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The Communist League of America (CLA) was founded in 1929 by James P. Cannon, Max Schachtman, and Martin Abern following their expulsion in 1928 from the Workers (Communist) Party. In 1934 the CLA merged with the American Workers Party to form the Workers Party of the United States. Collection contains correspondence, memoranda, internal party bulletins, financial reports and other documents relating to the activities of the Communist League of America.

Collection contains letters, memoranda, internal party bulletins, financial reports, and other documents relating to the activities of the Communist League of America (Opposition) and the publication of its newspaper, The Militant. Includes correspondence between James P. Cannon and Martin Abern and other party organizers including S. Gendelman in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Daniel Levinson Wilk is a historian. Muravchik was a longtime staff member of the Socialist Party of America and the Jewish Labor Committee. Collection comprises an audiocassette tape of the oral history interview conducted by Wilk with Emanuel Muravchik while Wilk was completing his graduate work at Duke University. The interview primarily focused on Muravchik's career in the Socialist Party, particularly from the 1920s to the 1950s, and mostly in New York State. There is no transcript for the interview, and two digital files have been created from the audiocassette.

Collection comprises an audiocassette tape of the oral history interview conducted by Wilk with Emanuel Muravchik while Wilk was completing his graduate work at Duke University. The interview primarily focused on Muravchik's career in the Socialist Party, particularly from the 1920s to the 1950s, and mostly in New York State. Related topics include Muravchick's education; the process followed to place Norman Thomas on the New York State ballot as a Socialist Party candidate for the 1940 Presidential election; the relationships between socialists and communists; approaches used to build the Socialist movement; union and other organizing; as well as the impact of WWII on the movement and its leaders. Among the noted persons mentioned was J. Edgar Hoover. There is no transcript for the interview, and two digital files have been created from the audiocassette.

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The Harry A. Siitonen papers document Siitonen's work with the Socialist movement on the national and local scale in the 1950s through the 1970s. Siitonen, an alum of Michigan State University and son of Finnish immigrants, was heavily involved in the Socialist Party USA through the mid 1970s. He was chair of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Locals of the Socialist Party-USA during the 1950s-1970s, and active in the national Social Party-USA committee after its reconstitution in the 1970s. The papers are arranged into the following series: Correspondence, Subject Files, Party Conventions, Regional and National Organizations, Socialist Party Action Committee, California Socialist Parties, and Printed Materials. The papers include incoming and outgoing correspondence, internal memos, meeting minutes, resolutions, position papers, constitutions, and other records of party activities at local, state, and national levels.

The Harry A. Siitonen papers document Siitonen's work with the Socialist movement on the national and local scale in the 1950s through the 1970s. Siitonen, alum of Michigan State University and son of Finnish immigrants, was heavily involved in the Socialist Party USA from the 1950s until 1976, at which time he broke from the party citing disillusionment. He thereafter refocused his efforts on the Industrial Workers of the World. The collection consists of party documents from his time with the Socialist Party USA including: internal memos, meeting minutes, resolutions, position papers, convention handouts, notes, as well as incoming and outgoing correspondence and subject files.

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Revolutionary Workers League papers, 1935-1945 0.5 Linear Feet — 148 Items

The Revolutionary Workers League (RWL) was a radical left group in the United States active from 1935 until about 1947. The League was formed by Hugo Oehler in November 1935 following a split from the Workers Party (WP), a split precipitated by the party's decision to merge the WP with the Socialist Party. It published the Fighting Worker newspaper. Collection contains letters, memoranda, meeting minutes, party bulletins, financial reports, circulars, and other documents relating to the activities of the Revolutionary Workers League, 1935-1945.

Collection contains letters, memoranda, meeting minutes, party bulletins, financial reports, circulars, and other documents relating to the activities of the Revolutionary Workers League, 1935-1945. Also present are documents relating to the defense of Russell Blackwell, arrested in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

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The Workers League for a Revolutionary Party was formed by George Spiro in 1938 as the Leninist League. In the mid-1940s the party became critical of Leninism and Marxism and changed its name to the Workers League for a Revoluionary Party. The Party was a splinter group of the Trotskyist party, the Revolutionary Workers League (RWL). Collection contains letters, memoranda, meeting minutes, and other documents relating to the activities of the Workers League for a Revolutionary Party.

Collection contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and other assorted documents relating to the activites of the Workers League for a Revolutionary Party and their publications, In Defense of Bolshevism and, later, the Bulletin. Topics discussed are mainly ideological in nature and include the break with the Revolutionary Workers League (RWL), Stalinism, Trotskyism, World War II, Unionism, and various party platforms. Political developments in Poland, Bulgaria, China, and Czechoslovakia are also discussed.