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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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New York, NY 10012
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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 VIII: Final Years, 1957-1964

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook materials, pamphlets and documents from Flynn's activities upon her release from prison to her death in 1964. Documents and publication and clippings from the McCarran case, trips to Russia, itineraries, speeches, clippings, and correspondence both personal and pertaining to Flynn's position as Chair of the Communist Party after the death of Eugene Dennis in January 1961. The four subseries are: A. Research on Women; B. Passport Case; C. Scrapbooks, Autobiographical materials, correspondence; D. Baxandall Materials.

Subseries A, Research on Women

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 19 International Women's Day
Reel 18

1960
Box: 7 Folder : 20 File on Women, Internation Women, Clippings, Notes
Reel 18

1959
Box: 7 Folder : 21 DW, Clippings on Soviet Women
Reel 18

1960
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Miscellaneous Letters
Reel 18

1960-1969
Box: 7 Folder : 23 On Women's Rights
Reel 18

undated, [1950-1959]
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Greeting cards to EGF, Int'l Women's Day
Reel 18

1960
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Section from
Reel 18

1960
Box: 7 Folder : 26 US Dept of Labor, Women's Bureau publications, pamphlets
Reel 18

1960-1969
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Women in labor unions, pamphlets, publications
Reel 18

[1960-1969]
Box: 7 Folder : 28 EGF from folder marked CP Hist
Reel 18

1959-1964

Subseries B: Passport Case

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Passport Case, Newspaper clippings
Reel 19

1962-1963
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Passport Case, U.S. Gov't documents
Reel 19

1959-1963
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Passport Case, correspondence
Reel 19

1962-1963
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Material for "Roadblock" article, McCarran Act
Reel 19

1963
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Draft, "Roadblocks to Defeating the McCarran Act"
Reel 19

1960-1969
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Passport case, brief for appellants, EGF and Herbert Aptheker
Reel 19

1963
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Pamphlet, "The McCarran Act, Fact and Fancy," by EGF, other pamphlets, notes
Reel 19

1950-1960
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Political Affairs articles, EGF
Reel 20

1960-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 4 EGF work copies, McCarran Act, reference notes, ILD materials
Reel 20

1920-1939
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Passport case, Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
Reel 20

1963
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Passport case, EGF Mss.
Reel 20

1962-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Full page story from NY Times, 10/26/63, fight against McCarthy
Reel 20

1963
Box: 8 Folder : 8 EGF work copies, pamphlets, papers on McCarran & Smith
Reel 20

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 9 McCarran Act material, EGF work copies, "Dare We Be Free" by H. Aptheker, and "Why You Need to Know about the McCarran Act"
Reel 20

1961
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Communism, the Courts, and the Constitution, by Guttmann & Ziegler--reference EGF, work copies on McCarran Act
Reel 20

1964

Subseries C: Scrapbooks, Correspondence, Autobiographical

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Scrapbook materials
Reel 21

1957
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Scrapbook materials
Reel 21

1958
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Autobiographical writings
Reel 21

[1958]
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Autobiographical clippings, notes, EGF
Reel 21

1916-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Gear the Party to Mass Work, CP report, by Wm Albertson, notes by EGF
Reel 21

1959
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Greeting cards and invitations
Reel 21

1950-1969
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Schedule of courses, the Faculty of Social Sciences (EGF instructor of several)
Reel 21

1959
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Speaking engagements, with misc. correspondence & clippings
Reel 21

1959
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Obituaries, John Haynes Holmes and Louis F. McCabe
Reel 21

1960-1969
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Scrapbook materials
Reel 21

1959
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Scrapbook materials
Reel 21

1960-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 22 EGF papers referring to Joe Hill
Reel 21

1960
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Autobiographical chronology, date log
Reel 21

[1961]
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Later autobiographical writing & notes
Reel 21

1950-1969
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Autobiographical notes
Reel 21

[1961]
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Origins of CP, outline
Reel 21

[1960-1969]
Box: 8 Folder : 27 EGF scrapbook
Reel 21

1960-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Current Biography, vol 22, nr 9, features bio of EGF
Reel 21

1961
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Scrapbook materials
Reel 22

1960-1962
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Scrapbook materials
Reel 22

1962-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 31 Scrapbook materials
Reel 22

1962-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 32 Scrapbook materials
Reel 22

1963
Box: 8 Folder : 33 Pocket calendar
Reel 22

1962
Box: 8 Folder : 34 Letter to Soviet comrades, 45th anniversary of October Revolution (draft?)
Reel 22

1962
Box: 8 Folder : 35 Autobiographical Ms.
Reel 22

1963-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 36 Correspondence, EGF & Richard Criley, Chicago Committee to Defend the
Reel 22

1962
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Correspondence with Al Richmond
Reel 22

1963-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 38 Joe Hill songbook, Russian/English
Reel 22

1963
Box: 8 Folder : 39 Manuscript (partial), 22nd Congress, CPUSA
Reel 22

1963
Box: 8 Folder : 40 Letters to the Editors of Pravda, on its 50th Anniversary
Reel 22

[1960-1969]
Box: 8 Folder : 41 Textile Labor, issues on Patterson and Lawrence
Reel 22

1962-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 42 Engagement calendar/diary
Reel 22

1963
Box: 8 Folder : 43 Autobiographical outline, "My Second Life"
Reel 22

[1963]
Box: 8 Folder : 44 Correspondence re Sean O'Casey's letters
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 45 Letters to Roberta Bobbo & companion while travelling in USSR, returned to EGF
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 46 Datebook
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 47 Library of Congress collection list, catalogue of documents
Reel 22

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 48 Copies of clippings from Dartmouth College Library, used by R. Baxandall
Reel 22

1970-1979
Box: 8 Folder : 49 Correspondence re EGF papers, from Wayne State Archives and U of Michigan.
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 50 Notes for lecture on turbulent 20's and the the IWW by EGF, various
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 51 Ms on Democratic rights (draft for speech)
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 52 Ms, draft, "The State of the Whole People"
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 53 Draft for speech, "History of CPUSA, 1919-64"
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 54 Autobiographical outline and notes
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 55 Bio as of 1964
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 56 Last published piece by EGF, September
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 57 Letter from H. Aptheker and newspaper clippings on EGF's death, press releases by CPUSA, September
Reel 22

1964
Box: 8 Folder : 58 Flynn bibliography materials
Reel 22

undated

Subseries D: Baxandall Materials

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 59 Draft of biography
Reel 22

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 60 Correspondence referring to Baxandall's publication
Reel 22

1970-1979
Box: 8 Folder : 61 Materials (xerox) used in Baxandall's publication
Reel 22

undated

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