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Collection processed by Peter Meyer Filardo and Aniko Szucs, 2006

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 23, 2018
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Jasmine Larkin added Series XVI: Separated Materials, Box 30, to the finding aid. During the shelf read of Bobst, 10 West, a box of materials with accession number NPA 2006.077 was found. The accession record indicates these materials were separated from TAM 347. These materials have now been reincorporated into TAM 347. The accession record NPA 2006.077 and the resource record TAM 347 have been updated accordingly. Updated by Megan O'Shea to prepare one item for a move to offsite art storage in winter 2017  , June 2017 , November 2017

Descriptive Summary

Title: James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1917-2011
Dates [bulk]: 1937-1992
Abstract: James E. Jackson (1914-2007) and Esther Cooper Jackson (1917- ) are African American communists and civil rights activists, best known for their role in founding and leading the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-48). James Jackson was head of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) Louisiana state organization in 1946, and was a Party organizer in the automobile industry in Detroit from 1947-50. He then moved to New York, becoming the Southern Director for the Communist Party. In 1951 he was indicted under the Smith Act, and became a fugitive until 1955. He later served as the Communist Party's Educational Director and as International Affairs Secretary, retiring in 1991. Esther Cooper Jackson served as Executive Secretary of the Southern Negro Congress from 1942-1946. She also co-founded and served as the managing editor from 1961-86 of Freedomways, an influential African American political and cultural quarterly. The papers contain clippings of articles by and about Jackson; correspondence of both Esther Cooper and James E. Jackson, including the Jacksons' voluminous World War II correspondence with each other; James Jackson's lectures, research notebooks, speeches, and writings and subject files. Also included are correspondence, internal documents and printed ephemera pertaining to the Southern Negro Youth Congress, and to  Freedomways, legal and other materials pertaining to the Smith Act indictments of James Jackson and other communists as well as Communist Party internal documents.
Quantity: 27 Linear Feet in 25 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize flat box, and 1 small flat box
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM 347

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Historical/Biographical Note

James E. Jackson (1914-2007) and Esther Cooper Jackson (1917- ) are African American communists and civil rights activists, best known for their role in founding and leading the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-1948). Both were raised in middle-class families with histories of civil rights activism. James Jackson, Sr. was a druggist in Richmond, Virginia. Raised in Arlington, Virginia, Esther Cooper's father was a lieutenant in the U.S. army, and her mother worked in the U.S. Forestry Service during World War I and later became actively involved in the Arlington, Virginia chapter of the NAACP and in local school desegregation campaigns. James Jackson graduated from Virginia Union University in 1934, and at Howard University (the alma mater of his parents) graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1937. After attending Dunbar High School in Washington D.C., Esther Cooper graduated from Oberlin College in 1938, then completed her master's degree at Fisk University in 1940, writing as her thesis Negro Women Domestic Workers in Relation to Trade Unionism. James Jackson joined the Communist Party in 1931, and Esther Cooper joined in 1939. The couple met in 1939 (they married in 1941) when Jackson was staying at Fisk while working for Ralph Bunche as an investigator for what would become Gunnar Myrdal's  An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944).

The Southern Negro Youth Congress, a communist-led popular front organization, conceived at the first National Negro Congress in 1936, held its first annual conference, organized by James Jackson and Ed Strong, in Richmond, in February, 1937. Jackson and Cooper played leading roles throughout the SNYC's first decade, as indicated by its letterhead from 1946, where Cooper is the Executive Secretary, Jackson the Special Projects Director, and their fellow-communists and close friends Louis and Dorothy Burnham were, respectively, Organizational Secretary and Educational Director. In 1938 Jackson helped lead the successful organizing of the United Tobacco Stemmers and Laborers Union Local 279 in Richmond. In 1939 the SNYC moved is headquarters to Birmingham, Alabama, with its large concentration of African American industrial workers. Under is slogan "Freedom, Equality, Opportunity," the SNYC campaigned for the full range civil, economic, political, and social rights for African Americans. Activities and issues included, in addition to supporting labor organizing (including domestic workers), campaigns against lynching, police brutality and the poll tax, for the right to vote and an end to segregation, for an end to employment discrimination (sometimes via consumer boycotts), and during World War II, for enforcement of the U.S. Fair Employment Practices Committee's resolution 8802 barring discrimination in war industries. The SNYC also published the periodical Cavalcade: The March of Southern Youth, and supported educational and cultural activities, including "People's Theaters." The SNYC held its last conference in 1948, and the pressure of Cold War anti-communism led to its subsequent dissolution. However, SNYC members went on to play important roles in the civil rights movement of the 19650s-60s, including E.D. Nixon, and several became elected officials.

Jackson entered the army in 1943 and served in the Burma theatre for some eighteen months, attainting the rank of sergeant, and during which time he and Esther corresponded daily. In the fall of 1945, Esther attended the World Youth Congress in London, where she met W.E.B. Du Bois, beginning a close association with the Jacksons culminating in his decision to join the Communist Party in 1961. In 1946 Jackson became State Chairman of the Communist Party of Louisiana. In 1947 the Jacksons moved to Detroit, where they shared a house with future Detroit mayor Coleman Young, and where James Jackson began work as a Party organizer among the autoworkers, while Esther Cooper Jackson was active in the local branches of the Progressive Party and of the Civil Rights Congress, another popular front organization. In 1951 the Jacksons moved to New York and James was named Southern Director of the Communist Party. Later that year he was indicted under the Smith Act (charged with advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government) and went underground to avoid arrest, while Esther Cooper Jackson worked for the National Committee to Defend Negro Leadership and the Families of Smith Act Victims. Emerging five years later, Jackson was sentenced to prison, although he did not serve time as the Smith Act was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

Thereafter, James Jackson served as a full-time Party official, including as a member of its leading Political Bureau, and as Education Director and as International Affairs Secretary, in which capacity he traveled throughout the Communist countries and elsewhere. Meanwhile, Esther Cooper Jackson helped found in 1961 the influential African American political and cultural quarterly, Freedomways, and served as its editor throughout its publication, from 1961 to 1986. James Jackson retired in 1991, in the aftermath of the 1991 split in the CPUSA.

Sources:

  • Jackson, Esther Cooper. This Is My Husband: Fighter for His People, Political Refugee. (New York: National Committee to Defend Negro Leadership, 1953).
  • Kelley, Robin D.G. 'Southern Negro Youth Congress.' In Encyclopedia of the American Left, pp. 737-9. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992).

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Scope and Content Note

The papers contain clippings (articles by and about Jackson), correspondence of both Esther and James Jackson, including the Jacksons' voluminous World War II correspondence with each other, James Jackson's lectures (typescripts and audiocassettes), research notebooks, speeches, and writings (published and unpublished), subject files, correspondence, internal documents and printed ephemera pertaining to the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC), and to Freedomways, legal and other materials pertaining to the Smith Act indictments of Jackson and other communists, Communist Party internal documents, many of a programmatic nature, and memorabilia and other biographical materials. Individuals represented in the collection include: Carl Bloice, Lloyd Brown, Dorothy and Louis Burnham, Angela Davis, Benjamin Davis, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Eugene and Peggy Dennis, Shirley Graham Du Bois, W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Duberman, Viriginia Durr, William Z. Foster, Simon Gerson, Gus Hall, Ollie Harrington, Hosea Hudson, Alphaeus Hunton, Pablo Neruda, John Pittman, Pete Seeger, Edward Strong, Alice Walker, Mary Helen Washington, Jim West, Robert Williams, Henry Winston, and Carl Winter.

Additional materials donated in 2015 contain records relating to James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson's personal and professional careers from the 1950s to 2000s. These materials consist of papers, photographs, and audio recordings related to the Jacksons' work with Freedomways, the  Daily Worker, SNYC, and James Jackson's speaking engagements.

Arrangement

The files are organized into sixteen series:
I, Biographical Material and Memorabilia
II, Clippings
III, Communist Party Materials
IV, Correspondence
V, Freedomways (Esther Cooper Jackson)
VI, Esther Cooper Jackson Papers
VII, Lectures
VIII, Notebooks
IX, Smith Act Materials
X, Southern Negro Youth Congress Materials
XI, Speeches
XII, Subject Files
XIII, Writings, Published
XIV, Writings, Unpublished
XV, Writings by Others
XVI, Unprocessed Accretions
The folders in the various series/subseries are arranged alphabetically or chronologically.

The files are organized into sixteen series: I, Biographical Material and Memorabilia
II, Clippings
III, Communist Party Materials
IV, Correspondence
V, Correspondence, Army
VI, Freedomways (Esther Cooper Jackson)
VII, Esther Cooper Jackson Papers
VIII, Lectures
IX, Notebooks
X, Smith Act Materials
XI, Southern Negro Youth Congress Materials
XII, Speeches
XIII, Subject Files
XIV, Writings, Published
XV, Writings, Unpublished
XVI, Writings by Others
The folders in the various series/subseries are arranged alphabetically or chronologically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Pittman, John
  • Jackson, James E., 1914-2007
  • Jackson, Esther Cooper
  • Bloice, Carl
  • Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977.
  • Durr, Virginia Foster
  • Duberman, Martin B.
  • Dee, Ruby
  • Dennis, Eugene, 1905-1961.
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Burnham, Louis E.
  • Brown, Lloyd L. (Lloyd Louis), 1913-2003
  • Burnham, Dorothy.
  • Foster, William Z., 1881-1961.
  • Hall, Gus
  • Gerson, Simon W.
  • Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell), 1912-1995
  • Hudson, Hosea.
  • Hunton, Alphaeus, 1903-1970.
  • Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
  • Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
  • Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
  • West, Jim
  • Washington, Mary Helen
  • Winston, Henry, 1911-1986.
  • Williams, Robert F. (Robert Franklin), 1925-1996
  • Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014
  • Dennis, Peggy
  • Walker, Alice, 1944-
  • Strong, Edward E., 1914-1957
  • Winter, Carl, 1906-1991

Document Type

  • Audiocassettes.
  • Correspondence.
  • Lectures.
  • Speeches.
  • Transcripts.
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Periodicals.
  • Reports.
  • Notebooks.
  • Oral histories (document genres)

Subject Organizations

  • Civil Rights Congress (U.S.)
  • National Committee to Defend Negro Leadership
  • United Tobacco Stemmers and Laborers Union. Local 279
  • Southern Negro Youth Congress
  • National Negro Congress (U.S.)
  • Freedomways Associates
  • Communist Party of the United States of America

Subject Topics

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American.
  • Communism.
  • Communist trials -- United States.
  • Communism -- United States.
  • African American communists.
  • African Americans -- Civil rights.
  • African American youth -- Political activity.
  • African American soldiers |v Correspondence.

Subject Places

  • Southern States.

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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) to the majority of materials in this collection held by James Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson were transferred to New York University in 2005 by James and Esther Cooper. 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. Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to James Jackson's and Esther Cooper Jackson's World War II correspondence are held by Esther Cooper Jackson, after her death copyright transfers to her heir Kathryn Jackson. Permission to publish or reproduce materials to which she holds copyright must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Tamiment Library for assistance with contacting Esther Cooper Jackson.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson Papers; TAM 347; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Material

Photographs were separated to the James E. and Esther Cooper Jackson Photographs Collection (PHOTOS 221). Audio cassettes were separated to the James E. Jackson Audiocassettes (OH 057). Original drawings by Ollie Harrington were separated to the Non Print Department.

Three folders of assorted artifacts and ephemera were separated to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives General Ephemera and Artifacts Collection.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. Researchers may view an item's original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection's finding aid and can be requested in our reading room. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

James and Esther Jackson sent a gift of their papers in 2006. A flier and news release pertaining to the National Committee to Defend Negro Leadership found in repository were added to the collection in 2014. In 2015, Esther Jackson donated an additional four boxes of papers, photographs, and audio recording related to her and James Jackson's personal and professional lives. In 2016 Esther Jackson donated additional photographs and clippings concerning the Southern Negro Youth Congress. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 2006.009, NPA.2006.077, 2014.040, 2015.063, 2016.021.

Processing Information

Collection was reboxed in December 2011. The current finding aid reflects the changes made. A copy of the old finding aid is available upon request.

Additional material found in the repository was added to the collection in 2014. Materials donated in 2015 and 2016 were added to the collection as Series XVI: Unprocessed Accretions. Documents from this donation were originally grouped by donor. Materials have been rehoused and boxes condensed, but original groupings of materials were maintianed.

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Container List

Series I: Biographical Material and Memorabilia

Scope and Content Note

Contains genealogical and family history materials, including interview transcripts, documents relating to Jackson's army service, and honorary and identification documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 60th Birthday Acknowledgement
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Applications: Grants and Jobs
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Army: Letters of Recommendations, Statements and Personal Placement Questionnaires
1943-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Army Diary
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Author's Contracts and Royalty Statements
1974 , 1978
Box: 24 Books Signed for the Jacksons
1946, 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Boy Scouts Clipping
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Cards from the Family
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Conference Tags and Other Memorabilia
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Curriculum Vitae and Biographies
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Identification cards
1960s , 1970s , 1980s
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Daisy Petals and Shrapnel Fragments: Testament and Commentary of an American Negro Soldier
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Diaries
1981 , 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Family History (handwritten, unknown author)
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Family Letters
1942-1998
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Greetings for Jackson
1954-1957 , 1977 , Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Honorary Doctorate Diploma from Moscow University
1969
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Jackson, Alice: Clippings, Rejection from University of Virginia and Greetings on her 80th Birthday
1935 , 1989 , 1993
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Jackson, Clara
1960 , 1986
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Jackson, Esther Cooper: Family Record
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Jackson, Esther Cooper: Honorary Degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters awarded by Long Island University
2003
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Jackson, Harriet
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Jackson, James Sr.
1914 , 1917 , 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Jackson, James Sr.: Committee of Civic Improvement League
1917
Box: 1 Folder : 23A Jackson, Maurice (no relation): James and Esther Jackson: A Personal Perspective
2008
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Jackson, William H., Jr.
2003
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Interview Transcripts with James and Esther Jackson (by Erik S. McDuffie and Mary Helen Washington)
Undated , 2001
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Liberal Study Group, Howard University
1936
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Memorabilia: Checks and Records
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27A Memorabilia: Delegate and Conference Participant Badges and Membership Cards
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27B Memorabilia: Miscellaneous
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Nomination for M.A. at Goddard College
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Pharmacy
1985-1993
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Prison Letters
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Retirement Speech to the Communist Party of the United States of America National Board
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Smithfield Court Tenants
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 33 University Transcripts
1935-1936
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Virginia Union University, Class of 1935
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 35 William L. Patterson Foundation: Founders' Certificate
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Writings About Jackson
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Young Communist League Honors
2002
Box: 1 Folder : 38-38D Cards and Invitations Received
ca. 1970-ca. 1990

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Series II: Clippings

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings by and about James Jackson, most from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Clippings - Book reviews (of Jackson's Books)
1967 , 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Clippings - Pictorial
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Clippings by Jackson - Translated into Foreign Languages
1961-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Clippings by Jackson
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Clippings by Jackson
1930s-1940s
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Clippings by Jackson
1950s
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Clippings by Jackson
1960
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Clippings by Jackson
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Clippings by Jackson
1962
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Clippings by Jackson
1963
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Clippings by Jackson
1964
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Clippings by Jackson
1965
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Clippings by Jackson
1966-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Clippings by Jackson
1970s
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Clippings by Jackson
1980s-1990s
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Clippings about Jackson
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Clippings about Jackson
1930s-1950s
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Clippings about Jackson
1960s
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Clippings about Jackson
1970s-1980s

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Series III: Communist Party Materials

Scope and Content Note

Contains internal documents relating to conventions, Communist Party programs, African Americans, the Communist Party crisis of 1989-1991, and other topics.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Amendments to National Resolution on the Afro-American Struggle
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Davis Club of Chicago Commission on National Education Report
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Jackson's Personal Notes on Committee Meetings
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 23 National Education Department / Commission
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Negro Question
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Party Statements
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Statement of Aims and Policy
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Communist Party Documents
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Communist Party Documents: Workers School
1938-1977
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Communist Party Documents: Vote for Victory - Defeat the Appeasers
1942
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Communist Party Documents
1945-1946
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Communist Party Documents: Women's Role
1948
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Communist Party Documents
1948-1949
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Communist Party Documents
1950-1955
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Communist Party Documents
1956-1958
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States of America
1959
Box: 2 Folder : 36 17th National Convention
1960
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Communist Party Documents
1960-1965
Box: 2 Folder : 38 18th National Convention
1966
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Jackson's Handwritten Notes on National Board Meeting
1967
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Communist Party Documents
1966-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Communist Party Documents
1970-1974
Box: 3 Folder : 2 The United Front - Communist Party of Ohio
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Communist Party Documents
1975-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 4 22nd National Convention, Main Political Resolution
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Red Letter - Communist Party of Illinois
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Second Draft of the Party Program
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Minutes of Political Committee Meeting on African-American Politics
ca.1980s
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Communist Party Documents
1980-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Communist Party Documents
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Communist Party Documents: Program Committee
Dec 12, 1990-Dec 13, 1990
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Communist Party Documents
1991
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Communist Party Documents
1991
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Communist Party Documents
1992-2002

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Series IV: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Contains James Jackson's correspondence, and some third party correspondence. Notable correspondents include Carl Bloice (Daily World), Benjamin Davis, Eugene and Peggy Dennis, W.E.B. Du Bois, Simon Gerson, Gus Hall, Ollie Harrington, Hosea Hudson, Pablo Neruda, John Pittman, Ed Strong, Henry Winston, and Carl Winter.

Subseries IV:A: Chronological Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Correspondence, Chronological
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence, Chronological
1932
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Correspondence, Chronological
1933
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Correspondence, Chronological
1936
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Correspondence, Chronological
1937
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Correspondence, Chronological
1940
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Correspondence, Chronological
1943
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Correspondence, Chronological
1945
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Correspondence, Chronological
1946
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Correspondence, Chronological
1948
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Correspondence, Chronological
1950
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Correspondence, Chronological
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Correspondence, Chronological
1952
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Correspondence, Chronological
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Correspondence, Chronological
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Correspondence, Chronological
1955
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Correspondence, Chronological
1956
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Correspondence, Chronological
1957
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Correspondence, Chronological
1958
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Correspondence, Chronological
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Correspondence, Chronological
1960
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Correspondence, Chronological
1961
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Correspondence, Chronological
1962
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Correspondence, Chronological
1963
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Correspondence, Chronological
1964
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Correspondence, Chronological
1965
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Correspondence, Chronological
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Correspondence, Chronological
1967
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Correspondence, Chronological
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Correspondence, Chronological
1969
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence, Chronological
1970
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence, Chronological
1971
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence, Chronological
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence, Chronological
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence, Chronological
1974
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Correspondence, Chronological
1975
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Correspondence, Chronological
1976
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Correspondence, Chronological
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence, Chronological
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Correspondence, Chronological
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Correspondence, Chronological
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Correspondence, Chronological
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Correspondence, Chronological
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Correspondence, Chronological
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Correspondence, Chronological
1984
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Correspondence, Chronological
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Correspondence, Chronological
1986
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Correspondence, Chronological
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Correspondence, Chronological
1988
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence, Chronological
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Correspondence, Chronological
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Correspondence, Chronological
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence, Chronological
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence, Chronological
1993
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence, Chronological
1994
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence, Chronological
1995
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Correspondence, Chronological
1996
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Correspondence, Chronological
1997
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Correspondence, Chronological
1998
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence, Chronological
1999
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Correspondence, Chronological
2000
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Correspondence, Chronological
2001
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Correspondence, Chronological
2002
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Correspondence, Chronological
2003
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Correspondence, Chronological
2004

Subseries IV:B: Alphabetical Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Correspondence, Alphabetical: A - B
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Correspondence, Alphabetical: Bloice, Carl
1982-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Correspondence, Alphabetical: C - D
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Correspondence, Alphabetical: Castro, Fidel - letters to
1961-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Correspondence, Alphabetical: Chandra, Romesh
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Correspondence, Alphabetical: Davis, Ben
1955
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Correspondence, Alphabetical: Dennis, Gene
1965
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Correspondence, Alphabetical: Dennis, Peggy
1963-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Correspondence, Alphabetical: Du Bois, W.E.B.
1961-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Du Bois, W.E.B., Applying for Membership in the CPUSA
1961
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Alphabetical: E - H
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Evans (re: Sale of Ollie Harrington Drawings)
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Foster, William Z.
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Gerson, Simon
1981-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Gorbachev, Mikhail (Letter to)
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Hall, Gus
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Harrington, Ollie
1977-1993 , Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Hudson, Hosea
1980-1986
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Correspondence: Alphabetical: I - J
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Jackson, Jesse
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Correspondence: Alphabetical: K - L
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Correspondence: Alphabetical: M - O
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Murphy, George (re: "Black Delegation Visits the USSR")
1972
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Neruda, Pablo
1966-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Correspondence: Alphabetical: P - S
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Pittman, John
1966-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Correspondence: Alphabetical: "Pharmacy"
1969-1970
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Retirement Dispute
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Strong, Ed
1936
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Correspondence: Alphabetical: T - Z
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Correspondence: Alphabetical: West, Jim
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 48 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Winston, Henry
1961-1986
Box: 5 Folder : 49 Correspondence: Alphabetical: Winter, Carl
1956-1957 , 1990

Subseries IV:C: Third Party Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Correspondence, Third Party: A - E
1966-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Correspondence, Third Party: Azikiwe, Nnamdi
1965
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Correspondence, Third Party: Chandra, Romesh
1988
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Correspondence, Third Party: Davis, Angela
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Correspondence, Third Party: Du Bois, W.E.B.
1961
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Correspondence, Third Party: F - K
1957-1996
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Correspondence, Third Party: Hall, Gus
1971-1983
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Correspondence, Third Party: Harrington, Ollie
1990
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Correspondence, Third Party: Hudson, Hosea
1981
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Correspondence, Third Party: Jackson, Daniel
1968
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Correspondence, Third Party: L - R
1960-1996
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Correspondence, Third Party: Pittman, John
1959 , 1978
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Correspondence, Third Party: S - Z
1968-1991
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Correspondence, Third Party: Williams, Robert F., Letter to Fidel Castro
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Correspondence, Third Party: Winston, Henry
1962-1986

Subseries IV:D: Correspondence: Army Letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains the almost-daily letters exchanged between James and Esther in 1944-1945 (and some earlier letters from 1943), correspondence with James E. Jackson Sr., and letters from Louis and Dorothy Burnham.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Burnham, Louis and Dorothy to James E. Jackson
1943-1945
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Clippings
1944-1945
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
Jan 1944-Aug 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
Sep 1944-Dec 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
Jan 1945-Feb 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
Mar 1945-Apr 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
May 1945-Jun 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
Jul 1945-Aug 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Jackson, Esther Cooper to James E. Jackson
1946
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
1944
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Jan 1994-Feb 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Mar 1994-Apr 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
May 1944-Jun 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Jul 1994-Aug 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Sep 1944-Oct 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Nov 1944-Dec 1944
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Jan 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Feb 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Mar 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Apr 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
May 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Jun 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Jul 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Aug 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Sep 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Jackson, James E. to Esther Cooper Jackson
Oct-45-Jan-46
Box: 6 Folder : 46 Jackson, James E. to Family
1943-1945
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Jackson, James E. Sr. to James E. Jackson
1943-1945

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Series V: Freedomways (Esther Cooper Jackson)

Scope and Content Note

Contains editorial correspondence, files on a special issue devoted to Paul Robeson and the publication of Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner, files on a centennial tribute to W.E.B. Du Bois, and files on financial issues. Notable correspondents include John Conyers, Ruby Dee, Ralph Ellison, Shirley Graham Du Bois, Paul Robeson Jr., and Coleman Young.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 48 Brochures, Flyers and Greeting Cards
1963-1986
Box: 6 Folder : 49 Clippings
1956-1981
Box: 6 Folder : 50 Contributors
1963-1986
Box: 6 Folder : 51 Copyright Registrations
1981-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Chronological
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Chronological
1961-1975
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Chronological
1976-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Chronological
1986-1999
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Administrative
1961-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Brown, Lloyd
1978 , 1982
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Burnham, Dorothy
1967 , 1986
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Conyers, John
1969
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Davis, Ossie
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Dee, Ruby
1970-1984
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1961-1967
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Du Bois, Peck W. (Dr. W.E.B. DuBois' grandson)
1968
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Durr, Virginia
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Ellison, Ralph
1964
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Harrington, Ollie
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Pittman, John
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Robeson, Paul Jr.
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Seven Seas Books (Berlin)
1976-1982
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Small, Charles
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Young, Coleman
1968
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Events and Promotions
1962-1993
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Financial Reports
1974 , 1980 , 1984
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Friends of Freedomways
1986
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Freedomways Festival of the Arts
1976
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Freedomways Reader
1964-2000
Box: 7 Folder : 26 FreedomwaysReprints
1961 , 1967 , 1970
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Guest Books
1974-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Guest Book
1979-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Kaiser, Ernest: In Defense of People's Black and White History and Culture (reprint)
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Leases
1981-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Loans
1976 , 1984
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Media Issue
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Paul Robeson Issue
1970-1971
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Paul Robeson Souvenir Book
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 35 Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner
1977-1980
Box: 7 Folder : 36 Southern Freedom Movement: Grant Proposal
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 37 Submissions
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 38 Subscribers' Addresses
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 39 Tax Certificate
1961
Box: 7 Folder : 40 Third Party Writings (Freedomways Related)
1963- c.2000
Box: 7 Folder : 41 W.E.B. Du Bois Centennial Tribute
1967-1972
Box: 7 Folder : 42 W.E.B. Du Bois Commemoration, Town Hall
Feb 1969
Box: 7 Folder : 43 W.E.B. Du Bois Sponsorship Reply Cards for Memorial at Carnegie Hall and Centennial Tribute
1968-1969

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Series VI: Esther Cooper Jackson Papers

Scope and Content Note

Contains Esther Cooper Jackson's correspondence with African American progressives, historians and other researchers, including Robeson biographer Martin Duberman. Other notable correspondents include Lloyd Brown, Dorothy and Margaret Ann Burnham, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Virginia Durr, Shirley Graham Du Bois, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker. Also included are Jackson's writings, including her M.A. thesis Negro Women Domestic Workers in Relation to Trade Unionism, and a few programs and publicity materials from her speaking engagements and award ceremonies she attended as an honoree.

Subseries VII:A: Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 44 Correspondence: Chronological
1952-1997 , Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 45 Correspondence: Chronological
1998-2003
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Academics
1974 , 1984-1997
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Academics
1998-2004
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Academics: Eric McDuffie
1998-2004
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Brown, Lloyd
1982 , 1997-1998
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Burnham, Dorothy and Margaret Ann
1966 , 1970 , 1982-1984
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Cole, Lester
1983
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Cards
1946 , 1961-2004
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Davis, Benjamin D.
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Davis, Ossie and Dee, Ruby
1961 , 1988 , 1998
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Duberman, Martin
1982-1983
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1960-1975
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Du Bois, W.E.B.
1945-1947 , 1962
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Durr, Virginia
1966-1971
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Foundations
1967 , 1979 , 2003-2004
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Harrington, Ollie
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Hunton, Alphaeus and Dorothy
1963
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Neel, Alice
1980
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
1944
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Salutes to Paul Robeson
1965-1968 , 1972
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
1997-2004
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Seeger, Pete
1967-1975
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Walker, Alice
1974-1985
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Washington, Mary Helen
1977-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Correspondence: The W.E.B. Du Bois Film Project / The W.E.B. Du Bois Foundation
1995-1996
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Correspondence: White, Charles
1980
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Correspondence: White, Evelyn
1999-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Grant Application: Written History of the Southern Negro Youth Congress, titled "Like the Dew They Covered Dixie"
1990

Subseries VII:B: Writings and Clippings

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Interview with Esther Jackson (Abafazi 9, no. 1, Fall/Winter 1998)
1998
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Household Employment in Hartford, Waterbury and Litchfield
1934
Box: 8 Folder : 30 A Life in the Whirlwind
2001-2002
Box: 8 Folder : 31 The Negro Woman Domestic Worker in Relation to Trade Unionism (M.A. Thesis for Fisk University)
1940
Box: 8 Folder : 32 This is My Husband Reviewed by John Pittman
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 33 W.E.B. Du Bois Annual Lecture at University of Massachusetts
2002
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Speaking Engagements and Award Ceremonies
1987-1989

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Series VII: Lectures

Scope and Content Note

Contains James E. Jackson's typescripts for educational lectures delivered in Communist Party fora. Topics include Africa and African Americans, dialectical and historical materialism, Marxism-Leninism, Party history and organization, and political economy.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 34 Africa in Strategic Transition: from Decolonization to Social Emancipation
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 35 The Bottom Line
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 36 Capitalism
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Capitalism - What's Wrong With It?
1981
Box: 8 Folder : 38 Capitalism's Ornery Nature: An Economics Teaching from Marxism - Leninism
1977
Box: 8 Folder : 39 The Class Struggle in History
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 40 Commodity Production
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 41 On the Communist Party
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 42 Decade of the 1890's in North Carolina
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 43 The Decade of the 1880's in North Carolina
1978
Box: 8 Folder : 44 Dialectical Materialism
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 45 Dialectics
1975
Box: 8 Folder : 46 On Education
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 47 Excerpts
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 48 Falsifiers of Marxism
1975
Box: 8 Folder : 49 Historical Materialism
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 50 Historical Materialism
1975
Box: 8 Folder : 51 Historical Materialism
1976
Box: 8 Folder : 52 History of the CPUSA Policy on Afro-American Equality
1987
Box: 8 Folder : 53 The History of the Party's Position on the Struggle for Afro-American Equality and Against Racism" (Tape Transcript)
1987
Box: 8 Folder : 54 Importance of the Leading Role of the Working Class and its Marxist-Leninist Party in the Socialist Countries for the Struggle of Working People in the Developed Countries
1970
Box: 8 Folder : 55 Lenin
Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 56 Maoism
1975
Box: 8 Folder : 57 Martin Luther King
1976
Box: 8 Folder : 58 Marxism-Leninism / Contemporary World Politics (Tape Label: Com. Morality)
1977
Box: 8 Folder : 59 Marxism-Leninism / Discussion (Unedited Transcription)
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Marxism-Leninism / Left Wing Communism (Unedited Transcription)
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Marxism-Leninism / Philosophy (Unedited Transcription)
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Marxism-Leninism / Revolutionary Process, Three Components of Revolution
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Marxism-Leninism /Strategy and Tactics
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Materialism
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Materialism
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 7 National Question
1975 , Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Nationalization in the U.S.
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Nature of Modern Day Capitalism and the Reforms of it's Political Structure
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Notes on lectures written by Jackson
1972 , 1973 , Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Notes on lectures written by others
1976 , 1979 , Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Origin and Development of Man
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 13 The Party
1981
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Party History
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Party Organization
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Party Theory
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Philosophical Falsifiers
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Philosophy
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 19 The Philosophy of Communism
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 20 The Philosophy of Communism and the Viewpoint of the Communist Party on Current Questions
1962
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Plan for a Lecture Series on the Political Economy of Capitalism
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Political Economy
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Political Economy
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Political Economy
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Political Economy
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Portland, OR, Lecture series: Dialectical Materialism, What is Philosophy? Historical Materialism, The Class Struggle, On Capitalism, On Socialism, On the Communist Party (Cassettes are in the Audiocassettes series)
1978
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Q & As
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Revolutionary Conditions
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 29 The Scientific - Technological Revolution and the World Revolutionary Process
1973
Box: 9 Folder : 30 Socialism
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 31 The Socialist Countries and the Class Struggle in the Capitalist Countries
1970
Box: 9 Folder : 32 The State
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 33 The State and the Nature and Character of Fascism
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 34 Strategy and Tactics
1975 , 1977
Box: 9 Folder : 35 Struggle in the South (History of…)
1974
Box: 9 Folder : 36 Tape Transcriptions with No Titles
Undated , 1973 , 1974-1977
Box: 9 Folder : 37 Teaching of Karl Marx for the United States
1983
Box: 9 Folder : 38 Writings of Potemkin and the African Continental Revolution, Plus Additional Remarks
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 39 Woman's Question
1977

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Series VIII: Notebooks

Scope and Content Note

Contains 86 research and reading notebooks, most undated and untitled, but almost all post-1960. Three notebooks discuss the Vietnam War.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 40 Notebooks: Numbers 1-5
1959 , 1963 , 1972-1978
Box: 9 Folder : 41 Notebooks: Numbers 6-11
1980-1985
Box: 9 Folder : 42 Notebooks: Numbers 12-18
1986-1991
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Notebooks: Numbers 19-23, Russian Lessons
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Notebooks: Numbers 24-26, Vietnam
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Notebooks: Numbers 27-37
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Notebooks: Numbers 38-46
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Notebooks: Numbers 47-56
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Notebooks: Numbers 57-65
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Notebooks: Numbers 66-78
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Notebooks: Numbers 79-86
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Notebooks: Excerpts
Undated

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Series IX: Smith Act Materials

Scope and Content Note

Contains briefs, testimony and other legal documents relating to Jackson's indictment and trial, materials of the James Jackson Defense Committee, and clippings and correspondence.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Appellee's Brief
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Charney, George Blake, Notice of Motion
1956
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Clippings
1946-1962
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1936 , 1952-1957
Box: 11 Folder : 5 CPUSA International Affairs
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Crockett, George; Winter, Carl
1949
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Davis, Benjamin J.
1954
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Du Bois, W.E.B. : Testimony
1956
Box: 11 Folder : 9 James Jackson Defense Committee
1956-1963
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Jackson, James E.: Notes
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Jackson, James E.: Statement Before Sentencing
1956
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Jackson, James E., Sr. Testimony
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Legal Documents
1956-1958
Box: 11 Folder : 14 "Testimony: from Anonymous African-American Activist re his Being Interviewed by FBI in 1951"
Undated

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Series X: Southern Negro Youth Congress Materials

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence of SNYC officials, letters from E.D. Nixon and Thurgood Marshall, circulars, constitutions, leaflets, flyers, a manual or organization, pamphlets, programs, reports, several issues of Cavalcade, "The Southern Hate Press: A Threat to Post-War Democracy" by Esther Cooper, later correspondence with academics, FBI FOIA files requested by Robin Kelley, and an interview with James Jackson.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Articles, Notes
1977 , 1987 , Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Civil Rights Activity
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Clippings, Pictorial
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Constitution
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Correspondence
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Correspondence
1937-1945
Box: 11 Folder : 21 Correspondence
1946-1949
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Academia (Richards, Johnetta)
1975-1979
Box: 11 Folder : 23 Correspondence: E.D. Nixon; Thurgood Marshall Letters
1944-1945
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Documents, Publications, Clippings
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 25 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1937
Box: 11 Folder : 26 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1938
Box: 11 Folder : 27 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1939
Box: 11 Folder : 28 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1940
Box: 11 Folder : 29 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1941
Box: 11 Folder : 30 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1942
Box: 11 Folder : 31 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 32 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1944
Box: 11 Folder : 33 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1945
Box: 11 Folder : 34 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1946
Box: 11 Folder : 35 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1947
Box: 11 Folder : 36 Documents, Publications, Clippings
1948
Box: 12 Folder : 1 FBI FOIA Files (requested by Robin Kelley), 1 of 2
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 1A FBI FOIA Files (requested by Robin Kelley), 2 of 2
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Florida
1945 , 1947
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Interview with James Jackson (Shapiro, Linn)
Oct 1992
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Manual of Organization
ca.1945-1996
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Southern African-American Contact List
1930s-1940s
Box: 12 Folder : 6 The Southern Hate Press: A Threat to Post-War Democracyby Esther Cooper
ca.1944

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Series XI: Speeches

Scope and Content Note

Contains texts of Jackson's speeches on a variety of topics given from 1946 to 2001.

Subseries XII:A: Alphabetical Speeches

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Birmingham
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Black Struggle
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Capitalism
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 10 China
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Communist Party (Programs)
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Communist Party (Workshops)
1982 , 1989
Box: 12 Folder : 13 A Communist View of the Nation's Need - Speech, Q&A, Press Conference at Oberlin College
1962
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Disarmament
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Excerpts
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Funerals / Memorial Services
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Greeting on the Birthday of Gus Hall
1980
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Greetings on the Birthday of Simon Gerson / Speakers' Intro
1989
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Greetings to Communist Parties (GDR, Bulgarian, French, Canadian, CPSU, Polish)
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Ho Chi-Minh - Leninist
Undated
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Maoism (Brief Statement published in Marxists on Maoism)
1974
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Marxism-Leninism
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Middle East
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 23 Peace
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 24 On Publication of Soviet Books, Speech at Progress Publishers
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 25 On Receiving the Joliot-Curie Gold Medal for Peace
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 26 South
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Soviet Union
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Speeches Translated into Foreign Languages
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 29 U.S. Policy
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 30 Vietnam
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 31 World Peace Council
Undated

Subseries XII:B: Chronological Speeches

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 32 Outline for Speech on the 29th Anniversary of Soviet Union, Los Angeles, State Committee, C.P.
1946
Box: 12 Folder : 33 Statement Before Open Hearing of House Judiciary Committee on Callahan Bill, Lansing, Michigan
May 1947
Box: 12 Folder : 34 Speeches
1950-1959
Box: 12 Folder : 35 Speeches
1960-1968
Box: 12 Folder : 36 Speeches
1969-1973
Box: 12 Folder : 37 Speeches
1974-1978
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Speeches
1979-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Speeches
1983-2001

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Series XII: Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Contains a variety of published and unpublished documents. About half the materials relate to African American politics and social conditions, with the remainder relating to a broad range of domestic and international affairs, and the international communist movement. Notable files include American DilemmaStudy Material, a Detroit Red Squad FOIA file, and five folders of photocopies of Ollie Harrington drawings and cartoons.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 3 19th All-Union Party Conference
1988
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Addis Ababa, Conference
1978
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Ad Hoc Bulletin(Inner Party Bulletin prepared by the Ad Hoc Committee for a Scientific Socialist Line)
1963 , 1964
Box: 13 Folder : 6 African-American Civil Right Movement
1959
Box: 13 Folder : 7 African-American Clergy Caucus
1992
Box: 13 Folder : 8 African-American Equality Committee
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 9 African-American Equality Conference
1990
Box: 13 Folder : 10 African-American Summit
1989
Box: 13 Folder : 11 African Freedom, Support for - National Conference
1967
Box: 13 Folder : 12 African National Congress
1987-1991
Box: 13 Folder : 13 African Research Group, Boston, Mass.
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Afro-Asian Caribbean Organisation
1963
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization (AAPSO)
1979
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Afro Scholar Newsletter
1982
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Alabama State Conference of Negro Veterans
1946
Box: 13 Folder : 18 American Dilemma Study Material
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 18A American Dilemma Study Material 2
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Angola
1981 , 1988
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Anonymous Notes on the Party
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 21 Anti-Monopoly Committee
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 22 Anti-War Strike News
Apr 1937
Box: 13 Folder : 23 Arctic Rim Peace Conference
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 24 Army Air Force Segregation
1944
Box: 13 Folder : 25 Army Talk Orientation, Fact Sheet 64 - Fascism
Mar 24 1945
Box: 13 Folder : 26 Assessments of Developments in Socialism - Panel on Socialism
1990
Box: 13 Folder : 27 The Bakke Case
1977
Box: 13 Folder : 28 Black Belt (Data)
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 29 Black Draft Counselling Union
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 30 Black Panther Party
1971
Box: 13 Folder : 31 Black Radical Congress
1998
Box: 13 Folder : 32 Book Covers
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 33 Border Dispute Between India and China (Debate Transcript) - Jackson presents the position of Red China
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 34 Brooklyn Youth Conference
1938
Box: 13 Folder : 35 Brown, Roberts - in Poppy's Notes ( Amsterdam News)
1966
Box: 13 Folder : 36 Burma
1945
Box: 13 Folder : 37 Burnham, Dorothy Challenor
1990
Box: 13 Folder : 38 Burnham, Louis
1960
Box: 13 Folder : 39 Burroughs, Nannie
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 40 Campaign for A People's Peace Treaty
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 41 Chicago Chapter Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 42 The Chicago Plan to Increase the Power of Negro Voters
1959
Box: 13 Folder : 43 Chile
1965-1975
Box: 13 Folder : 44 City of New Orleans vs. Walter Green (Jackson Testimony)
17120
Box: 13 Folder : 45 Civil Right Congress
1949
Box: 13 Folder : 46 Committees of Correspondence
1993 , 1997 , 2000
Box: 13 Folder : 47 Committees of Correspondence, California
1993
Box: 13 Folder : 48 Communist Party Congress in Budapest
1970
Box: 13 Folder : 49 Communists in Harlem During the Depression- reviewed by Paul Berman
1984
Box: 13 Folder : 50 Communist and Workers Parties, Consultative Meeting (Moscow, Vietnam)
1965
Box: 13 Folder : 51 Congressional Black Caucus
1990
Box: 13 Folder : 52 Council on African Affairs
1952
Box: 13 Folder : 53 Course Materials - Classes Attended/Taught by Jackson (C.P./Workers School)
1936 , 1937 , 1956-1957
Box: 13 Folder : 54 Crockett, George
1949 , 1970-1974
Box: 13 Folder : 55 Cuba
1968 , 1980 , 1981
Box: 13 Folder : 56 Cuba / Fidel Castro
1965 , 1968 , 1979
Box: 13 Folder : 57 Czechoslovakia
1968
Box: 13 Folder : 58 Davis, Angela
1970-1971
Box: 13 Folder : 59 Davis, Angela - Memo Written By Henry Winston
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 60 The Daily World
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Defend Negro Leadership, National Committee to
1950-1954
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Defend Our Civil Rights by Judge Hubert T. Delany
1952
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Detroit Red Squad (FOIA File)
1947-1972
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Discussion Bulletin on Little Rock and Negro Peoples Struggle for Freedom: Educational Dept., CPUSA
1957
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Dolson, Jim
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Duberman's Biography of Paul Robeson - Another Comment
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Du Bois, W.E.B. - articles about
1946-1995
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Du Bois, W.E.B. - Centennial at Carnegie Hall
Feb 1968
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Du Bois, W.E.B. - Clippings
1946-1983
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Du Bois, W.E.B. - Interview on Channel 5
Jun 1957
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Du Bois, W.E.B. - Memorial Center (Ghana)
1986
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Du Bois, W.E.B. - Testimony
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Du Bois - Foster School of Marxism-Leninism
1973-1977
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Du Bois - Foster School of Marxism-Leninism / Evaluations
1978
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Economic Research Materials
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Equal Rights Party
1872
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Fact Sheets on Institutional Racism
1971
Box: 14 Folder : 18 Fast, Howard
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 19 France
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Gellert, Hugo
1975-1977
Item: TAM.347.cuid1095 Gellert, Hugo -- Drawing
Banners.
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 21 Glasnost - A Chronology of the Gorbachev Era
ca.1988-1989
Box: 14 Folder : 22 Goddard Collage, Third World Program
1971
Box: 14 Folder : 23 Grenada
1981-1984
Box: 14 Folder : 24 Guyana
1979
Box: 14 Folder : 25 Harrington, Ollie
1976 , 1977 , 1991
Box: 14 Folder : 26 Harrington, Ollie Drawings - photocopies.
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 26A Harrington, Ollie Drawings - photocopies.
1955-1979
Box: 14 Folder : 26B Harrington, Ollie Drawings - photocopies.
1980-1981
Box: 14 Folder : 27 Harrington, Ollie Drawings (Bootsie and others) - photocopies.
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 28 Hastie, William Circuit Judge - Dissenting Opinion, Nelson, Steve v. United States of America
1954
Box: 14 Folder : 29 Hemispheric Conference / Meyerson
1968
Box: 14 Folder : 30 Henderson, Joseph P. (Tribute to)
1990
Box: 14 Folder : 31 Henry Winston Memorial Committee
1986-1987
Box: 14 Folder : 32 Howard University Student Activism (United Student Peace Committee, etc.)
1932-1940
Box: 14 Folder : 33 Hudson, Hosea
1971 , 1981
Box: 14 Folder : 34 India
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 35 Indonesia (Action Conference)
ca.1945-1947
Box: 14 Folder : 36 International Emergency Conference in Support of Vietnam
1979
Box: 14 Folder : 37 International Negro Youth Council (Committee)
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 38 International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
1979
Box: 14 Folder : 39 Isthmian Youth Congress
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 40 Jackson, Jesse
1984-1992
Box: 14 Folder : 41 The Jeanette Rankin Brigade - "A Call to American Women"
1967
Box: 14 Folder : 42 Jewish Affairs
1981 , 1991
Box: 14 Folder : 43 Jones, Corporal
1943
Box: 14 Folder : 44 The KAL Incident, South Korea
1988
Box: 14 Folder : 45 King's Dream Society
1989
Box: 14 Folder : 46 Labor Youth League
1953
Box: 14 Folder : 47 Latin-America
1970
Box: 14 Folder : 48 League of Black Workers
ca.1970
Box: 14 Folder : 49 Lenin Self-Study Series 1. - Elements of Marxist-Leninist Theory
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 50 Levine's Testimony on Jackson
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 51 Lightfoot, Claude
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 52 List of the Twelve National Unions Organized Between 1860-1866
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 53 Malcolm X; Organization of Afro-American Unity
1964
Box: 14 Folder : 54 Marxist Institutes
1956-1978
Box: 14 Folder : 55 Marxist-Leninist Quotations Collected by Jackson
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 56 Black Liberation Journal: A Marxist Quarterly Review of the Negro Liberation Struggle[National Black Liberation Commission of the Communist Party, U.S.A.]
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 57 McCarran Act
ca.1950s
Box: 14 Folder : 58 McKie, Bill
1949
Box: 14 Folder : 59 Mesaba Park Student Evaluations
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 60 A Monthly Journal of Negro Thought and Opinion (prospectus)
Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 61 The Muskie Debate
1962
Box: 14 Folder : 62 National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
1987
Box: 14 Folder : 63 National Americanism Commission
1959
Box: 14 Folder : 64 National Anti-Imperialist Conference - a Call
1973
Box: 15 Folder : 1 National Black Coalition
1984
Box: 15 Folder : 2 National Captive Nations Committee
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 3 National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 4 National Committee of Negro Churchmen
1966
Box: 15 Folder : 5 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.)
1957 , 1958 , 1983
Box: 15 Folder : 6 National Caucus of Labor Committees
1973
Box: 15 Folder : 7 National Negro Congress
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 8 National Negro Labor Council
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 9 National Student Committee Meeting
1936
Box: 15 Folder : 10 National Student Federation of China
1947
Box: 15 Folder : 11 National Student League
1937
Box: 15 Folder : 12 National Student Strike for Peace
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Negro-American Labor Council
ca.1966
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Negro and Negro Youth Problems (Conference on)
1939
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Negro Liberation / Strategy and Tactics Conference
1967
Box: 15 Folder : 16 Negro Question and the South - Research Materials, Clippings
1940s , 1950s
Box: 15 Folder : 17 Negro Student Problems (Committee for the Conference)
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 18 Negro Work Commission
1959
Box: 15 Folder : 19 Negro Work and Economic Status of the Negro Worker, Conference Material
1950
Box: 15 Folder : 20 Negro Work for 1959 - Program Outline / Memorandum
1959
Box: 15 Folder : 21 New Foundations
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 22 The Niagara Movement
1983
Box: 15 Folder : 23 North, Joseph: Memorial
1976-1977
Box: 15 Folder : 24 La Nouvelle Revue Internationale(Published by the French Communist Party)
1978
Box: 15 Folder : 25 Nuclear Weapons
1982
Box: 15 Folder : 26 Olympics, 1980
1980
Box: 15 Folder : 27 On the Loss of Eugene Dennis
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 28 Ohio Victory Conference of Negro Youth
1942
Box: 15 Folder : 29 Open Letter to the Golden Jubilee Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
1960
Box: 15 Folder : 30 Patterson, William
1957 , 1963 , 1976
Box: 15 Folder : 31 Patterson, William: Memorial Tribute
1980
Box: 15 Folder : 32 Paul Robeson Symposium
1971
Box: 15 Folder : 33 Petition to the United Nations on Behalf of 13 Million Oppressed Negro Citizens of the U.S.A.
1946
Box: 15 Folder : 34 The People are Fighting Back Against McCarthysm
ca.1953
Box: 15 Folder : 35 People's Daily World
1968
Box: 15 Folder : 36 Political Affairs: Index to Articles Related to National Question / Black Liberation
1949-1973
Box: 15 Folder : 37 Political Bureau (CPUSA) on Nuclear Energy (Meeting) / Materials by Victor Perlo
1978
Box: 15 Folder : 38 Poll Tax
1942 , 1943
Box: 15 Folder : 39 Press Conferences by Jackson
1955-1966
Box: 15 Folder : 40 Press Conferences by The Worker
1962-1963 , Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 41 Prestes, Lois Carlos (Brazil)
1964
Box: 15 Folder : 42 Rights Daily: Title of Proposed Daily Newspaper by Jack Redway
Nov 1963
Box: 15 Folder : 43 Robeson, Paul: Commemorations and Memorials
1975-1991
Box: 15 Folder : 44 Shields, Art
1988
Box: 15 Folder : 45 Slave Trade
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 46 Solzhenitsyn, Alexander
1974
Box: 15 Folder : 47 South Africa
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 48 South African Congress of Trade Unions
1978
Box: 15 Folder : 49 South Vietnam National Front for Liberation Information Commission
1969
Box: 15 Folder : 50 Southern Africa Project
1983-1985
Box: 15 Folder : 51 Southern Conference for Human Welfare
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 52 Southern Leaders Conference on Transportation and Non-Violent Integration
1957
Box: 15 Folder : 53 Southern Newsletter
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 54 Southern Solidarity Bond
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 55 Southern Regional Council - The Negro Voter in the South
1958
Box: 15 Folder : 56 Spain
1978
Box: 15 Folder : 57 Spartacist League, U.S.
1984
Box: 15 Folder : 58 Speaking Engagements, 1 of 2
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 58A Speaking Engagements, 2 of 2
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 59 Strong, Edward: Memorial
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 60 The Struggle Against White Chauvinism - A Study Guide
1949
Box: 15 Folder : 61 Sudanese Communist Party Statement
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 62 Teaching: Class Outlines
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 63 Teaching: Course Schedules and Requirements
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 64 Teaching: On the History of Slavery
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 65 Teaching: Reading Lists
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 66 Teaching: Students' Evaluations of Jackson
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 67 Tenant Evictions
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 68 Time Line of U.S. History (African-Americans, Labor Movement, Radicalism)
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 69 Today's Civil Rights Revolution - Address by A. Philip Randolph
1963
Box: 15 Folder : 70 Third World Studies Program (TWSP) / All Staff Conference
1971
Box: 15 Folder : 71 United Auto Workers Local 600
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 72 United Mine Workers
1967
Box: 15 Folder : 73 United Tobacco Stemmers and Laborers Union Local 279 / Collective Labor Agreement
1937 , August 1948
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Vietnam
1967-1970 , 1979
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Vietnam Trip Notes
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Voices Against Apartheid and Racism
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Voting Rights: Alabama, Mississippi
1978
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Weinstock, Louis
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 6 William Patterson Foundation (contains letters from Louise Patterson and Dorthy Burnham)
1963-1988
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Winston, Henry: Biographical, Medical, Petition for Clemency
1959-1960
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Women's Committee for Equal Justice
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 9 The Worker
1962-1967
Box: 16 Folder : 10 World Conference for the Independent and Peaceful Reunification of Korea
1988
Box: 16 Folder : 11 World Federation of Democratic Youth
1947-1952
Box: 16 Folder : 12 World Federation of Democratic Youth / Pan-African Movement Conference, Address by Eldridge Cleaver
1971
Box: 16 Folder : 13 World Peace Council
1977-1988
Box: 16 Folder : 14 World Youth Congress
1945
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Young Communist League
1936
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Young Workers Liberation League
1977
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Youth Education Outline
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 18 Youth Affairs (National Conference)
Undated

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Series XIII: Writings, Published

Scope and Content Note

Contains copies of James E. Jackson's published writings. The most frequent topics in this wide-ranging series are African American politics and social conditions, international communism and politics, and appreciations of or memorials for notable communists and progressives.

Subseries XIV:A: Articles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 19 Bibliography of Published Writings
1947-1992
Box: 16 Folder : 20 Articles Published in Foreign Languages
Undated
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Articles Published in Russian
1961, 1978-1984
Box: 16 Folder : 21 Book Reviews
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 22 "The First Amendment or The Last Liberty" The Worker); "Where Negroes Live in U.S." (  Freedomways, Summer 1961); "Every 10th American..." (  Trooper Souvenir Edition Around the World, 1945)
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 23 The Communist Position on Negro Question (New York: New Century Publishers, 1947)
1947
Box: 16 Folder : 24 "Struggle Against White Chauvinism" (Advance - The Struggle for Negro Liberation, Michigan State Communist Party, 1949)
1949
Box: 6 Folder : 25 "Theoretical Aspects of the People's Struggle in the South" (Political Affairs, August, 1950); "Forge Fighting Unity Against the Wall Street Workers and the Exploiters of the Southern Masses" (  Negro Work Commission Bulletin, Issue No. 1, 1950)
1950
Box: 16 Folder : 26 The Effect of the War Economy on the South (Reprint,  Political Affairs, Feb 1951)
1951
Box: 16 Folder : 27 "Mr. I.F. Stone and the Negro Question" (Political Affairs, Vol. XXXI, No. 3);Notes on Recent Developments in the south" ("White Chauvinism and Negro Bourgeois Nationalism" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXI, No. 5)
1952
Box: 16 Folder : 28 "The South Today, and Labor's Tasks" (Political Affairs, Vol. XXXII, No. 10);  The Southern People's Common Program for Democracy, Prosperity and Peac (Southern Regional Committee of the Communist Party, U.S.A., March 1953)
1953
Box: 16 Folder : 29 "Comrade Eugene Dennis: An Appreciation and An Amnesty Appeal" (Political Affairs, Vol. XXXIII, No. 8); "Free Gene Dennis and All Political Prisoners!" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXII, No. 6)
1954
Box: 16 Folder : 30 "For a Mass Policy in Negro Freedom's Cause" (Political Affairs, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3)
1955
Box: 16 Folder : 31 "For Full Economic, Political and Social Equality of the Negro People" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship)
1956
Box: 16 Folder : 32 "The Challenge of Little Rock; Facing the 85th Congress" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship; Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVI, No.1); "In Memoriam Edward E. Strong" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVI, No. 5); "A Message to Party Organizations" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1); "On the Struggle for Negro Freedom" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVI, No. 3); "Rally to the Banner of Struggle for Negro Freedom - Key to Strengthening American Democracy (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2); The South's New Challenge" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVI, No. 12);  The South's New Challenge (New Century Publishers, New York)
1957
Box: 16 Folder : 33 "Basic Data on American Negro People (Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVII, No. 10); "A Reply to Comrade Healey" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVII, No. 4); "The Rev. King's Outlook" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVII, No. 12)
1958
Box: 16 Folder : 34 "Draft Resolution on the Negro Question in the United States" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship; Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 9); "The Negro Freedom Fight: Current Developments" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVIII. No. 1); "Some Aspects of the Negro Question in the United States" (  World Marxist Review, Vol. 2I. No. 7); "Who Threatens Our Country?" (  Mainstream, Vol. 12, No. 2)
1959
Box: 16 Folder : 35 "My Friend: Louis E. Burnham" (Political Affairs, Vol. XXXIX, No. 6); "The Negro Question in the U.S.A." (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2); To the First Party of the Americas (  Political Affairs, Vol. XXXIX, No. 9)
1960
Box: 16 Folder : 36 "Dr. DuBois Joins the Communist Party" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship; Political Affairs, Vol. XL, No. 12); The General Crisis of Capitalism Deepens (  World Marxist Review, Vol. 4, No. 1); "Towards Communism: The XXII Congress" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XL, No. 12)
1961
Box: 16 Folder : 37 "… And further on Negro History Week" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship; Freedomways, Winter 1962); "Culture in the Cause of Negro Freedom" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Freedomways, Spring 1962)
1962
Box: 16 Folder : 38 "The Democratic Uprising of the American Negroes" (World Marxist Review, Vol. 6, No. 9); "A Fighting People Forging Unity" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLII, No. 8); "Harlem - a Community in Transition" (  Freedomways, Vol. 3, No. 3); "The Logic of a Noble Life" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLII, No. 10); "Negro Unity in America" (  New Times, No. 39); "Peace is Paramount" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLII, No. 12)
1963
Box: 16 Folder : 39 "Unity of World's Workers Must be Goal of Communists" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship; Information Bulletin)
1964
Box: 16 Folder : 40 "One Head Less" (New Times, No. 45)
1965
Box: 16 Folder : 41 "Black Power" (Political Affairs, Vol. XLV, No. 9); "Class Confrontation in Freedom Struggle" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLV, No. 2); "The Communist Party of China and Internationalism" (  New Times, No. 40); "The Meaning of Black Power" (  New Times, No. 39); "Labour and Capital" (  New Times, No. 18)
1966
Box: 16 Folder : 42 "Behind the Changing Chinese and U.S. Attitudes" (information bulletin, Vol. 93, No. 5); "Massacre at Newark" (  Freedomways, Third Quarter, 1967); "National Pride - Not Nationalism" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLVI, No. 5); "Negro Freedom - The Civil Right Movement" in  Gus Hall Speaks For a Meaningful Alternative (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship; New Outlook Publishers: New York); "Party Must Be Example to Nation" (  Party Affairs, Autumn Quarter, 1967)
1967
Box: 16 Folder : 43 "Class Sources of Left Adventurism" (Political Affairs, Vol. XLVII, No. 2);  New Program of the Communist Party U.S.A., Second draft (James E. Jackson co-author; published by CPUSA); "Vietnam: The Number One Front against Imperialism" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLVII, No. 7); "Socialist Working-Class Democracy" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLVII, No. 9)
1968
Box: 17 Folder : 1 "New Program of the Communist Party U.S.A." (James E. Jackson co-author, Published by CPUSA); "Report on the World Conference of Communist and Workers Parties" (Party Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 14); "Separatism - A Bourgeois - Nationalist Trap" (  Party Affairs, Vol. 3,. No. 4); "World Revolutionary Strength and the Nature of Our Epoch" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLVIII, No. 3)
1969
Box: 17 Folder : 2 "Lenin and National Liberation" (Political Affairs, Vol. XLIX, No. 5) ; "On Seizing Time" (  Party Affairs, Vol. IV, No. 3);"On the Lenin Centenary" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Political Affairs, Vol. XLIX, No. 2); "On Socialist Countries and the Class Struggle" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLIX, No. 8)
1970
Box: 17 Folder : 3 "About Three Philosophers" (Political Affairs, Vol. XL, No. 1); "All Power to the Communist Party of Venezuela" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XL, No. 5);"National Liberation: An 'October' Dream Fulfilled" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XL, No. 7-8); "To The Communist Party of India" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XLV, No. 12)
1971
Box: 17 Folder : 4 "90th Birthday of Georgi Dimitrov" (Political Affairs, Vol. LI, No. 8); "Excerpts from Speech at the 20th Convention on Maoist Ideology" (  Party Affairs, Vol. LI, No. 7); "Theory of the Chicano Question" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Special Supplement to Party Affairs, Communist Party Jan 1972); "USSR - A Design for Good Living in a Multi-National State" (  Party Affairs, Vol. LI, No. 9); "A Mighty Union of Nations" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LI, No. 12); "The Time is Now!" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Political Affairs, Vol. LI, No. 5)
1972
Box: 17 Folder : 5 "The CPUSA: 54 Years Old" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship; Political Affairs, Vol. LII, No. 9); "For Safeguards Against the Party's Enemies" (  Party Affairs, Vol. VII, No. 1); "The Meaning of Watergate" (  Information Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 13-14)
1973
Box: 17 Folder : 6 "Foreword" in Ethiopia's Revolution; "A Talk to Teachers of Marxism" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LIII, No. 4)
1974
Box: 17 Folder : 7 "With Confidence in Our Cause" (Political Affairs, Vol. LIV, No. 2)
1975
Box: 17 Folder : 8 "Address to the Socialist Unity Party" (Political Affairs, Vol. LV, No. 7); "Dr. Hyman Lumer: Communist... Dedicated Worker... Hero" (  Jewish Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 4); "Birthday Greetings, Comrade Brezhnev" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Political Affairs, Vol. LV, No. 12)
1976
Box: 17 Folder : 9 The Communist Party - the Mind, the Will and the Honor of the Working Class (  Political Affairs Reprint); "Lenin's Party Precepts Affirmed by History" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XVI, No. 11);  On Certain Aspects of Bourgeois Nationalism (  Political Affairs Reprint); "Pages from the History of Struggle in the South Report on Portuguese Party Congress" (  Party Affairs, Vol. 11, No. 2); "Lenin's party Precepts Affirmed by History" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XL, No. 11); "Pages From the History of Struggle in the South" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XL, No. 2)
1977
Box: 17 Folder : 10 "The Afro-American Struggle - Introduction" (Party Organizer, Vol. XIII, No. 3); "An "Appreciation" (  Jewish Affairs, Vol. 9, No. 1); "Charting the Path to Equality" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Political Affairs, Vol. XVIII, No. 11); "Draft Resolution on Afro-American Liberation" (  Black Liberation Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2); "The Meaning of this Anniversary" (  Political Affairs, Vol. XVIII, No. 8-9); "On the 60th Anniversary of the CPUSA - Yours in Struggle" (  Party Organizer, Vol. XIII, No. 6); "The Working Class: Hub of the Nationalities Wheel" (  Black Liberation Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3-4; (  Party Organizer, Vol. XIII, No. 12)
1979
Box: 17 Folder : 11 "Black Liberation and the Socialist Perspective" (Political Affairs, Vol. LIX, No. 4); "From Contributions by Conference Participants" (  Socialism: Theory and Practice, Novosti Press Agency); "Kampuchea: Resurrection of a Nation"  Political Affairs, Vol. LIX, No. 7); "The Eternal Flame of Ho Chi Minh"  Political Affairs, Vol. LIX, No. 7); "Leninism - Marxism's Universal Teaching"  Political Affairs, Vol. LIX, No. 6); "October's Child is Humanity's Champion"  Political Affairs, Vol. LIX, No. 11); "The Working Class: Hub of the Nationalities Wheel" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LIX, No. 2)
1980
Box: 17 Folder : 12 "The Correlation Between Theory and Policy" (Political Affairs, Vol. LX, No. 7); "XXXVI. CPSU Congress Highlights - Peace Now for People's Progress" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LX, No. 4)
1981
Box: 17 Folder : 13 "Israel War Crimes: International Aspects" (Jewish Affairs, Vol. 12, No. 5); "Leonid Brezhnev - In Memoriam" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Political Affairs, Vol. LXI, No. 12); "Reaganomics in Nationalities Policy at Home and Abroad" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LXI, No. 10); "Reaganomics and the Fight For Peace" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LXI, No. 6); "Workshop - IV - Reaganomics and the Fight for Peace" (  Party Organizer, Vol. XVI, No. 4,5,6)
1982
Box: 17 Folder : 14 "Affirmative Action and the Fight for Equality" (Black Liberation Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1); "A Book for All Good People" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LXII, No. 10); "From Teachings of Karl Marx for the United States" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LXII, No. 4-5); "Peace Relates to the Everyday Concerns of People" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LXII, No. 7-8)
1983
Box: 17 Folder : 15 "Marxist Theory of the Negro Question" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;Political Affairs, Vol. LXIII, No. 2)
1984
Box: 17 Folder : 16 "Every Tenth Man - A WWII Document" Political Affairs, Vol. LXIV, No. 2); In The Struggle Always  Political Affairs, Vol. LXIV, No. 7)
1985
Box: 17 Folder : 17 "The Destructive Design of The Color Purple (  Political Affairs, Vol. LXV, No. 6); "The Journey of Martin Luther King" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LXV, No. 2)
1986
Box: 17 Folder : 18 "Open Greeting" (Political Affairs, Vol. LXVI, No. 9); "In Memory of Henry Winston" (annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;  Information Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 5-6); "The Racist Factor in the '88 Elections" (  People's Daily World)
1987-1988
Box: 17 Folder : 19 "Intermediate Strategic Stages" (Political Affairs, Vol. LXVIII, No. 8); "W.E.B. Du Bois: Light of the Path" (  Political Affairs, Vol. LXVIII, No. 7)
1989
Box: 17 Folder : 20 "Progress Report From the Program Committee: Special Remarks" (Reports and extended remarks to the National Committee/National Council meeting Communist Party, USA, New York City, August 4-5, 1990); "Special Remarks" (  Equality and Empowerment Part II (Conference Proceedings,New York City, October 13-14, 1990)
1990

Subseries XIV:B: Leaflets

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 21 Leaflets
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Subseries XIV:C: Pamphlets

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 22 3 Brave Men Tell How Freedom Comes to An Old South City - Nashville, Tenn.
1963
Box: 17 Folder : 23 The Afro-American Struggle - A Draft Resolution
1979
Box: 17 Folder : 24 Anti-Sovietism: Preparation for Global Suicide
1984
Box: 17 Folder : 25 Communist Call to Africa
Undated
Box: 17 Folder : 26 Gus Hall: The Man and the Message
1970
Box: 17 Folder : 27 How Socialism Will Come to the United States - Viewpoint of the Communist Party
1971
Box: 17 Folder : 28 Karl Marx and the United States
1983
Box: 17 Folder : 29 Marxism and Negro Liberation (by Gus Hall and annotation by James E. Jackson claims authorship;, New York: New Century Publishers)
1951
Box: 17 Folder : 30 The Meaning of Black Power
1966
Box: 17 Folder : 31 The Negro Question in the U.S.A.
1966
Box: 17 Folder : 32 The Philosophy of Communism
1963
Box: 17 Folder : 33 Riding to Freedom
1961
Box: 17 Folder : 34 Some Aspects of the Negro Question in the United States
1959
Box: 17 Folder : 35 The South's New Challenge
1957
Box: 17 Folder : 36 Stalin's Thought Illuminates the Problems of Negro Freedom Struggle
1952-1953
Box: 17 Folder : 37 The Struggle for Afro-American Liberation
1979
Box: 17 Folder : 38 Theoretical Aspects of the Negro Question in the United States - Supplement to Party Affairs (New Features of the Negro Question, Draft Resolution, National Committee Discussion)
1959
Box: 17 Folder : 39 A Tribute in Tears and Thrust For Freedom - At the Funeral of Medgar Evers
1963
Box: 17 Folder : 40 USSR - A Mighty Union of Nations
1973
Box: 17 Folder : 41 Watts Upsurge - A Communist Appraisal
1965
Box: 17 Folder : 42 Will There Be Socialism in The U.S.A.?
1985

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Series XIV: Writings, Unpublished

Scope and Content Note

Contains James E. Jackson's unpublished writings. Topics include African American leaders, politics and social conditions, and the Communist Party.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 43 Afghanistan
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Box: 17 Folder : 44 Africa
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Box: 17 Folder : 45 African-American History
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Box: 17 Folder : 46 African-American Issues, Handwritten notes
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Box: 17 Folder : 47 African-American Issues, Manuscripts
Undated , 1979
Box: 18 Folder : 1 African-American Issues, Manuscripts
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Agriculture
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Box: 18 Folder : 3 Algeria
1965
Box: 18 Folder : 4 American History c. 1865
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Box: 18 Folder : 5 Americans For Democratic Action - Meeting Notes
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Box: 18 Folder : 6 An American Soldier's Thoughts on World Freedom - Pages From a Soldier's Diary
ca.1944-1945
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich
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Box: 18 Folder : 8 Angola
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Box: 18 Folder : 9 Anti-Monopoly Coalition
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Box: 18 Folder : 10 Berlin
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Black Belt
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Black Liberation
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Black Liberation - A Manuscript 1.
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Black Liberation - A Manuscript 2.
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 15 Black Prisoners
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 16 Book Reviews Written by James E. Jackson
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 17 Bourgeois Nationalism
Undated , 1977
Box: 18 Folder : 18 Burnham, Louis
1960
Box: 18 Folder : 19 Callahan Act
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 20 Capitalism
Undated , 1960
Box: 18 Folder : 21 Carter Administration, Oil Shortage
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 22 Chicano
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 23 Chile
1969
Box: 18 Folder : 24 China
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 25 Churchill, Winston
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 26 Clarke, John Henrik
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 27 Class Struggle
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 28 Class Struggle and African-Americans
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 29 Cold War
Undated , 1960
Box: 18 Folder : 30 The Color Purple (by Alice Walker)
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 31 Communist and Workers Parties, Conference of
Undated , 1969
Box: 18 Folder : 32 Communist Party, 1 of 2
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 33 Communist Party, 2 of 2
1981, undated
Box: 18 Folder : 34 Communist Party - Education
1947-1948 , Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 35 Communist Party - Election Campaigns
1968 , 1972
Box: 18 Folder : 36 Communist Party - International Affairs
1968 , Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 37 Communist Party - Negro Question
Undated , 1954-1972
Box: 18 Folder : 38 Communist Party Policy on African-Africans, History of
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 39 Communist Party - Programs
1935 , 1935 , 1952-1956
Box: 18 Folder : 40 Communist Party (Reports, Proposals, Memorandums)
1935, 1952-1983
Box: 18 Folder : 41 Communist Party, U.S.A. and the Mexican Communist Party, meeting
Undated , 1977
Box: 18 Folder : 42 Communist Party - Virginia Convention
1936
Box: 18 Folder : 43 Corvalan, Louis
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Crockett, George
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Cuba
Undated , 1960
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Czechoslovakia
1968
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Davis, Angela
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Davis, Benjamin
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Democracy
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Democratic Party Convention
Undated , 1988
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Dennis, Eugene
1960
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Dennis, Peggy
1973
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Detroit: Jackson as Party Organizer in Automobile Industry
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Detroit UAW Local 600 Anti Speed-Up Strike
1948
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Dialectical Materialism
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 13 The Dialectics of National Liberation - M.A. Thesis
1973
Box: 19 Folder : 14 The Dialectics of National Liberation - M.A. Thesis Notes
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Dominican Republic
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Du Bois, W.E.B.
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 17 Engels, Frederick
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 18 Ethiopia
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 19 Far East
1945
Box: 19 Folder : 20 First Amendment
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 21 Flight 1, Plane Crash
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 22 Forest, William
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 23 Freedom of the Press
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 24 Gates Doctrine
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 25 Gene's [Dennis] Report
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 26 Ghana
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 27 Greetings, Appreciations
Undated , 1960s-1980s
Box: 19 Folder : 28 Grenada
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 29 Hall, Gus: Discussion Outline on Main Street to Wall Street: End the Cold War (Attributed to Jackson)
1962
Box: 19 Folder : 30 Hall, Gus: Speeches and Writings Written by James E. Jackson
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 31 Hemispheric Conference
Undated , 1968
Box: 19 Folder : 32 Historical Materialism
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 33 Hungary
1991
Box: 19 Folder : 34 Imperialism
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 35 India
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 36 International Communist Movement, History of
1970
Box: 19 Folder : 37 Interview with Edward L. Patton
1938
Box: 19 Folder : 38 Interview with Nguyen Duy Trinh: "Vietnam on Paris: Hope Without Illusion"
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 39 Interview with Mao Tse Tung in China and Related Notes
1959 , 1960
Box: 19 Folder : 40 Interview with Yang Chien Jen
1959
Box: 19 Folder : 41 Interviews given by James E. Jackson
Undated , 1959 , 1971
Box: 19 Folder : 42 Israel, Contemporary Zionism
Undated , 1982
Box: 19 Folder : 43 Jackson, Jesse
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 44 Jim Young's Plan - Memorandum to a Publisher From a Writer about a Book
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 45 Johnson, Lyndon
1968
Box: 19 Folder : 46 Jonestown Tragedy
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 47 Kennedy, John F.
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 48 Kennedy's Armament Program / Budget
1963?
Box: 19 Folder : 49 King, Martin Luther
Undated , 1960
Box: 19 Folder : 50 Kolkin, Alex
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 51 Labor Movement
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 52 Latin America
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 53 Lebanon
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 54 Lenin, Leninism
Undated , 1970 , 1974
Box: 19 Folder : 55 Line of March (organization)
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 56 Maoism
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 57 Marcuse, Herbert
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 58 A Manuscript / Collection of Speeches and Articles
1951-1961
Box: 19 Folder : 59 A Manuscript / Collection of Speeches and Articles
1951-1961
Box: 19 Folder : 60 May Day
1958 , 1962
Box: 19 Folder : 61 Marxism - Leninism
Undated , 1956
Box: 19 Folder : 62 McCarran Act
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 63 Mental Development and Learning Disability
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 64 Mexico
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 65 Michigan Negroes for Wallace
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 66 Middle East
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 67 Militarism
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 68 Miscellaneous Material, Excerpts
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : 69 Mission to Mobile
1942
Box: 19 Folder : 70 Motion of Jim Jackson to Suspend John Gates from CP's National Administrative Committee
1957
Box: 20 Folder : 1 National Bourgeoisie in the Semi-Colonial and Colonial Country
1959
Box: 20 Folder : 2 National Question
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Native American Question
1979
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Negro American Labor Council
Undated , 1960
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Negro Question
1941-1968
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Negro Question - Coercive Christianity
1932
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Negro Question - handwritten notes and manuscripts
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Negro Question - manuscripts
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Negro Youth
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 10 New Features of the Negro Question
1960 (?)
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Our Battle for the Ballot
1940
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Patterson, William
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Peace
Undated , 1960
Box: 20 Folder : 14 Political Economy
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 15 Poverty
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 16 Prague
1962
Box: 20 Folder : 17 Puerto Rico
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 18 Racism
Undated , 1977-1986
Box: 20 Folder : 19 Richmond, Al and Healey, Dorothy
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 20 Robeson, Paul
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 21 Russian Revolution, 1917
1965
Box: 20 Folder : 22 Salt II Treaty Between the U.S. and the Soviet Union
1979
Box: 20 Folder : 23 Slavery in Britain
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 24 So He's Been Discharged by Sgt. and Mrs. James E. Jackson
ca.1945-1946
Box: 20 Folder : 25 Socialism
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 26 Song for Africa
1953
Box: 20 Folder : 27 South
1936-1960
Box: 20 Folder : 28 South - Farm Crisis
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 29 South - Fight Against McCarthyism
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 30 South - Handwritten Notes and Manuscripts
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 31 South - Manuscripts
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 32 South Africa
Undated , 1960
Box: 20 Folder : 33 South Korea
1960
Box: 20 Folder : 34 Southern Front Now! and other typescripts on the Communist Party and African-Americans
ca.1950s
Box: 20 Folder : 35 Soviet Union
1959-1976
Box: 20 Folder : 36 Soviet Union
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 37 Stalin's Thought Illuminates Problems of Negro Freedom Struggle
1952
Box: 20 Folder : 38 Strong, Ed
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 39 Syria
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 40 Task at the Present Stage of the Struggle Against Imperialism and United Action of the Communist and Workers' Parties and all Anti-Imperialist Forces
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 41 Teachers of Marxism (Outline)
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 42 Textile
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 43 Titov, Gherman
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 44 Trade Unions
Undated
Box: 20 Folder : 45 The Trial of Emmet Hill
1956
Box: 20 Folder : 46 Tribute to Our War Dead
1947
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Typescripts
1989-1990, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 47 United Auto Workers
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 1 U.S. Economy / Capitalism
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 2 U.S. Internal Political Affairs
Undated , 1960
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Vietnam
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Vietnam - Uncle Ho
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Watergate
1972
Box: 21 Folder : 6 White Chauvinism
Undated , 1949 , 1967
Box: 21 Folder : 7 White Liberals
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Whose Conspiracy?
1948
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Winston, Henry
1960 , 1986
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Women Sterilized in Virginia
1962
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Women's Question
1977
Box: 21 Folder : 12 World War II
1943
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Working Class
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 14 World Peace Council
Undated

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Series XV: Writings by Others

Scope and Content Note

Contains published and unpublished articles by U.S. Communists and progressives, and by writers from the Soviet Union.

Subseries XVI:A: American, West European Writers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Book Reviews of James E. Jackson's Books
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Author Unknown: The Louisiana Election
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Author Unknown: The Nature of German Fascism
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Author Unknown: The Negro Press - Democratic Heritage
ca.1940s
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Author Unknown: The Negro Question (no title)
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 20 Author Unknown: Scandalize My Name - A Singer's Memoir Regarding the Robeson Family and Protest Music
1988
Box: 21 Folder : 21 Abt, John: Recent Developments in the Fight for Party Legality
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 22 Ades, Bernard: The Elections and Civil Rights
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 23 Almberg, Mark: The Old Bug of Right Opportunism
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 24 Amana, Harry: The FBI and the Black Press
1980
Box: 21 Folder : 25 Aptheker, Herbert
Undated , 1958 , 1974
Box: 21 Folder : 26 Barron, John: The KGB's Magical War for 'Peace'
1982
Box: 21 Folder : 27 Bart, Philip: Black Socialist Pioneers and an Untitled Work
Undated , 1983
Box: 21 Folder : 28 Bary, Art and Bell, Pat: Pamphlet on the Mexican-American People of the Southwest
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 29 Becchetti, Arnold: Untitled Speech
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 30 Benello, George C.: Organizing for Change: Notes Toward a Theory of Organization
1967
Box: 21 Folder : 31 Bennett, Lerone: The Challenge of Blackness and an Untitled Work
Undated , 1970
Box: 21 Folder : 32 Bert, Erik: Report to the National Negro Commission; The Web of Finance Capital
1968 , 1981
Box: 21 Folder : 33 Bloice, Carl: Black Liberation; Notes for NC Meeting Remarks
Undated , 1967
Box: 21 Folder : 34 Briggs, Cyril: For a Marxist Position on the Negro Question
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 35 Brutens, Karen: National Liberation Movement
1966 , 1977
Box: 21 Folder : 36 Buchanon, Joe: A Dead-End Detour from the Class Struggle - Steve Nelson, American Radical
1981?
Box: 21 Folder : 37 Burke, John, Donald: The Origin of the Family (a play)
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 38 Burnham, Louis
Undated , 1946-1960
Box: 21 Folder : 39 Cameron, Kenneth: Shelley and Marx
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 40 Cardenas, Lazaro (untitled work)
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 41 Chapman, Frank E. Jr: Pages from the Life of a Black Prisoner; On Marxism-Leninism and the Struggle for Penal Reform
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 42 Clarke, John Henrik: Response to James E. Jackson's Article
1982
Box: 21 Folder : 43 Cohen, Barry
Undated , 1987
Box: 21 Folder : 44 Coleman, Morris: Reynolds vs. Hoffman; A Concept of the Ideal; Biography and Obituary
Undated , 1976 , 1978-1981
Box: 21 Folder : 45 Davis, Angela: Racism and Male Supremacy, untitled work
Undated , 1977
Box: 21 Folder : 46 Degrood, David, H.: The Crisis in Contemporary Philosophy and the Class Question
1978
Box: 21 Folder : 47 Draves, Drew: The Gorbachev Revolution
1991
Box: 21 Folder : 48 Du Bois, W.E.B.
1928 , 1950s , 1972
Box: 21 Folder : 49 Dutt, R. P.: Marxism and Mr. Strachey - On the Marxist Theory of Increasing Misery
1957
Box: 21 Folder : 50 Eisenscher, Michael: Is There a Marxist-Leninist Party in Our Future?; The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the CIO
1992 , 2000
Box: 21 Folder : 51 Eisenscher, Sig: Some Comments on the Role and Future of the Committees of Correspondence
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 52 Escalante, Annibel: A Speech (no title)
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 53 Everling, Clark: Connecting the Links in the Value Chain
1998
Box: 21 Folder : 54 Faria, Jesus and Ponce, Guiellermo Garcia: The Fourth Congress of the Communist Party of Venezuela in Defense of the Leninist Principle
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 55 Feldman, Jennie: When I Joined the Communist Party
1919
Box: 21 Folder : 56 Felix, Leon: Report from Commission on Manhattan
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 57 Fichtenbaum, Myrna: The Funsten Nut Strike
1933
Box: 21 Folder : 58 Fichtenbaum, Rudy: Marx's Theory of Economic Cycles
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 59 Filardo, Al: Pre-Convention Discussion Article
1991
Box: 21 Folder : 60 Fishman, Joelle: Build Unity to Take Back Our Country in 2004! Defeat Bush and the Ultra Right; untitled work
Undated , 2004
Box: 21 Folder : 61 Foster, William Z.
Undated , 1958 , 1977
Box: 21 Folder : 62 Gerson, Si: Remarks at Gus Hall's 70th Birthday Celebration
1980
Box: 21 Folder : 63 Green, Gil: What's Happening to Labor?; The Second Draft is Better, But Not Good Enough
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 64 Greenberg, Jack: Law and Lawyers in the Struggle Against Racial Discrimination
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 65 Hall, Otto: Biography
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 66 Hall, Gus
Undated , 1971-2000
Box: 21 Folder : 67 Harris, Lem
1986
Box: 21 Folder : 68 Haughton, Jim: Perspectives on Socialism - USA
Undated
Box: 21 Folder : 69 Healey, Dorothy: Tape Transcript on Her Expulsion from C.P.; untitled work
Undated , 1974
Box: 21 Folder : 70 Henry, John: The Negro Worker as Trade Unionist in the 19th Century, USA
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Heywood, Harry: For Revolutionary Position on the Negro Question
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Horne, Gerald: Speech (with no title)
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Hudson, Hosea
1968-1986
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Hughes, Langston: Du Bois: A Part of Me; My Early Days in Harlem
Undated , 1965
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Jackson, Maurice
1980-1984 , 1990
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Jacques, Geoffrey: What is Socialism?; To Save the Soul of America: Afro-Americans and the Peace Movement 1945-1983
Undated , 1993
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Johnson, Arnold: Memo on Mass Communication
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Jones, Claudia: Negro Women in the Fight for Peace and Freedom
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Kelley, Robin: 'Organizing the Natives' The International Socialist League of South Africa and the African Worker, 1916-1920; The Road to Self-Determination: Africans, The Comintern and the Communist Party of South Africa, 1921-1928
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 10 King, Martin Luther
1956 , 1981 , 1983
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Kolko, Gabriel: The Decline of American Radicalism in the Twentieth Century
1966
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Krumbein, Margaret Cowl
1972
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Lawson, Elisabeth: History of the American Negro People 1619-1918
1939
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Li Yu Chin: On People's Commune
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 15 Lumer, Hyman: An Anti-Party Book
1973
Box: 22 Folder : 16 Mann, Howard: Eldridge Cleaver, Soviet Policy, Anti-Imperialism; A Review of A Long View From The Left
1969
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Marchais, George: Excerpt from Socialism For France; An Outstretched Hand to the People of France
Undated , 1976
Box: 22 Folder : 18 Marquit, Erwin: Sources for the Crisis of Socialism in Europe; Organizational Crisis of Marxism-Leninism in the USA
1991 , 1992
Box: 22 Folder : 19 Marshall, Kenneth E.: Harlem: Planning The End of the Ghetto
1967
Box: 22 Folder : 20 Max, Steve; Ireland, Douglas: As the New Left Views Liberalism
1967
Box: 22 Folder : 21 Meyers, George: Aristocracy of LaborTerror Down SouthMay Day Tribute to John Meyers
Undated , 1988
Box: 22 Folder : 22 Mitchell, Charlene: Speech at the Monthly ReviewConference on the Future of Socialism
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 23 Monteiro, Tony: On Paul Robeson
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 24 Moreau, Alberto: Critical Notes on Gil Green's Revolution Cuban StyleDifferences in the Anti-Imperialist Movement in Latin-America; On the Latin-American Revolution
Undated , 1967
Box: 22 Folder : 25 Nelson, Burt: The Fight for Indian Survival
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 26 Nyden, Paul: Coal Miners, Front Rankers and Grave Diggers; The Contours of Class Struggle in Appalachia
1975
Box: 22 Folder : 27 O'Dell, Jack: Building the Rainbow: from the Democratic 'White Primary' to the Rainbow Coalition; The Soviet Union: An Ally for Peaceuntitled document
Undated , 1985
Box: 22 Folder : 28 Ovington, Mary White: How the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Began
1930
Box: 22 Folder : 29 Painter, Nell Irvin: Preface to 1993 Printing of The Narrative of Hosea Hudson
1993
Box: 22 Folder : 30 Patterson, William L.: Message to the Second Annual Awards Program
1979
Box: 22 Folder : 31 Perlo, Victor: Where Will President Gorbachev Lead the Soviet Economy?
1990
Box: 22 Folder : 32 Perry, Pettie
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 33 Pittman, John
1950-1979
Box: 22 Folder : 34 Randolph, A. Philip: The Civil Rights Revolution and Labor
1959
Box: 22 Folder : 35 Robeson, Paul: Some Reflections on Othello and the Nature of Time
1945
Box: 22 Folder : 36 Rosenzwieg, Roy: Oral History and the Old Left
1983
Box: 22 Folder : 37 Ross, Mike: The Third Party Tradition in North Carolina
1947
Box: 22 Folder : 38 Rubin, Danny: Healey and Al Richmond
1973
Box: 22 Folder : 39 Rubin, Danny: Writings in alphabetical order
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 40 Rubin, Danny: Writings in chronological order
1985-2003
Box: 22 Folder : 41 Shields, Art: Reader's Letter in the Evening Kiev
1964
Box: 22 Folder : 42 Smith, Michael Steven: The 1949 Smith Act Prosecutions; Anti-Terrorism Bill of 1996: Will it Be the New Smith Act?; Lawyers on the Left
1996
Box: 22 Folder : 43 Stachel, Jack
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 44 Stanford, Johanna: Report on Women's Liberation
1975
Box: 22 Folder : 45 Steele, James
1975-1995
Box: 22 Folder : 46 Stevenson, Ronnie
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 47 Strong, Edward T.: To the National Committee
1956
Box: 22 Folder : 48 Talbot, Karen: Discussions with Leaders of Peace, Labor and Women's Groups
1986
Box: 23 Thalmann, Ernst Biography (Mini-Book Artifact)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 49 Webb, Sam
Undated , 2001 , 2002
Box: 22 Folder : 50 Wells, Harry: Lenin's Materialism and Empirio-Criticism and the Struggle Against American Pragmatism
1957
Box: 22 Folder : 51 Weinstone, William W.
1956-1976
Box: 22 Folder : 52 West, Jim
1987
Box: 22 Folder : 53 Wibich, Manfred; Winter, Urs: Capitalism and Indians in the USA
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 54 Wieden, Peter: The Working Class and the Nation
1938
Box: 22 Folder : 55 Wilkerson, Doxey A.: On the Concept 'Negro'
1951
Box: 22 Folder : 56 Williams, Charles: The Farm Crisis in the South
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 57 Williamson, John: The Negro Worker in the 'Freedom Now!' Movement
Undated
Box: 22 Folder : 58 Winston, Henry
1972-1983
Box: 22 Folder : 59 Zipser, Arthur: Fighting for Peace: The CPUSA 1919 - 1979
Undated

Subseries XVI:B: Soviet Writers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Social Sciences Today, No. 3 (USSR Academy of Sciences)
1969
Box: 22 Folder : 60 Soviet Writers/Politicians: A - K
1968-1979
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Soviet Writers/Politicians: L - Z
1968-1991
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Soviet Writers/Politicians: Gorbachev
1985-1990
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Soviet Writers/Politicians: Stalin (speeches)
1929 , 1949

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Series XVI: Unprocessed Accretions, 1944-2011

Scope and Content Note

A large portion of this series consist of the papers and lectures of James E. Jackson. These materials include several recordings of James Jackson's lectures, manuscript drafts, and notes on race and politics from the 1970s. They also contain legal briefs, correspondence (both personal and professional), pamphlets, flyers, and photographs of James and Esther during their travels or at special events.

The collection also contains materials related to Esther Jackson, including some personal correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia from the 1990s and 2000s. There are also some records related to the cultural quarterly Freedomways, which Esther helped found in 1961 and edited until 1986. These materials include financial reports from the 1960s, oversized accounts ledgers from 1972-1986, photographs, and assorted promotional materials. The collection also contains some materials related to the Jacksons' involvement in the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC). A number of these materials include correspondence and articles about the SNYC from the 2000s, but other materials include correspondence and flyers from the 1940s-1960s. The collection also contains a small number of black and white Daily Worker photographs.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 25 2015 Donation: James E. Jackson Papers and Photographs
1944-1999
Box: 28 2015 Dontation: James E. Jackson Lectures and Assorted Audio Recordings
1957-1991
Box: 25-27 2015 Dontation: Esther Jackson Papers and Photographs
1990-2011
Box: 26 2015 Donation: Daily Worker Photographs
circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 29 2015 Donation: Freedomways Photographs and Financial Reports
1960-1987
Box: 26
Box: 26 2015 Donation: Southern Negro Youth Congress Correspondence and Ephemera
circa 1940s-1960s, 2000
Box: 27 2016 Donation: Esther Cooper Southern Negro Youth Congress Photographs and Clippings
1939-1957

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Series XVII: Separated Materials

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