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Guide to the Harold Cruse Papers TAM 187

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Collection processed by Collection processed by Collection processed by Elliot Silver and Peter Meyer Filardo, 2003. Edited to include partial description of Addenda, 2011. Edited to reflect incorporation of material found in repository, May 2014.

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Harold Cruse Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1943-1994
Dates [bulk]: 1970-1985
Abstract: Harold Cruse was born in 1916 in Petersburg, VA and is an African American author and professor best known for his Crisis of the Negro Intellectual (1967), a Marxist-nationalist critique of the Communist movement and an endorsement of an autonomous and revolutionary Black culture. He joined the Communist Party in 1947 (remaining a member for some seven years) and contributed to its newspaper, the  Daily Worker. In the late 1960s, Cruse joined the faculty of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and helped found their Center for Afro-American and African Studies. The collection includes articles (published and unpublished), correspondence from, among others, John Conyers, Langston Hughes, Manning Marable, and Wole Soyinka; also included is ephemera, lecture notes, and correspondence relating to the Eldridge Cleaver Legal Defense Fund, and Robert Williams.
Quantity: 10.25 Linear Feet in 12 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM 187