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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

Descriptive Summary

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

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Historical/Biographical Note

Virginia Gardner (1904-1992) was a journalist, communist, and biographer of Louise Bryant. She was raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas and graduated with a B.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1924. She worked at several Midwestern newspapers before joining the Chicago Tribune in 1930. Gardner gradually became a radical and joined the Communist Party around 1937. She led the small Newspaper Guild group at the  Tribune and was fired for her union activism in March, 1940.

Blacklisted in Chicago, she moved to New York where she worked with the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee. After her divorce from journalist Marion (Red) Marberry, Gardner moved to Washington, DC in 1942, and was briefly Executive Secretary of the American Council on Soviet Relations. Between 1940 and 1942 Virginia Gardner was active as a member of the Citizens Committee for Harry Bridges, serving as its Executive Secretary in 1941. From 1942-1943 she worked for the Federated Press (a labor news service), resigning over its unwillingness to criticize John L. Lewis. Gardner next worked for the New Masses, resigning in 1947 when it became a monthly.

She moved to Los Angeles, working for the Peoples World (the CPUSA West Coast newspaper) until her dismissal in 1951, and was then briefly employed at a meat packing plant. In 1952 Gardner moved to New York where, again, her first job was at a meat plant in Jamaica, Queens, before being employed by the  Daily Worker where she covered the Rosenberg case in 1953, and later wrote  The Rosenberg Story, which was published in 1954. In 1959 Virginia Gardner left the  Worker, and between 1960 and 1962 worked as a medical writer. From 1963 to 1971 she worked as editorial assistant to Corliss Lamont. Her Louise Bryant biography was published in 1982. Soon afterwards she began working on her own autobiography. Gardner died in San Diego on January 5th, 1992.

Chronology

  • June 27, 1904:Born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Has two older sisters, Gertrude Miller and Katharine Carson.
  • 1910:Mother dies when she was 10 years old.
  • 1921 to 1924:Attended University of Missouri, graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism.
  • Dec. 17, 1927:Married Jerome Butler, a socialist newspaperman and copy reader
  • 1927:Employed at the St. Louis Times.
  • May 1927:Father dies.
  • 1929:Hired by Chicago Tribune.
  • July, 1937:Married Marion (Red) Marberry whom she described as a leftist who never joined the Party. He was also a newspaperman and wrote three books:Joaquin Miller American Poet (1953); Vicky: A Biography of Victoria Woodhull (1967); The Golden Voice: A Biography of Isaac Kelloch (1947).
  • September, 1937:"Decided to join the Communist Party."
  • April, 1938:Joined the Newspaper Guild in Chicago.
  • 1938:Active in Hearst strike in California.
  • 1939:Joined the Communist Party.
  • 1939:Filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board regarding unfair treatment at Chicago Tribune.
  • 1939:Assisted in publishing the Tribunit, a publication of the Chicago Tribune workers.
  • March 22, 1940:Dismissed from Chicago Tribune, because of involvement in Guild activities at the paper.
  • 1940:Moved to New York where she worked with the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee.
  • 1941:Voted as lifetime member of the Newspaper Guild.
  • 1941:Acted as Executive Secretary of the Citizens Committee for Harry Bridges (President of the ILWU),in New York City in an attempt to prevent his deportation from the United States.
  • 1942:Moved to Washington D.C.; Divorced Marion (Red) Marberry (January); Begins work at Federated Press, a labor news service; serves as Executive Secretary to the American Council on Soviet Relations, a precursor to the National Council of American Soviet Friendship (NCASF).
  • 1943:Resigned from Federated Press. Began working as Washington correspondent for New Masses.
  • 1947:Resigned from New Masses, and moved to Los Angeles; where she began working for The Peoples World
  • 1948:Subpoenaed to appear before the Tenney Committee (California's Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities).
  • 1949:Wrote a few articles for Masses and Mainstream.
  • 1951:Dismissed from The Peoples World.
  • 1952:Moved back to New York; employed in Jamaica, Queens in a meat packing plant.
  • 1954:The Rosenberg Story, published by Masses and Mainstream.
  • 1955:Began work at the Daily Worker.
  • December 1959:Resigned from the Worker.
  • Feb.-June 1960:Worked on staff of Factor, a monthly magazine which covers issues related to psychiatry.
  • 1960 to 1962:Freelanced as a medical writer.
  • 1962:Left the Communist Party.
  • 1963 to 1971:Employed as editorial assistant to Corliss Lamont.
  • 1982:Published  Friend and Lover, a biography of Louise Bryant (New York:
  • 1984 to 1989:Worked on her unpublished autobiography.
  • 1989:Grandson, John Dorney dies; in failing health.
  • 1992:Dies in San Diego, January 5th.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes Virginia Gardner's correspondence, documentation of her political activities, research materials, manuscripts, autobiographical materials, photographs, and articles.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into eight series, as follows:

Series I: Autobiography, Series II: Correspondence, Series III: Political Activities, Series IV: Journalism Career, Series V: Correspondence Addendum, Series VI: Research Files, Series VII: Unprocessed Materials, Series VIII: Photographs

Folders are arranged either alphabetically or chronologically based on the nature of the series.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bridges, Harry, 1901-
  • Bryant, Louise, 1885-1936
  • Allen, Bill, 1914-
  • Gardner, John.
  • Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995.
  • Tessitore, John.
  • Spector, Frank.
  • Sessions, Kay Hall.
  • Hennacy, Ammon, 1893-1970
  • Hardesty, Corrine.
  • Richmond, Al, 1913-1987.
  • Unger, Nick
  • Williams, William Appleman
  • Bridges, Nikki
  • Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953
  • Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953
  • McGrath, Thomas, 1916-1990.
  • Hilliard, Noel
  • Garlin, Sender

Document Type

  • Typescripts.
  • Articles.
  • Files (document groupings)
  • Correspondence.
  • Autobiography (genre)
  • Newspaper columns.
  • Death certificates.
  • Birth certificates.
  • Biography (genre)
  • Interviews.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)

Subject Organizations

  • People's world (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • American Council on Soviet Relations
  • Citizens Committee for Harry Bridges
  • Chicago Tribune (Firm)
  • Masses & mainstream.
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Newspaper Guild
  • Daily Worker (New York)

Subject Topics

  • Communists -- United States.
  • Women journalists -- United States.
  • Journalism, Communist -- United States.
  • Collective bargaining -x Journalists -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Single mothers -- United States.
  • Women communists -- United States.

Subject Places

  • United States |x Foreign relations |z Soviet Union.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Virginia Gardner were transferred to New York University in 2004 by John Marberry. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Virginia Gardner Papers; TAM 100; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by John Marberry, son of Virginia Gardner, in 1990. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1990.013 and 1990.014.

Processing Information

Photographs were separated from this collection during initial processing and were established as a separate collection, the Virginia Gardner Photographs (PHOTOS 199). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Virgnia Gardner Papers.

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Container List

Series I: Autobiography

Scope and Content Note

Series I: Autobiography contains a lengthy and rather personal unpublished untitled autobiographical typescript, related correspondence, and a genealogy and other biographical materials.

Subseries I:A: Personal data documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Address Book
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence seeking residency at Renwick Gardens.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Genealogy
1954-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Insurance Book
1952-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Misc. personals.
1922-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Personal Data
1971-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Photoprints
1951-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Photoprint copy of 50th Reunion of Fort Smith Class
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Wills, etc.
1968-1987

Subseries I:B: Autobiography.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 A Summary
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Chapter Plan
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 John Tessitore's copy with his comments.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Chapter 1 -Other Singular Lives
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 2 -Life at Columbia Missouri.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 3 -Saskatchewan.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 4 -Pawhuska.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 5 -From Fort Smith to Kansas City.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 18 6 -Father.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 19 7 -Depression.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 8 -Dr. Gerty.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 21 9 -Red and I Marry.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 10 -Red Joins The Picketline.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 23 11 -John is Born.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 24 12 -A Stupid Business.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 25 13 -I Got Sold Down The River.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 26 14 -The Letter Bridges Pocketed.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27 15 -Father and Son.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 28 16 -Back to Reporting.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 29 17 -An Exciting Visitor.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 30 18 -New Friends and Old.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 31 19 -I Learn a Lesson, or 1 or 2.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 32 20 -Criticism and SelfCriticism.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 33 21 -Back to New York.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 34 22 -Not the Best of Years.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 35 23 -Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 36 24 -Milt Again.
undated

Subseries I:C: Correspondence regarding Autobiography.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Carrol, Joe
1985-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Cohen, Hy (Publisher)
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Gerty, Dr. (Psychiatrist)
1964-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Pashe, Vic
1985-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Re: publication of autobiography
1984-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Richmond, Al
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Research notes
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Stevens, Don
1940-1985

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Series II: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Series II: Correspondence is divided into personal (family and friends) and political correspondence and spans the years 1922 to 1990. Personal correspondents include her son John Marberry, her nephew John Gardner, several friends, and boyfriends Brady Pryor, Dud Jarret, Paul Cawthron, Andy Anderson, John McShane, and Milt Rogart and his wife. The political correspondence is with communists, other radicals and several well-known writers, including Bill Allen, Sender A. Garlin, Ammon Hennacy, Corrine Hardesty, Corliss Lamont, Kay Hall Sessions, Frank Spector, John Tessitore, Nick Unger, Harry and Nikki Bridges and William Appleman Williams.

Subseries II:A: Correspondence with relatives.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Carson, Katharine
1933-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Carson, Katharine - Newspaper article regarding her novel
1939
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Dorney, John
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Dorney, John - death
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Gardner, Carolyn
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Gardner, Carolyn: Newspaper article re death of
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
1964-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 55 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
1978
Box: 1 Folder : 56 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 57 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 58 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
1965
Box: 1 Folder : 59 Gardner, John (VG's nephew)
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 60 Marberry, John (VG's son)
1947-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 61 Marberry, John and family photoprints (photocopies of)
1976-1977
Box: 1 Folder : 62 Marberry, Red (Marion) - John's father
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 63 Marberry Relatives
1939-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 64 Miller, Gertrude
1929-1967
Box: 1 Folder : 65 Miller, Gertrude - burial of
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 1 G.R. Wood of the Above Ground Review, discusses John Gardner
1973
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Misc. from relatives
1930-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Misc. notes and correspondence
1984-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Misc. notes and correspondence
1930-1939

Subseries II:B: Correspondence with close friends

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Anderson, Brady
1925-1930
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Cawthron, Paul and Dud Jarret
1923-1943
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Frank
1970-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Gauldin, Sara
1982-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Gauldin, Sara - on the Manuscript of Louise Bryant
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Gauldin, Sara - Poetry
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 McShane, John
1935-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Pryor, Brady
1922-1943
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Rogart, Milt (see chapter 24 of autobiography)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Rogart, Pat (Milt's wife)
1970-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Sullivan, Nancy
1984-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 16 VG's copies of outgoing correspondence
1946-1989

Subseries II:C: Political correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Abrowitz, Murray - M.D.
1964-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Allen, Bill
1944
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Coleman, Louis (Limey)
1974-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Coover, Robert
1977
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Garlin, Sender A.
1965-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Garrigue, Jean - Poet
1972-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Grossner, Isabel
1984-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Hardesty, Corrine
1983-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Hennacy, Ammon
1958-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Hillard, Noel
1954-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Hillard, Noel
1979-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Lamont, Corliss
1985-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Lamont, Corliss
1975-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Lamont, Corliss - regarding his autobiography
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Lindsay, Vina
1928-1929
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Marzani, Carl - Regarding trial of
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 33 McGrath, Tom
1956-1970
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Murray, George and Virginia
1972-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Harvey O'Conner, Harvey - obituary
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Richmond, Al
1981-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Rosemary
1967
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Segure, Rose
1966-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Sessions, Kay Hall
1962-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Spector, Frank
1951-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Stone, Jack and Bert Stone, (Jack edited On The WashingtonRecord, copy of volume I, June 27, 1965, is included
1955-1970
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Tessitore, John A.
1981-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Under, Nick
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Williams, William Appleman
1966-1967

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Series III: Political Activities

Scope and Content Note

Series III: Political Activities, is divided into two sections: A. General, which contains files on the Rosenberg case, the American Council on Soviet Relations, and Gardner's testimony before various legislative committees; and B. The Harry Bridges Case, which contains clippings, correspondence between Gardner and Harry and Nikki Bridges, and Citizens Committee for Harry Bridges materials related to the campaign to prevent his deportation from the United States.

Subseries III:A: Political activities

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 45 VG's statement before Senate Judicial Committee regarding Francis Biddle's nomination as U.S. Attorney General.
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 46 American Council on Soviet Relations
1942
Box: 2 Folder : 47 American Council on Soviet Relations
1942
Box: 2 Folder : 48 VG's annotated copy of Party Voice, V.II, #6, September to October 1954.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 49 VG and the Tenney UnAmerican Committee
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 50 Political Beefs
1955-1976
Box: 2 Folder : 51 News Release to Moscow Tass and Sovietskaya Kultura, regarding death of Fred Ellis.
1965
Box: 2 Folder : 52 News release from, New York State Communist Party, State Committee,
1957
Box: 2 Folder : 53 Misc. apparently from Party Members
1959-1970
Box: 2 Folder : 54 Related to publication in Catholic Digest of "Labority Within Cloistered Walls," 1961.
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 55 National Committee to Reopen Rosenberg Case
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 56 Unidentified, but related to a Congressional Committee Hearing
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Misc.
1928-1990

Subseries III:B: Harry Bridges Case.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 58 Findings and Conclusion of the Trial Examination in the Matter of Harry Bridges, a publication of the U.S. Government Printing Office
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 59 Newspaper clippings and Brief by Lawyers Guild on Harry Bridges Case
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 60 ILWU Handbook in recognition of Harry Bridges
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 61 Releases from Citizens Committee for Harry Bridges
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 62 Newspaper clippings on Harry Bridges Case
1941
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Newspaper clippings on Harry Bridges Case
1941-1942
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Auditors Report on Citizens Committee for Harry Bridges and other correspondence related to his deportation
1941-1942
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Newspaper articles on Harry Bridges Case
1942
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Harry Bridges letter to Citizens Committee and VGM
1942-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Lawyers Guild to President of the U.S. requesting cancellation of Harry Bridges deportation
1945
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence between VGM and Harry and Nikki Bridges, includes newspaper clippings
1985-1986

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Series IV: Journalism Career

Scope and Content Note

Series IV: Journalism Career, consists of five chronologically arranged subseries that represent the different newspapers and the various cities in which she lived and worked, and which primarily contain copies of Gardner's articles, and correspondence. The subseries and employment/residence dates are: A. Chicago Tribune(1930-1941); B. Federated Press (Washington D.C., 1942-1943); C.  New Masses(Washington D.C., 1943-1947); D. Los Angeles (1947-1952),  Peoples World; E. New York (1952-1980s),  Daily Workerand after.

Subseries IV:A: Chicago Tribune

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Chicago TribuneNewspaper articles by VG
1930-1937
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Misc. correspondence and research materials while at the Chicago Tribune
1937-1940
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Tribune correspondence
1937-1940
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Photocopy of 12/25/38 Picture Section of Chicago Tribuneincludes a picture OF VG
1938
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Don Max, possibly Tribune related
1939
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Tribune manuscript
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Photocopy Chicago Sunday Tribune cover page
1938
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Tribune stories by VG
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence regarding Tribune firing
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Settlement of VG's Tribune case
1940
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Tribune articles by VG
1930-1938
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Tribune Documents
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Photocopies of photoprints "Signing of Hearst Chain Peace Formula" ending Chicago strike.
1940
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Correspondence:Guild activities at The Tribune
1937
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Copies of the Tribunit, Guild newspaper of the Chicago Tribuneworkers
1938-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Newspaper Guild of New York and Chicago
1941
Box: 3 Folder : 23 St. Louis Newspaper Guild Newsletter
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Union Songs by Chicago Newspaper Guild
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Guild activities and songs.
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Eulogy for Morgan Hull of Los Angeles Newspaper Guild
undated

Subseries IV:B: Federated Press, Washington D.C.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Political hassles at Federated Press
1942-1943
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Federated Press articles by VG
1942-1943
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Federated Press articles by VG
1943
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Letter of resignation
1943
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Correspondence and Union Leader
1943
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Job related
1942-1943

Subseries IV:C: New Masses, Washington D.C.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 33 New Masses:Articles by VG
1944-1947
Box: 3 Folder : 34 New Masses: Articles by VG
1944-1947

Subseries IV:D: California employment

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Peoples Voice;  New Masses:Articles by VG
1946-1947
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Challenge Newspaper: Articles by VG
1947
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Correspondence: Regarding Councilman Davenport's anti- communist attack and Los Angeles Fire and Police article
1948
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Peoples Worldspeech in San Francisco fundraising effort
1948
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Correspondence:Masses and Mainstream
1949
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Newspaper article by VG in Daily Peoples World
1950
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Newspaper article by VG in Daily Peoples Worldon Terminal Island, in  Our Worldnewspaper
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Daily Peoples World: Correspondence
1950-1952
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Peoples World:Articles by VG and correspondence
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 44 VG's case from California Review Committee, regarding Peoples Worldemployment
1951-1956
Box: 3 Folder : 45 On getting fired by Slim, correspondence etc. from Peoples Worldemployment
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Political notes to self on Slim Meeting,
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Peoples Worldstaff meeting speech by VG
undated

Subseries IV:E: New York employment

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Daily Workerarticle by VG "Is this the answer to a tenant prayer."
1955
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Newspaper article by VG in the Worker, includes notes,
1953-1958
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Notes on Daily Workerarticles
1956-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Correspondence: Ben Levine, " Daily WorkerUnsung Hero,"
1976
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Daily Peoples World and  Daily Workerarticles by VG
1948-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Daily Worker Radium Story by VG
1956-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 54 Articles by VG
1956-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 55 Correspondence from Charles Headly to Daily Workereditor
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Articles by VG while at Chicago Tribune, Federated Press, and  Daily Worker
1930-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Correspondence to editor, Party Voice, Party Affairs,and Daily Worker
1958
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Newspaper articles by VG in the Worker
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Correspondence regarding VG's article in Science and Society,
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Newspaper article by VG on "Cotton Picking,"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Newspaper article by VG on "Cotton Picking," John Rankin, Congressman
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Correspondence: From VG regarding employment status at an Unidentified newspaper
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 63 Notes and rewrite of story by VG on, "Veteran Telegrapher"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Press Release regarding Talk Show by VG
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Speeches by VG
1949

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Series V: Correspondence Addendum

Scope and Content Note

Series V: Correspondence Addendum. Consists of correspondence from the 1970s and 1980s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 66 Correspondence - to be integrated
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 67 Correspondence - to be integrated
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 68 Correspondence
1969-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 69 Correspondence
1972-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Correspondence
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 71 Correspondence
1978
Box: 3 Folder : 72 Correspondence
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1981-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1984

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Series VI: Research

Scope and Content Note

Series VI: Research Files. The files for Friend and Loverconsists of Gardner's extensive and unusually rich research files for her biography of Louise Bryant. Contents include clippings, correspondence and interviews with prominent friends and associates, ephemera, primary source documents including a copy of Bryant's marriage license (to John Reed), and a typescript of the book.  The Rosenberg StoryResearch Files contain clippings and other ephemera.

Subseries VI:A: Friend and Lover (Research Files, Typescript)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Appendix
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Book outline
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Book party invite
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Book proposal
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Caption material
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Chapter 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Chapter 4
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Chapter 5
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Chapter 6
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Chapter 7
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Chapter 8
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Chapter 10
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Chapter 11
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Chapter 12
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Chapter 12 - research
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Chapter 13
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Chapter 14; Chapter 14 - Portland newspaper clippings
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Box: 4 Folder : 22 Chapter 15
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Box: 4 Folder : 23 Chapter 15 - research
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Box: 4 Folder : 24 Chapter 16
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Box: 4 Folder : 25 Chapter 18 - research
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Box: 4 Folder : 26 Chapter 21
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Box: 4 Folder : 27 Chapter 25
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Box: 4 Folder : 28 Copyright
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Box: 4 Folder : 29 Corrigenda
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Box: 4 Folder : 30 Epilogue
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Box: 4 Folder : 31 Memos (misc.)
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Box: 4 Folder : 32 B. Research Files
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Box: 4 Folder : 33 Abbot, Berenice
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Box: 4 Folder : 34 Aiken, Conrad
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Box: 4 Folder : 35 Alexander, Doris
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Box: 4 Folder : 36 Anderson, Sherwood
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Box: 4 Folder : 37 Andreychin, George
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Box: 4 Folder : 38 Anthony, Katherine
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Box: 4 Folder : 39 Ashleigh, Charles
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Box: 4 Folder : 40 Baldwin, Roger
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Box: 4 Folder : 41 Barnes, Djuna; Oct. 1971
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Barnett, Ernesta (Bullitt)
1972-1973
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Bavid, Peggy
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Belden, Harry
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Bell Syndicate
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Box: 4 Folder : 46 Berkman, Alexander to Louise Bryant
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Biddle, George
1969-1973
Box: 4 Folder : 48 Boardman, Robinson to Louise Bryant
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Bohlen, Charles
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Box: 4 Folder : 50 Bome, Margaret
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Box: 4 Folder : 51 Boni, Albert
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Box: 4 Folder : 52 Bonus March
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Box: 4 Folder : 53 Boulton, Agnes
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Box: 4 Folder : 54 Bowers, Claude
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Box: 4 Folder : 55 Boyer, William
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Box: 4 Folder : 56 Boyle, Kay
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Box: 4 Folder : 57 Bradley, Ruth interviewed by Julia Ruuttila; May-1970
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Box: 4 Folder : 58 Brown, Susan Jenkins
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Box: 4 Folder : 59 Brest-Litovsk, peace of
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Box: 4 Folder : 60 Bryant Floyd Sherman
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Box: 4 Folder : 61 Bryant, Louise - 1922 series
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 62 Bryant, Louise - bibliography
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Box: 4 Folder : 63 Bryant, Louise "Fables for Proletarian Children," (The Revolutionary Age, Jan 25, p. 6)
1919
Box: 4 Folder : 64 Bryant, Louise - last years
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 65 Bryant, Louise - Mirrors of Moscow. Reviews
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Bryant, Louise - newspaper clippings
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Bryant, Louise - obituaries
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Bryant, Louise - Six Months in Russia. Reviews
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Box: 5 Folder : 4 Bryant, Louise - speeches
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Bryant, Louise to William Bullitt
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Bryant, Louise to Anne Dennis Bursch
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Bryant, Louise to Claude McKay
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Bryant, Louise to John Reed in hospital
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Box: 5 Folder : 10 Bryant/Reed marriage certificate
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Box: 5 Folder : 11 Bryant, Sheridan L.
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Box: 5 Folder : 12 Bullitt, Anne
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Box: 5 Folder : 13 Bullitt, Orville
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Box: 5 Folder : 14 Bullitt, William C.
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Box: 5 Folder : 15 California background 1800s
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Box: 5 Folder : 16 Cameron, Angus
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Box: 5 Folder : 17 Campbell, Marguerite interview; 27-Aug-1970
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Cannell, Kathleen
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Box: 5 Folder : 19 Cannon, Myra L. interviewed by Juliaa Ruuttila
1970/1977
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Carroll, Frances interviewed by Juliaa Ruuttila; Jun/Jul 1970
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Box: 5 Folder : 21 Cemeteries
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Box: 5 Folder : 22 Chi Omega/Psi Alpha Chapter
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Box: 5 Folder : 23 Churchill, Allen. The Improper Bohmeian. (notes)
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Box: 5 Folder : 24 Cole, Lester
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Box: 5 Folder : 25 Colum, Padriac
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Box: 5 Folder : 26 Cowl, Carl
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Box: 5 Folder : 27 Cowley, Malcom
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Box: 5 Folder : 28 Crichton, Linley interviewed by Virginia Gardner; Apr-1971
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Dasburg, Alfred and Ann
1975-1982
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Dasburg, Andrew
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Box: 5 Folder : 31 Dasburg, Mabel
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Box: 5 Folder : 32 Day, Dorothy
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Day, Dorothy. On Pilgrimage (typescript, 34pp.)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : data_value_missing_5e907ce4a192d285c6337ab9b8450ba4 Dee, Ivan
1973-1982
Box: 5 Folder : 34 d'Anunzio, Gabriele
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Dell, Floyd
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Box: 5 Folder : 36 Dietrich, Christopher
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Box: 5 Folder : 37 Draper, Theodore
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Box: 5 Folder : 38 Drinker Bower, Catherine
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Box: 5 Folder : 39 Drinnon, Richard
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Box: 5 Folder : 40 Dubrow, Elridge, interviewed by Virginia Gardner
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Box: 5 Folder : 41 Duncan, Isadora
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Box: 5 Folder : 42 Dunn, Robert W.
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Box: 5 Folder : 43 Dyer, Madelin, interview
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Box: 5 Folder : 44 Eastman, Max
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Ehrgott, Albert
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Elwyn, Frances interviewed by Virginia Gardner
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Emancipation of women and the revolution
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 48 Equi, Marie
1970 , 1971
Box: 5 Folder : 49 Eudey, Elizabeth
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 50 Failing, Henrietta interviewed by Julia Ruuttila; Dec-1970
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Everest, Wesley
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 52 Feldenheimer (sculpture); May-1970
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 53 Fenton, Lela Goddard; Apr-1970
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 54 Finger, Avram
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Box: 5 Folder : 55 Finnish comrades to Louise Bryant
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Fischer, Louis
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 57 Flanner, Janet
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Box: 5 Folder : 58 Flick/Say families
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 59 Frasier, Brownell D.
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Box: 5 Folder : 60 Freud, Anna
1973
Box: 5 Folder : 61 Gardner, Virginia, "John Reed and Lenin: some Insights based on Mss. Collection at Harvard", (Science and Society, 388-403); Fall 1967
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 62 George, Juillette
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Box: 5 Folder : 63 Gold, Michael
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Box: 5 Folder : 64 Goldman, Emma
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Box: 5 Folder : 65 Gorki, Maxim
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Box: 5 Folder : 66 Greene, Bill
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Box: 5 Folder : 67 Groton map
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Box: 5 Folder : 68 Hair, Mozelle interview
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Box: 5 Folder : 69 Hamblet, Millie Hunewill
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Box: 5 Folder : 70 Hartwell, Mortimer Mrs.
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Box: 5 Folder : 71 Hicks, Granville
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Box: 5 Folder : 72 Hovey, Tamara Gold
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Box: 5 Folder : 73 Hug, George Mrs. interviewed by Juliaa Ruuttila; Jun-1970
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 74 Hunkins, Hallinan Hazal
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Box: 5 Folder : 75 Interviews
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 76 Irving, Leila (Borchers), interviewed by Juliaa Ruuttila
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 77 Jenkins, Mrs. Frank and Olive Vinton, interviewed by Juliaa Ruuttila; Jun/Jul 1970
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 78 Judson, W. to Louise Bryant
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Box: 5 Folder : 79 Kemal Pasha
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Box: 6 Folder : 1 Kern, Grace interview
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Box: 6 Folder : 2 Kogan, Herman
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Kollontai, Alexandra
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Box: 6 Folder : 4 Krupskaya, N. interviewed by Louise Bryant
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Box: 6 Folder : 5 Kuntz, Charles
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Box: 6 Folder : 6 Lahey, Edwin
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Box: 6 Folder : 7 Lamont, Charles
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Box: 6 Folder : 8 Larkin, Jim case - trial and sentence, covered by Louise Bryant
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Box: 6 Folder : 9 Lenin research notes
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Box: 6 Folder : 10 Luhan, Mabel Dodge
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Box: 6 Folder : 11 Macmickle, Emilie Muhr interview; Jun/Jul 1970
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Box: 6 Folder : 12 Maguire, Molly
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Box: 6 Folder : 13 Mack, Theresa (Tessa); Jun-1970
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Box: 6 Folder : 14 Marx quotes
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Box: 6 Folder : 15 Masses, Trial, the
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Box: 6 Folder : 16 McCay, Claude
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Box: 6 Folder : 17 Meeropol, Elli and Beth
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Box: 6 Folder : 18 Meyendorff, Sasha
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Box: 6 Folder : 19 Miners/Labor
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Mohan, Hugh J.
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Mohan, Louisa
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Box: 6 Folder : 22 Moore, Lucia
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Box: 6 Folder : 23 Mussolini - Louise Bryant on
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Box: 6 Folder : 24 Myers, Ethel Barnard and Horton Nicholas
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Box: 6 Folder : 25 Nevada, University of
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Box: 6 Folder : 26 Nizer - correspondence
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Box: 6 Folder : 27 Nizer - court documents
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Box: 6 Folder : 28 Nizer - court documents
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Box: 6 Folder : 29 Nizer - lists of comparison
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Box: 6 Folder : 30 Nizer - newspaper clippings
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Box: 6 Folder : 31 Oliphant, Elizabeth interview; May-1970
1970
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Oregon first families
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Overman Committee hearing
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Box: 6 Folder : 34 Parker, Margaret; Feb-1971
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Box: 6 Folder : 35 Parsons, Elsie Clews
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Box: 6 Folder : 36 Parsons, Geoffrey
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Box: 6 Folder : 37 Pearce, Charles
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Portland, OR
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Portland, OR - John Reed Centennial
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Portland newspaper on Bryant-Bullitt marriage
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Powell, Alice
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Box: 6 Folder : 42 Powers, Alfred; Nov-1970
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Provincetown interviews
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Putnam, Sam
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Psychological approach to Bullitt - notes on conversation
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Box: 6 Folder : 46 Rabinowitz Foundatioin
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Box: 6 Folder : 47 Ramp, Floyd interview
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Box: 6 Folder : 48 Reds Virginia Gardner on the film
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Box: 6 Folder : 49 Reed, John - copies of transcript
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Box: 6 Folder : 50 Reed, John - death
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Box: 6 Folder : 51 Reed, John - family
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Box: 6 Folder : 52 Reed, John in Harvard
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Box: 6 Folder : 53 Reed, John - newspaper clippings
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Box: 6 Folder : 54 Reed, John - photographs
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Box: 6 Folder : 55 Reed, John - poems
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Box: 6 Folder : 56 Reed, John to Louise Bryant
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Box: 6 Folder : 57 Reed, John to Louise Bryant
1917
Box: 6 Folder : 58 Reed, John to Louise Bryant
1920
Box: 6 Folder : 59 Reed, John - letters to and from Louise Bryant in Paris
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Box: 7 Folder : 60 Reed, John to Steffens
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Box: 7 Folder : 1 Reed, Margaret
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Box: 7 Folder : 2 Reed, Margaret to Louise Bryant
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Box: 7 Folder : 3 Reed, Margaret to John Reed after Louise's departure (speaking tour?)
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Box: 7 Folder : 4 Reed Memorial meeting
1921
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Research notes misc.
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Box: 7 Folder : 6 Richmond, Al
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Box: 7 Folder : 7 Riverwood House (Paul and Louise)
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Box: 7 Folder : 8 Robins, Raymond
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Box: 7 Folder : 9 Rogers, Bobby to Louise Bryant
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Rosenstone, Robert
1970-1976
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Root case correspondence
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Russia misc.
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Russian revolution
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Ruuttila, Juliaa Kathleen
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Ruuttila, Juliaa Kathleen
1971-1974
Box: 7 Folder : 16 San Martin, Nancy
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Sanger, Margaret (Godman)
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Box: 7 Folder : 18 Seldes, George
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Box: 7 Folder : 19 Sheaffer, Louis
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Box: 7 Folder : 20 Sheean, Vincent
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Box: 7 Folder : 21 Shirer, William L.
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Box: 7 Folder : 22 Smith Miller, Leslie interview; Jul-1970
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Box: 7 Folder : 23 Steffens, Lincoln
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Box: 7 Folder : 24 Stoller, Leo
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Box: 7 Folder : 25 Stone, Judy
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Box: 7 Folder : 26 Suffrage, Oregon
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Box: 7 Folder : 27 Strong, Anna Louise
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Box: 7 Folder : 28 Thomas, Mura Dehn
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Box: 7 Folder : 29 Trask, Williard R.
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Box: 7 Folder : 30 Trotzky, Leon
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Box: 7 Folder : 31 Trullinger, Louise
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Box: 7 Folder : 32 Trullinger, Paul
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Box: 7 Folder : 33 Velodarsky- Civil War
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Box: 7 Folder : 34 Voice of Labor notes
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Box: 7 Folder : 35 Walsh, Frank
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Box: 7 Folder : 36 Washburne, Claude
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Box: 7 Folder : 37 William, Albert Rhys. Legionnaire (typescript, 19 pp.)
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Box: 7 Folder : 38 William, Albert Rhys. Journey into Revolution, 1917-1918 notes
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Box: 7 Folder : 39 Winter, Ella
1971 , 1973
Box: 7 Folder : 40 Wood, Sara Bard Field
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Box: 7 Folder : 41 Wood, Erskine
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 42 Zinoviev
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Subseries VI:B: The Rosenberg Story (Research Files)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 43 National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case
1985-1988
Box: 7 Folder : 44 Sobell-case newspaper clippings
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 45 Rosenberg sons, articles about
1958
Box: 7 Folder : 46 Rosenberg case - newspaper clippings (unsorted)
1953-1956 , 1966
Box: 7 Folder : 47 Reuben, William A., To Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case (pamphlet, 31 pp.); ca.
ca.1951
Box: 7 Folder : 48 Pamphlet: An appeal to President Dwight D. Eisenhower to spare the lives of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
ca.1953
Box: 7 Folder : 49 Pamphlet: The Cold-War Murder: The Frame-up Against Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Richard Boyer
1951

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Series VII: Unprocessed Materials

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 11 Unprocessed Materials
Box: 8 Unprocessed Materials
Box: 9
Box: 10

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Box
10
Folder
1
 

Series VIII: Photographs, circa 1913-1983

Scope and Content Note

Series VII: Photographs includes photographs of Virginia Gardner from the late 1930s and the early 1980s. Also included in this series are photographs of Robert Dunn, Andrew Dasburg, and Louise Bryant from the early 1910s through late 1950s.

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