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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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
Title: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1896-1964
Dates [bulk]: 1937-1964
Abstract: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was an orator, writer, union organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World, a founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, a Communist, and an activist born in New Hampshire in 1890. Influenced by her mother's political views, Elizabeth Flynn became a socialist and was active in the suffrage movement and Irish nationalism. She died in 1961 after leaving New York and moving to Moscow in 1961. These papers span the years 1896 - 1964, the bulk covering Flynn's years in the Communist Party, 1937 - 1964. Contents include correspondence, scrapbooks, poetry, published and non-published articles, speeches, itineraries, clippings, programs, invitations and galley proofs for her prison memoir: 'The Alderson Story.' The Papers of her son Fred comprise series 5, subseries B and series 8, subseries D consists of material by Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall pertaining to her book: 'Words on Fire: the life and writing of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn,' 1988, Rutgers University Press. Series IX consists of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) U.S. government files on Flynn obtained by Rosalyn Baxandall and Helen Camp.
Quantity: 17.5 Linear Feet in 14 record cartons, 5 manuscript box, 1 oversize flat box, 1 flat box, 1 card box and 1 oversize folder in a shared box.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.118