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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 V: EGF's "Second Life" , 1937-1952

Scope and Contents

Flynn's activities form the largest series of her personal papers and are broken down into four subseries: A. ACLU Case, 1938-1940, Documents and clippings; B. Fred Flynn, 1910-1940, Papers and Correspondence; C. Tresca's Death, 1943, Mostly Clippings; D. CPUSA Activities, Scrapbooks, itineraries, drafts of speeches, notes and correspondence from "Life of the Party" (Flynn's Daily Worker column, notes from classes in Labor History taught at the Workers School, invitations and clippings relating to CP functions. This subseries also includes: Election campaigns on the Party ticket: Representative at Large, 1942, Congress, 1954, Manhattan City Council, 1957; and Trips to Europe: France, 1945, France and England, 1950.

General

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 70 Biographical, Flynn speaking itinerary for ILD
Reel 3

1936-1937
Box: 1 Folder : 71 3 copies of Equal Justice, Journal of ILD
Reel 3

1939-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 1 List of articles and speeches
Reel 4

1936-1937
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Certificate of literacy issued to EGF, SUNY
Reel 4

1937
Box: 2 Folder : 3 MS--Recollections of Frame-Ups" for Masses & Mainstream. Fragile
Reel 4

[1927, 1937]
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Scrapbook--newspaper, handbills, etc.
Reel 4

1937
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Notebook of poetry and autobiographical notes, mostly poetry
Reel 4

1938-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Article in NM on coal mines
Reel 4

1939
Box: 2 Folder : 7 programs for testimonial dinners EGF participated in
Reel 4

1936-1947
Box: 2 Folder : 8 DW clippings, autobiographical or about family members
Reel 4

1930-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Clipping, NY Times ad, protesting HR 2122 intro by J. Parnell Thomas, March
Reel 4

1946
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Clippings, DW on Lincoln Brigade, EGF addresses large group as CP member
Reel 4

1937
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Programs from mass protests
Reel 4

1937
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Speaking itinerary ILD, some dated, some undated
Reel 4

1936-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Poetry, drafts, notes, clippings
Reel 4

1938-1945
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Drafts for recruiting pamphlets CPUSA
Reel 4

1930-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 15 I have no regrets--from Women Today
Reel 4

1937
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Scrapbook--newspaper, handbills etc
Reel 4

1938
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Text of radio speech, May Day, Pittsburgh
Reel 4

1938
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Outlines for classes on labor history taught at Workers' School NYC
Reel 4

1938-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Course notes from the Workers School
Reel 4

1938
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Women in American Socialist Struggles, data & MS copies
Reel 4

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Invitation for EGF to speak at Labor Day celebrations
Reel 4

1938-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Statement re classes taught at Nat'l Training School
Reel 4

1938-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Course notes, American Labor History
Reel 4

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Lecture notes, American Labor History
Reel 4

1938-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Class notes, American Labor History, Workers School, Nat'l Training School
Reel 5

1938-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 26A Outlines for classes on American Labor History, Workers School
Reel 5

1939
Box: 2 Folder : 26B Copies of protest letters from incident at Flynn speech, Adena Ohio, Oct 1938
Reel 5

1938
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Letter, Margaret De Silver re Carlo Tresca, Oct 1939
Reel 5

1939
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Course Outline, the Workers School. IWW and its forerunners
Reel 5

1939
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Attacks on Labor and labor's rights ILD??, lists of prisoners, other cases
Reel 5

1939
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills, etc
Reel 5

1939
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills, etc
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Personal correspondence cards
Reel 5

1931-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 61 Visitor Button (not microfilmed)
1939
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Biographical file
undated

Subseries A: ACLU Case, 1938-1940

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 33 ACLU pamphlets
Reel 5

1924-1925, 1937
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Report on the Dies committee, ACLU (copy)
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Defense committee for Civil Rights for Communists
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 36 ACLU case, Legal correspondence & copies (Feb-March, 1940)
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Pamphlets and other printed materials from ACLU case
Reel 5

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 38 ACLU case, EGF reply to charges at Board mtg, 3 copies, March 4, 1940
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Reprints of 2 articles--New Masses 3/19/40 and DW 3/17/40, protesting ACLU ouster
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Conference on civil rights, April 10, 1940
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 41-42 Correspondence protesting ouster of EGF from ACLU, response to article in
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 43 ACLU, correspondence Corliss LaMont/EGF, May 1940
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Correspondence and copies, ACLU case, Rev. J.H. Holmes, R. Baldwin,
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Minutes of extraordinary meeting, May 7, 1940, ACLU
Reel 5

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 46 ACLU, EGF's notes. Feb-May
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 47 ACLU, other correspondence to EGF
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 48 ACLU, press releases, minutes, bulletins to membership
Reel 6

1939-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 49 Correspondence and working copy of summary of meeting, 5/7/40
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 50 Communists and Civil Liberties Survey Graphic, May
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 51 ACLU meeting summary, May 7, 1940
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 52 Press releases from EGF re ACLU, May 1940
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 53 ACLU, EGF copies and correspondence with Board, May 1939-June 1940
Reel 6

1939-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 54 Bylaws and Board of Directors, ACLU
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 55 EGF correspondence, ACLU case, returns from national Committee
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 56 MS--critical of ACLU, found among papers, and report on prosecutions
Reel 6

[1940]
Box: 2 Folder : 57 ACLU carbon of proposed statement by Board
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 58 Clippings, ACLU
Reel 6

1940
Box: 2 Folder : 59 Clippings, ACLU, Flynn case
Reel 6

1940

Subseries B: Fred Flynn, 1910-40

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 60 Fred Flynn, school composition
Reel 6

1920-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Fred Flynn, papers, mementos
Reel 6

1940
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence on death of son, Fred
Reel 6

1940
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Poetry after Fred's death
Reel 6

[1940]
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Fred Flynn, mementos
Reel 6

1944

Subseries C: Tresca's Death, 1943

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Clippings, death of Tresca
Reel 6

1943
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Clippings, Tresca murder, The Call, New Leader, bad condition, January 1943
Reel 6

1943
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Clippings on Tresca, fragile, deteriorated and unprocessed
Reel 6

1943-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Pamphlets, clippings on Tresca, Tresca Memorial Committee
Reel 7

[1945]

Subseries D: CPUSA Activities

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Clippings, "They have just begun to fight" Monongahela railroad strike, historical contracts
Reel 7

1940
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Scrapbook materials
Reel 7

1940-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence, National Federation for Constitutional Liberties, June-July
Reel 7

1940
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Statement of Committee on Election Rights, National Federation for Constitutional Liberties
Reel 7

1940
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Clipping re Dill Pickle Club, founded by Jack Jones
Reel 7

[1940-1949]
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills, etc
Reel 7

1941
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Letter to EGF from Helen Keller
Reel 7

1942
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Honorable withdrawal from American Newspaper Guild
Reel 7

1942
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills
Reel 7

1943
Box: 3 Folder : 18 MS, a history of the IWW
Reel 7

1943
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Obituary, Art Young, Dec 31, 1943
Reel 7

1943
Box: 3 Folder : 20 CP history, consitutions of the CPU, marked for change by EGF
Reel 7

1944-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Vandenburg Speech, notes on the NY Times article by EGF
Reel 7

1944
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Notes on destruction of Fascism
Reel 7

1944
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Proof of legal advertisement, notice of dissolution of the Defense Committeefor Civil Rights of Communists, January 10, 1944
Reel 7

1944
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills etc
Reel 7

1944
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Pages from diary, "Notes on People"
Reel 7

1944
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Correspondence, misc
Reel 7

1945
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills etc
Reel 7

1945
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Autobiographical notes for period, 1919-46
Reel 7

1946
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Notes on Homestead Strike and clipping by R. Baldwin
Reel 7

[1946]
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills etc
Reel 7

1946
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Biographical sketch--Press release? 12/10/46
Reel 7

1946
Box: 3 Folder : 32 MS on Mother Bloor, pamphlet on Bloor
Reel 7

1937-1947
Box: 3 Folder : 33 MS reviewing CPUS history
Reel 7

1940-1949, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Texts of radio speeches, on behalf of CPUSA candidates
Reel 7

1944-1950
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Excerpts from books or articles mentioning EGF and IWW
Reel 7

1940-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Autobiographical notes on trips
Reel 7

1940-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Notebook of autobiographical events, diary?
Reel 7

1937-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 38 MS--A Trade Unionist Should be a Communist
Reel 7

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Notes on Public Speaking. Pamphlets on defense activities, notes
Reel 8

1942-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Scrapbook--1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, Part I
Reel 8

1944-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Scrapbook--1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, Part II
Reel 8

1946-1947
Box: 3 Folder : 42 DW Clippings, mostly historical
Reel 8

1946, 1958
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Pamphlets--Meet the Communists, Women's Place
Reel 8

1946, 1947
Box: 3 Folder : 44 List of articles for 1947, handwritten
Reel 8

1947
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Fragments of the Miami News, 2/17/48
Reel 8

1948
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Program and Text for speech, CPUSA 14th Nat'l Convention
Reel 8

1948
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Text of Program for CPUSA 14th Nat'l Convention, 8/2/48
Reel 8

1948
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills etc
Reel 8

1948
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Personal account/date book, backdated 1925-27
Reel 8

1948-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills, etc
Reel 8

1949
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Statement opposing confirmation of Tom Clark as Associate Justice
Reel 8

1949
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Outline for autobiography
Reel 8

1940-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Statement by EGF against Supreme Court appointment
Reel 8

1949

Subseries D-1: Election Campaigns on the Party Ticket

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Election campaign, EGF for Representative-at Large
Reel 8

1942
Box: 4 Folder : 2 EGF for Congress, clippings, invitation
Reel 8

1942
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Scrapbook material--Bronx campaign
Reel 8

1954
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Publicity campaign for City Council
Reel 8

1957
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Speeces, campaign for City Council
Reel 9

1957
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Clippings used in campaign for City Council
Reel 9

1957
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Scrapbook--newspapers, handbills
Reel 9

1942
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Radio script--women in the elections, press release and pamphlet
Reel 9

1942-1944

Subseries D-2: Trips to France

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 9 EGF's notes while attending International des Femmes in Frances, Nov-Jan
Reel 9

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Souvenirs from France
Reel 9

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Congres International des Femmes, Paris, scrapbook material, 11/26/45
Reel 9

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Notes from International Women's Conference, Paris
Reel 9

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 13 International Women's Conference, December 1945
Reel 9

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 14 DW clippings on trips to France
Reel 9

1945, 1949
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Souvenirs from trips to England, mostly CP, pamphlets and publications
Reel 9

1945-1950
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Clippings from newspapers mentioning Flynn's visit
Reel 9

1949
Box: 4 Folder : 17 International Congress of Women
Reel 9

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Souvenirs from trip to France, 1949
Reel 9

1949
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Women's Conference, France
Reel 9

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Report on the problems & status of women in England, France
Reel 10

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Souvenir of Women's Conference, Paris. Report on the participation of women in the struggle against Fascism
Reel 10

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Draft of speech to French Communists
Reel 10

1945
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Documents adopted by the 3d session of the Councl, Women's International Democratic Federation
Reel 10

1951
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Lists of EGF articles, women in Paris and other subjects
Reel 10

1945-1950

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