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Guide to the James Oneal Papers TAM.034

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Oneal, James, 1875-1962
Title: James Oneal Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1907-1962
Quantity: 3.75 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1-8
Call Phrase: TAM.034

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Historical/Biographical Note

James Oneal (1875-1962) was a Socialist, author, editor of New Leader (1924-~1940).

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and clippings of this active participant in Socialist Party and Social Democratic Federation, including letters from Lena Morrow Lewis, Algernon Lee, August Claessens, Theodore Debs, Irving Stone, Norman Thomas, John M. Work, Jean Longuet, Emma Henry, Elsie Ehret, and daughter Olive Oneal Rude. Letters frequently discuss developments, past and present, on the left. Later correspondence includes Oneal's answers to historians studying U.S. socialism. Other subjects dealt with in correspondence are details of publication of the 1947 edition of American Communism (with G.A. Werner), the Social Democratic Federation, and the New Leader. The collection also includes notes, articles, book reviews, and typescripts of "American Party Struggles," and "The Great Collapse and After: A Socialist Interpretation."

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lewis, Lena Morrow
  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
  • Lee, Algernon
  • Claessens, August, 1885-1954
  • Longuet, Jean
  • Oneal, James, 1875-1962
  • Debs, Theodore, 1864-1945

Document Type

  • Reviews (document genre)
  • Research notes.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • New Leader (New York, N.Y. : 1924)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
  • Social Democratic Federation of America

Subject Topics

  • Communism -- United States.
  • Socialists -- United States.
  • Socialism -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library 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 1907-1962, are expected to enter the public domain in 2033.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; James Oneal Papers; TAM 034; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in repository; provenance is unknown. The accession number associated with this collection is 1962.015

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Correspondence
Box: 2 Writings
Box: 3 Writings
Box: 4 Writings
Box: 5 Clippings
Box: 6 Clippings
Box: 7 Clippings
Box: 8 Clippings

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