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Guide to the Gil Green Papers TAM.095

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Peter Filardo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 19, 2021
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Megan O’Shea to revise laudatory language in the Abstract and Historical Note  , May 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Green, Gil, 1906-
Source - dnr: Green, Gil, 1906-
Source - dnr: Green, Ralph
Title: Gil Green Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1925-1993
Abstract: Gil Green (1906-1997) was a leading figure in the Communist Party USA and held a number of offices in the Young Workers League and the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) between 1927 and 1968. From 1941-1945 and again from 1966-1968, Green was head of the CPUSA in New York State and also briefly headed the Party in Illinois. Convicted under the Smith Act in 1949, Green was imprisoned from 1956 until 1961. He left the party in 1991 and helped to found the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. The Gil Green Papers date from 1925 to 1993 and include Green's correspondence, writings, and documentation of his political activities. The collection also contains a large amount of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files obtained by Green through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. These files relate primarily to the FBI's investigations of Green's work with the CPUSA and his prosecution under the Smith Act.
Quantity: 14 Linear Feet in 11 record cartons and 7 manuscript boxes.
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM.095