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Guide to the Carl Reeve Papers TAM.317

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Collection processed by Peter Filardo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 18, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Samantha Rowe to include materials integrated from accession number 2018.101  , July 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Reeve, Carl, 1900-
Creator: Reeve, Ann Barton
Source - dnr: Steinmann, Susan Reeve
Title: Carl Reeve Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1910-2009
Dates [bulk]: 1970-1989
Abstract: Carl Reeve was a Communist, the chair of the Washington State CP, at one time served on the Central Committee of the CPUSA, was Educational Director of Party's Eastern Pennsylvania organization, and was in 1940 a Communist candiate for Senator from Pennsylvania. He wrote The Life and Times of Daniel De Leon (1972) and with his wife Ann Barton Reeve,  James Connolly and the United States: The Road to the Irish Rebellion (1978). The Carl Reeve Papers contains research materials, notes and reviews pertaining to  James Connolly and the United States, correspondence between Ann and Carl Reeve, manuscripts by Ann and Carl Reeve, a file on the Transport Workers Union of America, Local 100 (New York City), and a fragile copy of the  Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook: Easter, 1916. The collection also consists of essays, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, bibliographies and research materials related to Reeve's activities as a member of the communist movement. A significant portion of the collection includes correspondence with fellow comrades, supporters, in addition to a series of letters written to and from Ella Reeve Bloor (also known as Mother Bloor). The collection also contains personal writings, printed ephemera, travel itineraries, political songbooks, and photographs.
Quantity: 3.5 Linear Feet in 1 record carton, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box folder, and 1 oversize flat box.
Language: Materials primarily written in English.
Call Phrase: TAM.317

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Biographical Note

Carl Reeve (1900-1980), a son, along with Harold Ware, of Ella Reeve Bloor (1862-1951) was a Communist, the chair of the Washington State CP, at one time served on the Central Committee of the CPUSA, was Educational Director of Party's Eastern Pennsylvania organization, and was in 1940 a Communist candiate for Senator from Pennsylvania. He wrote The Life and Times of Daniel De Leon (1972) and with his wife Ann Barton Reeve,  James Connolly and the United States: The Road to the Irish Rebellion (1978).

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Scope and Contents

The Carl Reeve Papers contains research materials, notes and reviews pertaining to James Connolly and the United States; correspondence of Ann and Carl Reeve; manuscripts by Ann and Carl Reeve, including a review essay by the latter "Under Which Flag: A Play by James Connolly"; two small Irish nationalist posters, one memorializing Connolly (one in Irish); a file on the Transport Workers Union of America, Local 100 (New York City); and a copy of the  Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook: Easter, 1916, compiled and published by the Weekly Irish Times of Dublin, Ireland. A significant portion of the collection includes correspondence with fellow supporters, in addition to a series of letters written to and from Ella Reeve Bloor (also known as Mother Bloor). The collection also contains personal writings, printed events ephemera, travel itineraries, political songbooks, and photographs.

Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Connolly, James, 1868-1916
  • Steinmann, Susan Reeve
  • Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • Transport Workers Union of America. Local 100

Subject Topics

  • Communists -- United States.
  • Women communists -- United States.

Subject Places

  • Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916
  • Ireland -- History -- 20th century.

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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 Carl Reeve were transferred to New York University in 2005 by Susan Reeve Steinmann. 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; Carl Reeve Papers; TAM 317; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Susan Reeve Steinmann in 2005. The accession number associated with this gift is 2005.020. An additional accretion of materials was donated by the Susan Reeve Steinmann in June 2018. The accession number associated with the accretion is 2018.101.

Processing Information

Processing decisions made prior to 2018 are not documented. In 2018, materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. Loose material was foldered. Files were left in the order the content was received, with the larger content transferred to an oversized flat-box and flat file folder.

Appraisal

The repository's Curator made the decision to dispose of the wooden cover for a photograph album found in the 2018 accretion of this collection after a consultation with the Conservation staff found the object to be harmful to the rest of the material in the album. A photocopy of the cover was made and placed with the rest of the album.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Barton, Ann: "She Was a Gentle Woman" (Memoir about Her Mother)
1948-12-05
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Brewer, Karen: American Career of James Connolly (Masters Thesis)
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Connolly, James: "Under Which Flag" Play
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Connolly, James: Poems (photocopies)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Connolly, James: Research Materials
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Connolly, James: Memorial Poster
circa 1916
Box: 1 Folder : 7 James Connolly and the United States Reviews
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1970-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Harju, W.A.: "The Finnish American: An Essay on Finnish American History"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Notes regarding James Connolly
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Photograph of Gravesite
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Poblacht na hEireann: Poster
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Reeve, Carl: "Under Which Flag: A Play by James Connolly" Review
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Transport Workers Local 100
1970-2009
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Writings: Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook: Easter 1916 (Compiled by the Irish Times)
1916
Box: 2 Folder : 1-22 (Mixed Materials [31142063578424]) Correspondence, Publications, Pamphlets, Photographs, Manuscripts, and Printed Ephemera
1912-2005
Box: 3 Folder : 1-6 (Mixed Materials [31142063578432])
Box: C001
Box: 4 Folder : 1-5 Wood Photograph Album Cover and Photographs
undated

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