- Communist Party of the United States of America
- Communist Party of the United States of America records
- circa 100 items
- Collection Number
- 0464 (Accession No. 0464-001)
- Records of the political party dedicated to revolutionary socialism and to support the Communist party of the USSR
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.
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
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Communism--United States
- Communism--Washington (State)
- Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
- Communist Party of the United States of America--Archives
- Cumming, William (creator)
- Iverson, Stanley O (creator)
- Communist Party of the United States of America (Wash.). State Committee (creator)