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|Named Person:||James S Allen; Jacob Auerbach; Luba Auerbach; Isabel Auerbach; Albert Einstein; Herbert Aptheker; Maurice Campbell Cornforth; William Z Foster; John Gates; Takeshi Haga; James Jackson; John Howard Lawson; Hyman Lumer; Pettis Perry; William J Pomeroy; Al Richmond; Blas Roca Calderío; Doxey Alphonso Wilkerson; Karl Marx|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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James S Allen; Gus Hall; Communist Party of the United States of America.
|Description:||7.5 linear ft.|
|Other Titles:||The Negro question in the United States.
American Communism and Black Americans.
Visions and revisions.
Southern worker (Birmingham, Ala.)
Daily worker (Chicago, Ill.)
The Philippines series contains Allen's lengthy 1939 report on his work there, accompanying notes and documents, his correspondence re arrangements for his trip, subsequent correspondence, much of it regarding the writing and publication of Allen's The Radical Left on the Eve of War (1985), some correspondence with William J. Pomeroy, a Communist and author of several books about the Philippines, an untitled thesis by Antonio S. Araneta, Jr. (c1965) on the history of Communism in the Philippines, and an untitled anonymous book-length typescript on the same subject (possibly by Allen). The Subject files contain notes, journals and other materials from Allen's trips to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1960-61), and various documents, ephemera, research materials and notes, mostly on post-WWII economic and political topics, although there is some material from Allen's time in the South. The file on the Cuban Revolution contains a lengthy report by Allen dated November, 1957. A notable file, Agrarian Commission (CPUSA), contains letters (including several from sharecroppers), minutes (attendees included Puro, Haywood, Ware), position statements, reports, and other internal documents describing local farm organizing conditions in the South and the Midwest in the early 1930s.
The Writings series contains manuscripts and typescripts of unpublished, and some published works, in some cases along with relevant correspondence, notes and research materials, and is organized into four subseries. Subseries A. The Negro Question in the U.S., contains book reviews, post-WWII Black Belt statistical data and calculations, a partial typescript for a proposed revised edition, several unpublished essays from the 1950s, CP Negro Commission meeting notes and reports by Allen, James Jackson, and Doxey Wilkerson, and the proceedings of a 1956 Conference on The South, organized by the Jefferson School; Subseries B. Organizing in the Depression South, contains a partial typescript, originally written as part of (subseries C), Visions and Revisions, Allen's unpublished autobiographical typescript, which contains chapters on his early years, travels to the Philippines and the Soviet Union, and his publishing career. Subseries D. Other Writings, contains numerous brief, mostly unpublished typescripts from the late 1920s through the early 1980s. Many deal with the debates over Party policy and theory in the 1945-60 era (critiques of Earl Browder and John Gates); others cover various topics including current events, political economy, the Soviet Union, and the developing countries, including an interview with the former leader of the Cuban Communist Party, Blas Roca (1978). There are also book contracts and reviews, memorial portraits of prominent communists, and publishing correspondence for American Communism and Black Americans (1987), Atomic Imperialism (1952), and Reconstruction (1937).
The last series consists of photocopies of six thick scrapbooks, and three sets of oversized charts. The first four scrapbooks contain Allen's articles in the Communist press, almost all from the Daily Worker and The Communist/Political Affairs (1928-1967), the fifth contains reviews of his books (1936-1962), and the last commemorates his 60th birthday. The charts contain Black Belt county population data, 1860-1950, and were compiled by Allen from U.S. Census figures.
- Allen, James S.
- Auerbach, Jacob.
- Auerbach, Luba.
- Auerbach, Isabel.
- Einstein, Albert, -- 1879-1955.
- Aptheker, Herbert, -- 1915-2003.
- Cornforth, Maurice Campbell.
- Foster, William Z., -- 1881-1961.
- Gates, John, -- 1913-1992.
- Haga, Takeshi.
- Jackson, James.
- Lawson, John Howard, -- 1894-1977.
- Lumer, Hyman.
- Perry, Pettis.
- Pomeroy, William J., -- 1916-
- Richmond, Al, -- 1913-1987.
- Roca Calderío, Blas.
- Wilkerson, Doxey Alphonso, -- 1905-1993.
- Marx, Karl, -- 1818-1883.
- Communist Party of the United States of America -- History -- 20th century.
- United States. -- Congress. -- House. -- Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
- International Publishers.
- Communist Party of the United States of America. -- National Program Committee.
- Communist Party of the United States of America. -- Negro Commission.
- Communist Party of the United States of America. -- Agrarian Commission.
- Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Communism -- Philippines -- History -- Sources.
- Communists -- United States.
- Communism -- Cuba -- History -- Sources.
- Strikes and lockouts -- United States.
- African Americans.
- International relations.