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Guide to the Communist Party of the United States of America Records TAM.132

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Collection processed by Jillian Cuellar, Peter Filardo, Stephanie Bennett, Margaret Fraser, Nancy Ng Tam, Hester Goodwin Stanley, Maggie Schreiner, Daniel Reisner, Michelle Dean, and Hanan Ohayon (March 2012). Edited to include accessioned materials, May 2014

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 24, 2019
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include Jim West files from 2014 accession Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect incorporation of audio/visual and photographic materials Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2018 accertion Edited by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2018 accretion  , February 2017 , October 2017 , May 2018 , April 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Communist Party of the United States of America
Title: Communist Party of the United States of America Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1892-2019
Dates [bulk]: 1950-1990
Abstract: The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is a Marxist-Leninist political organization that was founded in Chicago in 1919. The CPUSA played a pivotal role in many significant political and social movements of the 20th century. Its Party platform focused largely on working class issues such as fair wages and unemployment, civil rights for racial and ethnic minorities, civil liberties for politically persecuted communities, economic justice for the poor, the unemployed and for immigrants, and international peace efforts. The Party's work left an indelible mark in the arena of progressive politics and made it an influential force in the labor movement, particularly from the 1920s to the 1940s. Its varied political, social, and cultural initiatives attracted the support of a number of prominent artists, intellectuals, and activists, including Woody Guthrie, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela Davis. Though the CPUSA's strength and size declined sharply following World War II and the advent of the Cold War and McCarthyism, it remains committed to socialism, peace, economic and social justice, and civil rights and liberties. The records of the Communist Party, USA provide vivid documentation of the organization's trajectory from its birth in 1919 to the early 2000s. The collection includes a diverse mix of correspondence, convention and conference materials, essays and manuscripts, internal discussion documents, reports, speech transcripts, research files, printed ephemera, clippings, legal documents, photographs, posters, audio tapes, films, videos, and a wealth of personal papers. Though materials from as early as 1892 can be found in the collection, the bulk of the records were created between 1950 and 1990. A more comprehensive record of the CPUSA's early 20th century activity can be found in the Files of the Communist Party of the USA in the Comintern Archives, 1919-1943 (Microfilm R-7548).
Quantity: 480.5 Linear Feet in 420 record cartons, 38 oversize flat boxes, 1 large custom box, 3 shoe boxes, 3 artifact boxes, 6 CD boxes, 4 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 15 oversize folders, 23 flat file folders, and 2 oversize rolls.
Quantity: 3512 audiocassettes
Quantity: 825 sound tape reels
Quantity: 69 sound discs (cd)
Quantity: 612 videocassettes (vhs)
Quantity: 476 videocassettes (u-matic)
Quantity: 57 videocassettes (betacam)
Quantity: 62 videoreels (1/2 inch)
Quantity: 3 videoreels (1 inch)
Quantity: 7 videoreels (2 inch)
Quantity: 420 film reels
Quantity: 34.51 Gigabytes on 15 CD-Rs, 20 floppy disks, 5 DVD-Rs, 1 zip disk, and 1 commercial CD
Language: The bulk of this collection is in English. Some materials are in Spanish and Russian.
Call Phrase: TAM.132
Sponsor: Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Services via the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.

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Historical Note

The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), a Marxist-Leninist party aligned with the Soviet Union, was founded in 1919 in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution by the left wing members of the Socialist Party USA. These split into two groups, with each holding founding conventions in Chicago in September 1919: one which established the Communist Labor Party, and a second which established the Communist Party of America. In a 1920 Joint Unity Convention, a minority faction of the Communist Party of America merged with the Communist Labor Party to become the United Communist Party. Under the strong recommendation of the Communist International (Comintern), the UCP ultimately joined the remaining members of the Communist Party of America in May 1921. At this point, the Party existed largely in an underground, clandestine manner. In December 1921, it formed the Workers Party of America to serve as its legal arm with the purpose of securing its right to a legal and open existence; the WPA in 1922 became the Workers (Communist) Party of America, the recognized U.S. affiliate of the Comintern. The Party established its newspaper, the Daily Worker, in 1924 as a means to communicate with membership and a larger left wing audience about the Party's policies and positions on a wide range of current events, with an emphasis on labor issues and social justice. By 1927, the Party had moved its headquarters to New York City. In 1929, it officially declared its name as the Communist Party of the United States of America, and had an affiliated youth group, the Young Communist League.

The CPUSA's highest governing body is its National Convention, which meets every few years to decide basic policy questions. The day to day leadership of the party is directed by about a dozen members of the Political Bureau or Political Committee and members from various national commissions. Between conventions, policy is set by a National Committee that consists of full time cadre, leading activists, public notables, and party officers. Between National Committee meetings, policy is set by the Central Committee. Due to a decline in Party membership, the Central and National Committees and their functions were merged into one body during the late 1980s; this body is now called the National Committee. At the regional level, the Party is divided into districts, which may be comprised of several states. Each district is made up of local clubs which form the most basic unit of the Party; in the early days of the Party, clubs were referred to as cells. Clubs are based on place of work (shop club) or on residence (neighborhood club).

As the prospect of imminent revolution in the United States faded, the Party focused on working within existing labor organizations, a tactic known as "boring from within", under the leadership of labor organizer William Z. Foster. It also began the process of "Bolshevization," in which the Party's language-based federations were reorganized into shop and neighborhood-based Party units. During the 1920s, much of the Party's energy was consumed by factional struggles between various left and right groups; these struggles mirrored events occurring in the international Communist movement, like the 1928 expulsion of Leon Trotsky's sympathizers. A political left turn in that year initiated the so-called Third Period (1928-1934) of Communism, in which the Party sharply attacked moderate socialist groups as "social fascists," and sought to form its own revolutionary trade unions rather than work within existing labor unions. This tactic, known as dual unionism, was not successful on its own terms, but it helped build a cadre of organizers who went on to play important roles in the development of the CIO. This was also the period during which the CPUSA developed a new stance on the status of black Americans, recognizing their oppression based on their nationality in addition to their class. This decision drew significant support among African and Caribbean American leftists. Beginning in 1928, the CPUSA ran candidates for president and vice president, including an African American vice presidential candidate, James W. Ford, in 1932. In 1930, the Party established the International Workers Order, a fraternal organization organized around ethnicity, which eventually grew to approximately a quarter million members. The largest single section was the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order, a reflection of the fact that Jews were the largest ethnic group within the CPUSA.

The onset of the Great Depression led to an upsurge in Party activity, as members increased efforts to organize labor and rallied as advocates for the unemployed. The Party was also instrumental in the defense of political prisoners. Through the International Labor Defense, a legal defense organization affiliated with the CPUSA, Communist attorneys contributed to the defense of the Scottsboro Boys, nine young black men accused of rape. This period also saw the rise to leadership of Earl Browder, who was General Secretary of the Party from 1930-1945.

By 1935, the triumph of fascism in Germany led the Communist movement to embrace Popular Front politics. Communists began collaborating not only with socialists, but with liberals on anti-fascist and reformist goals. The CPUSA endorsed the New Deal, though it voiced many criticisms of the program. It also coined the slogan "Communism is Twentieth Century Americanism," in an attempt to emphasize that the organization reflected the best traditions of progressive American history. With the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1935, hundreds of veteran Communist labor organizers helped organize millions of workers, and emerged as the leadership of the United Electrical Workers, the National Maritime Union, and several smaller unions. They were also an integral part of a progressive coalition heading the United Automobile Workers. In the South, the Party was committed to ending legal segregation and ensuring equal voting rights for minorities; through the Southern Negro Youth Congress in the 1930s and 1940s, the CPUSA worked to mobilize students, farmers, and industrial workers to overturn segregation laws and to build support for anti-lynching legislation. The Party was also a leading force in the American Student Union. By the summer of 1939, the Party had nearly 60,000 members and many more sympathizers, garnering a certain degree of respectability as a part of the left wing of the New Deal.

During the late 1930s and coinciding with the American-Soviet wartime alliance, the Communist Party had some significant electoral successes. As a result of proportional representation, two Communists were elected in the 1940s to the New York City Council, one on the Communist Party ticket and one on the American Labor Party ticket. Communists also allied with Minnesota's Farmer-Labor Party and were sometimes instrumental in the selection and election of progressive Democratic Party candidates.

In August 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a non-aggression pact committing to cease anti-fascist action. During the years of the non-aggression pact, membership declined sharply, and the Party lost substantial influence among popular front organizations.

However, with the entry of the Soviet Union into the war in 1941, the Party abruptly returned to its Popular Front anti-fascist politics and recovered much of its influence. It reached its peak membership of about 80,000 during WWII. In its eagerness to be seen as part of the patriotic war effort, the Party had even tacitly endorsed the internment of Japanese Americans. Party General Secretary Earl Browder put forth the view that the postwar period could feature a continued U.S.-Soviet alliance, an expansion of the New Deal, and the indefinite postponement of the struggle for socialism. This proposal was reflected in the 1944 name change of the Party to the Communist Political Association. However, the onset of the Cold War undermined such hopes. By the end of 1945, the Party had reverted to its former name, deposing Earl Browder in favor of William Z. Foster, one of Browder's main critics. The postwar economic boom, along with the rising tide of anti-communism, further weakened the appeal of the CPUSA.

In 1947, the Truman administration instituted a loyalty oath program for Federal employees and began background investigations on persons deemed suspect of holding party membership in organizations that advocated violent and anti-democratic programs. That same year, the U.S. Attorney General compiled a list of organizations considered to be subversive. The CPUSA backed independent candidate Henry Wallace during the 1948 Presidential election; it also sought continued good relations with the USSR and opposed Truman's Cold War foreign policies. During this period, anti-communist measures accelerated. In 1949, the CIO expelled eleven unions deemed to be Communist dominated, and the top twelve leaders of the CPUSA were indicted and subsequently convicted under the Smith Act. Smith Act prosecutions of additional leading Communists followed the conviction of the initial group. Based in part on these measures, the House Committee on Un-American Activities held extensive hearings at which witnesses were expected to name political associates or face contempt charges unless they invoked the Fifth Amendment. The entertainment industry compiled its own list of suspected subversives, who were then denied employment. In 1950, the Subversive Activities Control Act was passed over President Harry Truman's veto. It required Communist organizations to register with the United States Attorney General and established the Subversive Activities Control Board to investigate persons suspected of engaging in subversive activities or otherwise promoting the establishment of a "totalitarian dictatorship." This act decimated the full range of the Party's Popular Front organizations. At the state level, there were analogous laws, prosecutions, and hearings.

Fearing the onset of a fascist dictatorship, the Party sent most of its leadership underground, further weakening the organization. The worst of the anti-communist fervor began to recede after the 1954 censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy and some favorable Supreme Court rulings. However, in 1956 the Communist Party was devastated by Soviet Premier Khrushchev's "Secret Speech" which acknowledged that crimes had been committed under the regime of Stalin. The Party, which had already lost three-quarters of its membership, suffered further losses, and went through a two-year internal crisis. This resulted in the 1958 defeat and resignation of the social democratic reform-minded elements within the Party. By 1959, when Gus Hall became General Secretary, the membership was less than 5,000.

During the 1960s and 1970s, the role of women and African Americans in the leadership of the Party increased notably. Children of Communists or former Communists made up a significant component of the young white civil rights workers who traveled to the South in the early and mid-1960s. Bettina Aptheker, daughter of the well-known Communist historian Herbert Aptheker, was a leading activist in the Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley. Charlene Mitchell, an African American, was the Party's 1968 presidential candidate; Angela Davis, also African American, ran for Vice-President on the Communist Party ticket in 1980 and 1984. The Party's National Chair was occupied by African American Henry Winston from 1966-1986. After his death, African American Jarvis Tyner, former head of the New York State District, stepped into the position, then renamed Executive Vice-Chair.

The CPUSA experienced some growth during the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, despite its sometimes ambivalent relationship to the culture and politics of the New Left. The CPUSA's daily newspaper, the Daily Worker, was revived as the  Daily World in 1967; it reported on the rebirth of the civil rights movement, and later, the anti-Vietnam movement and the growing black nationalist movement. In New York City, the Metropolitan Council on Housing, an old left Popular Front organization, grew to become one of the leading tenants' rights organizations in the city, with its own publication and radio program. Throughout the country, individual Communist activists were elected to local public offices, although none on the Communist Party ballot. The Party also continued its labor activism, establishing Trade Unionists for Action and Democracy, and playing a crucial role in the affairs of Local 1199, which represented hospital workers in the New York City area. It maintained an active opposition caucus within the American Federation of Teachers, opposing the policies of AFT president Albert Shanker.

In the 1980s, the Party continued to promote international peace efforts; working through the U.S. Peace Council, the CPUSA focused on nuclear disarmament and opposed Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, or "Star Wars," program. They also directed more energy to attracting and recruiting a younger generation of activists with the decision to revive an official youth affiliate. The Party's youth organization had undergone several incarnations throughout the century—from the W.E.B. Du Bois Clubs to the Young Workers Liberation League. By the early 1980s, it was reinstated under its original name, the Young Communist League.

Parallel to the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev, the Party experienced the growth of a reform tendency in the latter 1980s. Many of these reformists left after their political defeat at the 1991 Party convention; they went on to form the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Despite a severe drop in membership, the CPUSA remained active during the 1990s, maintaining its focus on advocating for the working class, working towards equal rights for racial and ethnic minorities and women, and promoting international peace. With the rise of environmentalism in the 1980s and 1990s, the CPUSA joined in global efforts to protect the environment. Still based in New York City, the CPUSA continues to work on behalf of oppressed communities and advocate progressive social change.

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Scope and Content

The records of the Communist Party, USA provide vivid documentation of the organization's trajectory from its birth in 1919 to the early 2000s. The collection includes a diverse mix of correspondence, convention and conference materials, essays and manuscripts, internal discussion documents, reports, speech transcripts, research files, printed ephemera, clippings, legal documents, audio and video recordings, graphics, and a wealth of personal papers. Though materials from as early as 1892 can be found in the collection, the bulk of the records were created between 1950 and 1990.

The lack of a substantial amount of material from the earlier half of the 20th century can be explained by understanding the history of the CPUSA and its documentary record. Researchers should note that the majority of the CPUSA's earliest records were deposited in Moscow for safekeeping beginning in the 1920s when Communist parties throughout the world feared seizure of their records by law enforcement authorities. In 1998 the Library of Congress and the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) entered into an agreement to microfilm the records of the Comintern and Communist Party, USA (1919-1938) and make them accessible through IDC Publishers. A copy of this microfilm is available at Tamiment (Files of the Communist Party of the USA in the Comintern Archives, 1919-1943, Microfilm R-7548).

The microfilm provides access to many of the organization's earliest records, while the CPUSA archival records (TAM 132) focus heavily on the later aspects of the Communist Party's history: World War II, the Cold War, the McCarthy period, the New Left, and the post-New Left years. They also fill some gaps in the microfilm collection, such as founding documents from the 1919-1921 period, records describing its first convention, various drafts of political action platforms, materials from the Communist International, and documents relating to underground activities during the post-World War I Red Scare. Together, the RGASPI microfilm and the CPUSA records (TAM 132) provide a comprehensive portrait of communism in the United States.

The value and significance of the CPUSA records can be attributed to two dominant themes in the collection: information on its organizational structure and evidence of its work in a variety of social movements.

The collection provides a detailed look at how the Party was organized and how it functioned. A considerable amount of information about strategy, tactics, and organizational structure is accessible via correspondence, internal discussion documents, public distribution materials, memorandums, and reports. These materials offer a window into the Party's decision making process, internal communication networks, the ways it operated as a bureaucratic entity, and how these processes changed over time. The administrative records of several of the Party's leaders—Gus Hall, Jarvis Tyner, Sam Webb, and Carl Winter, to name a few—as well as many robust files from national conventions and national bodies, shed light on a wide range of processes. Correspondence, discussion documents, and resolutions illustrate how the priorities of leadership were developed and contributed to shaping the Party platform. Files originating from commissions, departments, schools, and youth organizations detail methods employed to attract, educate, and mobilize membership across the nation. They also supply a record of how those methods evolved during the course of the century in response to the changing needs and priorities of the working class and oppressed. Materials from the Party's national conventions show a progression in how Party initiatives were developed. They offer insight into how discussion among Party members was conducted and then built into a consensus as a result of those discussions. Recordings of meetings and conventions further provide documentation of the ways in which Party members engaged in debates and shaped policies over the years. Articles, essays, speech transcripts, and other writings produced by members for a variety of publications and forums provide further evidence of how information was refined for dissemination among the organization and a broader working class audience. Many of those writings are found in Series VIII: Publications and Series IX: Individuals.

The records also offer a compelling narrative of the CPUSA's participation in many major social and cultural movements as they occurred across the country. The role the Party played in the struggle for workers' rights, civil rights, international peace, and social welfare for both urban and rural citizens is extensively documented in the collection, most often by means of correspondence, resolutions, reports, or an individual's personal papers. Participation in these movements can also be seen in the Party's collected graphics, posters, and buttons. The participation of many prominent African Americans in the Party's civil rights and workers' rights efforts is richly illustrated via correspondence, research files, speeches, resolutions, and internal reports. A few examples of this include the writings of William Patterson, Head of International Labor Defense; correspondence and campaign materials from Benjamin Davis, the Communist Councilman from Harlem and James W. Ford, Head of the Harlem Club and 1932, 1936 and 1940 vice presidential candidate; the administrative and personal papers of Henry Winston, National Chairman from 1966-1986; and the personal papers of Paul Robeson, actor, singer, and activist. A sizeable amount of printed ephemera provides evidence of the Party's efforts to fight legal segregation, build a racially integrated union movement, and mobilize support for anti-lynching legislation. The majority of these records can be found in Series I: National Administrative Records, Series IX: Individuals, and Series XII: Graphic and Artifacts.

As the century progressed, the CPUSA continued to make civil rights for minorities a priority. This is evidenced in numerous items in the collection that date from the whole of the organization's lifespan: Party platforms, election materials, resolutions and reports from the national office, articles and essays prepared for publication in Party literature, correspondence and meeting minutes from national commissions, district conference materials, and club discussion documents. The content of pre-convention discussion documents and national convention materials often focuses on details and localized concerns; therefore, they may prove particularly useful for understanding the Party's various initiatives on minority issues. The Party's considerable interest in the efforts in the 1970s to free Angela Davis from imprisonment are also well documented, as is the CPUSA's relationships with the Black Panther Party and other black nationalist organizations.

Material from the Party's earliest years is sparse. However, records that are available are generally of great historical significance, such as documents which detail the birth of the Party and its first tumultuous years as it suffered from in-fighting and factionalism. Documentation of the Party's efforts to educate Party members, youth, and the working class through Workers Schools in the 1920s through the 1940s provides robust evidence of how leadership translated Party ideology into succinct and basic ideas for a diverse audience. Election platforms and campaign literature from the same time period are similarly useful for this purpose.

Records become more substantial in volume beginning in the 1930s through the 1940s. Discussion documents, public distribution materials, reports, and resolutions provide evidence of the Party's work organizing farm workers, factory workers, students, and youth, as well as its support of the unemployed. They also illustrate the role the CPUSA played in the industrial union movement. Other records from the 1940s document the Party's response to Stalin's "move to left," signaled by the April 1945 letter from French Communist Jacques Duclos, and the expulsion of Earl Browder.

Because administrative records created by the Party during the first half of the 20th century are not comprehensively represented in this collection, the personal papers of individual CPUSA members or individuals associated with the Party may be useful in filling out a portrait of the organization during this time period. Though the majority of these personal papers tend to focus on an individual's experiences outside the Party, they do serve to show how Party ideology carried over into all aspects of a member's life. The literary writings of David Gordon, professional work from Lewis Moroze's career in education, the prison correspondence of Henry Winston, Spanish Civil War dispatches from Robert Minor, and memorabilia from the life-long activism of Lottie Gordon and Mary Gale all provide vivid illustrations of communist principles put into practice. Personal papers also include photographs, which touch on the Party involvement as well as personal lives of Party members.

Legal records, found in Series VII: Trials and Legal Records, form the bulk of materials from the 1950s. They mostly document the persecution of Communists during the McCarthy period. Official court records, testimonies, and news clippings from the Smith Act trials are strongly represented; many of these files are supplemented by records from the Communists' defense attorneys. These trials resulted in the jailing of most of the Communist Party's top leadership including Joseph Brandt, Eugene Dennis, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Gus Hall, William Schneiderman, and Robert Thompson. Other files demonstrate the Party's involvement and interest in many court trials which dealt with issues of communist persecution, such as the Rosenberg case, or with racial discrimination and injustice, such as the Scottsboro case.

Party initiatives concerning youth and international peace efforts are captured most fully in Series V: Affiliated and Allied Organizations. These records mostly derive from the 1960s and 1970s. Materials created by youth organizations affiliated with the CPUSA, such as the Young Communist League and the W.E.B. Du Bois Clubs of America, demonstrate the participation of a younger generation of activists in CPUSA dialogue concerning international conflicts, employment issues, and national elections. Records from the National Coordinating Center in Solidarity with Chile, formed in the aftermath of the 1973 coup d'etat which overthrew the socialist government of Salvador Allende, reflect the Party's deep commitment to supporting human rights at an international scale.

Records documenting the Party's electoral activities at the national, state, and local levels derive from the late 1930s through the 1980s; however, most of these records originate from Gus Hall's four candidacies for U.S. President in the 1970s and 1980s, first with Jarvis Tyner and then with Angela Davis as Hall's running mates. There are also many files from the regional and local campaigns of Party members; most of these focus on New York State and City races during the 1970s and 1980s.

The CPUSA's national headquarters were re-located from Chicago to New York City in the late 1920s; as a result, there is a strong focus on Party activities in New York City and its surrounding areas in this collection. This is clearly reflected in Series II: States and Districts which is largely devoted to the New York State District and the records of its one-time head, Jarvis Tyner. This series, which includes many files from New York City neighborhood clubs, offers considerable detail on Party work at the local level; meeting minutes and correspondence reflect a concentration on localized issues like urban housing and public transit.

Materials created by commissions and departments are useful resources for understanding the Party's primary initiatives during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Files documenting the work of the History Commission reflect a greater focus on the historical accomplishments of the CPUSA as members explored ways to attract a new generation of activists. Meeting minutes and correspondence, which document the creation of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies, demonstrate the founders' intentions to serve as a resource for Party members, scholars, activists, and the working class. The preservation and accessibility of many of items of historical value in this collection can be credited to the History Commission and the RCMS founders. Course outlines, Party literature, and recruitment guides from the National Education Department and the New York District Education Department show a continued emphasis on informing and training the rank and file despite the diminished size of the Party.

Administrative records from the national office, some files from districts and clubs, and materials from the 25th National Convention give evidence of the internal schism that formed during the 1990s as the Party divided over its response to Glasnost. Included are some documents that detail the decision of many members to leave the CPUSA to form the Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Despite a severe drop in membership, the collection reflects an active membership throughout the 1990s. Correspondence, memorandums, reports, and resolutions from the national office, the New York District, and various commissions and departments show the Party maintained its focus on advocating for the working class, working towards equal rights for racial and ethnic minorities and women, and promoting international peace. With the rise of environmentalism in the 1980s and 1990s, the CPUSA joined in global efforts to protect the environment; this new focus is reflected in Party literature and directives.

The collection contains approximately 5500 audio cassette tapes, audio reels, films, video cassette tapes, and video reels documenting Communist Party meetings, conventions, public appearances, events, and broadcasts. Approximately 1000 of these recordings document the proceedings of official Party bodies including Central Committee and National Committee meetings and discussions from National Party Conventions. Other recordings document the intellectual discussions and public activism of the Party, including lectures, symposia, courses on Marxism and communist theory, May Day demonstrations, rallies, and special celebrations. Recordings are largely contained on media produced in the 20th century and predominantly document events between the 1970s and 1990s, although some reels are dated as early as the 1950s. An additional 600 audio and video tapes contain recordings of Communist Party programs created for radio and television, and include Chairman Gus Hall's weekly radio address Update, and the television programs  People Before Profits and  Changing America. The collection also contains over 400 film reels, which consist of exhibition prints and amateur films. The bulk of the exhibition films feature collected documentaries from the Soviet Union and other communist nations, while amateur footage documents events like May Day rallies and Youth Festivals. Graphic materials and artifacts consist of hundreds of buttons, posters, photographs, and artifacts documenting the Communist Party's support for a wide variety of political movements throughout 20th century. A collection of several hundred buttons document the Communist Party's support of campaigns related to civil rights, peace movements, nuclear-disarmament, and environmentalism as well as its own political campaigns. Posters likewise document the Party's interest in political issues in the United States and abroad. While some of these materials were produced by the Party for specific campaigns, the majority were collected and reflect the wide array of topics of interest to the Party.

An additional 11 boxes were added to the collection in 2018. This accretion largely contains video recordings of the Communist Party television program Changing America, and tapes of Communist Party rallies and speeches.  Changing America tapes include both Master and Dub copies recorded on DV Cam tapes. Other videos are recorded on U-matic, VHS, and 2-inch open reel. The accretion also includes administrative files of the Young Communist League, which include pamphlets and ephemera from youth festivals, National Convention organizing files, drafts and articles from the publication  Dialog, a small amount of correspondence. Young Communist League files also include several CD-R, DVD-R, and floppy disks containing digital images, administrative files, presentations, reports, articles, and discussion drafts dated from 1996 to 2009. A small amount of files from the office of Arnold Becchetti are also included in this accretion and consist of personal notes, correspondence, drafts of essays and articles, as well as national party meeting agendas and reports. There is also small amount of collected memorabilia such as certificates, portraits, a portfolio of photographic reproductions of Bulgarian communist leader Georgi Dimitrov; and three audio recordings of Communist Party meetings.

Arrangement

During processing every attempt was made to maintain fidelity to the original order of the records in order to allow users insight into the record keeping practices of the organization, as well as the complexity of the organization itself. Many members held multiple positions in the Party; in record keeping, they did not always distinguish between files originating from different bodies within the Party. This was clearly reflected in the original order of the material as processors found portions of the records organized by individual and other portions organized by an administrative body such as a leadership body, a commission, or a district. Therefore, it is important for researchers to note that records that originate from individual creators or bodies, or materials that document a particular subject or event, may be found in multiple series. Videos, graphics, and audio recordings originally had little original order and were incorporated into the existing arrangement where possible in 2017. Remaining audio and video recordings are arranged in series by topic. It is strongly recommended that researchers use the electronic version of this finding aid, which will make searching across the entire collection significantly easier and more thorough.

Folders in each subseries are arranged alphabetically unless otherwise noted.

This collection is arranged into fourteen series:

Series I: National Administrative Records, 1913-2007
Subseries A: National Office, 1919-2001
Subseries B: National Bodies, 1929-2001
Subseries C: National Conferences and Conventions, 1919-1996
Subseries D: Gus Hall Files, 1925-2005
Subseries E: Simon Gerson Files, 1913-2000
Subseries F: Staff Files, 1946-2007

Series II: State and District Records, 1925-2003
Subseries A: States and Districts, 1925-1997
Subseries B: New York State Records, 1938-2003
Subseries C: New York State, Records of Jarvis Tyner, 1960-2002

Series III: Commissions and Departments, 1926-2000
Subseries A: History Commission, 1937-1999
Subseries B: International Affairs Commission, 1950-2000
Subseries C: Labor Commission, 1956-1999
Subseries D: Organization Department, 1960-1997
Subseries E: Central Review Commission, 1970-1990
Sub-subseries 1: Central Review Commission
Subseries F: Other Commissions, 1926-1999

Series IV: Education, 1940-2002
Subseries A: Education Department, 1940-1989
Sub-subseries 1: National Education Department, 1940-1989
Sub-subseries 2: New York State Education Department, 1946-1988
Subseries B: Schools, 1945-1993
Subseries C: Reference Center for Marxist Studies, 1977-2002

Series V: Affiliated and Allied Organizations, 1911-2007
Subseries A: National Coordinating Center in Solidarity with Chile, 1963-1979
Subseries B: Association of Lithuanian Workers, 1911-2007
Subseries C: Youth Organizations, 1922-2000

Series VI: Election Records, 1917-2000
Subseries A: US Presidential Elections, 1932-1984
Subseries B: National and State Elections, 1917-2000
Subseries C: New York City, State, and Congressional Elections, 1929-1988

Series VII: Trials and Legal Records, 1913-1987
Subseries A: Smith Act Trials, 1948-1957
Subseries B: General Trials, 1924-1987
Subseries C: Legal Documents and Legislation, 1913-1976

Series VIII: Publications, 1919-2002
Subseries A:  People's Weekly World Administrative Records, 1919-2001
Subseries B:  Daily World Clippings, 1960-1998
Sub-subseries 1: Communist Party, USA State Organizations, 1960-1998
Sub-subseries 2: Labor Unions and Labor Organizations. 1963-1988
Sub-subseries 3: Individuals, Organizations, and Topics, 1972-1985
Subseries C: Communist Party, USA Publications, 1925-2002

Series IX: Individuals, 1907-2002
Subseries A: Personal Papers, 1907-2002
Subseries B: Manuscripts, 1938-2000

Series X: General Files, 1892-2009
Subseries A: Activists and Organizations Subject Files, 1918-2009
Subseries B: Biographical Files on Communist Activists and Leaders, 1916-1999
Subseries C: Phil Bart Clippings, 1936-1970
Subseries D: Middle East Clippings, 1951-1972
Subseries E: Subject Files of Jim West, 1956-2003
Subseries F: Subject Files of National Office, 1920-2001
Subseries G: Organizational Files of National Office, 1982-2009
Subseries H: Freedom of Information Act Files, 1960-1978

Series XI: Broadcasts and Public Events, 1954-1999
Subseries A: Forums, Meetings, and Lectures, 1954-1999
Subseries B: Public Events and Rallies, 1964-1995
Subseries C: Celebrations and Special Events, 1956-1999
Subseries D: Broadcasts, 1985-1993
Subseries E: Radio and Television, 1962-1993

Series XII: Graphics and Artifacts, 1910-2009
Subseries A: Photographs by Topic, 1910s-2000s
Subseries B: Posters, 1898-2006
Subseries C: Buttons, 1920s-2000s
Subseries D: Artifacts and Memorabilia, 1924-2009

Series XIII: Collected Film and Audio Library
Subseries A: Songs and Audio, 1972-1995
Subseries B: Films, 1935-1995
Subseries C: Videos, 1972-2000

Series XIV: Archived Website

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951
  • Brandt, Joseph, 1909-1997
  • Bussi de Allende, Hortensia
  • Browder, Earl, 1891-1973
  • Davidow, Mike
  • Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
  • Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
  • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926
  • Dennis, Eugene, 1905-1961.
  • Diskin, Lou
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • Ford, James W., 1893-1957
  • Foster, William Z., 1881-1961.
  • Frankfeld, Philip
  • Gates, John, 1913-
  • Gerson, Simon W.
  • Hall, Gus
  • Hoover, J. Edgar, (John Edgar), 1895-1972
  • Licht, Mary
  • Lenin, Vladimir Il'ich, 1870-1924
  • Meyers, George A.
  • McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957
  • Marx, Karl, 1818-1883
  • Mitchell, Charlene, 1930-
  • Minor, Robert, 1884-1952
  • Patterson, William L. (William Lorenzo), 1890-1980
  • North, Joseph
  • Perlo, Victor
  • Perry, Pettis.
  • Schneiderman, William
  • Shields, Art, 1888-
  • Ruthenberg, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1882-1927
  • Thompson, Robert George, 1915-1966.
  • Trachtenberg, Alexander, 1884-1966.
  • Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.
  • Tyner, Jarvis
  • Winter, Helen, 1908-2001
  • Lumer, Hyman
  • Weinstone, William W. (William Wolf), 1897-1985
  • West, James , 1914-2005
  • Winston, Henry, 1911-1986.
  • Winter, Carl, 1906-1991
  • Green, Gil, 1906-
  • Aptheker, Herbert, 1915-2003.
  • Bridges, Harry, 1901-
  • Bechetti, Arnold
  • Bittelman, Alex, 1890-1982
  • Andrews, Bill, 1937-
  • Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976
  • Albertson, William, 1910-

Document Type

  • Manuscripts
  • Personal papers.
  • Oral histories (document genres)
  • Organization files.
  • Notebooks.
  • Notes.
  • Minutes (administrative records).
  • Memorandums.
  • Membership lists.
  • Memoirs
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Press releases.
  • Photocopies.
  • Personnel records.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Typescripts.
  • Legal documents.
  • Speeches.
  • Interviews.
  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • Essays.
  • Correspondence.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Bulletins.

Subject Organizations

  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
  • Civil Rights Congress (U.S.).
  • Communist Party of the United States of America (Calif.).
  • Communist International.
  • Communist Party of the United States of America (New York).
  • Daily Worker (New York).
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.).
  • Daily World (New York, N.Y.).
  • International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
  • Jefferson School of Social Science (New York, N.Y.).
  • International Publishers.
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • People's weekly world (New York, N.Y.).
  • People's Daily World (New York, N.Y.).
  • United States. Congress. House. |b Committee on Un-American Activities
  • Political Affairs Magazine (New York, NY).
  • Reference Center for Marxist Studies.
  • United States. Internal Security Act of 1950.
  • Young Communist League of the U.S.
  • Black Panther Party
  • United States. Subversive Activities Control Board.
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
  • Vilnis.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Clubs of America.
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Young Workers Liberation League
  • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Committees of Correspondence (U.S.)
  • American Federation of Labor.

Subject Topics

  • Libraries and communism -- United States.
  • Communism -- United States.
  • Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Communism -- Spain -- History.
  • Communism -- Soviet Union.
  • Communism -- New York (State).
  • Communism -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Communism -- Cuba.
  • Communism -- China.
  • Communism -- California.
  • Communism -- History.
  • Communism and music -- United States.
  • Communism and literature -- United States.
  • African American communists.
  • African Americans and labor unions.
  • Party discipline -- United States.
  • Newspaper publishing -- United States.
  • New Left -- United States.
  • Minorities -- Civil rights -- United States.
  • Marxism -- History.
  • May Day (Labor holiday) -- United States -- History.
  • Radicalism -- United States.
  • Race discrimination -- United States.
  • Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921.
  • Press, Communist -- United States.
  • Publishers and publishing -- United States.
  • Prisoners -- Correspondence.
  • Political prisoners -- United States.
  • Political cartoons -- United States.
  • Popular fronts -- United States.
  • Political campaigns -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Political activists -- United States.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939.
  • Socialist parties -- United States.
  • Socialism and youth -- United States.
  • Socialism -- History.
  • Socialism -- New York (State).
  • Socialism -- United States -- 20th century.
  • Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931.
  • Social justice -- United States.
  • Socialism and education.
  • Women's rights -- United States.
  • Working class -- Education.
  • Working class -- United States.
  • Youth movements -- United States.
  • Women and communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Women communists -- United States.
  • Women socialists -- United States.
  • Student movements -- United States.
  • Subversive activities -- United States.
  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- United States.
  • Trotskyism.
  • Labor unions and communism -- United States.
  • Labor unions -- Political activity -- United States.
  • Labor unions and communism -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor leaders -- United States.
  • Labor leaders -- New York (State)
  • Journalism, Communist -- United States.
  • Jews -- Political activity -- United States.
  • Jewish radicals -- United States.
  • Jewish communists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Housing -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Espionage, Soviet -- United States.
  • Elections -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Elections -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Communists -- United States -- Biography.
  • Communists -- United States -- Interviews.
  • Communist trials -- United States.
  • Communism and education -- New York (State)
  • Communism and art -- United States.
  • Communism and culture -- United States.
  • Cold War.
  • Civil rights movements -- United States.
  • African Americans -- Civil rights.
  • Anti-communist movements -- United States.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
  • Russia -- History -- 20th century.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- International brigades.
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign Relations -- United States.
  • Soviet Union -- History.
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government.
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Communist countries.
  • Communist countries -- Tours.
  • China -- Politics and government.
  • Chile -- History -- 1970-1973.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open witout restriction with the exception of a small amount of material that is not described in the finding aid. This material is restricted until 2037.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by the Communist Party of the United States of America, the Reference Center for Marxist Studies, and Longview Publishing company 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; Communist Party of the United States of America; TAM 132; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

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

See also the Communist Party of the USA Printed Ephemera Collection (PE 031)
Reference Center for Marxist Studies Pamphlet Collection (PE 043)
The Daily Worker and The Daily World Negatives Collection (PHOTOS 223.1)
The Daily Worker and The Daily World Photographs Collection (PHOTOS 223)
Communist Party of the United States of America Oral Histories (OH 065)
Jefferson School of Social Science Records and Indexes (TAM 005)
Files of the Communist Party of the USA in the Comintern Archives, 1919-1943 (Microfilm R-7548)
Central Control Commission records, CPUSA, ca.1929-1953 (Microfilm R-7821)
The  Daily Worker, 1924-1958 (Microfilm R-7083)
The  Daily World, 1972-1990 (Microfilm R-7084)

Researchers interested in the organizational files of the CPUSA should also consult the Daniel Rubin Papers (TAM 657). Rubin served as National Organizational Secretary of the Party, and his papers include additional Party administrative records not included in this collection.

See also the article by Michael Nash, Director of the Tamiment Library, Communist History at the Tamiment Library in  American Communist History, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2004, for additional information on the library's holdings.

Separated Materials

Serials found in this collection were removed and individually cataloged. They are accessible via NYU's online catalog, BobCat. Pamphlets found in this collection were removed and added to the Reference Center for Marxist Studies Pamphlet Collection (PE 043). They are arranged by topic.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

The majority of audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials that have not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Communist Party, USA Records were donated to the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives by the Communist Party, USA in the summer of 2006. The records were part of a larger donation that included the library of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies and the photo morgue of the Daily Worker and  Daily World. The collection was originally divided into multiple collections, which have since been reunited into the Communist Party, USA Records. The accession numbers associated with this collection include 2006.051, 2006.030, 2006.031, 2006.032, 2006.033, 2006.036, 2006.037, 2006.038, 2006.039, 2006.040, 2006.041, 2006.043, 2006.044, 2006.045, 2006.046, 2006.047, 2006.048, 2006.049, 2006.053, 2006.054, 2006.055, 2006.056, NPA.2006.105, 2007.014, and 2010.018.

Additional materials came in 2012 and 2013 from Roberta Wood. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 2012.073 and 2012.081. A gift of Lewis Moroze's papers came in 2009. The accession number associated with this gift is 2009.019. Gerald Meyer sent two internal documents in 2006. The accession number associated with this gift is 2014.033. Materials found in the repository were added to the collection in 2014. The accession numbers associated with these materials are 2014.009 and 2014.031. Roberta Wood donated two folders of Jim West's files on the Central Review Commission. The accession number associated with this gift is 2014.148. One box containing 50 audio cassette tapes largely related to James Jackson was found in repository in 2017. The accession number associated with these materials is 2017.061.

Recordings from the Communist Party of the United States Audio Collection (TAM 132.001) were incorporated into this collection in 2017. The accession numbers associated with these materials are 2014.029 and 2014.109. Communist Party Non-Print materials were also added to the collection in 2017. The accession number associated with these materials are 2006.017, 2006.011, NPA.2006.037, NPA.2006.047, NPA.2006.050, NPA.2006.078, and NPA.2006.088. Accession numbers related ot the Communist Party of the United States Posters and Broadsides Collection (GRAPHICS 024), which was incorporated into this collection in 2017, are NPA.2009.009, 2011.117, and 2014.177. Roberta Wood sent an additional donation of Illinois state district records in March 2018. The accession number associated with this gift is 2018.046. An accretion of 11 boxes of video recordings, Young Communist League Records, and Arnolod Becchetti office files were donated by the CPUSA in 2018. The accession number associated with this gift is 2018.056. An accretion of 1 box of notebooks from the Illinois district and a manuscript written by Josh Wishenky was donated in September 2018; the accession number associated with this gift is 2019.060.

Processing Information

Original folder titles were retained unless clarification was necessary or for the sake of consistency; however, the majority of these records were either loose or in unlabeled folders upon acquisition. Unless otherwise noted, arrangement of this collection was imposed by the archivist in the absence of original order.

The following collections were initially processed as discrete collections though they hold the same provenance as the rest of the Communist Party, USA records. They were integrated back into the collection according to the appropriate series or subseries. Their initial arrangement was retained.

Communist Party of the United States of America Poster and Broadside Collection (GRAPHICS.024)
Biographical Files on Communist Activists and Leaders (TAM 132.02)
W.E.B. Du Bois'  A Soliloquy on Viewing my Life from the Last Decade of its First Century and Publishing Correspondence (TAM 132.03)
James W. Ford Papers (TAM 132.06)
Robert Minor Papers (TAM 132.07)
Joseph North Papers (TAM 132.08)
Paul Robeson Clippings and Printed Ephemera (TAM 132.09)
Charles Emil Ruthenberg: Letters from Rachele Ragozin (TAM 132.10)
General Subject Files: Organizations, Individuals, Topics (TAM 132.11)
Progressive Activists and Organizations Subject Files (TAM 132.12)
Jim West:  70 Years of Communist Activism: Memoirs (TAM 132.13)
Henry Winston Prison Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers (TAM 132.14)
Lester Cole Correspondence (TAM 132.15)
Eugene Dennis Prison Letters (TAM 132.16)
Phil Bart Clippings Files (TAM 132.17)
 Daily World Clippings Files (TAM 132.18)
Rose Baron, Letters Received (TAM 132.19)
Middle East Clippings Files (TAM 132.20)
Chile Solidarity Collection (TAM 132.22)
Lithuanian American Activity and Organizations (TAM 132.23)
William L. Patterson Correspondence and Writings (TAM 132.24)
W.E.B. Du Bois Photographs Collection (PHOTOS 238)

In 2017 a donation of Jim West files on the Central Review Commission were added to Subseries III.E: Central Review Commission.

In 2017 the following collections were incorporated into the CPUSA Records (TAM 132): Communist Party of the United States of America Audio Collection (TAM 132.001), Communist Party of the United States of America Poster and Broadside Collection (GRAPHICS.024), and the Communist Party of the United States Non-Print Collection (TAM 132.003). Recordings in TAM 132.001 were previously arranged roughly by format. Many recordings from TAM 132.001 were incorporated into the existing arrangement of the CPUSA Records (TAM 132), while others were added to new series, Series XI: Broadcasts and Pubic Events and Series XIII: Collected Films and Audio Library. Posters in GRAPHICS.024 have been added to Series XII: Graphics and Artifacts as Subseries XII.B: Posters. Videos, photographs, films, and artifacts in the Communist Party Non-Print Collection (TAM 132.003), were previously unprocessed and had little discernable order. Select photographs and videos have been incorporated into existing series in the collection where it was possible to identify original function or creator, while the bulk have been arranged into new Series XI: Broadcasts and Public Events, Series XII: Graphics and Artifacts, and Series XIII: Film and Video Library.

Files related to the Central Review Commission were originally established as Series XI. These files have been integrated into Series III: Commissions and Departments as Subseries III.E to better reflect the department's function within the Party.

Film reels were assigned CP numbers and audio reels were assigned CPA numbers when the collection was initially inventoried in 2009. When films were processed in 2017, CP numbers were retained as the primary identifier for each item. Audio reels which were originally processed as part of TAM 132.001 in 2011 and were assigned new reel numbers. When the collection was incorporated in to TAM 132 in 2017, the new reel numbers were used to identify film reels at the item level, but CPA numbers were also retained to provide additional identifying indicators.

Audiovisual materials that have been selected for preservation inspection or digitization are identified by component unique identifier (cuid) numbers at the item level. Access copies of digitized recordings are listed at the item level.

In 2018 an accretion of records from the Illinois state district records were added to Subseries II.A: States and Districts.

An accretion of 11 boxes of video tapes, Young Communist League Files, and Arnold Becchetti office files were added to the collection in 2018 as boxes 475-485. Video tapes have been inventoried at the item level and incorporated into the arrangement of the collection. Young Communist League files are described in general categories and added to Subseries V.C: Youth Organizations as Young Communist League Accretion. Born-digital records included among these materials have been inventoried, but have not been forensically imaged. Arnold Becchetti files have been added to Subseries I.F: Staff Files. These materials are in the order in which they were received by the donor.

Appraisal

The Communist Party of the United States Audio Collection (TAM 132.001), which was incorporated into this collection in 2017, included 22 record cartons of original audiocassette and reel containers. Original containers held limited historical or contextual value and were deaccessioned. Information regarding the contents of recordings has been reproduced to the best degree possible in the finding aid.

One 3.5 inch floppy containing documents related to Bill Meyer's work for the People's Daily World and one 5.25 inch floppy labeled Gill Green.doc could not be preserved and were deaccessioned.

Additionally several VHS and Umatic video tapes containing off-air recordings of copyrighted television programs were deaccssioned.

Nomination petition from the 2018 accretion of Illinois state district records, which held limited research value, were sampled to provide examples of their content, but the bulk were deaccessioned.

Young Communist League financial records from a 2018 accretion were appraised out of the collection and destroyed. They included receipts, deposit slips, bank statements, dues records, invoices, and donation pledges dated 2004-2010. 9 video tapes containing copyrighted content and off-air recordings were also appraised out of the accretion and destroyed.

Bibliography

Bittelman, Alex. The Communist Party in Action. New York City: Workers Library Publishers, 1934.

Lovestone, Jay. The Party Organization. Chicago: Daily Worker Publishing Co., 1926.

Rubin, Daniel. How a Communist Club Functions. New York City: New Outlook Publishers, 1971.

The Constitution and By-laws of the Communist Party of the United States of America. New York City: Workers Library Publishers, 1938.

The Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States of America. New York City: The Communist Party, USA, 1957.

The Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States of America. New York City: The Communist Party, USA, 1983.

The Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States of America. New York City: The Communist Party, USA, 1987.

"Communist Party, USA." Encyclopedia of the American Left. Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle and Dan Georgakas. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

"Daily Worker (and Successors)." Encyclopedia of the American Left. Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle and Dan Georgakas. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

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Container List

Series I: National Administrative Records, 1913-2007. 56 Linear Feet 1003 audiocassettes 222 sound tape reels 30 videocassettes (vhs) 25 videocassettes (u-matic) 16 videoreels (1/2 inch) 5 videocassettes (dvcam) 1 videocassettes (hi8)

Scope and Content Note

Series I contains the administrative records of the CPUSA's national office. These materials provide a vivid portrait of the CPUSA's birth and development over the course of the 20th century. Files of staff members, along with the records of various national bodies, can be found here. The series includes extensive audio and video recordings of National Conferences and Conventions, and Party organization meetings.

Processing Information

Select audio recordings previously part of the Communist Party of the United States of America Audio Collection (TAM 132.001) were incorporated into subseries I.A and I.B and I.C and were integrated into the file arrangement. Photographs and scrapbooks related to Gus Hall from the Communist Party Non-Print Collection (TAM 132.003) were intergated into subseries I.D.

Subseries I.A: National Office, 1919-2001. 6.5 Linear Feet 5 audiocassettes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is comprised of general files kept or created by various CPUSA staff and membership. It holds a considerable amount of rare and unique materials which detail the earliest incarnations of the Communist Party in the United States. Original copies of the CPUSA's programs, constitutions, and printed ephemera that chronicle the Party's birth and early development are especially noteworthy. An array of significant activities and topics which trace the progression and work of the CPUSA throughout the 20th century can also be found here. Highlights include materials that document early factionalism within the Party and the 1956-1958 intra-Party crisis; correspondence, reports, and writings that illustrate the CPUSA's substantive civil rights work in solidarity with African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and women; theses and resolutions from Congresses of the Comintern; and printed ephemera, resolutions, and writings that establish the CPUSA's strong commitment to labor union causes and youth issues. Included are four scrapbooks on the Fort Hood Three draft resistance case. Also included in this series are five audio tapes containing threatening messages left anonymously on the Party's answering machine, which provide an indication of some of the hostility the Party faced in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Arrangement

Arrangement: Researchers should note that the first several folders in this subseries are arranged chronologically in an attempt to illustrate the various incarnations and name changes the CPUSA underwent during its earliest years. Researchers are also advised that the folders designated as memoranda, notes and drafts, reports, resolutions and directives, statements, and writings cover a vast array of subject matter. Due to the original order of the collection and the significant volume of these materials, these folders are not organized by topic, but are rich resources nonetheless. In addition, several floppy disks are at the end of the subseries; their description is based on their original labels.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 256 Folder : 1 1919: Communist Labor Party: General
1919, 1922
Box: 256 Folder : 2 1919: Communist Labor Party: Correspondence, Ephemera
circa 1919
Box: 256 Folder : 3 1919: Communist Labor Party: Manifesto and Program
undated
Box: 256 Folder : 4 1919: Communist Party of America: Program, Constitution, Bulletin
1919-1922
Box: 256 Folder : 5 1919: Socialist Party, Left-Wing Section: Communist Party Formation
1919
Box: 256 Folder : 6 1919: Socialist Party, Left-Wing Section: Local, Greater New York: Manifesto and Program
1919
Box: 256 Folder : 7 1920: United Communist Party: Articles, Notes
1920
Box: 266 Folder : 2 1920: United Communist Party: To the Executive Committee of the Communist International
1920
Box: 256 Folder : 8 1921: Communist Party of America: Joint Unity Convention: Program and Constitution
1921
Box: 256 Folder : 9 1921: Workers Party of America: Appeal Against Liquidating th Workers (Communist) Party of America
1925
Box: 256 Folder : 10 1921: Workers Party of America: Central Executive Committee: Labor Party Campaign
circa 1924
Box: 256 Folder : 11 1921: Workers Party of America: Constitution, Formation, Program
1921
Box: 266 Folder : 10 1921: Workers Party of America: Program
1921
Box: 256 Folder : 12 1921: Workers Party of America: Program, Statements
1921-1922
Box: 256 Folder : 13 1924: Workers Party of America: Thesis on the Workers Party Policy in the Elections of 1924
1924
Box: 256 Folder : 14 1925: Workers Party of America: "An Appeal to the Members of District No. 2. Workers Party"
1925
Box: 256 Folder : 15 1925: Workers Party of America: Executive Committee of Comintern: Correspondence
1928
Box: 256 Folder : 16 1925: Workers Party of America: Factionalism
1927-1928
Box: 256 Folder : 17 1925: Workers Party of America: Financial Statements
Jun 1926 - Aug 1928
Box: 256 Folder : 18 1925: Workers Party of America: Platform of America
1928
Box: 256 Folder : 19 1944: Communist Political Association: Constitution, Ephemera, Research
1944, 1945
Box: 256 Folder : 20 1944: Communist Political Association: Constitutional Convention Proceedings
1944
Box: 256 Folder : 21 All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workmen and Soldiers Delegates, 3rd: Minutes
Jan 1918
Box: 256 Folder : 22 Anniversary, 20th: Stalin's Speeches on the American Communist Party
1929, 1938
Box: 256 Folder : 23 Anniversary, 27th and 30th: Discussion Outline
1946, 1949
Box: 256 Folder : 24 Anniversary, 40th: Planning and Song
circa 1959
Box: 256 Folder : 25 Anniversary, 50th: Memoranda
1969
Box: 256 Folder : 26 Anniversary, 50th: "Of the People, For the People: Pictorial Highlights"
1969
Box: 256 Folder : 27 Anniversary, 50th: Willing Estates to the Communist Party of America
1969
Box: 256 Folder : 28 Anniversary, 64th: Celebration Program
1985
Box: 256 Folder : 29 Anniversary, 70th: International Greetings
1989
Box: 256 Folder : 30 Anniversary, 75th: Planning
1994
Box: 256 Folder : 31 Anniversary Committee: Meeting Minutes, Discussion Outlines from Past Anniversaries
circa 1933-1984
Box: 256 Folder : 32 Anniversary Tours: Catalog and Itineraries
1982
Box: 256 Folder : 33 Anniversary Tours: Employment, Bookings, Distribution Materials
1988-1989
Box: 256 Folder : 34 Anniversary Tours: Schwartz, Zorya: Travel Planning
1981-1982
Box: 330 Cassette : 4830 Answering Machine: Anonymous Hate Message
1978 April 8-9
Box: 330 Cassette : 4827 Answering Machine: Anonymous Hate Message
1979 February 2
Box: 330 Cassette : 4829 Answering Machine: Anonymous Hate Message
1980 March 10
Box: 330 Cassette : 4828 Answering Machine: Anonymous Hate Message: Central Committee
1978 February 25-26
Box: 330 Cassette : 5007 (Master cassette [31142063412673]) Answering Machine: Anonymous Threatening Messages
1987 November
Box: 358 Folder : 7 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 256 Folder : 35 Anti-Communism: Correspondence, Distribution Materials
1945-1960s
Box: 256 Folder : 36 Anti-Lynching: Articles and Statements (Including Scottsboro)
1931
Box: 256 Folder : 37 Anti-Lynching: Ephemera
1930s, 1951
Box: 256 Folder : 38 Black Laborers, Blacks and the Middle East
1970s
Box: 256 Folder : 39 Black Liberation: Ofari, Earl: "Blacks and the Early American Left"
1971
Box: 256 Folder : 40 Black Liberation: Resolutions, Statements
1966-1968
Box: 256 Folder : 41 Black Liberation: Lectures, Resolutions, Statements
1968-1969
Box: 256 Folder : 42 Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich: Death: Communist Party Condolences
1982
Box: 256 Folder : 43 Bridgman Raid: Articles
1925
Box: 261 Folder : 33 Browder, Earl: Resolution on Expulsion
1946
Box: 256 Folder : 44 "The Browdy Bunch"
1990s
Box: 256 Folder : 45 Charter of Communist Party of America: Ukrainian Branch
Oct 1919
Box: 256 Folder : 46 Chinese Communism/Maoism: International Dispatches
1971-1992
Box: 256 Folder : 47 Civil Rights and the Communist Party
1951, 1960
Box: 256 Folder : 48 Clubs: Discussion on Fight Against Browderism
1946
Box: 256 Folder : 49 Clubs: Leadership Classes
circa 1980-1981
Box: 256 Folder : 50 Clubs: Memoranda
1967-1977
Box: 256 Folder : 51 Clubs: Procedural Manual
1950s-1990s
Box: 256 Folder : 52 Comintern, 2nd Congress: Reports, Statutes, Theses, Conditions of Admission, Constitution
circa 1920
Box: 256 Folder : 53 Comintern, 2nd Congress: Theses and Statutes, Manifesto
1920-1921
Box: 257 Folder : 1 Comintern, 3rd Congress: Theses, Statutes, Resolutions, Red International of Labor Unions
1920-1924
Box: 257 Folder : 2 Comintern, 4th Congress: Abridged Reports, Resolution on the Negro Question
1922-1930
Box: 261 Folder : 34 Comintern, 4th Congress: Report on New Economic Policy
1922
Box: 257 Folder : 3 Comintern, 5th Congress: Abridged Meeting Reports
circa 1924
Box: 257 Folder : 4 Comintern, 5th Congress: Program, CPUSA and Workers Party
1928-1929
Box: 257 Folder : 5 Comintern, 6th Congress: Minutes and Full Report
1928
Box: 257 Folder : 6 Comintern, 6th Congress: Theses, Resolutions, Program, Joseph Stalin Speeches
circa 1928-1949
Box: 257 Folder : 7 Comintern, 7th Congress: Resolutions, Reports, CPUSA Agit-Prop Commission
1935
Box: 257 Folder : 8 Comintern: Dissolution: Article and Reading Materials
circa 1969
Box: 257 Folder : 9 Comintern: Executive Committee: 13th Plenum: Speech, Report, Draft Resolution
1934
Box: 297 Folder : 28 Comintern: General (I)
1924-1928
Box: 297 Folder : 29 Comintern: General (II)
1924-1928
Box: 257 Folder : 10 Comintern: History and Development: Speeches, Essays, Bulletin (Karl Marx, George Plechanoff)
1920s
Box: 257 Folder : 11 Comintern: Toilers of the Far East, 1st Congress: Proceedings
1922
Box: 257 Folder : 12 Committee on Democratic Centralism
1989-1990
Box: 257 Folder : 13 Committee to Investigate Problems of Insensitivity in the Leadership
1990-1991
Box: 257 Folder : 14 Conferences: Against Fascism: Correspondence and Memos
1969
Box: 257 Folder : 15 Conferences: Bill of Rights Conference
1949
Box: 257 Folder : 16 Conferences: Chicano-Mexicano Communists
1982
Box: 257 Folder : 17 Conferences: Conference in Solidarity with the Liberation Struggles of the Peoples of South Africa
Sep 8, 1981
Box: 257 Folder : 18 Conferences: Conference in Solidarity with the Liberation Struggles of the Peoples of South Africa: REPORT
1981
Box: 257 Folder : 19 Conferences: Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties of Europe: Erich Honecker Speech
1976
Box: 257 Folder : 20 Conferences: Conference on Work Among Seniors: Report Summaries
1976
Box: 257 Folder : 21 Conferences: Eastern Marxist Scholars Conference: Registration Form and Press Release
1980-1981
Box: 257 Folder : 22 Conferences: Emergency Conference Committee to Defend the Right of the Black Panther Party to Exist: Correspondence and Sponsors
1970
Box: 257 Folder : 23 Conferences: Emergency Conference Committee to Defend the Right of the Black Panther Party to Exist: Petition to the UN to End Genocide
1970
Box: 257 Folder : 24 Conferences: Founding Conference for a National Defense Organization Against Racist and Political Oppression: Speeches, Planning, Distribution Materials
circa 1973
Box: 257 Folder : 25 Conferences: Free All Political Prisoners Conference: Notes, Planning, Distribution Materials
1972
Box: 257 Folder : 26 Conferences: Industrial Concentration Conference: Planning
undated
Box: 257 Folder : 27 Conferences: National Anti-Imperialist Conference in Solidarity with African Liberation
1973
Box: 257 Folder : 28 Conferences: National Civil Rights Legislative Conference
Jan 1949
Box: 257 Folder : 29 Conferences: National Conference on African-American Equality: Report on Proceedings
1990
Box: 257 Folder : 30 Conferences: National Conference on Military Spending
1975
Box: 257 Folder : 31 Conservative Political Organizations: Listing
1985
Box: 257 Folder : 32 Constitution Committee: Draft of Revised CPUSA Constitution, Discussion Document
2001
Box: 257 Folder : 33 Constitutions
1938-1963
Box: 257 Folder : 34 Constitutions: Spanish Translation (Draft)
circa 1983
Box: 258 Folder : 1 Correspondence
undated
Box: 258 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1947-1973
Box: 238 Folder : 37 County Memo
Apr 1, 1954
Box: 258 Folder : 12 Culture: Cultural Program: Regional Cultural Work
1950s
Box: 258 Folder : 13 Davis, Angela: Defense and Support
1950s
Box: 258 Folder : 14 Deaths of Members, Leaders
1960s-1990s
Box: 258 Folder : 15 Disciplinary Action Against William Hinton, John Gates
circa 1960s
Box: 258 Folder : 16 Distribution Materials
undated
Box: 258 Folder : 17 Distribution Materials
1919-1920s
Box: 258 Folder : 18 Distribution Materials
circa 1930s-1950s
Box: 266 Folder : 6 Distribution Materials: "Spies"
circa 1930
Box: 258 Folder : 19 Duclos, Jacques: "On the Dissolution of the Communist Party of the United States"
May 27, 1945
Box: 258 Folder : 20 Department of Economic and Social Rights: Health Rights Section: Reports
1975-1978
Box: 258 Folder : 21 Factionalism (I)
1919-1930
Box: 258 Folder : 23 Factionalism (II)
1919-1930
Box: 297 Folder : 30 Factionalism (III)
1924-1928
Box: 297 Folder : 31 Factionalism (IV)
1924-1928
Box: 258 Folder : 24 Factionalism: Trotskyism
1928-1932
Box: 258 Folder : 25 Farm Work: Memoranda: Reports
1923-1949
Box: 258 Folder : 27 Finances: Estate Donations: Weickers, Richard
May 1942
Box: 265 Folder : 1 Fort Hood Three: Scrapbook with Clippings and Correspondence (I)
1966-1968
Box: 265 Folder : 2 Fort Hood Three: Scrapbook with Clippings and Correspondence (II)
1966-1968
Box: 265 Folder : 3 Fort Hood Three: Scrapbook with Clippings and Correspondence (III)
1966-1968
Box: 265 Folder : 4 Fort Hood Three: Scrapbook with Clippings and Correspondence (IV)
1966-1968
Box: 265 Folder : 5 Fort Hood Three: Scrapbook with Clippings and Correspondence (V)
1966-1968
Box: 258 Folder : 28 Foster, William Z.: 100th Anniversary Celebration
circa 1980
Box: 258 Folder : 29 Freedom and Peace Convention
undated, 1969
Box: 258 Folder : 30 French Communism: Correspondence and Articles (French)
1966-1976
Box: 258 Folder : 31 Geneva Summit (Reagan/Gorbachev): New York Times Advertisement
1985
Box: 258 Folder : 32 Health Rights: National Health Legislation/Health Care and Racism
undated, 1978
Box: 258 Folder : 33 Hollywood and Censorship
undated
Box: 267 Index Card Files to V.I. Lenin, Collected Works
undated
Box: 258 Folder : 34 Inflation, Organizing and Protesting
1970s
Box: 258 Folder : 35 International Communist Parties
1947
Box: 258 Folder : 36 Johnson, Oakley: "Six Year Retrogression Toward a Police State"
circa 1950s
Box: 258 Folder : 37 Karl Marx Centenary Cassette Symposium: Correspondence and Transcripts (I)
1983
Box: 258 Folder : 38 Karl Marx Centenary Cassette Symposium: Correspondence and Transcripts (II)
1983
Box: 258 Folder : 39 Kennedy, John F.: Response to Assassination of
1963-1964
Box: 258 Folder : 40 Korean War, Effort to End: Distribution Materials
1950s
Box: 258 Folder : 41 Labor: Labor Policy Statement: Organizing the South, Steel Workers
undated, 1945, 1970s
Box: 258 Folder : 42 Labor: Printed Ephemera
undated, 1930s
Box: 258 Folder : 43 Labor: Printed Ephemera
1919, 1931, 1943
Box: 258 Folder : 44 Labor: "To Re-Establish the Priority of Working Class Emphasis"
circa 1960s
Box: 259 Folder : 1 Labor: Unemployment: Notes and Distribution Materials
circa 1977
Box: 259 Folder : 2 Latin America: Notes (Spanish), Articles and Distribution Materials
circa 1970s
Box: 259 Folder : 3 Line of March (Organization): Correspondence and Political Statements
1989
Box: 259 Folder : 4 Marx and Engels: Writings and Notes by Georges Cognot
circa 1940s
Box: 259 Folder : 5 Marxism and Culture: Draft Resolution,Clippings and Distribution Materials
circa 1930s-1950s
Box: 259 Folder : 6 May Day: Articles, Printed Ephemera
1970s, 1986
Box: 259 Folder : 7 May Day: Clippings
1930s-1960s
Box: 259 Folder : 8 May Day: Directives, Discussions, Writings
1934-1958
Box: 259 Folder : 9 May Day: Printed Ephemera
1930s-1960s
Box: 259 Folder : 10 Media: Audio Cassettes
1981
Box: 261 Folder : 35 Membership Books
1930, 1974
Box: 259 Folder : 11 Memoranda
undated
Box: 259 Folder : 12 Memoranda
1919
Box: 259 Folder : 13 Memoranda
1941-1979
Box: 259 Folder : 14 Memoranda
1993-1999
Box: 259 Folder : 15 Middle East: Statements and Distribution Materials
1977-1979
Box: 259 Folder : 16 National Committee to Defend Negro Leadership: Publication of "Ben Davis - Fighter for Freedom"
1954
Box: 259 Folder : 17 National Party Seminar on the Role of the Party in the 1990s: Agenda
1992-1994
Box: 259 Folder : 18 National Student Convention: Planning Documents
1988
Box: 259 Folder : 19 National Veterans Committee: First Annual National Communist Veterans Encampment
May 8-9, 1947
Box: 259 Folder : 20 Native Americans: Draft Program: Drafts, Reference Materials
circa 1978-1979
Box: 259 Folder : 21 Native Americans: Indian Liberation Movement: Report
1970s
Box: 259 Folder : 22 Negro Issues: Davis, Benjamin: Correspondence, Writings
1934
Box: 259 Folder : 23 Negro Issues: Ford, James: Correspondence, Speeches, Writings
1933-1949
Box: 259 Folder : 24 Negro Issues: Jackson, James E.: Writings
1958
Box: 259 Folder : 25 Negro Issues: Minor, Robert: Writings
undated, 1940s, 1970s
Box: 266 Folder : 11 Negro Issues: "Negroes and the War" (Publication of the United States Office of War Information)
1942
Box: 259 Folder : 26 Negro Issues: Notes, Reports, Resolutions
undated, 1940s, 1950s
Box: 259 Folder : 27 Negro Issues: Reports, Statement
undated, 1920s, 1930s
Box: 259 Folder : 28 Negro Question, The: Discussions and Reports
1947-1959
Box: 259 Folder : 29 Nixon: Movement to Impeach: Memorandum, Distribution Materials
1974-1976
Box: 259 Folder : 30 Notes and Drafts: Unidentified Authors (I)
undated
Box: 259 Folder : 31 Notes and Drafts: Unidentified Authors (II)
undated
Box: 259 Folder : 32 Oral History: Blair, Fred with Caroline Ehlers
Aug 13, 1976
Box: 259 Folder : 33 Oral History: Green, Gil with Mary Licht
Oct 3, 1983
Box: 259 Folder : 34 Oral History: Savola, Helvi with Debra Bernhardt
1977
Box: 259 Folder : 35 Party Building: Building Drive Kit
1973, 1979
Box: 259 Folder : 36 Party Crisis: Party Program
undated, 1957
Box: 259 Folder : 37 Party Crisis: Reactions and Resolutions
1958
Box: 259 Folder : 38 Party Crisis: Revisionists
1958
Box: 259 Folder : 39 Party Crisis: Statements on Party Unity and Mass Work
1958
Box: 259 Folder : 40 Party Organization: Factory Involvement
1928-1930
Box: 259 Folder : 41 Party Organization: Information for Party Members
undated
Box: 260 Folder : 1 "People Before Profits" Rally at Cobo Hall (Detroit, MI) with Gus Hall and Angela Davis: Scrapbook
1972
Box: 260 Folder : 2 Poor People's Campaign
May 1, 1968
Box: 260 Folder : 3 Program Committee: Meeting Transcript
Dec 12, 1990 - Dec 13, 1990
Box: 260 Folder : 4 Program Committee: New Party Program Development
1990
Box: 260 Folder : 5 Program Committee: New Program of the Communist Party, USA, Second Draft
1968
Box: 260 Folder : 6 Program Committee: Rough Outline of Party Program: Notes, Correspondence
1965
Box: 260 Folder : 7 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Archival Requests
1998
Box: 260 Folder : 8 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Baltimore Sun - George Meyers Article
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 9 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Colleges and Universities - Press
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 10 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Communist Party of the U.S.A. Annual Holiday Party: Press
1997-1998
Box: 260 Folder : 11 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Comrades in the News - Clippings
1997
Box: 260 Folder : 12 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: C-SPAN: Speck, Alan
1996-1998
Box: 260 Folder : 13 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Clippings
1996-1998
Box: 260 Folder : 14 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: International
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 15 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Magazines and Newspapers
1993-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 16 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Minnesota-Dakota District
1997
Box: 260 Folder : 17 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Modern Maturity: Su, Alice
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 18 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: New York Observer
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 19 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: New York Times
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 20 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Opinion/Editorial page - Submissions
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 21 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Press Releases
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 22 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Press Releases: Hall, Gus
1979-1982
Box: 260 Folder : 23 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Radio
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 24 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Resource Books and Research
1997
Box: 260 Folder : 25 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Reuters: 1996 David Mirtz for State Assembly
1996
Box: 260 Folder : 26 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Speaking Engagements
1996
Box: 260 Folder : 27 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Talk Show Solicitations
1996
Box: 260 Folder : 28 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Turned Down
1996-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 29 Public Relations: Albano, Terrie: Video and TV: General
1996-1998
Box: 260 Folder : 30 Public Relations: Press Releases
1943-1971
Box: 260 Folder : 31 Public Relations: Press Releases
1944-1971
Box: 260 Folder : 32 Public Relations: Press Releases: Death of Dr. Martin Luther Kind, Jr., Anti-Nuclear, CPSU, The Worker
1957-1968
Box: 260 Folder : 33 Radio: Communist Party Broadcast: The Calaban Act of 1947
1947
Box: 260 Folder : 34 Recruitment Drives and the Young Communist League
1932
Box: 260 Folder : 35 Rent Strikes and Tenant Activism: Petitions, Distribution Materials, and Correspondence
1970-1977
Box: 260 Folder : 36 Reports
undated
Box: 260 Folder : 37 Reports
1957-1974
Box: 297 Folder : 33 Reports and Resolutions (Miscellaneous)
1924-1950s
Box: 260 Folder : 38 Resolutions and Directives
undated
Box: 260 Folder : 39 Resolutions and Directives
1930-1977
Box: 260 Folder : 40 Ruthenberg, C.E.: Death
1927
Box: 278 Folder : 1 Scrapbook: "Elections and Civil Rights" Clippings
1940-1941
Box: 278 Folder : 2 Scrapbook: "Miscellaneous Comments on Communists" Clippings
1944
Box: 280 Folder : 4 Scrapbook: "Palestine" Clippings
1945-1947
Box: 260 Folder : 41 Socialism: Articles About
1966-1984
Box: 260 Folder : 42 Socialism: Panel on Developments in
1990-1991
Box: 260 Folder : 43 Solidarity Day, 1981: Planning
1990-1991
Box: 260 Folder : 44 Soviet Coup of August 1991: Communist Part of the USA Reactions and Calls for Party Renewal
1991
Box: 260 Folder : 45 Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact: Clippings
1938-1951
Box: 260 Folder : 46 Soviet-U.S. Relations: Disarmament: Distribution Materials
1979-1981
Box: 260 Folder : 47 Speakers' Bureau: Recruiting Brochure and Strategies
1995
Box: 260 Folder : 48 Speeches: Gus Hall, Henry Winston, Victor Perlo: Tape Transcripts
1976-1977
Box: 260 Folder : 49 Speeches: Joseph Stalin on American Communism at Comintern
1929
Box: 260 Folder : 50 Statements
undated
Box: 261 Folder : 1 Statements
1932-1957
Box: 261 Folder : 2 Student Movements: International Conferences and Festivals
undated, 1942-1949
Box: 261 Folder : 3 Student Movements: National and International Conferences and Festivals`
1930s, 1960s
Box: 261 Folder : 4 Technology: Computers, Emails, Internet
1994-1997
Box: 261 Folder : 5 Tenure and Academic Freedom Hearing: Edward Laver vs. Joseph Butterworth, University of Washington
1948
Box: 261 Folder : 6 Transit Concentration Committee
undated
Box: 261 Folder : 7 Unemployment Insurance Bill
undated
Box: 261 Folder : 8 Unions: Communism in
1948-1949
Box: 261 Folder : 9 Unions: Trade Unions, Youth
undated, 1928, 1934, 1949
Box: 261 Folder : 10 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
1969-1979
Box: 261 Folder : 11 Vietnam War: Communist Party Stance: Clippings and Correspondence
1968
Box: 261 Folder : 12 Winston Unity Center: Distribution Materials
1981-1988
Box: 261 Folder : 13 Women: Conference: Equal Rights Amendment: International Women's Day
1947-1970s
Box: 261 Folder : 14 Women: Labor Trade Unions
undated, 1943, 1949
Box: 261 Folder : 15 Working Class, National Conference on
1991
Box: 261 Folder : 16 Working Class, Party Emphasis On: Article Drafts
circa 1950
Box: 261 Folder : 17 World Communists and Workers Parties: Gus Hall Speech
1987
Box: 261 Folder : 18 World War II: Communist Party Stance On: Clippings and Distribution Materials
1930s-1940s
Box: 261 Folder : 19 Writings
undated
Box: 261 Folder : 20 Writings
1849-1970
Box: 261 Folder : 21 Youth: List of Organizations
1960s
Box: 261 Folder : 22 Youth: National Youth Resolution
1965
Box: 261 Folder : 23 Youth: Organizing Committee for a Communist Youth Organization
1983
Box: 261 Folder : 24 Youth: Policies, Reports
1960s
Box: 261 Folder : 25 Youth: The Youth Question: Readings, Reports
undated, 1960s-1970s
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 1 Floppy Disks: Young Communist League
circa 1990s
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 2 Floppy Disks: Young Communist League, San Francisco
circa 1990s
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 3 Floppy Disks: Class Struggle
Apr 15, 1997
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 4 Floppy Disks: 26th National Convention; National Labor Relations Board; Committees of Correspondence; Unity Appeal Campaign; 75th Anniversary
circa 1990s
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 5 Floppy Disks: 1993 Midterm Conference; Northern California Legal Case
circa 1990s
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 6 Floppy Disks: 1998 Election Evaluation; 1998 Report to the National Board
1998
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 7 Floppy Disks: Party Life; Welcome to the CPUSA in Spanish
circa 1995
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 8 Floppy Disks: Sam Webb - Trade Union Movement; George Meyers
circa 1990s
Box: Electronic Records Disk : 9 Floppy Disks: Labor Program Cartoon
circa 1990s

Subseries I.B: National Bodies, 1929-2001. 6.5 Linear Feet 725 audiocassettes 188 sound tape reels 14 videocassettes (vhs) 6 videocassettes (u-matic) 13 videoreels (1/2 inch) 4 videocassettes (dvcam)

Scope and Content Note

The CPUSA bases its organizational structure on democratic centralism, a principle under which collectively decided policy decisions are binding for all members. Democratic centralism is designed to ensure unity in the will and actions of the membership and leadership. The National Convention is the root of authority in the Party; however, several national leadership bodies are responsible for directing and supervising the work of the Party between National Conventions. The records of these national leadership bodies comprise this subseries. Meeting minutes, audio recordings of individual meetings, correspondence, and reports make up the bulk of each body's records. The records of the Central Committee are the most extensive, spanning most of the 20th century. Highlights include a report on the expulsion of Earl Browder and reports from the Agitprop Department from the 1930s. Recordings of National Committee meetings are also quite extensive and span from the late 1950s to the 1990s. It should be noted that the official name of these bodies has not been consistent throughout the Party's history. As a result, the Central Committee is also referred to in CPUSA documentation as the National Committee while the Political Bureau is also referred to as the Political Committee and possibly as the National Board. For a more detailed description of the roles and responsibilities of each of these national leadership bodies, researchers may wish to consult various editions of the Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States of America.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by name of national body. Recordings of individual meetings are arranged alphabetically by national body, and arranged chronologically within these groupings. Names of official bodies have changed over time, and in order to maintain fidelity to the records themselves, materials have been arranged according to the name used on the documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 341 Cassette : 3101-3102 Afro-American Committee: Meeting: Steele, James: Report on the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend (Washington, DC)
1980 October 3
Box: 334 Cassette : 840-841 Afro-American Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 840: Includes Henry Winston on South Africa / Tony Monteiro.

1981 March 27
Box: 331 Cassette : 2489 Afro-American Committee: Meeting (Chicago, IL)
1997 August
Box: 331 Cassette : 2490 Anti-Zionist Committee: Meeting: Georgia Jewish Community
undated
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0217 Black Liberation Commission: Meeting: Summary [CPA #341]
1969 March 3
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0214 Black Liberation Commission: Meeting [CPA #344]
1969 March 21
Box: 297 Folder : 35 Central Committee: General
1930-1933
Box: 221 Folder : 1 Central Committee: General
1985-1986
Box: 221 Folder : 2 Central Committee: Agitprop Department Reports
circa 1930s
Box: 221 Folder : 3 Central Committee: Correspondence
1979-1981
Box: 221 Folder : 4 Central Committee: Correspondence: Chinese Communist Party
1964
Box: 221 Folder : 5 Central Committee: Economic Commission and Military Spending Report
1984-1988
Box: 221 Folder : 6 Central Committee: Library Budget and Expenditures
1978
Box: 221 Folder : 7 Central Committee: Meetings
1973-1976
Box: 221 Folder : 8 Central Committee: Meetings
1975
Box: 221 Folder : 9 Central Committee: Meetings
1980-1981
Box: 221 Folder : 10 Central Committee: Meetings
1983
Box: 221 Folder : 11 Central Committee: Meetings
1985
Box: 332 Cassette : 1659, 1711 (Master cassette [31142063413150]) Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1659: Includes Jarvis Tyner, Build the Youth Front. Cassette 1711: Includes Discussion on Report. Cassette 2321: Includes Finance Report, Proposals. Jarvis Tyner, Summary.

1970 October
Box: 338 Cassette : 2321 (Master cassette [31142063294766])
Box: 332 Cassette : 1635 Central Committee: Meeting: Includes Discussion on Unemployment
1971 June 5
Box: 332 Cassette : 1698 Central Committee: Meeting: Tyner, Jarvis: Report on Black Liberation
1971 June 5
Box: 332 Cassette : 1634, 1637, 1656 Central Committee: Meeting: Organization Report and Discussion
1971 June 7
Box: 332 Cassette : 1636, 1665 Central Committee: Meeting: Discussion on Black Liberation
1971 June
Box: 332 Cassette : 1600, 1614 Central Committee: Meeting: Steele, James: Report and Peace Discussion
1971 June
Box: 332 Cassette : 1645, 1717 Central Committee: Meeting: Zagarell, Mike: Peace Report
1971 June
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0099-132_0101 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Tape 1: Includes Dynamite Hallinan, Joseph North. Tape 1 of 3. [CPA #583]. Tape 2: Includes Si Gerson, and Jim West. Tape 2 of 3. [CPA #472]. Tape 3: Tape 3 of 3. [CPA #584].

1972 May 13-15
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0105-132_0106, 132_0108 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Tape 1: December 8. [CPA #683]. Tape 2: Includes Herbert Aptheker, James Jackson, Arnold Johnson, and William Weinstone. [CPA #680]. Tape 4: Includes James Jackson. [CPA #686].

1972 December 8-10
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0107 (Master reel [31142063295649]) Central Committee: Meeting: Includes Angela Davis, Gil Green, James Jackson, and Sandy Patrinos (Tape 3) [CPA #682]
1972 December 8-10
Box: 359 Cd : cuid701 (disks 1-8) (Access cd [31142063412004])
Box: 334 Cassette : 970, 1038 Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Report on Pan-Africanism
1972 December 10
Box: 332 Cassette : 1605, 1610, 1624, 1658, 1712-1714 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1713: Includes Jarvis Tyner, Main Report. Cassette 1712: Includes Discussion on Main Report. Cassette 1714: Includes Discussion on Main Report and Report on Chicano Work. Cassette 1610: Includes Report on Work among Chicano Youth. Cassette 1658: Includes Discussion on Chicano Liberation, Labor Commission Report. Cassette 1624: Includes Commission Reports and Discussion.

1973 April 13-15
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0109-132_0110 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 109: Includes Herbert Aptheker, James Jackson, and Jim West [CPA #681]. Reel 110: Includes Herbert Aptheker [CPA #675].

1973 June 2-3
Box: 302 Cassette : 1640, 1644, 1646-1648 Central Committee: Meeting: Discussion
1973 December 8-9
Box: 332 Cassette : 1621, 1638 Central Committee: Meeting: Tyner, Jarvis: Main Report
1973 December 8-9
Box: 332 Cassette : 1667-1675 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1674-1675: Include Jarvis Tyner, Report. Cassette 1673: Includes Report on Struggle against Racism. Cassette 1670: Includes Report, Plan of Work. Cassette 1669: Includes Statement on Racism, Discussion. Cassette 1668: Includes Convention Report and Discussion.

1974 May 18-19
Box: 334 Cassette : 1066 Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry
1974 June 1
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0116 (Master reel [31142063295649]) Central Committee: Meeting: Includes Herbert Aptheker, Angela Davis, Arnold Johnson, and James Jackson (Tape 1) [CPA #679]
1974 June 29 - July 1
Box: 360 Cd : cuid703 (disks 1-8) (Access cd [31142063412012])
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0115 Central Committee: Meeting (Tape 2) [CPA #684]
1974 June 29 - 1974 July 1
Box: 334 Cassette : 1107 Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Report on Building the Party: What Can We Teach?
1974 June 30 - 1974 July 1
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0114, 132_0118 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 114: Includes Herbert Aptheker, Arnold Johnson, Sandy Patrinos, Jim West, and William Weinstone. [CPA #678]. Reel 118: Includes James Jackson. [CPA #669].

1974 December 7-9
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0117 (Master reel [31142063295649]) Central Committee: Meeting: Includes Angela Davis and Sandy Patrinos (Tape 2) [CPA #511]
1974 December 7-9
Box: 363 Cd : cuid704 (disks 1-12) (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 332 Cassette : 1591-1594, 1597, 1601, 1633, 1641, 1660-1661, 1677 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 1641, 1677: Include James Steele, Main Political Report. Cassette 1594: Includes Discussion, Détente and Anti-Imperialist Movement Reports. Cassette 1601: Includes Discussion, NSCAR Report. Cassettes 1597, 1600: Include Panel on Unemployment. Cassette 1661: Includes Panel on April 4th, Panel on Struggle against Racism. Cassette 1591: Includes April 4th Report Panel. Financial Report, Matty Berkelhammer. Cassette 1592: Includes Financial Report, Discussion. Cassette 1593: Includes April 4th Report Panel. Cassettee1633: Includes Summary, Tasks of YUJ.

1975 March 15-16
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0119-132_0120 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 119: Includes Jim West. [CPA #512]. Reel 120: Includes Gil Green, James Jackson, Arnold Johnson, and Sandy Patrinos. [CPA #539].

1975 October 1975
Box: 332 Cassette : 1617-1619, 1625, 1632, 1642, 1663 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1642: Includes Opening and Main Report. Cassette 1632: Includes Report. Cassettes 1625, 1663-1664: Include Discussion. Cassette 1619: Includes Executive Session. Cassette 1618: Includes Executive Session. Discussion. Cassette 1617: Includes Report on Convention Resolutions, Summary.

1976 August 14-16
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0121-132_0122, 132_0124-132_0125 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 121: Includes Jim West. [CPA #518]. Reel 122: [CPA #515]. Reel 124: Includes John Abt. [CPA #514]. Reel 125: Includes Frank Irezarry (Head of the Puerto Rican Communist Party), and John Pittman. [CPA #519].

1976 November 19-21
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0123 (Master reel [31142063295649]) Central Committee: Meeting: Includes Herbert Aptheker, Angela Davis, and Arnold Johnson (Tape 3) [CPA #513]
1976 November 19-21
Box: 360 Cd : cuid705 (disks 1-4) (Access cd [31142063412012])
Box: 332 Cassette : 1598-1599, 1603-604, 1622-1623, 1715 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1604: Includes Special Convention, Main Report. Cassette 1598: Includes Main Report. Cassette 1622: Includes Discussion. Cassette 1603: Includes Organization Report Discussion. Cassette 1715: Includes Summary.

1977 January 15-16
Box: 343 Cassette : 1855-1856 Central Committee: Meeting: On Morning Freiheit (Los Angeles, CA)

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1855: Includes Discussion. Cassette 1856: Includes Report and Discussion.

1977 June 17
Box: 328 Cassette : 1560 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Build Left-Center Unity
1977 December
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0126-132_0127 Central Committee: Meeting (New York, NY)

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #721 and CPA #720.

1977 December 3
Box: 333 Cassette : 2976-2977 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Summary
1977 December 4
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0128 (Master reel [31142063295649]) Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 128: Gus Hall (Master, 37 min) [CPA #564]. Reel 129: Gus Hall (Master, 75 min) [CPA #563]. Reel 132: Gus Hall at Reed [CPA #562].

1978 December 2
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0129, 132_0132 (Master reel [31142063294816])
Box: 338 Cassette : 2323-2324, 2330-2331 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1978 December 2
Box: 338 Cassette : 2322 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Summary / Delugin, Lee: National Convention, 22nd: Preparation
1978 December 4
Box: 328 Cassette : 1539 Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: On China
1978 December 4
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0130-130_0131 Central Committee: Meeting (Dubbing)

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #566 and CPA #565.

1978 December 6
Box: 340 Cassette : 2735 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1978
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0137-132_0138 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 137: Gus Hall, Report [CPA #655]. Cassette 138: Gus Hall, Summary [CPA #656].

1980 June 7-8
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0136 Central Committee: Meeting: Gerson, Si: On the 1980 Elections [CPA #660]
1979 November 17
Box: 338 Cassette : 2325 Central Committee: Meeting: Gerson, Si: On the 1980 Elections: Nominations
1979 November 17-18
Box: 337 Cassette : 2008 (Master cassette [31142063412715]) Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 2008 and 2329: Include Gus Hall. Cassettes 2326-2327: Include Gus Hall, Main Report. Cassettes 2328: Includes Si Gerson, Pat Barile, Jarvis Tyner, Carole Collier. Cassette 2333: Includes Gus Hall, Summary. Cassettes 2334 and 2336: Include Daily World. Cassette 2535: Includes James Jackson, Remarks on Poland and Charlene Mitchell, Wilmington 10 Victory. Cassette 3136: Includes Charlene Mitchell, On Wilmington 10 Victory. James Jackson, on Events in Poland.

1980 December 12-14
Box: 338 Cassette : 2326-2329, 2332-2336 (Master cassette [31142063294766])
Box: 341 Cassette : 3136 (Master cassette [31142063412632])
Box: 334 Cassette : 1110 Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Speech on Executive Leadership
1981 January 17
Box: 343 Cassette : 1897 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) Central Committee: Meeting (Unity Center, New York, NY)

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1897: Includes Gus Hall, Report. Cassette 2320: Includes Gus Hall, Summary. Cassette 2339: Includes Sid Taylor, Special Report on Membership Drive. Cassette 2340: Includes Gus Hall, Main Report.

1981 June 13-18
Box: 338 Cassette : 2320, 2339-2340 (Master cassette [31142063294766])
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0139 Central Committee: Meeting [CPA #644]
1981 June
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0140-132_0143 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 140: Gus Hall, Main Report [CPA #662]. Reel 141: Henry Winston, Report (continued) [CPA #658]. Reel 143: Gus Hall, Summary [CPA #654]. Reel 142: Discussion and Henry Winston, Report [CPA #657].

1981 December 12-14
Box: 334 Cassette : 976 Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Report on W.M.R. Conference in Berlin
1981 December 14
Box: 353 Cassette : 4113 Central Committee: Meeting: Rubin, Danny: Conclusions and Discussion Questions
1981 December
Box: 338 Cassette : 2342 Central Committee: Meeting: Education
1981 December
Box: 343 Cassette : 1873, 1922 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) Central Committee: Meeting: Educational on Electoral Policy: Struggle for Peace and Building the Party
1981 December
Box: 338 Cassette : 2344 (Master cassette [31142063294766])
Box: 340 Cassette : 2686-2687, 2702 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1981 December
Box: 338 Cassette : 2341 Central Committee: Meeting
1982 October 29
Box: 337 Cassette : 1998-1999 (Master cassette [31142063412715]) Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report and Summary

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2352: Includes Summary. May contain duplicate recordings.

1983 January 29-31
Box: 338 Cassette : 2352-2354 (Master cassette [31142063294766])
Box: 340 Cassette : 2700-2701 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1900 (Master cassette [31142063294758])
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0144-132_0147, 132_0149-132_0150 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 144: [CPA #648]. Reel 145: Includes Gil Green. [CPA #652]. Reel 146: Includes James Jackson. [CPA #647]. Reel 147: Includes Elsie Dickerson, Si Gerson, and Sandy Patrinos. [CPA #649]. Reel 149: [CPA #651]. Reel 150: Includes J.J. Johnson. [CPA #650].

1983 May 28-30
Box: 338 Cassette : 2348-2351 (Master cassette [31142063294766]) Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2348: Gus Hall, Opening Plenum. Cassette 2349: Includes Henry Winston. Cassettes 2350-2351: Include Gus Hall, Summary. Cassette 2753: Gus Hall and George Meyers

1983 May 28-30
Box: 340 Cassette : 2753 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0148 (Master reel [31142063294816]) Central Committee: Meeting: Includes Angela Davis and Rose Kryzak [CPA #653]
1983 May 28-30
Box: 360 Cd : cuid706 (disks 1-3) (Access cd [31142063412012])
Box: 338 Cassette : 2319 Central Committee: Meeting
1983
Box: 338 Cassette : 2355-2358, 2356 (Master cassette [31142063294766]) Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2357: Includes Henry Winston. Cassette 1888: Includes Gus Hall on Leadership. Cassette 2356: Includes Si Gerson, Report. Cassette 2358: Includes Gus Hall, Report. Cassette 2734: Includes Gus Hall, Remarks on Electoral Report. Cassette 2737: Includes Gus Hall, Summary.

1984 January 20-23
Box: 340 Cassette : 2734, 2737 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1888 (Master cassette [31142063294758])
Box: 459 Reel : cuid1106 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

This title includes reels labeled 1-4.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4 inch audio reel.

1984 January 21-23
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0151 Central Committee: Meeting [CPA #659]
1984 January 22
Box: 337 Cassette : 1995-1996 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1984 June 16
Box: 343 Cassette : 1883, 1891, 1894 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report and Summary

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 2731 and 2744: Include Gus Hall, Summary.

1984 December 15-16
Box: 337 Cassette : 2014-2016 (Master cassette [31142063412715])
Box: 340 Cassette : 2731, 2744-2745 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0152-132_0154, 132_0817 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #728, CPA #725, and CPA #727

1984 December 15-16
Box: 338 Cassette : 2359-2360 Central Committee: Meeting: Jackson, James
1984 December 15
Box: 343 Cassette : 1863, 1895, 1901, 1920, 1923 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) Central Committee: Meeting
1984 December 15
Box: 337 Cassette : 2013, 2017-2018 (Master cassette [31142063412715])
Box: 338 Cassette : 2361 (Master cassette [31142063294766]) Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Report
1984 December 16
Box: 334 Cassette : 1099, 1113 (Master cassette [31142063413028])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1861, 1881 Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry
1984 December 16
Box: 340 Cassette : 2696-2698 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1985 June 1
Box: 343 Cassette : 1858-1860, 1862, 1898-1899, 1919, 1924-1925 Central Committee: Meeting
1985 June 1-2
Box: 340 Cassette : 2740-2742 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 2740-2741: Include Gus Hall, Report. Cassette 2741 is a draft version. Cassette 2742: Includes Gus Hall, Report on Summit and AFL-CIO Convention.

1985 December 10
Box: 347 Cassette : 3574 (Master cassette [31142063294782]) Central Committee: Meeting: Jackson, James: On The Color Purple
1986 January 10-19
Box: 337 Cassette : 2036 (Master cassette [31142063412715])
Box: 338 Cassette : 2365 (Master cassette [31142063294766])
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0155-132_0156 Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 155: Gus Hall, Main Report. [CPA #726]. Reel 156: Includes Henry Winston and Gus Hall, Summary. [CPA #707].

1986 January 18
Box: 338 Cassette : 2367-2379 (Master cassette [31142063294766]) Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1915: Includes Gus Hall, Summary. Many tapes are in poor condition.

1986 January 18-19
Box: 343 Cassette : 1864-1865, 1880, 1910-1915 (Master cassette [31142063294758])
Box: 358 Folder : 3-4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1905 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Summary
1986 January 19
Box: 337 Cassette : 2035 (Master cassette [31142063412715])
Box: 358 Folder : 3-4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 1070 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry
1986 January 19
Box: 338 Cassette : 2380 (Master cassette [31142063294766])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1916 (Master cassette [31142063294758])
Box: 358 Folder : 2-4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 979 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: On Art and Esther Shields
1986 January 19
Box: 343 Cassette : 1890 (Master cassette [31142063294758])
Box: 358 Folder : 1-2 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 338 Cassette : 2388 Central Committee: Meeting: Special Presentation
1987 March 7
Box: 338 Cassette : 2389-2393 (Master cassette [31142063294766]) Central Committee: Meeting
1987 March 7
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1868 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) Central Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1868: Includes Gus Hall. Cassette 2690: Includes Gus Hall, Main Report.

1987 March 7-9
Box: 340 Cassette : 2690 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 338 Cassette : 2394 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Introduction
1987 May 28
Box: 340 Cassette : 2692-2693 Central Committee: Meeting: Chicago, IL: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1987 August 14
Box: 340 Cassette : 2403, 2703 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Summary
1987 October 24-25
Box: 338 Cassette : 2395-2401 (Master cassette [31142063294766]) Central Committee: Meeting
1987 October 24
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 338 Cassette : 2402 Central Committee: Meeting: Taylor, Sid
1987 October 25
Box: 342 Cassette : 2641 Central Committee: Meeting
1987
Box: 334 Cassette : 1087 Central Committee: Meeting: Report on Conference in New York, NY
June 30
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0157 Central Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus [CPA #646]
October 28
Box: 338 Cassette : 2364 Central Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry (Tape 2)
December 16
Box: 343 Cassette : 1937 Central Committee: Meeting
undated
Box: 337 Cassette : 2009 Central Committee: Meeting
undated
Box: 332 Cassette : 1606 Central Committee: Meeting: Discussion
undated
Box: 338 Cassette : 2421 Central Committee: Meeting: Message from the Communist Party of Great Britain
undated
Box: 221 Folder : 12 Central Committee: Memoranda
1978
Box: 221 Folder : 13 Central Committee: National Training School: Yearbook of Joseph Brandt
1937
Box: 221 Folder : 14 Central Committee: New Party Program: Planning
1973-1976
Box: 221 Folder : 15 Central Committee: Plenum, 1929: Minutes and Reports
1929
Box: 221 Folder : 16 Central Committee: Plenum, 1929: Speech Transcripts
1929
Box: 221 Folder : 17 Central Committee: Plenum, 1930: Reports
1930-1931
Box: 221 Folder : 18 Central Committee: Plenum, 1931: Report
1931
Box: 221 Folder : 19 Central Committee: Plenum, 1990: Mikhail Gorbachev Speech
1990
Box: 221 Folder : 20 Central Committee: Publications Department: Hall, Gus: Books Published
1983
Box: 221 Folder : 21 Central Committee: Publications Department: Hall, Gus: Pamphlets
1983
Box: 221 Folder : 22 Central Committee: Publications Department: Hall, Gus: Political Affairs Articles
1983
Box: 221 Folder : 23 Central Committee: Reports
1974-1980
Box: 221 Folder : 24 Central Committee: Reports
1981-1986
Box: 221 Folder : 25 Central Committee: Resident Committee: Meeting Minutes
1971
Box: 221 Folder : 26 Central Committee: Senior Advisory Council
1988
Box: 221 Folder : 27 Central Committee: U.S.-China Rapprochement
1978
Box: 447 National Secretariat Meeting on Petitioning
1984 April 24
Box: 470 Central Committee Video: CC
1972 December 9
Box: 447 Central Committee Video: CC
1984 December 15
Box: 426 Central Committee Videos: CC
1984 December 16
Box: 447 Central Committee Video: Hall: Main Report/CC
1984 June 16
Box: 423 Central Committee Video: C.C. Meeting
1986 January 1
Box: 447 Central Committee Video: CC: New Framework/ P.D.W.
1986 January 18-19
Box: 447 Central Committee Video: CC/ WL Meeting / Hall Report / Discussion
1985 June 1-2
Box: 446 Central Committee Video: CC Meeting/ Si Gerson/ Henry Winston
1984 January 22
Box: 447 Central Committee Video: CC Meeting/ Hall End
1994 June 17
Box: 446 Central Committee Video: CC Meeting/ Gus Hall on Leadership
undated
Box: 446 Central Committee Video: CC Meeting/ Henry Winston (Continued)/ Danny Rubin/ Tommy Dennis/ Joelle Fishman
undated
Box: 447 Central Committee Video: CC Meeting/ Reports of Workshops/ Winston Hall #1
undated
Box: 427 Central Committee Videos: Central Committee Meeting- Winter After Elections/ Gus Hall and Henry Winston
undated
Box: 427 Central Committee Videos: Gus Hall Central Committee Meeting
undated
Box: 427 Central Committee Videos: Winston at CC Meeting
undated
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1096 Central Committee Video: Gus Hall Main Report Part 1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972 December 8
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1097 Central Committee Video: Gus Hall: Main Report Part 2/ CC Tape 2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972 December 8
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1098 Central Committee Video: Gus Hall: Main Report Part 3/ CC Tape 3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972 December 8
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1099 Central Committee Video: Gus Hall: Main Report Part 4/ CC Tape 4/ Henry Winston Extended Remarks, Discussion

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972 December 8
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1100 Central Committee Video: CC Tape 5: Extended Remarks Winston Part 2/ Some stats of Danny Rubin excerpts from Report on Party Building

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972 December 8-9
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1101 Central Committee Video: CC Tape 7: Concluding Remarks on Reports of Gus, Danny, Helen Part 1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972 December 9
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1102 Central Committee Video: Charlene: Defense Report Part 1 (tape 9)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972 December 9
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1103 Central Committee Video: Charlene: Defense Report Part 2/ Angela Davis: Comments on the Report/ Williams Comments on the Report (Tape 10)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972 December 9
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1104 Central Committee Video: Winston: Pan-Africanism Part 1 Tape 11

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972
Box: 460 Reel : cuid1105 Central Committee Video: Winston: Pan-Africanism Part 2 (Tape 12)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/2 inch video reel.

1972
Box: 326 Cassette : 1244 Central Committee/National Committee: Special Meeting
1976 February 20
Box: 338 Cassette : 2317 Central Committee/National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1979 March 9
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0133-132_0135 Central Committee/National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 133: Henry Winston [CPA #615]. Reel 134: Gus Hall, Summaries (57 min) [CPA #661]. Reels 135: Report on Organization (69 min) [CPA #428].

1979 March 10-12
Box: 338 Cassette : 2318 Central Committee/National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Summary
1979 March 12
Box: 340 Cassette : 2707, 2709 (Master cassette [31142063294741]) Central Committee/National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 2707, 2709: Include Gus Hall, Main Report. Cassette 1084, 1527, and 1536: Include Henry Winston.

1980 June 7-8
Box: 334 Cassette : 1084 (Master cassette [31142063413028])
Box: 328 Cassette : 1527, 1536 (Master cassette [31142063412772])
Box: 337 Cassette : 2034, 2037 (Master cassette [31142063412715]) Central Committee/National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1986 January 18
Box: 340 Cassette : 2688-2689 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1892, 1926 (Master cassette [31142063294758])
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2188-2192 Central Committee/National Committee: Meeting
1987 March 8
Box: 328 Cassette : 1505-1506, 1574 (Master cassette [31142063412772]) Central Committee/National Committee: Meeting: West Coast Delegates
1987 October 24; 1988 April 23; 1989 January 28; 1990 January 27; 1990 August 4; 1991 January 25; 1991 May 18; 1991 November 16
Box: 358
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0102-132-0104 Central Committee/National Council: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 102: Includes James Jackson, Arnold Johnson, and Jim West [CPA #673]. Reel 103: Includes Bettina Aptheker, and James Jackson. [CPA #685]. Reel 104: [CPA #722].

1972 September 8-10
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0111 (Master reel [31142063295649]) Central Committee/National Council: Meeting: Includes Herbert Aptheker, Angela Davis, Sandy Patrinos, and Jim West. [CPA #676]
1973 December 1
Box: 360 Cd : cuid702 (disks 1-8) (Access cd [31142063412012])
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0112-132_0113 Central Committee/National Council: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 112: Includes James Jackson, Resolution on (the expulsion of) Dorothy Healey. Also includes Al Richmond and John Pittman. [CPA #677]. Reel 113: Includes Arnold Johnson [CPA #687].

1973 December 2-3
Box: 337 Cassette : 1938 (Master cassette [31142063412715]) Central Committee/National Council: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2316: Includes Gus Hall, Main Report.

1978 June 17
Box: 338 Cassette : 2316 (Master cassette [31142063294766])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1866, 1896 Central Committee/National Council: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1866: Includes George Myers, James Jackson and Henry Winston.

1984 June 17
Box: 338 Cassette : 2406-2420 Central Committee/National Council/National Committee
1988 April 23-25
Box: 221 Folder : 28 Central Executive Committee: Party Unification: Suspension of 19 Russian Members
circa 1921
Box: 221 Folder : 29 Central Executive Council: Proclamations: "Our Movement Is Invincible - We Will Fight On!"
1919
Box: 353 Cassette : 4204 (Master cassette [31142063413101]) Executive Board: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1966 January 23
Box: 334 Cassette : 900 (Master cassette [31142063413028])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2457 Executive Board: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1998 May 13
Box: 331 Cassette : 2458-2460 Executive Board: Meeting: Hall, Gus

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2460: Includes Summary.

1998 June 27-28
Box: 331 Cassette : 2461 Executive Board: Meeting: Marshal, Scott: On Socialism
1999 June 24
Box: 330 Cassette : 4935 Education Committee: Branch Educational

Scope and Contents

Includes James Steele, Report to the National Council Meeting.

January 22-24
Box: 332 Cassette : 1607-1609 Executive Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1609: Includes James Steele, Report. Cassette 1608: Includes James Steele, Report and Discussion. Cassette 1607: Includes Discussion.

1976 April 25
Box: 332 Cassette : 1653 Executive Committee: Meeting: Steele, James: Report
1976 October 16
Box: 332 Cassette : 1615-1616 Executive Committee: Meeting: Discussion of Summary / Draft Document

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1615: Includes Organization Report.

1976 December 18
Box: 332 Cassette : 1650 (Master cassette [31142063413150]) Executive Committee of National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1650: Includes Evaluation of Convention.

1980 November 8
Box: 345 Cassette : 2195 (Master cassette [31142063294725])
Box: 238 Folder : 36 National Board: Communist Unity of World Parties: Appeal for World Communist Unity
1993
Box: 221 Folder : 30 National Board: Correspondence: Districts
1991
Box: 221 Folder : 31 National Board: Finances: Rubin, Daniel
1992
Box: 221 Folder : 32 National Board: Finances: Williamson, Mildred
Jan 1991
Box: 221 Folder : 33 National Board: Line of March
1987
Box: 221 Folder : 34 National Board: Meetings
1989
Box: 221 Folder : 35 National Board: Meetings
1992
Box: 221 Folder : 36 National Board: Meetings
1993
Box: 331 Cassette : 2422, 2424-2425 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Board: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1992 February 16
Box: 353 Cassette : 4170 (Master cassette [31142063413101])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2431 National Board: Meeting: Hall, Gus and John Bachtell
Oct 3, 1994
Box: 331 Cassette : 2426-2430 National Board: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2426: Includes Sam Webb, Main Report and Terry Albano, Report on Young Communist League Recruiting. Cassette 2427: Includes Sam Webb, Report on Superhighway. Cassette 2428: Includes Gus Hall, Opening Remarks. Cassette 2429: Includes Terry Albano, Report on Young Communist League Recruiting. Cassette 2430: Includes George Meyers, Labor Report.

1994 April 22-25
Box: 331 Cassette : 2433-2447, 2449 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Board: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2449: Includes Gus Hall, Half Main Report. Cassette 901: Includes Jarvis Tyner, Electoral Report. Cassette 946: Includes Judith le Blanc, Main Report.

1995 July 11-12
Box: 334 Cassette : 901, 946 (Master cassette [31142063413028])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2432 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Board: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Address

Scope and Contents

Only Cassette 1286 has accompanying documentation.

1995 February 11
Box: 334 Cassette : 886 (Master cassette [31142063413028])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2453-2454 National Board: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2453: Includes Gus Hall, Report. Cassette 2454: Includes Evalina Alarcon, Report on Marrtinex Bill.

1997 April 12
Box: 331 Cassette : 2455 National Board: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report
1997 June 28
Box: 331 Cassette : 2456 National Board: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report
1998 June 7
Box: 330 Cassette : 4962, 4946 National Board: Meeting
undated
Box: 221 Folder : 37 National Board: National Conventions, 24th: Remarks
Dec 17, 1991
Box: 221 Folder : 38 National Board: Northern California District Board
1990-1991
Box: 221 Folder : 39 National Board: Property Disputes
undated
Box: 221 Folder : 40 National Board: Proposed Constitutional Amendments
1945
Box: 221 Folder : 41 National Board: Reports
1998
Box: 221 Folder : 42 National Board: Resignations
1991-1994
Box: 221 Folder : 43 National Board: Speeches
1991-1992
Box: 221 Folder : 44 National Board: Statements: "Concerning Earl Browder"
1946
Box: 221 Folder : 45 National Board: Statements: "The People's Fight for Wages, Jobs and Security"
circa 1945
Box: 221 Folder : 46 National Board: West, James: Correspondence and Files
1990-1991
Box: 221 Folder : 47 National Board: World Communist Party
1993
Box: 221 Folder : 48 National Committee: Bechtel, Marilyn: Meeting Notes
Aug 4, 1990-Aug 5, 1990
Box: 221 Folder : 49 National Committee: Correspondence: Wofsy, Leon
Mar 1991
Box: 221 Folder : 50 National Committee: Discussions
1939-1940
Box: 222 Folder : 1 National Committee: Discussions
1956-1961
Box: 222 Folder : 2 National Committee: Discussions
1969-1974
Box: 222 Folder : 3 National Committee: The South, Labor and Party Program: Transcripts
circa 1950s
Box: 222 Folder : 4 National Committee: Hudson, Roy: Statement on Imprisonment of Earl Browder
1942
Box: 222 Folder : 5 National Committee: McCarran Act Resistance: Reports, Correspondence, Press Releases
1950-1955
Box: 222 Folder : 6 National Committee: Meetings
1988
Box: 222 Folder : 7 National Committee: Meetings
1990 January
Box: 222 Folder : 8 National Committee: Meetings
1990
Box: 222 Folder : 9 National Committee: Meetings
1991
Box: 222 Folder : 10 National Committee: Meetings
1996
Box: 222 Folder : 11 National Committee: Meetings
1997
Box: 300 Reel : 132_0033 National Committee: Meeting: Discussion on Black History: Includes James Allen, Benjamin Davis, Eugene Dennis, and Robert Thompson [CPA #645]
1957 December 6
Box: 300 Reel : 132_0034-132_0037 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 34: Includes Jim West [CPA #507]. Reel 35: Includes Benjamin Davis, Gil Green, Arnold Johnson, Al Richmond, and William Weinstone [CPA #437]. Reel 36: Includes Louise or William Patterson [CPA #525]. Reel 37: Includes James Jackson [CPA #328].

1966 December 3-6
Box: 300 Reel : 132_0816 National Committee: Meeting
1966
Box: 300 Reel : 132_0038-132_0041 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 40: [CPA #708]. Reel 41: Includes James Allen, Bettina Aptheker, Gil Green, and Dorothy Healey [CPA #316]. Reel 38: [CPA #709]. Reel 39: Includes James Jackson [CPA #690].

1968 January 13-14
Box: 300 Reel : 132_0042-132_0048 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 42: On Czechoslovakia. Includes Bettina Aptheker, Dorothy Healey, Joseph North, and William Weinstone [CPA #724]. Reel 43: Includes James Allen, Herbert Aptheker, Dorothy Healey, James Jackson, and John Pittman [CPA #723]. Reel 44: Includes Gil Green, Mickey Lima, Paul Novick, Irving Potash, and William Patterson [CPA #716]. Reel 45: Includes Gil Green, and Jim West [CPA #717]. Reel 46: Includes Al Richmond [CPA #718]. Reel 47: [CPA #714]. Reel 48: Includes Gil Green, Dorothy Healey, and Si Gerson [CPA #694].

1968 September 1
Box: 300 Reel : 132_0049-132_0058 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 49: Includes James Jackson and William Patterson. [CPA #672]. Reel 50: Includes Herbert Aptheker, Peggy Dennis, and Mickey Lima. [CPA #671]. Reel 51: Includes Bettina Aptheker, Dynamite Hallinan, William Patterson, Al Richmond, Jim West, and William Weinstone. [CPA #670]. Reel 52: Includes James Allen and Dorothy Healey. [CPA #332]. Reel 53: Includes James Jackson, Irving Potash, and Pat Toohey. [CPA #331]. Reel 54: Includes Arnold Johnson. [CPA #715]. Reel 55: [CPA #665]. Reel 56: Includes Pat Toohey. [CPA #664]. Reels 57: Includes Bettina Aptheker, Dynamite Hallinan, Jim West, and William Weinstone. [CPA #695]. Reel 58: January 8 [CPA #663].

1969 January 3-8
Box: 300 Reel : 132_0059-132_0063 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 59: February 22 [CPA #689]. Reel 60: Includes Bettina Aptheker. [CPA #699]. Reel 61: Includes James Allen, Bettina Aptheker, Dorothy Healey, and Joseph North. [CPA #698]. Reel 62: Includes Herbert Aptheker, Irving Potash, and Al Richmond. [CPA #688]. Reel 63: Includes Dynamite Hallinan. [CPA #696].

1969 February 22-23
Box: 300 Reel : 132_0064 (Master reel [31142063295631]) National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 64: Includes Bettina Aptheker, Herbert Aptheker, Arnold Johnson, and John Pittman. [CPA #706]. Reel 65: Includes Bettina Aptheker, Herbert Aptheker, John Pittman, Jim West, and Louis Weinstock. [CPA #702]. Reel 66: Includes John Pittman. [CPA #703].

1969 September 21-22
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0065-132_0066 (Master reel [31142063294790])
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0067-132_0069 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 67: Includes Gus Hall, Report and Discussion. [CPA #587]. Reel 68: Includes Gus Hall, Report and Discussion. [CPA #588]. Reel 69: Includes Louis Weinstock. [CPA #522].

1970 January 16
Box: 345 Cassette : 2193 National Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Work of Leadership
1970 January
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0070-132_0071 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 70: Includes James Jackson and Irving Potash. [CPA #705]. Reel 71: Includes Joseph North, William Weinstone, and Jim West. [CPA #668].

1970 May 3-5
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0072-132_0074 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 72: Includes James Jackson [CPA #691]. Reel 73: Includes Bettina Aptheker and Herbert Aptheker [CPA #667]. Reel 74: Includes Louis Weinstock [CPA #666].

1970 May 16-17
Box: 326 Cassette : 1242 (Master cassette [31142063412681]) National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2194: Include Gus Hall, Report. Cassette 1064: Includes Henry Winston, Hungary - D.R.R.K. Cassette 1242: Includes Gus Hall, Report. Elections, Mass Movement and Peace.

1970 November 21
Box: 334 Cassette : 1064 (Master cassette [31142063413028])
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0075-132_0083 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 75: Includes Henry Winston, Opening Remarks / Gus Hall, Report [CPA #857]. Reel 76: Includes Gus Hall, Report and Discussion. Includes Herbert Aptheker, Arnold Johnson, and Jim West [CPA #448]. Reel 77: Includes Gus Hall, Report / Henry Winston, Report [CPA #449]. Reel 78: Henry Winston, Report (continued) [CPA #504]. Reel 79: Includes James Jackson and Jim West [CPA #453]. Reel 80: Includes Bettina Aptheker and Dynamite Hallinan [CPA #700]. Reel 81: Includes Felix Oheta (head of the Puerto Rican Communist Party) [CPA #542]. Reel 82: November 22 [CPA #711]. Reel 83: Includes Joseph North [CPA #701].

1970 November 21-23
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0084 (Master reel [31142063294790]) National Committee: Meeting: Includes Pat Toohey / Communist Party Statement on Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, and Erica Huggins. [CPA #712]
1970 November 23
Box: 359 Cd : cuid709 (disk 1-2) (Access cd [31142063412004])
Box: 336 Cassette : 2816 National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Struggle against White Chauvinism and Racism
1971 March
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0086 (Master reel [31142063294790]) National Committee: Meeting: Includes Angela Davis Defense, Gil Green, and Louise Patterson [CPA #704]
1971 May 14
Box: 359 Cd : cuid710 (disks 1-8) (Access cd [31142063412004])
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0085 National Committee: Meeting: Includes Report on Indian Liberation [CPA #520]
1971 May 14
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0087-132_0089, 132_0818 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #452, CPA #463, and CPA #461.

1971 July 9-11
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0090-132_0092 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #473, CPA #674, CPA #474.

1971 November 12-14
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0093 (Master reel [31142063294790]) National Committee: Meeting: Reports on Angela Davis Delegation to Cuba, Chile, USSR, and GDR [CPA #619]
1972 October 17
Box: 359 Cd : cuid711 (disks 1-4) (Access cd [31142063412004])
Box: 301 Reel : 132_0094-132_0096 (Master reel [31142063294790]) National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #693, CPA #719, and CPA #697. Reel 97: Includes Gus Hall, Summary [CPA #578].

1977 May 28-30
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0097 (Master reel [31142063295649])
Box: 345 Cassette : 2199 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting and Convention Evaluation
1981 July 20
Box: 332 Cassette : 1679 (Master cassette [31142063413150])
Box: 345 Cassette : 2196-2198, 2200-2201, 2207 National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2207: Includes James Steele. Cassette 2198: Includes Discussion on Moskowitz Report. Cassette 2197: Includes Discussion on Moskowitz Report, Workshop report backs. Cassette 2196: Includes College and Neighborhood Report Backs, Resolutions on ANC and Peace.

1982 January 30-31
Box: 345 Cassette : 2204-2206, 2208-2212 National Committee: Meeting
1983 December 17-18
Box: 345 Cassette : 2213-2214 National Committee: Meeting
1985 April 13-14
Box: 345 Cassette : 2216-2231 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 2230-2231: Include Gus Hall. Cassette 2229: Includes Sam Webb. Cassette 2228: Includes James Steele.

1989 January 28-29
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2232-2233 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2215: Includes James Jackson. Cassettes 2232-2233: Includes Gus Hall, Main Report. Cassette 2234: Includes Sam Webb, Labor Committee Report. Cassette 2235: Includes Judith Le Blanc, Organization Report. Cassette 2236: Includes Gus Hall, Summaries. Cassette 2756: Includes James Steele, Electoral Report.

1989 January 28-29
Box: 340 Cassette : 2756 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 339 Cassette : 1796-1797 National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1990 January 27
Box: 339 Cassette : 1799-1810 (Master cassette [31142063413135]) National Committee: Meeting
1990 January 27-28
Box: 358
Box: 339 Cassette : 1793 National Committee: Meeting: Monteiro, Tony: Report on Black Equality
1990 January 27-28
Box: 339 Cassette : 1795 National Committee: Meeting: Tyner, Jarvis: Electoral Report
1990 January 27-28
Box: 339 Cassette : 1798 National Committee: Meeting: Update / Hall, Gus: Report
1990 January 27
Box: 345 Cassette : 2237 National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
circa 1990 January 30
Box: 345 Cassette : 1768-1783 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting
1990 August 4-5
Box: 358
Box: 328 Cassette : 1567 National Committee: Meeting: Includes Danny Rubin
1991 January, March, November
Box: 329 Cassette : 1428-1456 (Master cassette [31142063413143]) National Committee: Meeting
1991 January 25-27
Box: 358
Box: 329 Cassette : 1469-1485 (Master cassette [31142063413143]) National Committee: Meeting
1991 May 18-19
Box: 358
Box: 339 Cassette : 1784-1792 (Master cassette [31142063413135]) National Committee: Meeting (New York, NY)

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1790: Includes Resolutions. Cassette 1791: Includes Resolutions and Gus Hall, Summary.

1991 September 8
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2238-2239 National Committee: Meeting: Reports: Includes Gus Hall and Carl Bloice (New York, NY)
1991 September 8
Box: 329 Cassette : 1498-1499 National Committee: Meeting: Dennis, Tommy: Memorial
1991 November 16-17
Box: 345 Cassette : 2241 National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Crisis in the Party
1991 November 17
Box: 345 Cassette : 2240 National Committee: Meeting: Remarks on the Death of Carl Winter / Winter, Carl Tribute to Tommy Dennis
1991 November 16
Box: 329 Cassette : 1486-1497 (Master cassette [31142063413143]) National Committee: Meeting
1991 November 16-17
Box: 345 Cassette : 2253 (Master cassette [31142063294725])
Box: 358
Box: 343 Cassette : 1811-1814 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) National Committee: Meeting
1991 December 5
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2263 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting: African-American Equality Workshop
1992 March 21-22
Box: 328 Cassette : 1580 (Master cassette [31142063412772])
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2262 National Committee: Meeting: Electoral Workshop
1992 March 21-22
Box: 337 Cassette : 2006 (Master cassette [31142063412715]) National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Address
1992 March 21-22
Box: 345 Cassette : 2272 (Master cassette [31142063294725])
Box: 345 Cassette : 2256 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting: Labor Movement Workshop
1992 March 21-22
Box: 328 Cassette : 1513 (Master cassette [31142063412772])
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2259 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting: Mayor's March Workshop
1992 March 21-22
Box: 328 Cassette : 1520 (Master cassette [31142063412772])
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2257-2258 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting: Mexican-American Workshop
1992 March 21-22
Box: 328 Cassette : 1589 (Master cassette [31142063412772])
Box: 328 Cassette : 1518-1519 (Master cassette [31142063412772]) National Committee: Meeting: Party and Press Building Workshop
1992 March 21-22
Box: 345 Cassette : 2254-2255 (Master cassette [31142063294725])
Box: 345 Cassette : 1514-1517, 1568, 1577-1578, 1581, 1584 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting
1992 March 21-22
Box: 328 Cassette : 2264-2271 (Master cassette [31142063412772])
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2273 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting: Tyner, Jarvis: Electoral Report
1992 March 21-22
Box: 340 Cassette : 2757-2758 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 345 Cassette : 2260-2261 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting: Women's Equality Workshop
1992 March 21-22
Box: 328 Cassette : 1511-1512 (Master cassette [31142063412772])
Box: 358
Box: 339 Cassette : 1743-1752 (Master cassette [31142063413135]) National Committee: Meeting
1992 September 19-21
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2274-2281 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting
1993 March 20-21
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2287 National Committee: Meeting: Le Blanc, Judith: Report
1994 January 22
Box: 345 Cassette : 2284 National Committee: Meeting: Alarcon, Evalina: Report
1994 January 22
Box: 345 Cassette : 2285 National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Opening Report and Summary
1994 January 22
Box: 345 Cassette : 2283 National Committee: Meeting: Monteiro, Tony: Report
1994 January 22
Box: 329 Cassette : 1420-1427 (Master cassette [31142063413143]) National Committee: Meeting
1994 January 22-23
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2282 National Committee: Meeting: Tyner, Jarvis: Report
1994 January 22
Box: 345 Cassette : 2286 National Committee: Meeting: Webb, Sam: Labor Report
1994 January 22
Box: 343 Cassette : 1846-1854 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) National Committee: Meeting
1994 December 4-5
Box: 358
Box: 334 Cassette : 933 National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report
1995 September 30
Box: 345 Cassette : 2288-2300 (Master cassette [31142063294725]) National Committee: Meeting
1995 September 30-1995 October 1
Box: 358
Box: 339 Cassette : 1753-1762 (Master cassette [31142063413135]) National Committee: Meeting (New York, NY)
1996 June 14-15
Box: 358
Box: 339 Cassette : 1763, 1765-1767 National Committee: Meeting (New York, NY)

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1763: Includes Gus Hall, Main Report. Cassette 1765: Includes Gus Hall, Report on Leadership. Cassette 1766: Includes Jarvis Tyner, Electoral Report. Cassette 1767: Includes Sam Webb, Report on Labor.

1996 June 15
Box: 345 Cassette : 2301-2302 National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Address
1997 January 25
Box: 329 Cassette : 1457-1468 (Master cassette [31142063413143]) National Committee: Meeting
1997 January 25-26
Box: 358
Box: 345 Cassette : 2303-2304 National Committee: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report (New York, NY)
1998 January 17
Box: 345 Cassette : 2305 National Committee: Meeting: Highlights from Discussion on Main Report
1998 January 17
Box: 339 Cassette : 1719-1728 (Master cassette [31142063413135]) National Committee: Meeting
1998 January 17-18
Box: 358
Box: 302 Reel : 132_0098 National Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Report [CPA #608]
April 27
Box: 345 Cassette : 2306-2314 National Committee: Meeting (New York, NY)

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2306: Includes Jim Steele. Cassette 2307: Includes Jim Steele, Questions to the Body. Cassettes 2307-2308, 2311-2312: Include Discussion. Cassette 2310: Includes Discussion, Henry Winston. Cassette 2313: Includes Dennis Regier, Resolutions. Cassette 2314: Includes James Steele, Summary Report.

June 2-3
Box: 345 Cassette : 2203 National Committee: Meeting
July 31 - August 1
Box: 222 Folder : 12 National Committee: Memoranda: Expulsion of Earl Browder
1945-1946
Box: 222 Folder : 13 National Committee: Notes and Distribution Materials
1956
Box: 222 Folder : 14 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
undated
Box: 222 Folder : 15 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1940
Box: 222 Folder : 16 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
circa 1940s-1950s
Box: 222 Folder : 17 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1946-1947
Box: 222 Folder : 18 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1948
Box: 222 Folder : 19 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1950
Box: 222 Folder : 20 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1956
Box: 222 Folder : 21 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1957
Box: 222 Folder : 22 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches (I)
1958-1961
Box: 222 Folder : 23 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches (II)
1958-1961
Box: 222 Folder : 24 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1962-1966
Box: 222 Folder : 25 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1967
Box: 222 Folder : 26 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1968-1969
Box: 222 Folder : 27 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1970-1977
Box: 222 Folder : 28 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1988-1989
Box: 222 Folder : 29 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches (I)
1990
Box: 222 Folder : 30 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches (II)
1990
Box: 222 Folder : 31 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1991-1992
Box: 223 Folder : 1 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1993
Box: 223 Folder : 2 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
1997-1998
Box: 223 Folder : 3 National Committee: Reports, Resolutions and Speeches
2001
Box: 223 Folder : 4 National Committee: Response to Central Executive Committee's Statement on Needle Trades
May 1925
Box: 223 Folder : 5 National Committee: Steele, James
1988
Box: 223 Folder : 6 National Committee: Thompson, Robert
1965-1967
Box: 223 Folder : 7 National Committee: Weinstock, Lou
1960
Box: 482 National Committee Video
1999 January 24
Box: 482 National Convention Video: CP Convention Cleveland: Bridgestone Tires Picket
1996 March 2
Box: 348 Cassette : 5018-5020 National Committee Videos: N.C. Meeting
1993 March 20-21
Box: 348 Cassette : 5021-5025 National Committee Videos: N.C. Meeting
1994 December 4-5
Box: 348 National Committee Videos: Sam Webb Address to NC - Tapes 1-2
2002 November 12
Box: 482 National Committee Videos: Saturday Afternoon
1999 January 23
Box: 482 National Committee Videos: Sun AM #5
1999 January 24
Box: 482 National Committee Videos: Evening Session
1999 January 23
Box: 223 Folder : 8 National Council: Middle East
1977-1979
Box: 223 Folder : 9 National Council: Meetings
1976-1978
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0167, 132_0169 National Council: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 67: Includes Louis Weinstock, William Weinstone, and Jim West [CPA #534]. Reel 69: Includes James Jackson. [CPA #550].

1976 March 26-28
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0168 National Council: Meeting [CPA #713]
1977 May 28
Box: 330 Cassette : 4822 National Council: Meeting: Speeches by Elena Mora and James Steele
undated
Box: 223 Folder : 10 National Council: Reports
1976-1977
Box: 223 Folder : 11 National Executive Board: Decision on Mass Strike in Steel
undated
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0170 National Executive Board: Meeting: Includes Gil Green [CPA #426]
1964 April 5
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0171-132_0173 National Executive Board: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 71: Discussion on Program. Includes Irving Postash [CPA #493]. Reel 72: Includes James Jackson [CPA #494]. Reel 73: [CPA #636].

1967 October 11
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0174 National Executive Board: Meeting [CPA #800]
1968 February 10
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0175 National Executive Board: Meeting: Includes Gil Green [CPA #629]
1968 April 10
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0176-132_0177 National Executive Board: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 75: Includes Gil Green [CPA #635]. Reel 77: Includes Dorothy Healey and William Weinstone [CPA #634].

1968 November 12
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0178-132_0182 National Executive Board: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 78: [CPA #444]. Reel 79: Includes Irving Potash [CPA #632]. Reel 80: Includes Gil Green [CPA #633]. Reel 81: Discussion on the "Jewish Question" [CPA #361]. Reel 82: Includes Gil Green [CPA #631].

1969 February 18-19
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0184 National Executive Board: Meeting: Includes Irving Postash [CPA #455]
August 30
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0183 National Executive Board: Meeting: Includes James Jackson [CPA #630]
June 13
Box: 223 Folder : 12 National Executive Board: Reports
undated
Box: 261 Folder : 36 National Executive Board: The Youth Movement
undated, 1967, 1968
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0185 National Executive Committee: Meeting: Concluding Section [CPA #838]
1964 April
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0186 National Executive Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Opening Remarks [CPA #613]
1981 January
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0187-132_0189 National Executive Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Speech

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #612, CPA #611, and CPA #610.

undated
Box: 223 Folder : 13 National Executive Committee: Report
1957
Box: 223 Folder : 14 National Executive Committee: Statement on Unity of Party
Nov 21, 1958
Box: 334 Cassette : 1082 Political Action Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Speech on Democratic Centralism
1975 April 22
Box: 334 Cassette : 993-994 Political Action Committee: Special Meeting. Winston, Henry: Report on 21st National Convention
1975 July 8
Box: 342 Cassette : 2629 Political Action Commission
1992 April 31
Box: 342 Cassette : 2626-2627 Political Action Commission

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2626: Includes Opening Report and Discussion.

1992 May 31
Box: 342 Cassette : 2628 Political Action Commission: Gerson, Si
undated
Box: 223 Folder : 15 Political Bureau: Circular No. 4-6
1931
Box: 326 Cassette : 1226 Political Bureau: Meeting: Report on Elections
1976 February 17
Box: 326 Cassette : 2749 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report on Election Campaign
1976 February 19
Box: 334 Cassette : 1067 Political Bureau: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Report on Visit to Soviet Union and Vietnam
1977 February 15
Box: 328 Cassette : 1525 Political Bureau: Meeting: Discussing Aims and Youth. Includes Gus Hall
1977 April 6
Box: 337 Cassette : 2007 Political Bureau: Meeting
1977 August 9
Box: 343 Cassette : 1936 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Opening Report
1978 March 7
Box: 331 Cassette : 2462 Political Bureau: Meeting: Winston, Henry
1978 September 27
Box: 331 Cassette : 2463-2465 Political Bureau: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2465: Includes Henry Winston, Black Liberation.

1978 November 21
Box: 333 Cassette : 3019-3021 Political Bureau: Meeting: Black Liberation Resolution

Scope and Contents

Cassette 3019: Includes James Jackson, Charlene Mitchell, Helen, Gus Hall and Jarvis Tyner. Cassette 3020: Discussion. Includes Jarvis Tyner, Betty Smith, Bill T., Henry Winston, Tommy and Carl Winters. Cassette 3021: Summary and Motions. Includes Ted Bassett, Lou Diskin, James Jackson.

1979 February 27
Box: 357 Cassette : 1053 Political Bureau: Meeting: Includes Henry Winston, Jarvis Tyner, Ted Bassett, James Steele, Charlene Mitchell, Antar Mberi, and Carl Winter
1979 November 6
Box: 331 Cassette : 2466 Political Bureau: Meeting: Green, Gil: Re-industrialization
1980 August 26
Box: 331 Cassette : 2467 Political Bureau: Meeting: Meyers, George and Henry Winston
1980 December 9
Box: 331 Cassette : 2468-2469 Political Bureau: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Report on Party Building
1981 January 6
Box: 331 Cassette : 2470 Political Bureau: Meeting: Report on National School and Writers' Conference
1981 November 10
Box: 328 Cassette : 1563-1565 Political Bureau: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1565: Includes Gus Hall, T. Dennis, Henry Winston on Affirmative Action. Cassette 1564: Includes Henry Winston, Gus Hall, Charlene Mitchell. Cassette 1563: Includes Roscoe Proctor, James Jackson, John Pittman, Gus Hall.

1982 January 4
Box: 349 Cassette : 3267 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Birthday Celebration
1982 October 12
Box: 331 Cassette : 2471 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1982 March 4-5
Box: 331 Cassette : 2473 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report on Trip
1982 September 1
Box: 343 Cassette : 1876 Political Bureau: Meeting: Si Gerson. Report on New York Elections
1982 September 28
Box: 331 Cassette : 2474 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1982 November 12
Box: 331 Cassette : 2472-2475 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2472: Includes Gus Hall, James Jackson and Henry Winston. Cassette 2475: Includes Gus Hall, Presentation. Cassette 2675: Includes, Gus Hall, Summary.

1982 December 8
Box: 342 Cassette : 2674-2678 (Master cassette [31142063294733])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1893 Political Bureau: Meeting: Election Reports
1984 June 26
Box: 337 Cassette : 1993-1994 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus and Si Gerson
1984 August 15
Box: 340 Cassette : 2732 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: "New Ultra Threat" Republican National Convention
1984 August 28
Box: 331 Cassette : 2477 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2477: Includes Report.

1985 April 2
Box: 340 Cassette : 2750 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 340 Cassette : 2738 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report on Japan - U.S. Relations: Includes James Jackson, Daniel Rubin, Victor Perlo, Jim West and Winnie Lee
1985 June 18
Box: 331 Cassette : 2476 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Main Report
1985 October 13
Box: 340 Cassette : 2746 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report on Trip to California
1985 October 8
Box: 340 Cassette : 2720-2721, 2736, 2739 (Master cassette [31142063294741]) Political Bureau: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2721: Includes Reports and Discussion. Cassettes 2736, 1071: Include Henry Winston, Ideological Question.

1986 January 7
Box: 334 Cassette : 1071 (Master cassette [31142063413028])
Box: 340 Cassette : 2725 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1986 August 5
Box: 340 Cassette : 2722-2723 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1986 December 15
Box: 338 Cassette : 2382-2387 (Master cassette [31142063294766]) Political Bureau: Meeting
1986 December 14-15
Box: 358
Box: 337 Cassette : 2005 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Update and Summary
1989 September 10
Box: 331 Cassette : 2480B Political Bureau: Meeting: Fishman, Joelle: Report
1991 July 30
Box: 331 Cassette : 2478 Political Bureau: Meeting: Frank, Mark and Mary: Report on Cuba
1991 July 9
Box: 331 Cassette : 2481 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1992 November 7
Box: 342 Cassette : 2668-2670 Political Bureau: Meeting: Board Room
1993 May 22
Box: 331 Cassette : 2484 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus
1993 May 22
Box: 331 Cassette : 2486 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Party Unity
1993 June 22
Box: 331 Cassette : 2482 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report
1993 January 9
Box: 340 Cassette : 2752 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Summary and Discussion on Steel
undated
Box: 334 Cassette : 1109 Political Bureau: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Speech on Party Paper
undated
Box: 331 Cassette : 2488 Political Bureau: Meeting
July 25
Box: 353 Cassette : 4251 Political Bureau: Meeting: Hall, Gus: Birthday
undated
Box: 331 Cassette : 2487 Political Bureau: Meeting: Mabehta, Moses: Struggle in South Africa
undated
Box: 223 Folder : 16 Political Bureau: Meeting Minutes
Apr 20, 1971
Box: 223 Folder : 17 Political Bureau: Meeting Minutes
Jun 26, 1973
Box: 223 Folder : 18 Political Bureau: Meeting Minutes
Aug 19, 1975
Box: 223 Folder : 19 Political Bureau: Meeting Minutes
1984
Box: 223 Folder : 20 Political Bureau: Report: "Anatomy of a Deception" Report on Cohen, Barry
1987
Box: 223 Folder : 21 Political Bureau: Report: Party Building
1982
Box: 223 Folder : 22 Political Bureau: Review of District Leadership
1986
Box: 223 Folder : 23 Political Bureau: Special Bulletin
Jan 1987
Box: 223 Folder : 24 Political Committee: General
Jun 1971
Box: 223 Folder : 25 Political Committee: Charges Against Paul Novick
1971
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0193, 132_0198-132_0199 Political Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 193: Includes Jim West. [CPA #353]. Reel 198: [CPA #548]. Reel 199: Includes William Weinstone. [CPA #320].

1970 July 9
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0194 Political Committee: Meeting [CPA #451]
1971 May 13
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0195 (Master reel [31142063295607]) Political Committee: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #305 and CPA #944. Reel 775: Includes Phil Bart [CPA #944].

1973 December 18
Box: 323 Reel : 132_0775 (Master reel [31142063412749])
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0202 Political Committee: Meetings and Press Conference: Includes Arnold Johnson, William Weinstone, and Jim West [CPA #356]
1974 August 9-10; 1974 September 27; 1974 October 29
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0203 Political Committee: Meeting: On Steel [CPA #447]
1974 November 20
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0196 Political Committee: Meeting: Coal Mining [CPA #468]
1974 December 17
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0197 Political Committee: Meeting: Winston, Henry: Report [CPA #357]
1975 April 22
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0201 Political Committee: Meeting: Includes Tommy Dennis. Tape 2 [CPA #547]
circa late 1960s-1970s
Box: 332 Cassette : 1620 Political Committee: Meeting: Steele, James: Report
1976 April 11
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0200 Political Committee: Meeting: Chicano Liberation [CPA #467]
December 12
Box: 223 Folder : 26 Political Committee: Meeting Minutes
Feb 1927-May 1927
Box: 223 Folder : 27 Political Committee: Meeting Minutes
May 1927
Box: 223 Folder : 28 Political Committee: Meeting Minutes
Sep 1927-Dec 1927
Box: 223 Folder : 29 Political Committee: Meeting Minutes
Nov 6, 1969-Jan 6, 1970
Box: 223 Folder : 30 Political Committee: Meeting Minutes
Feb 1971-Sep 1971
Box: 223 Folder : 31 Political Committee: Proposal
Jan 1971
Box: 223 Folder : 32 Political Committee: Reports: Party Unity
circa 1930
Box: 223 Folder : 33 Political Committee: Review of National Leadership
1986
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0190-132_0191 Secretariat: Meeting

Scope and Contents

Reel 190: Report on Encampment. [CPA #358]. Reel 191: Report on Summer Encampment. [CPA #545].

September 27
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0192 Secretariat Political Bureau: Meeting: Perlo, Victor: Report on Taxation: Includes Irving Potash [CPA #386]
January 30
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0160 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting: Discussion of re-establishing Daily Newspaper (Tape 1) [CPA #385]
1968 January 28
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0158 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting. Includes Hosea Hudson and Jim West. Tape 1. [CPA #400]
October 14
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0166 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting: Organization Commission Discussion: Organizing the Unorganized (Tape 9) [CPA #345]
undated
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0161 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting: Women's Panel Discussion continued. Tape 10 / Zagarell, Mike: Report on Youth and Discussion / "Comrade Dales remarks on dispute over Chicano Liberation Panel on reel 9." (This tape not found). / Remarks by Henry Winston on Dispute / Report on Party and Press Panel by Daniel Rubin [CPA #369]
undated
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0162 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting: Concludes with Special Session on YWLL. (Tape 12.1) [CPA #350]
undated
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0164 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting: Hall, Gus: Report (continued) / Resolution Report by Carl Winter: Resolutions 1-4: Election Resolution, Nationality Groups Work Resolution, Cultural Work Resolution, Resolution 8 (Tape 14) [CPA #372]
undated
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0165 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting: Includes Henry Winston (Part 2), Phil Bart, and Jim Tormey (as per label) (Tape 4) [CPA #376]
undated
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0163 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting: Report on Constitutional Commission (continued) / Credentials Commission / Lightfoot, Claude: Report on Black Liberation / Black Liberation Minority Report: Discussion on Black Liberation: Includes Charlene Mitchell (Tape 12.2) [CPA #370]
undated
Box: 304 Reel : 132_0396 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting (Tape 10) [CPA #343]
undated
Box: 303 Reel : 132_0159 Unidentified [Central/National Committee] Meeting: Trade Union Youth (Tape 2) [CPA #402]
1967 July 2
Box: 311 Reel : 132_0409 Unidentified National Meeting: Indian Liberation Discussion (continued) / Report and Discussion on Chicano Liberation / Women's Panel Report by Alva Buxenbaum (Tape 9) [CPA #340]
undated
Box: 332 Cassette : 1682-1689 Young Workers Liberation League / Central Committee Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1689: Includes Report on Chicanos.

December 18-19

Subseries I.C: National Conferences and Conventions, 1919-1996. 3 Linear Feet 273 audiocassettes 34 sound tape reels 16 videocassettes (vhs) 19 videocassettes (u-matic) 3 videoreels (1/2 inch) 1 videocassettes (dvcam) 1 videocassettes (hi8)

Scope and Content Note

The National Convention is the highest body of the CPUSA and its authority is central to the Party's organizational structure. Typically held every four years, the National Convention is composed of elected delegates from districts across the country. These delegates elect the national leadership bodies which carry out the will of the National Convention. Each National Convention is preceded by a pre-convention discussion among membership in order to generate proposals and draft resolutions for consideration. Between National Conventions, the Party is directed by the National Committee. This subseries contains a record of every National Convention from the Party's founding Convention in 1921 until its 26th Convention in 1996; conventions which occurred post 1950 are more fully documented. More recent items of interest include materials from the 25th National Convention in 1991 which document the creation of the reformist social democratic group the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Also included in this subseries are materials from some National Conferences. National Conferences are conferred between National Conventions only when deemed necessary by the National Committee. Included are materials from the first Extraordinary Conference held in 1930 and the 1989 Ideological Conference. Audio and video recordings do not contain a comprehensive record of convention proceedings, but rather include recordings of select sessions, meetings, and workshops. Most well represented are audio recordings from the 24th and 25th National Conventions in 1987 and 1991, and the 1993 Mid-term National Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically by conference or convention.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 173 Folder : 20 National Conference, Extraordinary: Open Letter and Program
Jul 1933
Box: 173 Folder : 21 National Conference, Extraordinary, 2nd: Gus Hall's Keynote Report
1982
Box: 338 Cassette : 2345-2347 National Conference, Extraordinary, 2nd: Hall, Gus: Main Report (Milwaukee, WI)
1982 April 23
Box: 346 Cassette : 2116 National Conference, Extraordinary, 2nd: Opening Session (Milwaukee, WI)
1982 April 23
Box: 173 Folder : 22 National Conference, Extraordinary, 2nd: Planning
1982
Box: 173 Folder : 23 National Conference, Extraordinary, 2nd: Reaganomics
1982
Box: 173 Folder : 24 National Conference, Extraordinary, 2nd: Workshop Reports
1982
Box: 173 Folder : 25 National Conference, Ideological: International Greetings
1989
Box: 173 Folder : 26 National Conference, Ideological: Planning and Reports
1989
Box: 173 Folder : 27 National Conference, Ideological: Post Conference Discussions
1989
Box: 309 Reel : 132_0326-132_0328 National Conference, Ideological

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #257, CPA #524, and CPA #970.

1968
Box: 331 Cassette : 2507-2508 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: African-American Equality Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2504 National Conference, Ideological: Anthony Monteiro, Speech
1990 July 14-16
Box: 331 Cassette : 2526-2527 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Anti-Monopoly Strategy Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2524-2525 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Culture Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2530-2531 National Conference, Ideological: Developments in the Socialist World
1989 July 14-16
Box: 331 Cassette : 2519 National Conference, Ideological: Global Problems Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 331 Cassette : 2491, 2497 National Conference, Ideological: Gus Hall, Keynote Address
1989 July 14-16
Box: 331 Cassette : 2532-2533 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Marxist-Leninist Ideology Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2509-2510 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Mexican-American Equality Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2513-2514 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Nationally Oppressed People's Equality Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2517-2518 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Peace and Solidarity Movements Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2534-2537 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Plenary Session
1989 July 14-16
Box: 342 Cassette : 2538-2541 (Master cassette [31142063294733])
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2511-2512 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Puerto-Rican Equality Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2522-2523 National Conference, Ideological: Gerson, Si: State and Government Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 331 Cassette : 2528-2529 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Socialist USA Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2520-2521 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Struggle for Democracy Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 331 Cassette : 2515-2516 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Struggle for Women's Equality Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 482 National Conference, Ideological: Video: CPUSA Ideological Conference 99
1999 October 23
Box: 331 Cassette : 2505-2506 (Master cassette [31142063412806]) National Conference, Ideological: Working Class Workshop
1989 July 14-16
Box: 358 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 342 Cassette : 2542 (Master cassette [31142063294733]) National Conference, Ideological

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2542: Includes Gus Hall, Opening Remarks. Cassette 3912: Includes Gus Hall, Main Report.

1999 October 23
Box: 350 Cassette : 3912 (Master cassette [31142063412863])
Box: 173 Folder : 28 National Conference, Midterm: Report
1986
Box: 173 Folder : 29 National Conference, Midterm: Correspondence and Speeches
1993
Box: 173 Folder : 30 National Conference, Midterm: Delegations and Housing
1993
Box: 330 Cassette : 4947 National Conference, Midterm: Hall, Gus: Report (Chicago, IL)
1986 July 25
Box: 343 Cassette : 1830-1831, 1834-1837, 1839 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) National Conference, Midterm: Plenary (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2095 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Building Left Unity in Labor (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 363 Cd : cuid721 (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2096 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Building Left Unity in Labor (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 363 Cd : cuid722 (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2097 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Building the Party in the Workplace (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 363 Cd : cuid723 (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2098 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Building the Party in the Workplace (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 363 Cd : cuid724 (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1832-1833 National Conference, Midterm (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 346 Cassette : 2091-2092 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Club Life (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2103-2104 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Cuba Workshop (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2085-2086 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Education and Literature (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2077-2078 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Environment (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1838 National Conference, Midterm: Hall, Gus: Summary (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 343 Cassette : 1828-1829 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) National Conference, Midterm: Health Care Workshop (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2054 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Labor Rights Workshop (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid726 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2055 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Labor Rights Workshop (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid727 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2056 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Labor Rights Workshop: George Meyers (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid725 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2093 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Marxist Worker Schools (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid728 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2094 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Marxist Worker Schools (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid729 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2081-2082 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Mass Party Rallies and Street Corner Meetings (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2063-2064 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Mexicano Liberation (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1842-1843 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) National Conference, Midterm: Fundraising Workshop (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1840 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) National Conference, Midterm: Organizing the Unemployed Workshop (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid730 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358
Box: 343 Cassette : 1841 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) National Conference, Midterm: Organizing the Unemployed Workshop (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid731 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2099 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Party and Independent Candidates (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid732 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2100 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Party and Independent Candidates (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid733 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2101 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Party and Independent Candidates (Chicago, IL) (Tape 3)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid734 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 173 Folder : 31 National Conference, Midterm: Planning
1993
Box: 346 Cassette : 2087 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Political Affairs Workshop (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid735 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2088 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Political Affairs Workshop (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid736 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2069-2070 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Peace and Solidarity (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2065-2066 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Puerto Rican Equality (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2071 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Socialism USA (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid737 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2072 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Socialism USA (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid738 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2067-2068 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Woman's Equality (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2057-2058 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Workshop against Racism (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 1844-1845 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Workshop for Seniors (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2061 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Workshop on Mid-Term Elections (Chicago, IL) (Tape 1)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid739 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2062 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Workshop on Mid-Term Elections (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 361 Cd : cuid740 (Access cd [31142063412020])
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2089-2090 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: YCL Building (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 346 Cassette : 2073-2074 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Conference, Midterm: Youth Workshop (Chicago, IL)
1993 September 18-19
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 269 Folder : 28 National Conference, Theological: Preparation
1974
Box: 170 Folder : 1 National Convention, Founding: Founding Documents, Program, Constitution
1919-1921
Box: 170 Folder : 2 National Convention, 2nd: Call to the Second Convention, Agenda
1922
Box: 170 Folder : 3 National Convention, 3rd: Programs, Reports, Resolutions
Dec 30, 1923-Jan 1, 1924
Box: 170 Folder : 4 National Convention, 4th: Bulletins and Reports
1925
Box: 170 Folder : 5 National Convention, 4th: Reports and Resolutions
1925
Box: 170 Folder : 6 National Convention, 5th: Historical Narrative
undated
Box: 170 Folder : 7 National Convention, 6th: Open Letters from Comintern
1929
Box: 170 Folder : 8 National Convention, 6th: Platform
1929
Box: 170 Folder : 9 National Convention, 7th: Proposals and Reports
1929-1932
Box: 170 Folder : 10 National Convention, 7th: Statement and Resolutions
1930
Box: 170 Folder : 11 National Convention, 8th: Preparatory Facts
1934
Box: 170 Folder : 12 National Convention, 8th: Resolutions, Thesis and Decisions
1934
Box: 170 Folder : 13 National Convention, 8th: Reports
1934
Box: 170 Folder : 14 National Convention, 9th: Greetings
1936
Box: 170 Folder : 15 National Convention, 9th: Reports
1936
Box: 170 Folder : 16 National Convention, 9th: Resolutions, Speeches and Ephemera
1936-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 17 National Convention, 10th: Pre-Convention Discussion
1938
Box: 170 Folder : 18 National Convention, 10th: Reports
1938
Box: 170 Folder : 19 National Convention, 10th: Resolutions and Constitution
1938
Box: 280 Folder : 3 National Convention, 10th: Scrapbook on Youth, Publicity, Post Convention
1938
Box: 170 Folder : 20 National Convention, 11th: Constitution
1942
Box: 170 Folder : 21 National Convention, 11th: Resolution on the Defense of the Communist Party
undated
Box: 170 Folder : 22 National Convention, 11th: Voorhis Bill, Article
1940
Box: 170 Folder : 23 National Convention, 12th: Communist Political Association
1944-1945
Box: 170 Folder : 24 National Convention, 13th: Constitution Committee (Drafts)
1945
Box: 170 Folder : 25 National Convention, 14th: "An Examination of the Record"
1948
Box: 170 Folder : 26 National Convention, 14th: Resolution
Aug 2, 1948-Aug 6, 1948
Box: 170 Folder : 27 National Convention, 14th: Reports, Articles, Distribution Materials
1948
Box: 170 Folder : 28 National Convention, 15th: General
1951
Box: 170 Folder : 29 National Convention, 15th: Distribution Materials and Speeches
1950
Box: 170 Folder : 30 National Convention, 15th: International Greetings
1950
Box: 170 Folder : 31 National Convention, 15th: Pre-Convention Discussion
1950
Box: 170 Folder : 32 National Convention, 16th: General
1957
Box: 170 Folder : 33 National Convention, 16th: Discussion Bulletin
1956-1957
Box: 170 Folder : 34 National Convention, 16th: Draft Constitution
1957
Box: 269 Folder : 29 National Convention, 16th: Draft Resolution
1956
Box: 170 Folder : 35 National Convention, 16th: Notes and Proposals
1957
Box: 269 Folder : 30 National Convention, 16th: Pre-convention Discussion
1954
Box: 170 Folder : 36 National Convention, 16th: Proceedings
1957
Box: 171 Folder : 1 National Convention, 16th: Reports
1957
Box: 171 Folder : 2 National Convention, 16th: Resolutions (I)
1957
Box: 171 Folder : 3 National Convention, 16th: Resolutions (II)
1957
Box: 171 Folder : 4 National Convention, 16th: Statements
1957
Box: 171 Folder : 5 National Convention, 17th: General
1959
Box: 171 Folder : 6 National Convention, 17th: International Greetings
1959
Box: 171 Folder : 7 National Convention, 17th: Pre-convention Discussions
1959
Box: 171 Folder : 8 National Convention, 17th: Reports and Statements
1959
Box: 171 Folder : 9 National Convention, 17th: Resolutions
1959
Box: 171 Folder : 10 National Convention, 18th: Agenda, Constitution
1966
Box: 328 Cassette : 1528 and 1582 National Convention, 18th: Hall, Gus Main Address (Webster Hall, New York, NY)
1966 June 22-26
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0006 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 18th: Includes William Weinstone and Jim West (New York, NY) (Tape 5) [CPA #567]
1967
Box: 363 Cd : cuid696 (disks 1-6) (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0005 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 18th: Includes Bettina Aptheker, Herbert Aptheker, Gil Green, James Jackson, Arnold Johnson, Al Richmond (New York, NY) (Tape 4) [CPA #508]
1967
Box: 363 Cd : cuid695 (disks 1-6) (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0001 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 18th: Includes Gil Green, Dorothy Healey, James Jackson (New York, NY) (Tape 1) [CPA #593]
1967
Box: 363 Cd : cuid691 (disks 1-4) (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0004 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 18th: Includes Trade Union discussions (New York, NY) (Tape 3.2) [CPA #526]
1967
Box: 363 Cd : cuid694 (disks 1-4) (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_002 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 18th: Includes James Allen, William Weinstone (New York, NY) (Tape 2) [CPA #592]
1967
Box: 360 Cd : cuid692 (disks 1-4) (Access cd [31142063412012])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0003 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 18th: Includes Trade Unions, Negroes (New York, NY) (Tape 3.1) [CPA #945]
1967
Box: 360 Cd : cuid693 (disks 1-2) (Access cd [31142063412012])
Box: 269 Folder : 31 National Convention, 18th: Draft Youth Report
1966
Box: 171 Folder : 11 National Convention, 18th: Party Program
1966
Box: 171 Folder : 12 National Convention, 18th: Report of Gus Hall
Jun 22, 1966-Jun 26, 1966
Box: 171 Folder : 13 National Convention, 18th: Reports
1966
Box: 171 Folder : 14 National Convention, 18th: Resolutions
1966-1967
Box: 171 Folder : 15 National Convention, 18th: Resolutions, Youth Question
1966
Box: 328 Cassette : 1526 National Convention, 18th (Webster Hall, New York, NY)

Scope and Contents

Includes Tommy Dennis, George Meyers, Paul Novick, Will Weinstone, Joe North.

1966 June 22-26
Box: 171 Folder : 16 National Convention, 19th: International Greetings
1969
Box: 171 Folder : 17 National Convention, 19th: New York State Pre-Convention Planning
1968-1969
Box: 171 Folder : 18 National Convention, 19th: Post-Convention Discussion (I)
1969
Box: 171 Folder : 19 National Convention, 19th: Post-Convention Discussion (II)
1969
Box: 171 Folder : 20 National Convention, 19th: Reports
1969
Box: 171 Folder : 21 National Convention, 19th: Resolutions
1969
Box: 312 Reel : 132_0424 (Master reel [31142063412624]) National Convention, 19th: "Singing at end of 19th Convention" (New York, NY) [CPA #692]
1969
Box: 363 Cd : cuid697 (disks 1-2) (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0016-132_0019 National Convention, 20th (New York, NY)

Scope and Contents

Reel 16: Includes Carl Bloice, James Jackson, Charlene Mitchell [CPA #541]. Reel 17: Includes Puerto Rican Communist Party [CPA #540]. Reel 19: Includes Carl Bloice, Japanese Americans [CPA #535]. Reel 20: [CPA #537].

1972 February 18-21
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0015 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 20th (New York, NY) (Tape 1) [CPA #538]
1972 February 18-21
Box: 363 Cd : cuid698 (disks 1-10) (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 171 Folder : 22 National Convention, 20th: Constitution and Party Program
1972
Box: 171 Folder : 23 National Convention, 20th: Distribution Materials
1972
Box: 171 Folder : 24 National Convention, 20th: Draft Theses
1972
Box: 171 Folder : 25 National Convention, 20th: International Greetings
1972
Box: 171 Folder : 26 National Convention, 20th: "Literature Kit for Convention Participants" (National Literature Commission)
1972
Box: 172 Folder : 1 National Convention, 20th: New York State Convention, Planning and Notes
1972
Box: 172 Folder : 2 National Convention, 20th: Planning and Security
1972
Box: 172 Folder : 3 National Convention, 20th: Pre-Convention Discussion
1971-1972
Box: 172 Folder : 4 National Convention, 20th: Reports
1972
Box: 172 Folder : 5 National Convention, 20th: Resolutions
1972
Box: 172 Folder : 6 National Convention, 20th: Speeches and Statements
1972
Box: 459 Reel : cuid1107 National Convention, 21st

Scope and Contents

This title includes 2 tapes labeled 1-2.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4 inch auido reel.

1975
Box: 346 Cassette : 2106 National Convention, 21st and NOW (Chicago, IL)

Scope and Contents

Includes James Steele.

1975 June 26-29
Box: 172 Folder : 7 National Convention, 21st: Attendee Packet
Jun 1975
Box: 326 Cassette : 1146 (Master cassette [31142063412681]) National Convention, 21st (Chicago, IL)

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 1561 and 1575-1576: Include Gus Hall, Main Report. Cassette 1566: Includes John Pittman and Carl Winter. Cassettes 1521 and 1872: Include William Patterson, Henry Winston and Gus Hall.

1975 June 26-29
Box: 328 Cassette : 1521, 1561, 1566, 1575-1576 (Master cassette [31142063412772])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0024, 132_0027-132_0029 National Convention, 21st (Chicago, IL)

Scope and Contents

Reel 24: Includes Bettina Aptheker, Herbert Aptheker, James Jackson [CPA #532]. Reel 29: Includes Gil Green, Arnold Johnson, Betty Smith, and Gus Hall, on Poetry [CPA #536]. Reel 27: [CPA #529]. Reel 28: [CPA #533].

1975 June 26-29
Box: 459 Reel : cuid1108 National Convention, 21st: CPUSA Rally

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 1/4 inch audio reel.

1975
Box: 172 Folder : 8 National Convention, 21st: Draft Resolutions
1975-1976
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0025 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 21st: Includes Angela Davis Defense Workshop, John Pittman (Chicago, IL) (Tape 2) [CPA #531]
1975 June 26-29
Box: 363 Cd : cuid699 (disks 1-10) (Access cd [31142063412046])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0026 (Master reel [31142063294808]) National Convention, 21st: Includes Angela Davis, James Jackson, John Pittman (Chicago, IL) (Tape 3) [CPA #530]
1975 June 26-29
Box: 359 Cd : cuid700 (disks 1-8) (Access cd [31142063412004])
Box: 172 Folder : 9 National Convention, 21st: International Greetings
1975-1976
Box: 172 Folder : 10 National Convention, 21st: Main Political Resolution
1975
Box: 172 Folder : 11 National Convention, 21st: Main Report, Ephemera
1975
Box: 172 Folder : 12 National Convention, 21st: New York State Pre-Convention Discussion
1975
Box: 172 Folder : 13 National Convention, 21st: Planning
1975
Box: 328 Cassette : 1542 National Convention, 22nd: Alexander, Kendra: Report (From Reel 1A / 7B) (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 23-24
Box: 330 Cassette : 4971 National Convention, 22nd: Cheddi Jagan (General Secretary of the People's Progressive Party of Guyana): Address (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 23-26
Box: 328 Cassette : 1538 National Convention, 22nd: Discussion from Panels (From Reel 3A / 4A)
1979 August 24
Box: 328 Cassette : 1523 National Convention, 22nd: Diskin, Lou, Alfred Nzo, and Mark Allen (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 23-24
Box: 172 Folder : 14 National Convention, 22nd: Distribution Materials, International Greetings
1979
Box: 346 Cassette : 2107, 2109-2111 National Convention, 22nd: Greetings (Detroit, MI)

Scope and Contents

Cassette 2107: Includes General Secretary of Central Committee of Communist Party of Israel. Cassette 2109: Includes Communist Party of Jordan. Cassette 2110: Includes Socialist Unity Party of New Zealand. Cassette 2111: Includes Socialist Party of Australia.

1979 August 23-26
Box: 343 Cassette : 1889 National Convention, 22nd: Hall, Gus (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 23-26
Box: 340 Cassette : 2727-2728 (Master cassette [31142063294741]) National Convention, 22nd: Hall, Gus and Angela Davis (Cobo Hall Rally, Detroit, MI)
1979 August 26
Box: 346 Cassette : 2115 (Master cassette [31142063294774])
Box: 328 Cassette : 1531-1532, 1537, 1540 National Convention, 22nd: International Night (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 25
Box: 346 Cassette : 2113 National Convention, 22nd: Jackson, James E. (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 23-24
Box: 172 Folder : 15 National Convention, 22nd: New Party Program
1979
Box: 172 Folder : 16 National Convention, 22nd: Planning
1979
Box: 172 Folder : 17 National Convention, 22nd: Pre-Convention Discussions
1979
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0030-132_0032 National Convention, 22nd: Rally (Detroit, MI)

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #285, CPA #286, and CPA #287.

1979 August 26
Box: 172 Folder : 18 National Convention, 22nd: Reports and Resolutions
1979
Box: 328 Cassette : 1524 National Convention, 22nd: Resolutions: Danny Rubin and Henry Winston (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 26
Box: 328 Cassette : 1541 National Convention, 22nd: Winston, Henry: Conclusion (From Reel 5A / 6A)
1979 August 24
Box: 346 Cassette : 2112 National Convention, 22nd: Winston, Henry (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 23-26
Box: 328 Cassette : 1533-1535 National Convention, 22nd: Winston, Henry and Summary (Detroit, MI)
1979 August 26
Box: 172 Folder : 19 National Convention, 23rd: Distribution Materials
1983
Box: 346 Cassette : 2119-2122 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 23rd: Hall, Gus: Summary and Main Report (Cleveland, OH)

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 1900, 2002, 2119, 2122, and 2747-2748: Include Gus Hall, Main Report. Cassette 2121: Includes Gus Hall, Remarks. Cassettes 1989, 2120, and 2751: Include Gus Hall, Summary.

1983 October 9 - November 12
Box: 337 Cassette : 1989-1990, 2002 (Master cassette [31142063412715])
Box: 340 Cassette : 2751 National Convention, 23rd: Hall, Gus: Summary (Cleveland, OH)
1987 August 13
Box: 172 Folder : 20 National Convention, 23rd: International Greetings
1983
Box: 346 Cassette : 2117 National Convention, 23rd: Jackson, James: Anti-Sovietism and Anti-Communism (Cleveland, OH)
1983 November 13
Box: 346 Cassette : 2118 National Convention, 23rd: Opening of Convention (Cleveland, OH)
1983 November 10
Box: 172 Folder : 21 National Convention, 23rd: Planning
1983
Box: 172 Folder : 22 National Convention, 23rd: Pre-Convention Discussions
1983
Box: 269 Folder : 32 National Convention, 23rd: Registration Forms
1983
Box: 172 Folder : 23 National Convention, 23rd: Resolutions
1983
Box: 346 Cassette : 2123-2124 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 23rd: Winston, Henry (Cleveland, OH)
1983 November 13
Box: 334 Cassette : 971, 973 (Master cassette [31142063413028])
Box: 172 Folder : 24 National Convention, 24th: Constitutional Amendment
1987
Box: 172 Folder : 25 National Convention, 24th: Draft Political Resolution
1986-1987
Box: 172 Folder : 26 National Convention, 24th: New York District Discussion
1986-1987
Box: 172 Folder : 27 National Convention, 24th: Planning
1986-1987
Box: 172 Folder : 28 National Convention, 24th: Post-Convention Discussion
1987
Box: 172 Folder : 29 National Convention, 24th: Pre-Convention Discussion, District and Club Comments
1987
Box: 172 Folder : 30 National Convention, 24th: Resolutions
1987
Box: 346 Cassette : 2162-2163 National Convention, 24th: Hall, Gus: Main Report (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13
Box: 347 Cassette : 3669 National Convention, 24th: Hall, Gus: Summary Speech (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13
Box: 347 Cassette : 3635 National Convention, 24th: Hall, Gus on the 1988 Election Campaign
1987 August 13-16
Box: 346 Cassette : 2160 National Convention, 24th: Chicano Commission (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13-16
Box: 355 Cassette : 4790 National Convention, 24th: Delegations from Mexico, Mongolia, and the South West Africa People's Organization
1987 August 13-16
Box: 355 Cassette : 4791 National Convention, 24th: Delegations from Poland, Romania, and West Germany
1987 August 13-16
Box: 346 Cassette : 2138 National Convention, 24th: Hall, Gus: Rally (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13-16
Box: 346 Cassette : 2144-2145 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th: Labor Workshop 2 (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13-16
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2146-2147 National Convention, 24th: Labor Workshop (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13-16
Box: 334 Cassette : 1050 National Convention, 24th: Plenary (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13-16
Box: 346 Cassette : 2125-2134, 2136-2137 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th: Plenary (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13-16
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 347 Cassette : 3634 National Convention, 24th: YCL Unique Achievement Awards (Chicago, IL) / Richard Nagin, the Great Peace March (Cleveland, OH)
1987 August 13-16
Box: 346 Cassette : 2167 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th: Unique Achievement Awards (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 13-16
Box: 340 Cassette : 2691 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2154 National Convention, 24th: Asian Pacific Islands (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2168 National Convention, 24th: Club Workshop (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2159 National Convention, 24th: Commission on Culture (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2177-2178 National Convention, 24th. Commission on Women's Equality (Chicago, IL) (Tapes 1-2)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2148 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Commission on Youth (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2171 National Convention, 24th. Discussion, Party Club Workshop (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2165, 2174 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Farm Commission (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2149 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Housing and Homelessness (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2161 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Jewish Community (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2156-2157 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Legislative and Political Action (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2172 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Mass Media and Video (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 347 Cassette : 3670 National Convention, 24th. National Commission on the Jewish Working Class (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2139 National Convention, 24th. Native American Indian (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2158 National Convention, 24th. Party Education and Ideological Work (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2173 National Convention, 24th. Peace and Solidarity (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2175 National Convention, 24th. Plant Closings (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 346 Cassette : 2150-2151 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Public Education (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2155 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Puerto Rican Equality (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2140-2143 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Struggle against Racism (Chicago, IL)

Scope and Contents

Cassettes 2140-2141: Include Group 1. Cassettes 2142-2143: Include Group 2.

1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2169-2170 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th: The Party Club (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2176 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 24th. Unemployment Commission (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 358 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2152 National Convention, 24th: Workshop on Seniors (Chicago, IL)
1987 August 14
Box: 172 Folder : 31 National Convention, 25th: Convention Notes
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 1 National Convention, 25th: Convention Notes by Gloria Quinones (NYS)
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 2 National Convention, 25th: Delegates
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 3 National Convention, 25th: Distribution Materials
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 4 National Convention, 25th: Ephemera
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 5 National Convention, 25th: International Greetings
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 6 National Convention, 25th: National Review Commission Members
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 7 National Convention, 25th: Party Factionalism
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 8 National Convention, 25th: Party Factionalism: Resignation of James Steele
1990-1991
Box: 173 Folder : 9 National Convention, 25th: Planning
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 10 National Convention, 25th: Pre-Convention Discussions (I)
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 11 National Convention, 25th: Pre-Convention Discussions (II)
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 12 National Convention, 25th: Pre-Convention Panel on Democratic Centralism
1990-1991
Box: 173 Folder : 13 National Convention, 25th: Post-Convention Discussions
1991-1992
Box: 173 Folder : 14 National Convention, 25th: Reports
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 15 National Convention, 25th: Resolutions (I)
1991
Box: 173 Folder : 16 National Convention, 25th: Resolutions (II)
1990-1991
Box: 340 Cassette : 2718-2719 National Convention: Hall, Gus Main Address
1998 April 23
Box: 346 Cassette : 2183-2185 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 25th: Gus Hall, Main Report and Summary (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 7-8
Box: 337 Cassette : 1966-1968 (Master cassette [31142063412715])
Box: 343 Cassette : 1815-1827, 1969 (Master cassette [31142063294758]) National Convention, 25th (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 337 Cassette : 1969 (Master cassette [31142063412715])
Box: 358 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 346 Cassette : 2182 (Master cassette [31142063294774]) National Convention, 25th: Tyner, Jarvis (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 8
Box: 337 Cassette : 1965 (Master cassette [31142063412715])
Box: 334 Cassette : 873, 879 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Consolidating the Left in Labor (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 890-891 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Environment (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 869-870 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Fight against Racism (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 874 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Housing (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 896-897 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Labor and the Fight against the Economic Crisis (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 871-872 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Mexican-American Equality (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 893-894 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Organizing the Unemployed Workshop (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 875-876 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Organizing the Unorganized (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 899, 966 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Political Action (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 892 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Seniors (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358
Box: 334 Cassette : 889, 898 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on South African Solidarity (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358
Box: 334 Cassette : 867-868 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Struggle for Peace (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 358 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063295664])
Box: 334 Cassette : 877-878 National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Women's Equality (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 334 Cassette : 944 National Convention, 25th: Workshop on Youth (Cleveland, OH)
1991 December 6-8
Box: 173 Folder : 17 National Convention, 26th: Planning and Preconvention Discussions
1996
Box: 339 Cassette : 1729, 1733-1742 National Convention, 26th (Cleveland, OH)
1996 March 1-3
Box: 339 Cassette : 1730, 1732 National Convention, 26th: Hall, Gus (Cleveland, OH)
1996 March 1-3
Box: 445 National Convention Video: CPUSA Convention Rally

Scope and Contents

This title includes 3 tapes labeled numbers 3-5.

1983 November 13
Box: 443 National Convention Video: CPUSA Convention Rally #7 Angela Davis
1983 November 13
Box: 447 National Convention Video: CPUSA Nominating Convention

Scope and Contents

This title includes 2 tapes labeled numbered 1-2.

1984 January 1, 23
Box: 444 National Convention Video: National Convention CPUSA Tape 1

Scope and Contents

This title includes 11 tapes numbered 1-11.

1987 August 13
Box: 452 National Conference Video: National Convention CPUSA

Scope and Contents

This title includes 10 tapes numbered A1-A10.

1987 August 14
Box: 452 National Convention Video: 24th National Convention CPUSA B1
1987 August 16
Box: 426 National Convention Video: NC
1994 December 3
Box: 426 National Convention Video: NC Tyner
1994 December 3-4
Box: 441 National Convention Video: NC 22 Jan, 1994
1994 January 22
Box: 420 National Conference Video: NC Dub
1994 January 23
Box: 441 National Convention Video: NC 1994 - 1- 23
1994 January 23
Box: 426 National Convention Video: NC Meeting
1995 April 1
Box: 426 National Convention Video: NC #3
1995 January 10
Box: 426 National Convention Video: NC

Scope and Contents

This title includes 2 tapes labeled 1-2.

1995 September 30
Box: 426 National Convention Video: NC

Scope and Contents

This title includes 2 tapes labeled 2-3.

1998 January 17
Box: 426 National Convention Video: NC Main Report #1
1998 January 17
Box: 456 National Convention Video: 5th Convention Selects

Scope and Contents

This title includes 2 tapes labeled 1-2.

undated
Box: 456 Regional Convention Video: Speech for Regional Conference Gus Hall
1998 April 14
Box: 328 Cassette : 1587 (Master cassette [31142063412772]) Special Convention

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1587: Includes Gus Hall. Cassette 2651: Includes Gus Hall, John Pittman, Charlene Mitchell, Henry Winston.

1968 July 4-7
Box: 342 Cassette : 2651 (Master cassette [31142063294733])
Box: 299 Reel : 132_0007-132_0014 Special Convention

Scope and Contents

Reel 7: [CPA #292]. Reel 8: Includes James Jackson, Pat Toohey, Jim West. [CPA #288]. Reel 9: Includes Kendra Alexander, Herbert Aptheker, Jesus Colon, James Jackson, William Patterson. [CPA #294]. Reel 10: Includes Jesus Colon, Al Richmond. [CPA #295]. Reel 11: Includes Franklin Alexander, Al Richmond. [CPA #290]. Reel 12: [CPA #291]. Reel 13: Includes Herbert Aptheker, Rose Chernin, Dynamite Hallinan, Dorothy Healey, Al Richmond. [CPA #289]. Reel 14: Includes (Louise or William?) Patterson, John Pittman. [CPA #293].

1968 July 4-7
Box: 173 Folder : 18 Special Convention: Report
1940
Box: 173 Folder : 19 Special Convention: Correspondence, Program Draft, Resolutions
1968
Box: 311 Reel : 132_0398 Unidentified Convention. Black Liberation Discussion (continued); Claude Lightfoot's summation of discussion; Resolutions on Black Liberation; Gus Hall, Report on Leadership (Tape 13) [CPA #339]
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Box: 311 Reel : 132_0400 Unidentified Convention. Discussion on Resolution on Black Capitalism; Charlene Mitchell, Report on the South; Also Includes Kendra Alexander. [CPA #360]
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Subseries I.D: Gus Hall, 1925-2005. 17.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Gus Hall joined the CPUSA in 1927. He became an active organizer and leader in the Young Communist League, and later, in the steel industry. He rose through the Party's ranks and was named General Secretary in 1959. His title was changed to National Chairman during the late 1980s, a position he held until his death in 2000. This subseries holds Hall's correspondence, article drafts, reports, and speech notes and drafts, the bulk of which were created during his time as General Secretary. A large portion of this subseries is made up of spiral books kept by Hall for note-taking purposes. Notes, proofs, and research compiled for the book Gus Hall Bibliography: the Communist Party USA: Philosophy, History, Program, Activities (1981) are also available in this series. Photographs added to this series in 2017 contain images of Hall, which document his personal life as well as work in the Party. A small set of personal photographs feature Hall in his youth, while the majority document Hall acting in his official capacity as Party Chairman at public events and on foreign trips.

Arrangement

Files in this subseries are arranged alphabetically. The subject matter of Hall's notes is often difficult to decipher due to illegibility; therefore they are organized roughly by year.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 193 Folder : 1 General
1930-1967
Box: 261 Folder : 26 60th Birthday
1970
Box: 266 Folder : 3 60th Birthday Greetings from Chicago and the Mid West
1970
Box: 193 Folder : 2 American Communism for the USSR (Untitled Draft)
1946-1989
Box: 193 Folder : 3 Arrest in Mexico: Clippings
1951
Box: 193 Folder : 4 Articles
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Box: 193 Folder : 5 Articles
circa 1960s
Box: 193 Folder : 6 Articles
1960s-1980
Box: 193 Folder : 7 Articles
1960s-1980s
Box: 193 Folder : 8 Articles
1961-1990
Box: 193 Folder : 9 Articles
1963-1982
Box: 193 Folder : 10 Articles
1963-1993
Box: 193 Folder : 11 Articles
1964-1998
Box: 193 Folder : 12 Articles: Daily World
1977-1979
Box: 193 Folder : 13 Articles: Daily World: "Basics" Column
1977-1981
Box: 193 Folder : 14 Articles: Daily World: "Basics" Column
1978-1979
Box: 193 Folder : 15 Articles: "Flashback" Column
1978-1981
Box: 193 Folder : 16 Award Received in Berlin
1980
Box: 193 Folder : 17 Bibliography: Proofs (Cover)
1981
Box: 193 Folder : 18 Bibliography: Proofs
1981
Box: 193 Folder : 19 Bibliography: Section I: Sources
1960-1986
Box: 193 Folder : 20 Bibliography: Section II: Sources (I)
1967-1986
Box: 194 Folder : 1 Bibliography: Section II: Sources (II)
1925-1985
Box: 194 Folder : 2 Bibliography: Section III: Sources
1948-1982
Box: 194 Folder : 3 Bibliography: Section IV: Sources
1973-1982
Box: 194 Folder : 4 Bibliography: Section V: Sources
1963-1981
Box: 194 Folder : 5 Bibliography: Section VI: Sources
1965-1982
Box: 194 Folder : 6 Bibliography: Section VII: Sources
1948-1981
Box: 194 Folder : 7 Bibliography: Section VIII: Sources
1961-1986
Box: 194 Folder : 8 Bibliography: Section IX (No Sources)
1981
Box: 194 Folder : 9 Bibliography: Section X: Sources
1953-1984
Box: 194 Folder : 10 Bibliography: Section XI: Sources
1951-1982
Box: 194 Folder : 11 Bibliography: Section XII: Sources
1957-1983
Box: 194 Folder : 12 Bibliography: General Reports
1973-1977
Box: 194 Folder : 13 Bibliography: General Correspondence
1967-1983
Box: 194 Folder : 14 Bibliography: General
1968-2005
Box: 194 Folder : 15 Biographical Information for Potential Book
1980s
Box: 194 Folder : 16 Book Introductions
1970s-1980s
Box: 261 Folder : 27 Booth, Paul and Edward Greer: "A New Manifesto" Manuscript
1968
Box: 194 Folder : 17 Central Committee: Reports, Correspondence
1966-1976
Box: 194 Folder : 18 Central Committee: Reports, Correspondence, Membership
1984-1986
Box: 380 Folder : 14 Certificates
1985-1997
Box: 194 Folder : 19 China: Notes and Articles
1967-1979
Box: 194 Folder : 20 College and University Speeches
1966, 1967, 1976
Box: 194 Folder : 21 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part I)
1968-1982
Box: 194 Folder : 22 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part II)
1963-1981
Box: 195 Folder : 1 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part III)
1939-1984
Box: 195 Folder : 2 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part IV)
1950-1980
Box: 195 Folder : 3 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence [Harry Bridges Letter] (Part V)
1960-1984
Box: 195 Folder : 4 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part VI)
1963-1981
Box: 195 Folder : 5 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part VII)
1962-1977
Box: 195 Folder : 6 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part VIII)
1979-1988
Box: 195 Folder : 7 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part IX)
1970s-1980s
Box: 195 Folder : 8 Compilation of Speeches, Articles, and Correspondence (Part X)
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Box: 195 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1943-1994
Box: 195 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1950-1991
Box: 195 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1954-1976
Box: 195 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1964-1979
Box: 195 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1964-1989
Box: 195 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1966-1978
Box: 195 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1970-1990
Box: 196 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1979-1989
Box: 196 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1980s
Box: 196 Folder : 3 Correspondence: 75th Birthday Greetings
1985-1986
Box: 196 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Albertson, William Case
1965
Box: 196 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Birthday
1990
Box: 196 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Chinese Communism / Maoism
1978-1986
Box: 196 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Cuba
1962
Box: 196 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Death of Stalin
1954-1967
Box: 196 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Freedom of Information Act Requests
1977
Box: 196 Folder : 10 Correspondence: International (Korea, Russia) and List of Gifts
undated
Box: 196 Folder : 11 Correspondence: International Greetings
1972-1996
Box: 196 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Local Club Reports
1990
Box: 196 Folder : 13 Draft Party Program
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Box: 196 Folder : 14 Draft Party Program: Discussion
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Box: 196 Folder : 15 "Ethics and Morality" (Draft)
1965
Box: 196 Folder : 16 Eulogies (Benjamin Davis, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Eugene Dennis, William Z. Foster)
1961-1978
Box: 364 Folder : 1-6 (Mixed Materials [31142063272747]) Events and Publicity Photographs
circa 1950s-1990s
Box: 469 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142063422706])
Box: 364 Folder : 7-8 Foreign Trips: Photographs
circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 364 Folder : 9 Foreign Trips: Bulgaria: Photographs
1981
Box: 364 Folder : 10 Foreign Trips: Congress of the Soviet Communist Party, 27th: Photographs
1986
Box: 369 Folder : 1-3 Foreign Trips: Cuba: Photo Album
1972
Box: 372 Album : 1 Foreign Trips: Germany: Photo Album
circa 1970s
Box: 364 Folder : 11 (Mixed Materials [31142063272747]) Foreign Trips: Germany: Photographs
1982
Box: 488
Box: 364 Folder : 12 Foreign Trips: Hungary: Photographs
1974
Box: 364 Folder : 13 Foreign Trips: Soviet Union: Photographs
1966
Box: 364 Folder : 14 Foreign Trips: Soviet Union, Moscow: Photographs
circa 1977
Box: 364 Folder : 15 Free Angela Davis Rally: Photographs
circa 1971
Box: 196 Folder : 17 "History by Makers of History" (Draft)
1979
Box: 196 Folder : 18 History Commission: "Notes on the History of the Communist Party, USA"
circa 1974
Box: 196 Folder : 19 Imperialism and Monopoly (Draft)
circa 1970s
Box: 196 Folder : 20 Interviews
1960s, 1970s
Box: 196 Folder : 21 Interviews
1970s-1980s
Box: 196 Folder : 22 Interviews: Television
circa 1959-1963
Box: 261 Folder : 28 Interview: Television Transcript of Questions about the CPUSA
1968
Box: 196 Folder : 23 Interviews and Clippings [some Czech and Iranian]
1950s-1990s
Box: 196 Folder : 24 Joint Statement by the Communist Party of Mexico and the Communist Party, USA [Spanish]
1977
Box: 380 Folder : 1 Lecture to Yale Political Union: Poster
1984
Box: 364 Folder : 16 Life and Career: Photo Album
circa 1940s-1972
Box: 196 Folder : 25 McCarran Act: Notes, Articles, and Correspondence
1952-1960s
Box: 364 Folder : 17 Meeting with Leonid Brezhnev: Photographs (includes James Jackson and Henry Winston)
circa 1970s
Box: 364 Folder : 18-19 Meeting: Unidentified: Photographs
circa 1980s
Box: 261 Folder : 29 Memorial Meeting: Guest Book
2000
Box: 196 Folder : 26 National Board: Proposals; Expulsion of William Albertson
circa 1960s
Box: 196 Folder : 27 National Committee: Reports
1960-1996
Box: 196 Folder : 28 National Committee: Reports
1990
Box: 196 Folder : 29 National Committee: Reports, Foster
1957
Box: 196 Folder : 30 National Committee: Soviet Union and Perestroika
1991
Box: 196 Folder : 31 National Convention, 21st: Post Convention Notes
circa 1975
Box: 196 Folder : 32 National Convention, 23rd: Notes on Draft Basic Document
circa 1983
Box: 196 Folder : 33 National Review Commission: Correspondence, Proposals
1946
Box: 196 Folder : 34 New Haven Colony Historical Society Celebration in Honor of Gus Hall (scrapbook)
1997
Box: 196 Folder : 35 New York State Communist Party: Correspondence and Distribution Materials (Elisabeth Hall)
1980-1987
Box: 196 Folder : 36 New York State Communist Party Conference: Notes
circa 1974
Box: 196 Folder : 37 Notes
undated
Box: 196 Folder : 38 Notes
1960s-1980s
Box: 197 Notes (Steno Books)
1960s-1970s
Box: 198 Notes (Steno Books)
1960s-1970s
Box: 199 Notes (Steno Books)
1970s
Box: 200 Notes (Steno Books)
1970s-1980s
Box: 201 Notes (Steno Books)
1980s
Box: 202 Notes (Steno Books)
1980s
Box: 203 Notes (Steno Books)
1980s
Box: 204 Notes (Steno Books)
1980s-1990s
Box: 205 Notes (Steno Books)
1980s-1990s
Box: 196 Folder : 39 Notes (Loose Steno Pages)
1970s, 1980s
Box: 206 Folder : 1 Notes (Loose Steno Pages)
1970s, 1980s
Box: 206 Folder : 2 Notes (Loose Steno Pages)
1970s, 1980s
Box: 206 Folder : 3 Notes (Loose Steno Pages)
1970s, 1980s
Box: 206 Folder : 4 Notes (Loose Steno Pages)
1970s, 1980s
Box: 206 Folder : 5 Notes (Loose Steno Pages)
circa 1980s
Box: 206 Folder : 6 Notes: Young Communist League
undated
Box: 206 Folder : 7 Obituaries
2000
Box: 206 Folder : 8 Pamphlet: "Capitalism's Time of Troubles"
circa 1970s
Box: 206 Folder : 9 Pamphlet Design Notes
circa 1960s
Box: 364 Folder : 20 People Before Profits Rally (Mahoning Valley, OH): Photographs
1977
Box: 206 Folder : 10 Personal Materials
1970-1989
Box: 364 Folder : 21-23 (Mixed Materials [31142063272747]) Personal Photographs
circa 1934-1980s
Box: 380 Folder : 12 (Mixed Materials [31142063499696])
Box: 364 Folder : 24 Personal Photographs: Album
1975-1983
Box: 364 Folder : 25 Personal Photographs: Gus Hall and Cyrus Eaton
undated
Box: Shared Tamiment 062 Folder : 18 Personal Photographs
Box: 364 Folder : 26-28 Portraits
circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 206 Folder : 11 Presentation to Advanced Young Communist League School
1994
Box: 364 Folder : 29 Presidential Election Campaign
1972
Box: 206 Folder : 12 Press Releases and Clippings
1979-1998
Box: 206 Folder : 13 Puerto Rico: Notes and Articles
circa 1977
Box: 206 Folder : 14 Reports (I)
1960s, 1970s
Box: 206 Folder : 15 Reports (II)
1960s, 1970s
Box: 206 Folder : 16 Reports
1963-1969
Box: 206 Folder : 17 Reports: National Committee and Central Committee
1960s, 1970s
Box: 206 Folder : 18 Reports: Report to National Committee
Jan 17, 1998
Box: 206 Folder : 19 Reports: Trade Unions
1970s
Box: 206 Folder : 20 Reports and Speeches
1960s, 1970s
Box: 206 Folder : 21 Reports, Speeches, Tape Transcriptions
1972-1976
Box: 207 Folder : 1 Retrospective on Gus Hall: Articles, Pamphlets, Photographs
1975-1999
Box: 261 Folder : 30 "Russian Soviet Republic Speaks to President Wilson" (Reproduction)
circa 1962
Box: 364 Folder : 30-32 Scrapbook I
1940s-1980s
Box: 364 Folder : 33-35 Scrapbook II
1950s-1970s
Box: 283 Album : 1 Scrapbook: Gus Hall and United Steelworkers: Clippings, Correspondence, Photographs
1937-1995
Box: 207 Folder : 2 Speeches
1951-1982
Box: 207 Folder : 3 Speeches
1959-1982
Box: 207 Folder : 4 Speeches
1960s
Box: 207 Folder : 5 Speeches
1960s-1980s
Box: 207 Folder : 6 Speeches
1962-1969
Box: 207 Folder : 7 Speeches
1963-1983
Box: 207 Folder : 8 Speeches
1964-1990
Box: 207 Folder : 9 Speeches
1967-1996
Box: 207 Folder : 10 Speeches
1968-1986
Box: 207 Folder : 11 Speeches
1970s, 1980s
Box: 207 Folder : 12 Speeches
1975-1992
Box: 207 Folder : 13 Speeches
1977, 1981
Box: 207 Folder : 14 Speeches
1977-1993
Box: 208 Folder : 1 Speeches
1977-1995
Box: 261 Folder : 31 Speeches
1987
Box: 208 Folder : 2 Speeches: Centenary of Death of Karl Marx
Mar 1983
Box: 208 Folder : 3 Speeches: Columbia University
1980s
Box: 208 Folder : 4 Speeches: Foster, William Z., "Thoughts Before Going to Prison"
1951-1979
Box: 261 Folder : 32 Speeches: Response to US State of the Union: "200 Years of Class Struggle"
1976, 1982
Box: 208 Folder : 5 Speeches: San Francisco and Los Angeles
1980
Box: 208 Folder : 6 Speeches: West Germany
1982
Box: 208 Folder : 7 Speeches: WFMJ/WHK Radio
1939-1945
Box: 208 Folder : 8 Speeches: WHK Radio
1946
Box: 208 Folder : 9 Statements on Socialism
circa 1980s
Box: 208 Folder : 10 Statements and Reports
1971-1982
Box: 208 Folder : 11 U.S. Imperialism, The Terminal Stage (Draft)
circa 1960s
Box: 208 Folder : 12 U.S. v. Gus Hall: Appeal, Court Briefs
1951-1952

Subseries I.E: Simon Gerson, 1913-2000. 10 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Simon W. Gerson held several leadership roles at the district and national levels of the CPUSA. He was the political action director for the New York District, and later for the national CPUSA, advocating for proportional representation and ballot access for minor political parties. He served as Confidential Examiner to Manhattan Borough President Stanley M. Isaacs, managed Communist election campaigns, and organized activities in support of the Communist Party leaders indicted under the Smith Act. Gerson was also indicted under the Smith Act. In the 1950s he was executive editor of the Daily Worker, and of its successor, the  Daily World. This subseries illustrates Gerson's extensive involvement in the political work of the CPUSA. Materials from his time as Gus Hall's campaign manager during Hall's bids for the United States presidency, as well as a large cache of clippings on national elections dating back to the 1950s, can be found here. A portion of this subseries also provides evidence of Gerson's interest and involvement in the persecution of communists through legislation such as the Smith Act.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 174 Folder : 1 General
undated
Box: 174 Folder : 2 General
1976-1984
Box: 174 Folder : 3 General
1977-1984
Box: 174 Folder : 4 General
1982-1983
Box: 174 Folder : 5 General
1986
Box: 174 Folder : 6 65th Birthday Celebration: Planning and Greetings
1974-1975
Box: 174 Folder : 7 Acheson, Dean Quotes
undated
Box: 174 Folder : 8 American Civil Liberties Union
1955-1956
Box: 174 Folder : 9 American Jewish Congress
1956
Box: 174 Folder : 10 Appearance at Cornell
1955
Box: 174 Folder : 11 Articles for the Nation
1980
Box: 174 Folder : 12 Central Committee/National Council: Meeting Agenda, Reports
1985
Box: 174 Folder : 13 Citizens Party, 1980 Convention
undated
Box: 174 Folder : 14 "Class Notes"
1982-1985
Box: 174 Folder : 15 Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy
1976-1983
Box: 174 Folder : 16 Colorado District
1983-1987
Box: 174 Folder : 17 Columbia Journalism School
1985
Box: 174 Folder : 18 Communist Party, USA Meeting Minutes, Notes, Directives
1983-1986
Box: 174 Folder : 19 Congress of Industrial Organizations: Distribution Materials
1955
Box: 174 Folder : 20 Correspondence
1955-1956
Box: 174 Folder : 21 Correspondence
1956-1957
Box: 174 Folder : 22 Correspondence
1980-1982
Box: 174 Folder : 23 Correspondence
1983
Box: 174 Folder : 24 Correspondence
1984-1985
Box: 174 Folder : 25 Correspondence
1986-1987
Box: 174 Folder : 26 Cuba: Carta Seminal
1957
Box: 174 Folder : 27 Daily Worker: Early Communist Party, USA Clippings
1928-1929
Box: 174 Folder : 28 Daily Worker: Investigation into Resort Discrimination
1957
Box: 175 Folder : 1 Democratic Agenda Conference
1976-1979
Box: 175 Folder : 2 Denial of Health Benefits to Communists
1955-1956
Box: 175 Folder : 3 Denial of Social Security Benefits to Communists
1956
Box: 175 Folder : 4 Early Communist Party, USA: General
1929-1971
Box: 175 Folder : 5 Federal Bureau of Investigation
1951-1981
Box: 175 Folder : 9 Ideological Discussion
1974
Box: 175 Folder : 10 International Organization of Journalists: General (I)
1968-1981
Box: 175 Folder : 11 International Organization of Journalists: General (II)
1981-1983
Box: 175 Folder : 12 International Organization of Journalists: 1971 Trip to Hungary & Bulgaria
1971
Box: 175 Folder : 13 International Organization of Journalists: 1972 Trip to Bulgaria
1972
Box: 175 Folder : 14 International Organization of Journalists: 1974 Delegation Correspondence
1972-1974
Box: 175 Folder : 15 International Organization of Journalists: 9th Congress
1981
Box: 175 Folder : 16 International Organization of Journalists: 10th Congress
1985-1986
Box: 175 Folder : 17 International Organization of Journalists: Black American Journalists' Tour
1979-1987
Box: 175 Folder : 18 International Organization of Journalists: Chile
1974-1980
Box: 175 Folder : 19 International Organization of Journalists: Correspondence (I)
1971-1981
Box: 175 Folder : 20 International Organization of Journalists: Correspondence (II)
1971-1990
Box: 175 Folder : 21 International Organization of Journalists: Correspondence (III)
1974-1975
Box: 175 Folder : 22 International Organization of Journalists: Correspondence (IV)
1978-1987
Box: 175 Folder : 23 International Organization of Journalists: Founding Meeting: U.S. Chapter
1971-1972
Box: 175 Folder : 24 International Organization of Journalists: Meeting Minutes and Notes: U.S. Chapter
1971-1972
Box: 175 Folder : 25 International Organization of Journalists: Membership Applications
1971-1984
Box: 175 Folder : 27 Labor Research
1978-1986
Box: 175 Folder : 28 Longview Publishing
1979
Box: 175 Folder : 29 Memoranda
1976-1987
Box: 175 Folder : 30 Military
undated
Box: 175 Folder : 31 National Committee for Independent Political Action
1983-1985
Box: 175 Folder : 32 National Conference for a New Politics (I)
1967
Box: 175 Folder : 33 National Conference for a New Politics (II)
1967
Box: 175 Folder : 34 National Convention, 10th: Press Credential Allotment
1956-1957
Box: 175 Folder : 35 National Convention, 10th: Convention Resolution Draft
1956
Box: 175 Folder : 36 New Democratic Coalition
1978-1979
Box: 175 Folder : 37 Newsletter Research
1956
Box: 175 Folder : 38 New York City Charter Revision Committee
1975-1987
Box: 175 Folder : 39 Nuclear Disarmament Research
1982-1985
Box: 176 Folder : 1 Notes
1984-1988
Box: 176 Folder : 2 Parenti, Michael: Correspondence and Articles
1983-1987
Box: 176 Folder : 3 People's Daily World
1985
Box: 176 Folder : 4 Political Action Commission: Articles
1980-1984
Box: 176 Folder : 5 Political Action Commission: Campaign Fund Appeals, Drafts
1976-1984
Box: 176 Folder : 6 Political Action Commission: Lecture Trip to German Democratic Republic: Notes, Program and Speeches
1985
Box: 176 Folder : 7 Political Bureau
1980-1983
Box: 176 Folder : 8 Press Releases
1955-1956
Box: 176 Folder : 9 Press Releases: Research
1986
Box: 176 Folder : 10 Rainbow Alliance
1985
Box: 176 Folder : 11 Refutation of Book on Alger Hiss
1977-1982
Box: 176 Folder : 12 Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press: Newsletter
1973
Box: 176 Folder : 13 Ronald Reagan: Reference Materials
1984-1985
Box: 176 Folder : 14 Save the Press Committee
1956
Box: 176 Folder : 15 Speeches
1940s-1960s
Box: 176 Folder : 16 Speeches, Reports and Notes
1976-1984
Box: 176 Folder : 17 Taxes
1985-1986
Box: 176 Folder : 18 Taylor, William Henry: Statement
1985-1986
Box: 176 Folder : 19 Trade Union Committee for a Transfer Amendment and Economic Conversion
1977-1978
Box: 176 Folder : 20 Ultra Right Materials
1980-1981
Box: 176 Folder : 21 Union of Journalists: Membership Cards
1980-1981
Box: 176 Folder : 22 United Auto Workers: Correspondence
1980
Box: 176 Folder : 23 United Auto Workers: Independent Political Action Conference
1978
Box: 176 Folder : 24 United States Constitution Bicentennial
1954-1986
Box: 176 Folder : 25 Wealth Distribution
1970s
Box: 176 Folder : 26 Young Workers' Liberation League
1977-1980
Box: 177 Folder : 1 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General
1950
Box: 177 Folder : 2 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (I)
Dec 19, 1951-Aug 23, 1954
Box: 177 Folder : 3 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (II)
Dec 19, 1951-Aug 23, 1954
Box: 177 Folder : 4 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (III)
Dec 19, 1951-Aug 23, 1954
Box: 177 Folder : 5 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (IV)
Dec 19, 1951-Aug 23, 1954
Box: 177 Folder : 6 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (V)
Dec 19, 1951-Aug 23, 1954
Box: 177 Folder : 7 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General
Aug 23, 1954-Jan 10, 1955
Box: 177 Folder : 8 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (I)
1955-1959
Box: 177 Folder : 9 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (II)
1955-1959
Box: 177 Folder : 10 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (III)
1955-1959
Box: 177 Folder : 11 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (IV)
1955-1959
Box: 177 Folder : 12 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (V)
1955-1959
Box: 177 Folder : 13 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (I)
Jan 1, 1960-Dec 3, 1960
Box: 177 Folder : 14 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (II)
Jan 1, 1960-Dec 3, 1960
Box: 177 Folder : 15 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (III)
Jan 1, 1960-Dec 3, 1960
Box: 177 Folder : 16 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (IV)
Jan 1, 1960-Dec 3, 1960
Box: 177 Folder : 17 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (V)
Jan 1, 1960-Dec 3, 1960
Box: 177 Folder : 18 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (I)
Feb 25, 1961-Dec 9, 1962
Box: 177 Folder : 19 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (II)
Feb 25, 1961-Dec 9, 1962
Box: 177 Folder : 20 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (III)
Feb 25, 1961-Dec 9, 1962
Box: 177 Folder : 20 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (I)
1964
Box: 177 Folder : 21 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (II)
1964
Box: 177 Folder : 22 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (III)
1964
Box: 177 Folder : 23 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (IV)
1964
Box: 177 Folder : 23 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (IV)
1964
Box: 177 Folder : 24 Clippings: U.S. Elections, General (V)
1964
Box: 177 Folder : 25 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Americans for Democratic Action
Jan 5, 1947
Box: 177 Folder : 26 Clippings: U.S. Elections, American Labor Party
Dec 31, 1939-Aug 30, 1943
Box: 177 Folder : 27 Clippings: U.S. Elections, American Labor Party
Apr 13, 1944-Oct 8, 1956
Box: 177 Folder : 28 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Campaign (I)
Jun 30, 1944-Dec 12, 1944
Box: 177 Folder : 29 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Campaign (II)
Jun 30, 1944-Dec 12, 1944
Box: 177 Folder : 30 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Campaign (III)
Jun 30, 1944-Dec 12, 1944
Box: 177 Folder : 31 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Campaign (IV)
Jun 30, 1944-Dec 12, 1944
Box: 177 Folder : 32 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Campaign (V)
Jun 30, 1944-Dec 12, 1944
Box: 177 Folder : 33 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Campaign (VI)
Jun 30, 1944-Dec 12, 1944
Box: 177 Folder : 34 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Convention
1948
Box: 177 Folder : 35 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Nomination (I)
Jul 28, 1964-Dec 15, 1964
Box: 177 Folder : 36 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Nomination (II)
Jul 28, 1964-Dec 15, 1964
Box: 178 Folder : 1 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Nomination (III)
Jul 28, 1964-Dec 15, 1964
Box: 178 Folder : 2 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party
Jul 16, 1940-Jul 18, 1940
Box: 178 Folder : 3 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (I)
Apr 3, 1952-Aug 1, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 4 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (II)
Apr 3, 1952-Aug 1, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 5 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (III)
Apr 3, 1952-Aug 1, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 6 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (IV)
Apr 3, 1952-Aug 1, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 7 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (V)
Apr 3, 1952-Aug 1, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 8 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (VI)
Apr 3, 1952-Aug 1, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 9 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (I)
Feb 6, 1965-Jan 29, 1968
Box: 178 Folder : 10 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (II)
Feb 6, 1965-Jan 29, 1968
Box: 178 Folder : 11 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (III)
Feb 6, 1965-Jan 29, 1968
Box: 178 Folder : 12 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (IV)
Feb 6, 1965-Jan 29, 1968
Box: 178 Folder : 13 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Democratic Party (V)
Feb 6, 1965-Jan 29, 1968
Box: 178 Folder : 14 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Independent Slate
Feb 10, 1955-Nov 6, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 15 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Liberal Party (I)
Mar 17, 1944-Jan 12, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 16 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Liberal Party (II)
Mar 17, 1944-Jan 12, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 17 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Progressive Party (I)
Jan 17, 1952-Mar 8, 1954
Box: 178 Folder : 18 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Progressive Party (II)
Jan 17, 1952-Mar 8, 1954
Box: 178 Folder : 19 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Progressive Party (III)
Jan 17, 1952-Mar 8, 1954
Box: 178 Folder : 20 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Progressive Party (I)
Sep 28, 1946-Apr 16, 1951
Box: 178 Folder : 21 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Progressive Party (II)
Sep 28, 1946-Apr 16, 1951
Box: 178 Folder : 22 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Convention (I)
Jun 26, 1940-Feb 25, 1945
Box: 178 Folder : 23 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Convention (II)
Jun 26, 1940-Feb 25, 1945
Box: 178 Folder : 24 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Convention (III)
Jun 26, 1940-Feb 25, 1945
Box: 178 Folder : 25 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Convention (IV)
Jun 26, 1940-Feb 25, 1945
Box: 178 Folder : 26 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Convention (I)
Jun 20, 1948-Feb 13, 1952
Box: 178 Folder : 27 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Convention (II)
Jun 20, 1948-Feb 13, 1952
Box: 178 Folder : 28 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (I)
Jan 1964-Jul 1964
Box: 178 Folder : 29 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (II)
Jan 1964-Jul 1964
Box: 178 Folder : 30 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (III)
Jan 1964-Jul 1964
Box: 178 Folder : 31 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (IV)
Jan 1964-Jul 1964
Box: 178 Folder : 32 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (V)
Jan 1964-Jul 1964
Box: 178 Folder : 33 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (I)
Aug 1964-Jan 1965
Box: 178 Folder : 34 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (I)
Aug 1964-Jan 1965
Box: 178 Folder : 35 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (III)
Aug 1964-Jan 1965
Box: 178 Folder : 36 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Nomination (IV)
Aug 1964-Jan 1965
Box: 178 Folder : 37 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Party (I)
Jun 18, 1962-Jul 3, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 38 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Party (II)
Jun 18, 1952-Jul 3, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 39 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Party (III)
Jun 18, 1952-Jul 3, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 40 Clippings: U.S. Elections, Republican Party (IV)
Jun 18, 1952-Jul 3, 1962
Box: 178 Folder : 41 Clippings: New York State and City Elections
May 8, 1953-Oct 8, 1953
Box: 179 Folder : 1 Elections: General
undated
Box: 179 Folder : 2 Elections: 1952 Elections
1950s
Box: 179 Folder : 3 Elections: 1968 Elections
1968
Box: 179 Folder : 3 Elections: 1968 Mitchell/Zagorell Campaign: Candidacy Acceptance Speeches
1968
Box: 179 Folder : 4 Elections: 1976 Hall/Tyner: Campaign Strategy and Press
1963-1976
Box: 179 Folder : 5 Elections: 1976 Hall/Tyner: Requests to States for Election Results
1972-1976
Box: 179 Folder : 6 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Anderson, John
1972-1976
Box: 179 Folder : 7 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Button Mockups and Orders
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 8 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Campaign Literature Orders
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 9 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Correspondence
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 10 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Correspondence
1979-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 11 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Davis, Angela: Articles and Clippings
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 12 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Davis, Angela: Correspondence
1980-1981
Box: 179 Folder : 13 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Davis, Angela: Speaking Engagements
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 14 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Hall, Gus: Schedules and Speaking Engagements
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 15 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Plan of Action
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 17 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Political Issues Reference Materials
1971-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 18 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Reports and Distribution Materials
1979-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 19 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Alabama
1979-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 20 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Arkansas
1979-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 21 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Delaware
1979-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 22 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Florida
1979-1984
Box: 179 Folder : 23 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Hawaii
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 24 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Illinois
1979-1986
Box: 179 Folder : 25 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Indiana
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 26 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Iowa
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 27 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Kansas
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 28 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Kentucky
1978-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 29 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Maine
1978-1984
Box: 179 Folder : 30 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Massachusetts
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 31 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Michigan
1980-1984
Box: 179 Folder : 32 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Minnesota
1980-1984
Box: 179 Folder : 33 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Mississippi
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 34 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Missouri
circa 1980
Box: 179 Folder : 35 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of New Hampshire
1979-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 39 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of New Hampshire, Material for Legal Challenge
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 37 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of New Jersey
1977-1986
Box: 179 Folder : 38 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of New Mexico
1979-1980
Box: 179 Folder : 39 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of New York
1980-1984
Box: 179 Folder : 40 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of North Dakota
1980-1985
Box: 179 Folder : 41 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Rhode Island
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 42 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of South Dakota
circa 1980
Box: 179 Folder : 43 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Tennessee
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 45 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Tennesee
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 46 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Tennesee
1979-1984
Box: 179 Folder : 47 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Utah
1980-1984
Box: 179 Folder : 48 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Vermont
1976-1984
Box: 179 Folder : 49 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Virginia
1980
Box: 179 Folder : 49 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Washington
1980-1984
Box: 180 Folder : 1 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Washington, D.C.
1980-1984
Box: 180 Folder : 2 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of West Virginia
1980
Box: 180 Folder : 3 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: State of Wisconsin
1980
Box: 180 Folder : 4 Elections: 1980 Hall/Davis: Socialist Party Campaign
1980
Box: 180 Folder : 5 Elections: 1981 New York City Elections: Citywide Coalition to Defeat Koch (I)
1981
Box: 180 Folder : 6 Elections: 1981 New York City Elections: Citywide Coalition to Defeat Koch (II)
1981
Box: 180 Folder : 7 Elections: 1981 New York City Elections: Frank Barbaro for Mayor
1981
Box: 180 Folder : 8 Elections: 1981 New York City Elections: Labor Committee for Reform
1981
Box: 180 Folder : 9 Elections: 1982 State Elections: Plan of Action
1982
Box: 180 Folder : 10 Elections: 1982 New York City Mayoral Election
1982
Box: 180 Folder : 11 Elections: 1983 Chicago Mayoral Elections: Washington, Harold
1983
Box: 180 Folder : 12 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: General
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 13 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: General
1984-1988
Box: 180 Folder : 14 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: Citizens Party
1980-1984
Box: 180 Folder : 15 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: Correspondence, Notes and Speeches
1985
Box: 180 Folder : 16 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: Cuba Seminar Remarks and Notes
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 17 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: Davis, Angela: Correspondence
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 18 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: Hall, Gus: Schedules and Speaking Engagements
circa 1984
Box: 180 Folder : 19 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: News
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 20 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Arkansas
1980-1984
Box: 180 Folder : 21 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of California
1977-1984
Box: 180 Folder : 22 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Hawaii
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 23 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Illinois
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 24 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Indiana
1980-1985
Box: 180 Folder : 25 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Kentucky
circa 1984
Box: 180 Folder : 26 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Louisiana
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 27 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Maine
1984-1985
Box: 180 Folder : 29 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Massachusetts
1981-1986
Box: 180 Folder : 30 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Michigan
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 31 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of New Jersey
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 32 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of New York
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 33 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of North Dakota
1985
Box: 180 Folder : 34 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Rhode Island
1980-1984
Box: 180 Folder : 35 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of South Dakota
1979-1984
Box: 180 Folder : 36 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Tennessee
1984-1985
Box: 180 Folder : 37 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Vermont
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 38 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Washington
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 39 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Washington, D.C.
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 40 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: State of Wisconsin
1980-1985
Box: 180 Folder : 41 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: Statement on Eminent Domain
1982-1984
Box: 180 Folder : 43 Elections: 1984 Hall/Davis: Young Communist League
1984
Box: 180 Folder : 44 Elections: 1985 New York City Elections: People Before Profits
1985
Box: 180 Folder : 45 Elections: Abt, John: Correspondence
1980-1983
Box: 180 Folder : 46 Elections: Advertising
1979
Box: 180 Folder : 47 Elections: Advertising Campaign
1980
Box: 180 Folder : 48 Elections: American Civil Liberties Union
1979-1981
Box: 180 Folder : 49 Elections: Americans for Democratic Action
1978-1985
Box: 180 Folder : 50 Elections: Ballot Access
1976-1980
Box: 180 Folder : 51 Elections: Ballot Access (Alaska, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, West Virginia)
1980
Box: 181 Folder : 1 Elections: Ballot Access Organizing Committee
1985-1987
Box: 181 Folder : 2 Elections: Black Political Groups
1978-1986
Box: 181 Folder : 3 Elections: California Peace and Freedom Party
1978-1984
Box: 181 Folder : 4 Elections: Campaign Mailing Lists
1980-1984
Box: 181 Folder : 5 Elections: Carter, Jimmy
1979-1984
Box: 181 Folder : 6 Elections: Citizens Party
1979-1980
Box: 181 Folder : 7 Elections: Coalition for Free and Open Elections: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence (I)
1985-1986
Box: 181 Folder : 8 Elections: Coalition for Free and Open Elections: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence (II)
1985-1986
Box: 181 Folder : 9 Elections: Committee for Fair Ballot Access
1976-1981
Box: 181 Folder : 10 Elections: Conyers, John
1978-1985
Box: 181 Folder : 11 Elections: Course Outlines: Electoral and Political Processes
1981-1987
Box: 181 Folder : 12 Elections: Democratic Party
1981-1982
Box: 181 Folder : 13 Elections: Democratic Party
1983-1986
Box: 181 Folder : 14 Elections: Democratic Socialism
1980-1983
Box: 181 Folder : 15 Elections: Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee
circa 1980
Box: 181 Folder : 16 Elections: Economic Research
circa 1980
Box: 181 Folder : 17 Elections: Farm Lobby
1978-1984
Box: 181 Folder : 18 Elections: Humanist Party
1984-1985
Box: 181 Folder : 19 Elections: Jackson, Jesse
1983-1984
Box: 181 Folder : 20 Elections: Jewish Vote
1984-1985
Box: 181 Folder : 21 Elections: Kennedy, Edward: Presidential Campaign
1979-1983
Box: 181 Folder : 22 Elections: Koch, Edward
1980-1983
Box: 181 Folder : 23 Elections: LaRouche, Lyndon
1980s
Box: 181 Folder : 24 Elections: Local Elections: Berkeley, California
1977
Box: 181 Folder : 25 Elections: Local Elections: Buffalo and New York City
1981-1983
Box: 181 Folder : 22 Elections: Libertarian Party
circa 1980
Box: 181 Folder : 27 Elections: Mondale, Walter
1983-1984
Box: 181 Folder : 28 Elections: New Alliance Party
1979-1986
Box: 181 Folder : 29 Elections: Party Platform Drafts
1979-1980
Box: 181 Folder : 30 Elections: Petition Campaign
1980
Box: 181 Folder : 31 Elections: Petition Campaign
1984
Box: 181 Folder : 33 Elections: Political Action Committee
1979
Box: 181 Folder : 34 Elections: Political Action Committee: Hall, Gus: Correspondence and Articles
1976-1984
Box: 181 Folder : 35 Elections: Political Action Committee: Hall, Gus: Correspondence and Articles
1980-1982
Box: 181 Folder : 36 Elections: Political Action Committee: "La Clave" Appearance: Notes and Correspondence
1984
Box: 181 Folder : 27 Elections: Political Action Committee: Reports
1984
Box: 181 Folder : 28 Elections: Political Action Committee: Reports and Notes
1976-1986
Box: 182 Folder : 1 Elections: Political Action Commission: Republican Party
1978-1981
Box: 182 Folder : 2 Elections: Political Action Commission: SALT Debate
1979
Box: 182 Folder : 3 Elections: Political Action Commission: Social Security
1981-1984
Box: 182 Folder : 4 Elections: Political Action Commission: Women Strike for Peace
1979-1981
Box: 182 Folder : 5 Elections: Postal Rate for Election Materials
1976-1983
Box: 182 Folder : 6 Elections: Rainbow Coalition Convention
1986
Box: 182 Folder : 7 Elections: Requests for Copies of State Election Codes
1979
Box: 182 Folder : 8 Elections: Social Democrats
1983-1984
Box: 182 Folder : 9 Elections: Socialist Workers Party
1979-1986
Box: 182 Folder : 10 Elections: State Elections
1979-1983
Box: 182 Folder : 11 Elections: State Elections, State of Arizona
1977-1984
Box: 182 Folder : 12 Elections: State Elections, State of Connecticut (I)
1978-1983
Box: 182 Folder : 13 Elections: State Elections, State of Connecticut (II)
1978-1983
Box: 182 Folder : 14 Elections: State Elections, State of Illinois
1979
Box: 182 Folder : 15 Elections: State Elections, State of Massachusetts
1977-1979
Box: 182 Folder : 16 Elections: State Elections, State of Michigan
1977-1979
Box: 182 Folder : 17 Elections: State Elections, State of Minnesota
1970s
Box: 182 Folder : 18 Elections: State Elections, State of New York
1943-1950
Box: 182 Folder : 19 Elections: State Elections, State of New York
May 14, 1955
Box: 182 Folder : 20 Elections: State Elections, State of New York
1976-1980
Box: 182 Folder : 21 Elections: State Elections, State of New York
1978-1979
Box: 182 Folder : 22 Elections: State Elections, State of New York
1978-1982
Box: 182 Folder : 23 Elections: State Elections, State of New York
1980-1986
Box: 182 Folder : 24 Elections: State Elections, State of New York
1982-1986
Box: 182 Folder : 25 Elections: State Elections, State of Ohio
1980
Box: 182 Folder : 26 Elections: State Elections, State of Oklahoma
1979
Box: 182 Folder : 27 Elections: State Elections, State of Oregon
1980
Box: 182 Folder : 28 Elections: State Elections, State of Pennsylvania
1976-1984
Box: 182 Folder : 29 Elections: State Elections, State of Wisconsin
1978-1986
Box: 182 Folder : 30 Elections: State Elections, State of Wisconsin
1983
Box: 182 Folder : 31 Elections: Third Parties
1979-1984
Box: 182 Folder : 32 Elections: Ultra-Right Groups
1979-1986
Box: 182 Folder : 33 Elections: U.S. Labor Party
1979-1980
Box: 182 Folder : 34 Elections: Unity Forum
1983-1984
Box: 182 Folder : 34 Elections: Unity Coalition
1981-1983
Box: 182 Folder : 36 Elections: Welfare
1981-1984
Box: 182 Folder : 37 Elections: Workers World Party
1980
Box: 183 Folder : 1 Legal: General
1955-1956
Box: 183 Folder : 2 Legal: American Press Clipping Service
1955-1956
Box: 183 Folder : 3 Legal: Bakke Decision Statement
1978
Box: 183 Folder : 4 Legal: Barth, Alan (Washington Post)
1955-1956
Box: 183 Folder : 5 Legal: Bridges, Harry (Newspaper Article on Citizenship Case)
Aug 9, 1955
Box: 183 Folder : 6 Legal: Chicago Joint Defense Committee
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 7 Legal: Civil Liberties Commission
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 8 Legal: Civil Liberties Organizations
1955-1956
Box: 183 Folder : 9 Legal: Communist Party of the U.S. v. Subversive Activities Control Board
circa 1955
Box: 183 Folder : 10 Legal: Daschbach, John
1955
Box: 183 Folder : 11 Legal: Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
1955
Box: 183 Folder : 12 Legal: Farr, George
May 1956
Box: 183 Folder : 13 Legal: Federal Election Commission v. Hall-Tyner Election Campaign Committee
1980
Box: 183 Folder : 14 Legal: Feinberg Law
1949-1955
Box: 183 Folder : 15 Legal: Fifth Amendment
1955
Box: 183 Folder : 16 Legal: Fund for the Republic
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 17 Legal: Galamison, Milton
1964
Box: 183 Folder : 18 Legal: Gelhorn, Walter
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 19 Legal: Green, John Raeburn
1955
Box: 183 Folder : 20 Legal: Hearings and Testimony
1955
Box: 183 Folder : 21 Legal: House Un-American Activities Committee, St. Louis, Missouri
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 22 Legal: HR 6869 Testimony and Correspondence
1978-1979
Box: 183 Folder : 23 Legal: Informers
1955-1956
Box: 183 Folder : 24 Legal: Integration
Aug 20, 1956
Box: 183 Folder : 25 Legal: Justice Department, Illegal Practices
1951
Box: 183 Folder : 26 Legal: Kempton, Murray
1955-1956
Box: 183 Folder : 27 Legal: Kutcher, James
1955-1956
Box: 183 Folder : 28 Legal: Lattimore, Owen, Speech on Fear and Foreign Policy
Dec 15, 1955
Box: 183 Folder : 29 Legal: Legislative Issues
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 30 Legal: Lightfoot, Claude
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 31 Legal: Matsusow, Harvey: Clippings, Articles
1953-1955
Box: 183 Folder : 32 Legal: McCarran Act: Amicus Brief
1955
Box: 183 Folder : 33 Legal: McCarran Act: Labor Resolutions
1950-1953
Box: 183 Folder : 34 Legal: McCarran Act: Pamphlet Draft
circa 1955
Box: 183 Folder : 35 Legal: McCarran-Walter Act: Supervisory Parole Fact Sheet
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 36 Legal: Nation, The: Correspondence
1949
Box: 183 Folder : 37 Legal: New York State Communist Party, Legislative Bureau: Testimony, Articles, Press Releases
1941-1955
Box: 183 Folder : 39 Legal: Smith Act: Amnesty
1955-1958
Box: 183 Folder : 40 Legal: Smith Act: Baltimore (US v. Frankfeld, et al.)
1950s
Box: 183 Folder : 41 Legal: Smith Act: Boston (US v. Russo, et al.)
1956-1957
Box: 183 Folder : 42 Legal: Smith Act: Cleveland
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 43 Legal: Smith Act: Correspondence
1956
Box: 183 Folder : 44 Legal: Smith Act: Denver
1957
Box: 184 Folder : 1 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Flynn, General
Aug 10, 1955
Box: 184 Folder : 2 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Flynn et al.: Bachrach Case
1955-1956
Box: 184 Folder : 3 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Flynn et al.: Charney, George Case
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 4 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Green
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 5 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Jackson, Jr. et al.
1955
Box: 184 Folder : 6 Legal: Smith Act: Katzen, Leon: Chicago Joint Defense Committee to Defeat the Smith Act
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 7 Legal: Smith Act: Labor Union Resolution
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 8 Legal: Smith Act: Memoranda, Notes and Distribution Materials
1955-1956
Box: 184 Folder : 9 Legal: Smith Act: Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania
1956-1957
Box: 184 Folder : 10 Legal: Smith Act: Montana
1956-1957
Box: 184 Folder : 12 Legal: Smith Act: Opposition
1956-1957
Box: 184 Folder : 13 Legal: Smith Act: Puerto Rico
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 14 Legal: Smith Act: "Record of Smith Act Cases"
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 15 Legal: Smith Act: Right to Counsel
1951-1955
Box: 184 Folder : 16 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Scales
1955-1956
Box: 184 Folder : 17 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Schneiderman: General
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 18 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Schneiderman: California Emergency Defense Committee
1955-1956
Box: 184 Folder : 19 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Schneiderman: Correspondence, Schneiderman
1955-1956
Box: 184 Folder : 20 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Schneiderman: Correspondence, Emergency Defense Committee
1955-1956
Box: 184 Folder : 21 Legal: Smith Act: US v. Schneiderman: Draft of Amicus Brief, Supreme Court
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 22 Legal: Smith Act: Smith Act and the Negro People
circa 1956
Box: 184 Folder : 23 Legal: Smith Act: Third Trial (Beginning April 9, 1956)
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 24 Legal: Smith Act: Trial Policy and Technical Drafts
1950s
Box: 184 Folder : 25 Legal: Smith Act: Trial Speeches and Notes
1951-1956
Box: 184 Folder : 26 Legal: Smith Act: Wellman, Saul: Family
1955-1957
Box: 184 Folder : 27 Legal: Smith Act: Wellman, Saul and Robert Thompson
1954-1956
Box: 184 Folder : 28 Legal: Smith Act: Wellman, Saul and Robert Thompson
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 29 Legal: Smith Act: Winston, Henry
1956
Box: 184 Folder : 30 Legal: Statement on the Humphrey-Hawkins Bill
1977
Box: 184 Folder : 31 Legal: Subversive Activities Control Board
circa 1955
Box: 184 Folder : 32 Legal: US v. Rosenberg: Articles and Clemency Appeals
circa 1955
Box: 184 Folder : 33 Legal: US v. Rosenberg: Clippings (I)
1953
Box: 184 Folder : 34 Legal: US v. Rosenberg: Clippings (II)
1953
Box: 184 Folder : 35 Legal: US v. Rosenberg: National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case
1953
Box: 184 Folder : 37 Legal: US v. Rosenberg: Sobell, Martin
1952-1954
Box: 184 Folder : 36 Legal: US v. Rosenberg: Reports, Press Releases, and Notes
1952-1954

Subseries I.F: Staff Files, 1946-2007. 7 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains the administrative records of assorted staff members of the CPUSA. The work of many important CPUSA leaders such as William Z. Foster, Eugene Dennis, Benjamin Davis, Sam Webb, William Weinstone, and Henry Winston is documented here. The files of Arnold Becchetti and Lou Diskin, who each served the Party in a variety of capacities, make up a large portion of this subseries. Correspondence files, memos, notes, and reports address a wide range of subject matters including labor issues, member education, international communism, and Marxist theory.

Arrangement

Researchers are advised that this subseries contains only staff files that were created in the context of administrative tasks of the CPUSA; it does not contain staff files created out of the scope of administrative work. Correspondence, research, writings, and other items of a biographical nature which document a member's private life and activity outside of the CPUSA are considered personal papers and can be found in Series IX: Individuals.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 246 Folder : 1 Becchetti, Arnold: 1980 Hall/Tyner Campaign: Directives, Distribution Materials, Statements
1975-1980
Box: 246 Folder : 2 Becchetti, Arnold: Academic Commission: Defense of Professor Paul Nyden
1976-1977
Box: 246 Folder : 3 Becchetti, Arnold: Building Fund Committee: Memoranda (Advance Realty Corp)
1978-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 4 Becchetti, Arnold: Central Committee: Dec 1977 Plenum Reports and Minutes
1978-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 5 Becchetti, Arnold: Central Committee: Dues Payment and Finances
1978-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 6 Becchetti, Arnold: Central Committee: Executive Commitee
1976
Box: 246 Folder : 7 Becchetti, Arnold: Central Committee: Library
1976
Box: 246 Folder : 8 Becchetti, Arnold: Central Committee: Memoranda, Reports, Resolutions (I)
1975-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 9 Becchetti, Arnold: Central Committee: Memoranda, Reports, Resolutions (II)
1975-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 10 Becchetti, Arnold: Central Committee: Reports on Homosexuality
1975-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 11 Becchetti, Arnold: Communications and Media Department
1978-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 12 Becchetti, Arnold: Daily World: Distribution
1975-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 13 Becchetti, Arnold: Daily World: Fund Drives
1975-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 14 Becchetti, Arnold: Henry Winston 60th Birthday Celebration
1971
Box: 246 Folder : 15 Becchetti, Arnold: International Affairs Department
1975-1976
Box: 246 Folder : 16 Becchetti, Arnold: International Affairs Department: Statements and Memoranda
1977-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 17 Becchetti, Arnold: National Conventions, 21st
1975
Box: 246 Folder : 18 Becchetti, Arnold: National Department of Social and Economic Rights: Meeting Minutes, Reports, Directives
1977-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 19 Becchetti, Arnold: National Education Department: Discussion Guides
1951-1977
Box: 246 Folder : 20 Becchetti, Arnold: National Education Department: Notes
1967
Box: 246 Folder : 21 Becchetti, Arnold: National Education Department: Party School Evaluations
1968-1969
Box: 246 Folder : 22 Becchetti, Arnold: National Education Department: State Party School Curriculum
circa 1960s
Box: 246 Folder : 23 Becchetti, Arnold: National Education Department: Workers' Schools and Club Education
1975-1981
Box: 246 Folder : 24 Becchetti, Arnold: History Commission: Anthology on CPUSA History
1977-1978
Box: 246 Folder : 25 Becchetti, Arnold: National Labor Commission: Farm, Steel, Coal Directives and Reference Materials
1975-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 26 Becchetti, Arnold: New York State Party Organizer: November 1978 Content
1978
Box: 246 Folder : 27 Becchetti, Arnold: Notes and Reference Materials
circa 1970s
Box: 478 Folder : 9-22 Becchetti, Arnold: Office Files
1988-1990
Box: 246 Folder : 28 Becchetti, Arnold: Party Affairs: Content and Distribution
1975-1979
Box: 246 Folder : 29 Becchetti, Arnold: Senior Citizens' Commission
circa 1975
Box: 246 Folder : 30 Bittleman, Alexander: "America's National Purpose and Goal"
undated
Box: 246 Folder : 31 Brandt, Joseph: 1966 Draft Party Program Scrapbook
1966
Box: 246 Folder : 32 Davis, Benjamin J.: General
1960s
Box: 246 Folder : 33 Davis, Benjamin J.: African-American Civil Rights: Notes and Article
1960s
Box: 247 Folder : 1 Davis, Benjamin J.; Dennis, Eugene; Hathaway, Clarence: Correspondence
1958-1959
Box: 247 Folder : 2 Dennis, Eugene: Reports, Resolutions, Speeches
1948-1958
Box: 247 Folder : 3 Dennis, Eugene: Statement on Communist Party Office and Daily Worker Raids
1956
Box: 247 Folder : 4 Diskin, Lou: Academic Conferences: Articles, Correspondence
1985
Box: 247 Folder : 5 Diskin, Lou: Academic Freedom: Articles, Correspondence and Notes
1985
Box: 247 Folder : 6 Diskin, Lou: American Writers Congress: Agenda, Distribution Materials, Program
1982
Box: 247 Folder : 7 Diskin, Lou: Annual Eastern Marxist Scholars Conference, 1st: Planning
1980
Box: 247 Folder : 8 Diskin, Lou: Annual Eastern Marxist Scholars Conference, 2nd: Planning
1981
Box: 247 Folder : 9 Diskin, Lou: Anti-Sovietism: Articles and Notes
1981-1983
Box: 247 Folder : 10 Diskin, Lou: Bicentennial Celebrations: Articles and Correspondence
1972-1974
Box: 247 Folder : 11 Diskin, Lou: Books and Literature: Correspondence and Notes
1983
Box: 247 Folder : 12 Diskin, Lou: Cameron, Kenneth Neill: The Fundamentals of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy
1985
Box: 247 Folder : 13 Diskin, Lou: Citibank and Economics: Article and Newsletters
1979-1981
Box: 247 Folder : 14 Diskin, Lou: Communism in Academia: Correspondence, Distribution Materials
1962-1989
Box: 247 Folder : 15 Diskin, Lou: Communism in the Media: Correspondence and Handbook
1985
Box: 247 Folder : 16 Diskin, Lou: Conference of Chicano-Mexicano Communists: Reports and Notes
1982-1985
Box: 247 Folder : 17 Diskin, Lou: Conference of Chicano-Mexicano Communists: Correspondence, Distribution Materials and Reports
1982-1985
Box: 247 Folder : 18 Diskin, Lou: Correspondence and Distribution Materials
1979
Box: 247 Folder : 19 Diskin, Lou: Correspondence and Meeting Notes
1973-1979
Box: 247 Folder : 20 Diskin, Lou: Distribution Materials
1980-1982
Box: 247 Folder : 21 Diskin, Lou: European Communism: Articles
1979-1980
Box: 247 Folder : 22 Diskin, Lou: European Communism: Articles and Clippings
1976
Box: 247 Folder : 23 Diskin, Lou: European Communism: Articles and Clippings
1977
Box: 247 Folder : 24 Diskin, Lou: Finance: Articles and Clippings
1981
Box: 247 Folder : 25 Diskin, Lou: Gus Hall Speech
1962
Box: 247 Folder : 26 Diskin, Lou: Harrington, Michael: Articles About and Articles By
1972-1986
Box: 247 Folder : 27 Diskin, Lou: Healey, Dorothy Resignation: Articles
1973
Box: 247 Folder : 28 Diskin, Lou: International Communism: Clippings
1934-1964
Box: 247 Folder : 29 Diskin, Lou: International Publishers: Party Bookstores: Article and Notes
1980-1982
Box: 247 Folder : 30 Diskin, Lou: Marxism in Higher Education
1979-1980
Box: 247 Folder : 31 Diskin, Lou: Marxist Literature: Articles
1974-1984
Box: 247 Folder : 32 Diskin, Lou: Marxist Scholars Conferences (Chicago, Cincinnati, Seattle): Correspondence and Distribution Materials
1982-1984
Box: 247 Folder : 33 Diskin, Lou: Marxist Scholarship
1975-1979
Box: 248 Folder : 1 Diskin, Lou: Marxist Scholarship
1980-1982
Box: 248 Folder : 2 Diskin, Lou: Marxist Scholarship: Distrubition Materials, Monographs
1979-1982
Box: 248 Folder : 3 Diskin, Lou: Marxist Study Series: Articles and Correspondence
1973-1975
Box: 248 Folder : 4 Diskin, Lou: Meeting Notes and Distribution Materials
undated
Box: 248 Folder : 5 Diskin, Lou: National Academic Commission: Meeting Notes, Correspondence, Reports
1984-1986
Box: 248 Folder : 6 Diskin, Lou: National Commission on Culture: Notes, Correspondence, Distribution Materials
1979-1983
Box: 248 Folder : 7 Diskin, Lou: National Commission on Culture: Meeting Minutes, Distribution Materials
1983-1984
Box: 248 Folder : 8 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Marxism in Higher Education: Articles, Notes
1985-1986
Box: 248 Folder : 9 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Marxist Education Notes and Distribution Materials
1983
Box: 248 Folder : 10 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Marxist Educational Press
1978-1984
Box: 248 Folder : 11 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Marxist Schools: Course Outlines
1984-1987
Box: 248 Folder : 12 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Meeting Notes and Distribution Materials
1985
Box: 248 Folder : 13 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Party Bookstores: Articles, Notes and Distribution Materials
1988
Box: 248 Folder : 14 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Regional Training Schools: Reports and Correspondence
1983
Box: 248 Folder : 15 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Socialist Theory Articles
1956-1985
Box: 248 Folder : 16 Diskin, Lou: National Education Commission: Youth Organization: Articles
1983
Box: 248 Folder : 17 Diskin, Lou: National History Commission: Plan of Work
1985
Box: 248 Folder : 18 Diskin, Lou: National Organization Department: Meeting Minutes and Notes
1985
Box: 248 Folder : 19 Diskin, Lou: National School: Notes
circa 1986
Box: 248 Folder : 20 Diskin, Lou: New Jersey District: Correspondence, Articles
1984-1985
Box: 248 Folder : 21 Diskin, Lou: Notes
circa 1980s
Box: 248 Folder : 22 Diskin, Lou: Notes and Correspondence
1977-1985
Box: 249 Folder : 1 Diskin, Lou: Notes: Political Bureau, Education Department, Political Affairs
1977-1985
Box: 249 Folder : 2 Diskin, Lou: Political Affairs Conference: Notes and Plan of Work
circa 1985
Box: 249 Folder : 3 Diskin, Lou: Political Bureau: Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, Distribution Materials
1984
Box: 249 Folder : 4 Diskin, Lou: Political Bureau: National Convention, 23rd: Pre-Convention Discusstion Notes
1983
Box: 249 Folder : 5 Diskin, Lou: Program Committee: 1981 Program Drafts, Correspondence and Notes
1978-1980
Box: 249 Folder : 6 Diskin, Lou: Program Committee: 1981 Program Drafts, Correspondence and Notes
1979
Box: 249 Folder : 7 Diskin, Lou: Program Committee: 1981 Program Drafts, Correspondence and Notes
1979-1981
Box: 249 Folder : 8 Diskin, Lou: Social Democracy: Articles and Clippings
circa 1978
Box: 249 Folder : 9 Diskin, Lou: Social Democracy: Clippings
1976-1979
Box: 249 Folder : 10 Diskin, Lou: Social Democracy: Clippings
1967-1976
Box: 249 Folder : 11 Diskin, Lou: Social Democracy: Distribution Materials and Notes
1973
Box: 249 Folder : 12 Diskin, Lou: Social Democrats, U.S.: National Convention (1976) Resolutions, Distribution Materials
1976
Box: 249 Folder : 13 Diskin, Lou: U.S. Federation of Scholars and Scientists: World Scientific Conference on Security and Disarmament
1988
Box: 249 Folder : 14 Diskin, Lou: Youth Outreach: Guidelines and Clippings
1978
Box: 249 Folder : 15 Dolsen, James: Correspondence, Writings and FBI Reports
1965-1985
Box: 249 Folder : 16 Eschweiler, Joseph: "A Letter to the Program Drafting Committee"
1954
Box: 249 Folder : 17 Foster, William Z.: Correspondence and Articles
Box: 249 Folder : 18 Foster, William Z.: Correspondence: Gus Hall Memo to Communist Party of the U.S., Convention Discussion
1946-1960
Box: 249 Folder : 19 Foster, William Z.: Reports
1956-1959
Box: 249 Folder : 20 Foster, William Z.: Response to Earl Browder's Charge of Revisionism
Apr 6 1950
Box: 249 Folder : 21 Foster, William Z.: Writings, Essays
1940s-1950s
Box: 249 Folder : 22 Gerson, Simon: Notes
circa 1980s
Box: 249 Folder : 23 Heller, Abraham A.: Correspondence and Notes
1926-1947
Box: 249 Folder : 24 Heller, Abraham A.: Industrial Revival in Soviet Russian 1921-1943: Correspondence and Revies
undated
Box: 249 Folder : 25 Jackson, James E.: Retirement Memorandum
Jan 1992
Box: 249 Folder : 26 Johnstone, Jack: Speech on Labor United
1941
Box: 249 Folder : 27 Lima, Mickie: "Opportunism in the Labor Movement and the Struggle for Peace"
Sep 1968
Box: 249 Folder : 28 Lumer, Hyman: Articles: Domestic Affairs
1970s
Box: 249 Folder : 29 Lumer, Hyman: Articles: International Affairs
1960s-1970s
Box: 250 Folder : 1 Mitchell, Charlene: Opening Report to Conference of Lawyers and Law Students
Jan 1975
Box: 250 Folder : 2 Mullings, Leith: Correspondence and Reference Materials on Marxism and Sexuality
1973
Box: 250 Folder : 3 Perlo, Victor: Political Economy Textbook
Jul 1979
Box: 250 Folder : 4 Ristorucci, Roque: Notes
1980-1981
Box: 250 Folder : 5 Rubin, Danny: Articles by
1994-2000
Box: 250 Folder : 6 Rutenberg, Charles: Anti-War Materials and Copies of Correspondence
circa 1918
Box: 250 Folder : 7 Wagenknecht, Hortense Allison: Notes from National Convention, 12th, 18th
1944-1966
Box: 250 Folder : 8 Webb, Sam: Art Shields Memorial Committee: Art Shields Tribute: Planning, Sponsors, Speeches
1988
Box: 250 Folder : 9 Webb, Sam: Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, 18th Convention: Resolutions
1989
Box: 250 Folder : 10 Webb, Sam: Eastern Europe and the Middle East
1990-1991
Box: 250 Folder : 11 Webb, Sam: Educational Materials: Teachers' Guide, Notes, Articles
circa 1990
Box: 250 Folder : 12 Webb, Sam: Health Care: Articles, Reports
1990
Box: 250 Folder : 13 Webb, Sam: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
1988-1990
Box: 250 Folder : 14 Webb, Sam: Maquiladora Factory System: George Myers Correspondence
1987-1988
Box: 250 Folder : 15 Webb, Sam: Michigan District: Reports and Speeches
1983-1991
Box: 250 Folder : 16 Webb, Sam: Michigan State Representative Campaign: Distribution Materials
1986
Box: 250 Folder : 17 Webb, Sam: National Conventions, 25th: Prep Commitee: Gus Hall Speech, Meeting Minutes
1991
Box: 250 Folder : 18 Webb, Sam: National Conventions, 27th: Reports
2001
Box: 250 Folder : 19 Webb, Sam: National Council and National Board: Correspondence, Reports, Meeting Minutes (Ted Pearson Disciplined)
1990
Box: 250 Folder : 20 Webb, Sam: National Labor Department: Auto and Steel Meeting Notes, Reports, Resolutions
1989-1990
Box: 250 Folder : 21 Webb, Sam: National Labor Department: Auto Industry: Articles, Resolutions, Distribution Materials
1989-1990
Box: 250 Folder : 22 Webb, Sam: National Labor Department: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes, Articles
1984-1990
Box: 250 Folder : 23 Webb, Sam: National Labor Department: Delta Pride Catfish Strike
1988-1990
Box: 250 Folder : 24 Webb, Sam: National Labor Department: Eastern Airlines Strike: Memoranda, Reports, Articles
1989
Box: 250 Folder : 25 Webb, Sam: National Labor Department: Gaboury, Fred: Correspondence and Speeches
1989-1991
Box: 250 Folder : 26 Webb, Sam: National Labor Department: United Auto Works: Constitutional Convention, 29th: Report and Resolutions
1989
Box: 250 Folder : 27 Webb, Sam: National Labor Department: United Auto Workers: New Directions: Articles, Resolutions and Constitution
1989
Box: 250 Folder : 28 Webb, Sam: National Teachers' Commission
1989
Box: 250 Folder : 29 Webb, Sam: Northern California District: National Convention, 25th: Party Factionalism
1990-1992
Box: 250 Folder : 30 Webb, Sam: Occupational Health and Safety
1989
Box: 250 Folder : 31 Webb, Sam: Pittson Coal Miners' Strike
1989
Box: 250 Folder : 32 Webb, Sam: Post-Cold War Economic Conversion
1989-1990
Box: 250 Folder : 33 Webb, Sam: Program Committee: Program Drafts, Articles, Correspondence, Notes
1989-1990
Box: 250 Folder : 34 Webb, Sam: United Auto Workers: A New Beginning: Materials from Educational Conference for United Auto Workers Members
1989-1990
Box: 250 Folder : 35 Webb, Sam: Women's Equality Commission: Meeting Minutes
1987
Box: 250 Folder : 36 Webb, Sam: "Working Paper on the Nature Role and Tasks of Communist Party"
2007
Box: 251 Folder : 1 Weinstone, William: Manuscripts on Equality Resolution and Exceptionist Theory
undated
Box: 251 Folder : 2 Weinstone, William: "Memorandum on Comrade Foster's Works"
Feb 25, 1950
Box: 251 Folder : 3 Weinstone, William: "On the Crisis Period of the Party, 1956-1960"
cira 1960
Box: 251 Folder : 4 Wessel, Evelyn: War Manpower Commission Hearing: Correspondence
1945
Box: 251 Folder : 5 Winston, Henry: Correspondence, Distribution Materials, Speeches (I)
1984
Box: 251 Folder : 6 Winston, Henry: Correspondence, Distribution Materials, Speeches (II)
1984
Box: 251 Folder : 7 Winston, Henry: Speeches: Black Equality in the U.S.
1978
Box: 251 Folder : 8 Winter, Carl: General
circa 1960s
Box: 251 Folder : 9 Winter, Carl: 1976 Draft Party Program: Jim West Notes
1976-1977
Box: 251 Folder : 10 Winter, Carl: 1976 Draft Party Program: Reference Materials
1974-2003
Box: 251 Folder : 11 Winter, Carl: 1976 Draft Party Program: Tommy Dennis Notes
1974-2003
Box: 251 Folder : 12 Winter, Carl: 1981 Draft Party Program: Notes
1974-2003
Box: 251 Folder : 13 Winter, Carl: African American Liberation: Program Framework Notes
1978
Box: 251 Folder : 14 Winter, Carl: Correspondence, Articles, Notes
1937-1979
Box: 251 Folder : 15 Winter, Carl: Correspondence, Articles, Notes
1980-1992
Box: 251 Folder : 16 Winter, Carl: Correspondence, Articles, Notes, Biography
circa 1950s-1980s
Box: 251 Folder : 17 Winter, Carl: Notes
1978
Box: 251 Folder : 18 Winter, Carl: Notes on Bill Mandel
circa 1985
Box: 251 Folder : 19 Winter, Carl: Program Committee (I)
1975-1980
Box: 251 Folder : 20 Winter, Carl: Program Committee (II)
1975-1980
Box: 251 Folder : 21 Winter, Carl: Proposal for Daily Paper: Communist Parties of U.S. and Great Britain
1975-1980

Subseries I.G: International Correspondence, 1972-1992

Scope and Contents

These records include correspondence with national Communist Party organizations around the world.

Arrangement

International correspondence is arranged alphabetically. Financial and membership files at the end of the subersies have not been arranged by an archivist.

Conditions Governing Access

Membership application files in this subseries are restricted until 2037 to respect applicant privacy.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 291 Folder : 1 Afghanistan
1986
Box: 291 Folder : 2 Argentina
1987 August 6
Box: 291 Folder : 3 Canada
1987
Box: 291 Folder : 4 Chile Correspondence
1974 October 10
Box: 291 Folder : 5 China Correspondence
1997
Box: 291 Folder : 6 Colombia
1992
Box: 291 Folder : 7 Costa Rica
1987 June 26
Box: 291 Folder : 8 Cuba Correspondence
1987
Box: 291 Folder : 9 Cyprus Correspondence
2000
Box: 291 Folder : 10 Czechoslovakia
1985
Box: 291 Folder : 11 Denmark Correspondence
1992
Box: 291 Folder : 12 Dominica Correspondence
1960
Box: 291 Folder : 13 Dominican Republic Correspondence
1987
Box: 291 Folder : 14 Ecuador Correspondence
1988 July 1
Box: 291 Folder : 15 Egypt Correspondence
1981
Box: 291 Folder : 16 El Salvador Correspondence
1982 October 1
Box: 291 Folder : 17 Ethiopia Correspondence
1988 November 1
Box: 291 Folder : 18 Federal Republic of Germany
1987
Box: 291 Folder : 19 Federal Republic of Germany Correspondence
1987 February 5
Box: 291 Folder : 20 Finland
1991
Box: 291 Folder : 21 France
1983
Box: 291 Folder : 22-23 German Democratic Republic
1983 June
Box: 291 Folder : 24-25 German Democratic Republic Correspondence
up to 1978
Box: 296 Folder : 23-24 Great Britain Correspondence
1979
Box: 296 Folder : 25 Greece Correspondence
1982
Box: 292 Folder : 1-2 Greece Correspondence
1981
Box: 292 Folder : 3 Grenada Correspondence
1986
Box: 292 Folder : 4 Guadalupe Correspondence
1992
Box: 292 Folder : 5 Guatemala Correspondence
1990 July 1
Box: 292 Folder : 6 Guyana Correspondence
1972
Box: 292 Folder : 7 Haiti Correspondence
1988
Box: 292 Folder : 8 Honduras Correspondence
1987
Box: 292 Folder : 9 Hungary Correspondence
1991
Box: 292 Folder : 10 India Correspondence
1992
Box: 292 Folder : 11 Indonesia Correspondence
1980
Box: 292 Folder : 12 Iran Correspondence
1990
Box: 292 Folder : 13 Iraq Correspondence
1988
Box: 292 Folder : 14 Ireland Correspondence
1975
Box: 292 Folder : 15 Ireland Workers Party
1979
Box: 292 Folder : 16 Israel Correspondence
1991
Box: 292 Folder : 17 Italy Correspondence
1990
Box: 292 Folder : 18 Jamaica Communist Party
1982
Box: 292 Folder : 19 Jamaica Workers Party Correspondence
1986
Box: 292 Folder : 20 Japan Correspondence
1992
Box: 292 Folder : 21 Jordan Correspondence
2000
Box: 292 Folder : 22 Korea Correspondence
1983
Box: 292 Folder : 23 Laos Correspondence
2006 February 21
Box: 292 Folder : 24 Lebanon Correspondence
1991
Box: 292 Folder : 25 Libya Correspondence
1987 April 6
Box: 292 Folder : 26 Luxenburg Correspondence
1991 January 16
Box: 292 Folder : 27 Madagascar Correspondence
1992
Box: 292 Folder : 28 Malawi Correspondence
1982
Box: 293 Folder : 1 Malta Correspondence
1988 May 25
Box: 293 Folder : 2 Martinique Correspondence
1984
Box: 293 Folder : 3 Mauritious Clippings
2003 September 2
Box: 293 Folder : 4 Mexico Communist Party of Mexico Correspondence
1982
Box: 293 Folder : 5 Mexico Popular Socialist Party of Mexico Correspondence
1981 October 1
Box: 293 Folder : 6 Mexico Toledano Institute
1981 November 2
Box: 293 Folder : 7 Mongolia Correspondence
1987 March 16
Box: 293 Folder : 8 Morocco Correspondence
1979 January 15
Box: 293 Folder : 9 Mozambique Correspondence
1986 October 25
Box: 293 Folder : 10 NATO Party Statements
1989
Box: 293 Folder : 11 Nepal Correspondence
1996
Box: 293 Folder : 12 Netherlands Correspondence
1992 September 2
Box: 293 Folder : 13 New Zealand Correspondence
1992
Box: 293 Folder : 14 Nicaragua Correspondence
1992
Box: 293 Folder : 15 Nigeria Correspondence
1988 October 26
Box: 293 Folder : 16 Norway Correspondence
1987
Box: 293 Folder : 17 Oman General Information and Documents
1990
Box: 293 Folder : 18 Pakistan Correspondence
1990
Box: 293 Folder : 19 Palestine Communist Party Correspondence
1990
Box: 293 Folder : 20 Palestine Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Palestine Liberation Organization Correspondence
1992
Box: 293 Folder : 21 Panama Correspondence
1989 December 21
Box: 293 Folder : 22 Paraguay Correspondence
1981 October 15
Box: 293 Folder : 23 Partido Comunista Puertorriqueno
1983
Box: 293 Folder : 24 Peru Correspondence
1988 October 10
Box: 293 Folder : 25 Philippines Correspondence
1992 June 13
Box: 293 Folder : 26 Poland Correspondence
1990 December
Box: 293 Folder : 27-28 Poland Documents of Fraternal Parties re Martial Law
1982 January 1
Box: 293 Folder : 28-29 Portugal Correspondence
2000 June 9
Box: 296 Folder : 26, 29 Puerto Rican Communist Party Correspondence
1990
Box: 296 Folder : 27 Puerto Rico Communist Party Correspondence
1968-1978
Box: 296 Folder : 28 Puerto Rico Communist Party Correspondence
1979
Box: 294 Folder : 1-2 Puerto Rico Correspondence and Documents
1982
Box: 294 Folder : 3 Puerto Rico Current
1978 August
Box: 294 Folder : 4-5 Puerto Rico Documents
1991
Box: 294 Folder : 6 El problema nacional puertorriqueno
1984
Box: 294 Folder : 7 Reunion Correspondence
1980 April 15
Box: 294 Folder : 8 Romania Correspondence
1996
Box: 294 Folder : 9 Russia-Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Communist Party of the United States
1999 February 22
Box: 294 Folder : 10 San Marino Correspondence
1984 December 4
Box: 294 Folder : 11 Saudi Arabia Correspondence
1990 November 2
Box: 294 Folder : 12 Senegal Correspondence
1990 March 15
Box: 294 Folder : 13 Somalia Correspondence
1980 August 21
Box: 294 Folder : 14 South Africa African National Conference
1988 January 8
Box: 294 Folder : 15 South Africa Correspondence
1996 September 2
Box: 294 Folder : 16 South Korea
1992 December 4
Box: 294 Folder : 17 South Korea Correspondence
1992
Box: 294 Folder : 18 Spain Correspondence
1985 May 6
Box: 294 Folder : 19 Spain Correspondence Communist Party of Spain
1984 December 13
Box: 294 Folder : 20 Sri Lanka Correspondence
1991 March 1
Box: 294 Folder : 21 St. Lucia Correspondence
1983 June 28
Box: 294 Folder : 22 St. Vincent Correspondence
1985 May 28
Box: 294 Folder : 23 Sudan Correspondence
1991 May 16
Box: 294 Folder : 24 Sweden Left Party Communists
1982 February 10
Box: 294 Folder : 25 Sweden Workers Party Communist Correspondence
1992 October
Box: 294 Folder : 26 Switzerland Correspondence
1979 December 11
Box: 294 Folder : 27 Syria Correspondence
1984 October 26
Box: 294 Folder : 28 Tanzania Correspondence
1975
Box: 294 Folder : 29 Trinidad Correspondence
1983
Box: 294 Folder : 30 Tunisia Correspondence
1987
Box: 294 Folder : 31 Turkey Correspondence
2004
Box: 294 Folder : 32-33 U.S.S.R. Correspondence
1992
Box: 294 Folder : 34 Uruguay Correspondence
1992
Box: 295 Folder : 1 Venezuela Correspondence
1991
Box: 295 Folder : 2 Vietnam Correspondence
2006
Box: 295 Folder : 3 West Berlin Correspondence
1987
Box: 295 Folder : 4 Yemen Correspondence
1986
Box: 295 Folder : 5 Yugoslavia Correspondence
1989
Box: 295 Folder : 6 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, Various
1983 November 10
Box: 295 Folder : 7 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 20th
1972
Box: 295 Folder : 8 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 20th
1972
Box: 295 Folder : 9 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 21st
1974
Box: 295 Folder : 10 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 20th
1972
Box: 295 Folder : 11 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 22nd
1979
Box: 295 Folder : 12-13 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 23d
1983
Box: 295 Folder : 14 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 24th
1987
Box: 295 Folder : 15 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 24th
1987
Box: 295 Folder : 16 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 22nd Detroit
1979
Box: 295 Folder : 17-18 International Greetings: CPUSA Conventions, 22nd Detroit
1979
Box: 296 Folder : 1 International Greetings: Notebook Number 5
1990 February 12
Box: 296 Folder : 2-3 Information - CPUSA (International Affairs Committee)
1981-1990
Box: 296 Folder : 4-5 Youth Communist League Remarks, Speeches (John)
1991
Box: 296 Folder : 6 Young Workers Liberation League National Convention
1977 October
Box: 296 Folder : 7 People's Weekly World Payment History
2002
Box: 296 Folder : 8 Saluting a Drum Major for Peace: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
2003
Box: 296 Folder : 9 Banquet Reservations and Checks
2001
Box: 296 Folder : 10 Join the Communist Party Cards - RESTRICTED
1994
Box: 296 Folder : 11-12 People's Weekly World Banquet Booklets
2009
Box: 296 Folder : 13 Communist Party of the United States of America Member Applications - RESTRICTED
1994
Box: 296 Folder : 14 People's Weekly World Check Receipt Book
1992 July 17 - 1993 April 9
Box: 296 Folder : 15 Communist Party of the United States of America Check Receipt Book
1993 January 29
Box: 296 Folder : 16 People's Weekly World Banquet Ticket Sales Notebook
1991
Box: 296 Folder : 17 Monthly District Finance Report to National Committee
1994 August
Box: 296 Folder : 18 Club Finance Reports
1994-1995
Box: 296 Folder : 19 Club Dues Record
2000 April
Box: 296 Folder : 20 People's Weekly World Fund Drive Illinois
2000
Box: 296 Folder : 21 Monthly District Finance Reports to National Committee
1994
Box: 296 Folder : 22 Club Finance Report
1995 October-December

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Series II: State and District Records, 1925-2003

Scope and Content Note

The districts of the Communist Party, USA are administrative bodies at the regional level. Established by the Central Committee, they can cover one state, part of a state, or more than one state. Each district is made up of local clubs which form the most basic unit of the Party. Clubs are based on place of work (shop club) or on residence (neighborhood club). Officers of a district and/or a club may include a chairperson, finance secretary, educational director, labor secretary, press director, literature director, and recording secretary; multiple functions may be performed by one person. The records in this series provide a valuable illustration of how Party theory, policy, and initiatives are put into practice by membership across the country. These records include district correspondence, educational materials, essays, reports, notes, and audio recordings that reflect political discussions and policy across regional party offices. Audio recordings include state and regional conferences, committee meetings, and conventions.

Processing Information

Select audio recordings previously part of the Communist Party of the United States of America Audio Collection (TAM 132.001) were incorporated into subseries II.A and II.B and were integrated into the file arrangement.

Subseries II.A: States and Districts, 1925-1997. 1 Linear Feet 46 audiocassettes 27 sound tape reels

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents the activities of districts and states outside of New York. The bulk of these records derive from the 1960s and 1970s though there are a few materials from the first half of the 20th century. These records are not nearly as comprehensive as those of New York, presumably because each district did not systematically send records to the national office. The California and Illinois districts have the largest representation here, focusing mostly on Chicago and San Francisco. District convention materials and member correspondence files are noteworthy resources. The series includes select recordings of meetings from regional conventions and committees regarding official party policies and agendas.

A set of files from the Illinois state district were added to this subseries in 2018. They include committee reports, meeting minutes, budgets, election petitions, and publication from the 1980s. Meeting minutes and committee reports make up the bulk of these files, but other materials include ballot petitions and issues of campaign newsletters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 255 Folder : 1 California State District, Northern: AFL Section: Expulsion of Section Organizer
1950s
Box: 255 Folder : 2 California State District, Northern: Communist Party Program
1968
Box: 391 Folder : 66 California State District, Northern: Complaint Letter
1932 August 18
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0235 California State District, Northern: Conference on Racism and Opportunism in the Trade Union Movement [CPA #489]
1968 September
Box: 255 Folder : 3 California State District, Northern: Conference Working Class Concentration
Sep 1968
Box: 255 Folder : 4 California State District, Northern: Correspondence
1982
Box: 255 Folder : 5 California State District, Northern: Handbook for Club Discussions
undated
Box: 255 Folder : 6 California State District, Northern: Hill, Perry
1975-1976
Box: 255 Folder : 7 California State District, Northern: Homosexuality
1977-1981
Box: 255 Folder : 8 California State District, Northern: Member Discipline
1976-1984
Box: 255 Folder : 9 California State District, Northern: Political Action
1966-1968
Box: 255 Folder : 10 California State District, Northern: San Francisco Club: Proposals for Structural Change
circa 1967
Box: 255 Folder : 11 California State District, Northern: San Francisco Youth Club
1967
Box: 255 Folder : 12 California State District, Northern: Solicitations for Donations and Bequests
1992
Box: 255 Folder : 13 California State District, Northern: Women's Liberation
1970s
Box: 255 Folder : 14 California State District, Northern: Youth Membership
undated
Box: 255 Folder : 15 California State District, Southern: Bulletins: Red Letter
Jul 1975
Box: 255 Folder : 16 California State District, Southern: Convention Reports and Resolutions
May 30, 1975-Jun 1, 1975
Box: 255 Folder : 17 California State District, Southern: Convention "Resolution on Political Action" by Dorothy Healy
circa 1966
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0238 California State District, Southern: District Committee Meeting [CPA #410]
1968 September 14
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0236-132_0237 California State District, Southern: District Conference

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #379 and CPA #380.

1966 October 9
Box: 255 Folder : 18 California State District, Southern: District Convention
1969
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0239-132_0240 California State District, Southern: District Convention

Scope and Contents

Reel 239: Includes Dorothy Healey, and Mickey Lima [CPA #570]. Reel 240: Includes James Jackson [CPA #409].

1969 July 12-13
Box: 238 Folder : 16 California State District, Southern: District Convention Reports
1969
Box: 255 Folder : 19 California State District, Southern: Cyril Briggs Club
circa 1972
Box: 255 Folder : 20 California State District, Southern: Davis, Angela
1970s
Box: 255 Folder : 21 California State District, Southern: Education for New Members
1973
Box: 255 Folder : 22 California State District, Southern: Member Expulsion
1982-1983
Box: 255 Folder : 23 California State District, Southern: Racism, Homosexuality
1975-1984
Box: 255 Folder : 24 California State District: Sinclair, Upton: Epic Plan; Party Reaction
circa 1934
Box: 334 Cassette : 940 District Committee Meeting: Ted M. Report. Washington, DC
1980 April 4
Box: 308 Reel : 132_0314-132_0315 District Organizers Meeting

Scope and Contents

Tape 1: Includes representatives of Daily World, Political Committee, Young Workers Liberation League. Tape 1. [CPA #469]. Tape 2: [CPA #446].

1975 February 22-23
Box: 337 Cassette : 1964, 1991-1992 (Master cassette [31142063412715]) District Organizers Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1992: Includes Gus Hall and Victor Perlo. Cassette 1991: Includes Economic Discussion. Cassette 1964: Includes Gus Hall on Elections. Cassette 2755: Includes Gus Hall. New Tactics on Elections.

1984 September 18
Box: 340 Cassette : 2755 (Master cassette [31142063294741])
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0231 East Coast Conference [CPA #471]
October 13-14
Box: 334 Cassette : 1058 East Coast Regional Meeting. Includes Henry Winston and Pat Barile
1977 August 20
Box: 305 Reel : 132_0230 Eastern Regional Party Meeting: Hall, Gus and Claude Lightfoot, Reports and Discussion. Also includes James Jackson, and Arnold Johnson [CPA #430]
1967 May 6
Box: 255 Folder : 25 Florida State District: Correspondence
Mar 1997
Box: 255 Folder : 26 Indiana State District: Crawford, Ruth: Correspondence
1934
Box: 474 Folder : 1 Illinois State District: Budgets
1988
Box: 255 Folder : 27 Illinois State District: Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
1973-1975
Box: 255 Folder : 28 Illinois State District: Chicago Committee for American-Soviet Friendship
1973
Box: 255 Folder : 29 Illinois State District: Chicago Committee to Defend All Political Prisoners
1973-1974
Box: 255 Folder : 30 Illinois State District: Chicago Committee to Save Lives in Chile
1974-1976
Box: 255 Folder : 31 Illinois State District: City Executive Committee, Chicago: Hirschler Investigation
1925
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0245-132_0246 Illinois State District: Communist Party. 2nd Session [CPA #271]

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #271 and CPA #272.

1972 March 4
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0247 Illinois State District: Communits Party Convention [CPA #273]
1972
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0243-132_0244 Illinois State District: Communist Party Convention

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #275 and CPA #274.

1972 January 28-29
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0241-132_0242 Illinois State District: Communist Party Convention, 20th

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #373 and CPA #374.

1971 January 29
Box: 342 Cassette : 2639 Illinois State District: District Meeting
circa 1971
Box: 474 Folder : 2 Illinois State District: Elections: Candidate Statements of Economic Interest
1984
Box: 474 Folder : 3 Illinois State District: Elections: Hall-Davis-Flory Campaign: Receipt Book
1984
Box: 474 Folder : 4 Illinois State District: Elections: Nomination Petitions (sampled)
1984
Box: 255 Folder : 32 Illinois State District: Ernest DeMaio Tribute
1975
Box: 474 Folder : 5 Illinois State District: Proposal for District Newsletter
1987
Box: 474 Folder : 6 Illinois State District: Publications: Hall-Tyner-Flory Campiagner (Chicago, IL)
1976
Box: 474 Folder : 7 Illinois State District: Publications: Illinois Campaigner (Chicago, IL)
1980, 1984
Box: 474 Folder : 8 Illinois State District: Publications: Illinois Party Builder: Evaluation Questionnaire
1991
Box: 474 Folder : 9 Illinois State District: Publications: Red Letter: Issues with Edits
1973, 1980
Box: 255 Folder : 33 Illinois State District: Queen, Daniel: General
1971-1976
Box: 255 Folder : 34 Illinois State District: Queen, Daniel: American Ordnance Association
1969-1973
Box: 255 Folder : 35 Illinois State District: Queen, Daniel: Correspondence
1974-1976
Box: 255 Folder : 36 Illinois State District: Queen, Daniel: Educational Materials
circa 1975
Box: 255 Folder : 37 Illinois State District: Queen, Daniel: "Free All Political Prisoners"
1960s-1970s
Box: 255 Folder : 38 Illinois State District: Queen, Daniel: National Organization Against Racist and Political Repression
1972-1974
Box: 255 Folder : 39 Illinois State District: Queen, Daniel: National United Committee to Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners
1971-1972
Box: 255 Folder : 40 Illinois State District: Queen, Daniel: Notes
undated
Box: 332 Cassette : 1626-1631 Illinois State District: Section Convention
1974 November 23
Box: 328 Cassette : 1562 Illinois State District: Section Convention. Hall, Gus: Two Speeches
1972
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0248-132_0249 Illinois State District: State Committee Meeting

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #952 and CPA #953.

1970 January 24-25
Box: 474 Folder : 10 Illinois State District: State Committee and Board Meetings
1988-1990
Box: 474 Folder : 11 Illinois State District: State Committee Reports
1987-1988
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0251 Illinois State District: Youth Organization Meeting. Young Workers Liberation League Founding Convention Part 1 [CPA #254]
1970 January 30
Box: 255 Folder : 41 Massachusetts State District: Hood, Otis A.: Radio Broadcasts on Communism
1947-1949
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0252 Michigan State District: Communist Party Convention [CPA #458]
1970 October
Box: 334 Cassette : 1013 Michigan State District: State Committee Meeting. Henry Winston, The All-People's Front
1985 March 18
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0254 Michigan State District: Communist Party Meeting. Detroit Club Discussion [CPA #621]
undated
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0255 Michigan State District: Communist Party Meeting. Party Organization Report [CPA #620]
undated
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0253 Michigan State District: Communist Party Meeting. Report of Organization [CPA #500]
1967
Box: 255 Folder : 42 Michigan State District: Press Releases, Directives, Speech
1945-1948
Box: 255 Folder : 43 Minnesota State District: District Convention Minutes
1991 August
Box: 255 Folder : 44 Minnesota State District: "Program of Action Against the High Cost of Living"
circa 1945
Box: 255 Folder : 45 New Jersey State District: "Communism in American Federation of Teachers" (Essay by Carl Megel)
1983
Box: 255 Folder : 46 New Jersey State District: Leadership
1962 October
Box: 255 Folder : 47 Ohio State District: District Convention
1935 June
Box: 255 Folder : 48 Ohio State District: Doehler Shop Branch
1938-1942
Box: 391 Folder : 67 Pennsylvania, Eastern: May Day Rally Schedule
1942 May 1
Box: 255 Folder : 49 Pennsylvania, Eastern & Delaware State District
undated
Box: 334 Cassette : 1095 Regional Conference: Winston, Henry
1973 October 14
Box: 330 Cassette : 4904 South West Regional Conference: Discussion on Work in Locals
undated
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0232-132_0233 Southern States Meeting

Scope and Contents

Includes CPA #296 and CPA #297.

1974 May 22
Box: 306 Reel : 132_0234 Southern States Meeting: Discussion. Includes leading local activists [CPA #521]
undated
Box: 346 Cassette : 2105 State Committee Meeting: Davis, Ben: After 16th National Convention
1959 July 19
Box: 343 Cassette : 1878 State Committee Meeting
1977 June 26
Box: 334 Cassette : 1115 State Committee Meeting
1981 January 24
Box: 343 Cassette : 1908 State Committee Meeting
1982 March 13
Box: 334 Cassette : 1020-1022 State Committee Meeting
1982 January 9
Box: 334 Cassette : 1116 State Committee Meeting. Tyner, Jarvis: Report
1983 February 19
Box: 343 Cassette : 1902, 1918, 1929 State Committee Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1902: Includes Jarvis Tyner, Bill Davis, Kevin Mercadel and Kevin Lynch. Cassette 1918: Includes Jarvis Tyner, Irving Howe and Kevin Lynch. Cassette 1929: Includes Jarvis Tyner and Hector.

1983 July 9-10
Box: 334 Cassette : 1044 State Committee Meeting
1987 May 9
Box: 334 Cassette : 1043 (Master cassette [31142063413028]) State Committee Meeting

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1043: Includes Jarvis Tyner. Report. Cassette 2650: Includes Jarvis Tyner Discussing Black Capitalism.

1987 March 21
Box: 342 Cassette : 2650 (Master cassette [31142063294733])
Box: 337 Cassette : 2011 State Committee Meeting
1989 September 16
Box: 337 Cassette : 1997 State Committee Meeting
1990 September 22
Box: 343 Cassette : 1917 State Committee Meeting
1991 October 5
Box: 343 Cassette : 1877, 1887, 1931 State Committee Meeting
1991 October 20
Box: 343 Cassette : 1928 State Committee Meeting
1991 September 7
Box: 343 Cassette : 1884 State Committee Meeting
August 3
Box: 343 Cassette : 1907 State Committee Meeting: Discussion on South Africa
undated
Box: 343 Cassette : 1886 State Committee Meeting: Saturday Session. Includes Larry Moscowitz
May 9-10
Box: 343 Cassette : 1871 State Convention: Discussion on Racism
1971 March 27
Box: 330 Cassette : 4844 Unidentified District Meeting: Discussion, Includes Bill, Aaron and Ben
undated
Box: 255 Folder : 50 Washington State District Committee: Member Discipline
1982
Box: 342 Cassette : 2644 West Coast / South West Regional Conference
undated
Box: 328 Cassette : 1585-1586 Wisconsin State District: Conference

Scope and Contents

Cassette 1585: Includes Gus Hall, Party Building. Cassette 1586: Includes Gus Hall.

1968

Subseries II.B: New York State Records, 1938-2003

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains administrative records from the New York State District. The New York State District office occupies the same space as the national office headquarters; as a result, these records are significantly more extensive than those of other states or districts. These records are a rich resource for understanding how the Party galvanized members at the local club level by creating a sense of community and shared purpose. They provide ample evidence of how members applied Party theory to organizing around contemporary issues such as civil rights, ethnic communities, housing, racism, transportation, and the working class, particularly during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Meeting minutes, correspondence, district convention materials, membership applications, reports, resolutions, speeches, and recorded meetings can be found in this subseries, as well as the records