Eugene V. Dennett papers, 1928-1988  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dennett, Eugene V., 1908-
Title
Eugene V. Dennett papers
Dates
1928-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 cubic feet
Collection Number
3917 (Accession No. 3917-002)
Summary
Communist Party member 1931-47, and organizer
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 for details.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Eugene Dennett was born in 1908 in Revere, Massachusetts to a working-class family. His parents named him for the Socialist leader, Eugene V. Debs. Dennett attended Oregon Normal School and taught school until 1931. In the 1930s he joined the Communist Party under the name Victor Haines and in 1931 became Agitation and Propaganda Director for the Communist Party, Northwestern District Buro in Seattle. As a result of conflict with the District Organizer, Dennett was sent to Bellingham in 1932 as Party section organizer. He eventually drifted away from active participation in the Communist Party because of his political disagreements with the district leadership. In 1934 he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and edited CCC camp newspapers at Yale, Washington and Metaline Falls, Washington. He was discharged from this job in 1935 because of his radical pro-labor leanings.

Dennett moved to Seattle, found a job on a ferry boat, joined the Ferryboatmen's Union (later renamed the Inlandboatmen's Union ), and took part in strikes in 1935 and 1936. He was a ship delegate and chaired a "Committee of Nine" which was assigned the task of interpreting and applying the decision of the Governor's review and arbitration commission following settlement of the strike in 1936. When the IBU joined the Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast , Dennett was elected one of the IBU's delegates to the Federation's Puget Sound District Council and to the Federation's third convention in 1937. He also served as IBU delegate to the Seattle Central Labor Council from 1936 to 1937.

After rejoining the Communist Party in 1936, Dennett was active in the Washington Commonwealth Federation and served as WCF Vice President from 1938 to 1940. In 1937 he managed Hugh DeLacy's successful campaign for Seattle City Council. In 1938 he was elected the first Executive Secretary of the new Washington State Industrial Union Council (CIO), serving two years before he and other left-wing executive board members were removed at John L. Lewis' orders.

Dennett next went to work at Bethlehem Steel, Seattle, and joined the Steel Workers Organizing Committee. Meanwhile, Dennett and his wife, Harriette, led a large Communist Party unit in a working class Seattle neighborhood during the early years of World War II. In 1943 Dennett was drafted into the Army. After the war, he returned to Bethlehem Steel. His disagreements with the Communist Party led to his expulsion in 1947 on charges of being an FBI agent. He continued his activity in Steelworkers Local 1208, holding the office of Recording Secretary and serving on the local's Grievance Committee. After conflicts with the union hierarchy and Bethlehem management he was expelled from the union in 1954. In 1955 he was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Following his initial resistance, Dennett testified before the Committee about his past associations with the Party. He continued working at the mill until 1966 when a confrontation with management and health problems induced him to retire.

Dennett worked several years as a longshoremen's cargo checker on the Seattle docks until his retirement in 1972. In 1979 he visited China as a member of a U.S. Booksellers Delegation to the PRC. He died in 1989.

For further biographical information, see Eugene Dennett's autobiography, Agitprop, The Life Of An American Working-Class Radical, 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, reports, minutes, writings, ephemera, clippings, photographs, and related papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The Dennett papers were processed in preliminary fashion soon after they were received. Processing of the papers was completed in 1991. They were subgrouped according to Dennett's activities, with a large group of material unrelated to any of the subgroups designated as Personal Papers subgroup. A speech and a letter which had been received from Dennett in 1988 and accessioned as #3917, were integrated into this accession during processing in 1991.

Near the end of processing, a substantial number of documents that did not fit well together or in any of the subject files in the Personal Papers subgroup were separated into three groups designated "Miscellany." The following is a brief description of the types of material in each group. Political Issues and Campaigns--includes much Democratic Party information, pamphlets, memorabilia, brochures, newsletters, some personal notes.

Health --much of this is correspondence with the Veterans Administration, American Red Cross, and several doctors and hospitals regarding Dennett's various ailments. Also included are brochures, questionnaires, test results, clippings.

Labor --these are individual items collected by Dennett through his associations in the labor movement, but not extensive enough to warrant a subgroup or subject file. They include constitutions, ephemera, contracts, agreements, acts, newsletters, resolutions. The record series, "Miscellany," was used, to a lesser degree, in other subgroups as well, for unsorted material of any kind. All of Dennett's papers relating to his service in the CCC are in the subgroup, u.s. civilian Conservation Corps. Company 1745. All of his papers relating to his activities on behalf of the Communist Party are in the subgroup, Communist Party, U.S.A. District 12. Transcripts and material relating to Dennett's later testimony about the Party are in the Personal Papers subgroup.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Eugene Dennett; 1988; estate of Eugene Dennett, deposit; 6/27/89, 9/89, 6/27/1989.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

RECORD GROUP I :  EUGENE V. DENNETT PAPERS1898-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1-19/9

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-2/10
Record Subgroup A : Communist Party, U.S.A., District 12
1893-1988
Box/Folder
1/1
SERIES I : CONSTITUTION
1945-1947
Box/Folder
1/1
Constitutions, Communist Party, U.S.A.
1945-1947
1/2-1/5
SERIES II : CORRESPONDENCE
1932-1948
Box/Folder
1/2
Incoming Letters
1933-1948
1/3
Outgoing Letters
1932-1934
1/4
Inter-organizational Correspondence
1932-1947
1/5
General Correspondence
1932-1933
1/6-1/9
SERIES III : MEMORANDA AND WRITINGS
1893, 1939
Box/Folder
1/6
Memoranda
1939
1/7
Writings: "The Communist Party" (Chapter 7 of Why Communism, with study questions) by Moissaiye J. Olgin and "Democratic Centralism"
Undated
1/8
Writings: "Elements of Political Education", "Fundamental Problems of Marxism", and "On Tactics of Communists in a United Front"
Undated
1/9
Writings: "Socialism: Scientific and Utopian" by F. Engels and "Striking Against 'Forced Labor'"
1893
1/10, 2/10
SERIES IV : MISCELLANEOUS
1934
Box/Folder
1/10
Miscellanous
1934
2/10
Miscellanous
Undated
1/11-1/13
SERIES V : REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS
1932-1937
Box/Folder
1/11
Report on Anacortes Trial at Mt. Vernon, Plan of Action for Northwest District, Political reports to the Units, Report on May Day (Bellingham)
1932-1933
1/12
District 12 Draft Resolutions
1932-1934
1/13
Resolution of Tasks of the Communist Party, U.S.A. and Resolution on Inner Party Situation and Explusion of Members
Undated
1/14
SERIES VI : STATEMENTS
1932-1947
Box/Folder
1/14
Statements
1932-1947
1/15
SERIES VII : CAMPAIGN MATERIALS
1928-1932
Box/Folder
1/15
Campaign materials
1928-1932
1/16-1/22
SERIES VIII : PRINTED MATERIALS
1931-1988
Box/Folder
1/16
Bulletins
Undated
1/17
Pamphlets
1933-1947
1/18
Newsletters
1931
1/19
Newspapers: People's Daily World and Voice of Action
1933,-1986
1/20
Newspapers: Miscellaneous
1931-1933
1/21
Clippings
1976-1988
1/22
Notes: "On Victory and After" and miscellaneous
Undated
1/23-2/7
SERIES IX : SUBJECT SERIES
1930-1948
Box/Folder
1/23
Agitprop (Part 1 of 2)
1930-1931
1/24
Agitprop (Part 2 of 2)
1930-1931
1/25
Communist Party of Japan
Undated
1/26
Dennet's Expulsion from Communist Party, U.S.A
1947-1948
1/27
Pioneer Summer School (Seattle)
Undated
1/28
Worker's School (Part 1 of 3)
Undated
1/29
Worker's School (Part 2 of 3)
Undated
1/30
Worker's School (Part 3 of 3)
Undated
2/1
Friends of the Soviet Union
Undated
2/2
International Labor Defense
Undated
2/3
Trade Union Unity League
Undated
2/4
Unemployed Council (incl. National Committee Unemployed Council)
1932-1933
2/5
People's Councils, Bellingham (Part 1 of 2)
1932
2/6
People's Councils, Bellingham (Part 2 of 2)
1932
2/7
Unemployed Citizens League, Central Federation (and others)
1933-1934
2/8-2/9
SERIES X : EPHEMERA
Undated
Box/Folder
2/8
Communist Party
Undated
2/9
Miscellaneous related
Undated
2/11-3/5
Record Subgroup B : U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps. Company 1745 (later 2920)
1924-1935
Box/Folder
2/11-2/13
SERIES I : CORRESPONDENCE
1934-1935
Box/Folder
2/11
Incoming Letters
1934-1935
2/12
Outgoing Letters
1935
2/13
General Correspondence
1934
2/14-2/15
SERIES II : REPORTS
1931-1935
Box/Folder
2/14
Report of personnel survey
1935
2/15
Miscellaneous reports
1931-1935
2/16-2/26
SERIES III : NEWSLETTERS
1934-1935
Box/Folder
2/16
Company 1745 ("1745th Post"; E.V. Dennett, editor)
1935
2/17
Company 2920 ("2920th Post"; E.V. Dennett, editor)
1935
2/18
Company 177 ("Camp Chapman Clarion")
1935
2/19
Company 928 ("Zigzag Zephyr")
1935
2/20
Company 931 ("931 News")
1935
2/21
Company 932 ("The War Whoop")
1935
2/22
Company 935 ("The Salt Water Herald")
1934
2/23
Company 969 ("The Broomhandle")
1935
2/24
Company 1624 ("The Tide)
1935
2/25
Company 2907 ("The Daily Blast")
1935
2/26
Company 2912 ("The Emulator")
1935
2/27-2/29
SERIES IV : BULLETINS AND PUBLICATIONS
1924-1935
Box/Folder
2/27
Bulletins
1934-1935
2/28
Publication: "Uncle Sam's Diary"
1934-1935
2/29
Publication: Miscellaneous
1924-1935
2/30
SERIES V : NEWSPAPERS
1935
Box/Folder
2/30
The Metaline Falls News
1935
3/1
SERIES VI : PHOTOGRAPHS
Undated
Box/Folder
3/1
Photographs
Undated
3/2
SERIES VII : NOTES
Undated
Box/Folder
3/2
Notes
Undated
3/3-3/4
SERIES VIII : SUBJECT SERIES
1934-1935
Box/Folder
3/3
Education
1934-1935
3/4
E.V.Dennett discharge
1935
3/5
SERIES IX : MISCELLANEOUS
Undated
Box/Folder
3/5
Miscellaneous
Undated
3/6-3/21
Record Subgroup C : Washington Commonwealth Federation
1934-1951
Box/Folder
3/6
SERIES I : CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
1936
Box/Folder
3/6
Constitutions and Bylaws
1936
3/7-3/8
SERIES II : CORRESPONDENCE AND MEMORANDA
1936-1937
Box/Folder
3/7
General Correspondence
1936
3/8
Memorandum
1937
3/9
SERIES III : SPEECHES AND WRITINGS
1940,-1951
Box/Folder
3/9
"Program of State A. F. of L. Convention Shows Influence" by E.V.Dennett (Undated), Address by E.V. Dennett from KIRO Radio (1940), Peacemakers' Manifesto to the People of Puerto Rico by E.R. Bromley, W.F.Nelson, and R.T.Templing (1951), "Principles of the Washington Commonwealth Federation" (Undated)
1940, 1951
3/10-3/13
SERIES IV : INTERORGANIZATIONAL MATERIALS
1936
Box/Folder
3/10
Minutes: State Convention (1936), Resolutions and Platform Committee (Undated), Caucus Meeting (Undated)
1936
3/11
Reports from the Platform Committee
Undated
3/12
Resolution
Undated
3/13
Election Materials
1936
3/14
SERIES V : CASE FILES
1943
Box/Folder
3/14
Case File: Thompson, William
1943
3/15
SERIES VI : PAMPHLETS
1934-1936
Box/Folder
3/15
Pamphlets
1934-1936
3/16
SERIES VII : LISTS
Undated
Box/Folder
3/16
Lists
Undated
3/17
SERIES VIII : NOTES
Undated
Box/Folder
3/17
Note
Undated
3/18-3/20
SERIES IX : SUBJECT SERIES
1937-1946
Box/Folder
3/18
DeLacy, Hugh
1937-1946
3/19
Gunther,Earl
Undated
3/20
DeLacy-Gunther campaign for election to Seattle City Council
1937
3/21
SERIES X : MISCELLANEOUS
1937
Box/Folder
3/21
Miscellaneous
1937
3/22-4/4
Record Subgroup D : Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific. Puget Sound Division (Ferryboatmen's Union of the Pacific. Puget Sound Division)
1935-1986
Box/Folder
3/22
SERIES I : CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
Undated
Box/Folder
3/22
Constitution and Bylaws
Undated
3/23-3/26
SERIES II : CORRESPONDENCE
1935-1938
Box/Folder
3/23
Incoming Letters
1936-1938
3/24
Outgoing Letters
1935-1937
3/25
Inter-organizational Correspondence
1936-1937
3/26
General Correspondence
1936-1937
3/27-3/29
SERIES III : MINUTES AND REPORTS
1935-1937
Box/Folder
3/27
Minutes
1937
3/28
Reports of Committee elected to Interpret the Martin Award ("Committee of Nine")
c.1936
3/29
Ship Delegate's Reports (1935), Miscellaneous Reports (1936)
1935-1936
3/30
SERIES IV : RESOLUTIONS
1936
Box/Folder
3/30
Resolution on Arbitration Award of Governor Martin's Commission (1936), Miscellaneous (Undated)
1936
3/31
SERIES V : STATEMENTS
Undated
Box/Folder
3/31
Statement
Undated
3/32
SERIES VI : AGREEMENTS
1935-1941
Box/Folder
3/32
Agreements
1935-1941
3/33-3/34
SERIES VII : CONVENTIONS
1936-1937
Box/Folder
3/33
Third Annual Convention of the Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast
1937
3/34
Thirty-fifth Annual Convention of the Washington State Federation of Labor
1936
3/35
SERIES VIII : ELECTION MATERIALS
1937
Box/Folder
3/35
Election Materials
1937
3/36
SERIES IX : CASE FILES
1936
Box/Folder
3/36
Case File: Grievance Committee hearing against E.V.Dennett
1936
3/37-3/41
SERIES X : PRINTED MATERIALS
1935-1942
Box/Folder
3/37
Bulletins
1937
3/38
Newsletters: Ferryboatmen's Union News
1936
3/39
Membership books - E.V.Dennett
1935-1937
3/40
Time book - E.V. Dennett
1941-1942
3/41
Clippings
1937
3/42-3/43
SERIES XI : LISTS AND NOTES
1936-1937
Box/Folder
3/42
Lists
1936-1937
3/43
Notes
Undated
3/44-4/2
SERIES XII : SUBJECT SERIES
1935-1986
Box/Folder
3/44
Masters, Mates and Pilots of America, National Organization. Local No.90 and Local No. 6
1937
3/45
Ferryboatmen's Strike
1935
3/46
E.V. Dennett's Discharge from the Belana
1936
3/47
Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast
1937-1938
4/1
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. International
1961-1986
4/2
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International. Local No. 52 and Local No. 9
1966-1967
4/3
SERIES XIII : EPHEMERA
1936-1937
Box/Folder
4/3
Ephemera
4/4
SERIES XIV : MISCELLANY
1936-1937
Box/Folder
4/4
Miscellaneous
4/5-4/12
Record Subgroup E : Seattle Central Labor Council
Box/Folder
4/5
SERIES I : CORRESPONDENCE
1936-1937
Box/Folder
4/5
General Correspondence
1936-1937
4/6
SERIES II : WRITINGS
1988
Box/Folder
4/6
"Seattle Central Labor Council, 52 Years Ago" by E.V. Dennett
1988
4/7-4/8
SERIES III : MINUTES AND REPORTS
1935-1937
Box/Folder
4/7
Minutes
1937
4/8
Reports
1935-1936
4/9
SERIES IV : RESOLUTIONS
Undated
Box/Folder
4/9
Resolution
Undated
4/10-4/11
SERIES V : SUBJECT SERIES
1936-1937
Box/Folder
4/10
Political Welfare Committee
1936-1937
4/11
Labor Day Parade
1936
4/12
SERIES VI : MISCELLANEOUS
1935-1937
Box/Folder
4/12
Miscellany
4/13-4/15
Record Subgroup F : Industrial Union Council, Seattle
Box/Folder
4/13
SERIES I : CONSTITUTION
Box/Folder
4/13
Constitution
4/14
SERIES II : CORRESPONDENCE
1938
Box/Folder
4/14
General Correspondence - Molthan, James A.
1938
4/15
SERIES III : SPEECHES
1937
Box/Folder
4/15
"The Business Recession and Unemployment" by E.V. Dennett
1937
4/16-5/32
Record Subgroup G : Industrial Union Council, Washington (CIO)
Box/Folder
4/16
SERIES I : CONSTITUTIONS
1938-1950
Box/Folder
4/16
Constitutions
1938-1950
4/17-4/22
SERIES II : CORRESPONDENCE
1938-1941
Box/Folder
4/17
Incoming Letters
1938-1940
4/18
Outgoing Letters
1938-1941
4/19
Inter-organizational Correspondence
1938-1940
4/20
General Correspondence - Jackson, Gardner
1938-1940
4/21
General Correspondence - Miscellaneous, Part 1 of 2
1938-1941
4/22
General Correspondence - Miscellaneous, Part 2 of 2
1938-1941
4/23-4/24
SERIES III : MEMORANDA
1938-1940
Box/Folder
4/23
Daily Memos
1940
4/24
Miscellaneous
1938-1940
4/25
SERIES IV : SPEECHES AND WRITINGS
1940
Box/Folder
4/25
Speech before the Roslyn-Cle Elum Industrial Union Council by E.V. Dennett (1940) and "John L. Lewis and the Washington State CIO Council" by E.V. Dennett (Undated)
1940
4/26-4/28
SERIES V : MINUTES
1938-1940
Box/Folder
4/26
Executive Board meetings
1938-1940
4/27
Meetings of other Industrial Union Councils
1940
4/28
Dennett's personal notes of CIO Executive Board meetings
1939
4/29-4/30
SERIES VI : REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS
1939-1940
Box/Folder
4/29
Report to the Executive Board of the Washington State Industrial Union Council by E.V. Dennett (1939), Report on session of the Washington State Legislature by E.V. Dennett (1939), Miscellaneous Reports (1940, Undated)
1939-1940
4/30
Resolutions
1940
5/1
SERIES VII : STATEMENTS
1942
Box/Folder
5/1
Statements
1942
5/2-5/13
SERIES VIII : CONVENTIONS
1939-1943
Box/Folder
5/2
Second Annual Convention
1939
5/3
Third Annual Convention: Speech - opening address by Richard Francis
1940
5/4
Third Annual Convention: Minutes
1940
5/5
Third Annual Convention: Reports
1940
5/6
Third Annual Convention: Resolutions
1940
5/7
Third Annual Convention: Statement
1940
5/8
Third Annual Convention: Declaration
1940
5/9
Third Annual Convention: Program
1940
5/10
Third Annual Convention: Subject - Credentials Committee
1940
5/11
Third Annual Convention: Miscellaneous
1940
5/12
"J.C. Lewis" Convention
1941
5/13
Fifth Annual Convention
1943
5/14
SERIES IX : AFFIDAVITS
1940
Box/Folder
5/14
Affidavits
1940
5/15
SERIES X : FINANCIAL RECORDS
1940
Box/Folder
5/15
Financial Records
1940
5/16
SERIES XI : FIELD TRIP RECORDS
1940
Box/Folder
5/16
Field Trip Records
1940
5/17-5/18
SERIES XII : NEWS RELEASES AND BULLETINS
1936-1940
Box/Folder
5/17
News Releases
1939-1940
5/18
Bulletins
1936
5/19-5/20
SERIES XIII : ADDRESS FILES
Undated
Box/Folder
5/19
Address file (Part 1 of 2)
Undated
5/20
Address file (Part 2 of 2)
Undated
5/21-5/24
SERIES XIV : CLIPPINGS, LISTS, and NOTES
1938-1940
Box/Folder
5/21
Clippings
1938
5/22
Lists: Local
Undated
5/23
Lists: Miscellaneous
1940
5/24
Reading notes from "One Union in the Woods", "Labor Baron - A Portrait of John L. Lewis", and "Sit Down with John L. Lewis"
Undated
5/25, 5/32
SERIES XV : MISCELLANEOUS
Box/Folder
5/25
Miscellaneous
Undated
5/32
Miscellaneous
Undated
5/26-5/31
SERIES XVI : SUBJECT SERIES
1933-1952
Box/Folder
5/26
Congress of Industrial Organizations (C.I.O.)
1939-1940
5/27
American Federation of Labor
1933
5/28
Seattle Industrial Labor Union Council
Undated
5/29
C.I.O. Political Action Committee
1952
5/30
Continuations Committe for an Autonomous and Democratic Washington State Industrial Union Council
1941
5/31
Labor's Non-Partisan League
1939-1940
6/1-7/1
Record Subgroup H : Steelworkers of America, United Local 1208
1929-1988
Box/Folder
6/1-7/1
SERIES I : STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA UNITED LOCAL 1208 MATERIALS
1929-1988
Box/Folder
6/1
General Correspondence (including Bethelem Steel)
1949-1987
6/1
Memorandum
1950-1956
6/1
Minutes
1950-1954
6/1
Reports
1950-1955
6/1
Constitutions and Bylaws
1949-1982
6/1
Resolution
1954
6/1
Agreements
1929-1962
6/1
Grievances
1952-1957
6/1
Conferences and Conventions
1952-1981
6/1
Campaign Materials
1954
6/1
Bulletins
1935-1987
6/1
Newspaper - Steel Labor
1947-1952
6/1
Periodicals
1977-1988
6/1
Pamphlets
Undated
6/1
Clippings
1954-1984
6/1
Lists
1948-1953
6/1
Notes
1952-1953
7/1
Wage Scales and Rates
1942-1960
7/1
Incentives
1952-1963
7/1
U.S. National Labor Relations Board
1952-1954
7/1
Seniority
1948-1953
7/1
Safety Committee
1949
7/1
Relief Committee for Strike
1949
7/1
Lost Times
1982
7/1
Union Election Camp
1944-1946
7/1
Apprenticeships
Undated
7/1
22-inch Mill
1953
7/1
Jaye G. Sykes and The Progressive
1955
7/1
E.V. Dennett's Expulsion for the United Steelworkers of America
1954-1955
7/1
Libel Suit: E.V. Dennett v. United Steelworkers of America
1953-1956
7/1
Miscellaneous
1943-1969
8/1-8/6
Record Subgroup I : Harriette Dennett
1910-1949, 1978
Box/Folder
8/1-8/6
SERIES I : HARRIETTE DENNETT MATERIALS
1910-1949, 1978
Box/Folder
8/1
General Correspondence
1947-1948
8/2
Affidavit
1949
8/3
Agreement
1978
8/4
Diary
1910
8/5
Yearbook - Franklin High School
1931
8/6
Subject file re: charges brought against Harriett Dennette by Local 35 of the United Office and Professional Workers of America
1948
8/7-19/9
Record Subgroup J : Eugene V. Dennett Personal Papers
Box/Folder
8/7-8/8
SERIES I : INCOMING LETTERS
1929-1988
Box/Folder
8/7
Anderson and Resner (re. Ernest Fox)
1942
8/7
Commission to Study the Organization of Peace
1979
8/7
Consumers' League of New York
1937
8/7
Egolf, Jeremy R.
1985
8/7
Fields, Gladys
1944
8/7
Gilland, Elsie (re: Ernest Fox)
1942
8/7
Gladstein, Grossman, and Margolis (attorneys, San Francisco)
1937
8/7
Johnson, Robert
1933
8/7
McGovern, George
1972
8/7
Mine, Mill and Smelter International Union
1940
8/7
National Consumers' League
1937
8/7
Nielson Television Research
1985
8/8
Pacific Northwest Labor Association
1986-1988
8/8
Public Markets, Weights, and Measures Department (New York)
1936
8/8
Rice, Norm
1988
8/8
Rozeboom, Egbert
1929
8/8
Seattle City Council
1986
8/8
Thompson, Isabel
1964
8/8
U.S.Social Security Board (Baltimore)
1938
8/8
Valle, Georgette W.
1985
8/8
Walker, Bill
1985
8/8
Yuma Realty and Investment Company
1979
8/8
Miscellaneous
1979
8/9-8/10
SERIES II : OUTGOING LETTERS
1937-1987
Box/Folder
8/9
Letters to Editors
1955-1987
8/10
Miscellaneous
1937-1987
8/11-8/15
SERIES III : FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE
1935-1982
Box/Folder
8/11
Dennett, Herbert (Father)
1935-1951
8/12
Dennett, Lee A.
1978-1986
8/13
Horsley, Marie Dennett
1981
8/14
Mann, Marvell Dennett
1972-1982
8/15
Simpson, Betty (Second Wife)
1938-1939
8/16-9/30
SERIES IV : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1930-1989
Box/Folder
8/16
Adams, Brock
1987-1988
8/17
Baldock, Elizabeth
1973-1988
8/18
Beijing Review
1979-1988
8/19
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
1984
8/20
Bonker, Don
1984
8/21
Burton, W.H.
1935
8/22
China Books and Periodicals
1979-1980
8/23
Costigan, Barbara
1975-1988
8/24
Costigan, Howard
1958-1979
8/25
Costigan, Barbara and Howard
1979-1985
8/26
DeLacy, Hugh
1944-1945
8/27
Dies, Martin
1958
8/28
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
1955-1957
8/29
Evans, Daniel J.
1984-1987
8/30
Formick, Joseph
1988
8/31
Freedom Socialist Party
1979-1980
8/32
Garrett, Dan L.
1955
8/33
Gorton, Slade
1982-1989
8/34
Grab, Alonzo
1983-1987
8/35
Guozi Shudian, China Publications Center (Peking Review)
1964-1979
8/36
Hansen, George H.
1930
8/37
Hartle, Barbara
1955-1956
8/38
Jackson, Henry M.
1971-1982
9/1
Kennedy, Edward
1971
9/2
King County Records and Elections Division
1980
9/3
Kohler, Margaret
1951-1958
9/4
London, Mel M.
1985
9/5
Lowry, Mike
1984
9/6
Magnuson, Warren G.
1937-1980
9/7
Miller, John
1987
9/8
Mitchell, James
1955-1956
9/9
Mondale, Walter F.
1983
9/10
Richmond, Al
1982
9/11
Robinson, Earl
1987
9/12
Samuels, Howard A.
1979-1987
9/13
Sauvage, Lester
1979-1988
9/14
Seattle Police Department
1979
9/15
Seattle First National Bank
1956
9/16
Simonton, Mary Jane
1985
9/17
Smith, Norine
1988
9/18
Sorrenson, Sverre
1960-1962
9/19
Spellman, John
1978-1986
9/20
Stewart, Earl
1979-1986
9/21
Talmadge, Phil
1979-1985
9/22
U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee
1955-1957
9/23
U.S. Labor Department
1957
9/24
Valliere, Winifred D.
1962
9/25
Vaughn, Lillie
1962
9/26
Wainer, Nora R.
1982-1983
9/27
Webster, Hugh
1950-1979
9/28
Weyant, Louise
1988
9/29
W. U. Press
1979-1986
9/30
Anonymous
1957
9/31-10/15
SERIES V : WRITINGS BY E.V. DENNETT
1957-1988
Box/Folder
9/31
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Drafts (Part 1 of 3)
1987-1988
10/1
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Drafts (Part 2 of 3)
1987-1988
10/2
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Drafts (Part 3 of 3)
1987-1988
10/3
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Notes (Part 1 of 8)
1987-1988
10/4
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Notes (Part 2 of 8)
1987-1988
10/5
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Notes (Part 3 of 8)
1987-1988
10/6
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Notes (Part 4 of 8)
1987-1988
10/7
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Notes (Part 5 of 8)
1987-1988
10/8
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Notes (Part 6 of 8)
1987-1988
10/9
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Notes (Part 7 of 8)
1987-1988
10/10
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Notes (Part 8 of 8)
1987-1988
10/11
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Correspondence (Part 1 of 3)
1985-1988
10/12
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Correspondence (Part 2 of 3)
1985-1988
10/13
Agitprop-The Life of a Working Class Radical - Correspondence (Part 3 of 3)
1985-1988
10/14
"My Family Tree - My Mother's Side" (1982), "Prospectus for a New Daily Paper"
1982
10/15
Writing Notes
1957
10/16-11/6
SERIES VI : WRITINGS BY OTHERS
1932-1982
Box/Folder
10/16 (VF 1601)
"Melvin M. London and the Early 1930s Washington State Unemployed Movement: Reminiscence and Documents" edited by Jeremy R. Egolf - CLOSED until publication
c. 1981
10/17
Untitled autobiographical work by Isabel Costigan
Undated
10/18
Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace with introductory material by Leonard C. Lewin
1967
11/1
Frozen Destiny by Mabel Mae Miller
Undated
11/2
Addresses by Peter A. Bogdanov and Hugh L. Copper at the Luncheon of the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce
1932
11/3
"Intelligence ' Raw' NA-1 to 'Cy'"
1944-1945
11/4
Songs and Poems
Undated
11/5
Jokes
Undated
11/6
Miscellaneous
1955-1982
11/7-11/8
SERIES VII : INTERVIEW AND QUESTIONNAIRE
1942-1986
Box/Folder
11/7
Interview - E.V. Dennett by Barbara Costigan
1986
11/8
Questionnaire - FBI
1942
11/9-11/14
SERIES VII : DIARIES
1935-1967
Box/Folder
11/9
3 Volumes (1935-36, 1939)
1935-1939
11/10
5 Volumes (1942, 1946, 1948-1950)
1942-1950
11/11
5 Volumes (1951-1955)
1951-1955
11/12
5 Volumes (1956-1960)
1956-1960
11/13
5 Volumes (1961-1965)
1961-1965
11/14
2 Volumes (1966-1967)
1966-1967
12/1-12/5
SERIES VII : PERSONAL AND GENEALOGICAL DOCUMENTS
1926-1979
Box/Folder
12/1
Birth Certificate
1937
12/1
Critic's Reports
1926-1928
12/1
Transcripts
1929-1931
12/2
Diploma
1958
12/2
Teaching Contracts
1930-1931
12/2
Certificates
1928-1971
12/2
Passport
1979
12/2
Divorce Papers (re: Harriette Dennett)
1952
12/3
Genealogical Research - Dennett Family (Part 1 of 3)
1972-1981
12/4
Genealogical Research - Dennett Family (Part 2 of 3)
1972-1981
12/5
Genealogical Research - Dennett Family (Part 3 of 3)
1972-1981
12/6
SERIES VIII : FINANCIAL RECORDS
1938-1939
Box/Folder
12/6
Financial Records
1938-1939
12/7-12/9
SERIES IX : CALENDARS AND ADDRESS BOOK
1974-1988
Box/Folder
12/7
Calendars (Part 1 of 2)
1974-1988
12/8
Calendars (Part 2 of 2)
1974-1988
12/9
Address Book
Undated
12/10-13/1
SERIES X : PUBLICATIONS, YEARBOOKS, SCRAPBOOKS
1927-1955
Box/Folder
12/10
Publications
1937-1954
12/11
Yearbooks - Oregon Normal School (Part 1 of 2)
1927-1928
12/12
Yearbooks - Oregon Normal School (Part 2 of 2)
1927-1928
13/1
Scrapbooks
1933-1955
14/1-14/13
SERIES XI : CLIPPINGS
1948-1988
Box/Folder
14/1
Bryson, Hugh
1983
14/2
Caughlan, John
1948-1956
14/3
Communism
1956-1957
14/4
Dennett, LaVaun
1988
14/5
Fraser, Clara
1988
14/6
Hoff, Heini
1984
14/7
Korean War
1952
14/8
Lowry, Mike
Undated
14/9
Pettus, Terry
1984
14/10
Smith Act
1952-1953
14/11
Letters to Editors - by Dennett
1955-1981
14/12
Letters to Editors - by others
1981
14/13
Miscellaneous
1937-1988
14/14-14/15
SERIES XII : LISTS AND MEMORABILIA
1925
Box/Folder
14/14
Lists
Undated
14/15
Memorabilia
1925
14/16-15/3
SERIES XIII : CLASS NOTES AND TEACHING PLANS
1929-1931
Box/Folder
14/16
Class Notes and Teaching Plans
1929-1931
15/1
Class Notes and Teaching Plans
1929-1931
15/2
Class Notes and Teaching Plans
1929-1931
15/3
Class Notes and Teaching Plans
1929-1931
15/4-15/8
SERIES XIV : NOTES
Undated
Box/Folder
15/4
Reading Notes (Part 1 of 4)
Undated
15/5
Reading Notes (Part 2 of 4)
Undated
15/6
Reading Notes (Part 3 of 4)
Undated
15/7
Reading Notes (Part 4 of 4)
Undated
15/8
Miscellaneous
Undated
15/9-15/12
SERIES XV : PHOTOGRAPHS
Undated
Box/Folder
15/9
Photographs (Part 1 of 4)
Undated
15/10
Photographs (Part 2 of 4)
Undated
15/11
Photographs (Part 3 of 4)
Undated
15/12
Photographs (Part 4 of 4)
Undated
15/13-18/11
SERIES XVI : SUBJECT SERIES
1932-1988
Box/Folder
15/13
Adams, Brock
1987
15/14
Birnie, Helen
1956
15/15
Bonker, Don
1984
15/16
Costigan, Howard
1939-1978
15/17
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
1957
15/18
Evans, Daniel J.
1987
15/19
Fox, Earnest
Undated
15/20
Gorbachev, Mikhail
1988
15/21
Gorton, Slade
1982-1984
15/22
Grieve, Bob
1988
15/23
Kennedy, Edward M.
1971
15/24
Knaisky, Alex
1942
15/25
Magnuson, Warren G.
1971
15/26
McCarty, Bertel
1955-1956
15/27
Moore, Jim
1988
15/28
Mori, Hazel
1951
15/29 (VF 1601)
Schultz, "Dutch" - CLOSED
1966
15/30
Smith, Norine
1988
15/31
Wainer, Nora R.
1982
15/32
Whitebook, Oscar
1955
15/33
American Atheist Addiction Recovery Group
1984-1987
15/34
American Atheists, Puget Sound Chapter
1988
15/35
American Civil Liberties Union
1954-1987
16/1
China Trip (Part 1 of 3)
1979
16/2
China Trip (Part 2 of 3)
1979
16/3
China Trip (Part 3 of 3)
1979
16/4
Community Medical Services
1967
16/5
Hugh Delacy Memorial
1988
16/6
King County Medical Service
1949
16/7
Marine Workers Industrial Union
1932
16/8
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
1945
16/9
E.V. Dennett's military discharge
1940-1987
16/10
E.V. Dennett's military commendation
1945
16/11
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
1953-1954
16/12
National Labor Relations Act
1947
16/13
Older Americans Act
1947
16/14
Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (Part 1 of 4)
1985-1988
16/15
Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (Part 2 of 4)
1985-1988
16/16
Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (Part 3 of 4)
1985-1988
16/17
Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (Part 4 of 4)
1985-1988
16/18
Pacific Northwest Marxist Scholars' Conference
1986
16/19
Pacific Northwest Writers' Conference
1957
16/20
People's Party
1945
16/21
Railroad Brotherhood's Unity Movement
1933
16/22
Ration Forms
1942
16/23
Seattle Model City Program (Part 1 of 3)
1971-1972
16/24
Seattle Model City Program (Part 2 of 3)
1971-1972
16/25
Seattle Model City Program (Part 3 of 3)
1971-1972
16/26
Small Taxpayers Association
1972-1973
17/1
Smith Act Trial (U.S. v. Huff, et al)
1952
17/2
Socialist Party of America
1940-1987
17/3
Socialist Workers Party
1983
17/4
Unemployment
1961-1966
17/5
United Farmers' League (Superior, WI)
Undated
17/6
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 1 of 13)
1951-1955
17/7
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 2 of 13)
1951-1955
17/8
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 3 of 13)
1951-1955
17/9
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 4 of 13)
1951-1955
17/10
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 5 of 13)
1951-1955
17/11
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 6 of 13)
1951-1955
17/12
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 7 of 13)
1951-1955
17/13
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 8 of 13)
1951-1955
17/14
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 9 of 13)
1951-1955
17/15
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 10 of 13)
1951-1955
17/16
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 11 of 13)
1951-1955
17/17
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 12 of 13)
1951-1955
17/18
Investigation Hearings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (Part 13 of 13)
1951-1955
17/19
Hearings on Communist Methods of Infiltration - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee
1953-1954
17/20
Writings - U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee
1950-1955
18/1
Interrogation of E.V. Dennett - U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (Part 1 of 2)
1956
18/2
Interrogation of E.V. Dennett - U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (Part 2 of 2)
1956
18/3
Miscellaneous - U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
1949-1963
18/4
U.S. Naval Supply Depot (re: E.V. dennett's civilian access pass)
1966-1988
18/5
U.S. Works Progress Administration
1937
18/6
Western Oregon State College - Reunions (Part 1 of 2)
1978-1988
18/7
Western Oregon State College - Reunions (Part 2 of 2)
1978-1988
18/8
Western Oregon State College - Miscellaneous
1981
18/9
Woodworkers of America, International (incl. minutes) (Part 1 of 2)
1940-1987
18/10
Woodworkers of America, International (incl. minutes) (Part 2 of 2)
1940-1987
18/11
Workers Ex-Servicemen's League
Undated
18/12-19/9
SERIES XVII : EPHEMERA AND MISCELLANEOUS
1912-1988
Box/Folder
18/12
Ephemera
Undated
18/13
Labor Miscellaneous (Part 1 of 4)
1912-1955
18/14
Labor Miscellaneous (Part 2 of 4)
1912-1955
18/15
Labor Miscellaneous (Part 3 of 4)
1912-1955
18/16
Labor Miscellaneous (Part 4 of 4)
1912-1955
18/17
Political Issues and Campaigns Miscellaneous (Part 1 of 3)
1940-1988
19/1
Political Issues and Campaigns Miscellaneous (Part 2 of 3)
1940-1988
19/2
Political Issues and Campaigns Miscellaneous (Part 3 of 3)
1940-1988
19/3
Health Miscellaneous (Part 1 of 4)
1946-1988
19/4
Health Miscellaneous (Part 2 of 4)
1946-1988
19/5
Health Miscellaneous (Part 3 of 4)
1946-1988
19/6
Health Miscellaneous (Part 4 of 4)
1946-1988
19/7
Communist Party (Duplicates for Display Purposes)
Undated
19/8
Inlandboatmen's Union (Duplicates for Display Purposes)
Undated
19/9
Miscellaneous (Duplicate for Display Purposes)
Undated

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Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Dennett, Eugene V., 1908- --Archives

Corporate Names

  • Bethlehem Steel Company
  • Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Costigan, Barbara (creator)
    • DeLacy, Hugh, 1910-1986 (creator)
    • Dennett, Harriette (creator)
    • Gilland, Rolland L (creator)
    • Haines, Victor (creator)
    Corporate Names
    • Central Labor Council of Seattle and Vicinity (creator)
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Company 1745 (Wash.) (creator)
    • Communist Party of the United States of America. District 12 (creator)
    • Industrial Union Council (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Inland Boatmen's Union of the Pacific. Puget Sound Division (creator)
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)
    • United Steelworkers of America. Local 1208 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Washington Commonwealth Federation (creator)
    • Washington Industrial Union Council (creator)