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Guide to the Morris Hillquit Papers TAM.027

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Descriptive Summary

Source - dnr: Hillquit, Nina
Title: Morris Hillquit Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1906-1959
Abstract: Morris Hillquit (1896-1933) was a socialist candidate, leader, lawyer, author and prominent theoretician of the Socialist Pary. The papers contain correspondence, including letters by James Oneal, August Claessens and Julius Gerber; manuscripts; campaign literature; printed ephemera; clippings, photographs and other papers, including the text of a debate with Bertrand Russell, and the typescript of "Builders of World Socialism," (1962) an unpublished book by Hillquit's daughter, Nina.
Quantity: 0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1-2
Call Phrase: TAM.027

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Historical/Biographical Note

Morris Hillquit (1896-1933) was a socialist leader, lawyer, author and prominent theoretician of the Socialist Pary. He ran twice for mayor of New York City and five times for the House of Representatives, always unsuccessfully.

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Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence; manuscripts of addresses, particularly relating to Hillquit's political campaigns; campaign literature; printed ephemera; clippings, photographs and other papers. Also included are letters by James Oneal discussing Hillquit's representation of United States oil companies in a suit with the USSR; correspondence with August Claessens and Julius Gerber; the manuscript of "Builders of World Socialism," and a typescript of "Builders of World Socialism," (1962) an unpublished book by Hillquit's daughter, Nina; an address (1912) at a local New York socialist meeting, and the text of a debate with Bertrand Russell, "Is the British Labor Government Revolutionary?"

Arrangement

The Papers are organized into one alphabetically arranged series.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Claessens, August, 1885-1954 -- |v Correspondence
  • Haywood, Big Bill, 1869-1928.
  • Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
  • Hillquit, Nina
  • Oneal, James, 1875-1962
  • Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933
  • Gerber, Julius, 1862-1916 -- |v Correspondence
  • Hillquit, Nina

Document Type

  • Pamphlets.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Black-and-white photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • Socialist Party (U.S.)

Subject Topics

  • Socialists -- United States.
  • Women socialists -- United States.
  • Socialism -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection created by Morris Hillquit are in the public domain. Other materials in this collection are expected to enter the public domain in 2080. The Tamiment Library is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection.

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

Morris Hillquit Papers (1895-1943) at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, WI.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nina Hillquit, daughter of Morris Hillquit, in 1957. The accession number associated with this gift is 1957.003.

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Container List

Papers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Biographical: Memorabilia
n.d.
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Biographical: "Morris Hillquit: American Social Democrat" by Robert William Iversen
Jan 1951
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Biographical: "Morris Hillquit: An Address" by Alexander Kahn
Jun 24, 1939
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Brandeis University
1957, 1959
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Clippings: Biographical
1931-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Clippings: Debates
May 5, 1924
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Clippings: General
1912-1933, n.d.
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Clippings: S.S. Hillquit (Liberty Ship)
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Belgian Labor Party
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Claessens, August
1915, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence: General
1928, 1931
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Gerber, Julius
May 8, 1914
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Holiday Cards
n.d.
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Lee, Algernon
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence: National Civic Federation
1911
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Rand School
Nov 4, 1915
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence: 60th Birthday
Oct 18, 1929
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Soviet Oil Case
1931
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Death and Commemeration
1933, 1940, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Debate: "Is the British Government Revolutionary?" (Affirmative: Hillquit, Morris; Negative: Bertrand, Russell. Carnegie Hall. Typescript, 60 Pages)
May 5, 1924
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Debate: "What Shall the Attitude of the Socialist Party Be Toward the Economic Organization of the Workers?" (Hillquit, Morris versus Haywood, William. Cooper Union. Typescript, 70 Pages)
Jan 11, 1912
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Elections: Hillquit, Morris
1906-1936
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Hillquit, Morris: Writings, Published, Leaflets and Brief Pamphlets
1908-1929, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Hillquit, Morris: Writings, Published, "The Red Flag and the Stars and Stripes" (New York Call)
1912
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Hillquit, Morris: Writings, Published, The Workers' Rights Amendment (H.J. Res 327)
Jun 17, 1935
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Hillquit, Morris: Writings, Unpublished, "Comrade Bull Moose" (Typescript, 6 Pages)
1912
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Hillquit, Morris: Writings, Unpublished, "The Socialist Party" (Typescript, 8 Pages)
1907
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Hillquit, Nina: Correspondence
1944-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Hillquit, Nina: Writings, Unpublished, "Builders of World Socialism" (Typescript, pages 1-67a)
1962
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Hillquit, Nina: Writings, Unpublished, "Builders of World Socialism" (Typescript, pages 68-132)
1962
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Hillquit, Nina: Writings, Unpublished, "Builders of World Socialism" (Typescript, pages 133-205)
1962
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Hillquit, Nina: Writings, Unpublished, "Builders of World Socialism" (Typescript, pages 206-302)
1962
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Hillquit, Nina: Writings, Unpublished, "Builders of World Socialism" (Typescript, pages 303-349)
1962
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Hillquit, Nina: Writings, Unpublished, "Builders of World Socialism" (Typescript, pages 350-415)
1962
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Photographs (Almost All of Morris Hillquit Only)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Trachtenberg, Alexander: "American Socialism and the War" (Publisher's Proof; Introduction by Hillquit, Morris)
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Fragile Originals: Clippings, Biographical (Restricted)
1931-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Fragile Originals: Clippings: Brandeis, Debates, General (Restricted)
1912-1933
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Fragile Originals: Soviet Oil Case (Restricted)
1931
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Fragile Originals: Writings, Published, Brief Pamphlet (Restricted)
May 11, 1911

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