Register of the Benjamin Gitlow Papers, 1918-1963
|1891, Dec. 22||Born, Elizabethport, New Jersey|
|1909||Joined Socialist Party|
|1917||Elected to New York State Legislature|
|1919||Expelled from Socialist Party. Founding member, Communist Labor Party (later merged into Communist Party). Convicted under New York criminal syndicalism law and imprisoned|
|1921||Communist candidate for mayor of New York City|
|1922||Released from prison|
|1924, 1928||Communist candidate for Vice President of the U.S.|
|1926-1941||Member, board of directors, American Fund for Public Service (Garland Fund)|
|1928||Elected alternate member, Executive Committee, Communist International|
|1929||Elected secretary-general, Communist Party. Expelled from Communist Party. Founding member, Communist Party (Majority Group) (later known as Communist Party [Opposition])|
|1933||Expelled from Communist Party (Opposition)|
|1933-1934||Founding member and principal leader of three successive small organizations: Workers Communist League, Labor Party Association, and Organization Committee for a Revolutionary Workers Party|
|1934||Rejoined Socialist Party. Subsequently resigned|
|1939||Anti-communist witness before U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee|
|1940||Author, I Confess: The Truth about American Communism|
|1948||Author, The Whole of Their Lives: Communism in America: A Personal History and Intimate Portrayal of Its Leaders|
|1965, July 19||Died, Crompond, New York|
Subjects and Indexing Terms
SPEECHES AND WRITINGS
Some Plain Words on Communist Unity (pamphlet), Printed copy 1932.
Testimony, U.S. House of Representatives Un-American Activities Committee, Clippings, 1939. 1939-1940
I Confess: The Truth about American Communism, 1940
Prospectus. Includes biographical sketch
Untitled writing relating to communism in the United States, Typescript 1940?
Speeches, Clippings, announcements, and promotional material (including biographical sketch), 1940-1954. 1940-1954
Series of articles written for Il Martello, Includes "The Stalinist Racket among the Unemployed," "Bob Minor Stalin's New Errand Boy in the United States," "Hillman Delivers the Goods," "Mexican Labor at the Crossroads," "Watch Senator Nye and Wheeler" and "Stalin the Sphynx [sic]." Typescripts Mar. 1941.
Testimony, Rapp-Coudert Committee of New York State Legislature, Clippings, June 4, 1941. 1941
"Statement on the Dissolution of the Communist International," Typescript 1943.
"Human Side of Communism" (projected book to be written with George Hewitt), Prospectus, notes, and biographical sketch of Hewitt 1945?
"The Theatre's Trojan Horse," Typescript 1948.
The Whole of Their Lives: Communism in America: A Personal History and Intimate Portrayal of Its Leaders, 1948
Reviews, Includes a letter 1948-1953.
"The Red Peril in Asia: How the United States in Asia Lost World War II," Prospectus and letter, 1949. 1949
"Communist Psychology, Tactics and Amorality," speech, American Legion National Americanism Commission Area Conference on Subversive Activities, Indianapolis, Ind., Mimeographed transcript, and clipping, Feb. 12, 1949. 1949
Speeches, American Legion pageant, Mosinee, Wis., Pageant consisted of mock communist coup in Mosinee with Benjamin Gitlow and Joseph Kornfeder (Joseph Zack) impersonating commissars. Typescript, holograph, program, clipping, leaflets, and memorabilia, Apr. 30-May 1, 1950. 1950
Testimony, U.S. Department of Justice hearing, Washington, D.C., Prepared commentary on exhibits, summary of previous testimony, and letters, Apr. 23, 1951. 1951
Letter to the editor, Peekskill (N.Y.) Evening Star, (date written). Relates to Israel Goldstein. Typescript Sept. 23, 1953
"Behind the Red Curtain on Broadway," Prospectus n.d.
"An Open Letter to Communists and Communist Sympathizers," Statement to publicize the book by Victor Kravchenko, I Chose Freedom. Typescript, galley, and letter by Eugene Lyons n.d.
Series of articles on Soviet espionage, Includes "Inside the American Communist Spy System," "Seduction Is Their Racket," "I Defied Stalin," " 'Inside' the Commies," "They Can Get You Too!" "How the NKVD Uses the Unions for Industrial and Scientific Expionage," "Sex a Weapon of the NKVD," "The Carlo Tresca Murder," "The Poyntz Mystery," "Inside the Communist Spy Ring in America," and "Do You Want to Be a Communist?" Prospectuses, drafts, and notes n.d.
American China Policy Association.Correspondence (almost entirely mimeographed open letters by Alfred Kohlberg), memoranda, press releases, and printed matter circulated by the American China Policy Association, 1945-1951
American China Policy Association. Correspondence (almost entirely mimeographed open letters by Alfred Kohlberg), memoranda, press releases, and printed matter circulated by the American China Policy Association, 1952-1960
American Fund for Public Service
General. Memoranda, statistics, notes, clipping, and correspondence with Roger N. Baldwin, Robert W. Dunn, Max Eastman, Sherwood Eddy, Morris L. Ernst, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Charles Garland, Jay Lovestone, Scott Nearing, C. E. Ruthenberg, Norman Thomas, Harry F. Ward, Bertram D. Wolfe and others, 1925-1941
Funding of Brookwood Labor College. Statements, memoranda, statistics, and correspondence with Roger N. Baldwin, Robert W. Dunn, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, J. C. Kennedy, A. J. Muste, Tucker P. Smith and others, 1926-1938
Funding of Vanguard Press. Report, memorandum, miscellany, and correspondence with Jacob Baker, Roger N. Baldwin and others, 1926-1939
Reports, Includes audits 1923-1941.
American Jewish League against Communism
General. Constitution, minutes, memoranda, statements, press releases, notes, miscellany, and correspondence with Alfred Kohlberg, Benjamin Schultz and others, 1948-1959
American Labor Party. Clippings, and leaflets, 1939-1954
American League against War and Fascism. Study by Hillman M. Bishop entitled "The American League against War and Fascism: A Study in Communist Tactics," bulletin, and leaflets, 1934-1937
American Radio Telegraphists Association. Bulletins, 1938-1939
Asia. Printed articles, and clippings, 1942-1956
China. Bulletin, printed articles, and clippings, 1930-1958
General. Three studies: "The Communist International Conspiracy" by Julius N. Cahn, and "The Communist Conspiracy in Canada" and "The Nature of the Communist Movement", both anonymous; leaflets, correspondence, and miscellany, 1938-1959
Communism and mass media. Speech by Eleanor A. Buchanan, entitled "Will You Help Me?" serial issues, printed articles, clippings, leaflets, bulletins, notes, and letters, 1940-1956
Communism in education
General. Legal briefs relating to faculty members at the University of Washington, serial issues, leaflets, reports, and letter, 1948-1954
Communist League of Struggle. Serial issue, leaflets, article by Albert Weisbord entitled "The Right Wing CPUSA," and letter by Weisbord, 1931-1934
Communist Party, U.S.A.
General. Statement by Harry M. Winitsky, speech by Erle Cocke, Jr., legal briefs and decision, memoranda, bulletin, leaflets, and correspondence with Max Bedacht, Milton Gibbs, John Reed and others, 1919-1951
Miscellany. Receipts and memorabilia, 1923-1926
Notes, Evidently used in the writing of I Confess and/or The Whole of Their Lives n.d.
Printed articles, 1939-1953
Serial issues, 1933-1956
Communist Party, U.S.A. (Opposition)
Correspondence with Roger N. Baldwin, David Benjamin, Hal Boyer, Louis Francis Budenz, Harry Conner, Will Herberg, Jay Lovestone, Bert Miller (Benjamin Mandel), Tom Mooney, Tom O'Flaherty, Arne Swabeck, Frank Vrataric, Edward Wright, Herbert Zam and others, 1929-1933
Miscellany. Receipts, tickets, membership cards, notes, and lists, 1930-1932
Printed matter. Legal brief, serial issues, and clippings, 1930-1953
Resolutions, reports, and statements, 1930-1933
Council against Communist Aggression. Mimeographed material circulated by the Council against Communist Aggression, including statements, resolutions, speeches, and letters by Arthur G. McDowell, 1952-1957
Council against Communist Aggression. Mimeographed material circulated by the Council against Communist Aggression, including statements, resolutions, speeches, and letters by Arthur G. McDowell, 1958-1960
Espionage, Russian. Study by J. Anthony Marcus entitled "How the Soviets Steal Our Industrial Secrets," printed articles, and clippings, 1941-1957
Europe. Clippings, printed articles, serial issues, and form letters, 1933-1959
Fourth International. Position papers by Albert Goldman, internal bulletin, leaflets, press release, printed article, and clippings, 1933-1959
Germany. Clippings, and printed articles, 1941-1954
International Bureau for Revolutionary Socialist Unity. Bulletins, statements, press releases, leaflets, and letters by Fenner Brockway, 1935-1938
International Bureau of Revolutionary Youth Organizations. Bulletins, 1934-1935
Labor and Socialist Press Service. Bulletins, 1934-1935
Labor Party Association
Correspondence with Lazar Becker, Alfred M. Bingham, V. F. Calverton, James P. Cannon, Harry Conner, B. J. Field, Sam Gampel, Francis A. Henson, Norman W. Lermond, A. J. Muste, Upton Sinclair, Herbert Solow, Allen Stiller, Albert Weisbord, Scott Wilkins, Herbert Zam and others, 1933-1934
Miscellany. Financial records, receipts, notes, serial issue, and leaflets, 1933-1934
Resolutions, reports, and statements, 1933-1934
Latin America. Clippings, printed articles, and form letter, 1941-1956
Loyalty-security program, 1947-
General. "Report of the President's Temporary Commission on Employee Loyalty"; three studies: "Know Your Enemy" by Carl Baarslag, and "The Communist Underground" and "The Lincoln-Petkov Academy and the National Academy Organizations," both anonymous; interview of Benjamin Mandel; speech by William E. Jenner; conference program, memoranda, bulletins, newsletters, and leaflets, 1941-1954
Murphy, J. T. Clippings, 1932
Near East. Clippings, and printed articles, 1947-1959
Paterson, N. J. - Silk Workers' Strike, 1931
General. Reports, resolutions, memoranda, notes, bulletin, press releases, lists, miscellany, and correspondence, 1931
Financial records, 1931
General. Anonymous study entitled "Concerning Stalin's Intentions"; "The Terror in Stalin's Russia: An Open Letter to Upton Sinclair" by Eugene Lyons; leaflets, notes, telegram, and a letter by J. N. Golos, 1938-1953
Printed articles, 1938-1959
Convention, New York City, Transcript of proceedings 1928.
Correspondence with Jack Altman, Louis P. Lochner, Clarence Senior and others, 1918-1953
Printed matter. Pamphlets, leaflets, serial issue, and printed article, 1918-1938
Resolutions, reports, and statements, 1934-1940
Sverges Socialistiska Partiet. Bulletin, 1934
Tenney, Jack B. Newspaper columns by Tenney, and letter by Tenney, 1951-1952
Trade-unions. Leaflets, clippings, printed articles, and miscellany, 1931-1956
Trade-unions. Leaflets, clippings, printed articles, and miscellany, n.d.
Trade-unions and communism. Leaflets, clippings, and printed articles, 1931-1958
Tresca, Carlo. Leaflets, press release, clipping, and letter, 1939-1948
Unemployed. Statements, and leaflets, n.d.
United Council of Working Women. Typed copy of pamphlet by Kate Gitlow entitled Women in Politics, speech by Kate Gitlow, resolutions, reports, statements, minutes, announcements, notes, and correspondence with John J. Ballam, Kate Gitlow, Bert Miller (Benjamin Mandel) and others, 1926-1929
General. Article by Benjamin Mandel entitled "After Roosevelt - What?", newsletter, press releases, leaflets, miscellany, and letters, 1932-1934
Printed articles, 1938-1959
Workers Defense League. Press releases, leaflets, and form letters, 1941-1942
Workers' Health Bureau of America. Pamphlets, leaflets, and conference proceedings, 1924-1927
Printed articles, 1939-1959
Yugoslavia. Clippings, and printed articles, 1945-1956
Zack, Joseph. Press release, clippings, and letter by Zack, 1938-1944