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Guide to the Intercollegiate Socialist Society Records TAM.048

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Tamiment Library Staff, 2009; Updated to include materials found in repository, 2014

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 11, 2014
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  , September 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Intercollegiate Socialist Society (U.S.).
Title: Intercollegiate Socialist Society Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1900-1921
Abstract: The Intercollegiate Socialist Society (ISS), an on-campus student and faculty organization, was established in New York in 1905. The ISS established numerous study and reading groups, sponsored rallies and lecture engagements for prominent socialists, published book lists and phmphlets relating to a variety of socialist issues and held occasional national meetings and annual conventions. In 1921, the ISS changed its name to the League for Industrial Democracy so as to reflect its then older constituency and broader objectives. Harry W. Laidler was the organizing secretary of the ISS form 1910 to 1921 and the executive director of the League for Industrial Democracy from 1921 to 1956. The collection includes: correspondence, financial and membership records, executive committee minutes, organizing secretary reports, pamphlets, booklets, office materials, Bulletin of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, 1908-1912, and newspaper clippings.
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Location note: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Mixed materials [Box]: 1-7
Call Phrase: TAM.048