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Guide to the Sarah Lovell Papers TAM 459

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Sarah Lovell Papers
Dates: undated
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 459

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Historical/Biographical Note

Sarah and husband Frank Lovell were Trotskyist activists who played a significant role in the Detroit labor and socialist movements of the 1950s and 1960s. In the late 1960s, Frank and Sarah were involved in the Socialist Workers Party's trade union activity in New York City until Lovell and Sarah were expelled from the SWP in 1981.

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Scope and Contents

Contains the personal papers of Sarah Lovell, a Trotskyist activist. Includes materials related to her involvement as a member of the International Typographical Union (ITU) Local 6 and the Coaliton of Labor Union Women (CLUW) in New York in the 1970s, including correspondence, monthly bulletins of the Local 6, records concerning the 1980 ITU Convention, and efforts by CLUW to move the convention to from Missouri to an Equal Rights Amendment ratified state. Also includes Solidarity Bulletins, a collection of articles compiled by the Solidarity labor commission; materials relating to the Detroit Newspaper Strike of 1968; an original copy of Stalinists on the Waterfront by Art Preis, published by the Socialist Workers Party. Publications concerning Leon Trotsky include Secrets of an Assassin by Isaac Don Levine published in Life Magazine and Trotsky in the September 19, 1971 issue of The Sunday Times Magazine (London).

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.
  • Lovell, Sarah
  • Lovell, Frank
  • Lovell, Sarah

Subject Organizations

  • International Typographical Union. Local 6 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.)
  • Socialist Workers Party

Subject Topics

  • Trotskyists |z Michigan |z Detroit.
  • Trotskyists |z New York (State) |z New York.
  • Trotskyism |z United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection are expected to enter the public domain in 120 years.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown. Accession number associated with this collection is 1950.220.

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