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Guide to the Virginia Gardner Papers TAM.100

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Charmaine-Smith Campbell, 1991 & Katja Vehlow, 2001

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 26, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Creator: Gardner, Virginia
Title: Virginia Gardner Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1913-1990
Abstract: Virginia Gardner (1904-1992) was a journalist, Communist, and biographer of Louise Bryant. She worked at several midwestern newspapers before joining the Chicago Tribune in 1930. Around 1937, she joined the Communist Party and was fired from the  Tribune for her union activism in 1940. She then went to work for the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee in New York and was briefly Executive Secretary of the American Council on Soviet Relations in Washington D.C.. She was active in the Citizens Committee for Harry Bridges, and wrote for the  Federated Press (a labor news service),  The New Masses,  Peoples World (the CPUSA West Coast newspaper) in Los Angeles and the  Daily Worker in New York where she covered the Rosenberg case in 1953. Gardner wrote  The Rosenberg Storyin 1954 and  Friend and Lover, a Louise Bryant biography in 1982. The collection includes her correspondence, documentation of her political activities, research materials, manuscripts, autobiographical materials, photographs, and articles.
Quantity: 10.25 Linear Feet in 9 record cartons, one manuscript box and one oversize box.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.100