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Author: James S Allen; Gus Hall; Communist Party of the United States of America.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection contains writings (unpublished and published), correspondence, internal documents, research notes, clippings, charts, and ephemera. The Biographical & Correspondence series is divided into two subseries, alphabetical and chronological, and principally consists of correspondence. Notable are a file of 1938 correspondence between Allen and his wife, much of it written during his trip to the Philippines,
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Documents
Notes
Clippings
Charts
Ephemera
Scrapbooks
Sources
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
All Authors / Contributors: James S Allen; Gus Hall; Communist Party of the United States of America.
OCLC Number: 477242320
Description: 7.5 linear ft.
Other Titles: The Negro question in the United States.
Reconstruction.
American Communism and Black Americans.
Visions and revisions.
Southern worker (Birmingham, Ala.)
Daily worker (Chicago, Ill.)
Sunday worker.
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The collection contains writings (unpublished and published), correspondence, internal documents, research notes, clippings, charts, and ephemera. The Biographical & Correspondence series is divided into two subseries, alphabetical and chronological, and principally consists of correspondence. Notable are a file of 1938 correspondence between Allen and his wife, much of it written during his trip to the Philippines, correspondence with William Z. Foster, who sought Allen's advice re his writings, a polemical exchange with Hyman Lumer, regarding Lumer's War Economy and Crisis (1954), correspondence with Japanese Marxist publisher Takeshi "Fred" Haga, some of Allen's student writings, and a file on his dismissal in 1928 from his position as a philosophy instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. The Program Committee series contains, in addition to numerous drafts authored and/or edited by Allen, correspondence with prominent communists, minutes and other Committee documents, notes taken at CP National Executive Committee Meetings (1960), a brief unpublished typescript by William Z. Foster "Notes on the Communist Party Electoral Policy" (1958) with annotations by Allen, and programmatic materials of other communist parties. The FOIA series contains some 1500 pages of FBI files (received in the 1980s) which document Allen's activities in the 1950s.

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).

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