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Guide to the Workers Party Records TAM.136

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Tamiment staff (2009)

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 18, 2014
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  , June 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Independent Socialist League.
Creator: Workers Party (1940-1949)
Title: Workers Party and Independent Socialist League Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1945-1958
Abstract: The Workers Party, a Trotskyist organization founded and led by Max Shachtman, split from the Socialist Workers Party in 1940, holding the Soviet Union to be a novel exploitative social formation, bureaucratic collectivism. Opposing the "two camps" of imperialism, the WP led struggles against the World War II no-strike pledge, and published Labor Action, and  The New International, both continuing until 1958, when the successor to the WP, the Independent Socialist League (1949-1958) merged with the Socialist Party. The collection contains minutes, correspondence, reports and resolutions, study guides, memorandums and position papers, and newsletters. Much of the material reflects the lively internal debates and factional conflicts within both the Workers Party and the Independent Socialist League.
Quantity: 3.0 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.136