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Guide to the Rand School of Social Science Records TAM.007

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Container List

Series I: Administrative Records, 1901-1956

Scope and Content Note

The administrative records of the Rand School consist of 20 subject files, divided into two subseries: 1. Rand School Boards/Minutes (frames XIII:A:1-9), and 2. American Socialist Society (frames XIII:A:10-20). Included are several miscellaneous files, the papers of the Rand School Board of Directors, and the papers of the American Socialist Society which was the governing body of the Rand School.

The contents of each subject file have been arranged in chronological order, with undated items located at the end of the file. The miscellaneous files (XIII:A:1 XIII:A:4) include minutes, reports, and legal papers of the Rand School Society, Rand School Educational Council, Rand School Financial Committee, and the Rand Educational Institute. The Board of Directors' files (XIII:A:5 XIII:A:9) consist of correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, and resolutions. Of special interest in this section are the minutes of the Board of Directors' meetings (XIII:A:8). The minutes in this file contain important information pertaining to the decision making process of the Rand School administrative staff and the various policies implemented by the Board.

The bulk of the materials in this series relate to the American Socialist Society (XIII:A:10 XIII:A:20). It should be emphasized that the records of the American Socialist Society correspond with the items in the Board of Directors' files. The American Socialist Society records contain background papers, legal papers, correspondence, reports, minutes, annual meetings' papers, membership lists, and dues records.

The most interesting material in the American Socialist Society files are the papers relating to the three court cases and investigations involving the Society after World War I (XIII:A:11). Prominent among these cases is the Lusk Committee's investigation of the American Socialist Society in 1919 (XIII:A:lla). Some of the items included in this file are the resolution authorizing the investigation, a. "Statement of Facts" written by the Society, legal documents pertaining to the issuance of a search warrant, and an inventory of items seized in the committee raid on the Rand School. The court case files also include materials on the United States of America vs. American Socialist Society and Scott Nearing(XIII:A:llb) and The People of the State of New York against American Socialist Society(XIII:A:llc).

The American Socialist Society correspondence files (XIII:A:12 - XIII:A:14) contain incoming and outgoing letters, letters relating to the Society's efforts to obtain tax exempt status, and mimeographed correspondence. Most of the correspondence relates to the routine operations of the Society, although there are several interesting letters which convey information about various Rand School policies. Among the significant correspondents in these files are Charles Beard, Morris Hillquit, Harry W. Laidler, Algernon Lee, John Spargo, and W. J. Ghent.

The American Socialist Society files also include extensive minutes (XIII:A:16) and papers relating to annual meetings (XIII:A:17). The minutes file contains valuable information about policies and events affecting the operations of the Rand School. It is recommended that these minutes as well as the American Socialist Society reports (XIII:A:15) be used in conjunction withthe Rand School Board of Directors' minutes. The annual meetings file contains correspondence and related papers of relatively minor importance. It should be pointed out that the papers pertaining to the annual meetings also include a frame number designation for each year in the file. For example, the papers relating to the 1950 annual meeting will have the frame number, XIII:A:17:1950.

Subseries IA: Rand School Boards/Minutes, 1907-1956

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Rand School Society Minutes

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:1

May 6, 1907-Sep 13, 1907
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Educational Council Minutes and Reports

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:2

Nov 7, 1919-1921
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Finance Committee Minutes

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:3

Feb 6, 1926-Feb 14, 1928
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Rand Educational Institute: Minutes, Certificate of Incorporation, and By-Laws

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:4

Mar 11, 1939-1939
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Rand School Board of Directors Correspondence

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:5

1917-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Rand School Board of Directors Correspondence
1945-Jan 1956, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Rand School Board of Directors: Reports and Memoranda to the Board

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:6

1916-1925
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Rand School Board of Directors: Reports and Memoranda to the Board

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:6

1926-1930
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Rand School Board of Directors: Reports and Memoranda to the Board

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:6

1931-1935
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Rand School Board of Directors: Reports and Memoranda to the Board

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:6

1936-Oct 28, 1952
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Rand School Board of Directors: Reports and Memoranda of the Board

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:7

Oct 1926-Feb 17, 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Rand School Board of Directors: Minutes and Resolutions (incomplete)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:8

Mar 25, 1906-Feb 23, 1923
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Rand School Board of Directors: Minutes and Resolutions

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:8

Jun 14, 1926-Dec 16, 1935
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Rand School Board of Directors: Minutes and Resolutions

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:8

Jan 21, 1936-Aug 14, 1940
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Rand School Board of Directors: Minutes and Resolutions

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:8

Jan 6, 1941-Dec 7, 1945
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Rand School Board of Directors: Minutes and Resolutions (incomplete)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:8

Nov 15, 1949-Sep 29, 1955
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Rand School Board of Directors: Minutes of a Joint Meeting with the Finance Committee of the American Socialist Society (A.S.S.)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:9

Jan 4, 1928 , Jan 9, 1928

Subseries IB: American Socialist Society, 1901-1956

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 4 American Socialist Society: General and Background Papers

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:10

Oct 1, 1901-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Sworn Deposition by Isaac M. Sackin re the History & Function of the A.S.S.

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

Oct 1918
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Resolution Authorizing the Lusk Investigation

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

Mar 20, 1919
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Miscellaneous Affidavits, Exhibits, etc. re: the Court Cases and Committee Investigation

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: "Statement of Facts" by the A.S.S.

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: "Answers to Charges" Made by the Committee

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Legal Documents re the Issuance of a Search Warrant

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: List of Documents Produced before the Committee

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

Jun 27, 1919
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: N.Y. County Supreme Court "The People of the State of N.Y. vs American Socialist Society"

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

Jul 8, 1919
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Inventory of Items Seized at the Rand School

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

Jul 8, 1919
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Subpoena Ordering Bertha Mailly to Appear before the Committee

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

Jul 8, 1919
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Copy of Letter from Samuel Untermeyer (Counsel for the A.S.S.) to Senator Luck

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

Jul 9, 1919
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Legal Papers. Attempt of the A.S.S. to Prohibit Circulation of the Confiscated Documents

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

Jul 14, 1919 , Jul 15, 1919
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Letters Written to the A.S.S. by Interested Third Parties

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Broadside - "The Case of the Rand School"

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Press Releases by the Rand School

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Lusk Committee Investigation of the A.S.S.: Untitled Incomplete Manuscript re the Case (by the A.S.S.)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11a

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Lusk Committee: Newspaper Clippings, miscellaneous

General note

NOT FILMED

1919
Box: 2 Folder : 22 United States of America vs. American Socialist Society and Scott Nearing, United States District Court

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11b

Mar 18, 1919-Feb 19, 1920
Box: 2 Folder : 23 The People of the State of New York against American Socialist Society, Court of Appeals of the State of New York

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:11c

Feb 26, 1922, May 1, 1922
Box: 2 Folder : 24 A.S.S.: Correspondence

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:12

Nov 19, 1909-Dec 30, 1955, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 A.S.S.: Correspondence relating to its tax exempt status

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 29: Frame XIII:A:13

Jan 13, 1939-Oct 13, 1955
Box: 2 Folder : 26 A.S.S.: Mimeographed correspondence to members

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:14

Dec 13, 1926-Jul 23, 1946 , undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 A.S.S.: Reports to Board and Members

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:15

1911, 1929
Box: 3 Folder : 1 A.S.S.: Reports to Board and Members

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:15

1930-1934
Box: 3 Folder : 2 A.S.S.: Reports to Board and Members

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:15

1935-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 3 A.S.S.: Reports to Board and Members

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:15

1940-1943
Box: 3 Folder : 4 A.S.S.: Reports to Board and Members

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:15

1945-1946
Box: 3 Folder : 5 A.S.S.: Reports to Board

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:15

1951-1952
Box: 3 Folder : 6 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Nov 25, 1905-Dec 6, 1907
Box: 3 Folder : 7 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Sep 11, 1908-Dec 3, 1909
Box: 3 Folder : 8 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Feb 7, 1910-Sep 30, 1912
Box: 3 Folder : 9 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings
Jan 25, 1913-Apr 30, 1915
Box: 3 Folder : 10 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

May 17, 1918-Nov 13, 1922
Box: 3 Folder : 11 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 8, 1923-Dec 17, 1923
Box: 3 Folder : 12 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 7, 1924-Dec 15, 1924
Box: 3 Folder : 13 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 4, 1925-Mar 30, 1925
Box: 4 Folder : 1 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 1, 1926-Nov 22, 1926
Box: 4 Folder : 2 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings (incomplete)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Mar 11, 1927-Apr 14, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 3 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Feb 10, 1931-Dec 11, 1931
Box: 4 Folder : 4 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 12, 1932-Dec 11, 1932
Box: 4 Folder : 5 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 16, 1933-Dec 11, 1933
Box: 4 Folder : 6 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 15, 1934-Nov 23, 1934
Box: 4 Folder : 7 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Feb 15, 1935-Dec 22, 1935
Box: 4 Folder : 8 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 13, 1936-Dec 5, 1936
Box: 4 Folder : 9 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 21, 1937-Dec 5, 1939
Box: 4 Folder : 10 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Jan 3, 1940-Dec 13, 1940
Box: 4 Folder : 11 A.S.S. Minutes: Board & General Meetings (incomplete)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:16

Apr 23, 1941-Mar 26, 1943
Box: 4 Folder : 12 A.S.S. Annual Meeting

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1924

1924
Box: 4 Folder : 13 A.S.S. Annual Meeting

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1932

1932
Box: 4 Folder : 14 A.S.S. Annual Meeting

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1934

1934
Box: 4 Folder : 15 A.S.S. Annual Meeting

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1935

1935
Box: 4 Folder : 16 A.S.S. Annual Meetings (held Feb 28th, Dec 5th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1941

1941
Box: 4 Folder : 17 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Jul 23rd)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1942

1942
Box: 4 Folder : 18 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Mar 26th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1943

1943
Box: 4 Folder : 19 A.S.S. Annual Meetings (held Mar 31st, Nov 24th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1944

1944
Box: 4 Folder : 20 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Mar 9th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1945

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 21 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Apr 19th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1946

1946
Box: 4 Folder : 22 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Mar 21st)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1947

1947
Box: 4 Folder : 23 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Mar 5th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1948

1948
Box: 4 Folder : 24 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Apr 29th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1949

1949
Box: 4 Folder : 25 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Mar 31st)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1950

1950
Box: 4 Folder : 26 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held May 4th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1951

1951
Box: 4 Folder : 27 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held May 16th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1952

1952
Box: 4 Folder : 28 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Apr 3rd)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1953

1953
Box: 4 Folder : 29 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Apr 2nd)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1954

1954
Box: 4 Folder : 30 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held May 20th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1955

1955
Box: 4 Folder : 31 A.S.S. Annual Meeting (held Jun 20th)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:1956

1956
Box: 4 Folder : 32 A.S.S. Annual Meeting

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:17:nd

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 33 A.S.S. Membership Lists

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:18

1920, 1926
Box: 4 Folder : 34 A.S.S. Membership Lists

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:18

Feb 18, 1932
Box: 4 Folder : 35 A.S.S. Membership Lists

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:18

1955
Box: 4 Folder : 36 A.S.S. Membership Lists

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:18

undated
Box: 5 Folder : 1 A.S.S. Dues Records: Ledger

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:19a

1925-1933
Box: 5 Folder : 2 A.S.S. Dues Records: List, "Payment A.S.S. Dues"

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:19b

Feb 17, 1952
Box: 5 Folder : 3 A.S.S. Dues Records: Ledger of Members (including dues payments)

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:19c

1940-1955
Box: 5 Folder : 4 A.S.S. Dues Records: List of Members in Arrears

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:19d

Feb 1, 1942 , Jun 15, 1942 , 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 5 A.S.S. Dues Records: Correspondence

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:19e

Feb 12, 1935-May 6, 1905
Box: 5 Folder : 6 A.S.S.: Transfer of title of the Rand School to the People's Educational Camp Society

General note

Film R-7124, Reel 30: Frame XIII:A:20

Jan 5, 1956

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