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Correspondence, both personal and relating to social and political movements of 1926-1953, unpublished manuscripts on economic and political subjects, an unfinished manuscript on Fanny Wright with notes for the completion of the book, a manuscript outline for a projected book - "Towards Understanding America.", the manuscript of an F.B.I. investigation of the early years of Communism in America. Also included are pamphlets, magazine articles, and books, 1914-1919 by Louis C. Fraina and 1926-1953 by Lewis Corey.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lewis Corey papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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The manuscript of the F.B.I. investigation of Communism in America, in Box 2, is on: microfilm.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mrs Lewis Corey, 1957.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Corey, Mrs Lewis. Method of acquisition--Gift; Accession number--M-1957.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed LR 01/--/86.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Journalist, author, & publicist. Corey, born Louis C. Fraina in 1892, was an influential Marxist journalist and member of the Communist Party of the USA in the 1910s and 1920s. Like many other Americans involved in the Communist Party in the 1910s and 1920s, Corey becamse disillusioned with Soviet-style Communism and broke with the party in the inter-war era. In 1940 Corey, along with other anti-communist intellectuals such as Reinhold Niebhur, founded the Union for Democratic Action (later Americans for Democratic Action). In 1942 Corey began teaching economics at Antioch College. Corey did in 1953.