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Descriptive Summary

Title: Liggett Family Papers
Dates: undated
Abstract: Walter William Liggett (1886-1935), American author, journalist and political activist from Minnesota, worked at several newspapers in New York City before becoming a free-lance writer. In New York, he worked for a succession of papers, including the Times, Sun, Post, News, and the Socialist publication, The Call. His writing career began during World War I at local papers-the Pioneer Press, Minneapolis Journal , and St. Paul Dispatch. In 1932 he returned to his home in Minnesota. A large portion of his time was spent promoting the Minnesota-based populist reform movement of the 1920s known as the Farmer-Labor Party, and working on publications for a Farmer-Labor newspaper, the Midwest American. On December 9, 1935, Liggett was gunned down in front of his wife and daughter in Minneapolis after exposing a connection between local organized crime and Floyd B. Olson, the progressive Farmer-Labor governor of Minnesota. In 1998, Marda Liggett Woodbury published an account of Liggett's life and assassination in a book titled Stopping the Presses: The Murder of Walter W. Liggett. The bulk of the collection includes material related to Marda Liggett Woodbury's research on the life and assassination of her father, Walter Liggett. The material consists of newspaper clippings, research files, and interviews. The collection also includes some family papers and photographs and published writings of Liggett's mother, Edith Fleischer Liggett.
Quantity: 19.25 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
Call Phrase: TAM 463

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Historical/Biographical Note

Walter William Liggett (1886-1935), American author, journalist and political activist from Minnesota, worked at several newspapers in New York City, including the New York Times,  Sun,  New York Post,  Daily News, and the Socialist publication,  The Call, before becoming a free-lance writer. His writing career began during World War I at local papers: the  Pioneer Press,  Minneapolis Journal, and  St. Paul Dispatch. In 1932 he returned to his home in Minnesota. A large portion of his time was spent promoting the Minnesota-based populist reform movement of the 1920s known as the Farmer-Labor Party, and working on publications for a Farmer-Labor newspaper, the  Midwest American. On December 9, 1935, Liggett was gunned down in front of his wife and daughter in Minneapolis after exposing a connection between local organized crime and Floyd B. Olson, the progressive Farmer-Labor governor of Minnesota. In 1938, his widow, Edith Fleischer Liggett, sued Comprodaily Inc., the holding company that published the Communist Party newspaper, the  Daily Worker, for libel. The prosecuting Attorney was Thomas E. Dewey, the district attorney of New York. After five years Edith Liggett won a judgment of $2500. In 1998, Marda Liggett Woodbury published an account of Liggett's life and assassination in a book titled  Stopping the Presses: The Murder of Walter W. Liggett.

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Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the collection includes material related to Marda Liggett Woodbury's research on the life and assassination of her father, Walter Liggett. The material consists of newspaper clippings, research files, and interviews. The collection also includes some family papers and photographs and published writings of Liggett's mother, Edith Fleischer Liggett.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Liggett, Walter W. (Walter William), , 1886-1935
  • Olson, Floyd Björnstjerne, 1891-1936
  • Evans, Mark Walter

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Screenplays
  • Research (document genres).

Subject Organizations

  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Minnesota. Governor (1931-1936 : Olson).
  • Daily Worker (New York).
  • Farmer-Labor Party (Minn.) .

Subject Topics

  • Communism -- Minnesota.
  • Libel and slander -- United States.
  • Journalists -- United States.
  • Populism -- Minnesota.
  • Political assassination |z Minnesota.

Subject Places

  • Minnesota |x Politics and government.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the Liggett family were transferred to New York University in 2008 by Mark Walter Evans. 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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Much of the collection is in poor condition and in need of re-housing, and thus may not be available for use.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. 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

Donated by Mark Walter Evans in 2008. The accession number associated with this gift is 2008.054.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Bibliographic information on the Nonpartisan League
Box: 1 Spurred to Victory, Walter W. Liggett
Box: 1 Articles from the Modern Monthly, Walter W. Liggett
Box: 1 Newspaper clippings about Walter W. Liggett
Box: 1 The Skookum Kid's Last Bluff, Walter W. Liggett
Box: 1 Articles in "Plain Talk" re: prohibition, Walter W. Liggett
Box: 1 Memos on Gov. Frazier (North Dakota) and coal miners' strike
Box: 1 PhD dissertation on the Nonpartisan League, Stanley Wasson
Box: 1 Stopping the Presses: The Murder of Walter W. Liggett, Marda L. Woodbury, correspondence re: publication
Box: 1 Research from the Minnesota Historical Society
Box: 1 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and the Nebraska State Historical Society
Box: 1 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and Federal Agencies
Box: 1 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and FBI
Box: 1 Stopping the Presses: The Murder of Walter W. Liggett, Marda L. Woodbury, draft
Box: 1 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, articles and essays
Box: 1 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and the Fleischer-Rosenblatt family
Box: 2 Notebook: research notes for Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury
Box: 2 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and the National Archives
Box: 2 Information re: murder of Walter W. Liggett
Box: 2 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and research assistants
Box: 2 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and David J. Rience
Box: 2 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and researchers
Box: 2 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and Department of the Treasury
Box: 2 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and Washington State Library
Box: 2 Information on Pasco, Washington
Box: 2 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and Fleischer-Rosenblatt family
Box: 2 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, draft
Box: 2 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and the Ask family
Box: 2 Liggett Root history, articles and letters from the Sons of Liberty and DAR
Box: 2 Research information from Minnesota
Box: 3 The Political Career of Floyd B. Olson, George H. Mayer (copy)
Box: 3 Research information from the National Archives
Box: 3 Biographical Dictionary of the American Left (copies of chapters)
Box: 3 Research on the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party
Box: 3 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, bibliography
Box: 3 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, drafts and notes separated by chapter
Box: 3 Papers and articles on Walter W. Liggett
Box: 3 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, articles and publicity
Box: 3 Newspapers announcing Walter W. Liggett's death
Box: 3 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, draft with editorial notes
Box: 3 Masters of Capital in America, John Moody and George Kibbe Turner, (copies of chapters)
Box: 4 C. A. Lindberg, speeches on banking and currency given in Congress
Box: 4 C. A. Lindberg, pamphlets and articles (copies)
Box: 4 New York Times articles on "Prairie Radicalism" (copies)
Box: 4 Series of articles on Charles Lindberg, Sr. and links with Bolshevism and Populism (copies)
Box: 4 New York Times articles on banking and the Federal Reserve (copies)
Box: 4 The Federal Reserve System, Its Purposes and Functions, S.W. Adams (copy)
Box: 4 Unnamed thesis on the Nonpartisan League (copy)
Box: 4 The United Front, essays on the struggle against fascism (copy)
Box: 4 Banking and Currency and the Money Trust, Charles A. Lindberg (copy)
Box: 4 Why is Your Country at War and What Happens to You After the War and Related Subjects, Charles A. Lindberg (copy)
Box: 4 The Economic Pinch, Charles A. Lindberg (copy)
Box: 4 Series of newspaper articles by A.C. Townley and Walter W. Liggett on Gov. Floyd B. Olson (copies)
Box: 4 Articles and essays, Thomas Lamont (copies)
Box: 4 Account of the murder of Walter W. Liggett, partial draft of Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury
Box: 4 Edits to Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, edits made by John Haynes of the Library of Congress
Box: 4 Watercolor painting of a boy in a hat by "EWV"
Box: 4 Issue of Common Sense by Walter W. Liggett
Box: 5 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, draft with editorial comments
Box: 5 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, notes on Magnus Johnson and Floyd B. Olson
Box: 5 Tomorrow is a Day, A Story of People in Politics, John Beecher (copy with notes)
Box: 5 Minnesota Farmer-Laborism, The Third-Party Alternative, Millard Gieska (copy)
Box: 5 Hjalmar Petersen of Minnesota, Steven J. Keillor (copy)
Box: 5 Floyd Olson: The Years Prior to his Governorship Steven D. Jansen (copy)
Box: 5 State-Level Radicalism and the Nationalization of American Politics: The Case of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party, Richard Martin Valelly (copy)
Box: 5 The Progressive Movement of 1924, Kenneth MacKay (copy)
Box: 5 Research on the Farmer-Labor Party
Box: 5 Photographs related to the murder of Walter W. Liggett
Box: 5 Newspaper reviews of Walter W. Liggett's work (copies)
Box: 5 Articles by Walter W. Liggett related to aviation (copies)
Box: 5 All Bets are Off, Walter W. Liggett
Box: 5 Blazing Buttes, Walter W. Liggett
Box: 5 Research on Communists in the Farmer-Labor Party and Minnesota
Box: 5 Obituaries of Floyd Olson (copies)
Box: 5 Petitions sent to Floyd Olson (copies)
Box: 5 Angry Voices, Left-of-Center Politics in the New Deal Era, Donald R. McCoy (copy)
Box: 5 FBI reports on Floyd Olson
Box: 5 St. Paul Dispatch articles on the murder of Walter W. Liggett (copies)
Box: 6 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and book reviewers
Box: 6 Correspondence: Mardy Woodbury and speaking/publicity venues
Box: 6 "The Editor Who Knew Too Much," in Bay Area Writer, Kara Huebner, review of Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury (copy)
Box: 6 Notes on the Midwest American newspaper
Box: 6 "Researching an Assassination." In IRE Journal, copies and notes
Box: 6 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, editorial notes
Box: 6 "Freedom of the Press and Phonokus Bolognus: Minneapolis's Teamster Strike of 1934," Marda L. Woodbury, draft
Box: 6 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and Kenneth Varnold re: play on Liggett family
Box: 6 "Poison Spots of Crime," Marda L. Woodbury, research and draft
Box: 6 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, publicity inquiries
Box: 6 Advertisement materials for Even Management Services, a Publicity Firm
Box: 6 Notes on the Liggett family by Walter Liggett, Jr.
Box: 6 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, cover design
Box: 6 Connoisseur Magazine, Correspondence and copies related to Marda L. Woodbury's objection to the use of a photograph of Walter and Edith Liggett in the magazine
Box: 6 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and various publications, writing to object to articles written about Walter W. Liggett
Box: 6 Marda L. Woodbury, television interview notes
Box: 6 Materials related to theories concerning the attack on Peal Harbor and the assassination of JFK
Box: 6 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and various historians re: Stopping the Presses
Box: 6 Informational literature re: research at a public library
Box: 7 Screenplay: Correspondence between Marda L. Woodbury and Charlene Richards
Box: 7 Screenplay: 5 pages of screenplay by Marda L. Woodbury and Mark Evans
Box: 7 Screenplay: formatting guide
Box: 7 Screenplay: Correspondence between Mark Evans and Charlene Richards
Box: 7 Research on Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon
Box: 7 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and Alison Aten (publisher) re: publicity for Stopping the Presses
Box: 7 Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, marketing plan from the University of Minnesota Press
Box: 7 Biographical information on Marda L. Woodbury
Box: 7 Correspondence: Marda L. Woodbury and various book reviewers re: sending copies of Stopping the Presses to potential reviewers
Box: 7 Christmas newsletters sent by Marda L. Woodbury
Box: 7 Research: articles and essays re: freedom of the press
Box: 7 Research: newspaper articles re: newspapers in the 1930s and 1940s
Box: 7 Screenplay: notes on "Liggett" by Marda L. Woodbury and Mark Evans (loose pages and a notebook)
Box: 7 Screenplay: "Liggett," 153 pg. draft
Box: 7 Screenplay: "Liggett," multiple copies with editorial notes
Box: 7 Screenplay: "Liggett," 119 pg. bound copy
Box: 7 Screenplay: "Liggett," page-by-page documentation and ideas for casting
Box: 7 "Plain Talk," vol. IV, Number 5, notes taken about issue on a separate sheet
Box: 8 Research: Tom Mooney trial (1916 bomb explosion), copies of articles and parts of books
Box: 8 Research: Muckraking journalism, newspaper articles (copies)
Box: 8 Research: Murder, Inc. and Buggsey Siegel, copies of newspaper articles
Box: 8 Research: homicide investigations related to Walter Liggett
Box: 8 Research: Walter Liggett murder, newspaper articles
Box: 8 Research: Freedom of the Press and ANPA (American Newspaper Publishers Association)
Box: 8 Research: notes related to Joe Murphy connected to Tom Mooney trial
Box: 8 Research: Woodrow Wilson and WWI, articles from newspapers and notes
Box: 8 Research: Daily Worker, archival records (copies)
Box: 8 Family life of Walter Liggett and divorce from Norma Joanna Liggett (copies)
Box: 8 Research: Communist Party in Minnesota
Box: 8 Research: Crime statistics in the US and in Minnesota
Box: 8 Research: Kid Cann (real name: Isadore Bluenfeld), suspect in Liggett murder investigation
Box: 9 Research: Kid Cann, articles and notes on connections with the Mafia, FBI files, white slavery trafficking charge
Box: 9 Research: Carley Report, Report of the Senate (investigation committee)
Box: 9 Research: Prof. Herman Chapman (Yale), friend of Walter Liggett, archival materials (copies)
Box: 9 Research: biographical information on Minnesota Labor Party leaders
Box: 9 Correspondence: Mark Evans and Birch Research Inc.
Box: 9 Research: Minnesota Historical Society, Joseph Burnquist Papers (copies)
Box: 9 Research: Correspondence between Edith and Walter Liggett and George Calverton
Box: 9 Research: Newspaper organizations
Box: 9 Research: beating of Walter Liggett, copies of newspaper articles
Box: 9 Notes and draft of Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury, on Elmer Benson (banker/political leader)
Box: 9 Notepad with notes on filing research for Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury
Box: 9 Walter Liggett biographical information (copies)
Box: 9 Research: ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and connection with Walter Liggett
Box: 9 Research: Agrarian Radicalism
Box: 9 Edith Liggett, "The Joke's on Us" (7 pg. short story)
Box: 9 Research: Walter Liggett and The Daily Alaskan
Box: 9 Draft of "The Cops Arrive," chapter in Stopping the Presses, Marda L. Woodbury
Box: 9 Sympathy cards from the memorial service for Edith Liggett
Box: 9 Edith Liggett: articles and notes written by her after Walter Liggett's death
Box: 9 "Walter Liggett" by Edith Liggett, 12 pg. recollection of his life
Box: 9 Research: the Federal Reserve, newspaper articles (copies)
Box: 9 Research: University Archives of Wayne State University on the Federated Press (copies)
Box: 9 Research: trial of Walter Liggett (1934, abduction of two minor girls)
Box: 10 Edith Liggett: letters, photographs, and postcards sent to friends and family
Box: 10 "Edith Liggett" by Marda L. Woodbury, a biographical essay
Box: 10 "Myself, Outline of one life experience" by Edith Liggett, a two page recollection of having children
Box: 10 Edith Liggett, account of Walter Liggett's "Mexican divorce" and subsequent marriage to Edith (copy)
Box: 10 Research: Frank Ellis (labor organizer accused to sexual misconduct with the same two girls involved in the Walter Liggett trial), notes, articles from newspapers, court documents
Box: 10 Research: farm organization articles and periodicals (copies)
Box: 10 Research: Farmer-Labor articles and notes (copies)
Box: 10 Research: Annette Fawcett, friend of Minnesota gangsters in the 1930s, including Kid Cann; police records, newspaper articles (copies)
Box: 10 FBI files on Walter Liggett (copies)
Box: 10 Research: Howard Guilford's murder (newspaper editor from Minnesota), newspaper articles and notes FBI files on Abe Harries (copies)
Box: 10 Research: Clarence Hathaway, Farmer-Labor Party organizer, notes, articles from newspapers, and FBI files (copies)
Box: 10 Research: Haymarket Riot
Box: 10 Walter W. Liggett, The Rise of Herbert Hoover, responses and reactions in letters and newspaper articles (copies)
Box: 10 Edith Liggett, "Walter Liggett," a short biographical essay on his life, copies with editorial notes
Box: 10 Walter W. Liggett, "Charles Ward – Success Story," short essay on the gangster
Box: 10 Walter W. Liggett, "Prairie Caesar," short essay on political movements in Minnesota, critical of Gov. Olson
Box: 10 Research: Gag law and ACLU involvement, notes, articles (copies)
Box: 10 Research: Joseph Gilbert (member of Nonpartisan League)
Box: 10 Research: Jake Lingle, writer from the Chicago Tribune, murdered by gangsters in 1930
Box: 10 Research: Arthur Kasherman, journalist murdered in 1945
Box: 10 Research: Labor organizing in Minneapolis
Box: 10 Charles Lindbergh: newspaper articles (copies) about 1918 near-lynching
Box: 11 Mark Evans, articles and essays
Box: 11 Research: Nonpartisan League
Box: 11 The Mid-West American (2 large bound volumes), newspaper archives of articles
Box: 11 One Man – Wendell Willkie, C. Nelson Sparks, bound book/biography
Box: 11 Research: Mooney trial, copies of newspaper articles and notes, copies of archival materials from the Bancroft Library
Box: 11 Research: state of Minnesota and politics
Box: 11 "Remembered Haven," Marda L. Woodbury, essay on the author's childhood and growing up in many places
Box: 11 Research: crime and gangsters in Minnesota, newspaper articles and FBI reports (copies), notes
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: photographs and cards
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Indian Stories", mostly typewritten: "Prairie Napoleon," "PhD in Indian Folk Lore," "Geronimo,"
Box: 12 "The Resettled Indians," "I Married a White Man," "Grey Owl," and "When is an Indian not an Indian?"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Life and Budgets"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Look Savage, Please"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Madonna House"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Malice Domestic"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Morning Chimes and Chocolate Rabbits"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Mother Love"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Nine Million Americans are Old"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Pastorale American"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "The Gifted Child"
Box: 12 Mathilda Brown (Liggett): "Spring Blizzard"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Tante Elka"
Box: 12 "From Rags to Riches: Sophie Lyons", also titled as, "Virtue is its own Reward"
Box: 12 Correspondence: Edith Liggett and various literary agents and publishers
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Wanted – Glamorous Movie Heroes"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Winner Take All"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Whiteoak Mode Shops"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Outlines"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Adoption Racket"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "False Accusation"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "MacDowell – Coal and Lumber"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Miss Lissa Inga"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "The Blind and the Babies Need Care" aka "Bertha Harrison Story"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Blinded Police Detective"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "The Case is Solved!"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "City Girl"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Charley Fly – Photographer" aka "Arizona Indians"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Death Passed Me By"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Falashas (Jews of Abyssinia)"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Families Are Like That"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Fight Story"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Hardware and Doughnuts"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "I Was a Fat Girl"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Indian Story"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Lady's Maid"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "The Lampert Family"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Marm Mandelbaum"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "How to Write Detective Stories"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Windows are Better than Eyeglasses"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Who's Afraid"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "White Morocco"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "We Were Afraid"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "We Ran Away"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Viva Mama"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Vic"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Detective Dardy's Day in Court"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "That Lethal Weapon – The Auto"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Somebody had to be Hurt"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Runaway"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Pay Clinic"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Plain Girl"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Right Cross Double Cross"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Patterson"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "No Grounds"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Mismatched Neal"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Ministering Angel (Sarah Chesham)
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Mama"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Mid Winter Madness"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Leg Report"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Boy Delinquent"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Must our Cities be so Dirty" by Dr. Mortimer Sherman"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Bertha Harrison Story Resume"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "True Stories", queries and notes
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "My Son was Killed"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "About Selina"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Accused of Murder"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Always Secure"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Apartment Super's Wife"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "A Backyard for Jimmy"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Bright October"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Edwin Graham"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Fear Rode With Us"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Free Lunch in Papa's Saloon"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Good Training"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Grace of God"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Harriet McIntosh, now Mrs. Gilbert Kissell"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Deep Winter"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Drama in Everyday Life"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Deep Winter"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Bright October"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Beautiful Forever"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Career Woman"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Change Your Job Change Your Life"
Box: 12 Edith Liggett: "Crazy is as Crazy Does"
Box: 13 New York Call: articles on women and fascism (copies)
Box: 13 New York Times: articles (copies)
Box: 13 Midwest Organizer: articles and notes on the Frank Ellis case (copies)
Box: 13 Organized Farmer: articles (copies)`
Box: 13 Plain Talk: Notes, copies of articles, and copies of Time articles on Plain Talk
Box: 13 Rochester Post-Bulletin: articles (copies)
Box: 13 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: articles (copies)
Box: 13 St. Paul Dispatch: articles on Walter Liggett (copies)
Box: 13 St. Paul Public Library: archival materials on the death of Walter W. Liggett (copies)
Box: 13 St. Paul Union Advocate: articles and notes (copies)
Box: 13 Saturday Press (Minneapolis): notes, articles (copies)
Box: 13 Research papers on Walter Liggett and Floyd Olson
Box: 13 Western Worker: notes and photocopies of information on Scottsboro trials
Box: 13 United Action: notes and photocopies of articles
Box: 13 Series of clippings from newspapers, including Wilmar Tribune and  US Farm News Research: childhood development theory and child abuse
Box: 13 FBI materials re: Frank Nitti (copies)
Box: 13 FBI materials re: Crime in Minneapolis (copies)
Box: 13 Marda L. Woodbury: writing samples and job-searching materials
Box: 13 Stopping the Presses: binder of press and publication materials, including book reviews
Box: 13 Marda L. Woodbury, "Death of a Newsman," article copes with editorial comments and notes
Box: 13 Walter W. Liggett, "Pioneers of Justice," Photocopy of book
Box: 13 Marda L. Woodbury, "Youth Information Resources" notes and photocopies, research
Box: 13 Virginia Seiden: information and letters re: literary execution responsibilities
Box: 13 Virginia Seiden: Love and Revolution, photocopies of novel manuscript
Box: 14 Marda L. Woodbury, "Youth Information Resources": ideas and research for related articles/books"
Box: 14 "Youth Information Resources" promotional materials
Box: 14 "Youth Information Resources" research and newspaper clippings
Box: 14 Stopping the Presses: drafts and notes for individual chapters
Box: 14 Stopping the Presses: book reviews, copies of newspaper clippings
Box: 14 Stopping the Presses: research and notes on vice in Minneapolis and Farmer-Labor party (newspaper clippings and copies)
Box: 14 Stopping the Presses: two folder of photocopied illustrations
Box: 14 Walter W. Liggett, "Fire" (short story)
Box: 15 Research: investigation of the muder of Walter Liggett, copies of: FBI reports, police reports, investigation of the justice department, investigation of Assistant Attorney General Pike (St. Paul)
Box: 15 Research: Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti
Box: 15 Research: Kid Cann and guns used in murder
Box: 15 Research: transcripts of interviews with witnesses and court testimony
Box: 15 Research: police investigation, letters
Box: 15 Stopping the Presses: copy of table of contents
Box: 15 Marda L. Woodbury: "Assassination of an Editor", essay and article drafts
Box: 15 Stopping the Presses: drafts and notes on individual chapters, preface, and acknowledgements
Box: 15 Research: Pasco, Washington, notes, newspaper articles (copies)
Box: 16 Draft: information on Third Party and Left-of-Center politics
Box: 16 Research: Chicago Tribune articles about the murder of Liggett
Box: 16 Common Sense articles
Box: 16 Daily Worker articles
Box: 16 Duluth News Tribune articles
Box: 16 Wefald (Knud) Papers Minnesota Historical Society, Williams Papers (copies)
Box: 16 Interviews: Marda L. Woodbury and Judge MacKinnon, Robert Wilson, transcripts
Box: 16 The American Press (newsletter), article on Liggett murder
Box: 16 Research: Fargo Courier-News
Box: 16 Edith Liggett: columns in the Midwest American, written under pseudonym Rena Gunderson
Box: 16 Editor and Publisher: articles on the death of Walter Liggett
Box: 16 Research: war and fascism, copies of newspaper articles
Box: 16 Research: Smith Act and US Communism
Box: 16 Research: Teamster Strike (1934)
Box: 16 Research: Russian Famine Relief: copies of archival materials from the Newberry Library
Box: 16 Research: Sacco and Vanzetti, copies of parts of books and newspaper articles
Box: 16 Research: Sen. Thomas Schall (MN), comments on the murder of Liggett
Box: 16 Research: Prohibition, copies of articles and parts of books
Box: 16 Tacoma, book of postcards
Box: 16 Research: Marlin Pew, copies of artciels
Box: 16 Research: Hjalmar Petersen (ed-Askov MN American Papers)
Box: 17 Research: National Archives re: Sen. Thomas Schall (copies)
Box: 17 Research: Meyer Schuldberg, owner of MN liquor plant criticized by Liggett (copies of articles)
Box: 17 Research: Tamiment Library re: Bill and Lucy Sheehan (copies)
Box: 17 Research: Sen. Henrik Shipstead (copies of book)
Box: 17 Research: ACLU Archives re: F. Shoemaker (copies)
Box: 17 Research: Lilly Library re: Upton Sinclair (copies)
Box: 17 Research: re Floyd Olson, drafts of essays, copies of articles
Box: 17 Research: re assassination plots of JFK and RFK
Box: 17 Research: Third Party politics
Box: 17 Research: Author Townley, parts of books and articles (copies)
Box: 17 Research: Prohibition, copies of articles
Box: 17 Quotations: lists of quotations from left-leaning leaders
Box: 17 Research: Grand Forks American articles (copies)
Box: 17 Research: MN newspapers
Box: 17 Research: The Modern Monthly and The Nation re: Liggett murder
Box: 17 Marda L. Woodbury, diploma for MA at UC-Berkeley
Box: 17 Folder of cartoons re: Nonpartisan League
Box: 17 Burton Wheeler, Speech on Nicaragua (printed booklet)
Box: 17 Walter Liggett, "Out on his Feet"
Box: 17 Walter Liggett, "Five Poems"
Box: 17 Walter Liggett, essay on 1920 campaign
Box: 17 Walter Liggett, "The Firebug"
Box: 17 Walter Liggett, "The Failure"
Box: 17 Common Sense vol. 1 no.8
Box: 17 Information on genealogy (flyers and pamphlets)
Box: 17 North Dakota History vol. 54 no. 2
Box: 17 Materials on tourism in North Dakota
Box: 18 Research: Joseph Gilbert
Box: 18 Research: Minnesota Historical Society
Box: 18 Research: Nonpartisan League
Box: 18 Stopping the Presses: draft of chapters with editorial notes
Box: 18 Research: murder of Walter Liggett, articles and court transcripts (copies)
Box: 18 Research: Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party (copies of books)
Box: 18 Folder of photographs of the Liggett family
Box: 18 Photocopies of The Midwest American
Box: 19 Issues of Editor and Publisher
Box: 19 Supreme Court of NY record, Walter Liggett v. Herbert Corey & Houghton Mifflin
Box: 19 Copy of "The People's Chronology" by James Trager (copy)
Box: 19 Supreme Court of MN record, Frank Ellis v. State of MN
Box: 19 Photocopies of the Daily Worker
Box: 19 FBI files on Fred Ossanna (copies)
Box: 19 Supreme Court of NY record, Edith Liggett v. Comprodaily Publishing Company, Inc.
Box: 19 3 VHS tapes of Marda L. Woodbury TV appearances
Box: 19 4 cassette tapes: interview Morns Forhosch on Edith Liggett, "Soundtrack: Liggett," Joe Murphy on Walter Liggett, 1936 Floyd Olson speech
Box: 19 8 CDs of interviews
Box: 20 Bound volume of photostats from Edith Liggett's 1938 suit against Comprodaily Publishing Company, which published the Daily Worker, titled: "Photostats of Exhibits Pursuant to Stipulation."

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