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Guide to the Charles Solomon Papers TAM.041

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Collection processed by Tamiment staff, 2009; Updated in 2014 to include materials found in the repository, 2014

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 20, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Solomon, Charles
Title: Charles Solomon Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1916-1965
Abstract: Charles Solomon was a socialist, a New York State Assemblyman, and a New York City magistrate. Contains correspondence, legal papers relating to matters brought before Solomon as magistrate, manuscripts, clippings and scrapbooks.
Quantity: 2.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Location: Materials are located at the Tamiment Library.
Language: Materials are in English
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1-5
Call Phrase: TAM.041

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Historical/Biographical Note

Charles Solomon was a socialist, a New York State Assemblyman (1919-1921) and a New York City magistrate (1936-1945, 1950-1959). He was one of five assemblymen expelled by the New York State Legislature in 1920 for being a Socialist. He was re-elected that same year. He later ran unsuccessfully as a Socialist candidate for governor, senator, and New York City mayor before joining the Liberal Party.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers include correspondence (including individual letters from Morris Hillquit and Harry Laidler), legal papers relating to matters brought before Solomon as magistrate, manuscripts of writings, radio scripts, addresses, published articles, printed debates including one with Scott Nearing, clippings (including some in Yiddish), and scrapbooks.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I, Papers (arranged alphabetically: II, Scrapbooks (arranged alpabetically, then chronologically); Series III, Fragile Originals (arranged by box number).

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933
  • Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983.
  • Laidler, Harry W. (Harry Wellington), 1884-1970
  • Solomon, Charles

Document Type

  • Obituaries.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Radio scripts.
  • Speeches.
  • Scrapbooks.

Subject Topics

  • Socialism -- United States.
  • Legal assistance to prisoners -- United States.
  • Jewish socialists -- United States.
  • Socialists -- New York (State) -- New York.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

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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 1916-1965, are expected to enter the public domain in 2034.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Charles Solomon Papers; TAM 041; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Material

Photographs were separated to the Charles Solomon Photographs (PHOTOS 008)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated (probably by Charles Solomon's daughters Mildred Clinton and Isabel Moros) in 1965. The accession number associated with this gift is 1965.004. Additional materials related to Solomon were found in Tamiment's collections in 2014. The accession number associated with these materials is 2014.048.

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Container List

Series I: Papers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Adultery
1951-1959
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Cassidy, Robert
1942-1947
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Biographical: Clippings, Memorabilia, Obituaries
1936-1964
Box: 1 Folder : 3A Cases
Box: MSOS005 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials) Certificates (Oversize)
1904-1947
Box: Shared Tamiment 006 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials [31142062881985])
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Clippings
1920
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Clippings
1924
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Clippings
1927
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Clippings
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Clippings
1929
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Clippings
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Clippings
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Clippings
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Clippings
1947
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Clippings
1948
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Clippings
1950
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Clippings
1951
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Clippings
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Clippings
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Clippings
1954
Box: 1 Drawer : 19 Clippings
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Clippings
1956
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Clippings
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Clippings
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Clippings
1959-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Clippings, Yiddish
nd
Box: 1 Folder : 25 "Confidence" Operations
1951-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence
1916-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence
1946-1957
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1958-1962
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Debates, Radio Broadcasts, Speeches: Part 1
1916-1960, nd
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Debates, Radio Broadcasts, Speeches: Part 2
1916-1960, nd
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Delinquency
1957-1958
Box: 2 Folder : 5 General
1920-1960
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Heat Complaints
1957
Box: 2 Folder : 6A Independent Citizens' Committee for the Election of Herbert Lehman as United States Senator
Nov 1949
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Labor Day, AFL-CIO: Part 1
1952-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Labor Day, AFL-CIO: Part 2
1952-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Manuscripts
nd
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Morals
1954-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Pornography, Publishing Rights, etc.
1956-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Sabbath Law
1956-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Schwartz, Joe
1939
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Tinston, Albert
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Vending Machines
1941
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Writings, Published
1924-1950

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Series II: Scrapbooks

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Scrapbook 1
1931-1931
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Scrapbook 2
1932
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Scrapbook 3
1943-1944
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Scrapbook 4
1950-1951
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Scrapbook, Fragile: Part 1
1935-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Scrapbook, Fragile: Part 2
1939-1941
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Scrapbook, Fragile: Part 3
1940-1954

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Series III: Fragile Originals

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Fragile Originals from Box 1
1916, 1920
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Fragile Originals from Box 2
1938, 1958, undated

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