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New Leader records, 1895-2011, bulk 1924-2006

Series III: Subject Files, 1919-1968, undated

This series contains correspondence and research materials related to specific issues, organizations, or special magazine supplements. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject. Topics include, The Challenge of Africa, Icelandic Social Democrats, the American Committee of Cultural Freedom.

The subject files include correspondence between Levitas and U.S. officials during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Materials related to India detail the negotiations between the magazine and the State Department regarding publicly funded subscriptions. Other records show how Levitas aided government operatives in a project to translate various editions of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia into English, in order to show how Bolshevik philosophies had changed over the years. The subject files devoted to Italy are filled with letters, receipts, and reports, concerning Levitas' trips to Europe during the early 1950s. These travels, which the government reimbursed, brought the editor important information concerning socialist parties in allied countries during the Cold War.

Other subject files deal with research for individual articles, the preparations for the magazine's thirtieth anniversary gala, and the correspondence between Levitas and the Social Democratic Federation. Legal papers from a 1951 lawsuit between The New Leader and The Nation are also here. The lawsuit occurred after Clement Greenberg, an art critic at The Nation, submitted a letter to that magazine criticizing writer Julio Alvarez del Vayo for what he considered to be pro-Soviet views. After The Nation's editor, Freda Kirchwey, refused to print the letter, Greenberg sent it to The New Leader, which ran it in the March 19, 1951 issue. The Nation, contending the letter was libelous, also sued Greenberg and The New Leader's printer. The materials include excerpts of Alvarez del Vayo's writing used in The New Leader to support Greenberg's claim, legal documents and correspondence related to the lawsuit, and letters from readers.

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Box 95 Folder 1 Africa--The Challenge of, 1959-1960, undated, 1959-1960, undated


American Committee for Cultural Freedom (ACCF)


Box 95 Folder 2 to 9 Board of Directors--Minutes and Notes, 1950-1954, undated, 1950-1954, undated, (8 Folders)



Box 96 Folder 1 to 2 Board of Directors--Minutes and Notes, 1955-1957, undated, 1955-1957, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 96 Folder 3 Correspondence--Henry Schwarzchild, 1954


Box 96 Folder 4 Correspondence--Sol Stein, 1953-1955


Box 96 Folder 5 Anniversary Dinner, 1954


Box 96 Folder 6 Chamberlin, William Henry--Criticism, 1945-1947, undated, 1945-1947, undated


Icelandic Social Democrats


Box 96 Folder 7 to 8 Correspondence, 1950-1957, undated, 1950-1957, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 96 Folder 9 Publications, 1950-1952, undated, 1950-1952, undated


Nation v. New Leader



Box 97 Folder 1 to 2 Alvarez del Vayo, Julio, 1937-1954, (2 Folders)


Box 97 Folder 3 Clippings, 1951-1955


Box 97 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1951-1952


Box 97 Folder 5 to 6 Legal Documents, 1951-1955, (2 Folders)


Box 97 Folder 7 Signature Cards--Clement Greenberg Defense Fund, 1951-1952



Box 98 Folder 1 Signature Cards--Clement Greenberg Defense Fund, 1951-1952


New York Call


Box 98 Folder 2 Board Meetings, 1932-1956


Box 98 Folder 3 to 5 Correspondence, 1929-1956, (3 Folders)


Box 98 Folder 6 to 15 Financial, 1927-1948, (10 Folders)



Box 99 Folder 1 to 9 Financial, 1949-1968, (9 Folders)


Box 99 Folder 10 The Socialist Call Issues, 1954


Box 99 Folder 11 Socialist Documents, 1936-1937


Box 99 Folder 12 Stock Book, 1919-1933


Box 99 Folder 13 Stock Certificates, 1919-1966



Box 100 Stockholders' Ledger, undated



Box 101 Folder 1 Tax Correspondence, 1945-1946


Box 101 Folder 2 to 8 Tax Returns, 1922-1957, (7 Folders)



Box 102 Folder 1 to 2 Shinner Foundation Supplements, 1955-1956, undated, 1955-1956, undated, (2 Folders)


Social Democratic Federation (SDF)


Box 102 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1950-1957, undated, 1950-1957, undated


Box 102 Folder 4 Minutes, 1950-1958, undated, 1950-1958, undated


Box 102 Folder 5 Publications, 1950-1958, undated, 1950-1958, undated


Box 102 Folder 6 to 7 "Los Trabajadores en la Orbita Sovietica" by Anatole Shub--Translation and Correspondence, 1956-1957, undated, 1956-1957, undated, (2 Folders)



Box 103 Folder 1 "Los Trabajadores en la Orbita Sovietica" by Anatole Shub--Translation and Correspondence, 1956-1957, undated, 1956-1957, undated


United States Government


Box 103 Folder 2 Subscriptions in India, 1948-1952


Box 103 Folder 3 Soviet Encyclopedia--Correspondence, 1952-1954


Box 103 Folder 4 Soviet Encyclopedia--Encyclopedia Entries, 1953


First Italian Trip


Box 103 Folder 5 to 6 Correspondence, 1952, (2 Folders)


Box 103 Folder 7 Clippings and Publications, 1951-1953


Box 103 Folder 8 Dispatches and Reports, 1951-1952


Box 103 Folder 9 Receipts, 1952


Second Italian Trip



Box 104 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1954-1955


Box 104 Folder 2 Clippings and Publications, 1954


Box 104 Folder 3 Dispatches and Reports, 1954


Box 104 Folder 4 Receipts, 1954

European Trip


Box 104 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1956


Box 104 Folder 6 Clippings and Publications, 1956


Box 104 Folder 7 Dispatches and Reports, 1956


Box 104 Folder 8 Receipts, 1956


Box 104 Folder 9 to 12 General Correspondence, 1953-1956, (4 Folders)


Box 104 Folder 13 General Correspondence--Rimini, 1952-1953