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Guide to the Clarina Michelson Papers TAM.240

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Peter Filardo and Katja Vehlow, 2001

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 03, 2015
Description is in English. using Rules for Archival Description

 Edited to reflect updated administrative information  , February 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Michelson, Clarina, b. 1892
Title: Clarina Michelson Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1926-1979, (Bulk 1932-1935)
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1932-1935
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Mixed materials [Box]: 1-3
Call Phrase: TAM.240