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Guide to the Grace and Max Granich Papers and Photographs TAM 255

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Peter Meyer Filardo, 2003; edited to reflect addendum by Rachel Schimke, 2012

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Source - dnr: Walker, Gina Luria, 1942-
Source - dnr: Nestle, Marion
Title: Grace and Max Granich Papers and Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1920s-1998
Abstract: Grace Granich was the secretary for Earl Browder, the head of the Communist Party, USA. In the 1930s, she traveled to the Soviet Union and to Shanghai, China, where she served as a liaison to Chinese radicals, notably Agnes Smedley. She also edited The Voice of China (her husband Max Granich was its publisher), the organ of the League for National Salvation, headed by Mme. Sun Yat Sen. During World War II she headed Intercontinent News, a Communist Party news agency. Max (Manny) Granich was the younger brother of writer Michael Gold and served as chauffeur to Earl Browder. Following World War II, the Graniches distanced themselves from the CPUSA and in 1946 founded Higley Hill Camp (Wilmington, Vermont), a left-wing summer camp for children, which they ran until 1964. The collection contains typescripts, oral history transcripts, correspondence, clippings, government reports, photographs, and some ephemera and research notes and materials that document Grace and Max Granich's involvement with the Communist Party and Higley Hill Camp.
Quantity: 1.75 Linear Feet in 1 record carton and 2 manuscript boxes
Call Phrase: TAM 255