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Robert Minor papers, 1907-1952

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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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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.

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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.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
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 of Struggle for Negro Rights (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political parties -- United States 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.

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Series I: Manuscripts



Box 1 Agriculture



Box 2 Alabama


Box 2 American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born


Box 2 Bilbo, Theodore G.


Box 2 Browder, Earl


Box 2 Clausewitz, Karl


Box 2 Communist International


Communist Party



Box 3 Anniversary


Box 3 Cacchione, Pete


Box 3 Change-1944


Box 3 Constitution


Box 3 Convention


Box 3 Discussion


Box 3 Drafts of Preamble


Box 3 Education


Box 3 Elections


Party History


Box 3 (dated)



Box 4 (undated)


Box 4 Plenum


Box 4 Report-1945


Box 4 Miscellaneous



Box 5 Constitutional Liberties


Box 5 Davis, Benjamin J.


Box 5 Defense


Box 5 Dies, Martin


Box 5 Eastman Libel Suit


Box 5 "Epoch"


Box 5 Florida


Box 5 Foster, William Z.


Box 5 Haywood, William D.


Box 5 History


Box 5 India


Box 5 International Labor Defense


Box 5 Latin America


Box 5 Lenin


Box 5 Lincoln


Box 5 Louisiana


Box 5 Manton, Martin T.


Box 5 Marx


Box 5 Marxism


Box 5 Radio


Box 5 "12 Case Press Comment"


Minor, Robert



Box 6 "To tell the truth"



Box 7 "To tell the truth"



Box 8 Speeches and essays (miscellaneous)



Box 9 Speeches and essays (miscellaneous)



Box 10 Notes and Manuscripts



Box 11 Notes and Manuscripts



Box 12 New York


Negro


Box 12 General



Box 13 General


Box 13 Cheek lynching Documents


Box 13 Georgia


Box 13 Lynching


Box 13 Lynching Record


Box 13 Mining


Box 13 National Convention


Box 13 National Negro Congress


Box 13 National Question


Box 13 Negro in the North


Box 13 North Carolina Winston Salem


Box 13 Notes by Minor


Box 13 Oklahoma


Box 13 Pacifism


Box 13 Pamphlets


Box 13 Philadelphia


Box 13 Pittsburgh


Box 13 Police Brutality


Box 13 V Poll Tax


Box 13 Provocateurs


Box 13 Resolution


Box 13 Roosevelt, F.D.


Box 13 St. Louis Post Dispatch


Box 13 St. Louis Press


Box 13 Sanhedrin


Box 13 Sectarianism


Box 13 Spain


Box 13 Tennessee Pamphlet


Box 13 War



Box 14 South


Box 14 South Carolina


Box 14 Spain


Box 14 Steel


Box 14 Tennessee


Box 14 Texas


Box 14 Texas Young Democrats


Box 14 Thompson, Dorothy


Box 14 Trade Unions


Box 14 U.S.S.R.


Box 14 United Communist Party


Box 14 U.S. Constitution-14th Amendment


Box 14 U.S. Economy and Socialism


Box 14 U.S. Supreme Court-1951



Box 15 War


Box 15 Wright, Richard


Box 15 Yalta

Series II: Printed Materials

(Primarily clippings)



Box 16 Advertising


Box 16 Africa


Box 16 Agriculture


Box 16 Air Transport


Box 16 Alaska


Box 16 Anti-communism


Box 16 Anti-communist bill, 1947


Box 16 Anti-progressive


Box 16 Anti-strike law


Box 16 Arnold, Edward A.


Box 16 Asia


Box 16 Australia


Box 16 Banks and bankers



Box 17 Beck, J. Edward


Box 17 Boykin, Frank W.


Box 17 Boyle, William M.


Box 17 Bradley, Omar


Box 17 Brann, W. C.


Box 17 Bretton Woods Conference


Box 17 Bridges, Harry


Box 17 Broun, Heywood


Box 17 Browder, Earl


Box 17 Business


Box 17 Byrnes, James G.


Box 17 Canada


Box 17 Caudle, T. Lamar


Box 17 Chemical Trust


Box 17 China



Box 18 Christian Front


Box 18 Churchill, Winston


Box 18 Churchill, Winston-speeches


Box 18 Clark, Tom C.


Box 18 Clements, Samuel L.


Box 18 "Coal Digger"


Box 18 Communist and Anti-communist article


Box 18 Communist Party Red


Box 18 Communist Party Red Baiting


Box 18 Communist Trail-NY


Box 18 Communist Party-So long as the Communist Party


Box 18 Communist party-Work folder-supply


Box 18 Concentration Camps


Box 18 Conscription of Wealth


Box 18 Coolidge, Calvin


Box 18 Coplon Case


Box 18 Copyright law



Box 19 Coudert, Frederic


Box 19 Coughlin, Charles E.


Box 19 Court Corruption


Box 19 Crater, Judge Joseph F.


Box 19 Crime


Box 19 Czechoslovakia


Box 19 Daily News


Box 19 Darrow, Clarence S.


Box 19 Davidson, Jo


Box 19 Davis, Benjamin J.


Box 19 Semocratic Party


Box 19 Dies Committee


Box 19 Dies Committee Clippings


Box 19 Divine, Father


Box 19 Doheny, Edward L.


Box 19 Dougherty, George S.



Box 20 Economic


Box 20 Economic-Big Business


Box 20 Education Economic-War Finance


Box 20 Eisenhower, Dwight D.



Box 21 Elections-general



Box 22 Elections-1952


Box 22 Eleven Trail


Box 22 Employment


Box 22 Europe



Box 23 Factory conditions-1912


Box 23 Far East-1939-1940


Box 23 Fascism


Box 23 Fifth column


Box 23 53 Corporations


Box 23 Financial


Box 23 Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley


Box 23 Ford, Henry


Box 23 Foreign Affairs


Box 23 Foreign Policy


Box 23 Forrestal, James V.


Box 23 France



Box 24 Gates, John W.


Box 24 General Motors


Box 24 George VI (of England)


Box 24 Georgia


Box 24 Germany


Box 24 "Gleichschaltung"


Box 24 Gold


Box 24 Graft


Box 24 Great Britain-England


Box 24 Great Britain-Labor



Box 25 Haiti


Box 25 Harding


Box 25 Harriman, W. Avere


Box 25 Jatjawau. Clarence A.


Box 25 Haywood, William D.


Box 25 Herald, Tribune


Box 25 Hines, James J.


Box 25 Hiss, Alger


Box 25 Hoover, Herbert


Box 25 Housing


Box 25 Hudson, Roy


Box 25 Hummel, Abraham H.


Box 25 Hungary


Box 25 Icardi & lo Dolce


Box 25 Immigration


Box 25 Imperialism


Box 25 Income tax


Box 25 India


Box 25 Indians (American)


Box 25 Insurance


Box 25 Ireland


Box 25 Iran


Box 25 Italy



Box 26 Japan


Box 26 Jews


Box 26 Jobs


Box 26 Kefauver, Estes


Box 26 King, Carol


Box 26 Klecskowski, Karl von


Box 26 Knapp. Florence E.S.


Box 26 Korean War


Box 26 Labor



Box 27 La Follett, Robert


Box 27 Lane, Myles J.


Box 27 Latin America


Box 27 Lawyers


Box 27 League of Nations


Box 27 Lewis, John L.


Box 27 Lippmann, Walter


Box 27 Literary


Box 27 Literature


Box 27 Literature of Doom



Box 28 MacArthur, Douglas


Box 28 McCarran Act


Box 28 McGranery, James P.


Box 28 McGrath, J. Howard


Box 28 McKinney, Frank E.


Box 28 Marcantonio


Box 28 Marriage & Divorce


Box 28 Marshall, George C.


Box 28 Marzani, Carl Aldo


Box 28 Mexico


Box 28 Military Technical


Box 28 Military Training


Box 28 Mindszenty Trial


Box 28 Minor, Robert


Box 28 Mississippi


Box 28 Monopoly


Box 28 Morris, Newbold



Box 29 Munich & Chamberlain


Box 29 Murphy, Thomas F.


Box 29 Murtagh, John M.


Box 29 Narcotics


Box 29 National Assn. of Manufacturer


Box 29 Nazis


Box 29 Near East


Box 29 Negro


Box 29 Negro Covenant


Box 29 Negro Dosgs-Bloodhounds for slave catching


Box 29 Negro Publication, 1946


Box 29 Netherlands & Belgium


Box 29 N.Y. Daily News


Box 29 O' Dwyer, William


Box 29 Oil


Box 29 Oklahoma


Box 29 Old-age pensions


Box 29 Oliphant, Charles


Box 29 One thousand Corporation


Box 29 Pacific


Box 29 Paterson, Robert P.


Box 29 Pegler, Westbrook


Box 29 Perkins, George W.



Box 30 Poland


Box 30 Police corruption


Box 30 Political


Box 30 Portugal


Box 30 Post-war policy-1946


Box 30 Pravda


Box 30 Press


Box 30 Prisons


Box 30 Production


Box 30 Pulitzer, Joseph


Box 30 Quinlan, Patrick


Box 30 Radio


Box 30 Railroads


Box 30 Reaction


Box 30 Reconstruction Finance Corporation



Box 31 Religion


Box 31 Religion-Catholic


Box 31 Republicans-Convention


Box 31 Republican Party


Box 31 Roosevelt, F. D.


Box 31 Roosevelt, F. D.-speeches


Box 31 Roosevelt, Theodore


Box 31 Rosenthal, Herman


Box 31 Roumania [Romania]



Box 32 St. Louis


Box 32 San Francisco


Box 32 Science


Box 32 Shaw, George Bernard


Box 32 Sheen, Fulton J.


Box 32 Sinclair, Upton


Box 32 Smith, Alfred E.


Box 32 Smith Act


Box 32 Socialism


Box 32 South


Box 32 Spain


Box 32 Stalin


Box 32 Stassen, Harold E.


Box 32 Steel


Box 32 Stockholm peace appeal


Box 32 Strikes


Box 32 Suicide


Box 32 Sutton, William



Box 33 Taft-Hartley Law


Box 33 Tammany, 1828-1907


Box 33 Taxation


Box 33 Thomas, Norman


Box 33 Tito, Marshall


Box 33 Trade Unions



Box 34 Trade Unions


Box 34 Tresca, Carlo


Box 34 Triangle fire-1911


Box 34 Trotsky, Leon


Box 34 Truman, Harry S.


Box 34 Trusts



Box 35 U.S.S.R.



Box 36 United Nations


Box 36 U.S.-1911-1912


Box 36 U.S.-Britain relations-1927


Box 36 U.S. Congress-1938


Box 36 U.S. Congress House Un-American Activities Committee


Box 36 U.S. Economy


Box 36 U.S. Industry


Box 36 U.S. Politics


Box 36 Valtin, Jan (Richard Krebs)


Box 36 Vandenberg, Arthur H.


Box 36 Veterans


Box 36 Wage (Minimum).


Box 36 Wallace, Henry A.


War


Box 36 General



Box 37 Aid to Britain


Box 37 Aid to the Soviet Union


Box 37 "America's battle Page"-the Daily News


Box 37 American entry


Box 37 Army


Box 37 Aviation


Box 37 Build-up


Box 37 Latter part of, 1941


Box 37 1907-1943


Box 37 Policy


Box 37 Speeches


Box 37 World War



Box 38 Battle of Britain


Box 38 Battle of Flanders


Box 38 Battle of France


Box 38 Battle of Norway


Box 38 Bourgeois opinion


Box 38 Churchill-F.D.R. conference


Box 38 Civilian Defense


Box 38 Columnists


Box 38 Convoys


Box 38 Defense


Box 38 Ethiopian-Italian War


Box 38 Finnish Front


Box 38 Flint Seizure


Box 38 Germ Warfare


Box 38 Germany


Box 38 Greek campaign


Box 38 Hoover food plan


Box 38 Hull, Cordell


Box 38 Industry


Box 38 Italian-Greek campaign


Box 38 Kennedy, Joseph P.


Box 38 Knox, Frank


Box 38 LaGuardia, Fiorello


Box 38 Landon, Alf


Box 38 Lehman, Herbert



Box 39 Maps


Box 39 Merchant Marine


Box 39 Military


Box 39 Munich


Box 39 National Unity


Box 39 Naval


Box 39 Neutrality Act


Box 39 News


Box 39 No-Foreign-War Committee


Box 39 Norwegian campaign



Box 40 Peace


Box 40 Polish campaign


Box 40 Production


Box 40 Soviet West Front


Box 40 WW 1-Nye Investigation


Box 40 Willkie, Wendell L.


Box 40 Wilson, Woodrow-1911


Box 40 Wire Tapping


Box 40 Women-1907-1932


Box 40 Yale University


Box 40 Yalta-1945


Box 40 Yugoslavia


Box 40 Zinoviev

Series III: Clippings



Box 41 1907-1935



Box 42 1936-1939



Box 43 1939-1941



Box 44 1942-1944



Box 45 1945-1949


1950



Box 46 February-August and, undated



Box 47 September -November



Box 48 December


1951



Box 49 January -May (1) and, undated



Box 50 May (2)-July (2)



Box 51 July (3)-August



Box 52 September



Box 53 September (6)-October



Box 54 October



Box 55 October (10)-December


1952



Box 56 January -March(1)



Box 57 March(2)-August



Box 58 September -November


Box 58 Miscellaneous Unsorted



Box 59 Miscellaneous



Box 60 Miscellaneous



Box 61 Miscellaneous



Box 62 Miscellaneous



Box 63 Pamphlets, mimeographed releases, etc. miscellaneous



Box 64 Pamphlets, mimeographed releases, etc. miscellaneous



Box 65 Pamphlets, mimeographed releases, etc. miscellaneous



Box 66 Photostats-Political cartoons by Robert Minor, Newspaper & Magazine articles