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Guide to the American Labor Party Minutes and Proceedings TAM.061

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 27, 2018
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Labor Party
Title: American Labor Party Minutes and Proceedings
Dates [inclusive]: 1922-1924
Abstract: The American Labor Party was a short-lived group founded in 1922. The collection contains convention proceedings and minutes, which have been microfilmed. Patrons must use microfilm copy (R-7862)
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM.061

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Historical/Biographical Note

The American Labor Party (ALP), was a short lived group, organized along lines of British Labour Party, that was founded in New York City in 1922 by delegates from Socialist Party, Farmer Labor Party, Workmen's Circle, Poale Zion, and 82 labor organizations.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains minutes of the Party's three conventions (1922-1923), Executive Committee minutes (1922-1924), and General Campaign Committee minutes (1922). Prominent persons active in the ALP include: Joseph D. Cannon, Edward F. Cassidy, Nathan Fine, Julius Gerber, Marie B. MacDonald, James Oneal, and A.I. Shiplacoff.


Folders are arranged chronologically.

The files are grouped into 1 series:

Missing Title

  1. Inventory

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Gerber, Julius, 1862-1916
  • Fine, Nathan.
  • Oneal, James, 1875-1962
  • MacDonald, Marie B.
  • Shiplacoff, A. I. (Abraham Isaac), 1877-1936
  • Cannon, Joseph D.
  • Cassidy, Edward F.

Document Type

  • Proceedings.
  • Minutes (administrative records)

Subject Organizations

  • American Labor Party

Subject Topics

  • Working class -- United States -- Political activity.
  • 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 1922-1924, are expected to enter the public domain in 2045.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

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

Abraham I. Shiplacoff Papers and Photographs (TAM 102).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to the fragile nature of the original materials, researchers must use the microfilmed version; microfilm call number is Film R-7862.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Rand School Archives, 1963. The accession number associated with this collection is 1963.002.

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Container List


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Convention Proceedings (First), New York
Jul 1922
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Convention Proceedings (Second), New York
Feb 1923
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Convention Proceedings (Third), New York
Sep 1923
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Minutes: Executive Committee, New York
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Minutes: General Campaign Committee, New York
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Minutes: General Council, New York

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