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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Joe Hill Case Materials TAM 529

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Joe Hill Case Materials
Dates [inclusive]: 1915
Abstract: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) was a leading Irish-American Communist, socialist, feminist, labor organizer, orator, and campaigner for civil liberties. Joe Hill (1879-1915), labor songwriter and member of the Industrial Workers of the World, was convicted of murder after a politically charged trial and executed by the State of Utah on November 19, 1915. The collection contains prison letters to Flynn, a letter to William D. Haywood, Hill's "My Last Will" (a poem), letters from defense attorney O. N. Hilton, lyrics of a song by Hill for Flynn's son, Fred ("To Bronco Buster Flynn"), a clippings scrapbook about the case, "Joe Hill Murdered," and a memorial program.
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 Box)
Call Phrase: TAM 529

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Historical/Biographical Note

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) was a leading Irish-American Communist, socialist, feminist, labor organizer, orator, and campaigner for civil liberties. Joe Hill (1879-1915), labor songwriter and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (many of his songs appear in the IWW Songbook), was convicted of murder after a politically charged trial and executed by the State of Utah on November 19, 1915.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains prison letters to Flynn, a letter to William D. Haywood, Hill's "My Last Will" (a poem), letters from defense attorney O. N. Hilton, lyrics of a song by Hill for Flynn's son, Fred ("To Bronco Buster Flynn'), a clippings scrapbook about the case, "Joe Hill Murdered," and an undated theatre memorial program from Leipzig, Germany.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically in one series.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Hilton, O. N.--Portraits.
  • Haywood, Big Bill, 1869-1928. -- |v Portraits
  • Hill, Joe, 1879-1915
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley

Document Type

  • Poetry.
  • Correspondence.
  • Scrapbooks.

Subject Organizations

  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Longview Publishing Company

Subject Topics

  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by the Communist Party of the United States of America was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Joe Hill Case Materials; TAM 529; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Separated from Communist Party of the United States of America Records (TAM 132) in circa 2006. The accession number associated with this collection is 2006.072.

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Container List

Series I: Joe Hill Case Materials, 1915

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Hill, Joe: "Dear Judge" (signed letter)
Oct 20, 1915
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Hill, Joe: Memorial Program
1915
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Hill, Joe: "My Last Will" (poem)
1915
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Hill, Joe: Prison Letters to E. G. Flynn (originals)
1915
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Hill, Joe: Prison Letters to E. G. Flynn (photostats)
1915
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Hill, Joe: Prison Letter to William D. Haywood
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Hill, Joe: Telegram to E. G. Fynn
Nov 18, 1915
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Hill, Joe: "To Bronco Buster Flynn" (song lyrics)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Hilton, O. N.: Letters to Hill, Flynn, Judge, Board of Pardons
1915
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Hilton, O. N.: Telegram to E. G. Flynn
Nov 20, 1915
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Joe Hill Case: Letters to/from Third Parties
1915
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Joe Hill: Der Mann Niemals Starb (Theatre program, Leipzig)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Scrapbook: "Joe Hill Murdered"
1915

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