase: ALBA.008

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Historical/Biographical Note

Steve Nelson was born Stjepan Mesaroš in the small farming village of Subocka, Croatia in 1903. By age eight Nelson had been trained by his grandfather to operate and repair the family-run mill. He received only five years of formal education. Following World War I, Nelson along with his mother and three sisters immigrated to the United States and joined an extended family of uncles, aunts, and cousins in an ethnically diverse, working-class neighborhood of Philadelphia.

His first job was in a local slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant. There followed a succession of blue-collar jobs -- laboring in machine shops, auto plants and metal works. In time Nelson found work as a carpenter, a trade that would sustain him throughout his life. Workers in the shops who introduced him to socialist ideology and writings initiated his political education. Impressed by the Communist Party's efforts to organize trade unions and improve the lot of workers, Nelson joined the Young Workers League (later called the Young Communist League) in 1923. He soon began working as a union organizer distributing shop newspapers and visiting the coal region of Pennsylvania to meet fellow Croatians who were laboring in the hazardous anthracite mines.

He moved to Pittsburgh in search of work and there met Margaret Yaeger, the woman who was to become his wife. Yaeger came from a family rooted in radical labor politics. As a young girl Yaeger took part in the 1916 Pittsburgh Westinghouse strike, distributing lemonade to the striking workers, and as a high school student she organized a Marxist study group. Nelson and Yaeger met in the office of the local Communist Party where she worked as a typist. Diffident and self-conscious of his accented English and limited verbal ability, Nelson developed his language skills with Yaeger's encouragement and at her prompting began to assume more leadership responsibilities within the Party.

The two married and moved to Detroit in 1925. Nelson found employment in the auto industry as an assembly line worker and union organizer. In 1928 the couple moved to New York City where Nelson studied Marxist theory and history at the New York Workers' School. With the onset of the Great Depression, the Nelsons were on the move again working full time for the Party. They organized the unemployed in Chicago and coal miners in Southern Illinois, before returning to the coalfields of Eastern Pennsylvania. These years were marked by rapid growth within the Communist Party and over the next two decades Nelson's career as party leader advanced with the Party's fortunes.

In 1931 the couple was sent to Moscow and Nelson spent two years at the Lenin School studying Party doctrine and serving as a courier for the Communist International (Comintern) delivering documents and funds to the Communist parties in Germany, Switzerland and China. In 1933 they returned to the United States, settling in Wilkes-Barre, and Nelson resumed activist work among the anthracite miners of Pennsylvania.

With the outbreak of civil war in Spain, the Comintern recruited thousands of international volunteers to fight against Franco's Fascist uprising and in 1937 Nelson joined these forces. He embarked from New York on the Queen Maryin March and traveled to Spain via France. Near the Spanish border, he and two-dozen fellow volunteers were detained and imprisoned in Perpignan by French authorities for violating their travel visas by attempting to cross the French border into Spain. France, like the United States and their European allies, had pledged neutrality in the Spanish Civil War and banned all travel to the riven nation. Released after serving a three-week sentence, Nelson and the other men made their way over the Pyrenees Mountains to join the International Brigades.

Nelson served as a political commissar in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, mustering morale and politically educating recruits. Oliver Law - considered the first African-American to command an integrated military unit and Nelson's former activist colleague from Chicago -- served as the unit's commander. At the end of July, during the Brunete offensive, the Lincolns came under heavy attack and Law was mortally wounded, leaving Nelson in command of the Battalion. On the basis of his performance at Brunete, Nelson was promoted to Political Commissar of the Fifteenth Brigade. In this capacity he was present at the battles of Quinto and Belchite. In the latter conflict he was wounded and, after a period of convalescence, was recalled to the United States by U.S. Communist Party leader Earl Browder to report on Spain at the Party's National Committee meeting held in New York City in November 1937. From there he spent the next months on a national speaking tour raising funds on behalf of the Loyalists.

During the 1940s, Nelson rose to the top ranks of the Communist Party. He was assigned to the West Coast as a party organizer and later served as the chairman of the San Francisco branch. It was during these years that the Nelsons' children, Josephine and Robert, were born. With his election to the Party's National Board the family returned east, and, within a few years, settled in Pittsburgh when Nelson was appointed District Secretary of Western Pennsylvania.

With the advent of the McCarthy era Nelson's prominence within the Party made him a target of rising anti-communist reaction. In August 1950, following a raid on the Pittsburgh Party Headquarters, Nelson and two local party leaders were arrested and charged under the 1919 Pennsylvania Sedition Act for attempting to overthrow the state and federal government. Fearful of being tainted by charges of communism, no local attorney would accept the case, and Nelson was forced to serve as his own counsel. With professional FBI informant Matt Cvetic serving as witness for the prosecution, the case drew widespread media attention. Nelson was convicted, fined $10,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. After serving seven months in the Allegheny County Prison, he was released on $20,000 bail pending his appeal. Concurrent with the Pennsylvania Sedition case, Nelson and five co-defendants were indicted in 1953 under the Federal Smith Act. All six men were found guilty and each sentenced to 5 years and fined $10,000. Nelson and the others were granted bail pending their appeals. In the intervening period Nelson wrote about his experiences in Spain ( The Volunteers) and his Pennsylvania sedition trial and imprisonment (  The Thirteenth Juror). The modest proceeds from both books and contributions from friends and organizations helped sustain him and his family during these years.

In 1956 in Pennsylvania v. Nelson, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Pennsylvania Sedition Act. The court ruled that the enactment of the Federal Smith Act superseded the enforceability of the Pennsylvania Sedition Act and all similar state laws. In the same year the Supreme Court granted Nelson and the other five defendants in the Smith Act case a new trial on the grounds that testimony had been perjured in the earlier case. By the beginning of 1957 the Government decided to drop all charges, bringing six years of legal battles to an end.

In 1957 Nelson left the Communist Party following Khrushchev's revelations of the atrocities that occurred under Stalin's regime. His withdrawal from the Party cost him friendships that had been forged over long years. Disenfranchised from the organization that had formed the nucleus of his professional and personal life and made notorious by the protracted sedition trials, Nelson was unable to secure steady employment. With his family he left Pittsburgh and moved to New York where he spent the next years trying to eke out a living as a carpenter and a cabinetmaker.

In 1963 Nelson became the National Commander of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB), an organization established during the Spanish Civil War to aid returning veterans and promote the ongoing fight against fascism. For the next forty years he guided the organization through an era of activism. Among the achievements of these years was the removal of VALB from the Attorney General's list of subversive organizations and the advancement of aid to political prisoners in Spain. VALB also took part in protests against the Vietnam War and provided aid to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua in the form of ambulances and medical assistance. In 1975 VALB helped to establish the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) in order to preserve and advance the history of American participation in the Spanish Civil War. In 1978, two years after Franco's death, Nelson in the company of his fellow veterans, returned to Spain for the first time in 40 years.

With his wife, he retired to a home that he had built in Truro, Cape Cod in 1975 and in 1981 he published his autobiography, Steve Nelson: American Radical. In the final decade of his life he remained committed to VALB, participating in educational programs that took him to high schools and universities to lecture on the contributions of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and their fight against fascism. On December 11, 1993 Steve Nelson died. He was 90 years old.

Sources:

  • Steve Nelson, James R. Barrett and Rob Ruck, Steve Nelson, American Radical(Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981).
  • Steve Nelson, The 13th Juror: The Inside Story of My Trial(New York: Masses & Mainstream, 1955).
  • Steve Nelson, The Volunteers(New York: Masses & Mainstream, 1953).

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Scope and Content Note

Series I, Spanish Civil War, 1937-1938. Included are incoming and outgoing correspondence and other materials that relate to Nelson's activities in France and Spain, and his national speaking tour shortly after his return to the United States. Among the correspondence is a letter received by Nelson in the hospital while he convalesced from his wounds signed by over 60 members of the MacKenzie-Papineau battalion; a letter from Joseph Dougher (an organizer in the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania who went to Spain with Nelson) written on a leaflet from the Socorro Rojo International (the International Red Aid); and a note from Canadian author Ted Allan jotted on the back of a Christmas greeting card from the Friends of the MacKenzie-Papineau battalion.

Twenty-five letters (photocopies) written by Nelson to his wife Margaret can also be found in this series. These letters document Nelson's views on the political scene in Paris; his imprisonment in Perpignan; reports on the devastation of cities and villages of Spain; and his great regard for the volunteer forces. Throughout he remains guarded on revealing details of military campaigns and minimizes the extent of his wounds. A small portion of these letters were written after his return to the United States and cover his movements during his speaking tour rallying support for Republican Spain. Other notable materials are Nelson's battle citations; annotated maps of battle campaigns; and background notes on the Spanish politics jotted in his capacity of political commissar.

Series II, General Correspondence, 1952-1991, consists of Nelson's incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as third party letters forwarded to Nelson. These letters reflect the close interconnection between Nelson's political and personal life. Nowhere is this more evident than in Nelson's correspondence with Abraham Lincoln Brigade veterans. In his capacity as National Commander of VALB many of Nelson's fellow volunteers wrote to him directly on both private and organizational matters; mail was also forwarded to Nelson from the VALB office. There are also letters from a range of political figures, writers, historians, and trade union workers who maintained their friendships with Nelson from his years as an organizer. Notable correspondents include: Howard Fast, who corresponded with Nelson during the 6 years of trials and imprisonment; Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, one of the few CP colleagues who did not sever contact with Nelson after he left the Party; Joseph North offering extensive advice on writing the  The Thirteenth Juror; Benjamin J. Davis, offering praise and criticism on this work; and journalist and cartoonist Robert Minor, who wrote regularly during Nelson's seven-month imprisonment. Of particular interest is a hand-written letter (in Spanish) to Nelson from Spanish Communist leader Dolores Ibarruri.

The preponderance of the material is from VALB members who formed the core of his colleagues and friends during the last forty years of his life. Among the VALB members who corresponded with Nelson regularly are: Bill Bailey, Alvah Bessie, Robert Colody, Moe Fishman, Carl Geiser, Manny Harriman, Fredericka Martin, Abe Osheroff, Albert Prago, Abe Smorodin, Irving Weissman, Saul Wellman, and Milton Wolff. There is also extensive correspondence from Fredericka Martin who volunteered as a nurse in the Spanish Civil War. Also in this series is correspondence between Nelson and historians James Barrett and Robert Ruck (who transcribed and edited Steve Nelson: American Radical); Rosalyn Baxandall; Cedric Belfrage; Vivian Gornick; Howard Zinn; and a letter from Michael Meeropol (son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) apologizing for a mischaracterization of Nelson's behavior during the Rosenberg Trials.

Series III, Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1950-1991 (bulk 1975-1987). These papers document the major activities of VALB during the 1970s and 80s and consist of general records pertaining to national conferences, anniversary celebrations, and elections. Also included are minutes of board and committee meetings, general correspondence, the organization's constitution and bylaws, and promotional material on the documentary "The Good Fight: the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War."

Notable are manuscripts by Bill Bailey, Alvah Bessie, Arthur Landis, Norman Dorland, and Herbert Burton related to American participation in the Spanish Civil War; transcriptions of Spanish Civil War era letters written by African-American volunteer Canute Frankson; documents concerning the death of Oliver Law; guidelines for countering questions pertaining to George Orwell and the Spanish Civil War; correspondence related to VALB's support of Nelson during his trials and imprisonment; and the establishment of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA).

VALB's activism is well represented in the files relating to topics that preoccupied the membership, including the protest against the establishment of U.S. military air bases in Spain (Madrid Pact); the campaign to solicit support for the Nicaragua Ambulance Fund; and a birthday tribute for Nelson which raised close to $15,000 to aid political prisoners in Spain. Also of interest are clippings, travel materials, and correspondence related to veterans' trips to Spain; and the unveiling of the International Brigade monument in Barcelona.

Series IV, Trials and Imprisonment, 1951-1955, consists of court records of Nelson's sedition and Smith Act trials. The material contains a full transcript of the sedition trial, in which Nelson served as his own counsel, along with the notes he took in preparation for the trial, and a draft of the appeal in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, written by National Lawyers Guild attorney Victor Rabinowitz. This series also includes incoming and outgoing correspondence from these years, much of which deals with Nelson's defense and his attempts to secure legal counsel. In addition to regular communication from the Civil Rights Congress and Rabinowitz, Nelson was also the recipient of letters of support from friends and admirers. Among the correspondence is a scattering of postcards from Nelson's young son and daughter. Also in this series are leaflets and letters for public appeals campaigns on behalf of Nelson and other Smith Act defendants who were being tried and imprisoned.

Series V, Writings, 1953-1988 (bulk 1977-1984), contains drafts and promotional materials for Nelson's three books:  Steve Nelson: American Radical,  The Thirteenth Juror, and  The Volunteers. Much of it pertains to the preparation of  Steve Nelson: American Radicaland includes transcriptions of taped interviews of Nelson conducted by co-authors James Barrett and Robert Ruck, as well as promotional materials and reviews. [Note: Correspondence from Barrett and Ruck is located in Series II, filed by correspondent.] Publication and promotional materials for Nelson's other books are also located here and include brochures and original book jackets for  The Thirteenth Juror. Of particular note among the other writings is an essay titled "Leaving the Party" about Nelson's decision to resign from the Communist Party.

Series VI, Subject Files, 1937-1990 (bulk 1975-1987). Among the notable material in this series is a portion of Nelson's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) records, which include correspondence between Nelson and the Department of Justice and the Central Intelligence Agency; pamphlets, handbills and other material related to other sedition trial defendants including Harry Bridges and James Dolsen; information on the International Brigades arranged by country; biographical material on Jack Shirai, a Japanese volunteer in the International Brigades; writings of friends and colleagues including Carl Marzani's unpublished manuscript on Orwell; program notes and papers related to a symposium on Malraux and Hemingway; clippings on Nelson; and transcriptions of oral histories with Nelson that are not associated with  Steve Nelson: American Radical. These files also include extensive material on Spanish politics, poems and clippings on the Spanish Civil War, and clippings on individual veterans. Of particular interest is a 1937 souvenir program commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Union, which pictures Nelson on the cover, and a series of poems inspired by Steve Nelson including efforts by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Howard Fast.

Arrangement

Series I is arranged alphabetically. Series II is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with unidentified correspondence arranged chronologically at the end of the series. Series III is arranged alphabetically by subject. Series IV consists of two sections: the legal proceedings are arranged chronologically, followed by subject files, which are arranged alphabetically. Series V is arranged in two sections: materials related to Nelson’s three books are arranged alphabetically by title followed by additional writings arranged alphabetically by genre (i.e. articles, essays, speeches). Series VI is arranged alphabetically by subject.

The files are grouped into 6 series:

Missing Title

  1. I. Spanish Civil War Materials
  2. II. General Correspondence
  3. III. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  4. IV. Trials & Imprisonment
  5. V. Writings
  6. VI. Subject Files

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Wolff, Milton.
  • Fishman, Moses (Moe), 1916-
  • Smorodin, Abe.
  • Weissman, Irving, 1905-
  • Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, 1939-
  • Wellman, Saul
  • White, David McKelvy, 1901-1945
  • Rabinowitz, Victor
  • Ruck, Rob, 1950-
  • Shirai, Jakku, d. 1937.
  • Cvetic, Matthew, 1909-1962
  • Colodny, Robert Garland.
  • Bessie, Alvah Cecil, 1904-1985
  • Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993
  • Barrett, James R., 1950-
  • Fast, Howard, 1914-2003.
  • Bailey, Bill, 1911-1995
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • Ibárruri, Dolores, 1895-1989
  • Law, Oliver.
  • Geiser, Carl
  • Harriman, Manny.
  • Meeropol, Michael.
  • Minor, Robert, 1884-1952
  • Martin, Fredericka I.
  • Marzani, Carl
  • Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
  • Belfrage, Cedric, 1904-1990.
  • North, Joseph
  • Prago, Albert
  • Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
  • Osheroff, Abe.
  • Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010

Document Type

  • Drafts (documents)
  • Transcripts.
  • Correspondence.
  • Legal documents.
  • Briefs (legal documents)
  • Printed ephemera.

Subject Organizations

  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Abraham Lincoln Battalion
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Brigada Internacional, XV
  • Malraux and Hemingway: Embattled Spain (Conference) (1990 : Boston College)
  • International Red Aid
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Communist International
  • Civil Rights Congress (U.S.)
  • Allegheny County Prison (Pa.)
  • Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion

Subject Topics

  • Brunete, Battle of, Brunete, Spain, 1937.
  • Trials (Sedition)
  • Communist trials.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939.

Subject Places

  • Spain |x History |y Civil War, 1936-1939 |v Poetry.
  • Spain |x History |y Civil War, 1936-1939 |x African Americans.
  • Perpignan (France).
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, American.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Personal narratives.
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.).
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Campaigns.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Steve Nelson Papers were donated to Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives in 1991 by Steve Nelson. This collection came to New York University in January 2001 as part of the original acquisition of ALBA collections, formerly housed at Brandeis University.

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives for more information and to schedule an appointment, tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu or 212-998-2630.

Use Restrictions

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), were transferred to New York University in November 2000 by the ALBA Board of Governors. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. For more information, contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu or 212-998-2630.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Material

Steve Nelson Oral History Project, 1977-1978 AIS 78:24, Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh Libraries.

Separated Material

Photographs from the Steve Nelson Papers have been transferred to the non-print section of the ALBA collection in the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.

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Container List

Series I: Spanish Civil War

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Allen, Ted
Dec 1937
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Bard, Phil (to Margaret Nelson)
Oct 1937
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Daduk, Steve
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Dougher, Joseph (to Steve and Margaret Nelson)
Feb 1938-Apr 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Ender, Lillian
Nov 1937
Box: 1 Folder : 5A Correspondence: Frankson, Canute (transcriptions)
Jun 1937-Jul 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Headed "Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion"; Letter Signed by 113 Volunteers, Mostly Americans, with Best Wishes for SN's Recovery from Wounds
[Aug 1937]
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Mates, Dave
[Feb 1938]
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Nelson, Steve
Mar 1937-Dec 1937
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Pulkkinen, George Alberts
[Dec 1937]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Toohey, Pat
Oct 1937
Box: 12 Realia: Jacket
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Subject Files: Battle Citations
Aug 1937-Sep 1937
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Subject Files: Maps of Spanish Civil War Battle Campaigns (Apr 1937-Feb 1938)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Subject Files: Nelson, Steve: Clippings
1937
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Subject Files: Political Commissar Notes
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Subject Files: Schedule of Speaking Tour
Dec 1937-Jan 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Subject Files: Sheet Music (photocopy of German ballad)
undated

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Series II: Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 17 “A”
1971-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Amery, Alfred
1977-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Aptheker, Herbert
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 20 “B”
1967-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Bailey, Bill
undated , 1982-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Barrett, James
undated , 1977-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Barrett, James
1980-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Baxandall, Rosalyn
undated , 1973-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Belfrage, Cedric
undated , 1969-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Bender, Ed
undated , 1975-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Berch, Victor
1971-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Bertolini, Ethel Shapiro
1952 , 1981-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Bessie, Alvah
1952-1955 , 1974-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Blum, Rudy
undated , 1956
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Bowie, John W.
undated , 1970
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Bowie, John W.
1970-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 33 “C”
1960-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Cattonar, Nell Amter
1975-1976
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Cohen, Milt
undated , 1977-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Collier, Frank
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Colodny, Robert
undated , 1952-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Colow, Maury
undated , 1969-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Crome, Len
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 40 “D”
1969-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Davis, Peggy
1976-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Davis, Benjamin J., Jr.
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Dent, Wally
undated , 1977-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Deutsch, Julius
1975-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 45 “E”
1952-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Entwistle, Tom
1984-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 47 “F”
1975-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Fast, Howard
1952-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Fishman, Moe
undated , 1953-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
undated , 1952-1963
Box: 2 Folder : 1 “G”
1971-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Gaerity, Mary
1953
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Geiser, Carl
1980-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Glenn, Elinor & Hank
undated , 1982-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Gordon, Mac
1976-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Gornick, Vivian
1974-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Groden, Daniel
undated , 1972-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Goldring, Benjamin
1978-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 9 “H”
1967-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Hardy, Frank
1953
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Harriman, Manny
1978-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Hellman, Lillian
1972-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Henrikson, Alan K.
1971-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Hetzel, Frederick
1979-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Hill, Preston
1952-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Hunter, Oscar
undated , 1979-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Hutchins, Evelyn
1976-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Hyndman, Katherine
undated , 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 19 “I”
1975-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Ibarruri, Dolores
1975
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Iceland, Ben
undated , 1982-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 22 International Brigade Association
1968-1977
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Isserman, Maurice
1977-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 24 “J”
1975-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Jardas, Edo
1972-1976
Box: 2 Folder : 26 “K”
1966-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Kawanari, Yo
1981-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Keller, Fred
undated , 1979-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Kinzer, Stephen
undated , 1975-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 30 “L”
1961-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Lamb, Leonard & Constance
undated , 1975-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Lamont, Corliss
1955
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Landis, Arthur
undated , 1952-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Leric, Danilo
1984-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Levine, Abby
1980-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Levine, Rob
1981-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Lloyd, Tom
undated , 1952-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Lowenfels, Walter
1952-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 39 “M”
1966-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Margolis, Mac
1977-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Martin, Fredericka
undated , 1968-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Martin, Fredericka
1975-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Martin, Fredericka
1980-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Mates, Dave
1971-1977
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Meeropol, Michael
1981
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Merriman, Marion (Wachtel)
1975-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Minor, Robert & Lydia
1952-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Mitford, Jessica
1972-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 49 Mostel, Zero
1977
Box: 2 Folder : 50 “N”
1975-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 51 Niihara, Shoji
1983-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 52 North, Joseph
1952-[1955]
Box: 2 Folder : 53 Nusser, Charles
undated , 1980-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 1 “O”
1975-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Osheroff, Abe
undated , 1974-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Ost, Milton
undated , 1974-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 4 “P”
1970-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Prago, Albert
undated , 1975-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 6 “Q”
1975-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 7 “R”
1969-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Rauschwald, Mark
1952 , 1980-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Reed, Bob
undated , 1978-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Reynolds, Bertha Capon
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Richmond, Al
1979-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Rosenstein, Herman “Gabby” and Mildred
1975-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Ross, Adolph
1984-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Ross, Carl
1980-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Ruck, Robert
undated , 1971-1991
Box: 3 Folder : 16 “S”
1967-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Seldes, George
1986
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Shifrin, Roy
undated , 1978-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Sillen, Samuel
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Sills, Sam
1982-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Smith, Randall “Pete”
undated , 1976-1981
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Smorodin, Abe
1981-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Spencer, Harold
undated , 1952-1977
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Stamm, Morris and Eleanor
undated , 1973-1977
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Steck, Robert
undated , 1979-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Stein, Lou
1977-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Sterling, Dorothy
1975-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Stone, I. F.
1954 , 1970-1981
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Susman, William (Bill)
1972-1991
Box: 3 Folder : 30 “T”
1972-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Taylor, Robert
1975-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Tisa, John
1971-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Toro, Carlos
undated , 1972-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 34 “U”
1978
Box: 3 Folder : 35 “V”
undated , 1967-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Vidali, Vittorio
1953 , 1955 , 1980
Box: 3 Folder : 37 “W”
1969-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Wallach, Hyman
1975-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Watson, William B.
1969-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Watt, George
1953-1954 , 1988
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Weissman, Irving
undated , 1978-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Weisman, Robert
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Wellman, Saul
1966-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Wilson, H. Hubert
1968-1976
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Wolff, Milton
1953 , 1970-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 46 “Y”
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Yates, James
1952 , 1980
Box: 3 Folder : 48 “Z”
1978-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Zinn, Howard
1973-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Unidentified
1968-1991
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Unidentified
undated

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Series III: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA): Incorporation and Development
1974-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 2 ALBA: Board Minutes, Financial Reports, Correspondence
1988-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 3 African-Americans: Participation in the Spanish Civil War
1979-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 4 American Civil Liberties Award
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Anniversary: 30th Celebration
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Anniversary: 35th Celebration
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Anniversary: 39th Celebration
1975-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Anniversary: 40th Celebration
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Anniversary: 40th: Trip to Florence
1976
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Anniversary: 41st Celebration
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Anniversary: 42nd Celebration
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Anniversary: 43rd-45th Celebrations
1980-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Anniversary: 46th Celebration
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Anniversary: 47th Celebration
1984
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Anniversary: 50th Celebration
1985-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Anniversary: 51st-53rd Celebrations
1989-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Anniversary: 54th Celebration
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Awards and Honors
1984-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Bailey, Bill: Manuscript on U.S. Volunteers
ca.1986
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Bessie, Alvah: Anthology Manuscript & Prospectus
1985-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Burton, Herbert: “Jews in the International Brigade” (typescript)
ca.1937
Box: 4 Folder : 22 China: Trip
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Constitution and Bylaws
ca.1938
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Correspondence
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Correspondence
1950-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Correspondence
1970-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Correspondence
1977-1979
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Correspondence
1980-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Correspondence
1985-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Daily World Dispute: Frankfeld Letter
1975
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Dallet, Joseph, Jr.: Memorial Award
1981-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Dorland, Norman: Spanish Civil War memoirs
1938
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Elections
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Elections
1976-1977
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Elections
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Elections
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Feldman, Harold C.: Bequest
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Financial
1971-1974
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Financial
1976-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Financial
1982-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Geiser, Carl: “Prisoners of the Good Fight”: Promotional material
undated , 1979-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 42 "Good Fight": Comments and Critiques by George Watt, Steve Nelson and Morris Stamm
Undated; 1984-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 43 “Good Fight”: Proposal, Correspondence, Leaflets and Clippings
1978-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Government Proclamations and Resolutions Honoring the Veterans
1984-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Grant, Walter: “On Being a Minister’s Son” (Tribute by Robert Steck)
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Grenada: Protest against Invasion
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Historical Commission: Projects and Proposals
undated , 1976-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Landis, Arthur
undated , 1975-1976
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Landis, Arthur: “United States of America and the Cause of the Spanish Republic, 1936-1939”
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Law, Oliver: Death
1986
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Martin, Fredericka
undated , 1986
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Medical Personnel in Spain: Research
1980-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Meetings: New York Post
undated , 1979-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Memorials
1970-1990
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Merriman, Robert Hall: Memorial Award
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Minutes
1973
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Minutes
1974
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Minutes
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Minutes
1976
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Minutes
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Minutes
1978
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Minutes
1979
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Minutes
1980
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Minutes
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Minutes
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Minutes
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Minutes
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Minutes
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Minutes
1986
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Minutes
1987
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Minutes
1988
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Minutes
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Minutes
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Missing Veterans: Adolph Ross Research
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 28 National Board
1957 , 1969 , 1971
Box: 5 Folder : 29 National Conference
1973
Box: 5 Folder : 30 National Conference
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 31 National Conference
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 32 National Conference
1979
Box: 5 Folder : 33 National Conference
ca.1980
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Nelson, Steve: Birthday Tribute: Greetings
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Nelson, Steve: Birthday Tribute: Contributions
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Nelson, Steve: Birthday Tribute: Publicity
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Nelson, Steve: Birthday Tribute: Request for Sponsors
1974-1975
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Nelson, Steve: Birthday Tribute: Speeches
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Nelson, Steve: Imprisonment, Trial and Appeal
1952-1955
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Nicaragua: Ambulance Fund
1984-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Nicaragua: Opposition to US Policy
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Orwell, George: Material Prepared for the Speakers Committee
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Prisoner Historical Committee
undated , 1980-1981
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Resolutions
1976-1977
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Rice, Charles O.
1975-1976
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Sender, Andrea (Sister Benedicta): VALB Anniversary Address
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Spanish Civil War: Clippings
1973-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 48 Spain: Barcelona Monument
1977-1988
Box: 5 Folder : 49 Spain: Basque Activists: Montserrat Assembly
1971
Box: 5 Folder : 50 Spain: Madrid Pact, New York Times Protest Ad
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Spain: Trip
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 52 Spain: Trip
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 53 Spain: Trip
1985-1986
Box: 5 Folder : 54 Spain: Trip: International Brigade Reception
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 55 Spain: Volunteers Return: Charles Nusser essay; clippings
1977 , 1985-1986
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Spain: Women Prisoners
undated , 1978
Box: 5 Folder : 57 Spain and Vietnam: Robert Colodny Speech
ca.1975
Box: 5 Folder : 58 Speakers’ Bureau
undated , 1972-1988
Box: 5 Folder : 59 Steinem, Gloria
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 60 Testimonials and Receptions
undated , 1975-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 61 Veterans’ Lists
1981-1991
Box: 5 Folder : 62 Veterans Recognition Campaign
1971-1978
Box: 5 Folder : 63 Veterans Rights Committee
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 64 White, David McKelvy: VALB Dues Card
1938
Box: 5 Folder : 65 Wolff, Milton
undated , 1970-1990

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Series IV: Trials and Imprisonment

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 1-121
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 122-496
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 497-747
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 748-908
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 910-1163
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 1431-1768
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 1769-2042
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 2043-2251
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript pp. 2252-2714
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript, Legal Counsel
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript, Summary
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Transcript with notes, Closing Remarks
Dec 1951-Jan 1952
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Sentencing
Jul 1952-
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Outline & Notes
1951-1952
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: (Appeal), Folder 1
Mar 1953-
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: (Appeal), Folder 2
Mar 1953-
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Steve Nelson: Petition for Appeal, Draft and Notes
1952-1953
Box: 7 Folder : 7 United States vs. Steve Nelson, et al.: Indictment
1952
Box: 7 Folder : 8 United States vs. Steve Nelson, et al.: Opening Statement: William Albertson
1953
Box: 7 Folder : 9 United States vs. Steve Nelson, et al.: Opening Statement: Steve Nelson
1953
Box: 7 Folder : 10 United States vs. Steve Nelson, et al.: Opening Statement: Notes
1953
Box: 7 Folder : 11 United States vs. Steve Nelson, et al.: Notes
1953
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Transcript of Record: Supreme Court of the United States, October term, 1955, No. 10, Vol. 1
1955
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Transcript of Record: Supreme Court of the United States, October term, 1955, No. 10, Vol. 2
1955
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Clippings
1951-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Correspondence
undated , 1951-1952
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Correspondence
1953-1956
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Civil Rights Congress
undated , 1951-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Rabinowitz, Victor
1952-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Court Records & Notes
1951-1954
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Public Appeals & Campaigns
1952-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Release on Bail: Public Statement
1953

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Series V: Writings

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Bound Typescript
1981
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Interview Transcripts & Question Sets
1977
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Interview Transcripts: Pennsylvania Anthracite Mines
ca.1977
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Notes & Comments
ca.1979
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Notes & Comments: 1937 Arrest in France
ca.1979
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Promotion & Sales
undated , 1980-1984
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Promotion & Sales: Brochure
undated , 1982-1983
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Reviews
1982
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Typescripts: Folder 1
1980
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Typescripts: Folder 2
1980
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Steve Nelson: American Radical: Publication Agreement
1980
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Thirteenth Juror: Publication & Promotion
ca.1955-1956 ?
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Thirteenth Juror: Typescript
ca.1955
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Thirteenth Juror: Reviews
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Volunteers: Excerpt in German-published in Aufbau
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Volunteers: Notes and Comments
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Volunteers: Photocopy with Edits
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Volunteers: Publication and Promotion
undated , 1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Volunteers: Typescripts: Folder 1
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Volunteers: Typescripts: Folder 2
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Volunteers: Typescripts: Folder 3
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Article: New York Times, “Lincoln Brigade Recalled”
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Article: The Worker, “Upholds Duty to Criticize Fraternal Parties” (Report on Soviet Party’s 20th Congress)
1956
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Essay: Claude Bowers’ My Mission to Spain
1954
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Essay: “Leaving the Party”
ca.1983
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Review: Cecil Eby, Between the Bullet and the Lie
1970
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Review: Cecil Eby, Between the Bullet and the Lie: Draft & Notes
1969-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Speeches
undated , 1988
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Writings: Drafts and Notes
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Writings: Drafts and Notes: Spanish Civil War
undated

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Series VI: Subject Files

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Berry, Abner: Fundraising Drive
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Bolloten, Burnett
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Brandt, Joe: “USA Racism: The Stink of the Slave Market”
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Bridges, Harry
undated , 1974
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Brunete
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Butler, Smedley: Articles & Biographical Materials
undated , 1935 , 1984
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Canadian Conference for the Amnesty & Freedom of Spain
1972 (?)
Box: 9 Folder : 17 City College Volunteers-in-Spain Memorial Scholarship
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Clippings: General
undated , 1977-1985
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Colow, Maury: Comments on George Orwell
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Communism: Articles & Essays
1973 (?)
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Conference Participation: Mid-Atlantic Radical Historians’ Organization (MARHO)
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Conference Participation: Programs & Notes
1981-1988
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Croatia & Yugoslavia
1972-1975
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Cush, Pat: Biographical Information
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Cvetic, Matt
1980 , 1988
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Czechoslovakia
1973-1974
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Dennis, Peggy: Unpublished Response to Maurice Isserman on American Communism
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Dolsen, James: Sedition Trial
1953
Box: 9 Folder : 29 El Salvador
ca.1983
Box: 9 Folder : 30 Fast, Howard: Poem dedicated to Steve Nelson
1952
Box: 9 Folder : 31 FBI Raids: Detroit
1940 , 1979
Box: 9 Folder : 32 FBI: William Sullivan, The Bureau: My Thirty Years in Hoover’s FBI: Excerpt
1979
Box: 9 Folder : 33 Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley: “The Scar on the Face of Steve Nelson” (Poem), Signed Typescript
1943
Box: 9 Folder : 34 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Correspondence
1977-1979
Box: 9 Folder : 35 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 1
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 36 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 2
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 37 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 3
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 38 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 4
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 39 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 5
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 40 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 6
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 41 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 7
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 42 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 8
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 43 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 9
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 44 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 10
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 45 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI Files: Folder 11
ca.1945-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 46 Fund for New Priorities in America
1974
Box: 9 Folder : 47 German Democratic Republic (DDR): Citation (in honor of the battle against fascism)
1965
Box: 9 Folder : 48 German Democratic Republic (DDR): Commemorative Stamps Honoring German Anti-Fascists
ca.1970
Box: 9 Folder : 49 Gordon, Max: “Sectarianism and the New American Movement’s Electoral Tactics”
1979 (?)
Box: 9 Folder : 50 Granich, Max & Grace: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents
1945
Box: 9 Folder : 51 Greer, Edward & John McDermott: “The Road Not Taken”
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 52 Gurney, Jason: Libelous Statements in Crusade in Spain
1977-1980
Box: 9 Folder : 53 Healey, Dorothy: Expulsion from the Communist Party
1974
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Ibarruri, Dolores
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 2 International Brigade: Anniversaries
1971-1985
Box: 10 Folder : 3 International Brigade: Book Proposal Conference
1966
Box: 10 Folder : 4 International Brigade: Canada
1968-1981
Box: 10 Folder : 5 International Brigade: England
1986-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 6 International Brigade: Germany
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 7 International Brigade: Ireland
1976
Box: 10 Folder : 8 International Brigade: Israel
undated , 1972
Box: 10 Folder : 9 International Brigade: Jewish Participation
1972-1973
Box: 10 Folder : 10 International Brigade: Mexico
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 11 International Brigade: Netherlands
1985
Box: 10 Folder : 12 International Brigade: Poland: Dombrowski Brigade
1971-1979
Box: 10 Folder : 13 International Brigade: Soviet Union
1969 , 1983
Box: 10 Folder : 14 International Brigade: Yugoslavia
undated , 1967-1976
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Israel: Statement on Israel and Middle East Peace
1973 (?)
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Jackson, Gabriel: Essays on Spanish Politics (typescripts)
ca.1982
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee: Spanish Refugee Appeal
1952
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Kochi, Paul: “Imin no Aiwa” (An Immigrant’s Sorrowful Tale)
1978
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Malraux-Hemingway: “Embattled Spain” Symposium (Boston College): Program, notes, and papers
1990
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Marion, George: “Defense of Madrid” (typescript)
1937 (?)
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Marzani, Carl: “Orwell, Spain and 1992” (typescript & notes)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Marzani, Carl: “Orwell, Spain & the Cold War,” preface by Nelson (typescript draft & notes)
1980-1987
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Marzani, Carl: “Orwell, Spain & the Cold War,” (typescript draft & notes), folder 1
1980-1987
Box: 10 Folder : 24 Marzani, Carl: “Orwell, Spain & the Cold War,” (typescript draft & notes), folder 2
1980-1987
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Marzani, Carl: “Orwell, Spain & the Cold War,” (typescript draft & notes), folder 1
1980-1987
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Marzani, Carl: “The Promise of Euro-communism” (partial typescript)
ca.1980
Box: 10 Folder : 27 Medina, Harold R.
1954
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Morning Freiheit: Clippings
1978
Box: 10 Folder : 29 Nelson, Steve: Clippings
1969-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 30 Nelson, Steve: Hawaii Trip
1987-1990
Box: 10 Folder : 31 Nelson, Steve: Interview in Salmagundi conducted by Donald Miller: drafts & correspondence
1987
Box: 10 Folder : 32 Nelson, Steve: “Nelson and the Spanish Civil War” (typescript article), author unidentified
ca.1976
Box: 10 Folder : 33 Nelson, Steve: “Oppenheimer” (PBS TV series) Dispute
1982
Box: 10 Folder : 34 Nelson, Steve: Poetry Tributes
1943-1975
Box: 10 Folder : 35 Nelson, Steve: Transcription of oral history conducted by Dennis Pearl
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 36 Nelson, Steve: Transcription of oral history related to Sedition Trial
1989
Box: 10 Folder : 37 New Movement
1980
Box: 10 Folder : 38 New Masses: Promotional Material
1951-1953
Box: 10 Folder : 39 North, Joseph: “For Valor in Battle” (VALB pamphlet supporting Smith Act defendants)
1952
Box: 10 Folder : 40 Ohio Committee for the Smith Act Defendants: Dave and Frieda Katz
1954
Box: 10 Folder : 41 Onda, Andrew: Sedition Trial
1954
Box: 10 Folder : 42 Ost, Milton: Poetry
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 43 Ottanelli, Fraser: Popular Front essays
1983 , 1985
Box: 10 Folder : 44 Philippines: U.S. Policy
1973-1984
Box: 10 Folder : 45 Quin, Mike: “Not Valid for Travel In Spain, ” essay (typescript)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Reagan, Ronald: remarks Critical of VALB
1984-1985
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Rolfe, Edwin: Letter to Random House (photocopy)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Shields, Art: “Pittsburgh: Peace on Trial” (pamphlet)
1951
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Shirai, Jack: “The Life & Death of a Japanese Volunteer in the Spanish Civil War,” (pamphlet) by Yo Kawanari
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Slovo, Joe: “Has Socialism Failed?” (essay), with critique by Nelson
1990
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Smorodin, Ted: Spanish Civil War Curriculum for High School Students
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Sobell, Morton
1955
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Soviet Union: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Wilkes-Barre, PA: Souvenir Program (picture of Nelson on the cover)
Nov 1937
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Spain: Asociacion de Ex-Presos y Represaliados (Association of Ex-Political Prisoners)
1983
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Spain: Guernica
undated , 1984-1987
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Spain: Politics
1970-1982
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Spain: Politics: Carabanchel 10
1973-1975
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Spain: Politics: Carabanchel 10: Statements of Protest
1973-1974
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Spain: Politics: Clippings
1975-1983
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Spain: Politics: Protests against Franco
ca.1974
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Spain: U.S. Foreign Relations
1971-1982
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Spain: Workers’ Commissions of Spain
ca.1975
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Spanish Civil War: Clippings
undated , 1937-1941
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Spanish Civil War: Clippings: Veterans
1975-1984
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Spanish Civil War: Film Projects & Proposals
undated , 1971-1975
Box: 11 Folder : 21 Spanish Civil War: Poetry
undated , 1933 , 1978-1986
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Spanish Civil War: Symposia & Curricula
undated , 1981-1988
Box: 11 Folder : 23 Spanish Communist Party (Partido Comunista de Espana)
1977-1978
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Spanish Refugee Aid, Inc.
undated , 1977
Box: 11 Folder : 25 “Steve Nelson: A Tribute by 14 Authors” (pamphlet)
1952
Box: 11 Folder : 26 Tivin, Isadore & Stephan Zak: “Spain Revisited: Canadian Style”
1979
Box: 11 Folder : 27 Trepper, Leopold
1972-1973
Box: 11 Folder : 28 Truman and the Red Scare (clipping)
ca.1950
Box: 11 Folder : 29 Union de Excombatientes de la Guerra de Espana
1977
Box: 11 Folder : 30 Vidali, Vittorio
1982-1983
Box: 11 Folder : 31 Vietnam
1977-1985
Box: 11 Folder : 32 Viewpoint: correspondence; typescript drafts; serials
1977-1980
Box: 11 Folder : 33 Vogel, Sidney: “War Medicine” (essay on medical conditions and practice in Spain)
ca.1937
Box: 11 Folder : 34 Watson, William: “Twenty-Five Years of Military Involvement in Spain, 1951-1975” (typescript)
1975
Box: 11 Folder : 35 Watt, George: Writings (2 essays)
1983 , 1988
Box: 11 Folder : 36 Wayne State University: Spanish Civil War Scholarship Fund
1982
Box: 11 Folder : 37 Williamson et al. v. United States
1950
Box: 11 Folder : 38 Wyden, Peter: Materials related to The Passionate War
1980-1983

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