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Collection processed by Craig Savino and Peter Filardo

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 31, 2015
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  , March 2015

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New leader (New York, N.Y. : 1924).
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: 1.0 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:

  1. 1. Subject Files.

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Access Points

Subject Names

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

Document Type

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

Subject Organizations

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

Subject Topics

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

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials ini this collection created by the New Leader are held by the  New Leader. Permission to publish or reproduce materials to which the  New Leader holds copyright must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Tamiment Library for assistance with contacting the  New Leader.

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 note

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

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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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