Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Socialism

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Socialism
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1879-1965
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic feet
consisting of .5 box.
Repository:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Socialism forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This subject category- Socialism-consists of materials dealing with Socialism. It is primarily lecture notices, campaign information, and booklets on Socialism. The bulk of the materials are from the early 20th century and from the New York and Philadelphia area. Researchers looking for information on Socialism, particularly from the early 20th century will find this information useful.
Series 1, Organizations, circa 1894-1965; undated, consists of materials from various Socialist organizations. Most of the materials are from the Socialist Labor Party. There are notices of lectures and campaign rally speeches, booklets and articles on Socialism, applications for party membership with a quote from Eugene V. Debs, a party membership card for Rufus Suits, and party propaganda articles from the Socialist Labor Party of New York. There is also some campaign information. Most of the organizations are from either Philadelphia or New York City but there is one from St. Louis, Missouri. The bulk of the materials are from the early 20th century. Researchers might find the materials in folder 4 particularly interesting. There is an article on the New York state party platform from 1946, an article called "The Union Label: Twice a Fraud", and a ca.1965 article called "Angry… Frustrated… Over Vietnam?" Materials are arranged alphabetically according to the organization.
Series 2, Publications, circa 1896-1956, consists of publications about Socialism.
Subseries 2a, Periodicals, circa 1897-1901, contain two periodicals. One is called "Railroading in the United States" from the Socialist Library (1901) and the other is called "Socialism" from the Labor Library (1897). Materials are arranged alphabetically according to article title.
Subseries 2b, General, circa 1896-1956, contains other publications, mostly booklets, concerning Socialism. Materials are arranged alphabetically according to booklet title with a foreign publication in the last folder of the series.
Series 3, Related Information, circa 1879-1913; undated, consists of miscellaneous materials on Socialism. There is a lecture notice from 1913 printed in German with the lecture to be held in Philadelphia. There is also a notice with "Opinions of the Press" on three books by Rev. M. Kaufmann, an undated excerpt from "The Penny Magazine" and an undated lyrics sheet for "The Marsellaise" and "The March of the Workers". All of these materials are in one folder.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Socialism is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Socialism, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Materials in the Archives Center
Materials in the Archives Center
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)

Forms Part Of
Forms Part Of

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
An inventory for Box 1 is available.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Business ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives