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Guide to the Cedric Belfrage Papers
||Belfrage, Cedric, 1904-1990.
||Cedric Belfrage Papers
||Cedric Belfrage, socialist, author, journalist, translator, and co-founder of the
National Guardian, was born in London in 1904. In 1927 Belfrage went to Hollywood, where he was hired
New York Sun and
Film Weekly as a correspondent. He became politically active, joining the Hollywood Anti-Nazi
League and co-editing a left literary magazine,
The Clipper. In 1948, he wrote for and helped found the
National Guardian (later
Guardian) to which he would remain affiliated until the 1960's. Belfrage was summoned in 1953
to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and in 1955, he
was deported back to his native England. Belfrage then travelled to Cuba in 1961,
and in 1962, travelled throughout South America before finally settling in Cuernavaca,
Mexico. In 1973, Belfrage returned to the U.S. for the first time since 1955, on a
publicity tour for a new book. Belfrage continued to write extensively until his last
years. He died in Mexico on June 21, 1990. The papers of Cedric Belfrage span the
years 1922-1990, with the bulk of the material from 1945-1985. The collection consists
mainly of Belfrage's writings both published and unpublished. The writings include
articles, travel notes, translations, short fiction and non-fiction essays, book manuscripts
and research files, and related correspondence. The collection also contains correspondence
(mostly incoming), documentation of Belfrage's political activities, biographical
materials and photographs.
||16.5 linear feet in 31 boxes.
||Boxes 1-29 are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org at least two business days prior to research visit.
Boxes 30 and 31 are stored at Bobst Library and can be accessed without advance notice.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English