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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Arrangement Statement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Shipman papers
    Dates: 1895-1986
    Collection number: 2005C62
    Creator: Shipman, Charles
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    General Physical Description note: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (2.59 Linear feet)
    Abstract: Contains correspondence, memoirs, meeting minutes, plays, clippings, notes, and photographs relating to the life of Charles Shipman. Shipman was active in anti-war, anti-imperialist, and communist groups in the United States. He was also a delegate to the second and sixth Communist International congresses, and was a communist leader in Mexico under the name Manuel Gomez.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the materials: The collection is in English, with small amounts of material in Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The collection is open for research
    Access to sound recordings, video recordings, or motion picture material requires at least two weeks advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives for further information.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Shipman papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1895 August 10 Born Charles Francis Phillips in New York City
    1913-1914 Attends Columbia University Extension classes
    1914-1917 Attends Columbia School of Journalism
    1915 December Participates in Ford Peace Expedition as Observer
    1917 Organizing Secretary of the Collegiate Anti-Militarism League
    1918 March Travels to Mexico to begin work for Communist Party
    1919 Travels to Spain with Communist agent Mikhail Markovich Borodin under the name Jesus Ramirez
    1920 Delegate to the 2nd Communist International Congress
      Returns to Mexico, working under the name Manuel Gomez
    1921 Returns to United States, settling in Chicago
    1923-1928 Secretary, All-America Anti-Imperialist League
    1927 Moves to New York City
    1928 Delegate to the 6th Communist International Congress
    1930-1934 Works as journalist and editor at several newspapers, including the Wall Street News, Wall Street Journal, and New York Post
    1937-1948 Works at Standard and Poor's

    Scope and Contents note

    Contains correspondence, memoirs, meeting minutes, plays, clippings, notes, and photographs relating to the life of Charles Shipman. Shipman was active in anti-war, anti-imperialist, and communist groups in the United States. He was also a delegate to the second and sixth Communist International congresses, and was a communist leader in Mexico under the name Manuel Gomez. The Subject files document this activity. Shipman's life is chronicled in his memoirs, which are found in the Writings series along with plays Shipman translated and adapted from Spanish. The Photographs series is composed of portraits of Shipman and prints depicting meetings, family, and friends.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is arranged in three series: Subject files, 1895-1986; Writings, 1960-1971; and Photographs, 1915-1982.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    All-America Anti-Imperialist League.
    Communist International.
    Anti-imperialist movements.
    Communism--Mexico.
    Communism--United States.
    Peace movements.