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Robert Minor papers, 1907-1952

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Minor
Bib ID 4079112 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Minor, Robert, 1884-1952
Title Robert Minor papers, 1907-1952
Physical Description 15000 items (65 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series.

Description

Summary

Manuscripts comprising notes, speeches, and articles, covering a wide range of social and political subjects and giving an extensive history of the Communist Party. Many of the manuscripts relate to his work as a theoretical writer for the Communist Party and the DAILY WORKER (New York). Subjects covered include the Garvey movement in 1924 and the League of Struggle for Negro Rights in the early 1930s; the re-orientation of the Communist Party in 1945-1947 with respect to the South and the Negro question generally (Minor became the Party's Southern representative in that period); the Party's general policies in the early 1930s and 1941-1942 when Minor was acting secretary in the absence of Earl Browder, and relating to the Party's policy toward the war following the German attack on the Soviet Union; postwar changes in the Party; the "Agrarian Movement;" and the Communist trials of 1949-1953. The extensive clipping file covers the entire domestic political scene and reflects the whole of Minor's career. These date from 1907 to his death, and contain considerable material on the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Also, numerous pamphlets and ephemera relating to the Communist Party.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Minor papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2014-04-08 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Browder, Earl, 1891-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cartoonists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civil rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communism -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communist Party of the United States of America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
League for the Struggle for Negro Rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political parties -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Journalist, cartoonist. Minor was one of the founders of the Communist movement in the United States.