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|Named Person:||Cedric Belfrage; Claude Williams; James Aronson; Jack McManus; Owen Whitfield; Thad Snow; Ethel Rosenberg; Julius Rosenberg; Anna Louise Strong; Wilfred G Burchett; Anne Braden; Carl Braden; Theodore Dreiser; Virginia Durr; Erich Fromm; Rockwell Kent; Pete Seeger; Joan Robinson; K Zilliacus; Scotty MacKenzie; Leo Sheiner; Morton Sobell; Paul Robeson; Eduardo Galeano; Emil Carlebach; Sally Belfrage; Ann Belfrage; Frank Loesser; Hannah Middleton; Peggy Middleton; W E B Du Bois; Shirley Graham Du Bois|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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|Description:||13.5 linear ft.|
His trip to Southeast Missouri in 1948 is very well documented in the form of writing and research for his unpublished manuscripts on the Sharecroppers Strike of 1939, and its leaders Owen Whitfield and Thad Snow. Belfrage's next major project, the founding of the National Guardian in the fall of 1948, is well documented. The collection also provides documentation of his deportation case and time in jail. The next period in his life, as editor-in-exile for the National Guardian, during which he travelled extensively as a journalist, is less well covered. The main forms of documentation are his articles, travel notes, and correspondence. The collection covers more thoroughly the final period of Belfrage's life, from the time he settled in Mexico in 1973 to his death in 1990.
Belfrage's evolving political views are well documented, especially regarding the rise of fascism and anti-semitism in the 1930's, World War II in the 1940's, McCarthyism in the 1950's, Cuba in the 1960's, and Latin American countries in general in the 1970's and 1980's. His ambivalent relationship to the Communist Party and the Soviet Union is an on-going theme both in his writings and correspondence. The collection provides a detailed record of Belfrage's relations with friends and family, in the form of correspondence, though it is almost all incoming. Important and/or major correspondents include: James Aronson, Claude Williams, Sally Belfrage, Wilfred Burchett, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. DuBois and his wife Shirley Graham, Hannah and Peggy Middleton, Anne and Carl Braden, Theodore Dreiser, Virginia Durr, Erich Fromm, Alger Hiss, Rockwell Kent, Pete Seeger, Joan Robinson, Anna Louise Strong, and K. Zilliacus. Eighty (80) photographs, four reels of recordings of House Un-American Activities Committee hearings (c. 1952-1955), and five cassettes of interviews for the unpublished book on Owen Whitfield (1982) have been removed and are located in Tamiment's non-print collection. A videotape interview (circa 1976) of Belfrage regarding his Hollywood years has been transferred ot the Avery Fisher Center and separately cataloged.
- Belfrage, Cedric, -- 1904-1990.
- Williams, Claude.
- Aronson, James.
- McManus, Jack.
- Whitfield, Owen.
- Snow, Thad, -- 1881-1954.
- Rosenberg, Ethel, -- 1915-1953.
- Rosenberg, Julius, -- 1918-1953.
- Strong, Anna Louise, -- 1885-1970.
- Burchett, Wilfred G., -- 1911-1983.
- Braden, Anne, -- 1924-2006.
- Braden, Carl, -- 1914-1975.
- Dreiser, Theodore, -- 1871-1945.
- Durr, Virginia.
- Fromm, Erich, -- 1900-1980.
- Kent, Rockwell, -- 1882-1971.
- Seeger, Pete, -- 1919-2014.
- Robinson, Joan.
- Zilliacus, K. -- (Konni), -- 1894-1967.
- MacKenzie, Scotty.
- Sheiner, Leo.
- Sobell, Morton.
- Robeson, Paul, -- 1898-1976.
- Galeano, Eduardo, -- 1940-2015.
- Carlebach, Emil.
- Belfrage, Sally, -- 1936-
- Belfrage, Ann.
- Loesser, Frank, -- 1910-1969.
- Middleton, Hannah.
- Middleton, Peggy.
- Du Bois, W. E. B. -- (William Edward Burghardt), -- 1868-1963.
- Du Bois, Shirley Graham, -- 1896-1977.
- Hollywood Anti-Nazi League.
- Spanish Republican Committee (U.S.)
- Great Britain. -- MI6.
- Allied Forces. -- Supreme Headquarters. -- Psychological Warfare Division.
- United States. -- Congress. -- House. -- Committee on Un-American Activities.
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- Cuernavaca (Mexico)
- Anti-communist movements.
- Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
- Journalism, Socialist -- United States.
- Socialists -- England.
- Socialists -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Authors, English.
- Translators -- England.
- Journalists -- England.
- Journalists -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Film critics -- England.
- Film critics -- California -- Hollywood (Los Angeles)
- Press agents -- England -- London.
- Journalists -- California -- Hollywood (Los Angeles)
- Political activists -- California -- Hollywood (Los Angeles)
- Anti-fascist movements -- Germany.
- Sharecroppers -- Missouri.
- Cold War.
- Radicalism -- United States.
- Civil rights movements -- United States.
- Peace movements -- United States.
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
- Political prisoners -- United States.
- New Left.
- Periodical editors -- United States.
- National guardian (New York, N.Y.).
- Clipper (Hollywood, Calif.)