Vito Marcantonio papers,

Title
Vito Marcantonio papers, 1935-1953.
Author
Marcantonio, Vito, 1902-1954.
Supplementary Content
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Description
79.6 linear feet (86 boxes).
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Phonograph records.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Biography (note)
  • Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954), American radical congressman, New York City lawyer and politician, was a protege of Fiorello H. LaGuardia in whose law firm he became a law clerk. He made his political debut in 1924 when he managed LaGuardia's campaign for reelection to Congress. In 1934, after LaGuardia became Mayor of New York, Marcantonio ran successfully as a Republican for LaGuardia's East Harlem seat in Congress, a constituency he would represent for seven terms, six of them consecutively.
Processing Action (note)
  • Accessioned
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 1871
Author
Marcantonio, Vito, 1902-1954.
Title
Vito Marcantonio papers, 1935-1953.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Bulk of the papers reflects Marcantonio's activities as a lawyer and congressman and includes correspondence, 1935-1956, with relatives, friends, law associates, and congressional colleagues; correspondence and papers, 1935-1951, relating to constituency matters, congressional committees, and sponsorship of various bills; correspondence and papers relating to various subjects such as the American Labor Party, civil liberties, international relations, Puerto Rico, veterans' affairs, labor and labor unions, housing, and welfare projects; research files on subjects of interest to Marcantonio such as the Spanish Civil War, anti-fascism, etc.; papers relating to election campaigns; office card files; and photographs of Marcantonio, Dorothy Parker, Dashiell Hammett, East Harlem community activities, motion picture promoting Henry Wallace, and phonodiscs and audio tapes of speeches, campaign dinners, press conferences, etc.
Additional Formats
Selections from Pedro Albizu Campos folder available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954), American radical congressman, New York City lawyer and politician, was a protege of Fiorello H. LaGuardia in whose law firm he became a law clerk. He made his political debut in 1924 when he managed LaGuardia's campaign for reelection to Congress. In 1934, after LaGuardia became Mayor of New York, Marcantonio ran successfully as a Republican for LaGuardia's East Harlem seat in Congress, a constituency he would represent for seven terms, six of them consecutively.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Lawyers.
Legislators.
Politicians.
LCCN
ms 69000899
Research Call Number
MssCol 1871
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