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   Robert Minor Papers 1907-1952.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Minor papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079112 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Minor, Robert, 1884-1952.
Title:Robert Minor Papers 1907-1952.
Physical description:ca. 15,000 items (65 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Manuscripts comprising notes, speeches, and articles, covering a wide range of social and political subjects and giving an extensive history of the Communist Party. Many of the manuscripts relate to his work as a theoretical writer for the Communist Party and the DAILY WORKER (New York). Subjects covered include the Garvey movement in 1924 and the League of Struggle for Negro Rights in the early 1930s; the re-orientation of the Communist Party in 1945-1947 with respect to the South and the Negro question generally (Minor became the Party's Southern representative in that period); the Party's general policies in the early 1930s and 1941-1942 when Minor was acting secretary in the absence of Earl Browder, and relating to the Party's policy toward the war following the German attack on the Soviet Union; postwar changes in the Party; the "Agrarian Movement;" and the Communist trials of 1949-1953. The extensive clipping file covers the entire domestic political scene and reflects the whole of Minor's career. These date from 1907 to his death, and contain considerable material on the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Also, numerous pamphlets and ephemera relating to the Communist Party.

Series II: Printed Materials

(Primarily clippings)

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Minor papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Contents list available in repository and online.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 08/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2014-04-08 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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African Americans--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
African Americans--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Browder, Earl, 1891-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cartoonists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Civil rights.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Communism--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Communist Party of the United States of America.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
League for the Struggle for Negro Rights.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political parties--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spain--History--Civil War, 1936-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Journalist, cartoonist. Minor was one of the founders of the Communist movement in the United States.

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