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Guide to the Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Papers TAM.118

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

Collection processed by Martha Foley, 1985

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 14, 2021
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited to reflect incorporation of material found in repository and updated administrative information, edited by Jasmine Sykes-Kunk for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description Edited by Laura Juliano to reflect the rehousing of materials.  Edited by Rachel Mahre to revise laudatory language in the Biographical Note.  , June 2014 , May 2019 , March 2020 , May 2021

Container List

Series VI: Smith Act Defense, 1951-1955

Scope and Contents

Trial documents, clippings, broadsides, fundraising and publicity materials, and other papers from the Smith Act Defense organizations started by Flynn and taken over by her sister Kathy while Elizabeth was in prison.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Smith Act--comments on arrests
Reel 10

1948-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Financial Report at Communist Committee to Defend the 12
Reel 10

1949
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Notes of Garden speech, 9/19/50
Reel 10

1950
Box: 4 Folder : 28 MS--Political Significance of Defense Work. Memo to all Districts from Defense Committee. Fall 1950
Reel 10

1950
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Short bio of Euge Dennis, Chairman CPUSA
Reel 10

1904-1961
Box: 4 Folder : 30 EGF speech at 1950 convention of CPUSA
Reel 10

1950
Box: 4 Folder : 31 MS on CP early history, mostly 1920's
Reel 10

[1950], undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Scrapbook--publicity, birthday cards
Reel 10

1950-1951
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Scrapbook materials, publicity
Reel 10

1951
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Personal correspondence, birthday greetings from W.Z. Foster
Reel 10

1951
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Scrapbook materials
Reel 10

1950-1951
Box: 4 Folder : 36 From folder marked "CP Hist"
Reel 10

1940-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Smith Act--correspondence, Jacques Duclos
Reel 10

1952
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Daily Worker
Reel 10

1947-1952
Box: 4 Folder : 39 CP History--"Some Remarks on Role of the Review Commission"
Reel 10

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Scrapbook materials
Reel 10

1952
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Clippings on EGF 30 day detention
Reel 10

1952
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Collected material on play "I Was a Spy for the FBI"
Reel 10

1953
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Scrapbook material I
Reel 10

1954
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Scrapbook material II
Reel 10

1954
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Loose scrapbook materials
Reel 10

1954
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Clipping on Flynn, Morning Freiheit (Yiddish)
Reel 10

1955
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Scrapbook, 1955
Reel 11

1955
Box: 4 Folder : 48 Mother's Day Tribute, messages and speeches, text for dramatic reading
Reel 11

1956
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Pamphlets on women, mother's day, women in CPUSA
Reel 11

1950-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 50 Wm Z Foster, CP policy during trials
Reel 11

1952
Box: 4 Folder : 51 Clippings used as evidence in Smith Act trial
Reel 11

1937-1943
Box: 5 Folder : 1 EGF in her own defense--speaking itineraries
Reel 11

1946-1950
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Letters, notes expressing sympathy over Smith Act activities
Reel 11

1952-1954
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Smith Act--Summary of defense proposal. Changeover after Duclos evidence.
Reel 11

1952
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Musmanno, Dolsen, Mazzinni Pittsburgh Sedition Case 1951-53
Reel 11

1951-1953
Box: 5 Folder : 5 U.S. v Flynn et al. Newspapers, first trial
Reel 11

1951-1952
Box: 5 Folder : 6 U.S. v Flynn et al. Newspapers relating to the defense
Reel 11

1952-1957
Box: 5 Folder : 7 U.S. v Flynn et al. Newspapers relating to arrests
Reel 11

1951
Box: 5 Folder : 8, 9 U.S. v Flynn et al. Newspapers relating to bail issues
Reel 11

1951
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Articles--McCarran/Smith Act violations
Reel 11

1951
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Smith Act trial
Reel 11

1951
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Amnesty for Smith Act violators
Reel 11

1949-1954
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Smith Act trial, clippings
Reel 12

1952
Box: 5 Folder : 14 U.S. v Flynn et al. Newspapers relating to second trial
Reel 12

1952
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Smith Act trial, clippings
Reel 12

1952
Box: 5 Folder : 16-17 Smith Act trial, clippings
Reel 12

1953
Box: 5 Folder : 18 U.S. v Flynn et al. Newspapers relating to second trial
Reel 13

1952
Box: 5 Folder : 19 U.S. v Flynn et al. Newspapers relating to second trial
Reel 13

1952-1954
Box: 5 Folder : 20 U.S. v Flynn et al. Newspapers relating to appeals
Reel 13

1954
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Trial transcripts, summation of EGF. 1/6/53
Reel 13

1953
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Smith Act trial reports #1-#26. April 1952 - Jan 1953
Reel 13

1952-1953
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Published material, two pamphlets
Reel 13

1939, 1959
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Matuson Case
Reel 13

1955
Box: 5 Folder : 25 James Dolsen, Congo. Philadelphia Tribune
Reel 13

1960
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Assorted articles--McCarran Act, "Worker" closing, Gates departure
Reel 13

1951-1962
Box: 6 Folder : 1 EGF's work file of clippings and pamphlets on Smith Act
Reel 14

1951-1957
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Deputy Marshall McLaughlin, Smith Act, Clipping from Colliers
Reel 14

1953
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Smith Act clippings, used as evidence
Reel 14

1937-1943
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Smith Act trial document affirming District Court verdict
Reel 14

1954
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Notes for speech on Smith Act
Reel 14

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Smith Act--notes on defense, some transcripts, Flynn trial sentencing
Reel 14

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Smith Act--notes on Flynn trial
Reel 14

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Smith Act--notes on CP history, trial
Reel 14

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Affidavit of EGF re John Lautner
Reel 14

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Draft of speech for trial, 4/24/52, marked history of CPU
Reel 14

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 11 notes used in Smith Act trial
Reel 14

1950-1959
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Defense committee, financial transfers, April
Reel 14

1950
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Smith Act trial charges
Reel 14

1948-1954
Box: 6 Folder : 14 U.S. v Flynn--Briefs, appeals, motions
Reel 14

1954
Box: 6 Folder : 15 U.S. v Flynn et al. Brief of witnesses
Reel 14

1951
Box: 6 Folder : 16 U.S. v Flynn et al. Letters, telegrams
Reel 14

1951-1952
Box: 6 Folder : 17 U.S. v Flynn et al. Press release, defense committee publications
Reel 15

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 18 U.S. v Flynn et al. Exhibit list
Reel 15

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 19 U.S. v Flynn et al. Subject index of Government proof
Reel 15

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 20 U.S. v Flynn et al. Proceedings in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Reel 15

1953-1954
Box: 6 Folder : 21-22 U.S. v Flynn et al. Transcript Analysis, parts I and II
Reel 15

1952
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Smith Act indictment in Ohio
Reel 15

1954
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Benjamin J. Davis, parole application
Reel 16

1953
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Commonwealth of Australia v Australian Communist Party
Reel 16

1950
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Smith Act, various documents
Reel 16

1954
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Flynn's writings on sedition trial
Reel 16

1949
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Sedition trial--Dolsen, Mazzini, Musmanno
Reel 16

1950-1953

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