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.