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Guide to the Sam Adams Darcy Papers TAM 124

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Collection processed by Peter Filardo. An EAD finding aid was created in 2009 from the original guide to the Sam Darcy Papers written by Peter Filardo; it was edited by David Olson in 2013 for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials and addition of unprocessed materials.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 16, 2018
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Samuel Adams Darcy Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1924-1985
Dates [bulk]: 1930-1945
Abstract: Sam Adams Darcy (1905-2005), born Samuel Dardeck in the Ukraine of Jewish background, was an organizer, orator, writer, a leading official of the CPUSA and an official in the Communist International. Darcy helped organize the first mass demonstration of unemployed in New York City, was chairperson of the Communist Party California during the 1934 San Francisco General Strike, and made an unsuccessful run for governor of California in 1934. In 1941, Darcy was imprisoned briefly for allegedly falsifying information on his voter registration form. He left the CPUSA in 1945. The papers contain correspondence, writings (unpublished and published), CPUSA internal documents, clippings, ephemera, photographs, and an oral history transcript. Best documented are Darcy's educational, electoral and labor activity, and intra-Party relationships and struggles.
Quantity: 8 Linear Feet in 7 record cartons, 1 oversize flat box, and 4 oversize folders.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM 124