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Register of the Marx Lewis Papers, 1907-1988.
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Series Description

Box No. 1.

Biographical File, 1926-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, biographical sketches, and miscellany. Arranged chronologically.
Box No. 1-2.

Correspondence File, 1916-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memorandum, miscellany, clippings, and letters to the editor by Marx Lewis and Norman Thomas. NOTE: Includes letters neither to nor from Marx Lewis; most of these were generated primarily by Arthur McDowell, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Council Against Communist Aggression. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box No. 2.

Speeches and Writings, 1923-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts and printed copies by Marx Lewis, and related material, including correspondence, a newsletter, a circular, letters to editors, an interview, and a report. Arranged chronologically.
Box No. 3-6.

Council Against Communist Aggression, 1950-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches (by William Green, Paul Douglas, Bertram Wolfe, Arthur McDowell, Thomas Dodd, Christopher Emmet, Herbert Philbrick and others), reports, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, press releases. Arranged by physical form, and chronologically thereunder.
Box No. 7-10.

Socialist Party File, 1921-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, agenda and minutes, resolutions, notes, printed articles, reports, statements, membership material, press releases, circulars, flyers, vote tallies, clippings, financial material, a copy of the New York State Socialist Party constitution, and fragments of an undated narrative, probably by Marx Lewis, describing the split in the New York State Socialist Party between left-wing and right-wing factions. Arranged by physical form.
Box No. 10-12.

Victor Berger File, 1907-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal brief, speeches and statements, biographical material, chronology, reports, notes, memoranda, clippings, reports, draft legislation, transcripts, flyers, and miscellany. Most of this material relates to the effort to obtain Victor Berger's congressional salary for his widow, Meta Berger. Arranged by physical form.
Box No. 12-16.

Subject File, 1918-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, pamphlets, flyers, reports, printed articles, legal briefs, circulars, position statements, election materials, transcripts, draft legislation, press releases, interviews, notes, book reviews, biographical sketches, and resolutions. Arranged by subject.
Box No. 17-26.

Increment (1989 Dec.), 1933-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing and broadcast transcripts, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, speeches and writings (by Marx Lewis), speeches and statements (by others), press releases, newsletters, and biographical material. Primarily printed material relating to various subjects, including labor, politics, and radicalism in the United States, foreign relations, religion, defense, communism, and terrorism.

Container List

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1926-1977.

Box 1., Folder 1

Clippings, biographical sketches, and miscellany; includes material relating to the 1949 presidential inaguration.

 

CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1916-1986

Box 1., Folder 2

General, 1928-1984

Folder 3

Berle, Adolph, 1960-1969

Folder 4

Borin, V.L., 1962-1965

Folder 5

Bridges, Harry, 1962

Folder 6

Buckley, William F., Jr., 1960-1964

Folder 7

Bundy, McGeorge, 1965

Folder 8

Cherne, Leo, 1966

Folder 9

Civiletti, Benjamin R., 1977

Folder 10

Darrow, Clarence, 1933-1934

Folder 11

Debs, Eugene V., 1916

Folder 12

DeToledano, Ralph, 1964

Folder 13

Dodd, Thomas J., 1960-1966

Folder 14

Douglas, Paul, 1958-1966

Folder 15

Emmet, Christopher, 1960

Folder 16

Ernst, Morris, 1970-1972

Folder 17

Green, William, 1952. Includes clippings and a letter from Alex Rose

Folder 18

Hard, William, 1946-1947

Folder 19

Harriman, Averell, 1954

Folder 20

Helms, Jesse, 1986

Folder 21

Hornbeck, Stanley, 1957-1966

Folder 22

Irvine, Reed, 1971-1973

Folder 23

Johnson, Lyndon B., 1960-1968

Folder 24

Judd, Walter, 1960-1976. Includes a prospectus

Folder 25

Kampelman, Max, 1963

Box 2., Folder 1

Kennedy, Edward, 1967

Folder 2

Kennedy, John, 1961-1962

Folder 3

Kennedy, Robert, 1961-1968

Folder 4

Kornfeder, Joseph Z., 1963

Folder 5

Labin, Suzanne, 1962-1964

Folder 6

LaGuardia, Fiorello, 1932-1947. Includes an unpublished letter to the editor by Marx Lewis

Folder 7

Levine, Isaac Don, 1961-1965

Folder 8

Lewis, Alfred Baker, 1929-1963

Folder 9

Lodge, John D., 1964

Folder 10

Lovestone, Jay, 1962-1965

Folder 11

Mayers, Henry (Cold War Council), 1963-1965

Folder 12

Meany, George, 1954-1965

Folder 13

Mondale, Walter, 1969

Folder 14

Mowrer, Edgar Ansel, 1960-1961

Folder 15

Mundt, Karl, 1959-1969

Folder 16

Nixon, Richard (Rosemary Woods), 1969

Folder 17

Nunn, Sam, 1983

Folder 18

Philbrick, Herbert A., 1960-1966

Folder 19

Pound, Roscoe, 1960

Folder 20

Randolph, A. Philip, 1960

Folder 21

Rauh, Joseph L., Jr., 1960

Folder 22

Regnery, Henry, 1965-1986

Folder 23

Reuther, Victor G., 1963

Folder 24

Robertson, Walter, 1954

Folder 25

Roosevelt, Edith Kermit, 1965

Folder 26

Roosevelt, Elliott, 1966

Folder 27

Roosevelt, James, 1966

Folder 28

Russell, Charles Edward, 1933-1935

Folder 29

Scott, Hugh, 1960

Folder 30

Sinclair, Upton, 1960

Folder 31

Singlaub, John (U.S. Council for World Freedom), 1985

Folder 32

Sprague, O.M.W., 1933-1934

Folder 33

Steele, Peter, 1963

Folder 34

Stevenson, Adlai, 1960

Folder 35

Stewart-Smith, D.G. (Foreign Affairs Circle), 1963-1965

Folder 36

Swarup, Ram (Asian People's Anti-Communist League), 1963-1965

Folder 37

Symms, Steve, 1986

Folder 38

Thomas, Norman, 1928-1984. Including clippings, memorandum, a letter to the editor by Norman Thomas, and miscellany

Folder 39

Times (New York). Includes Arthur Krock, Hanson Baldwin, and Abe H. Raskin, 1962-1964

Folder 40

Wayne, John, 1960-1970

Folder 41

Weyl, Nathaniel, 1960-1964

Folder 42

White, William S., 1966

Folder 43

Wolfe, Bertram, 1972-1977. Includes a clipping

Folder 44

Yorty, Samuel, 1962

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1923-1986.

Box 2., Folder 45

Typescripts, circular, newsletter, correspondence, printed copies, letters to editors, interview, and a report

 

COUNCIL AGAINST COMMUNIST AGGRESSION, 1950-1987

Box 3.

General. Speeches (by William Green, Paul Douglas, Bertram Wolfe, Arthur McDowell, Thomas Dodd, Christopher Emmet, Herbert Philbrick and others), reports (by Marx Lewis and others), memoranda, press releases, pamphlets, clippings, newsletters (written by Marx Lewis and others), position statements, book reviews, and miscellany; includes material relating to the dismissal of Povl Bang-Jensen from the United Nations. SEE ALSO: SUBJECT FILE, part of which was apparently collected in the course of the Council's activities

Folder 1-5

1951-1958

Box 4., Folder 1-6

1959-1967

Box 5., Folder 1-5

1968-1983

 

Correspondence. Includes letters to Arthur Kohlberg, Dean Acheson, Rebecca West, William Henry Chamberlin, Charles Percy, Ronald Reagan, Moise Tshombe, John M. McCormack, Eleanor Roosevelt, William Fulbright, David Brinkley, Francis Walter, George Sokolsky, Victor Lasky, Thomas Kuchel, C. Dickerman Williams, Eugene McCarthy, Lawrence Fertig, John Foster Dulles, Milton Eisenhower, and William O. Douglas). Other individualized correspondence is included in the CORRESPONDENCE FILE

Folder 6

1950-1955

Box 6., Folder 1-4

1956-1964

Box 7., Folder 1-3

1965-1987

 

SOCIALIST PARTY, 1921-1955

Box 7.

General. Memoranda, agenda and minutes, resolutions, notes, printed articles (by Norman Thomas, Max Eastman and others), reports, statements, membership material, press releases, circulars, flyers, vote tallies, clippings, financial material, a copy of the New York State Socialist Party constitution, and fragments of an undated narrative by Marx Lewis (?) describing the split in the New York State Socialist Party between left-wing and right-wing factions

Folder 4-5

Damaged material. Photocopies included below

Box 8., Folder 1

Undated

Folder 2-4

1928-1935 July

Box 9., Folder 1-2

1935 Aug.-1955

 

Labor and Socialist Press Service (bulletin)

Folder 3

Damaged material. Photocopies included below

Folder 4-5

1933-1935 May

Box 10., Folder 1-2

1935 June-1936

Folder 3

Correspondence. Includes Clarence Senior, Adolph Germer, and G. August Gerber, 1921-1936

 

VICTOR BERGER FILE, 1907-1967

Box 10.

General

Folder 4

Non-printed material. NOTE: Much of this material was written by Marx Lewis in an effort to obtain Victor Berger's congressional salary for his widow, Meta Berger. Legal brief, statements (by Bertrand Russell, Karl Kautsky and others), biographical material, chronology, reports, notes, memoranda on draft legislation, and miscellany, 1923-1934

Folder 5

Printed material. Clippings (including some material relating to the career of Meta Berger), reports, draft legislation, statement, flyers, and miscellany, 1907-1967

 

Correspondence

Folder 6

General. Includes Henry Allen Cooper and other congresspersons, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1927-1937

Folder 7

Berger, Meta. Includes correspondence with others, 1924-1944

Box 11., Folder 1

Berger, Victor, 1924-1929

Folder 2

Kautsky, Karl, 1931

Folder 3

Welles, Doris Berger and Elsa (Berger) Edelman, 1926-1944

Folder 4

Statement. Victor Berger to colleagues in Congress, 1919 April

 

Transcripts

Folder 5-6

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1918 Oct., Vols. I-II

 

U.S. Congress, 1919

Box 12., Folder 1-2

General. Excerpts and notes by Marx Lewis, apparently intended for use in the preparation of a book

Folder 3-4

Hearings, Vols. I and II

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1988

Box 13., Folder 1

General. Printed articles (by Jay Lovestone, Elliott Abrams and others), speech, transcripts, and conference material, 1933-1984

Folder 2

Africa. Speeches, clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, flyer, reports, and printed articles, 1964-1968; primarily relates to South Africa

Folder 3

American Association for the Advancement of Atheism. Clippings and a legal brief, 1926-1927

Folder 4

American Labor Party. Press release, clippings, circulars, position statements, and election materials, 1939-1944

Folder 5

Christian Anti-Communist Crusade. Correspondence, newsletters, flyers (including a memorandum by Victor Reuther), press release, and clippings, 1959-1985

Folder 6

Communism and anti-communism. Pamphlets, flyer, speech (by George Meany), educational material, and printed articles, 1961-1985

Folder 7

Defense and disarmament. Newsletters, correspondence, reports, radio broadcast transcripts, and a speech (by Thomas Dodd), 1960-1985 printed material, 1983-1987

Box 14., Folder 1

Dialectical Studies Institute. Correspondence, reports, and printed material, 1983-1987

Folder 2

Foreign affairs. Correspondence, speech, clippings, reports, newsletters, and printed articles (by Carl Sagan and others), 1959-1988

Folder 3

Freedom Academy. Newsletters, memoranda (including material relating to a meeting with Arthur Goldberg), draft copies of legislation, correspondence, position statements, reports, speeches, and clippings, 1959-1982

Folder 4

Fulbright, J. William. Pamphlets, clippings, correspondence (by J. William Fulbright and others), speeches (by Senator Fulbright and others), press releases, interview, notes, and newsletters, 1944-1983; primarily relates to foreign affairs, especially in Cuba and Vietnam correspondence, printed articles, and speeches (by Max Kampelman), c. 1969-1988; primarily relates to Russia SEE ALSO: Russia

Box 15., Folder 1-2

Human rights. Pamphlets, newsletters, clippings, reports, correspondence, printed articles, and speeches (by Max Kampelman), c. 1969-1988; primarily relates to Russia SEE ALSO: Russia

 

Intelligence and internal security

Folder 3

General. Clippings, newsletter, pamphlet, and speeches (by Larry McDonald), 1971-1978; includes material relating to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Communist Party, and the Subversive Activities Control Board

Folder 4

Central Intelligence Agency. Printed article, speeches and statements (by Larry McDonald, Reed Irvine and others), clippings, press releases, executive order, newsletters, book reviews, report, pamphlets, and a hearing transcript, 1974-1987; includes material relating to Philip Agee, and to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

Folder 5

Congressional committees. Fact sheets, letters to the editor, flyers, circulars, clippings, report, biographical sketches, speech, hearing transcript, and newsletters, 1960-1979; relates to both Senate and House Committees on Un-American Activities

Folder 6

Violence and terrorism. Speeches and statements (by Larry McDonald and Frederick Schwarz), clippings, newsletters, hearing transcripts, reports, pamphlet, and a book review, 1974-1986

Folder 7

Journalism. Newsletters, form letter (by Jesse Helms), clippings, and a flyer, 1966-1985

Box 16., Folder 1-2

Kennedy, Edward. Legal briefs, statements (by Robert Dole, Edward Kennedy and others), clippings, reports (including one by Lawrence Tribe), newsletter, and correspondence, 1982-1985; primarily relates to litigation involving the validity of the 1982 Massachusetts election

Folder 3

League for Industrial Democracy. Correspondence (with Jay Lovestone, Michael Harrington, Jack Valenti, and others), and clippings, 1965; includes material relating to Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

Folder 4

Liberal Party of New York State. Correspondence, circulars, biographical material, press releases, resolutions, brief statements (by Marx Lewis and others), and a flyer, 1944-1951

Folder 5

Lippmann, Walter. Clippings, printed articles, notes, correspondence, a letter to the editor (by Marx Lewis), a report, and a book review, 1965-1977; includes material relating to Vietnam

Folder 6-7

Russia. Newsletters, radio broadcast transcripts, correspondence, press releases, printed articles (by Andrei Sakharov and others), speeches and statements, and clippings, 1961-1986. SEE ALSO: Human rights

Folder 8

World War I. Notes relating to a meeting between President Wilson and Meyer London, a serial issue, and clippings (from a scrapbook assembled by Marx Lewis for Meyer London), 1914-1918; includes an article about Meyer London, material relating to the League of Nations, the Bolshevik revolution, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, U.S. intervention in Russia, and domestic war-related issues

 

INCREMENT (1989 Dec.), 1933-1988.

Box 17-26

Hearing and broadcast transcripts, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, speeches and writings (by Marx Lewis), speeches and statements (by others), press releases, newsletters, and biographical material. Primarily printed material relating to various subjects, including labor, politics, and radicalism in the United States, foreign relations, religion, defense, communism, and terrorism