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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 10, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New Leader (New York, N.Y. : 1924)
Source - dnr: Kolatch, Myron
Title: New Leader Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1928-1960
Abstract: The New Leader (1924-2006) was a socialist, then liberal, journal of opinion. Under Samuel M. (Sol) Levitas's editorship (1936-61), it gained prominence as a voice of anti-communist liberalism that featured the work of prominent intellectuals. The records contain correspondence (including some in Russian), clippings, and topical files relating to editorial and financial matters, annual dinners, radio broadcasts and other sponsored public programs, and to organizations, events and issues of interest to the editors.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Call Phrase: TAM 271

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Historical/Biographical Note

The New Leader(1924-2006) was the official (weekly) periodical of the Socialist Party until 1936 when, after a split in the SP, it became the official periodical of the Social Democratic Federation through 1946, after which it was published independently (including a period under the auspices of the American Labor Conference on International Affairs). It became a biweekly in 1961, and a bimonthly in 2000. Under Samuel M. (Sol) Levitas's editorship (1936-61), it gained prominence as a voice of anti-communist liberalism that featured the work of prominent intellectuals.

Sources:

  • Hugh Wilford, "The New Leaderand the Cultural Cold War,"  Diplomatic History, Vol. 27, no. 1 (January 2003).

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Scope and Content Note

The records contain correspondence (including some in Russian), clippings, political memoranda, and topical files relating to editorial and financial matters, annual dinners, radio broadcasts and other sponsored public programs, and to organizations, events and issues of interest to the editors, including the American Friends of Czechoslovakia, American Labor Conference on International Affairs, the American Jewish Committee, the Communist Party of Yugoslovakia, the Rand School of Social Science, and the Transport Workers Union. Notable individuals represented include Raphael Abramovitch, Jack Beall, Anton Ciliga, Fernando Gerassi, Sidney Hook, Fulton Lewis, Eugene Lyons, James Oneal, Julia Stuart Poyntz, Marc Rein and Louis Waldman (re: his resignation from American Labor Party). Also included is a manuscript by Michel Collinet, "Quarante Annees de Communisme en Europe Occidentale."

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Organized into one series:

Missing Title

  1. 1. Subject Files.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989
  • Lyons, Eugene, 1898-1985
  • Lewis, Fulton, 1903-1966
  • Levitas, Samuel M. (Sol)
  • Collinet, Michel, 1904- . Quarante Annees de communisme en Europe occidentale.
  • Ciliga, Ante, 1898-1992
  • Beall, Jack.
  • Abramovitch, Raphael, b. 1880
  • Waldman, Louis, b. 1892
  • Oneal, James, 1875-1962
  • Poyntz, Julia Stuart, 1886-1937?
  • Kolatch, Myron

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Manuscripts for publication.

Subject Organizations

  • American Jewish Committee
  • Komunistička partija Jugoslavije
  • Transport Workers Union of America
  • American Labor Conference on International Affairs
  • New Leader (New York, N.Y. : 1924)
  • American Friends of Czechoslovakia
  • Rand School of Social Science

Subject Topics

  • Liberalism -- United States
  • Socialism -- United States -- Periodicals.
  • Anti-communist movements -- United States.
  • Communism -- Europe, Eastern.

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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 ini this collection created by the New Leader was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; New Leader Records; TAM 271; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Myron Kolatch, Executive Editor of the New Leader in circa 1965. The accession number associated with this gift is 1950.009.

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Container List

Series 1: Subject Files

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Abramovitch, Raphael: re: Marc Rein Case, etc. (See also file: Correspondence: In Russian)
1939-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 2 American Friends of Czechoslovakia
1946
Box: 1 Folder : 3 American Jewish Committee
1947-1951
Box: 1 Folder : 4 American Labor Conference on International Affairs: By-Laws
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 American Labor Conference on International Affairs: Certificate of Incorporation
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 6 American Labor Conference on International Affairs: Tax-Exempt Status
1954 , 1962-1964 , 1966
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Annual Dinners
1927-1934
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Annual Dinners
1935-1943
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Beall, Jack: Broadcasts
1947 , 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Catholic Digest
1947-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Ciliga, Ante: Book Excerpt ("Chapter 4")
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Collinet, Michel: "Quarante Annees de Communisme en Europe Occidentale" (typescript)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence
undated , 1936-1959
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence (in Russian)
1936-1948
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Editorial: "Save the Rescuers"
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Finances
undated , 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Gerassi, Fernando (report re:)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Hook, Sidney: St. John's College Article (corresp. re:)
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Howe, Quincy: WQXR Broadcast on Krivitsky
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 1 International Council on European Problems: "America and the Post-War World," report
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 The Lincoln-Petkov Academy and The National Academy Organizations: Proposal by the "Orlando Committee"
ca.1954
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Levitas, Sol M.: Personal
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Lewis, Fulton, Jr.: Radio Broadcast Transcripts
1955-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Lists of New LeaderArticles
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Lyons, Eugene
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 7 New York Herald Tribune: Editorials
1944-1946
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Oneal, James
1937
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Operation Survival (film): Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Complaint
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Political Memoranda
undated , 1944 , 1949
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Poyntz, Julia Stuart: Case (incl. misc. photos)
undated , 1938
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Publicity
undated , 1933 , 1953-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Radio Broadcasts re: New Leaderarticles
1946-1948
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Rand School
1931
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Rubenstein, M .I.: Quotations from Articles by
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Stedman, Seymour
1936
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Sunday Leader: Perspectives
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Thomas, Lowell: Broadcast Excerpt on Pyotr Kapitsa
1946
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Der Tog (The Day): Clipping, Registration Department
Jul 17, 1940
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Transport Workers Union: Daily WorkerClipping
1930
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Transport Workers Union and Mike Quill: Edward Maguire Testimony re:
1938
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Trevino, Jose (Argentinian journalist)
1960
Box: 2 Folder : 22 United States Department of State
1949-1960
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Wachenheim, Hedwig
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Waldman, Louis: Resignation from American Labor Party
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 25 William, Maurice: Materials on Sun Yat-Sen and Chinese Politics
1928-1940 , 1944-1946
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Yugoslav Communist Party: Letter to Stalin and Molotov
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Yugoslav Communist Party: Soviet Letters to
undated

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