Communist Party of the United States of America records, circa 1956-1960  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Communist Party of the United States of America
Title
Communist Party of the United States of America records
Dates
circa 1956-1960 (inclusive)
Quantity
circa 100 items
Collection Number
0464 (Accession No. 0464-001)
Summary
Records of the political party dedicated to revolutionary socialism and to support the Communist party of the USSR
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
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Communist party of the United States is a left-wing Marxist party dedicated to revolutionary socialism and, until the anti-Communist Soviet revolution of 1991, to support of the Communist party of the USSR. With the establishment of the Communist International (COMINTERN) in Moscow in 1919, new Communist parties were founded in many countries including the United States. There have been many name changes and ideological shifts in the party over the years. Beginning in 1956, there was an ideological split over de-Stalinization and the Hungarian Revolution.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence and circularized materials.

Bulk of the accession details the split occurring in the C.P. from 1956 onward resulting from the de-Stalinization of the Party and from the Hungarian Revolution.

Includes material relating to the party's Washington State Committee.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Communism--United States
  • Communism--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Communist Party of the United States of America--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Cumming, William (creator)
    • Iverson, Stanley O (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Communist Party of the United States of America (Wash.).¬†State Committee (creator)