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Guide to the Earl and Sylvia Price Papers TAM 175

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 26, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Earl and Sylvia Price Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1940s-1970s
Dates [bulk]: 1945-1960
Quantity: 6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 175

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Historical/Biographical Note

Earl and Sylvia Price were members of the Communist Party USA in New York City who were expelled in the late 1940s because they held that the CPUSA, although it had expelled its "revisionist" leader Earl Browder in 1945, had not thereafter become sufficiently radical and militant.

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Scope and Contents

This unprocessed collection contains materials created by various groupings of former members of the Communist Party USA who were expelled for their excessive radicalism in the years following World War II.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Foster, William Z., 1881-1961.
  • Price, Sylvia

Subject Organizations

  • Communist Party of the United States of America

Subject Topics

  • Communism -- United States -- 20th century

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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 Earl and Sylvia Price was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Earl and Sylvia Price Papers; TAM 175; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in repository, provenance is unknown but were most likely donated Sylvia Price in 1994. The accession number associated with this gift is 1994.006.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 NCP Report; [Rosenberg Case?]
Box: 2 Rosenberg Case (Criticism of CP role, clips)
Box: 3 Activities, writings, serials from Prices; other left-CP
Box: 4 David Mitchell; Anti-civil defense; Early opposition to nuclear plants
Box: 5 Turning Point corresp; Paul Robeson CP club; NY, other left-CP efforts in the US
Box: 6 Expelled groups (including correspondence); Correspondence

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