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Edith Chevat Papers TAM 247

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edith Chevat Papers
Dates: 1930 - 1952 (bulk 1936-1940)
Quantity: 0.75 Linear Feet in one record carton
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 247

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Historical/Biographical Note

Edith and her husband Isadore Chavat were apparently rank and file activists in the Young Communist League and the Communist Party in Brooklyn, New York, and at Brooklyn College.

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Scope and Content Note

This unprocessed collection contains printed ephemera (including ephemeral serials), and internal documents of Communist Party USA and Communist Party led organizations, including the Young Communist League (YCL), the American Student Union and American Youth for Democracy. The collection documents Communist activity at Brooklyn College, particularly anti-war activity of the period of the Hitler-Stalin Pact (1939-1941), and campus free speech issues. There is also some YCL material from Brooklyn's New Utrecht neighborhood and high school.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Chevat, Edith
  • Chevat, Isadore

Subject Organizations

  • New Utrecht High School
  • American Youth for Democracy
  • Brooklyn College
  • Young Communist League of the U.S.
  • American Student Union
  • Communist Party of the United States of America

Subject Topics

  • Student movements -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Jewish communists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Communists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Germany. |t Treaties, etc. |g Soviet Union, |d 1939 Aug. 23.
  • Peace movements -- United States.
  • College students -x Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York.

Subject Places

  • New Utrecht (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Edith Chevat were transferred to New York University in 2001 by Edith Chevat. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Edith Chevat Papers; TAM 247; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Edith Chevat in 2001. The accession number associated with this collection is 2001.203.

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