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Lewis Corey papers, 1910-1953

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0282
Bib ID 4079676 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Corey, Lewis
Title Lewis Corey papers, 1910-1953
Physical Description 10 linear feet (10 linear feet 24 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, both personal and relating to social and political movements of 1926-1953, unpublished manuscripts on economic and political subjects, an unfinished manuscript on Fanny Wright with notes for the completion of the book, a manuscript outline for a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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

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.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Alternate Form Available

The manuscript of the F.B.I. investigation of Communism in America, in Box 2, is on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed LR 01/--/86.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

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

Subject Headings

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Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Subject

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Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beard, Charles A (Charles Austin), 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communism -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communist Party of the United States of America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krutch, Joseph Wood, 1893-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political parties -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Frances, 1795-1852 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

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.