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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.

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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 The papers contain correspondence, writings (unpublished and published), CPUSA internal documents, clippings, ephemera, photographs, and an oral history transcript.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

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Historical/Biographical Note

Sam Adams Darcy (1905-2005), born Samuel Dardeck in the Ukraine of Jewish background was a leading official of the CPUSA for some twenty years (1925-44), and also held a number of important positions in the Communist International. Darcy was an effective organizer, talented public speaker and a prolific and vivid writer with a flair for dramatization. From 1925-27 he was head of the Party's youth organization, the Young Workers League. Along with William Z. Foster, his friend and ally in intra-party struggle against CP head Earl Browder, he organized in New York City in March 1930 the first mass unemployed demonstration.

From 1931-36 Darcy headed the second largest Party district, California, where he personally participated in the organizing of agricultural workers and the related successful struggle against California's criminal syndicalism law. As head of the California Party organization, he also played a leading role in the longshore and San Francisco general strike of 1934. That year Darcy was the Party's gubernatorial candidate, after unsuccessfully arguing within the party's central committee for a united front with Upton Sinclair's EPIC (End Poverty in California) movement.

Darcy's visibility in California was a factor in his becoming one of several Party leaders who faced legal action after the Russo-German treaty of 1939 placed the CPUSA in sharp opposition to American foreign policy. In September 1940 Darcy was indicted on charges of perjury for allegedly having incorrectly stated his name and birthplace in registering to vote in California in 1934, and spent six weeks in jail, until September 1941.

From 1939-44 Darcy led the Party's fourth largest district, Eastern Pennsylvania, and was heavily involved in electoral work, notably the Party's campaign to defeat the 1943 Democratic nominee for mayor of Philadelphia, William C. Bullitt. Darcy's continuing interest in educational work was reflected in his role as leader of the New York Workers School in 1930, CP National Education Director (1938), and in numerous lectures given at Party run workers schools in New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Darcy also maintained friendships and correspondence with a number of important non-communist progressives, including author Lincoln Steffens, songwriter Yip Harburg and Otto Nathan, executor of the estate of Albert Einstein.

In 1927-28 and again in 1935-38 Darcy worked in Moscow for the Communist International, serving during his second trip as head of its Anglo-American secretariat, after attending the 7th congress of the CI as a delegate from the US. On both occasions Darcy met with Stalin.

In early 1944 Darcy and Foster stood alone among the Party leadership in opposition to Browder's estimation of the prospects for post-war American-Soviet harmony. While Foster retreated in the face of overwhelming opposition, Darcy resigned his party offices in protest and shortly thereafter was expelled from the CPUSA by the vote of a commission which his friend Foster was required to chair. Although politically vindicated a year later when Browder was removed from the Party leadership, Darcy did not rejoin the party. Among the factors for this were his belief that the repudiation of Browder's policies was incomplete, and a request by the new leader, Eugene Dennis, to examine a manuscript Darcy had been working on since his expulsion. Darcy for a time maintained some contacts with other "left-wing" expellees, such as William Dunne and Charles Keith. He later became a successful furniture merchant and became active in the Democratic party.

Chonology

  • 1917: Joins Young Peoples Socialist League (YPSL)
  • 1921: Joins Workers Party (later Communist Party), December, 1921
  • 1925-27: Head, Young Workers League (later Young Communist League); on CPUSA Politburo as YWL representative
  • 1926: Marries Emma Blechschmidt
  • 1927-28: On exec. committee, Young Communist International; Moscow, chair International Childrens Committee (YCI); travels to China and Philippines
  • 1929-30: New York City; briefly editor of the Daily Worker, head NY Workers school
  • 1930: Head; International Labor Defense
  • 1931-36: Head; California district, CPUSA (also included Nevada and Arizona)
  • 1935-38: Moscow; 7th congress Communist International, head, Anglo-American Secretariat
  • 1938: CPUSA National Edcuation Director; Central Committee representative for Minnesota-Wisconsin-Dakotas district
  • 1938-39: Demoted form full Central Committee member to alternate
  • 1929-44: Eastern Pennsylvania district head
  • 1944: Expelled from CPUSA
  • 1945: Declines to rejoin CPUSA

Sources:

  • ''Agricultural strikes,'' Party Organizer, Aug-Sep (1933), 82-83.
  • ''The big stick in Latin America - its size and cost,'' Workers Monthly, March (1926), 215-218.
  • The Battle for Production (New York, Workers Library Publishers, 1942), 47 pp.
  • The Challenge of Youth; Why Every Young Worker Should Join the Young Workers Communist League (Chicago, Ill., Young Workers Communist League of America, 1926), 52 p.
  • ''The elections in Philadelphia,'' The Communist, December (1943), 1121-1132.
  • An Eye_Witness at the Wreckers' Trial (New York : Workers Library Publishers, 1937), 63 p.
  • ''The Great West Coast Maritime Strike,'' The Communist, 13:7 (1934), 664-686.
  • Introduction to Politics. Part 1, A Critique of American Capitalism, assisted by Ernest Pendrell. (Philadelphia, Pa. : Philadelphia Workers School and School of Social Science, 1940), 174, [1] leaves.
  • ''Join the army-,'' Workers Monthly, May (1926), 315-318.
  • ''Native daughter-Communist Party founder and leader,'' Communist, Oct (1942), 849-856. Anita Whitney.
  • ''The San Francisco Bay Area General Strike,'' The Communist, 13:10 (1934), 985-1004.
  • Late Afternoon for the Nation_State; A Study of the Origins, Growth, Present Position and Possible Future of the Nation_State as a Form of Social Organization (New York, Cromwell Books, 1972), 408 p.
  • ''What's Happening in the U.S.S.R? (New York, Workers Library Publishers, 1937), 15 pp.

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Scope and Content Note

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. The principal correspondents, in addition to William F. Dunne and William Z. Foster are: Israel Amter, Roger Baldwin, Max Bedacht, Cedric Belfrage, Earl Browder, Eugene Dennis, Leo Gallagher, Yip Harburg, Roy Hudson, Robert Minor, Tom Mooney, Otto Nathan, Scott Nearing, Mike Quinn, Nat Ross, William Schneiderman, Jack Stachel, Lincoln Steffens, Peter Steffens, and Ella Winter (widow of Lincoln Steffens).

Arrangement

Organized into nine series: I. Communist Party material; II. Expulsion from CPUSA; III. Correspondence; IV. Political Activities; V. Trials; VI. Biographical Manuscripts; VII. Additional Correspondence; VIII. Photographs and Graphics; IX. Unprocessed Materials.

Folders in series I-VIII are arranged alphabetically by subject/author heading within each series.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Foster, William Z., 1881-1961.
  • Browder, Earl, 1891-1973
  • Dennis, Eugene, 1905-1961.
  • Belfrage, Cedric, 1904-1990.
  • Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1898-1981
  • Schneiderman, William
  • Bedacht, Max, 1883-1972
  • Darcy, Samuel, 1905-
  • Nathan, Otto, 1893-1987.

Document Type

  • Photographs.
  • Correspondence.
  • Collages (visual works)

Subject Organizations

  • Communist Party of the United States of America (Penn.)
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Communist Party of the United States of America (Calif.)

Subject Topics

  • Communists -- United States.
  • Labor unions and communism -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection created by Samuel Adams Darcy was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Samuel Adams Darcy Papers; TAM 124; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

The William Francis Dunne Papers, TAM 145

The Cedric Belfrage Papers, TAM 143

Oral History of the American Left, OH 002

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Samuel Adams Darcy in 1985; additional materails were donated were donated during the 1990s and by his daughter in 2007. The accession numbers associated with the gifts are 1950.257, 1985.001, 1985.008, 1985.011, NPA.2007.029, and 1009.056.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Peter Filardo in 1986. Additional materials received from Sam Darcy in the early 1990s remain unprocessed, as do photographs received in 2007. Photographs donated in 1985 were separated during initial processing and were established as a separate collection, the Samuel Adams Darcy Photographs (PHOTOS 035). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Samuel Adams Darcy Papers. Materials received during the 1990s were rehoused at this time for preservation reasons.

In 2014, a box of unprocessed photographic and graphic materials found in the repository from the 2007 donation was added to the collection as Box 8. Materials in this box have not received preservation rehousing.

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Container List

Series l. Communist Party material. 1937-1946., 1937-1946

Scope and Content Note

Series l (Communist Party material, 1937-1946) contains reports and speeches by Darcy to state and national CPUSA meetings. Subjects best documented are Party education and Pennsylvania electoral politics. Also contains various memos, reports, resolutions and ephemeral publications of state and national Party organizations.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Leadership list
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 SAD talks at national meetings
1937
Box: 1 Folder : 3 SAD talks at Pennsylvania district meetings.
1938-1939
Box: 1 Folder : 4 SAD report for Pennsylvania state convention, 2/27/43
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 5 SAD at Pennsylvania state committee meeting, 11/6/43
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 6 CPUSA, Pennsylvania
1943-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 7 CPUSA, national
1934-1946
Box: MSOS004 Folder : 3 CPUSA, national (ballot)
[1934]
Box: 1 Folder : 8 New York branch meeting
1945

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Series II. Expulsion from CPUSA. 1944-1945., 1944-1945

Scope and Content Note

Series 2 (Expulsion from CPUSA, 1944-1945) contains excerpts from Darcy's criticism of Earl Browder at Politburo meeting, February 8, 1944, and correspondence relating to Darcy's expulsion and possible readmission.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 SAD at 2/8/44 Politburo meeting
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Expulsion
1944-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Readmission
1945

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Series III. Correspondence. 1929-1985., 1929-1985

Scope and Content Note

Series 3. Correspondence, 1929-1985: Especially rich documentation is to be found in Darcy's correspondence with the national Party leadership (subseries A) and with William Z. Foster (see subseries B).

Arrangement

This series is divided into six subseries. They are: A. National Office. 1930-1943; B. Individual correspondents. 1929-1983; C. Darcy jail correspondence with defense organizations, 1941; D. CPUSA years (alphabetical). 1931-1944; E. CPUSA years (chronological- names not known). 1929-1945; F. Post-CPUSA years (alphabetical). 1950-1985.

Subseries A. National Office

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 12 National Office
1930-1943

Subseries B. Individual Correspondents

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Amter, Israel
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Bachrach, Marion
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Baldwin, Roger
1929
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bedacht, Max
1932-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Belfrage, Cedric
1970-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Browder, Earl
1931-1938
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Dennis, Eugene
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Dolsen, James
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Duclos, Jacques
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 21A Dunham, Barrows and Alice
1963-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Dunne, William
1932-1948
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Foster, William Z.
1931-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Gallagher, Leo
1940-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Harburg, Yip
1954-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Harris, Lem
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Hudson, Roy
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Loenfels, Walter
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Minor, Robert
1933-1934
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Mooney, Tom
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Nathan, Otto
1975-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 31A Nearing, Scott
1963-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Quinn, Mike
1937-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Rapport, xx
1931
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Ross, Nat
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Schneiderman, William
1937-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Stachel, Jack
1931
Box: 1 Folder : 36A Steffens, Lincoln
1934
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Steffens, Peter
1942
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Tallentire, Norman
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Timber Workers Union, local 29Timber Workers Union, local 29
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Winter, Ella (Lincoln Steffen's widow)
1941

Subseries C. Correspondence with Legal Defense Organizations

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Darcy jail correspondence with defense organizations
1941

Subseries D. CPUSA years (alphabetical)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 2 CPUSA years (alphabetical)
1931-1944
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 3 CPUSA years (chronological, names unknown)
1929-1945

Subseries F. Post-CPUSA years (alphabetical)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Post-CPUSA years (alphabetical)
1950-1985

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Series IV. Political Activities. 1924-1958., 1924-1958

Scope and Content Note

Series 4 (Political Activities, 1924-1958) contains numerous articles, lectures and speeches by Darcy, files on various events, subjects and activities, and memorabilia. Among Darcy's extensive interests those best documented by his writings are military strategy, non-Party leftist tendencies, and in addition, his trade union, electoral and educational activities, which are well documented by the series taken as a whole.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 McNamara case
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Young Pioneers/Young Workers League
1924-1926
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Articles, clippings
1926
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Articles, clippings
1927
Box: 2 Folder : 10 The first subbotnik and the latest (Moscow)
1927-1928
Box: 2 Folder : 11 On child labor
1928
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Philippines
1928-1929
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Articles, clippings
1929
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Clippings
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 15 International Labor Defense
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 16 SAD article vs. Lovestoneites
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 17 May Day, New York City
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Unemployment and Democracy
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Workers School, New York City
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Working Class Education Conference (New York City)
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Insufficient organization in L.A. Section
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Dialectcs
1931
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Not Hillquit alone, but the Socialist Party
1931
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Sugar industry workers
1931
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Unemployed/Hunger movement, California
1931-1932
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Erickson, Oscar
ca.1931-1933
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Fallacy of technocracy
ca.1931-1933
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Economics
1931-1935
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Flyers, California
1931-1935
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Socialist Party and Trotskyism
1931-1935
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Radio speeches
1932-1933
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Strikes, California
1932-1933
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Agricultural strikes, California
1933
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Symposium on culture, San Francisco
1933
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Thomas-Steffens debate
1933
Box: 2 Folder : 36 NRA; the pyramiding of the crisis
ca.1933-1934
Box: 2 Folder : 37 SAD gubernatorial campaign
1934
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Maritime and General Strike
1934
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Report on general strike
1934
Box: 2 Folder : 40 The lesson of the recent strike and the general strike
1934
Box: MSOS004 Folder : 1 Clippings: California Strikes, Anti-Fascism
1934-1943
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Next step forward in the US (N. Americus)
1935
Box: 2 Folder : 42 The Communist Party of the United States of America
1936
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Minnesota activities
1936-1938
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Andre Marty interview
ca.1937
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Against Trotskyism, Bukharin
ca.1937
Box: 2 Folder : 45A Radek-Piatakov trial, notes on
1937
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Pennsylvania, articles and speeches
1937-1943
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Pennsylvania, flyers, memorabilia
1937-1944
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Isolation, mother of militarism
1938
Box: 2 Folder : 49 Lovestoneism and Trotskyism
1938
Box: 2 Folder : 50 Since 1848; ninety years of our movement
1938
Box: 2 Folder : 51 History of Communist Party in California
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 52 Lenin memorial speech, Philadelphia
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 53 Russo-German Treaty, speech
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 54 Fall of France, speech
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 55 World War II, miscellaneous writings
1940-1943
Box: 2 Folder : 56 The outlook for the war
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Relation of forces in war/domestic class relations
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 58 Browder, Earl; "Negro people and the war"
1943
Box: 2 Folder : 59 Browder, Earl; "Teheran, history's greatest turning point"
1943
Box: 2 Folder : 60 Bullitt, William C., mayoral campaign (anti)
1943
Box: 2 Folder : 61 Daily Worker 20th anniversary speech
1943
Box: 2 Folder : 62 United Mine Workers, Lewis and World War II
1943
Box: 2 Folder : 63 SAD re: Teheran Declaration, Duclos letter
1944-1945
Box: 2 Folder : 64 Introduction to Bill Dunne's booklet ca. 1946-47
1947
Box: 2 Folder : 65 Browder, Earl; "World communism and America"
1947
Box: 2 Folder : 66 One hundred years of Marxism
ca.1948
Box: 2 Folder : 66A Bridges, Harry
ca.1949
Box: 2 Folder : 67 Recent changes in the USSR
1958

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Series V. Trials. 1932-1941., 1932-1941

Scope and Content Note

Series 5 (Trials. 1932-1941) contains Darcy's notes on his defense, jail notes, defense committee materials, testimony, and clippings pertaining to Darcy's criminal syndicalism and perjury trials, and to a 1932 criminal syndicalism trial at which Darcy appeared as a defense witness.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Long Beach, California trial
1932
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Criminal Syndicalism
1934-1935
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Perjury trial, defense literature
1940-1941
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Perjury trial, SAD notes.
1940-1941
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Perjury trial, SAD jail notes.
1940-1941
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Perjury trial, CPUSA assessment
1941

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Series VI. Biographical and other manuscripts., circa 1945-1971

Scope and Content Note

Series 6 (Biographical and other manuscripts, circa 1945-1971) contains "The Storm Must Be Ridden" (unpublished book-length political-autobiographical typescript, incomplete, circa 1945); oral history interview transcripts and notes, 1969-71; "Tales of Three Worlds" (unpublished book-length political-autobiographical typescript, circa 1960-63); a play and poetry; miscellaneous post-1945 notes.

Subseries A. "The storm must be ridden" (ca 1945?)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Table of contents
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 SAD biographical chronology
1905-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Chapter unknown #1
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Chapter unknown #2
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Chapter 1 "this much is family lore"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Chapter 2 "New York City"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Chapter 3 "rise and decline of the Socialist Party"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Chapter 4 "painful birth of the left wing"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Chapter 5 "new beginning"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15A Chapter 5 "The Revolution Postponed"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15B Chapter 6 "rerum novarum"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Chapter 7 "Third International"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Chapter 8 "Third International" (continued)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Chapter 9 "the far east"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Chapter l3 "California in 1931-32"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Chapter 15 "King cotton"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Chapter l6 "West coast maritime strike/San Francisco general strike
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Chapter 17 "San Francisco general strike"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Chapter 18 "a lost opportunity"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Chapter 19 "the communist international - 7th & last congress"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Chapter 20 "the Moscow trials"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25A Chapter 21 "eve of catastrophe in west Europe"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Chapter 22 "tale of two states"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Chapter 23 "one account is paid"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Chapter 24 "the dissolution of the communist international"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Chapter 25 "the earlier crop of `creative Marxists'"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Chapter 26 "a tale of how Browder made Marx more creative"
undated

Subseries B. Oral history interview transcripts and notes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 31 SAD notes on interview by Harry Stein
1969
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Transcript of interview by Ron Filipelli,
undated
Box: 3 Folder : data_value_missing_2e0cdf68dbcb45d6c1e65c7e3f58c926 second of two interviews
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 32A Wormser, Richard - Interview notes & documents
1981

Subseries C. Tale of three worlds (unpublished ms.) ca 1960-63

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Tale of three worlds, book 1 ca 1960-63
ca.1960-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Tale of three worlds, book 2 ca 1960-63
ca.1960-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Tale of three worlds, book 3 ca 1960-63
ca.1960-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 36-37 Tale of three worlds, book 4 ca 1960-63
ca.1960-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Tale of three worlds, book 5 ca 1960-63
ca.1960-1963

Subseries D. Play and poetry

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 The second revolution (play)
1974
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Poetry
ca.1981

Subseries E. Miscellaneous post-1945 notes

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Bullitt, William: Darcy Notes re WB and Russian Revolution
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 4 A Fresh Look at the Christian Crusades as the Past Lay Dying (ts, 18 pp.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous post, 1945 notes undated.
ca.1940-1950
Box: 4 Folder : 6 References to, reviews re SAD
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Sam Darcy Studies, no. 1-6
1979-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 7A Book Four, Chapter One, The New Beginning
undated

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Series VII: Additional Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Series 7 (Additional Correspondence) is principally correspondence with students, professors, and others researching the history of American communism and related topics. Principal and/or prominent correspondents include Jim Barrett (re William Z. Foster) and Harry Stein (re Lincoln Steffens).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Correspondence: A
1961-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence: B
1958-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Barrett, Jim -- re William Z. Foster
1986
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Correspondence: C
1958-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Correspondence: D
1943-1948
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Correspondence: E
1954
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Correspondence: F
1934-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Correspondence: G
1932-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Correspondence: H
1970-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Correspondence: I
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Correspondence: J
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Correspondence: K
1951-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Correspondence: L
1954-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Correspondence: M
1954-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Correspondence: N
1956-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Correspondence: O
1967-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Correspondence: P
1942-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Correspondence: R
1935-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Correspondence: S
1948-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Stein, Harry
1966-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Correspondence: U
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Correspondence: V
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Correspondence: W
1940-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Correspondence: X,Y,Z
1925-1984

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Series VIII: Photographs and Graphics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS 001 Folder : 4 1928 Nomination Banquet of Communist Party, NYC
1928
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Acquaintances, portraits, events (Photographs and one negative)
1879-circa 1970s
Box: MSOS004 Folder : 2 Burke, Jake; Daily Worker Cartoon (Furiers' Strike)
undated
Box: MSOS004 Folder : 2 Burck, Jake: Daily Worker Cartoon (Gastonia Strike)
1929
Box: MSOS004 Folder : 2 Burke, Jake: Daily Worker Cartoon (Organizing Workers)
undated
Box: MSOS004 Folder : 2 Burke, Jake: Daily Worker Cartoon (Peace)
undated
Box: OS 001 Folder : 4 Burial of J.H. Bland, Philadelphia
1939
Box: OS 001 Folder : 4 Burial of J.B. McNamara
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Graphics and Clippings (Strikes, Mother Jones, Frederick Douglass, etc.)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Group involved in 1931 trial in Long Beach for conspiracy to commit criminal syndicalism
1931
Box: OS 001 Folder : 1-3 Photographs of Newsprint Montages by Sam Darcy (includes San Francisco strikes, demonstrations, Mooney, Darcy trial)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Photo postcards (featuring prominent Russians and Marxists)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Portraits, convention photos
circa 1940s
Box: OS 001 Folder : 4 Portrait of William Z. Foster
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Reference photocopies of exhibit boards
undated

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Series IX: Unprocessed Materials, circa 1930-1998 1960-1985

Arrangement

This series has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order which they were received from the donor.

Processing Information

Materials in boxes 4 through 7 were rehoused in acid-free folders in 2013 for preservation reasons. Since acquisition, the papers had been stored in loose bundles tied with twine or acidic, disintegrating envelopes and folders. In cases where there was descriptive information on the envelopes or original folders, it was transcribed to the new folder or photocopied and placed with the materials. Original order and groupings were preserved.

The materials in Box 8 have not received preservation rehousing.

Scope and Content Note

Series 9 is comprised of materials that came to the repository after the initial donation was processed. Types of materials include manuscripts, articles, correspondence, and photographic and graphic materials. Much of the series is various drafts of the manuscript Tales of Three Worlds.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 38-47 Unprocessed materials
Box: 5-7 Unprocessed materials
Box: 8 Unprocessed photographic and graphic materials

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