Title: Jay Lovestone Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1904-1989
Collection number: 75091
895 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 49 envelopes, 2 phonotape reels, 1 framed map
(364 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, bulletins, clippings, serial issues, pamphlets, other printed matter, and photographs,
relating to the Communist International, the communist
movement in the United States and elsewhere, communist influence in American and foreign
trade unions, and organized labor movements in the United States and abroad.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], Jay Lovestone papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.
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American Federation of Labor. Free Trade Union Committee.
Communist Party, U.S.A. (Opposition)
Communist Party of the United States of America.
Labor movement--United States.
Trade-unions and communism.
United States--Politics and government.
United States--Foreign relations.
|1907 or 1908
||Moved to the United States
||Early teens became interested in DeLeonite Socialist Labor Party and shortly thereafter joined Socialist Party
||Attended City College of New York and became a member of the Socialist Study Club which was affiliated with the Intercollegiate
Socialist Society. In 1917, became president of the society's branch at C.C.N.Y.
||Graduated, City College of New York
||Held a number of jobs and at various times attended classes at the City College of Accounting, New York University Law School,
and Columbia University
||Helped to organize the left wing sections of the pro-Communists in New York. Later became delegate to the founding convention
of the American Communist Party.* [*The American Communist Party underwent several reorganizations and name changes during
the time Jay Lovestone was a member. Please see Series Description for further information]. He was elected to the Program
Committee and the First Central Executive Committee
||Assistant Secretary, Communist Party
||National Secretary, Communist Party
The Government -Strikebreaker, a study of government intervention in the strikes of 1921-1922
||Organization Secretary, Communist Party
||General Secretary, Communist Party
||Ousted from Communist Party by Iosip Stalin
||Founder and head of Communist Party Opposition known as Lovestoneites or Lovestone Group.* [*The Communist Party Opposition
underwent several name changes during the time Jay Lovestone headed the group. Please see Series Description for further information].
||Committee to Defend America -Citizens for Victory
||Director, International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), Political Department
||Director, International Affairs Department
||Executive Secretary, American Federation of Labor (AF of L), Free Trade Union Committee
||Director of International Publications, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
||Assistant Director of International Affairs Department, AFL-CIO
||Director of International Affairs Department, AFL-CIO
||Consultant on International Affairs, ILGWU and AFL-CIO
|1990, March 7
||Died, New York City
Arranged into two groups: an original accession, boxes 1-695 and an increment of additional materials, boxes 696-899. Within
the two groups materials are arranged in series by physical form or topic.