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Guide to the George N. Caylor Photographs PHOTOS 015

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Collection processed by Tamiment staff and Erika Gottfried, 2003.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 04, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator - dnr: Caylor, George Nathan, 1885-1973
Title: George N. Caylor Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1886-1948, (Bulk 1914-1948)
Dates [bulk]: 1914-1948
Abstract: George Caylor (1885-1973), born George N. Cohen, was a socialist, writer, labor arbitrator, businessman, and brother of labor leader Joseph E. Cohen (1883-1950). This collection is composed of photographs removed from the George N. Caylor Papers (Tamiment 030).
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet
Quantity: (3x5, 5x7, 8x10 photographic prints, 11x17 photocopies; b&w)
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 015

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Historical/Biographical Note

George Caylor (1885-1973), born George N. Cohen, was a socialist, writer, labor arbitrator, businessman, and brother of labor leader Joseph E. Cohen (1883-1950). Caylor compiled sketches of socialist and labor figures including Debs, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, John Spargo, Frances Perkins, Jack London, Emmanuel Haldeman-Julius and Bettina Borman Wells. Caylor's other writings dealt with labor, socialism and racial justice. In his autobiography, If My Memory Serves Me Right, he writes of his early years in Philadelphia, the socialist movement, the single-tax community of Arden, Delaware and the Rand School, as well as of such individuals as Hillquit, Frances Perkins, Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman and others. Caylor also wrote a series of letters to the Orlando Sentinel on political and social issues which he then used as the basis of a seminar at Rollins College, in Florida, in 1958.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the images that make up this collection are oversize photocopies of large pages from a family photograph album (also included are negative photocopies of the pages as well), a handful of black and white images (snapshots and one negative photocopy), dates ranging from 1914 to 1948. Most of the images are traditional family album portraits and informal snapshots (including views of family and friends at Arden and several portraits and snapshots of Joseph Cohen). In addition, there are also a number of shots of meetings of organizations. Included are an International Labour Organization meeting in Geneva, Switzerland,in 1938; Social Security Board Federal Advisory Council for Employment Security meeting, 1942; Seminar Workmen's Compensation, Toronto 1946, and Testimonial Dinner, International Typographical Union, Local 2, 1941. Group portraits provide important documentation for the Socialist Party of Pennsylvania - the Socialist State Convention, Reading, Pa, 1930; the Socialist Convention, Harrisburg, 1909; the Pennsylvania delegation to the national Socialist Convention, 1912, and the Philadelphia delegation to the state convention, in Harrisburg, 1932. In addition there is a snapshot of Joe Cohen with the Pennsylvania socialist, James Maurer. Of particular interest is a snapshot of Aaron Berkman of Philadelphia, Charlie Chaplin, and Upton Sinclair (date unknown, although it appears to be pre-1920s, place unknown also).

Arrangement

Photographs are in no designated order.

Folders are arranged into series.

Missing Title

  1. Inventory

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Maurer, James H. (James Hudson), b. 1864. -- |v Portraits
  • Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. -- |v Portraits
  • Caylor, George Nathan, 1885-1973
  • Berkman, Aaron--Portraits.
  • Cohen, Joseph E., 1883-1950 -- |v Portraits
  • Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977

Document Type

  • Black-and-white photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • Socialist Party of Pennsylvania -- |v Pictorial works
  • Socialist Party of Pennsylvania

Subject Topics

  • Single tax.
  • Collective settlements.

Subject Places

  • Arden (Del.) |v Pictorial works.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in unitdate range, are expected to enter the public domain in year.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; George N. Caylor Photographs; PHOTOS 015; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

George N. Caylor Papers (Tamiment 030).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by George N. Caylor in 1957 and 1965 and seperated from the George N. Caylor Papers (TAM 030). The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 1957.001 and NPA.2002.046.

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Container List

Series Inventory

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS002 Folder : 1 Oversized photocopies of photographs from an album, including images of:
- family (incl. Joseph Cohen w/James Maurer)
- friends at Arden, Delaware (Single Tax community)
- Socialist Convention, Harrisburg, 1909
- Pennsylvania delegation to the national Socialist Convention, 1912
- Testimonial Dinner, International Typographical Union, Local 2, 1941
- Social Security Board Federal Advisory Council for Employment Security meeting, 1942
- Seminar Workmen's Compensation, Toronto 1946

1886-1946
Box: 1 Folder : 1
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Photographic prints of
- friends and family at Arden, Delaware (Single Tax community)
- Snapshot of Aaron Berkman of Philadelphia, Charlie Chaplin, and Upton Sinclair (date unknown, although it appears to be pre- 1920s, place unknown also)
- Philadelphia delegation to State Socialist Convention at Reading, PA, July 4, 1932
- (Delegates to meeting of?) International Labour Organization (Geneva, Switzerland, 1938)

ca. 1910-1938

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