Archives and Manuscripts A-F

 

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Ackelsburg, Martha. Strong is What We Make Each Other: Vision and Strategy in Mujeres Libres.
Typescript.  .5 ft.

Martha Ackelsberg’s Smith College thesis on the Mujeres Libres, which later became the book: Free Women of Spain : Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women. 

Adel, Hilda Kovner. (1892-1984)
Papers. 4 linear ft.

Jewish anarchist featured in Paul Avrich's Anarchist Voices (p. 60), member of the Frayhayt group. Collection consists of (mainly incoming) correspondence, letters between Hilda and husband Sam Edel, financial records, biographical documents, diaries and datebooks (dated 1950s-1970s), miscellaneous items.  

Adler, Joyce Sparer, 1916-1999.
Papers, 1949-1983. 19 items.

Adler was an educator and writer whose application to become licensed as chairman of an English department in a New York City high school was rejected in 1952 because of her alleged Communist Party membership. The collection includes photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, applications, recommendation forms, reports of classroom observations, and transcripts of interviews concerning the rejection of her licensing application by the Board of Examiners of the New York City Board of Education and her subsequent efforts to have the "unsatisfactory" rating expunged from her file. Correspondents and examiners include Anthony J. Alvarado, Jay Elihu Greene, Isaac Hersh, Gertrude Martha Kufahl, Alexander S. Massell, Saul Moskoff, and Harold Siegel. The original papers are in the possession of the Board of Examiners, Board of Education of the City of New York, and the Teachers College Archives, Columbia University.

AIT/IWA (International Workers' Association)
Records, 2001-2006. 1.5 linear ft.
Boxlist available.

Records include a partial run of the AIT-IWA Circular, 2001-2006; minutes and documents from the 2000, 2004,
2006 congresses; and other reports. International Workers’ Association (the International Workers’ Association, IWA, (Spanish: AIT - Asociacion Internacional de los Trabajadores; German: IAA-Internationale ArbeiterInnen Assoziation) is an international
anarcho-syndicalist federation of various labour unions from different countries founded in 1922 at a Berlin congress; previously known as the International Workingmen’s Association, the same name was originally used to refer to the unitary socialist international organization founded in 1864, also known as the First International; at the seventh congress in 1951 a much smaller IWA was relaunched).

Albert, Stew and Judy Gumbo.
Papers, 1938-2006 (Bulk 1968-2006). 28 ft.
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Stew Albert, a founding member of the Yippies, was a political activist, writer, journalist, and unindicted co-conspirator in the "Chicago Seven" case in 1968. The Stew Albert and Judy Gumbo Albert Papers offer insight into the lives of two activists who were involved in anti-Vietnam war protests, members of the Youth International Party (Yippies), and had ties to groups such as the Black Panther Party and the Weather Underground. The collection contains a variety of materials, including manuscripts, FBI files and court documents, photographs, slides, and negatives, artwork, audiovisual material, realia, scrapbooks, and posters.

American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.
Records, 1926-1980. 62 feet and 2 volumes.
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The ACPFB was founded in 1933 to assist immigrants in gaining citizenship, to protect those facing deportation or denaturalization, to influence legislation affecting the foreign born, and to combat official harassment of the foreign born. The collection contains case files of individuals assisted by the Committee, conference proceedings, correspondence, legal documents, writings, publications, news releases, newspaper clippings, financial records, and subject files, which document the Committee's public appeals; efforts to repeal the Walter-McCarran Immigration Act and other legislation; assistance to left-wing labor unions and organizations such as the International Labor Defense and International Workers Order; relations with other  ethnic, labor, and civil liberties organizations and with the foreign language press; litigation with the Subversive Activities Control Board, which listed the Committee as a subversive organization in the 1950s because of its aid to persons and groups with Communist affiliations; and relations with area committees for protection of foreign born, particularly Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Minnesota. Correspondents include Roger Baldwin, executive secretaries Dwight Morgan and Abner Green; legal counsels Carol King, Blanch Freedman, and Ira Gollobin; honorary chairpersons Louise Pettibone Smith and Lee Ball; and writers, actors, and other public figures who served as sponsors of the Committee's activities. The Committee dissolved in 1982.

American Mission for Aid to Greece
Papers, 1940s-50s. 5 linear feet

Materials include government documents and reports, research notes, 4 microfilm reels, and ephemera related to the donor’s research on American Mission for Aid to Greece and related topics. Material was copied from the National Archives and focused on the period in the post-Truman Doctrine and post-Marshall Plan (ERP= European Recovery Program) period in Greece, i.e., following the German/AXD postwar occupation, liberation, civil war, British withdrawal and US involvement in Greek affairs.  

Anarchism, Pacifism and War: The British Workers and the War. 
Papers, 194? .25 ft.

Typescript carbon copies of excerpts from the British anarchist publication Freedom, 505 continues pages, numbered consecutively, including photocopies of pages of 1940-1944 issues of War Commentary, a British anarchist journal. 

Ann Arbor Tenants Union
Archive, 1969-1990.  11.5 linear ft.

Founded in 1968 by students at the University of Michigan the AATU provided legal advice and information to all Ann Arbor renters. Collection contains legal cases, reference material, publications, board minutes, annual reports, surveys, AATU ads and flyers, correspondence, clippings and photographs.

Babyfish... lost its momma
Records, 1988-1994. 1 linear ft.
Unpublished finding aid available in repository

The collection includes ‘zine page proofs, printing receipts, financial records, and original artwork for five of the original six issues of Babyfish... lost its momma, a Detroit anarchist journal published between 1988 and 1994, which addressed themes relating to local and national sexual, social, political, and economic issues through poetry, art and essays. Also included are other publications by the same editor, Sunfrog (Andy Smith, b. 1968).

Baer, Freddie.
Papers, 1980s. 2 l. ft. 

Bay area, California based surrealist artist, graphic designer, and anarchist. Collection contains articles, press releases, publications, correspondence, flyers, events such as DNC 1984 and Haymarket 1986, collages and drawings, Church of the SubGenius, legal files, poetry, etc. Posters have been removed to the Labadie Poster Collection and are now online.


Barnhill, John Basil, 1864-1929.
Papers, 1891-1925. 180 items.
List of correspondents available.

Libertarian writer, lecturer, debater, and editor of various journals, among them The Eagle and Serpent (under the pseudonym John Erwin McCall), Nationalist, American Anti-Socialist, and Humanity First. The papers include correspondence; articles, essays, and speeches, some fragmentary or in draft form; requests for Barnhill's anti-socialist literature; and two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. Among the correspondents are Jonathan Burwell Frost, Edward H. Fulton, Henry C. Rawie, and Henry Replogle. One of Barnhill's essays gives an account of the Civil War battle at Kennesaw Mountain, Tennessee, June 27, 1864, in which Lt. Col. R. S. Barnhill was killed. The essay is accompanied by documents, including lists of captured goods.

Bartlett, Francis H.
Papers, 1930s-1990s.  2 linear ft.

Eighteen hardbound notebooks and one softbound notebook of Bartlett's research notes on Marxian psychoanalysis and the development of a theory for understanding the effects of capitalism on psychological ailments; drafts of chapters for a book Bartlett was writing; one notebook of family documents; published and unpublished articles by Bartlett; copy of Bartlett's obituary; one letter from Ben Harris to Doris Bartlett, 18 issues of Science and Society (1939-1963) with General Index; two issues of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (1965, 1982); one issue of the Benjamin Rush Bulletin (Winter, 1983); two copies of Marx/Freud Dialogue Revisited; photocopy of Bartlett's book Sigmund Freud: a Marxian Essay (1938); and 6 photographs.

Beffel, John Nicholas, 1887-1973.
Papers, 1927-1949. 14 items.
List of correspondents available.

Radical journalist who wrote on labor topics for Industrial Worker. The collection consists of correspondence; articles, including obituaries for Joseph J. Ettor and Pat Quinlan; plans for an unpublished(?) magazine called Land of the Free; and a newspaper clipping.

Bessie, Alvah Cecil (1904-1985)
Letters, 1932-1939. 59 items. 

Personal letters written by screenwriter and author Alvah Bessie (1904-1985) to his friend Glynn Petrie. Bessie was one of the "Hollywood 10," blacklisted for refusal to confirm or deny his political ties to the communist party to the HUAC.  The letters regard personal matters, politics (including communism), health and weather updates, book reviews, publishers, and publications.

Black and Red Press.
Archive, 1966-1993. 2 linear ft.
Boxlist available in repository.

Anarchist press based in Detroit, Michigan and operated by Fredy and Lorrine Perlman.  Contains buiness correspondence, financial records for the Detroit Printing Co-op and Black and Red Press; manuscripts of "Illyria Street Commune" by Fredy Perlman (unpublished); "Poland, 1970-1: The History and Consequences of the Workers' Movement" by David Brown; "The Surre(gion)ist Manisfesto and other works" by John Clark.

Black, Bob (1951-
Papers, 1965-   

Correspondence, articles, leaflets, manuscripts, notes, and other writings of anarchist, author, critic, and theorist whose books are articles are widely read. Black is best known for his essay, "The Abolition of Work," which has been translated into many languages. His more recent works have covered topics relating to anarchism, democracy, sociology, and the legal system. The collection is organized chronologically. It is unprocessed and continues to grow.

Black Liberation Army.
Papers, 1963-1998. 1.5 linear ft. 
Finding aid available. 

The Black Liberation Army (BLA) was an underground Black Nationalist organization largely comprised of former Black Panther Party members. The majority of the materials in the Black Liberation Army archive fall under the Thomas "Blood" McCreary series, a member of the BLA. The archive consists of seven series: Thomas "Blood" McCreary, Correspondence, 1976-1978, Legal, Topical, Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1978, Events, Publications, and Black Panther Party. The documents range in date from 1963-1998.


Blanc, Louis, 1811-1882.
Papers, 1840-1878. 64 items.

French socialist, politician, and journalist, whose attacks on the government caused agitation among workers and forced him into exile in London from 1848 until 1871. The papers consist of five manuscripts and 59 letters, most addressed to Escudier, the publisher of his works, and to his friend Noel Parfait (1813-1898).

Bloor, Ella Reeve (1862-1951)
Papers,  1914-1920. 3 linear ft.

Collection of about 700 letters to and from Ella Reeve Bloor, suffragist, Socialist and free speech advocate, while she was on the road campaigning against America's entry into World War I, and later, supporting those incarcerated under the Sedition Act for anti-war activities. Correspondents include Eugene Debs, Horace Traubel, Norman Thomas, Scott Nearing, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Morris Hillquit, Earl Browder, Theo Lunde, Roger Baldwin, Ammon Hennacy, and many others. Over 200 detailed letters written from Bloor to her five children, and over 100 from them to her, reveal their close familial ties. Also included are manuscripts, notebooks, and other materials documenting various contemporary struggles related to criminal syndicalism, labor strikes, Bloor's diaries, documents relating to her arrest in Kansas in 1920, credentials, memberships lists, resolutions, leaflets, calling cards, etc. 

Bluestein, Abe and Selma, 1909-1997.
Papers, 1930-1991.5.25 ft..
Unpublished finding aid available in the repository.

Jewish anarchist born in 1909, attended the Stelton School, active in the anarchist movement in New York City. In 1937 Abe and his partner Selma went to Spain, where he worked as a correspondent for the Freie Arbeter Shtimme and information officer for the CNT. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, translations, histories, family documents, artwork, and photograph. Some photographs and family documents are dated before 1930. Documents Abe and Selma Bluestein's activities in the radical movement in New York from the 1930s on, including their experiences in Spain in 1937.

Bool, Henry.
Correspondence, 1895-1921. 351 items.
List of correspondents available.
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Correspondence of Bool, a businessman and anarchist, chiefly concerns financial support of anarchists and their publications, particularly Benjamin R. Tucker and his journal Liberty and Moses Harman and Lucifer, the Light-bearer; distribution of Bool's pamphlet "Liberty Luminants" and other literature; the philosophy and activities of anarchist friends and acquaintances, especially John William Lloyd; and personal and business affairs. Correspondents include John Basil Barnhill, Steven T. Byington, Emmet Densmore, James B. Elliott, Edward H. Fulton, William W. Gordak, Lillian Harman, Lizzie M. Holmes, Joseph Labadie, John William Lloyd, George E. Priest, Georgia Replogle, Nathaniel Schmidt, Horace Traubel, B. R. Tucker, and Alfred Westrup.

Border's Union Campaign
Collection, 1996. 1 linear ft.

Correspondence legal documents, training manuals, union organizing materials, publications, and ephemery from the Borders Books union origizing campaign at store number 1 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Border Bookstores closed in 2011. 


Boyd, David Armitage, 1868-1939.
Labor papers, 1878-1939. 147 items.
List of correspondents available.

Machinist, printer, union organizer and officer, and member of the Knights of Labor, Michigan Federation of Labor, and International Association of Machinists. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, biographical information, personal documents, and union records relating to his work as a labor leader and organizer; an essay, "The Labor Movement of Detroit"; and Minutes Report Book for the Detroit Assembly of the Knights of Labor (1878), which was called the Washington Literary Society to conceal its identity. Correspondents include Samuel Gompers, Patrick J. McCormick, Paul Marrin, Frank Morrison, Hazen S. Pingree, and Michigan labor leaders.

Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992.
Papers, 1966. .25 linear ft.
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.

Boyle (1902-1992), poet, novelist, award winning short story writer, and correspondent for The New Yorker, took a trip to Cambodia in 1966 with six other U.S. citizens sponsored by Americans Want to Know. The purpose was a fact-finding mission to investigate the U.S. Goverments assertion that, among other things, Cambodia was being used a s a sanctuary for the Vietcong. Her findings were reported in the November 1966 issue of The Progressive. The collection consists of typed drafts of The Progressive article, photographs of the delegation as well as of war damage in the Cambodian countryside, a few letters from friends, including one from Joan Baez.

Bray, John Francis, 1809-1897.
Papers, ca. 1822-1896. 1.5 feet.

Bray, a socialist, writer, printer, and daguerreotype artist, emigrated from the United States to England in 1822 and became a member of the Leeds Workingmen's Association. While there, he wrote Labour's Wrongs and Labour's Remedy; or, The Age of Might and the Age of Right (1839). He returned to the United States in 1842 and eventually settled in Pontiac, Michigan. His papers include correspondence with James Callahan, editor of The Labor Enquirer, Elihu Finnie of the Leeds Liberal Association, Samuel Gompers, Judson Grenell, Burnette Haskell, Joseph Labadie, Alcander Longley, Dyer Lum, and others; articles and essays, primarily on socialism and labor, but also on aerial navigation, perpetual motion, and farmers; accounts; receipts; a Knights of Labor dues book; an announcement of an Anti-Monopoly Convention; newspaper clippings; photos; and memorabilia. Also included are notes by Agnes Inglis about Bray and his parents, who were actors in the eastern United States; printed biographical articles about Bray; and a photocopy of part of his utopian tract, the original of which is held by the British Library of Political and Economic Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. A photocopy of his diary is also contained in the collection; the original was donated to Edwin R. A. Seligman in 1939 and is now in the Seligman Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University, New York. Books and printed material from Bray's library are now shelved with the Labadie Collection's printed works.

British Coal Miner's Strike
Papers, 1979-1986. 5.9 linear ft.
Finding aid available in repository.

Collection includes Margaret Kahn's research and field notes as well as interviews, newspapers, articles, and other publications regarding the British Coal Miners’ strike of 1984-85. The materials were gathered by Kahn during her years spent researching labor relations first-hand.  The content varies widely, from industrial relations and local impact of the strike, to socialist theory and government in general.  

Bro Jud/Kerista Commune
Papers, 1970s-2008. 5.5 linear ft.

Formed out of the ideals of John Peltz "Bro Jud" Presmont, Kerista existed in San Francisco in the 1971-1991 in a ixed materials, containing correspondence, manuscript, business record, publications, reports, clippings, ephemera, serials, handbills, posters, videotapes and dvds with interviews and 1995 and later. The collection is not processed but is available for research.

Bryant, Bunyan (1935-
Papers, 1961-1965. 1 linear ft.
Finding aid available.

Contains documents related to anti-discrimination activities in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, as well as national efforts through the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), from 1961-1965. Efforts in Ann Arbor center on housing at Pittsfield Village, Arbordale Manor, and include documentation on city-wide fair housing efforts and policies. Also present are materials related to racial discrimination at commercial entities such as Seyfried Bridal, Students Friend Discount Barber, and Thompson's restaurant. The documentation holds information about activities that includes correspondence, legal efforts, sit-ins, marches, and picketing.

The Fair Housing series contains documents related to city-wide anti-discrimination planning and policy. AAAFHA Pittsfield Village (Ann Arbor Area Fair Housing Association) is a series that holds materials related to fighting racial discrimination in housing. The AAAFHA-CORE (Ann Arbor Area Fair Housing Association - Congress of Racial Equality) includes information about the Ann Arbor, Michigan chapter of CORE and their activities fighting racial discrimination in housing, education, and commerce. Of note are materials related to a sit-in at City Hall, and documents related to Seyfried Bridal. The Arbordale Manor Housing Discrimination folder holds documentation about discriminatory housing practices when Bunyan Bryant was denied housing based on his race. It includes formal complaints, legal documentation, and correspondence, as well as documents calling for demonstrations. The CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) series contains materials related to the national CORE organization, its relationship with local chapters, policies, and the 1964 and 1965 national conventions. The Jones School Closure (Ann Arbor, Michigan) series includes newspaper clippings of articles related to education and segregation. The Miscellaneous series holds materials not related specifically to the other series that are relevant to racial equality efforts.

Cain, Séamus (1944?-
Papers, 1961-1969. .75 linear ft.

Anarchist poet and writer who was active in the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam war movements. Includes 16 photographs, some of which predate 1961, and four photographic contact sheets. Consist largely of correspondence and other communications between Cain and numerous other people, materials documenting some of Cain’s activities as a student at Cloquet High School (in Cloquet, Minnesota) and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, works of fiction, and various pamphlets and publications about anarchism and other topics, such as conscientious objection, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, Christian anarchism and socialism, the Honeywell Project, university reform, and groups such as Students for a Democratic Society and the Minnesota-based Students for Discussion of Alternatives and Insurgency Anarchist Association. Also included are various reports and memoranda, published newspaper and magazine articles, FBI “Wanted” notices, and Selective Service forms. Includes a number of undated retrospective statements about both Cain specifically and the 1960s more generally. Aside from the large majority of English language documents, the collection includes materials written in French, Gaelic, German, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Welsh. A detailed description of each item, written by Cain, is included.

California Labor School, San Francisco.
Records, 1943-1955. ca. 2 feet.
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Formerly the Tom Mooney Labor School, the records consist of correspondence, minutes of faculty meetings, faculty committee reports, financial records and fundraising materials, promotional flyers and press releases, student publications, course outlines and course announcement flyers, school term schedules from 1950 to 1955, and a transcript of the proceedings of a forum, "Industry and Labor in the Postwar World," held on July 26, 1944. Included are letters to Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern concerning support of a music department at CLS. The school was investigated in 1946 by the Tenney Committee, the California legislature's Joint Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities, on the charge that an institute jointly held by CLS and the University of California was Communist-sponsored. However, the only indication of this fact in the records is brief mention in the faculty meeting minutes.

Carey, George V.
Papers, 1913-1950. 225 items.
List of correspondents available.

Carey was a freethinker, socialist, and secretary of the Industrial Workers of the World's Toledo Recruiting Union, ca. 1917; chairman of the IWW's Chicago Recruiting Union, ca. 1919; and chairman, beginning about 1932, of the IWW's Kentucky Miners' Defense and Relief Committee. His papers include correspondence with IWW and Socialist Party officials, other workers' organizations and unions, imprisoned Kentucky miners and IWW members, and with Mrs. Rena Mooney regarding misuse of Tom Mooney defense funds; leaflets; financial records; letters to editors; writings and reports, including a history of the IWW and a description of an attempt to disrupt a Newark, New Jersey, IWW meeting; a circular concerning the scattering of Joe Hill's ashes; and other material relating to the IWW. Among the correspondents are John Beffel, Dave Dellinger, William D. Haywood, Herbert Mahler, Tom Mooney, Norman Thomas, and Andrew P. Wittel.

Carney, Jack
Collection. 11 linear ft.
Boxlist available.

Research materials related to the life and activities of Jack Carney, Irish immigrant,  member of the National Executive Committee of the Communist Labor Party, and editor of their weekly Truth (Duluth, MN). Includes files on various radicals and events throughout the early 20th century. Collection compiled by Virginia Hyvarinen from various sources.

Case, Robert.
Letters. .25 linear ft.

Typed and handwritten letters from Robert Case, a Mennonite conscientious objector, while in Civilian Public Service Camp 21 during World War II. The letters are written to Kay Damon and discuss his reasons for being a conscientious objector and the issues faced by COs during that time. Bulk of correspondence is from the end of 1941 until '43.

Chaapel family.
Papers, 1852-1942, bulk 1874-1899. 60 items.
List of correspondents available.

Consist primarily of writings by Jay Chaapel (1829-1902)—freethinker, spiritualist, lecturer, and editor—on a variety of topics: Shaker communities in New England, including a biographical essay on Ann Lee; descriptions of places in Maine, ca. 1898; the death of John Brown as remembered by Elizabeth Richards Tilton, whose husband Theodore Tilton had assisted with the burial; and thoughts on spiritualism, love and marriage, women's rights, people, and events. There are holograph copies of writings by others, including extracts from 16 letters, 1793-95, of Mary Wollstonecraft to Gilbert Imlay, accompanied by extensive biographical notes on Wollstonecraft. Correspondence includes an 1879 letter from an elderly Shaker sister criticizing the celibate life, three letters from Jay Chaapel to his first wife, Calphurnia Crofut, a few letters of other family members, including his children (Harry, Ralph, and Belle Chaapel), and one letter from Jacob Sechler Coxey to Belle Chaapel concerning the death of John Basil Barnhill.

Chaplin, Ralph, 1887-1961.
Papers, 1909-1948. 121 items.
List of correspondents available.
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Publicist for the Industrial Workers of the World; labor activist, poet, artist, and editor of Solidarity (1917), Industrial Worker (1932-36), Voice of the Federation (1937), and Labor Advocate (1941-45). The collection includes correspondence, some addressed to his wife, Edith, and his son, Ivan; his autograph album containing an IWW prison song and autographs of fellow prisoners in Cook County Jail, 1917; notes on the 1918 Chicago IWW trial; drafts of poems written while imprisoned at Leavenworth Penitentiary, 1918-23; an open letter to President Harding from 52 IWW members in Leavenworth who refused to apply for individual clemency, 1922; a photostat of Digest of California criminal syndicalism cases, written by the California branch of the IWW's General Defense Committee, 1926; and a report by A. W. Curtis on the Centralia, Washington, trial of IWW lumbermen. The papers also concern the publication of his pamphlets and books, and the organization, activities, and publications of Technocracy, Inc., a group promoting the technocracy movement, 1933-34. Among the correspondents are Roger N. Baldwin, Eugene Debs, John Dos Passos, Enrique Flores Magon, William D. Haywood, Ammon Hennacy, William Knight, and Upton Sinclair.

Chavkin, Eduard.
Papers, 1919-1933. .5 ft.

Consists of ten separate volumes of single-spaced, typed diaries, mainly in German. The period covers 1919-1933 in the Weimar Republic. These diaries reflect the experiences and intimate thoughts of Eduard Chavkin, a young Bavarian Jew who worked as a gardener, whose political affiliations were left-wing Socialist and Communist, and who was actively and exclusively homosexual. Chavkin eventually joined his relatives in Palestine. Also included are 28 pages of typescripts (not originals) from letters to and by Chavkin from literary figures (Thomas Mann, Klaus Mann, Jakob Wassermann, Arnold Zweig, Stefan Zweig) and from members of the psychiatric profession, the only prominent person being Sigmund Freud. There is also a signed typed postcard, the sole original manuscript, from Chavkin to such a doctor. In addition, a 28-page typed self-diagnosis of Chavkin's breakdown (1921) intended for publication in a learned journal.

´╗┐Chicago Seven Trial (168-1969)
Papers, . 25ft.

Six notebooks containing handwritten notes from the Chicago Seven Trial taken by Jennifer Stiller as a reporter for the Michigan Daily; “Statement of Mr. William M. Kunstler to the Honorable Julius J. Hoffman” (3-page mimeograph) dated 2/15/70; 2 press passes belonging to Stiller; newspaper articles; draft manuscript of book written by Stiller (never published). 

Citizens Committee for Constitutional Liberties.
Records, ca. 1961-1973. 1.5 feet.
Finding aid available in repository.

Established to work for repeal of the McCarran Act and other legislation authorizing surveillance of political activities. Files of executive secretary Miriam Friedlander, including correspondence with Committee members, other civil liberties organizations, and members of Congress, and drafts of publications, press releases, and speeches. Correspondents include Lee H. Ball, Carl Braden, Gus Hall, Linus Pauling, Norman Thomas, and Willis Uphaus.

Cohen, Joseph Jacob, 1878-1953. Sunrise Co-operative Farm Community.
Papers, 1933-1940. 21 items.

Founder and secretary, 1933-1936, of Sunrise Co-operative Farm Community, a libertarian collectivist colony established in Alicia, Michigan, 1933-1938, and reestablished in Samos, Virginia, 1938-1940. Personal and official correspondence of Cohen and his successor as secretary, Philip Trupin, concerning efforts to obtain assistance for the struggling community, sale of the farm to the government, a suit by dissatisfied members, and reorganizing the community in Virginia; reports; proposals; court proceedings; and a manuscript of Cohen's book about the community, In Quest of Heaven. Correspondents include Zenas C. Dickinson, William Haber, Glenn S. Kies, Martin H. Sharrer, and Merton L. Wright. The principal collection of Sunrise records is located in the Michigan Historical Collections, The University of Michigan.

Collins, Walter
Papers, .25 ft.

Collection consists of 23 letters from African-American civil rights and anti-war activisit Walter Collins to his friends Jeanne Friedman and David Bolt between 1973 and 1981. The letters contain political analyses of social struggles against racism and the national amnesty movement for draft resisters, among other topics. Also includes background materials such as clippings and brochures from his political activities.

Collins received his Mater's degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and was working on a Ph.D. in 1966 when he received a draft notice and an order for induction, even though graduate students were entitled to defements. He refused to report for military service and was sentenced to five years and find $2000. A public campaign was mounted to secure his release. Afterwards Collins continued his political work, which included Vietnma Veterans Against the War as well as working to secure the release of Gary Tyler, who was sentenced to death in Louisiana at the age of 16 in 1974 for a crime he did not commit.

Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell
Papers, .75 ft.

Circular letters, appeals for support, article reprints, pamphlets, brochures, correspondence handwritten notes of Douglas Gordon, head of the Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell.

Committee to Win Tenure for Joel Samoff
Papers, 1978-1979 .25 ft.

Clippings, articles, correspondence (including a TLS by Herbert Aptheker), press releases, and background materials relating to the denial of tenure of University of Michigan Political Science professor Joel Samoff.  A Committee made up of faculty and students was established in protest of the denial.  Materials were donated by Committee member Professor Alan Wald. 

Contemporary History Project, 1978-1979. 
1 linear ft. 

Transcipts of oral interviews with individuals involved with the political and social protests of the 1950s and 1960s, in Ann Arbor, Michigan; include discussions of civil rights demonstrations, draft resistance and other opposition to the Vietnam War, feminism and the equal rights movement, alternative lifestyles, gay rights, the drug culture, student rights, and the influence of rock and roll music. Interviewees include: Arnie Bachner, Larry Behnke, Frithjof Bergmann, Walter Blackwell, Barry Bluestone, Elise Boulding,Bunyan Bryant, Eric Chester, Tania Cordes, Jerry DeGrieck, Peter Dilorenzi, Richard Feldman, Miriam Flacks, Richard Flacks, Robben Wright Fleming, Madison James Foster, Barbara Fuller, Todd Gitlin, Gail Grigsby, Barbara Haber, William Haber, Tom Hayden, Larry Hunter, Edward James, Sharon Jeffrey, Ken Kelley, Walter Krasny, Diane Kohn, Howard Kohn, John Leggett, Richard Mann, Robert Meeropol, James G. Mellen, Fredrick L. Miller, Martha Prescod Norman, Beth Oglesby, Carl Oglesby, Marge Piercy, Genie Plamondon, Paul Potter, Randy Potts, Nais Raulet, Robert Ross, Ezra Rowry, Gayle Rubin, John Sinclair, Leni Sinclair, Eda Spielman, Milton Taube, Nancy Wechsler, and Marilyn Young. Copies also available at the Bentley History Library.  

Cook, Cassius V., 1879-1950.
Papers, 1908-1950. 228 items.
List of correspondents available.

Anarchist, writer, publisher, and businessman. The collection includes an autobiographical essay, correspondence, essays, articles, clippings, and ephemeral literature relating to Cook's involvement in libertarian, rationalist, labor, and cooperative organizations; his business dealings; his work as publicist for Tom Mooney and the Industrial Workers Defense League; a Canadian miners' strike; unorthodox medical treatments; and unsuccessful attempts by the [Rudolf] Rocker Publications Committee to publish Thomas Bell's book, Oscar Wilde without Whitewash. Also included is a lengthy, handwritten "Notice to the Wage Workers of Canada" by Robert Gosden announcing the dissolution of the Miners' Liberation League in 1914. Correspondence to Cook and to his wife, Sadie, is from Margaret C. Anderson, Theodore Debs, Henry Olerich, Lucy Parsons, Ben Reitman, Milly and Rudolf Rocker, Parker Sercombe, and others, including Clyde Cook while living in St. Petersburg, Russia, from May 1914 to September 1915.

Co-operative Union Ltd. Education Department.
Collection, .25 ft.  1950s

Correspondence Courses: lessons include Economics of Cooperation, History of the Co-operative Party, Ideals and Principles of Co-operation, History and Organisation of the Co-operative Movement, Business Statistics, Co-operative Finance.

Crew, Louie, 1936-
Papers,1936-1987. 27+  feet..
List of correspondents available.

Gay activist, poet, and teacher of English. The papers consist of correspondence, writings, subject files, miscellaneous printed matter, photos, books, and journals documenting Crew's professional activities as a professor of English composition and author of scholarly articles and poetry. The central focus is Crew's gay activism, especially in the context of the Episcopal Church and the academic community. Organizations well represented in the collection include the Gay Academic Union, Black and White Men Together, the Gay People's Union of the University of Wisconsin, and the National Council of Teachers of English. A good deal of the correspondence and subject files relate to his involvement with Integrity, an Episcopal forum for gay rights which Crew founded, and whose journal, Integrity, he edited. Crew's activism extended to work for the equal rights of blacks and women as well as for better treatment of gays in prison. The correspondence includes letters with inmates, particularly John L. Natkie. Other subjects include Crew's discrimination suit against American University and the pervasive discrimination he faced in housing and employment.

Cushway, Phil.
Papers, 1970-1978. 1 linear ft.

Cushway was a tudent activist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The papers consist of correspondence, notes, and research material regarding the local People's Bicentennial Commission, the Indochina Peace Campaign, and various radical movements at the University.

Czechoslovakia: Papers from the Soviet Invasion
Collection, 1968-1969. 50 items.

Consists of items created before, during, and after the Invasion, including: materials issued by the Club of Engaged Non-Party People (KAN), the major non-Communist political group which was declared illegal and counterrrevolutionary after the invasion; manifestoes issued by the Circle of Independent Writers; broadsides and flyers created by the Czechs and by the occupation forces; "Rozhlas" a tabloid published by the Radio Communications Workers; numerous resolutions and declarations, including several issued by the town of Nymburk; bulletins; documents from the special session of the Fourteenth Congress of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (August 22, 1968); Russian-language newspapers distributed by the Czech people to Soviet and Warsaw Pact soldiers; and a parodic play "by an unknown author on August themes." In addition, there are small number of documents from early 1969, including: resolutions by trade union and factory organizations; information following the arrival of Marshal Grechko on March 31, 1969; and a speech given by František Kriegel before the Central Committee of the Czechoslaovak Communist Party on May 30, 1969.

Note:    Portions of this collection may be viewed in the online exhibit: "The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia: August, 1968," created by Brian Rosenblum and Jonathan Bolton (August, 2000). URL: http://www.lib.umich.edu/soviet-invasion-czechoslovakia/

David, Henry. 
Notes for a history of the Haymarket affair.
Manuscript, 193? .25 linear ft.

One typescript and one photocopy of the book which was published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1936.

de Cleyre, Voltairine, 1866-1912.
Collection, 1876-1914. 86 items.
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Michigan-born anarchist, poet, lecturer, writer, and teacher. The collection contains correspondence, poems, essays, photos, biographical information, her obituary, commentaries on subjects in the news, and newspaper accounts of a speech she gave in 1908 to unemployed Italians, Jews, and blacks in Philadelphia and the ensuing riot. Correspondents include her mother Harriet E. DeClaire, Sister Mary Imelda, members of the Livshis family, Dyer Lum, Hugh Pentecost, her sister Adelaide Thayer, and Lemuel Washburn.

de Cleyre, Voltairine, 1866-1912.
Collection, 1870s-1950.
List of items available.
 
Michigan-born anarchist, poet, lecturer, writer, and teacher. The collection contains correspondence, poetry, essays, publications, biographical information. Several letters from Agnes Inglis to Voltairine’s son Harvey (Harry) de Cleyre(1940s) 1947-48; Leonard Abbott to Harry de Cleyre (1931); photograph of Harry de Cleyre as a teenager; DeClaire family genealogical information obtained by Agnes Inglis; handwritten notes regarding the Haymarket Martyrs; published editorial about Emma Goldman; etc. Donation received in 2010.

Denton family.
Papers, 1875-1949. 48 items.
List of correspondents available.

Correspondence of Professor William Denton (1823-1883) of Wellesley, Massachusetts, his wife Elizabeth M. Foote Denton, other family members, and Josephine Tilton; photos; and a memorandum by Dr. Bertha Johnson identifying Denton family members. The collection also includes Josephine Tilton's autograph album, which contains inscriptions by authors, reformers, and anarchists; two copies of The Word; and correspondence, obituaries, and newspaper clippings relating to the anarchist Ezra Heywood, a free speech and free press advocate who was imprisoned in the 1870s for sending "obscene" material through the mail. Among the correspondents are Theodore Debs, Moses Harman, Angela Heywood, Dyer Lum, Archibald H. Simpson, and Edwin C. Walker.

Detroit Red Squad
Collection, 1939-1974. 6.5 linear ft.

From the 1940s to 1974, the Detroit Red Squad was a group within the Detroit Police Department that monitoredand collected information on suspected communist and socialist individuals and organizations within the greaterSoutheast Michigan area. For years, the Red Squad was not publicly acknowledged by the department and they conducted covert surveillance on 1.5 million people. In 1990, a judge ordered the release of the files.

The collection contains items from files on Michigan-area communist parties and perceived-leftist organizations. The bulk of the collection resides in over 100 files on the Michigan Communist Party, numerically order and housed in fourteen manuscript boxes. The Michigan Communist Party files are an assortment of Party memos, police department inter-office memos, news clippings on communist activities, newsletters, flyers,and other various papers. The collection’s materials date back to 1939 and end in 1974. Most materials are photocopied, though original items are littered throughout the folders. Each of “Michigan Communist Party” files have a date they were “sanitized”, which may mean papers were redacted.

Dickerson, Glenda. Kitchen Prayers Peace Archive.
Archive, 2001-2007, 2 linear ft.
Boxlist available in repository.

Scripts, newspaper articles and research, CDs, DVDs, and ephemera pertaining to Glenda Dickerson’s project for "Transforming thru Performing: re/placing Black womanly images.”   “…the original goal of The Project was to enter the Black woman's performing voice into the scholarly discourse surrounding gendered identity. Towards that end, we began a series of performance dialogues called "Kitchen Prayers".  After 9/11, "Kitchen Prayers" revolved around stories which spoke to the impact of war and terror on women around the world…”

Doing Away With Dominance.
40 photographic slides
198?

Includes written description of slides that were used in the 1980s by Earth First! activists to educate audiences about the philosophy of Deep Ecology.

Doree, E.F., 1889-1927.
Papers, 1917-1922 .5 linear ft.
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.

General Secretary of the Textile Workers Union of the Industrial Workers of the World, sentenced to ten years at Leavenworth Prison for violation of the war time Espionage Act; pardoned by Warren G. Harding in 1922. The collection contains correspondence, depositions, newspaper clippings, Doree’s original pardon document signed by Warren G. Harding, bond receipts, one issue of the Leavenworth Bulletin (8/18/22), lists of arrestees, some printed materials, and 16 original photographs. There are 247 letters from Doree to his wife, Chiky (Ida), during his imprisonment, and 17 letters from others relating to his case and the case of Walter Nef, Doree’s brother-in-law, who was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to twenty years. There are also letters from Frank O’Hare and Kate Richards O’Hare.

Elliott, James B.
Papers, 1853-1912. 8 items.

Secretary of the Thomas Paine Memorial Association. The collection consists of letters from Voltairine De Cleyre, Alden Freeman, Emma Goldman, William Van der Weyde, and others, covering a variety of topics, but including De Cleyre's speaking engagements in Massachusetts in 1894 and Goldman's plans for a week in Philadelphia in 1901 and her availability as a speaker.

Engdahl, J. Louis
Papers, 1885-1940. 6.5 linear ft.
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Correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, clippings, artwork, print material, flyers, leaflets, one poster, and other documents, relating to the life and work of journalist J. Louie Engdahl, editor of the Chicago Daily Socialist, the American Socialist, and the Daily World. Also included are documents relating to the Chicago Socialist trial of 1918, in which Engdahl and others were convicted of violation of the Espionage Act of 1917, including five volumes of typed transcripts of the original trial, a bound version of the brief for an appeal, and photocopies of subsequent accounts of the case. Also included are clippings, photographs, correspondence, and writings, relating to Engdahl's work and travels on behalf of the Scottsboro defense effort.

Esteban, Fausto Villar. (d. 2002)
Manuscript, .25 linear ft.

Fausto Villar Esteban was a Valencian draftee who served in the XV International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Collection of papers includes a photocopied typescript of Esteban’s unpublished memoirs of his experiences fighting against General Francisco Franco and Spanish Republican forces along side members of the Lincoln Brigade; a genealogy of his family; a few pieces of correspondence; and several photographs. In addition, the collection includes an English translation of "Un valencianito ... " by Paul Sharkey of Belfast, Ireland.

Evergreen Alliance
Collection, 1980s.  .25 ft.

Contains flyers, leaflets, meeting notes, trial notes, legal documents, speeches, etc., relating to the Detroit environmental group Evergreen Alliance, a grass roots community group which was active in the mid-1980s to protest the building and operation of the world’s largest trash incinerator.

Fabijanovic, Stephanus, 1868-1933.
Papers, 1904-1933. 5 feet (ca. 2000 items).
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Slavic immigrant baker, hobo, and writer. Correspondence of Fabijanovic and his wife, writings, photos, newspaper clippings, and an obituary of Fabijanovic from Freedom relate to his philosophical and anarchist thought, a bakery and confectionery workers' union, the publication and distribution of his papers, his travels, and personal matters. Among the correspondents are Louis Adamic, John B. Barnhill, Norman Beard, natural pathologist Otto Brunner, Karl Dopf, Enrique Flores Magon, Wilhelm Fox, Charlotte Francke-Pellon, Emma Goldman, Rudolf Grossman, Max Metzkow, Max Nettlau, Carl Nold, Nicholas Petanovic, Charles L. Robinson, Rudolf Rocker, Stefan Zweig, and family members. The papers are in English, French, German, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian.

Fellowship of Freedom.
Records, 1905-1926. 5 inches.

Loosely-organized freethinker and libertarian group that promoted the interchange of ideas about issues such as the single tax and anarchism, and listed among its thirteen members at the time of formal organization in 1912 Herman Kuehn, Joseph Labadie, W. P. "Bil" Tubbs, Al G. Wagner, and Austin W. Wright. The collection contains correspondence, notes, and writings of members; circular letters; a list of members; newspaper clippings; and a copy of the Egoist. The group's two publications, Fellowship Clearing House and Instead of a Magazine, dating from 1915 and 1916, are located with the Labadie Collection’s printed works.

Feminist Federal Credit Union
Records, 1970s. .5 ft.

Articles, notes, correspondence, brochures, histories, position papers, relating to the Feminist Federal Credit Union, Feminist Economic Network, Detroit Women’s City Club, and the Feminist Women’s Health Center, of Detroit.

Feminists for Free Expression
Records, 1980s-2010s. 15 linear ft.

Consists of board meetings, memos, positions, correspondence, annual reports, realia, publications, and audio/visual, and related materials for this non-profit organization whose work is to preserve the individual's right to see, hear, and produce materials without intervention of the state. 

Fifth Estate. Detroit.
Records, 1967-2003. 11.5 linear feet
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Among the first of the underground newspapers, the Fifth Estate began publishing in Detroit in 1965 focusing on topics such as youth culture and rebellion, civil rights, opposition to the Vietnam War, music, sex, the riots of 1967, police abuse, and Black activism in Detroit. The paper continued to evolve, devoting issues to feminism and gay lifestyles as the women's and gay rights movements gained momentum. Coverage of labor issues in the early 1970s was especially noteworthy. By 1980, it focused on a critique of modern industrial society, and began devoting extensive coverage to the radical environmental movement, anti-technology, anti-civilization, and anarcho-primitivism. In the fall of 2002, the Fifth Estate’s operations moved to Pumpkin Hollow, a rural commune near Nashville, Tennessee, with editorial offices and a new Fifth Estate bookstore. The Detroit staff continue to contribute articles, and oversee the business operations of the paper. With the core collective more dispersed, the paper is published three times a year on a rotating basis in a variety of locations, including Detroit, Tennessee and New York City. The records date primarily from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s and include correspondence, publishing material, business and office records, topical files, photographs, and miscellaneous anarchist and social protest material.

Frager, Jack, 1903-1998.
Papers, 1933-1980. 1.5 linear ft.

Anarchist, labor activist, Russian immigrant.  Collection includes correspondence (in Yiddish and English), flyers, leaflets, newsletters, related to anarchism in New York, and the Freie Arbeiter Stimme.

Francoist Spain.
Papers, 1960-1978. 1 linear ft.
Unpublished finding aid available in the repository.

Professor Paul Ilie’s collection of newspaper clippings from American, Spanish and French newspapers during the years 1960-1975. Also included is a manuscript written by Ilie and submitted to Praeger Publishers. The clippings cover all aspects of Spanish political life including labor unrest, political organizations, the Basque separatist trial, Franco’s politics, and related issues in Spain and internationally.

Freedom News
Records, 1968-1974. 4.0 linear ft.
 
Newsletters, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, cartoons, and internal documents related to the Freedom News, an independent monthly underground paper published in Richmond, California. Freedom News was devoted to social issues, and topics covered include the Vietnma War, poverty, civil rights, women's rights, and labor issues.


Freie Arbeiter Stimme, New York.
Articles for publication, 1922-1940. 62 items.

Drafts of articles submitted for publication in this New York-based Yiddish anarchist journal, including one each by Thomas Bell, Harry Kelly, Anatol' Konse, Max Nomad, and Rudolf Rocker; four by Augustin Souchy; nine by Max Nettlau; and seven articles and 37 "Lettres de France" by Christian Cornelissen.

French Parliamentary Surveys.
Collection, 1967-1968. 7.25 linear ft.

Approximately 300 matching surveys, 33 pages each, of the opinions of the candidates for legislative office at the election of 1967 and again in 1968, following the mass upheaval and the subsequent elections of that year.  The data contain elite reactions to the unprecedented popular upheaval that took place in France during May and June of 1968.  Each questionaire bears the name and political affiliation of the candidate who was interviewed, along with the questions asked of them and their answer to those questions in French. 
 

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