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Revolutionary Workers Headquarters Records TAM 244

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Revolutionary Workers Headquarters Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1976-1980
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet in two manuscript boxes.
Language: Materials are in English.
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1-2
Call Phrase: TAM 244

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Revolutionary Workers Headquarters (RWH) was a U.S. Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organization that formed out of a split from the Revolutionary Communist Party in 1977. Two years after the death of Mao Zedong, the majority of the Revolutionary Communist Party, led by Bob Avakian, felt that the Chinese government had adopted revisionist policies, while the minority, which supported the then current regime of the Community Party of China (CCP), established the RWH. Subsequently, RWH merged with the Bay Area Communist Union, the League of Revolutionary Struggle, and other organizations to from the Committee to Unite Marxist-Leninists. The RWH was active in the labor movement, struggles of oppressed nationalities, the women's movement, the student movement, and the struggle for divestiture from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa. It was directly involved with founding of the Progressive Student Network.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains meeting reports, circulars, bulletins, leaflets and position papers of national, local, and district units.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976.
  • Bernstien, B.
  • Avakian, Bob

Subject Organizations

  • Committee to Unite Marist-Leninists (U.S.)
  • Bay Area Communist Union (Calif.)
  • Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • Revolutionary Workers Headquarters of the RCP

Subject Topics

  • Communism -- California.
  • Communism -- United States.
  • Maoism |z California.
  • Maoist parties |z United States.
  • Maoism -- United States.
  • Communist parties -- United States.
  • Maoism.

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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 the Revolutionary Workers Headquarters was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Revolutionary Workers Headquarters Records; TAM 244; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown. The accession number associated with this gift is 1950.219.

Processing Information

Loose materials in box one were put into folders, the original order was retained.

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