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Guide to the Norman Thomas Papers TAM.423

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 02, 2014
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  , September 2014

Scope and Content Note

This small collection contains some of Norman Thomas’ correspondence, including some in his capacity as co-executive director of the League for Industrial Democracy, unpublished political and biographical writings, including “Forty Years of Communism,” a 1939 radio speech on the revision of the Neutrality Act, a statement to the membership of the New York City Socialist Party, circa 1936, an undated memorandum on Local 306, Motion Picture Operators, biographical sketches of his grandfather, Stephen Mattoon (provided by the Johnson C. Smith University Library, North Carolina), Daniel Bell’s 1954 correspondence with socialist luminaries around the world in preparation for the celebration of Thomas’ seventieth birthday, and one typescript each by Broadus Mitchell and Emil Rieve, President of the American Federation of Hosiery Workers.


The folders are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into 1 series:

  1. I, Papers, 1925-1969.