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Guide to the Mendel V. Halushka Papers TAM.022

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Halushka, Mendel V., 1904-1958
Source - dnr: Halushka, Sally
Title: Mendel V. Halushka Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1919-1958
Abstract: Chicago Socialist, compiler of list of Socialist publications, 1900-1950. The papers contain correspondence including letters from socialist notables, material relating to the Young People's Socialist League; a scrapbook of articles by Halushka and others; a scrapbook relating to the Young Circle League; and survey forms and charts relating to Halushka's research on Socialist mayors and Socialist newspapers.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Call Phrase: TAM.022

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Historical/Biographical Note

Chicago Socialist, compiler of list of Socialist publications, 1900-1950.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers contain original manuscripts and printed sources; correspondence concerning routine office, subscription and publication matters; several letters of interest from such socialist figures as William E. Bohn, Theodore Debs, Harry Laidler, Alfred Baker Lewis, Lena Morrow Lewis, James Oneal, Fred D. Warren and John M. Work; other correspondence and scrapbooks concerning socialist youth movements, particularly Young People's Socialist League and Young Circle League (Youth Clubs of Workmen's Circle); also contains responses and compilations from hundreds of form letters, personal letters, and questionnaires sent out to establish definitive historical records of all socialist newspapers (1900-1950) and mayoralties in the United States.


Folders are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into one series:

Missing Title

  1. I, Subject Files

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lewis, Alfred Baker, 1897-
  • Work, John M. (John McClelland), 1869-1961.
  • Oneal, James, 1875-1962
  • Debs, Theodore, 1864-1945
  • Laidler, Harry W. (Harry Wellington), 1884-1970
  • Lewis, Lena Morrow
  • Warren, Fred B.
  • Bohn, William E.
  • Halushka, Sally

Document Type

  • Scrapbooks.
  • Questionnaires.

Subject Organizations

  • Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
  • Young People's Socialist League
  • Young Circle League of America

Subject Topics

  • Mayors -- United States.
  • Newspaper publishing -- United States.
  • Socialism -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Mendel Halushka was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Mendel V. Halushka Papers; TAM 022; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sally Halushka, widow of Mendel V. Halushka, 1959. The accession number associated with this gift is 1959.001.

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Container List

Series I: Subject Files

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Circulars from Publications
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Foreign Language Newspapers Survey Forms
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Scrapbook: Clippings (Halushka articles, others)
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Socialist Mayors; Charts on
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Socialist Mayors Correspondence
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Socialist Mayors Individual Data Forms
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Socialist Newspapers Correspondence
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Socialist Newspapers Survey Forms & Miscellaneous Correspondence
1953-1958 , undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Socialist Newspapers Survey Forms: Alabama - Michigan
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Socialist Newspapers Survey Forms: Minnesota - Pennsylvania
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Socialist Newspapers Survey Forms: Rhode Island - Wyoming
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Young Circle League Correspondence
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Young Circle League Scrapbook

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