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Norman Thomas papers

Title
Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, bulk (1933-1967)
Author
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968.
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r. 85Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 85Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 84Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 84Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 83Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 83Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 82Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 82Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 81Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 81Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 80Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 80Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 79Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 79Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 78Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 78Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 77Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 77Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 76Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 76Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 75Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 75Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 74Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 74Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
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r. 71Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 71Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 70Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 70Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 69Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-445 r. 69Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
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Additional Authors
  • Allen, Devere, 1891-1955.
  • Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981.
  • Browder, Earl, 1891-1973.
  • Burt, Roy.
  • Clement, Travers.
  • Cousins, Norman.
  • Detzer, Dorothy, 1893-1981.
  • Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979.
  • Feigenbaum, William.
  • Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980.
  • Gausmann, William C.
  • Gerber, Julius.
  • Graham, James D.
  • Harlow, Ralph Volney, 1884-1956.
  • Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964.
  • Hoopes, Darlington, 1896-
  • Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
  • Lewis, Alfred Baker, 1897-1980.
  • McCallister, Frank.
  • McDowell, Arthur G.
  • McReynolds, David.
  • Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967.
  • Porter, Paul.
  • Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979.
  • Riesman, David, 1909-
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
  • Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987.
  • Senior, Clarence Ollson, 1903-1974.
  • Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
  • Smith, Tucker P.
  • Trager, Frank.
  • Zeidler, Frank P.
  • American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Committee on Free Elections in the Dominican Republic.
  • Institute of International Labor Research.
  • League for Industrial Democracy.
  • National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (U.S.)
  • Post War World Council.
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
  • Southern Tenant Farmers' Union.
  • Turn Toward Peace (Organization)
  • Union for Democratic Socialism.
Description
  • 97 linear feet (193 boxes, 2 packages and 7 v.).
  • 85 microfilm reels.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photoprints.
  • Diaries.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Audio tapes.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • Collection available on microfilm;
Biography (note)
  • Norman Matoon Thomas (1884-1968), the American Socialist leader, started his career as a Presbyterian minister in New York City. He became active in the peace movement during World War I and founded the National Civil Liberties Bureau (renamed American Civil Liberties Union in 1920) with Roger Baldwin. Thomas became an active member of the Socialist Party of America, was co-director of the League for Industrial Democracy, and edited the socialist magazine, The World Tomorrow. He ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of the U.S. six times on the Socialist ticket and was active in the civil rights, universal disarmament and anti-war movements throughout his life.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Call Number
MssCol 2975
OCLC
NYPW92-A240
Author
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968.
Title
Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, bulk (1933-1967)
Additional Formats
Collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-445.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, newspaper columns, press releases, and other papers relating to Thomas' career in national politics, his leadership of the Socialist Party and of the labor movement, and his association with various organizations. General correspondence, 1905-1967, accounts for the bulk of the collection and provides, particularly after 1932, an almost daily record of his activities and concerns. These papers document his relationship with leading politicians, government officials, trade union leaders, and major intellectual and political figures of his time. Organizational files, 1904-1967, consist of documents relating to the numerous organizations with which Thomas was involved. Speeches, 1911-1967, include drafts and final copies of his speeches, statements, interviews, publicity materials and many of his speaking schedules. Writings, 1917-1967, contain published and unpublished essays, books, newspaper columns, journals, diaries and unpublished autobiography. Subject files, 1905-1967, consist of reports, essays, clippings, and other printed matter concerning foreign and domestic affairs, civil liberties and discrimination, and war and peace. Also includes records and memorabilia, 1936-1964, from testimonial celebrations held in his honor; financial papers, 1933-1967, family papers, 1915-1969; biographical and publicity materials, 1903-1964; and photographs, ca. 1900-1966.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Norman Matoon Thomas (1884-1968), the American Socialist leader, started his career as a Presbyterian minister in New York City. He became active in the peace movement during World War I and founded the National Civil Liberties Bureau (renamed American Civil Liberties Union in 1920) with Roger Baldwin. Thomas became an active member of the Socialist Party of America, was co-director of the League for Industrial Democracy, and edited the socialist magazine, The World Tomorrow. He ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of the U.S. six times on the Socialist ticket and was active in the civil rights, universal disarmament and anti-war movements throughout his life.
Indexes
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Occupation
Politicians.
Political activists.
Presidential candidates.
Socialists.
Added Author
Allen, Devere, 1891-1955.
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981.
Browder, Earl, 1891-1973.
Burt, Roy.
Clement, Travers.
Cousins, Norman.
Detzer, Dorothy, 1893-1981.
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979.
Feigenbaum, William.
Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980.
Gausmann, William C.
Gerber, Julius.
Graham, James D.
Harlow, Ralph Volney, 1884-1956.
Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964.
Hoopes, Darlington, 1896-
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
Lewis, Alfred Baker, 1897-1980.
McCallister, Frank.
McDowell, Arthur G.
McReynolds, David.
Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967.
Porter, Paul.
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979.
Riesman, David, 1909-
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987.
Senior, Clarence Ollson, 1903-1974.
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
Smith, Tucker P.
Trager, Frank.
Zeidler, Frank P.
American Civil Liberties Union.
Committee on Free Elections in the Dominican Republic.
Institute of International Labor Research.
League for Industrial Democracy.
National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (U.S.)
Post War World Council.
Socialist Party (U.S.)
Southern Tenant Farmers' Union.
Turn Toward Peace (Organization)
Union for Democratic Socialism.
LCCN
ms 79001880
Research Call Number
MssCol 2975
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