Michigan Communist Party collection, 1924-1935  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Communist Party of the United States of America (Mich.)
Title
Michigan Communist Party collection
Dates
1924-1935 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear foot
Collection Number
Accn2914
Summary
The Michigan Communist Party collection (1924-1935) consist of flyers, handbills, and publications of regional leftist organizations in Michigan. The flyers promote rallies, marches, and other events focused on social equality and economic relief, and encourage membership in the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA), unions, and various community groups.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Michigan Communist Party was a regional chapter of the Workers Party of America, which merged with other Communist groups in 1929 to form the CPUSA. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Michigan Communist Party worked in tandem with its youth affiliate, the Young Communist League, and other leftist community organizations in Michigan to advocate for the relief of unemployed workers and their families, the right of workers to organize and form unions, the release and acquittal of the Scottsboro boys, the repeal of the Criminal Syndicalism laws, racial equality, and the resistance to war mobilization.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Michigan Communist Party collection (1924-1935) consist of flyers, handbills, and publications of regional leftist organizations in Michigan. The flyers promote rallies, marches, and other events focused on social equality and economic relief, and encourage membership in the CPUSA, unions, and various community groups.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Michigan Communist Party collection, Accn 2914, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 2914.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, Communist Party Membership
1 2 Correspondence, International Labor Defense 1932
1 3 Correspondence, Unemployed Council
1 4 Membership Card, International Labor Defense
1 5 Membership, Unemployed Council
1 6 Flyers 1933
1 7 Flyers, Communist Party 1924-1934
1 8 Flyers, International Labor Defense
1 9 Flyers, Unemployed Council
1 10 Flyers, Young Communist League
1 11 Flyers, Various Groups
Groups represented: Anti-War United Front Committee, Working Men's Association, United Front Scottsboro Defense Committee, Small Home Owners Defense League, Home Owners Defense Association, National Farmers Committee for Action, Auto Workers Union, International Workers Order, United Farmers League, Workers Ex-Service Men's League, Association of Lithuanian Workers Incorporated, "the Daily Worker," and "the Young Worker."
1929-1932
1 12 Slogans, May Day Unity Committee
1 13 "The Daily Worker: Steel Workers - Organize"
"The Daily Worker," originally "the Ohio Socialist" and later "Toiler," was published by the CPUSA, and promoted the Marxist-Leninist ideology of the party.
1935
1 14 "Detroit Unemployed Worker" 1931
1 15 "Muskegon Worker" 1932
1 16 "Ternstedt Worker" 1934

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civil rights and socialism--Michigan--History
  • Political parties--United States