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Guide to the Morris Schappes Papers TAM.179

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Collection processed by Jan Hilley, 2009. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description, 2012. Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information, 2014.

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

 Edited by Heather Mulliner for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials  , August 2014

Container List

Series I: Personal Papers, 1913-2003

Scope and Content Note

Directly related to Morris Schappes’ personal life, this series includes correspondence (1928-2002); biographical articles and brief sketches; interview transcripts and Schappes’ responses to several questionnaires; items associated with the schools he attended and those where he served on the faculty -- Townsend Harris Hall High School, City College of New York (CCNY), Columbia University, Queens College, the Jefferson School and the School for Jewish Studies; documents relating his experiences with the Rapp-Coudert Committee, the Schappes Defense Committee, his time in prison and subsequent parole; materials describing his many personal appearances, lectures and speaking engagements (1943-1994); a selection of his writings -- articles, book reviews and letters to the editor; and ephemera such as identification cards, his wedding ketubah, citizenship papers and copies of personal photographs.

Arrangement

Folders in this series are arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1943-1946
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1947
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1948-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1950-1952
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1953-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1955-1956
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1957-1959
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1960-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1966-1967
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1968-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1971-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Appearances, Lectures, Speaking Engagements
1987-1994, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Articles: Various, mention Schappes
1943-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Austin, Warren B.
1957-1958
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bibliographies: Schappes' Writings
1982, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Biographical Articles
1943, 1985-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Biographical Sketches
1939-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 19 "Book Burning" Controversy
1952-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 20 "Book Burning" Controversy: Schappes' Book - A Documentary History of Jews in the United States, 1654-1875
1951-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 21 "Book Burning" Controversy: Senate Subcommitte on Investigations (McCarthy) - Schappes' Appearance
1953-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Case, Clifford: His Sister, Adelaide, and Schappes Connection
1954
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Citizenship, Identification and Voter Registration
1913-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 3 City College of New York (CCNY), Department of English: Class Registers
1928-1934
Box: 2 Folder : 4 CCNY, Department of English: Class Registers
1934-1937
Box: 2 Folder : 5 CCNY, Department of English: Class Registers
1938-1941
Box: 2 Folder : 6 CCNY, Department of English: Teaching Notes and Related Material
1929-1943
Box: 2 Folder : 7 CCNY: Inauguration of Bernard Warren Harleston
1981-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 8 CCNY: Keezer, George
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 9 CCNY: Schappes as Alumnus
1948-2003
Box: 2 Folder : 10 CCNY: Schappes as Student
1926-1928, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 CCNY: Schappes as Teacher
1930-1941
Box: 2 Folder : 12 CCNY: Schappes' Yearbook
1928
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Columbia University: Schappes' Grade Reports
1928-1932
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Condolences (Death of Sonya Laffer Schappes, 1992)
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Condolences (Death of Sonya Laffer Schappes, 1992)
1992-1997
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Correspondence
1928-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Correspondence
1940-1945
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Correspondence
Jan 1946-Jun 1946
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Correspondence
Jul 1946-Dec 1946
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1947
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1948
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1949
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1950-1952
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1955-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1960-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1970-1974
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1976
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1977-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1980-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1987-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1990-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Correspondence
1997
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1998-2002, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Communist Party USA (Eugene Dennis)
1945-1946
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Dispute re: AJHS/NYPL Exhibit "Jewish Life in America..."
1984
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Donations of Materials to Various Repositories
1968-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Fast, Howard
1946
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
1945
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Correspondence: re: Salomon, Haym
1973-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Donations and Sponsorships
1946-1979
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Donations and Sponsorships
1980-2000, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Eisenberger, Sidney (Rapp-Coudert Victim): Correspondence with Schappes
1979-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Eisenberger, Sidney: Interview Transcript
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Eisenberger, Sidney: "Political Memoirs..." and Brief Essays
1973, 1979, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Ephemera and Artifacts
1957-1999, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Goldstein, Jonah
1945
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Hearings: Committee on Un-American Activities (House), "Communist Methods of Infiltration"
1953
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Hearings: Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Gov't Operations (Senate) - "State Dept. Information Program..."
1953
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Interview (and Associated Correspondence) by Dr. Robert W. Iversen, Drake University
1955-1956
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Jefferson School and the School for Jewish Studies
1945-1956
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Ketubah and Other Personal Items
[1930]-1993, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 New Jewish Agenda: Unsung Hero Award
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 21 New York Historical Association: Relationship with Schappes
1954-1955
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Oral History: Cornell University - Correspondence
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Oral History / Interview Transcripts: "An Interview with Morris U. Schappes. By Elliot L. Jurist"
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Oral History / Interview Transcripts: Interview with Morris Schappes by Lauren Strauss
1999-2000
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Oral History / Interview Transcripts: Morris Schappes Interviewed on I.B. Singer (Janet Hadda)
1992
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Oral History / Interview Transcripts: "Morris U. Schappes: Distinguished Radical American Jewish Historian"
1992
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Oral History / Interview Transcripts: "Morris U. Schappes, Jews of New York" - William E. Weiner Oral History Library
1984-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Oral History / Interview Transcripts: "The Reminiscences of Morris U. Schappes"
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Parole
1944-1945
Box: 4 Folder : 30 People of the State of New York v. Morris U. Schappes: Amicus Curiae, National Lawyers Guild (NYC Chapter)
[1942]
Box: 4 Folder : 31 People of the State of New York v. Morris U. Schappes: Appellant's Brief (Supreme Court, State of NY, Appellate Division)
[1943]
Box: 4 Folder : 32 People of the State of New York v. Morris U. Schappes: Brief for Defendant-Appellant (Court of Appeals, NY)
[1943]
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Personal Photographs (Photocopies)
1920-1985, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Prison
1941, 1943-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Queens College History Department: Schappes' Activities (I)
1972-1976
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Queens College History Department: Schappes' Activities (II)
1972-1976
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Queens College History Department: Course Evaluations
1972-1973
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Queens College: Joseph S. Murphy (President)
1973-1976
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Questionnaire re: Influence of Anti-Communism on American Life (Tillet): Schappes' Response
1964
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Questionnaire (with Schappes' Response): Christian Science Monitor Study of McCarthy Hearings
1954
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Questionnaire (with Schappes' Response) and Survey Report "The Fifth Amendment Plea before Congressional Committees Investigating Subversion..."
1956, 1958
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Rapp-Coudert Committee (Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate the Educational System of the State of New York)
1940-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Rapp-Coudert Committee
1983-1987
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Rapp-Coudert / Brooklyn College: Morais, Herbert M.
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Rapp-Coudert / City College: "Communists in Higher Education: CCNY and Brooklyn College on the Eve of the Rapp-Coudert Investigation, 1935-1939"
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Rapp-Coudert / City College: Finley, Moses
1981-1982
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Rapp-Coudert / City College: Foner, Philip
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Rapp-Coudert / City College: "The Rapp-Coudert Committee and City College 1940-1942" by Dr. Stephen Leberstein
1980
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Rapp-Coudert / City College: Vindication
1980
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Rapp-Coudert / City College: Vindication
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Rapp-Coudert / City College: Vindication
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Rapp-Coudert / City College: Vindication (Correspondence)
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Rapp-Coudert / City College: Vindication (Correspondence)
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Rapp-Coudert: Excerpt from Paper by Mark Leiner
1994
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Rapp-Coudert: Reunion Film
1995-1998
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Riesman, David (and Morris Schappes)
1962
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Relief from Disabilities (Right to Register to Vote after Felony Conviction)
1945-1977
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Rosenberg, Ethel and Julius: Schappes' Attendance at Funeral
1953
Box: 5 Folder : 25 "Schappes Case": Photocopies from Jonah J. Goldstein Papers (AJHS)
1941-1943, 1983
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Schappes Defense Committee
1941-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Schappes Defense Committee: Appeals to Governor Thomas E. Dewey
1943-1944
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Schappes, Morris U. v. The Board of Higher Education fo the City of New York: Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant (Supreme Court NYState)
[1941]
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Schappes, Morris U. v. The People of the State of New York (Supreme Court of the US)
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Schappes, Sonya Laffer: Citizenship
1926-1930, 1971, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Schappes, Sonya: Schappes' Notes on Hospitalization
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 32 School for Democracy
1941-1942
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Selective Service
1940, 1945
Box: 5 Folder : 34 South Side School of Jewish Studies
1952-1953
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Seventy-Fifth Birthday
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
1971-1972
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Teachers' Retirement
1933, 1941-1946
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Teaching Notes: Literature (I)
1934-1949, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Teaching Notes: Literature (II)
1934-1949, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Townsend Harris Alumni Association
1983-1995, 2000
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Townsend Harris Alumni Association / A. Philip Randolph High School: Relationship
1982-1983
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Townsend Harris Hall of Fame Induction
1996
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Townsend Harris Hall: Schappes' Yearbook
1923
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Writings: "Anti-Semitism and Reaction, 1795-1800"
1948
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Writings: Articles - New Masses
1941-1946
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Writings: Articles and Reprints - Jewish Currents (I)
1956-1982
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Writings: Articles and Reprints - Jewish Currents (II)
1947-1982
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Writings: Articles and Reprints - Jewish Life
1938-1956
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Writings: Articles and Reprints - Morning Freiheit
1943-1946, 1987
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Writings: Book Reviews
1930-1937
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Writings: Book Reviews
1938-1955, 1977, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Writings: "Caught Reading Shelley to My Students" from City at the Center
1983
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Writings: "The Character of the American Press"
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Writings: "Educating Immigrants, Then and Now" (and Associated Correspondence)
1987-1988
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Writings: Emma Lazarus Articles from The American Hebrew
1943, 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Writings: "Excerpts from Robert Morris' 'Diaries in the Office of Finance, 1781-1784,' Referring to Haym Salomon and Other Jews"
1954, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Writings: "How American Writers Saw the Jews," Review of Louis Harap's "The Image of the Jew in American Literature"
1977-1978
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Writings: "Immigrant Education...Then and Now"
1987-1988
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Writings: "The Irrational Malady"
1930
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Writings: "Itzik Feffer: Soviet Jewish Poet" from The Chicago Jewish Forum
1946
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Writings: "Jews in American History: A Teacher's Guide" - Correspondence and Clippings
1975
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Writings: Letters to the Editor, Various
1933-1989
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Writings: "Mr. Cronbach's Economic Quandry" from The Hebrew Union College Monthly, January 15, 1933
1933
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Writings: Opening Remarks, Various
1971-2000
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Writings: "Organizing Academic Freedom"
1936
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Writings: "Problems of Jewish Culture" from Masses & Mainstream, March 1950
1950
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Writings: "Reflections on Old Age" and "Time Done"
1945, 1990
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Writings: "A Sketch of the History of the Broadening of the Concept of the People's Front in the United States"
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Writings: "The Story of Three Hundred Years, 16 Chapters of American Jewish History"
1954-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Writings: "Translate and Unite," Paper Presented at American Jewish Culture Conference, October 31-November 1, 1949
1948
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Writings: "Treason on Park Avenue" from New York Teacher, June 1941
1941
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Writings: Various
1935-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Writings: "William Ernest Henley's Principles of Criticism" and Associated Correspondence
1931, 1989
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring: Schappes' Membership
1997-1998

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