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Collection processed by Amy Meselson in 1993. Edited by Maggie Schreiner in February 2014 for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials. Box 31 added in May 2014.

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 Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017  , August 2017

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cedric Belfrage Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1922-2003
Dates [bulk]: 1945-1985
Abstract: 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 by the  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 The collection consists mainly of Belfrage's writings both published and unpublished.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.
Quantity: 16.5 Linear Feet in 31 boxes.
Location: Boxes 1-29 are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu 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: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 143

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Historical/Biographical Note

Cedric Belfrage, socialist, author, journalist, translator, and co-founder of the National Guardian, was born in London on November 8, 1904. He came from a conservative middle-class family and his father was a doctor. During his childhood and adolescence he attended public school, and at the age of twenty-one went to college at Cambridge University. His early career as a film critic began there, where he published his first article in  Kinematograph Weekly on May 8, 1924.

In 1926 Belfrage travelled to New York where film criticism was a more profitable occupation. There he wrote for magazines and newspapers such as Picturegoer, Bioscope, The New York Herald Tribune, The Daily News, and  Commercial Art. Belfrage's characteristic ironic humor is evident even in these early writings. In 1927 his career as a film critic propelled him further west, to Hollywood. He traveled by train and arrived with $23.00. He was hired by the   New York Sun and  Film Weekly (based in London) as a Hollywood correspondent. In 1928 he was married to Virginia Bradford, a Hollywood starlet, whom he divorced about two years later.

Belfrage returned to London in 1930 as Sam Goldwyn's press agent. Once there, Lord Beaverbrook of the Sunday Express (later  Daily Express) soon hired him and in 1932 sent him back to Hollywood as the paper's correspondent.  The Express sent him on another film criticism journey in 1934, this time around the world. This voyage provided Belfrage with the material for his first book,  Away From It All (published in 1937 by Gollancz, Simon and Schuster, and Literary Guild, and in 1940 by Penguin). It was also during this voyage that Belfrage became politicized. Not only did he witness the poverty brought about by imperialism, but also "the advent of Hitlerism and the lack of alarm in the British ruling circles." (  Guardian obituary, Jul 4, 1990)

When Gollancz accepted Away From It All in 1936, Belfrage resigned from the  Express to settle back in Hollywood, with his new wife Molly Castle, and their daughter Sally. At this point he became politically active for the first time, joining the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League and the Spanish Republican Committee, and co-editing a left literary magazine,  The Clipper. He also collaborated with Theodore Dreiser on a book.  Away From It All proved successful, and Belfrage soon began work on his second book,  The Promised Land, dispelling various myths about Hollywood. In 1937, Belfrage met Claude Williams, a Presbyterian preacher from Arkansas, with whom he became fast friends and would have an on-going collaborative relationship. Williams was on a fund raising tour for his People's Institute of Applied Religion, a Christian Marxist organization in solidarity with southern sharecroppers and the Civil Rights movement. Belfrage wrote a biography of Williams that was published as  Let My People Go in 1937 by Gollancz (and as  South of God in 1938 by Left Book Club, and as   A Faith To Free The People in 1942 by Modern Age, Dryden Press and Book Find Club).

Belfrage's political engagement, which seems at this time to have centered on the broad based anti-fascist effort, led him to join the Communist Party in 1937. The fact the he withdrew his membership a few months later, and that he had only just begun to read Marx and Lenin, suggests that he joined because of the C.P.'s visible, accessible and organized protest against fascism, rather than because of any allegiance to the C.P. itself. After this break, Belfrage would maintain a friendly but critical relationship with the Communist Party.

In 1941, the Belfrage family, now including two year old Nicholas, moved to New York where Cedric served with British Intelligence. Also in 1941, he had an autobiography published, They All Hold Swords (Modern Age). He continued his work with British Intelligence until 1943, and in 1944 became a Press Control Officer in London for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditional Forces (SHAEF) Psychological Warfare Division (PWD). He was sent in this capacity to France and then to Germany where his mission was to de-Nazify the German press by helping found the first anti-fascist newspaper in Germany after World War II, the  Frankfurt Rundschau. At this time Belfrage met Jim Aronson who was working on the same project. The two would go on to found the  National Guardian (along with Jack McManus) and become life-long best friends.

Belfrage returned to the U.S. in 1945, where he settled with his family in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He received a Guggenheim fellowship to write Seeds of Destruction, his chronicle of de-Nazifying the German press, but the Cold War made its publication impossible until 1954 (Cameron & Kahn). At this time, he also worked on his novel about the U.S. funeral industry,  Abide With Me (Sloane Associates, N.Y., 1948, Secker & Warburg, London, 1948, translated in Germany and Czechoslovakia). In 1947 his third child, Anne, was born.

In the summer of 1948, Belfrage travelled to southeast Missouri to visit Claude Williams. He spent several months there and was introduced to Claude's friends, Owen Whitfield (Whit), a black sharecropper preacher, and Thad Snow, a white cotton planter and Whit's neighbor. From them Belfrage learned about the Sharecropper's Strike of 1939, which was organized by Whit and Thad. He began writing a book on this event and these two men, but never completed it (though he took it up again in 1982), due to another project that came up: founding a newspaper.

The fall of 1948 marks the birth of The National Guardian, a progressive newsweekly. Its purpose was, as Belfrage put it in his address to the 1980 Meiklejohn Institute Symposium on HUAC, "to oppose head-on both the witch-hunts and the Cold War of which they were the domestic auxiliary," but on a strictly non-partisan basis. The paper also aimed to unify the left, as Belfrage explained in a 1986  Guardian interview: "There's apparently something about Marxism which makes its devotees fight each other like cats and dogs. And this was an attempt to stop that." (published in the Fall 1988 40th Anniversary Journal). This goal of unity typifies Belfrage's political stand, which was critical but always aiming to strengthen ties among leftist groups rather than emphasize differences.

The National Guardian drew its readership largely from the Progressive Party. The first issue featured an article by progressive Henry Wallace, whom the  National Guardian endorsed as a presidential candidate on the independent ballot that year. The paper also found support in the American Labor Party. Congressman Vito Marcantonio was especially enthusiastic about the paper. It reported on such issues and events as the trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, charged with 'atomic espionage' for the Soviet Union, the Korean War (the paper opposed it), the indictment of reporter Anna Louise Strong (  National Guardian foreign correspondent) in the Soviet Union as a U.S. spy, the Trenton Six, the murder of Emmet Till, and the growth of the Civil Rights movement (it was the first American newspaper to have a Black History section). It supported national liberation struggles around the world: Africa in the 1950's, Southeast Asia in the 1960's and early 1970's, and Latin America in the 1980's. It also supported the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (in which Sally Belfrage was extremely active and about which she wrote her first book,  Freedom Summer). The  National Guardian was among the first papers to oppose the Vietnam War with on-scene reports from foreign correspondent Wilfred Burchett. Another cause taken up by the  National Guardian was the defense of political prisoners such as Alger Hiss, Corliss Lamont, the Hollywood Ten, and Ann and Carl Braden, many of whom Belfrage knew personally and had an on-going correspondence with.

Due to such reportage the National Guardian was constantly harassed by the government, culminating in 1953 when Belfrage was summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and Senator Joe McCarthy. Belfrage invoked the fifth amendment at his hearing in response to charges of being a Communist Party member. The next day he was arrested by immigration officials at his desk in the  National Guardian office. Belfrage alone among the paper's staff was vulnerable to arrest due to his status as an alien; he had never obtained U.S. citizenship. He was taken to Ellis Island where he spent one month in jail.

But Belfrage's troubles with the government were not over and he was again arrested in 1955. This time he spent three months at the West Street Federal Penitentiary before he was deported (along with his third wife, Jo) back to his native England. There he became the editor-in-exile of the National Guardian. As a reporter, he travelled to India, East and West Europe, Israel, Russia (just after Nikita Krushchev's 1956 "Secret Speech" on Stalin), China, where in 1957 Belfrage was "the only person...reporting for an American publication" (1986  Guardian interview), and Ghana, where he renewed his friendship with W.E.B. DuBois. He also helped organize a British committee to obtain a U.S. passport for African-American singer Paul Robeson. In addition to reporting, Belfrage wrote a book at this time about his deportation experience,  The Frightened Giant (Secker & Warburg, London, 1956, Guardian Books, N.Y., 1957).

In 1961, Belfrage travelled to Cuba and in 1962 throughout South America. He used his experience in Cuba to write a historical novel, My Master Columbus (Secker & Warburg, 1961, Doubleday, N.Y., 1962) and his South American experiences were published in 1963 as  The Man at the Door With The Gun (Monthly Review Press). In the same year, Belfrage settled in Cuernavaca, Mexico with his fourth and last wife, Mary. There they ran a left-wing guest house and offered refuge to South American exiles.

In 1967 Belfrage resigned from the National Guardian (which then shortened its name to the  Guardian), as did Aronson. The new  Guardian staff wanted the paper to become an ideological leader of the New Left. Neither Belfrage nor Aronson could endorse this move, as they had deliberately founded the  Guardian on a non-sectarian basis and as a unifying force on the left. As Belfrage wrote in a letter dated April 11, 1966 to staff member Jack Smith, "What seems beyond a doubt is that our non-sectarian radicalism is the main basis of the support we receive, the main thing  NG has that other Left publications don't have...I would describe the paper as an organ and defender of, and newspaper of record for, all groups and individuals who are fighting the political and social status quo..." Belfrage's relations with the  Guardian remained hostile for a time, though by the 1980's he was corresponding with the staff and writing book reviews and articles.

While 1967 marks the end of one phase in Belfrage's career, it also marks the beginning of a new one. He made his debut as a Spanish/English translator with Eduardo Galeano's Guatemala Occupied Country (Monthly Review Press). He achieved great success in this field and was extremely talented. From about 1970 to 1973 Belfrage's main project was researching and writing his book on the McCarthy era,  The American Inquisition (Bobbs Merrill, 1973, Siglo XXI, Mexico, Thunder' Mouth Press, 1989). In 1973, Belfrage returned to the U.S. for the first time since 1955 (after a lengthy campaign to obtain a visa) on a publicity tour for his new book. He lectured at universities and to left organizations throughout the country.

In 1981 Belfrage suffered a stroke which partially paralyzed his left hand. He continued to write extensively until his last years. He translated Eduardo Galeano's trilogy on Latin America, Memory of Fire (Pantheon, 1985), for which he received much acclaim. He also began writing (but never finished) a memoir, and a book on his time in Hollywood, focusing on the social and cultural side rather than the political, and returned to his book on Thad and Whit. He also began biographies on the Mexican Revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata, and the Spanish priest Las Casas who befriended the natives at the time Spain conquered Mexico. Belfrage's sense of humor remained sharp during his last years as is evident in various short writings such as an  Encyclopedia of Useless Information, and a novel about a nudist colony. In addition to writing, he was active with Mary in the aid of South American refugees, and together they continued to welcome friends and comrades to their home. He died in Mexico on June 21, 1990.

BOOKS BY CEDRIC BELFRAGE

  • 'Away From It All.' Gollancz, London, 1937; Simon & Schuster, 1937; Literary Guild, 1937 Penguin (Britain) ppbk. 1940.
  • 'Promised Land.' Gollancz, London, 1937; Left Book Club, London, 1937; Republished by Garland, N.Y., Classics of Film Literature series, 1983.
  • 'Let My People Go.' Gollancz, London, 1937.
  • 'South of God.' Left Book Club, 1938.
  • 'A Faith to Free the People.' Modern Age, N.Y., 1942; Dryden Press, N.Y., 1944; Book Find Club, 1944; (translated into Chinese and German) by the People's Institute of Applied Religion.
  • 'They All Hold Swords.' Modern Age, N.Y., 1941
  • 'Abide With Me.' Sloane Associates, N.Y., 1948; Secker & Warburg, London, 1948; (translated in Germany and Czechoslovakia)
  • 'Seeds of Destruction.' Cameron & Kahn, N.Y., 1954
  • 'The Frightened Giant.' Secker & Warburg, London, 1956
  • 'My Master Columbus.' Secker & Warburg, 1961; Doubleday, N.Y., 1962; Editiones Contemporaneos, Mexico, (in Spanish). Also translated in Germany and Czechoslovakia.
  • 'The Man at the Door With the Gun.' Monthly Review, N.Y., 1963
  • 'The American Inquisition.' Bobbs-Merrill, 1973; Siglo XXI, Mexico (in Spanish) Thunder's Mouth Press, 1989.
  • 'Something to Guard.' Columbia University Press, 1978

Translations (all for Monthly Review Press, N.Y. & London, unless indicated)

  • Galeano: Guatemala Occupied Country, 1967.
  • Silen: We the Puerto Rican People, 1971.
  • Galeano: Open Veins of Latin America, 1973.
  • Galeano: Workers' Struggle in Puerto Rico, 1976.
  • Fraginals: The Sugarmill, 1976.
  • Selser: Sandino, 1981.
  • Galeano: Memory of Fire (translated 1983) Pantheon, 1985.

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Scope and Content Note

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. However, the collection does not fully reflect Belfrage's career as an author since there is little information on many of his published books. The collection also contains correspondence (mostly incoming), documentation of Belfrage's political activities, and biographical materials.

The collection provides substantial information about the early part of Belfrage's life as a Hollywood film critic (1920's-1930's), but very little about his subsequent activity in Germany as a press control officer for the U.S. army (1944-1945), though he maintains correspondence with Emil Carlebach, Buchenwald survivor and Communist, whom he met in Germany and about whom he wrote an article. His trip to Southeast Missouri in 1948 is very well documented in the form of writing and research for a book he later began (but never published) about two people he met there. They were the organizers of the Sharecroppers Strike of 1939, Owen Whitfield, a black sharecropper, and Thad Snow, a white farmer. Belfrage's next major project, the founding of the National Guardian in the fall of 1948, is well documented. Information on his involvement with this paper, and detailed correspondence with the co-founder and Belfrage's best friend, Jim Aronson, spans the rest of his life.

The collection also provides documentation of his deportation case and time in jail, mostly in the form of articles about him and correspondence. The next period in his life, as editor-in-exile for the National Guardian, during which he travelled extensively as a journalist, is less well covered. The main forms of documentation are articles by him, travel notes, and correspondence. The collection covers more thoroughly the final period of Belfrage's life, from the time he settles in Mexico in 1973 to his death in 1990. This time span is best chronicled by correspondence, and book and translation projects. Belfrage's evolving political position is well documented, especially regarding the rise of fascism and anti-Semitism in the 1930's, World War II in the 1940's, McCarthyism in the 1950's, Cuba in the 1960's, and Latin American countries in general in the 1970's and 1980's. His ambivalent relationship to the Communist Party and the Soviet Union is an on-going theme both in his writings and correspondence. The collection provides a detailed record of Belfrage's relations with friends and family, in the form of correspondence, though it is almost all incoming.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series, three of which are arranged into subseries:

Series I: Biographical Materials, 1922-1990

Series II: Correspondence, 1937-1989

Subseries II:A: Family Correspondence, 1953-1987

Subseries II:B: General Correspondence - Individuals, 1938-1988

Subseries II:C: General Correspondence - Countries, 1937-1989

Series III: Political Activities, 1944-1989

Subseries III:A: German Press Control, 1944-1946

Subseries III:B: Deportation, 1944-1989

Subseries III:C: National Guardian, 1948-1987

Series IV: Writings, 1927-1990

Subseries IV:A: Travel Notes, 1956-1977

Subseries IV:B: Articles, 1946-1987

Subseries IV:C: Translations, 1966-1989

Subseries IV:D: Published Writings, 1937-1990

Subseries IV:E: Unpublished Writings, 1941-1980

Subseries IV:F: Published Writings: American Inquisition, 1945-1989

Subseries IV:G: Published Writings: American Inquisition - Research, 1945-1978

Subseries IV:H: American Inquisition - Leo Sheiner and Miami Red Cases, 1946-1961

Subseries IV:I: Memoirs, 1974-1981

Subseries IV:J: Unpublished Writings - Hollywood Book, 1927-1984

Subseries IV:K: Unpublished Writings - Owen Whitfield Book, 1947-1985

Subseries IV:L: ADDENDUM to Published Writings: American Inquisitionand My Master Columbus, 1959-1990

Series V: Addendum, 1923-2003

Series VI: Photographs, 1923-1999

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
  • Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980
  • Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014
  • Robinson, Joan.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
  • Middleton, Peggy.
  • Belfrage, Ann
  • Belfrage, Sally, 1936-
  • Belfrage, Mary Bernick
  • Middleton, Hannah.
  • Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969
  • Zapata, Emiliano, 1879-1919
  • Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977.
  • Galeano, Eduardo H., 1940-
  • Carlebach, Emil
  • Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566
  • Sheiner, Leo.
  • MacKenzie, Scotty.
  • Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976
  • Sobell, Morton
  • Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953
  • Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953
  • Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970.
  • Zilliacus, K. (Konni), 1894-1967
  • McManus, Jack.
  • Whitfield, Owen.
  • Snow, Thad.
  • Wallace, Henry.
  • Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971.
  • Goldwyn, Samuel, 1882-1974.
  • Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964
  • Williams, Claude.
  • Aronson, James
  • Burchett, Wilfred G., 1911-1983
  • Till, Emmett, 1941-1955.
  • Durr, Virginia Foster
  • Braden, Carl, 1914-1975
  • Braden, Anne, 1924-2006
  • Hiss, Alger
  • Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995.

Document Type

  • Reviews (document genre)
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Videocassettes.
  • Correspondence.
  • Typescripts.
  • Photographs.
  • Manuscripts (document genre)

Subject Organizations

  • National guardian
  • Great Britain. MI6
  • Frankfurter Rundschau
  • Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948)
  • Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Psychological Warfare Division
  • Spanish Republican Committee (U.S.)
  • Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
  • Clipper (Hollywood, Calif.)
  • National Paul Robeson Committee (U.S.)
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

Subject Topics

  • Political prisoners -- United States.
  • Socialists -- England.
  • Translators -- England.
  • Authors, English.
  • Journalists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Radicalism -- United States.
  • Journalists -- England.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
  • Film critics -- England.
  • Periodical editors -- United States.
  • New Left.
  • Fascism.
  • Peace movements -- United States.
  • Socialists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Cold War.
  • Sharecroppers -- Missouri.
  • Korean War, 1950-1953.
  • Political activists -- California -- Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.).
  • Journalists -- California -- Hollywood.
  • Anti-fascist movements -- Germany.
  • Secret service -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Civil rights movements -- United States.
  • Journalism, Socialist -- United States
  • Press agents -- England -- London.
  • Film critics -- California -- Hollywood.
  • Anti-communist movements.
  • Antisemitism.

Subject Places

  • Soviet Union.
  • Developing countries.
  • Cuba.
  • Cuernavaca (Mexico)
  • Latin America.
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Cedric Belfrage Papers; TAM 143; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Materials

Four reels of recordings of House UnAmerican Activities Committee hearings (circa 1952-1955), and five cassettes of interviews for the unpublished book on Owen Whitfield (1982) have been removed and are located in Tamiment's non-print collection. A videotape interview (circa 1976) of Belfrage regarding his Hollywood years has been transferred to the Avery Fisher Center and separately cataloged.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials 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 Cedric Belfrage Papers were a gift of Mary Belfrage in 1991. Seven VHS tapes donated by an unknown donor in 2008 were discovered in the repository in 2014. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 1991.003, 1991.005, NPA.1993.017, NPA.2008.027, and 2014.125.

Processing Information

Photographs separated from this collection during processing were established as a separate collection, the Cedric Belfrage Photographs (PHOTOS 057). In 2014, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Cedric Belfrage Papers (TAM 143). Also in 2014, a box of VHS tapes found in the repository was added to the collection as Box 31.

In August 2017, one item was retroactively accessioned into the collection. This item was prepared to be moved to offsite art storage in September 2017.

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Container List

Series I: Biographical Materials, 1922-1990

Scope and Content Note

Biographical Materials (1922 - 1990) is the smallest portion of the collection. It contains personal notes, passports and other identification, engagement diaries and obituaries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Miscellaneous notes and writings.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Passports, identification cards, press and literary contact list.
1922-1936
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Engagement diaries.
1957 , 1959
Box: 1 Folder : 4 C.B. obituaries.
1990
Box: 1 Folder : 4A Cedric Belfrage: Portraits in Pencil [signed "Buenos Aires, Shan...? (name of artist)]
1962

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Series II: Correspondence, 1937-1989

Scope and Content Note

Family Correspondence is mostly from his daughters Sally and Anne, and Anne's mother Anne-Marie. Most of the topics covered by these letters are personal, relating to family matters, arranging visits, and the goings-on of everyday life. Sally's career as a writer and Anne's as a linguist are also well documented, and they often write about Belfrage's writing projects, helping to find publishers or offering criticism. Sally's participation in the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and her 1964 summer in Mississippi as a civil rights activist about which she wrote her first book, Freedom Summer, is covered in detail. There is also a short but interesting correspondence between Anne (who grew up in Paris) and Belfrage about the worker and student uprising in Paris in May 1968, especially regarding the role of the Communist Party. Most of the correspondence from Belfrage's son, Nick, is about his love life and his career as a wine taster. There is also correspondence from Belfrage's sister-in-law, Joyce Belfrage, regarding the poor health of his brother, Bruce.

General correspondence is mostly with political colleagues discussing their and Cedric's writing projects, current events, and developments in leftist and socialist movements. The primary correspondent in this section in Jim Aronson (1955 - 1990). While this correspondence is mostly incoming, there is a substantial amount from Belfrage to Aronson. They discuss mostly personal issues such as health, family, and their respective publishing projects. They also write about the problems of the National Guardian (see Wilfred Burchett correspondence and the  National Guardian section for more) and current events. In 1979, while Aronson is teaching journalism in Peking, they have a major disagreement about China's presence in Vietnam that threatens their friendship.

Another primary correspondent is Claude Williams (1938-1980), a southern Marxist Christian preacher and the founder of The People's Institute of Applied Religion, about whom Belfrage wrote a biography (appearing variously as Let My People Go, 1937;  South of God, 1938,   A Faith to Free The People, 1944) . This correspondence is mostly about Claude's work and his collaborative unfinished book project with Belfrage, The People's Book, aka, The Scarlet Thread, a revolutionary reading of the Bible. Belfrage also corresponds with Paul Robeson (1956-1965) regarding the National Paul Robeson Committee (this correspondence is mostly with the secretary of this committee, Frank Loesser). Related to the Robeson correspondence is the correspondence of sisters Hannah and Peggy Middleton (London County Council Member for Greenwich, and Labour candidate for Parliament). This consists of letters from Peggy to Hannah about Robeson. Included are notes by Belfrage on this correspondence. W.E.B. DuBois and his wife Shirley Graham (1955-1964) correspond with Belfrage about DuBois's world tour, and a tribute to DuBois that Belfrage helps organize.

The correspondence with organizations is mostly with journals, magazines and newspapers regarding the publication of Belfrage's articles and letters to the editor. Among the journals is Third World, of which Belfrage was an editor. There is also a short but interesting correspondence with the South Paddington Labour Party (1956-1957) in which Belfrage debates whether or not to join and elaborates on his reasons for not wanting to sign an oath of "political purity."

The second section of general correspondence is arranged alphabetically by country or region of origin. It is mostly with friends and political colleagues about personal issues such as health, family and career, but there is also discussion of politics and current events.

Africa: The main figures in the African section are Conor Cruise O'Brien, the Irish Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana about 'black native power,' and Alfred Kgokong of the African National Congress regarding Belfrage's support of that organization.

Asia: The key writer from the Asian section is Anna Louise Strong who was the National Guardian correspondent in Peking during the 1960's.

Australia/New Zealand: This section contains only a few letters. Among them are a letter on Belfrage's behalf by John Baker to the Australian Broadcasting Commission regarding publicity for The American Inquisition, a letter from Disarmament Research Group in Australia asking for a Cuban contact, and two letters from Noel Wilson of New Zealand regarding Jamaican trade unionist Ferdinand Smith.

Canada: The major figures from the Canadian correspondence are Sol Pomerance, Beryl Wheelon (regarding Castro and Cuba) and Betty Madiros of the Socialist Fellowship Seminar where Belfrage spoke on Latin American politics. This correspondence also pertains to surgery that Belfrage had in Canada in 1975 and 1979.

Caribbean and Central America: This section features Rosa Hilda Zell, the Cuban poet, and Steve Nelson of the Libreria El Porvenir in Costa Rica who write often of their respective projects. Europe: Comprised mainly of letters from France and Germany. The main correspondents are Wilfred Burchett who writes from Paris in the late 1960's, Victor Grossman of the Deutsche Akademie Der Kunste Zu Berlin in Berlin regarding a donation to the Paul Robeson archive (1966), and Franz Loesser regarding his book on the Rosenbergs (1975-76).

Ireland/United Kingdom: Contains correspondence between Belfrage and K. Zilliacus about the Soviet-Yugoslav conflict (1950), the Cold War and the National Peace Party (1950's), Cuba (1962), and the British Labor Party (1965). Also in this section Belfrage corresponds with Joan Robinson (a Cambridge professor) (5/76) about China's position on Angola, Clive Jenkins of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staff, and Heinrich Fraenkel of The New Statesman.

Mexico: Clive B. Smith and Charles Small are the main correspondents in the Mexico section. Small writes about the Chilean political situation, and on behalf of refugees. In 1973 he has an argument with Belfrage over his review of The American Inquisition. There is a short series of letters in 1963 from Carlos Fuentes about Cedric renting his apartment in Mexico.

South America: This section is mostly in Spanish. It contains several letters from the Peoples' Progressive Party in British Guyana about articles by Belfrage for them, from Harry Drayton of the University of Guyana about the political situation in that country, and from Maurice Bazin in Brazil about Brazil and Portugal.

United States: This is the largest section. Some of the prominent figures from whom Belfrage receives letters are Theodore Dreiser and Erich Fromm in the 1940's, Anna Louise Strong in the 1950's, Rockwell Kent in the 1960's, Alger Hiss in the 1970's, Virginia Durr and Serge Chermayeff in the 1980's, and Pete Seeger (undated). Some of the most frequent U.S. correspondents are Lorna D. Smith regarding the Civil Rights movement in the south and Stokeley Carmichael, Maxwell Geismar regarding his writings, politics and U.S. leftist periodicals, and Decca Treuhaft. Some of the major topics covered are events in Cuba in the early 1960's, Theodore Dreiser's death (1963-64), the endorsement of McGovern's presidential campaign (1972), Third World leftist politics (c.1979-1981), and Belfrage's participation in the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Union "Are You or Have You Ever Been?" symposium (1980). In an outgoing letter (Sep 1974) to Carl Braden Belfrage discusses Marxism, revolution and party organization.

Subseries II:A: Family Correspondence, 1953-1987

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Anne Belfrage/Zribi & Anne-Marie Hertz.
1959-1971
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Anne Belfrage/Zribi & Anne-Marie Hertz.
1972-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Anne Belfrage/Zribi & Anne-Marie Hertz.
1980-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Sally Belfrage/Pomerance.
1955-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Sally Belfrage/Pomerance.
1964-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Sally Belfrage/Pomerance.
1980-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Nick Belfrage.
1955-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Mother's Death.
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Miscellaneous Family.
undated , 1953-1986

Subseries II:B: General Correspondence - Individuals, 1938-1988

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 C.B. to Jim Aronson.
1959-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 6 C.B. to Jim Aronson.
1970-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 7 C.B. to Jim Aronson.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Jim Aronson to C.B.
1955-1959
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Jim Aronson to C.B.
1963-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Jim Aronson to C.B.
1970-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Jim Aronson to C.B.
1980-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Jim Aronson to and From Others.
1963-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Jim Aronson Writings.
1945 , 1970-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 4a Anne Braden re: Southern Conference Educational Fund.
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Wilfred Burchett.
1965-1976
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Emil Carlebach.
1945-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Noam Chomsky.
1970-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Martin Duberman.
1983-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 9 W.E.B. Dubois and Shirley Graham.
1955-1964
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Richard Hart.
1963-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 10A Hiss, Alger
1960
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Annie and Malcolm Macewen.
1972-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Magazines, Journals & Newspapers.
1946-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Magazines, Journals & Newspapers.
1970-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Peggy and Hannah Middleton.
1961-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Monthly Review Press.
1962-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 3 The Nation.
1953-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 3A O'Casey, Sean
1956
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Judy Polumbaum From China.
1979-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Paul Robeson.
1956-1965
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Bill Reuben's Archive / Information On Rosenberg Case.
1979-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 7 South American Refugees.
1977-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 8 South Paddington Labour Party Correspondence.
1956-1957
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Third World / Tercer Mundo.
1979-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Claude and Joyce Williams.
1938-1967
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Claude and Joyce Williams.
1968-1972
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Claude and Joyce Williams.
1973-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Claude and Joyce Williams.
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Claude Williams Research File.
1943-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Asa Zatz.
1982-1986

Subseries II:C: General Correspondence - Countries, 1937-1989

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Africa.
1940-1979
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Asia.
1937-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Australia/New Zealand.
1963-1972
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Caribbean and Central America.
1961-1966
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Caribbean and Central America.
1967-1986
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Canada.
1961-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Europe.
1938-1987
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Ireland/United Kingdom.
1939-1972
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Ireland/United Kingdom.
1973-1986
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Mexico.
1963-1972
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Mexico.
1973-1987
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Mexico.
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 5 South America.
1962-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 6 United States.
1942-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 7 United States.
1965-1967
Box: 6 Folder : 8 United States.
1968-1973
Box: 7 Folder : 1 United States.
1974-1978
Box: 7 Folder : 2 United States.
1979-1982
Box: 7 Folder : 3 United States.
1983-1989
Box: 7 Folder : 4 United States.
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Series III: Political Activities, 1944-1989

Scope and Content Note

Political Activities contains three subseries: Belfrage's press control activity in Germany, his deportation, and the National Guardian. The Germany section is the smallest, containing mostly travel orders from the U.S. Army (see also unpublished writings, circa 1947, for two short manuscripts on this topic). The deportation section is the largest and contains mostly articles about Belfrage, correspondence, and legal documents from his case. There are a few articles here about Russian espionage charges against Belfrage (1949) (see obituaries for a discussion of these charges). The  National Guardian section mostly contains correspondence, articles by Belfrage, and his notes on the events covered in the paper (see also  Something to Guard, Belfrage and Aronson's book about the  National Guardian in the writings section). There is a fair amount of documentation on the founding and early years of the paper, and a brief but important series of letters from 1967 that chronicle Belfrage and Aronson's resignation from the paper.

Subseries III:A: German Press Control, 1944-1946

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Psychological Warfare Division (Pwd), Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (Shaef).
1944-1945
Box: 8 Folder : 6 U.S. Army and German Newspapers.
1945-1946

Subseries III:B: Deportation, 1944-1989

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Government records of C.B.'s political activities and writings.
ca.1949
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Foreign press articles on C.B.'s Espionage charges.
1949
Box: 8 Folder : 9 C.B.'s Arrest and deportation case: Congressional Record, National GuardianPress Releases, Notes.
1952-1953
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Jim Aronson and C.B.'s testimony before Committee On Government Operations.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 1 British articles on C.B.'s arrest and deportation case.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Portrait of an Undesirable Alien: article about C.B. by Frank Scully.
ca.1953
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Meeting to Defend C.B. Speeches.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Sermon on C.B.'s deportation at Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 5 House Unamerican Activities Committee hearing.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Jim Aronson and C.B.'s testimonies before the State Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations of The Committee On Government Operations.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 7 C.B.'s arrest for deportation: Warrant, notes, article.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 8 C.B.'s speech for Nassau Co. American Labor Party dinner.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Deportation case notes.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Arrest and Deportation Case: legal documentation.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Deportation case: U.S. Court of Appeals briefs.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 12 C.B. writings in jail.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Deportation Case: articles.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Deportation Case: articles from National Guardian.
1954-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Federal Detention Headquarters: record of C.B.'s belongings.
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Speech in defense of C.B. (by Jim Aronson?).
ca.1955
Box: 8 Folder : 17 The Case of the Stubborn Editor: pamphlet on deportation.
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Questions from deportation hearings.
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 19 The American Tradition: extracts from C.B.'s address at Conway Hall, London. September
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Interview and Meikeljohn Institute Symposium; speech on American inquisition and deportation experience.
ca.1980
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Espionage accusations: articles and correspondence.
1984-1985
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Deportation case and jail correspondence.
1949-1953 , undated
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Deportation case and jail correspondence. June
1953-1958

Subseries III:C: National Guardian, 1948-1987

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Founding of the National Guardian.
1948
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Editorials for a new P.M.; About Wallace presidential campaign.
ca.1948
Box: 9 Folder : 3 National Guardian; Subscriptions and loans.
1948-1951
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Noel Field: correspondence.
1948-1951
Box: 9 Folder : 5 C.B. Letter to Jack Mcmanus regarding political differences.
1949
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Notes on a political line for the Guardian..
ca.1949
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Peoples Party of Connecticut dinner, notes for a speech by C.B.
1950
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Chronology of events reported in the National Guardian.
1945-1959
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Early National GuardianWriters and chronology of events.
1948-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 10 A Dissenting Newspaper In The U.S.A. by C.B.
1956
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Speeches by C.B. for National Guardiandinners.
1956 , 1960
Box: 9 Folder : 12 National Guardian; articles by and about C.B.
1954-1967
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Correspondence From National Guardianreaders.
1963-1966
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Memories and convictions by Jim Aronson, Nationarticle on  National Guardian's Origins.
1968
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Chronology of "Negro 'Cases' and Lynchings".
ca.1970
Box: 9 Folder : 17 The split at the Liberated Guardian.
1972
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 14 C.B. and Jim Aronson's resignation from The Guardiancorrespondence.
1967
Box: 9 Folder : 18 " National Guardian: A History" by C.B. and J.A., and essay on  The Guardianby J.A.
ca.1974
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Guardian correspondence.
1948-1983
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Guardiancorrespondence with C.B.,  GuardianBook reviews and articles by C.B.
ca.1984-1987
Box: 9 Folder : 21 "The Birth of The National Gazette" (by C.B.?).
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 22 National GuardianJournalism notes.
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 23 National Guardian; international contact list.
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Series IV: Writings, 1927-1990

Scope and Content Note

Writings contains 12 subseries. The first consists of published and unpublished articles, travel notes, and translations. There is substantial documentation of Belfrage's two trips to Cuba (1961-1962 & 1975-1977), including notes, articles and correspondence. There is a long correspondence with Belfrage's friend and colleague, Eduardo Galeano about Belfrage's translation of his trilogy, Memory of Fire.

Several sub-series document Cedric's published book projects and contains typescripts, correspondence and research files. There is a large section of writing and correspondence for the section of Belfrage's book, The Frightened Giant (about his deportation) called, The Admiral (1955-1965). This is about Scotty MacKenzie, who posed as a Naval admiral for many years, whom Belfrage met in jail. There is also a substantial section of Something to Guard materials, mostly reviews, notes and correspondence (1974-1980). The American Inquisition is the largest section (three linear feet). It consists mostly of research files which contain Belfrage's notes and source material. One linear foot exclusively contains information on the case of Miami lawyer Leo Sheiner who was taken before the Florida Supreme Court for alleged Communist Party affiliations, and on the `Red Cases' of several Miami residents taken before the House Un-American Activities Committee for the same reason. There is also a great deal of research on the atomic espionage cases of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and Morton Sobell. The American Inquisition section documents Belfrage's 1973 publicity tour in the U.S., his first time back since his deportation in 1955, and his continuing campaign to obtain visas to visit the U.S.

Other sub-series contain unpublished writings. They are mostly book projects, but there are also numerous shorter pieces. The two longest projects are his book on Owen Whitfield and Thad Snow (Belfrage's fictional name for Owen Whitfield is Hugh Goodrum), and his Hollywood book and memoir. The Hollywood section contains many of Belfrage's articles as a film critic, manuscripts of chapters, and a small amount of correspondence and source material. There is also a short general memoir project including chapter notes on people who played influential roles in his life and an autobiographical outline. Most of the shorter pieces are light-hearted, humorous spoofs on miscellaneous topics. There are also two short manuscripts on Belfrages' German press control activities (circa 1947).

Subseries IV:A: Travel Notes, 1956-1977

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Travel notes from Russia.
1956
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Travel notes from Ghana and Rome.
1957
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Travel notes from China and correspondence.
1957-1958
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Conference in Cairo; Notes and articles.
1958
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Travel notes from Israel.
1959
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Articles by C.B. Written during Cuba trip.
1961
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Travel notes from Cuba.
1961-1962
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Travel notes from the West Indies.
1963
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Correspondence about Cuba.
1964-1966
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Travel notes from Ussr, Hungary and Germany.
1966
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Rosa Hilda Zell; Correspondence from Cuba.
1965-1971
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Travel Notes from Spain.
1971
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Travel Notes from Cuba and correspondence.
1975-1977

Subseries IV:B: Articles, 1946-1987

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Journalism correspondence.
1946-1955
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Published articles.
ca.1948-1960
Box: 11 Folder : 3 The Strange Case of the 16 Tokyo Roses (Unpublished Article).
1956
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Foreign Language Articles.
1956-1959
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Journalism notes.
ca.1957-1959
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Typescripts of articles by C.B.
1966
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Book reviews and articles for the Progressiveand  In These Times.
1977-1978
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Book Reviews by C.B.
ca.1969-1979
Box: 11 Folder : 9 How I Broke the Atlantic Round Trip Record.
1985
Box: 11 Folder : 10 GuardianArticles and book reviews.
1986-1987

Subseries IV:C: Translations, 1966-1989

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Eduardo Galeano correspondence.
1972-1988
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Translation reviews.
ca.1976
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Translation correspondence and manuscripts: Galeano and others.
1966-1984
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Translation correspondence and manuscripts: Galeano and others.
1985-1986
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Memory of Fire: Translation correspondence.
1984-1989

Subseries IV:D: Published Writings, 1937-1990

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Let My People Go: Review.
1940
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Correspondence from readers of C.B.'s books.
1937-1956
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Book contracts.
1939-1971
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Upside Down On Horse Back: Novel manuscript, preliminary draft of "Abide With Me."
1940
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Deadline - Democracy: Outline of book in preparation by C.B. and Jim Aronson, Preliminary Draft of Seeds of Destruction.
ca.1947
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Reviews of "Abide With Me."
ca.1948-1951
Box: 12 Folder : 7 The Frightened Giant: Scotty Mackenzie / The Admiral correspondence.
1955-1965
Box: 12 Folder : 8 The Admiral / The Frightened Giant manuscript.
1957
Box: 12 Folder : 9 The Admiral / The Frightened Giant manuscript.
1957
Box: 12 Folder : 10 The Admiral / The Frightened Giant manuscript.
1957
Box: 12 Folder : 11 'The Frightened Giant' proposal, reviews and correspondence.
1955-1957
Box: 12 Folder : 12 'My Master Columbus' correspondence and contract.
1960
Box: 12 Folder : 13 'My Master Columbus' reviews.
1961
Box: 12 Folder : 14 'The Man At The Door With the Gun' reviews.
1964
Box: 12 Folder : 15 'seeds of Destruction' correspondence in German.
1966-1967
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Book Procurements from publishers.
1971-1982
Box: 12 Folder : 17 'Away From It All' review.
1974
Box: 12 Folder : 18 'something to Guard' grant application.
1974
Box: 12 Folder : 19 'something to Guard' notes.
ca.1977-1978
Box: 12 Folder : 20 'something to Guard'; "A Personal Note" (To Readers).
1978
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Cedric Belfrage Biographical Data (Joke autobiographical sketch for book cover by C.B.).
ca.1978
Box: 12 Folder : 22 'something to Guard' Royalty statements and book orders.
1979
Box: 12 Folder : 23 'something to Guard' correspondence.
1975-1980
Box: 12 Folder : 24 Reviews of 'something to Guard:' Articles and correspondence.
1978-1980
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Royalty statements for books by C.B.
1979-1985
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Editorial correspondence: With publishers regarding publication of books; with literary agents regarding ideas for books and attempts to get books published; with readers and friends responding to books; bills and invoices.
1937-1949
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Editorial correspondence.
1950-1958
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Editorial correspondence.
1960-1969
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Editorial correspondence.
1970-1979
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Editorial correspondence.
1980-1990

Subseries IV:E: Unpublished Writings, 1941-1980

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 7 'stab In The Dark' Novel notes and character descriptions.
1941
Box: 13 Folder : 8 'The King is Naked: A Primer of Heresy for my First Born' Manuscript.
1946
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Notes and manuscript on Nazi Germany newspaper.
ca.1947
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Fritz - Meet The Free Press Manuscript about Shaef press control.
ca.1947
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Memo on Time-Life-Luce book project.
1949
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Raymond Robbins Biography project manuscripts, notes and correspondence.
1949-1956
Box: 13 Folder : 13 'The Testament of a Heretic' Tentative outline for a book.
1950
Box: 13 Folder : 14 'Beggars In Velvet: A Book About Charity' Book outline.
ca.1951
Box: 13 Folder : 15 'Beggars In Velvet' Book project notes and correspondence.
ca.1951
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Unfinished Fiction Projects.
ca.1952
Box: 13 Folder : 17 'My Au Revoir to America' manuscript.
ca.1956
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Topolobampo Book project correspondence, source material and notes.
ca.1959-1964
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Bartolome De Las Casas Book project.
ca.1969-1971
Box: 14 Folder : 3 'Who Were The Rosenbergs? The Nine Lives of A Heretic' manuscript, draft for an autobiography.
1974
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Emiliano Zapata Biography manuscript.
ca.1975
Box: 14 Folder : 5 The View from Cuernavaca speech at First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles.
ca.1980
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Untitled novel outline.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Nudery novel character descriptions and notes.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Problems of Corpse Disposal In US manuscript.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 9 An Encyclopedia of Useless Information synopsis.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 10 The American Standard of Dying; play manuscript.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Man Bites Dog In Mexico manuscript.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 12 How to Stop Thinking notes.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 13 The Person Game Unfinished manuscript.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Latin America.
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Miscellaneous unpublished writings and notes
undated

Subseries IV:F: Published Writings: American Inquisition, 1945-1989

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 An Account of American Heresies and The Manner of Their Suppression (Rough draft of introduction).
ca.1970
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Bibliographical Information.
ca.1973
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Book Orders.
1976-1979
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Comments on Manuscript.
1969-1971
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Correspondence regarding attempts to find publisher.
1967-1970
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Correspondence regarding attempts to find publisher.
1971-1973
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Correspondence regarding grant.
1967-1969
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley: Responses to questionnaire on her expulsion from the ACLU in 1940
1968
Box: 15 Folder : 9 High Wind In Miami Chapter 23 manuscript.
ca.1970
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Literary biographical sketches of C.B.
ca.1973
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Manuscript changes.
ca.1970
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Mitford, Jessica, her foreword for republication of 'American Inquisition.'
ca.1989
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Chapter 1.
ca.1945-1960
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Chapter 2.
ca.1945-1950
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Chapter 3.
ca.1945-1950
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Chapter 4.
ca.1945-1950
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Chapter 5.
ca.1945-1950
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Chapter 6.
ca.1950
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Chapter 7.
ca.1951-1953
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Chapter 8.
ca.1950-1955
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Chapter 9.
ca.1954
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Chapter 10.
ca.1959
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Chapter 11.
ca.1960-1966
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Chapter 12.
ca.1966-1968
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Chronology of Events.
1952-1955
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Outline, character descriptions, subject index.
ca.1968
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Proposal.
1967
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Publicity.
ca.1973-1976
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Reflections on Becoming a Lampshade, "How My Thoughts Became Dangerous" (Rough Draft of Beginning).
ca.1970
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Republication of 'American Inquisition.'
1989
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Republication of 'American Inquisition' correspondence.
1984-1985

Subseries IV:G: Published Writings: American Inquisition - Research, 1945-1978

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Marion Bachrach.
ca.1955-1957
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Nicholas Bela.
ca.1953
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Elizabeth Bentley.
ca.1949-1946
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Louise Berman.
ca.1949
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Dr. Albert Blumberg.
ca.1954-1956
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Kay Boyle and Joseph Franckenstein.
ca.1952-1957
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Louis Budenz.
ca.1950-1957
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Matt Cvetic.
ca.1950-1954
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Bella Dodd.
ca.1952-1961
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Virginia Durr's Statement At New Orleans Hearings on Southern Conference For Human Welfare.
1954
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann Speeches and letters on HUAC and the Cold War
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 14 Simon Gerson and Isidore Begun acquittal.
ca.1952
Box: 17 Folder : 15 Gil Green.
ca.1956-1957
Box: 17 Folder : 16 Ralph H. Gundlach.
1949-1952
Box: 17 Folder : 17 Claudia Jones.
ca.1955
Box: 17 Folder : 18 Steve Nelson.
ca.1957-1956
Box: 17 Folder : 19 Linus Pauling.
ca.1950-1963
Box: 17 Folder : 20 Herbert A. Philbrick Case.
ca.1957-1959
Box: 17 Folder : 21 Irving Potash.
ca.1954-1955
Box: 17 Folder : 22 Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and Morton Sobell.
ca.1952-1963
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Junius Scales.
ca.1954-1958
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Leo Sheiner.
ca.1956
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Agnes Smedley.
1949
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Robert Thompson.
ca.1953-1957
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Fred Williams.
1959
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Biographies of people called before congressional committees for alleged Communist Party affiliation.
ca.1970
Box: 18 Folder : 7 American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.
ca.1955-1960
Box: 18 Folder : 8 CIA.
ca.1965-1967
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Cleveland Taft-Hartley conspiracy case.
1958
Box: 18 Folder : 10 'Counter-Attack Red Channels'.
ca.1950
Box: 18 Folder : 11 House Unamerican Activities Committee chronology.
ca.1945-1955
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Informers.
ca.1970
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Lost Books correspondence.
1970
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Perjury Cases.
ca.1954-1958
Box: 18 Folder : 15 Philadelphia communist trials:
ca.1953-1955
Box: 18 Folder : 16 Miscellaneous individuals and organizations.
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 17 Miscellaneous source material and notes.
ca.1969-1971
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Correspondence.
ca.1965-1969
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Reviews (articles and correspondence).
1971-1976
Box: 19 Folder : 3 'The Spanish Inquisition' Chapter 1 manuscript.
ca.1968
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Waldorf-Astoria Cultural-Scientific Peace Conference: responses to questionnaire.
1968
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Waldorf-Astoria Cultural-Scientific Peace Conference: Responses organized by answer to questionnaire.
1968
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Campaign for Visa to visit the U.S. correspondence with congressmen.
1972-1973
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Campaign for visa to visit U.S.: general correspondence.
1972-1973
Box: 19 Folder : 8 C.B.'s return to the U.S.: correspondence and invitations.
1972-1974
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Campaign for visa to visit U.S.: Interview at U.S. Embassy and editorial by C.B. about trip.
1973
Box: 20 Folder : 2 C.B.'s return to U.S. articles.
1973-1975
Box: 20 Folder : 3 C.B.'s return to U.S. speeches.
1973
Box: 20 Folder : 4 C.B.'s return to U.S. itinerary, notebook and announcements of lectures.
1973
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Biographical Information.
ca.1976
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Correspondence. December
1973-1977
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Correspondence. April
1977
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Research material and notes.
1971-1978

Subseries IV:H: American Inquisition - Leo Sheiner and Miami Red Cases, 1946-1961

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Edwin Waller Research file for Leo Sheiner Case.
1948 , 1956
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Summons.
1954
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Transcript of record of Florida Supreme Court.
1954
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Opinion and judgement.
1954
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Paul Crouch research file.
1954-1955
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Joseph Mazzei research file.
1954-1956
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Articles.
1955-1956
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Transcript of testimony.
1956
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Witnesses.
1956
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Recusation and judgement.
1956
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Index to transcript of Record of Florida Supreme Court.
1956
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Preparation of appendix in State-vs-Sheiner.
1957
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Copy of proceedings from appeal to Supreme Court.
1957
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Correspondence with Lawyers.
1956-1958
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Reversal of disbarment.
1956-1959
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Articles.
1947-1955
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Transcript of record of proceedings of Florida-vs-Jimmy Sullivan.
1948
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Jacob Burck briefs.
1953-1954
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Thomas Kelly hearings.
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF) Hearings.
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Summary and background of the violent outbreak of McCarthyism in Miami.
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Joseph Weinberg hearing.
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Crouch and Sheiner's Testimony before hearings subcommittee to investigate administration of Internal Security Act.
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 5 HUAC hearings.
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 6 How legislative inquisitions stifle integration and social progress SCEF pamphlet.
1961
Box: 22 Folder : 7 McCarthy Era scrap book of newspaper clippings.
1946-1960

Subseries IV:I: Memoirs, 1974-1981

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: not specified Folder : data_value_missing_7cedc1a4a39fac84226d3a5a0cbb0468 Memoirs
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Autobiography Outline.
ca.1974
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Antisemitism Introduction.
ca.1981
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Olga, manuscript, notes and correspondence.
ca.1981
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Eileen, manuscript, notes, correspondence & source material.
ca.1981
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Emil Carlebach, 'De-Nazification of German Press,' manuscript, notes, correspondence and source material.
ca.1981
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Frank Scully, manuscript, notes and correspondence.
ca.1981
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Frank Scully, manuscript, notes, correspondence and source material.
ca.1981

Subseries IV:J: Unpublished Writings - Hollywood Book, 1927-1984

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Biographical Articles.
1931-1932
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Sunday Expressarticles.
1931
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Sunday Expressarticles.
1932
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Sunday Expressarticles.
1932
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Sunday Expressarticles.
1933-1934
Box: 23 Folder : 6 S Sunday Expressarticles from trip around the world.
1934
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Daily Expressarticles.
1935
Box: 23 Folder : 8 BBC film criticism.
1927-1932
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Thames Television interview about Hollywood.
ca.1973
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Film Weeklyarticles.
1928-1930
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Manuscript - outline, introduction & chapters 1-7.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Manuscript - introduction, chapters 1-7, & synopsis of remaining chapters.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Manuscript (unfinished) - chapters 2-3.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Feedback and Hollywood articles.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Manuscript, index and letter from Kevin Brownlow.
1984
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Notes & source material on Tom Mix & Hobart Bosworth.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Draft of Introduction.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Correspondence.
1985-1986
Box: 24 Folder : 9 General.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 10 Dupes and Dopes.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Sex and Censors.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Custard Pies.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 13 Road to Mecca (Getting There Chapter).
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Louella Parsons
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 15 Cecil B. De Mille: notes and source material.
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Clara Bow
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 17 Greta Garbo
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 18 Hucksters
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 19 By Royal Appointment
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 20 H.K. Thaw
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 21 Talkies
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 22 Hand-Biters
ca.1984
Box: 24 Folder : 23 Articles by C.B.
1924-1929
Box: 24 Folder : 24 Articles by C.B.
1930-1932 , undated
Box: 24 Folder : 25 correspondence.
1927-1984
Box: 24 Folder : 26 General.
ca.1984

Subseries IV:K: Unpublished Writings - Owen Whitfield Book, 1947-1985

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Notes on visit to Owen Whitfield.
1947
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Cotton Patch Moses: article about Owen Whitfield by C.B.
1948
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Hugh Goodrum Novel: outline and first two chapters.
ca.1948
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Hugh Goodrum Novel: chapter notes.
ca.1948
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Thad Snow research file.
1942-1955
Box: 25 Folder : 6 From Missouri - Xerox of book by Thad Snow (research for Owen Whitfield book).
1954
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Thad and Whit correspondence.
1982-1984
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Thad and Whit source materials, research notes, indexed book notes and chronologies.
ca.1982
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Thad and Whit fiction version.
1982
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Thad and Whit foreword and book outline.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Chapter 1.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Chapter 2.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Chapter 3.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Chapter 3a.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Chapters 4 & 5.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Chapter 6.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Chapter 7.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Chapter 6.
1985
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Chapter 7.
ca.1985
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Chapter 8.
ca.1985
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Chapters 9, 10 and 11.
ca.1985
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Owen Whitfield: fiction version manuscript and notes.
ca.1985
Box: 26 Folder : 13 Two American Devils: proposal, outline and literary biographical sketch of C.B.
1985

Subseries IV:L: ADDENDUM to Published Writings: American Inquisitionand  My Master Columbus, 1959-1990

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 14 American Inquisition: Bibliography, Drafts, Index, Fragments of Manuscript
1971-1973 ; 1990
Box: 26 Folder : 15 American Inquisition: Correspondence, Comments, Corrections
1969
Box: 26 Folder : 16 American Inquisition: Draft (ch. 1-14)
ca.1969
Box: 26 Folder : 17 American Inquisition: Draft (ch. 15-End)
ca.1969
Box: 26 Folder : 18 American Inquisition: Draft (ch. 1-14)
ca.1972
Box: 26 Folder : 19 American Inquisition: Draft (ch. 15-End)
ca.1972
Box: 26 Folder : 20 My Master Columbus: Draft (ch. 1-10)
ca.1960
Box: 26 Folder : 21 My Master Columbus: Draft (ch. 11-22)
ca.1960
Box: 26 Folder : 22 My Master Columbus: Draft (23-37)
ca.1960
Box: 26 Folder : 23 My Master Columbus: Notes
ca.1960
Box: 26 Folder : 24 My Master Columbus: Notes, Correspondence, etc.
ca.1959-1960
Box: 26 Folder : 25 Mein Herr Kolumbus (Book Jacket)
Undated

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Series V: Addendum , 1923-2003

Scope and Content Note

The Addendum contains correspondence of Cedric Belfrage, of his widow Mary Belfrage, a typescript of and unpublished autobiography by Cedrice, "Nine Lives of a Heretic," other writings by CB, including a typescript "The Jews and I," FOIA files obtained by Belfrage biographer Jennifer Palmer, correspondence and other materials relating to the Cuernavaca Belfrage home insofar as it served as a guest house for various leftists traveling abroad, and biographical information on Mary Belfrage.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Belfrage, Cedric: Biography, "The 9 Lives of A Heretic"
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 1a Belfrage, Cedric: condolences
1990
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Belfrage, Cedric; correspondence
1945; 1973
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Belfrage, Cedric; Deportation press statement
1955
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Belfrage, Cedric; Espionage charges clippings
1996
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Cedric Belfrage from the World Wide Web
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Belfrage, Cedric; letters to Mary Belfrage
1959-1960
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Belfrage, Cedric; letters to Mary Belfrage (photocopies)
1960
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Belfrage, Cedric; Memorial guest book
1990
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Belfrage, Cedric; Memorial, quotes for
1990
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Belfrage, Cedric; Passports and other travel documents
1950s-1990s
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Belfrage, Cedric; "America Standard of Dying," Black and White
October, 1939
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings, "Amy"
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 13 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Away from it All," volume 2 typscript
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 14 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "The Case of the Stubborn Editor
1955
Box: 27 Folder : 15 Belfrage, Cedric; "Forest Lawn Beckons You," Black and White
Novemeber, 1939
Box: 27 Folder : 16 Belfrage, Cedric; "The Jews and I" (unpublished transcript)
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 17 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: memoir (file version)
1982
Box: 27 Folder : 18 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," table of contents (unpublished autobiography)
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 19 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," draft
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 20 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," incomplete draft, pp. 1-84 (photocopy)
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 21 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," incomplete draft, miscellaneous portions (photocopy)
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 22 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic": Misc. 6 pp.
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 23 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," "1938" (copy)
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 24 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: " Nine Lives of a Heretic," prelude
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 25 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic,' Chapter 2
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 26 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," Chapter 3
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 27 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," chapter 4
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 28 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," Chapter 5
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 29 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," Chapter 5, Inquisitor, 1. A History Lesson
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 30 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," Chapter 6 (re DuBois)
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 31 Belfrage, Cedric; Writing: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," Chapter 7, Inquisitor, pp. 108-157
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 32 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," Chapter 8, "Jailbird"
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 33 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Nine Lives of a Heretic," Chapter 8, "Editor is Bonkers"
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 34 Belfrage, Cedric; Writings: "Politics Catches up with the Writer," New Masses
December 28, 1937
Box: 27 Folder : 35 Belfrage, Cedric and Mary; Personal documents: marriage, ect.
1923-1990
Box: 27 Folder : 36 Belfrage Family; Letters to Cedric and Mary
1980-1989
Box: 27 Folder : 37 Belfrage Family; Letters to Cedric and Mary
1990-1996
Box: 27 Folder : 38 Belfrage, Mary; Biography, notes for
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 39 Belfrage, mary; correspondence with Sally Belfrage
1990-1994
Box: 27 Folder : 40 Belfrage, Mary; family tree
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 41 Belfrage, Mary; friendship with Shart [French painter]
1960s
Box: 27 Folder : 42 Belfrage, Mary; Letters to Cedric
1959-1961
Box: 27 Folder : 43 Belfrage, Mary; travel; letters from Mary Belfrage
1958-1959
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Belfrage, Mary; Writings re Cedric
1990-1991
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Bernick, Mary; Jentelson, Lee; correspondence, poetry, ect.
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Birthdays, [list of dates for friends and relatives
undated; 2001
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Bradford, Virginia; letters to Cedric Belfrage
1920s-1930s
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Cuba; Cedric Belfrage, manuscript (article length)
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Cuba; letters to/from Cedric and Mary Belfrage
1966-1969
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Cuernavaca guests; letters
1991-1996
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Hollywood; filmed interview of Cedric by Kevin Brouslow
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Hollywood; Research interview of Cedric by Sue McLonachy
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Jewish Book, notes for (Cedric Belfrage)
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 12 Memory of Fire (Geleano book); letter by Tom Englehardt
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 13 Palmer, Jennifer; Belfrage PhD; FBI files
1960s
Box: 28 Folder : 14 Palmer, Jennifer; correspondence with Mary Belfrage
1995
Box: 28 Folder : 15 Publishers and Agents
1980-1994
Box: 28 Folder : 16 South America; travel notes re Cuba
1962
Box: 28 Folder : 17 Txalaparta editorial
2002
Box: 28 Folder : 18 Wallace, Bert H.; "Sands of Sorrow: A Semi-Political Autobiography"
1989
Box: 29 Folder : 1 "McCarthy and the Army: A Fight on the Wrong Front" / Norman Dorsen (Columbia University Forum)
Fall, 1964
Box: 29 Folder : 2 "The German Who Should Have Been Dead" / Cedric Belfrage (Harper's Magazine; June, 1948, pp. 511-517)
Jun 1948
Box: 29 Folder : 3 The Minority of One: Five Issues, each with an article by Cedric Belfrage
Oct 1967-Sep 1968
Box: 29 Folder : 4 "Reflections: On Political Exile" / Cedric Belfrage (The Progressive; August 1977, pp. 20-21)
Aug 1977
Box: 29 Folder : 5 "Post-Inquisition: The Exile Returns" / Cedric Belfrage (Rights; Jun-Jul 1973, pp. 3-8; the journal of the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee)
Jun/Jul 1973
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Voight the Nineteenth Century & After Limited and Constable & Co., Ltd. v. News Chronicle, Ltd., The Daily News, Ltd., and Cedric Belfrage -- In the High Court of Justice: King's Bench Division (London). Transcript, 221 pp.
Jul 10, 1945
Box: 31 VHS Tapes Featuring Cedric and Mary Belfrage
1983-2003

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Series VI: Photographs and Bust, 1923-1999

Scope and Content Note

Approximately two hundred photographs document Cedric Belfrage's extensive travels to China, Nepal, Cuba, Egypt, the USSR and other countries. There are many portraits of Belfrage from the 1920s through the 1980s, as welll as photographs of family and friends. Individuals represented in these photographs include Paul Robeson, Scotty Mackenzie, Claude Williams, Owen Whitfield (organizer for the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union) and Colonel Raymond Robins.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Belfrage, Cedric: Portraits
1923-1973
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Cropperville
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Cuba
1977
Box: 30 Folder : 4 General
1930s
Box: 30 Folder : 5 General
1940s
Box: 30 Folder : 6 General
1950s
Box: 30 Folder : 7 General `
1960s
Box: 30 Folder : 8 General
1970s-1990s
Box: 30 Folder : 9 General
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 10 Mackenzie, Scotty
1934-1958
Box: 30 Folder : 11 People's Institute For Applied Religion (Claude C. Williams)
undated
Box: 30 Folder : 12 Robeson, Paul
1957-1958
Box: 30 Folder : 13 Travel (China, Napeal, USSR)
1950s
Box: 30 Folder : 14 Whitfield, Owen
1955-1963; undated
Item: TAM 143.cuid853 Head of Cedric

Scope and Contents

Artist: Elizabeth Catlett

busts (figures)
Undated

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