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Reels 1-2, Boxes 1-2

Morris Childs File, 1938-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, interview transcript, memorandum, notes, notebooks, radio and other addresses, essays, and miscellaneous items, arranged alphabetically by physical form, relating to the activities of Morris Childs, in particular to his trips to the Soviet Union and other countries
 

Correspondence

 

General

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Unidentified, 1965-1989

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Brezhnev, Leonid I., n.d. (draft)

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Chicago Sun, 1945

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Corrick, Donald W., 1947

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Dennis, Eugene (Gene), 1945

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Hall, Gus, n.d.

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Krumbein, Charles, 1945

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Lee, Davis C., 1945

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Ryle, Joe

Folder 10

Clandestine - with Soviet counterparts, n.d. Includes decoding tables

 

Interview transcript by FBI agents Charles Knox and James

 

Millburn, 1986 November

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Tapes nos. 3-6

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Tapes nos. 7-9 and 12

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Tape no. 10. Original holograph transcript with name index

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Tapes nos. 13-14

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Tapes nos. 14 (side 3) and 17

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Tapes nos. 19-21

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Memorandum, 1965

 

Notebooks, 1966 and 1969

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Undated

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 19

1966 August-September

Reel 1, Box/Folder: 1 : 20

1969

 

Notes, 1962-1974. Holograph and typescript

 

Undated

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Meetings with the representatives of communist parties (Canada, Cuba, Cyprus, Portugal, Vietnam, Soviet Union) and analyses of the situation in Indonesia, Middle East, Soviet assistance to national liberation movements

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Soviet-Chinese relations

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 3

1962-1965 (Soviet-Chinese relations)

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 4

1966 January-April (report by Gus Hall, 23rd Congress of the KPSS)

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 5

1966 August-September (trip with Gus Hall to the USSR, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and East Germany)

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 6

1966 October-December (trips to Mongolia, Romania, Czechoslovakia; the National Convention of the CPUSA)

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 7

1967-1968 (meetings with leaders of the communist parties of Venezuela, the Soviet Union, East Germany, Argentina, South Africa, Israel, Canada, and Syria)

 

1971 (meetings with leaders of the communist parties of North Vietnam and the Soviet Union)

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 8

1972 and 1974 (meetings with the KPSS leaders)

 

Speeches and writings, 1938-1945

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 9

"The Farmer Labor Party United Front USA," n.d.

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 10

"Philosophic Nihilism Serves Reaction," n.d.

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Radio and other addresses, 1938 August-October

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Discussion speech at the Plenary Meeting of the National Committee of the CPUSA, 1945

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Miscellany. Includes business cards, guest passes, concert program, invitation cards, mainly relating to the 1967 and 1976 trips to the Soviet Union (mostly in Russian)

Reel 2, Box 2

Eva Childs File, 1995

Scope and Content Note

Memoirs and supplement to last will and testament of Eva Childs, wife of Morris Childs
Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Memoirs, n.d. Holograph and typescript

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 15

"Separate writing to last will and testament," 1995. Typescript

Reel 2, Box 2

Jack Childs File, 1964

Scope and Content Note

Biographical notes and correspondence of Jack Childs, brother of Morris Childs, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Biographical notes, n.d.

Reel 2, Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Correspondence, 1964

Reels 1-33

Microfilm of materials on loan from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, 1924-1988

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, and notes, relating to Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance of the Communist Party, and the relationship between the Communist Party of the United States and the Soviet communist party and government. The original papers are held by the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation. A transfer table indicating corresponding folder and microfilm reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
 

Communist Party of the United States of America file, 1937-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins, correspondence, course materials, financial records, minutes, pamphlets, reports, serial issues, and other printed matter
 

Party meetings file, 1945-1979

Folder 1

16th National Convention, 1957

Folder 2

17th National Convention, 1959

Folder 3-4

18th National Convention, 1966

Folder 5

19th National Convention, 1969

Folder 6

20th National Convention, 1972

Folder 7

21st National Convention, 1975

Folder 8

22nd National Convention, 1979

Folder 9

Meeting of 81 communist parties, 1961

 

National Committee meetings

Folder 10

1945

Folder 11

1956

Folder 12

Central Executive Committee meeting, 1970

Folder 13

Central Committee meetings, 1972-1973

Folder 14

Miscellaneous records and publications, 1956-1973

Folder 15-16

Political Committee meetings, 1970-1977

Folder 17

Preparatory Committee meetings, 1968-1971

Folder 18

National Youth Commission meeting, 1946

Folder 19

Negro Commission meeting, 1967

 

State parties file, 1937-1966

Folder 20

California, 1947-1966

 

Illinois

 

General

Folder 21

1945-1959

Folder 22

1960-1964

Folder 23-24

Chicago Workers School, 1937-1950

Folder 25

Labor Committee, 1946-1947

Folder 26

Legislative Bureau, 1939

Folder 27

Kansas, 1965

 

New York

Folder 28

1947-1954

Folder 29

1956-1966

Folder 30

Oregon, n.d.

Folder 31-33

Education file, 1944-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Course materials and printed matter used in political education classes
Folder 34

Financial records, 1960-1961

Folder 35

Correspondence, 1961-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence conducted by Gus Hall with various communist leaders
 

Miscellany.

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten notes made by Morris Childs, reports, serial issues, and other printed matter
Folder 36-41

Unsorted material

Folder 42

1955

Folder 43

1959

Folder 44-45

1960s

Folder 46

1960-1961

Folder 47-48

1965

Folder 49

1973-1974

 

Country file, 1936-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, pamphlets, photographs, and serial issues, largely relating to individual communist parties
Folder 50

Austria, 1937

Folder 51

Burma, 1961

 

Canada

Folder 52

1950s-1960

Folder 53

1951-1965

Folder 54

Ceylon, 1960

Folder 55

Chile, 1958-1965

 

Czechoslovakia

Folder 56

1962

Folder 57

1968-1971

Folder 58

Dominican Republic, 1965

Folder 59

Ecuador, ca. 1962

Folder 60

Finland, 1939

 

France

Folder 61

1936-1961

Folder 62

1976

Folder 63

German Democratic Republic, 1974

Folder 64

Ghana, 1965

Folder 65

Guatemala, 1954

Folder 66

Guyana, 1960s

Folder 67

Hong Kong, 1966

Folder 68

Iraq, 1959

Folder 69

Israel, 1946-1966

Folder 70

Italy, 1976

Folder 71

Mexico, 1944-1959

Folder 72

North Vietnam, 1969

Folder 73

Philippines, 1971

Folder 74

Poland, 1973

Folder 75

Puerto Rico, 1976

Folder 76

Romania, 1976

Folder 77

South Vietnam and Laos, 1971

Folder 78

Spain, 1936

Folder 79

Venezuela, 1966

Folder 80-81

Miscellaneous unsorted material

 

Alphabetical file, 1937-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed material, organized by name of individual, organization, or subject
Folder 82

Albertson case, 1956

Folder 83

American Institute for Marxist Studies, 1965-1977

Folder 84

Blair, Fred and Mary, 1950-1964

Folder 85

Browder, Earl, 1938-1946

Folder 86

Burlak, Anne, 1958

Folder 87

Central Intelligence Agency, 1964

Folder 88

Childs, Eva, 1960-1961

Folder 89-91

Childs, Morris, 1944-1968

Folder 92

China, 1962-1966

Folder 93

Citizens Committee for Constitutional Rights, 1961-1966

Folder 94

Civil Rights Congress of Illinois, 1955

Folder 95

Control Commission, 1958-1961

Folder 96

Davis, Angela, 1971

Folder 97

Dennis, Eugene, 1945-1961

Folder 98-99

Dennis, Peggy, 1960s-1975

Folder 100

Development of the working class, n.d.

Folder 101

Educational materials, 1960-1965

Folder 102-103

Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley, 1959-1964

Folder 104-105

Foreign ministers conference, 1957

Folder 106

Foster, William Z., 1947

Folder 107

Gates, John, n.d.

Folder 108

German Democratic Republic, n.d.

Folder 109

Goddard College, 1972

Folder 110

Goldway, Inc., 1966

Folder 111

Green, Gil, 1945

Folder 112

Gromyko, Andrei, n.d.

Folder 113-117

Hall, Gus, 1964-1979

Folder 118

International Publishers, 1963

Folder 119

Johnson, Beatrice, n.d.

Folder 120

Kling, Jack, 1961-1964

Folder 121

Kling, Susan, 1968-1969

Folder 122

Krchmarek, Anthony, 1957

Folder 123

Ku Klux Klan, 1965

Folder 124

Kushner, Sam, n.d.

Folder 125

Lannon, Albert and Elva, 1963

Folder 126-127

Lightfoot, Claude, 1946-1966

Folder 128

Lincoln Brigade, 1937-1952

Folder 129

Lumer, Hyman, 1961

Folder 130

McCarran Internal Security Act, 1965-1966

Folder 131

Maysonet, Jorge W., 1960

Folder 132

Midwest Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born, n.d.

Folder 133

Miller, Versta, 1979

Folder 134

Modern Book Store, 1966

Folder 135

Moore, James, n.d.

Folder 136

Muslims, 1964-1965

Folder 137

National Committee to Combat Nazism, 1962-1966

Folder 138

National Executive Committee, 1968

Folder 139

New Century Publishers, 1946-1954

Folder 140

Newspaper clippings, 1960-1961

Folder 141

Nixon, Richard, 1971

Folder 142

Peace and Socialism in Europe, n.d.

Folder 143

Ponomarev, B. N., 1977

Folder 144

Preparatory Committee, 1968

Folder 145

Print shop, n.d.

Folder 146

Privacy laws, 1977

Folder 147

Progressive Labor Party, n.d.

Folder 148

"Reo Able Cox," n.d.

Folder 149

Rosenberg, Julius and Ethel, 1952-1963

Folder 150

Shevliagin, D., 1957-1958

Folder 151

Shoulders, John, 1964

Folder 152

Socialist report, n.d.

Folder 153

Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.), 1966

Folder 154

Suslov, Mikhail, 1977

Folder 155

Teachers of the World, 1956

Folder 156

Thompson, Robert, 1947-1965

Folder 157

Thompson, Robert Glen, 1965

Folder 158

Veterans for Peace in Vietnam, 1965-1966

Folder 159

Weinstone, William, n.d.

Folder 160

West, James, n.d.

Folder 161

Williamson, John, 1937-1958

Folder 162

Winston, Henry, 1963

Folder 163

Winters, Carl and Helen, 1963

Folder 164

Women's International Democratic Federation, 1964

Folder 165

Young Workers Liberation League, 1979

 

Communist Party of the Soviet Union file, 1956-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, directives, notes, reports, resolutions, serial issues, speeches, and printed matter, largely relating to congresses of the CPSU
Folder 166

20th Party Congress, 1956

Folder 167-170

21st Party Congress, 1959

Folder 171

22nd Party Congress, 1961

Folder 172-175

23rd Party Congress, 1966

Folder 176-177

24th Party Congress, 1971

Folder 178

25th Party Congress, 1976

 

Soviet publications file, 1937-1988

 

Daily Review.

Scope and Content Note

Translations from the Soviet press published by the Soviet Information Bureau and the Novosti Press Agency
Folder 179-180

1959

Folder 181

1964-1966

Folder 182

1968-1969

Folder 183

1975-1980

 

Pravda

Folder 184

1961-1975

Folder 185

1977

Folder 186

Miscellaneous publications, 1937-1977

Folder 187

Miscellaneous articles from the Soviet press, 1960-1988

Folder 188

Miscellaneous concert and conference programs from the Soviet Union, 1960-1972

Folder 189

Articles about Jews in the Soviet Union and elsewhere, 1958-1966

Folder 190

Serial issues from Panama and the German Democratic Republic, 1974-1975

Folder 191

Bibliography of works largely relating to the history of the Soviet Union, n.d.

 

Hungary file, 1962-1977

 

8th Congress of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party, 1962

Folder 192-194

Reports, resolutions, and speeches

Folder 195

Serial issues

Folder 196-199

Meetings of the Working Group and the Preparatory Committee of the International Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties, Budapest, Hungary, 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Communiqués, reports, resolutions, speeches, and other records
Folder 200

Memorandum and miscellaneous publications, 1968-1977

 

Photographs, 1940s-1970s

Folder 201

10 prints depicting Earl Browder, Gus Hall, and other American communists, n.d.

Folder 202

25 prints depicting Gus Hall, Morris Childs, Leonid Brezhnev, and others in Hungary, Poland, and the Soviet Union, n.d.

Folder 203

5 prints depicting Gus Hall and others, 1977

Folder 204

24 prints depicting Henry Winston, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Nikita Khrushchev, and others, ca. 1960s

Folder 205

28 prints depicting Gus Hall, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Henry Winston meeting with Leonid Brezhnev and other Communist leaders, taken during visits to the Soviet Union, Poland, and the German Democratic Republic, ca. 1960s-1970s

Folder 206

28 miscellaneous prints, largely depicting American Communist leaders, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 print depicting Vladimir Lenin, 1 print depicting Republican soldiers (possibly from the International Brigades) in the Spanish Civil War, and 4 prints depicting the ruined palace of Catherine the Great
Folder 207

61 prints depicting Earl Browder, Gus Hall, Gus Polites, Leonid Brezhnev, and others, 1940s-1970s.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 prints depicting a Soviet supersonic airliner
Folder 208

1 album containing 41 prints and 21 negatives depicting Gus Hall, Morris Childs, and others on a trip to Bulgaria, ca. 1970s

Folder 209

1 album containing 76 prints depicting Gus Hall during visits to the Soviet Union, ca. 1970s

Folder 210

1 album containing 19 prints depicting Gus Hall during a visit to Romania, ca. 1970s.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 3 prints depicting Nicolae Ceausescu
 

Miscellaneous materials, largely relating to the Communist Party of the United States of America and other communist parties, 1935-1978

 

Correspondence, notes, and reports

Folder 211-214

Unsorted

Folder 215

1959-1961

Folder 216

1960-1961

Folder 217

1961-1962

Folder 218

1963

Folder 219

1963-1971

Folder 220

1964

Folder 221

1964-1965

Folder 222

1965

Folder 223

1965-1967

Folder 224

1966

Folder 225

1971

Folder 226

1972

Folder 227

1973

Folder 228

1974

Folder 229

1975

Folder 230

1976-1977

Folder 231

1977

Folder 232

1978

 

Notes taken by Morris Childs relating to his foreign travels

Folder 233

1972

Folder 234

1972-1974

Folder 235-236

Unsorted notebooks, n.d.

Folder 237-242

Loose material, 1947-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, correspondence, directives, notes, and printed matter
Folder 243

Discussion outline concerning decisions of the 7th World Congress of the Communist International, 1935

 

Notes.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript notes made by Morris Childs, with some by others. Includes some address books, receipts, and printed matter
Folder 244-246

Undated

Folder 247

1960s

Folder 248

1961-1965

Folder 249

1968

Folder 250

1970-1971

Folder 251

1974

 

Covert operations materials, ca. 1968

Folder 252

Catalog of listening devices

Folder 253

Notes and lists

Folder 254

Photographs of documents

Folder 255

Reports and translations from the Soviet press, 1968-1976

Folder 256

Correspondence, notes, programs, and reports, 1964-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photograph of a document by Gus Hall
Folder 257

Clippings, correspondence, mailing addresses, minutes, and notes, 1969-1970

Folder 258

Campaign material, reports, resolutions, speeches, and survey, 1966-1968

Folder 259

Bulletin, note, serial issue, and tickets, 1967

Folder 260

Correspondence and printed matter relating to the firm, Russian Language Specialties, 1963

Folder 261

Souvenir book commemorating the 75th birthday of Ella Reeve Bloor, 1937

Folder 262

Press releases from Panorama, the foreign press service of the German Democratic Republic, 1966-1967

 

Printed matter, 1924-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, and serial issues, largely relating to the Communist Party of the United States of America, other communist parties internationally, and radical movements in the United States
Folder 263

Brochures and newsletters relating to Africa, 1935-1960

Folder 264-265

Bulletin entitled Ad Hoc Bulletin, 1963-1971

 

Serial issues and pamphlets, arranged alphabetically by title, 1924-1988

Folder 266

A

Folder 267

B-C

Folder 268-269

D

Folder 270-271

F

Folder 272

I-L

Folder 273-274

M

Folder 275

N

Folder 276-278

P

Folder 279

R-U

Folder 280-281

W

Folder 282

Y

 

Pamphlets, monographs, and newsletters, arranged chronologically

Folder 283

1920s-1930s

Folder 284-285

1940s

Folder 286-287

1950s

Folder 288-290

1960s

Folder 291-294

1970s