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Robert Friedheim Seattle General Strike Collection, 1919-1962

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Friedheim, Robert L
Title
Robert Friedheim Seattle General Strike Collection
Dates
1919-1962 (inclusive)
Quantity
.63 cubic feet, includes microfilm reels (2 negative, 1 positive)
Collection Number
0094 (Accession No. 0094-001)
Summary
Author of "The Seattle General Strike"
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in 1934, Robert L. Friedheim is the author of The Seattle General Strike (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1964). He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in 1962, writing his dissertation on maritime law.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of source materials that Friedheim used for his book, The Seattle General Strike, including correspondence (both correspondence Friedman collected concerning the General Strike as well as his own correspondence), interviews, newspaper articles, notes, ephemera, writings (of Friedheim and others), draft copies of the book, transcripts from court proceedings, clippings. Also included are draft copies of the book, and one reel of microfilm containing documents collected from the National Archives..

The interviews in folder six of box one come from a study that the Bureau of Labor Economics, University of Washington, conducted in the 1940s.

Folders seven through eleven in box one contain transcripts from the People v. Lloyd trial in Chicago. This trial of Communist Labor party leaders took place one year after the general strike and included testimony from five people involved in the Seattle general strike. These folders contain the more than two hundred pages of testimony that these witnesses gave about the strike, as well as the argument by the famous liberal lawyer, Clarence Darrow, intended to rebut the anticommunist testimony.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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