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A Register of the Charles Shipman papers
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Box 1

Subject file, 1895-1986

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, clippings, and notes related to Shipman's life and work with anti-war, anti-imperialist, and communist groups in the United States and Mexico.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1-2

All-America Anti-Imperialist League, 1920-1930, 1971

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

American Communist Party, 1923-1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Biographical file, 1928-1985

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Ford expedition, 1915-1966

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

New Masses, 1933-1934

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Passports, 1915-1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes passports for Charles Shipman and his wife Sylvia Feningston
Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Peace meeting, 1895

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Personalities and friends, 1965-1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Pic and Carlota, 1945-1983

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Pre-Mexico data (correspondence), 1917-1918, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters regarding Shipman's decision to be a conscientious objector during World War I.
Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Redding, Connecticut, 1941-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes Ah Catalina! programs
Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Russia and the Comintern, 1967-1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Work-related clippings, 1956-1986

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Workers Monthly, 1923-1925

Box: 2-3

Writings, 1960-1971

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains an autobiographical transcript, Shipman's memoirs, and plays adapted and translated from Spanish.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.
Box/Folder: 2 : 1-4

Biographical typescript (uncorrected), undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 5-9

Natural Enough: An Autobiography, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

The Lady from Havana, 1960

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Papa by a Landslide, 1962

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Gasoline for Mamma, 1962

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Ah Catalina! 1964, 1971

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

"From Mexico to Moscow," Survey: A Journal of Soviet and Eastern Studies, v. 55, 1965 April

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Encounter in a Doctor's Waiting Room, 1970

Box/Folder: 3-4

Photographs, 1915-1982

Physical Description: 1.55 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Composed of images of Shipman himself, family, friends, communist meetings, and play rehearsals.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order by group.
Box: 4

Portraits of Charles Shipman, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Meetings and groups, 1915-1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes images of communist meetings.
Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Shipman family and friends, 1919-1972

Box: 4

"Haitian Patriotic Union banquet for Mr. Manuel Gomez," 1928 September 30

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Miscellaneous snapshots, 1947-1982

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Ah Catalina! rehearsals, 1964

Box: 4

International Summer School, University of Cambridge, 1975