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Guide to the Clarina Michelson Papers
||Michelson, Clarina, b. 1892
||Clarina Michelson Papers
||1926-1979, (Bulk 1932-1935)
||Clarina Michelson, the daughter of an affluent and conservative Boston family, was
a Communist and labor organizer most active in the 1930s. After attending Radcliff
College, she enrolled in the Rand School in New York and joined the Communist Party.
She served on the board of the American Fund for Public Service, a foundation that
supported labor and radical causes, became a Party organizer in Georgia, played an
important role in the Harlem section of the Communist Party and the League of Struggle
for Negro Rights, and organized workers for the Department Store Section of the Office
Workers Union. The collection contains Communist Party and Communist-led organizations'
flyers, leaflets, and internal documents, including meeting notes, clippings, an autobiographical
notebook, and an oral history transcript.
||1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
|Mixed materials [Box]: