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Guide to the John Poulos and Constantine Poulos Papers TAM.114

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Su Shan Chin, 1988.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 03, 2014
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner and Maggie Schreiner for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials and materials found in library.  , May 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Poulos, Constantine, 1916-1986
Creator: Poulos, John, 1911-1980
Title: John and Constantine Poulos Papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1921-1978, (Bulk 1940-1950)
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1940-1950
Abstract: John Poulos (1911-1980) was a Marxist, Trotskyist, writer and labor organizer from Lynn, Massachusetts. He organized Food Workers Local 701 of the AFL, and was a delegate to the CIO founding convention in 1938. He served on the national committee of the Socialist Workers Party, and later the Workers Party, and wrote extensively for its newspaper, Labor Action. He was involved in the fight against the Greek military dictatorship and set up a collection on Greek radicalism at the Tamiment Library. His brother Constantine ("Connie") Poulos (1916-1986) was a liberal journalist and founder and editor of political monthly:  The Hellenic Spectator. Constantine was a journalist for the Overseas News Agency during World War II, and reported on the Greek resistance. After WWII, Constantine Poulos served as a liaison and translator for negotiations between American officials and the Greek resistance, namely, EAM-ELAS. He was expelled from Greece under the charge that he was "pro-communist". Constantine Poulos returned to the U.S. where he wrote for  The Nation, was an editor of  Holiday, and bought a weekly newspaper in Jamestown, NY, where he was to win a Pulitzer Prize for community journalism. The collection includes correspondence and articles by the Poulos brothers, as well as pamphlets and assorted materials pertaining to their individual political pursuits.
Quantity: 12.5 linear feet (20 boxes)
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English and Greek.
Mixed materials [Box]: 1-20
Call Phrase: TAM.114