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Guide to the Socialist Party (U.S.) Correspondence
||Socialist Party (U.S.).
||Socialist Party Correspondence
||The Socialist Party of America was established on 29 July 1901 as a result of a merger
between the moderate wing of the Socialist Labor Party and the Social Democratic Party.
For most of its turbulent history, the Socialist Party has been reformist in its political
attitudes and democratic in its organization. Until the mid 1950s, the Socialist Party
advocated trade unionism, supported an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary conversion
to socialism, and endorsed progressive, as well as, socialist candidates for public
office. In addition to the sizable amount of correspondence, the collection also contains
minutes, mimeographed reports, bulletins, constitutions and by laws, financial papers,
ephemeral printed matter, circular letters, form letters, political platform statements,
lists, resolutions, memoranda, and press releases. The bulk of the material is from
the New York City and New York State organizations, respectively, and coverage is
strongest for the factional struggles of the early to mid-1930s between the "Old Guard"
and the "Militants."
Note: this collection has been microfilmed, and researchers must use the microfilm
copy (R7124, reels 13-14).
||5.25 linear feet (11 boxes)
|Mixed materials [Box]: