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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Virgil J. Vogel Collection 1903-1980

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Vogel, Virgil J. Collection

Dates:

1903-1980

Size:

66.5 linear feet (67 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Virgil J. Vogel (1918-1994) was an historian, political organizer, activist, educator and University of Chicago alumnus. The Virgil J. Vogel Collection spans 1903-1980 and represents the political activities of Vogel and his associate, the Socialist Party organizer Benjamin Williger. Included are records of a wide variety of leftist political organizations, particularly the the Socialist Party and the Young People's Socialist League; materials on political activity at the University of Chicago; leftist periodicals; and subject files on political and social topics. The collection also contains personal papers of Virgil Vogel.

Information on Use

Access

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Vogel, Virgil J. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Virgil J. Vogel (1918-1994) was an historian, socialist political organizer, activist and University of Chicago alumnus. Born in Keota, Iowa, Vogel attended Chicago State University (B.E., 1942) and University of Chicago (M.A. 1949, Ph.D. 1966). Vogel's academic research was in the field of Native American history and language. His dissertation American Indian Medicine was published by University of Oklahoma Press in 1970 and remains a definitive text in the field. He also published Indian Place Names of Illinois (1963); This Country Was Ours: A Documentary History of the American Indian (1972); Iowa Place Names of Indian Origin (1983); Indian Names in Michigan (1986); and Indian Names on Wisconsin's Map (1991).

By his late teens, Vogel was dedicating much of his energy toward political activism and organization, particularly within the Young People's Socialist League, where he held a succession of local and national offices, eventually becoming the national chairman. He was a longtime member of the Socialist Party, and played a leading role in many smaller socialist and radical organizations. Vogel's political essays, reviews and commentary were widely published in the leftist press from the 1930s-1950s, and he was instrumental in reviving the radical publisher Charles H. Kerr Company in the 1970s. While Vogel remained committed to the Socialist Party for most of his life, he was also sympathetic to the New Left and anti-war movements of the 1950s-1970s.

Vogel's teaching career reflected his commitment to social justice. From 1942-1967, he worked as an elementary and high school teach in Chicago public schools. He later taught in the City Colleges of Chicago system, developing some of the schools' earliest courses on minority history and ethnic studies. He taught Native American adult education courses, and was a lecturer on Native American medicine at University of Illinois-Chicago in 1983.

One of Vogel's allies was Benjamin Williger, a Socialist Party organizer based in Elmhurst, Illinois. Williger was an early member of YPSL, and went on to become influential in the Socialist Party, serving in state offices and on the National Action Committee and National Executive Committee. Williger ran for Illinois State Treasurer in 1936.

Scope Note

The Virgil J. Vogel Collection represents the political and social activities of Vogel and his associate Benjamin Williger. The two men's collections of material were interspersed over time. In general, Williger's contributions date from the 1910s-1950s. Vogel added his own collection of materials from the mid-1930s to the early 1980s. Both men's collections reflect their long involvement in the Socialist Party and many other left-wing organizations. The collection also contains personal papers of Virgil Vogel.

The collection is organized into eight series:

Series I: Virgil J. Vogel Papers, spans 1940-1977. The bulk of this series consists of manuscripts and proofs of his book This Country Was Ours: A Documentary History of the American Indian. Also included are manuscripts and clippings of writings for political publications, a bibliography on the history of American socialism, and teaching materials from his work in Chicago city colleges.

Series II: University of Chicago, documents leftist political activities at the university from 1944-1970. Materials were collected by Virgil Vogel, first in his role as a politically active student, and later as an alumnus who was attentive to campus political events. Earlier materials in this series represent a number of campus organizations that focused on issues such as labor, revolutionary movements, and civil liberties. Files from 1969-1970 pertain mainly to the 1969 student occupation of the Administration Building following the dismissal of Marlene Dixon, and the subsequent disciplinary proceedings. There is also a file on student participation in the 1970 National Student Strike, which was organized in response to the invasion of Cambodia and the killing of four students at Kent State University.

Series III: Socialist Party, contains records of the party known during the 20th century as the Socialist Party of America, the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation, and Socialist Party USA. These records span 1903-1978 and were collected by Benjamin Williger and Virgil Vogel through their activities with national, regional, state and local branches of the party.

Series IV: Young People's Socialist League, contains records of the youth group affiliated with the Socialist Party. These records were collected by Benjamin Williger and Virgil Vogel through their activities with national, regional, state and local branches of the party. Records span 1915-1961, and include important early documents of the early development of the Young People's Socialist League, from its launch in 1915, through the exit of the group's left wing faction in 1919, to reorganization in the early 1920s

Series V: Organizations, consists of Benjamin Williger and Virgil Vogel's collections of material from a wide variety of international, national and and local political and social organizations. The content of these materials addresses such issues as civil rights, civil liberties, community organization, labor organization, leftist and radical political organization, nuclear disarmament, and pacifism.Files span 1914-1980.

Series VI: Periodicals, contains periodicals collected by Benjamin Williger and Virgil Vogel. Many of these periodicals were published by organizations represented elsewhere in the collection, particularly the Socialist Party and the Young People's Socialist League. Files span 1932-1980 and are organized alphabetically.

Series VII: Subject Files, spans 1918-1979 and consists of files that document specific topics or individuals. Of note is a set of files relating to community organization in Elmhurst, Illinois; these were presumably collected by Elmhurst resident Benjamin Williger. There are also large aggregations of files on international political affairs, the New Left, and race and ethnicity.

Series VIII: Oversize, consists of oversize materials transferred from Series I-VII.

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Subject Headings

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Series I: Virgil J. Vogel Papers

This series contains correspondence, teaching materials, and writings of Virgil Vogel.

Files are arranged chronologically, spanning 1940-1977. The bulk of this series consists of manuscripts and proofs of his book This Country Was Ours: A Documentary History of the American Indian. Also included are manuscripts and clippings of writings for political publications, a bibliography on the history of American socialism, and teaching materials from his work in Chicago city colleges.

Additional political writing by Virgil Vogel was published in some of the periodicals found in Series VI. Vogel's correspondence related to political activities is found mainly in Series III and IV. Oversize proofs have been transferred to Series VIII: Subseries 1.

Box 1   Folder 1

Teaching materials and correspondence, 1940

Box 1   Folder 2

"Capitalism Doing Better in Saskatchewan," manuscript, circa 1947

Box 1   Folder 3

"SDS Splits: Mitosis at Chicago," Industrial Worker, 1969

Box 1   Folder 4

Socialist Tribune column, correspondence and clippings, 1970

Box 1   Folder 5-9

This Country Was Ours, manuscript, circa 1972

Box 1   Folder 10

This Country Was Ours, proofs, circa 1972

Box 2   Folder 1-6

This Country Was Ours, proofs, circa 1972

Box 2   Folder 7-8

This Country Was Ours, galley proofs, circa 1972

Box 3   Folder 1

This Country Was Ours, galley proofs, circa 1972

Box 3   Folder 2

Correspondence, 1973-1977

Box 3   Folder 3

Selected and Annotated Bibliography on the History of American Socialism, 1977

Series II: University of Chicago

This series documents leftist political activities at University of Chicago from 1944-1970. Materials were collected by Virgil Vogel, first in his role as a politically active student, and later as an alumnus who was attentive to campus political events. Files are arranged chronologically and contains announcements, broadsides, clippings, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, and reports.

Earlier materials in this series represent a number of campus organizations that focused on issues such as labor, revolutionary movements, and civil liberties. Files from 1969-1970 pertain mainly to the 1969 student occupation of the Administration Building following the dismissal of Marlene Dixon, and the subsequent disciplinary proceedings. There is also a file on student participation in the 1970 National Student Strike, which was organized in response to the invasion of Cambodia and the killing of four students at Kent State University.

Of particular note are broadsides and announcements produced by student groups on campus. Also of interest are minutes of a regional YPSL meeting critiquing the activities of the Socialist Club at University of Chicago.

Series IV contains a small number of additional items related to the University of Chicago. A protest sign from the 1969 sit-in, as well as oversize material related to the National Student Strike, have been transferred to Series VIII: Subseries 2.

Box 3   Folder 4

Socialist Club, announcement and minutes, 1944-1945

Box 3   Folder 5

Socialist Club, Student Socialist newsletter, 1944-1945

Box 3   Folder 6

Socialist Study Club, memorandum and broadside, circa 1944-1947

Box 3   Folder 7

University of Chicago Chapter, Young People's Socialist League, broadsides, 1946

Box 3   Folder 8

Politics Club, broadside, circa 1949-1950

Box 3   Folder 9

Politics Club, Student Partisan newsletter, 1949-1950

Box 3   Folder 10

University of Chicago Chapter, Young People's Socialist League, Perspectives newsletter, 1959

Box 3   Folder 11

Young Socialist League, broadside, circa 1950s

Box 3   Folder 12-13

Administration Building sit-in, announcements, memoranda, reports and statements, 1969

Box 3   Folder 14

Administration Building sit-in, broadsides, 1969

Box 3   Folder 15

Administration Building sit-in, clippings, 1969

Box 3   Folder 16

National Student Strike, announcements, broadsides and memoranda, 1970

Series III: Socialist Party

This series contains records of the Socialist Party (known during the 20th century as the Socialist Party of America, the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation, and Socialist Party USA).These records were collected by Benjamin Williger and Virgil Vogel through their activities with national, regional, state and local branches of the party.

This series is organized into five subseries:

Subseries 1: National Conventions and Conferences, consists mainly of convention and conference proceedings. Proceedings include agendas, ballots, bulletins, constitutions, minutes, platforms, reports, resolutions, and statements. Also included are related ballots, correspondence, drafts and notes. Files span 1919-1978 and are arranged chronologically by event. Most files are on the party's national conventions and conferences, which were held annually or biannually. There are also files on one-time conferences held to address specific issues or events. Of note is a report from the 1919 Emergency National Convention, during which the party's Left Wing Section split to form the Communist Labor Party of America.

Subseries 2: National Committees, contains agendas, broadsides, bulletins, correspondence, minutes, reports, resolutions, and statements. Files span 1938-1979 and are organized alphabetically by committee name. The bulk of material in this subseries consists of minutes of the National Action Committee, National Executive Committee, and National Committee. Minutes for these committees were occasionally circulated as one document: These documents are filed after National Action Committee minutes.

Subseries 3: National Membership, contains a wide variety of materials circulated for general communication within the Socialist Party and to the public. Included are bibliographies, ballots, bills, broadsides, bulletins, catalogues, circulars, clippings, constitutions, correspondence, manuals, news releases, pamphlets, reports, and statements. Files span the 1920s-1978 and are organized alphabetically.

Subseries 4: Socialist Party of Illinois, contains material related to state and local activities of the Socialist Party. Much of the content of this subseries relates to the activities of the State Executive Committee, meetings and events held by state and local branches, and the organization of conventions and conferences. Materials include announcements, broadsides, constitutions, correspondence, minutes, pamphlets, periodicals, and resolutions. Files span 1903-1976, but are concentrated in the 1930s-1960s. Files in this subseries are organized chronologically. Of particular interest are files documenting the intervention of the national party into Chicago local conflicts in the mid-1940s. Also of note are minute books describing the early development of the Socialist Party in the Chicago area.

Subseries 5: Other Branches, is a small group of files on socialist party branches outside of Illinois, as well as the Indiana-Illinois regional branch. Most of the materials in this subseries consist of announcements, broadsides, pamphlets and periodicals. Files on the Indiana-Illinois regional branch also contain correspondence, minutes, and convention proceedings. Files span 1939-1964 and are organized alphabetically by state.

Additional periodicals published by the Socialist Party and its affiliate organizations are in Series VI and VII. Records of the Young People's Socialist League, the party's youth affiliate, are in Series IV. Oversize periodicals, pamphlets, and a broadside have been transferred to Series VIII: Subseries 3.

Subseries 1: National Conventions and Conferences

Box 3   Folder 17

National Convention, 1919

Box 3   Folder 18

Labor and Socialist International Convention, 1933-1934

Box 3   Folder 19

National Convention, 1934

Box 3   Folder 20

Conference in Gillespie, Illinois, 1937

Box 4   Folder 1-2

National Convention, 1937

Box 4   Folder 3

National Convention, 1938

Box 4   Folder 4

Conference on Unemployment, 1939

Box 4   Folder 5

National Convention, 1940

Box 4   Folder 6-7

National Convention, 1942

Box 4   Folder 8

National Convention, 1944

Box 4   Folder 9

Conference on Independent Political Action, 1946

Box 4   Folder 10-11

National Convention, 1946

Box 5   Folder 1

National Convention, 1948

Box 5   Folder 2

National Convention, circa 1940s

Box 5   Folder 3

National Convention, 1950

Box 5   Folder 4

National Convention, 1952

Box 5   Folder 5

National Convention, 1954

Box 5   Folder 6

National Convention, 1956

Box 5   Folder 7-9

National Convention, 1958

Box 5   Folder 10

National Convention, 1959

Box 6   Folder 1

National Convention, 1960

Box 6   Folder 2

National Conference, 1961

Box 6   Folder 3-4

National Convention, 1962

Box 6   Folder 5

National Conference on the Civil Rights Revolution, 1963

Box 6   Folder 6

National Conference on Poverty and Unemployment, 1964

Box 6   Folder 7-8

National Convention, 1964

Box 6   Folder 9

National Conference on International Affairs, 1965

Box 6   Folder 10

National Convention, 1966

Box 6   Folder 11

National Conference, 1967

Box 6   Folder 12

National Convention, circa 1968

Box 6   Folder 13

National Convention, 1975

Box 6   Folder 14-15

National Convention, 1977

Box 7   Folder 1-2

National Convention, 1978

Box 7   Folder 3

National Convention, undated

Subseries 2: National Committees

Box 7   Folder 4

Activities Program Committee, 1960

Box 7   Folder 5

Call Promotion Committee, circa 1940s

Box 7   Folder 6

Civil Rights Committee, 1963

Box 7   Folder 7

Debs Day Dinner Committee, 1965-1966

Box 7   Folder 8

Educational Committee, 1939

Box 7   Folder 9

International Affairs Committee, 1947-circa 1948

Box 7   Folder 10

International Labor Solidarity Committee, 1939

Box 7   Folder 11

National Action Committee, 1938

Box 7   Folder 12

National Action Committee, 1939

Box 7   Folder 13

National Action Committee, 1940

Box 7   Folder 14

National Action Committee, 1941

Box 7   Folder 15

National Action Committee, 1942

Box 7   Folder 16

National Action Committee, 1943

Box 7   Folder 17

National Action Committee, 1944

Box 7   Folder 18

National Action Committee, 1945

Box 7   Folder 19

National Action Committee, 1946

Box 7   Folder 20

National Action Committee, 1947

Box 7   Folder 21

National Action Committee, 1948

Box 7   Folder 22

National Action Committee, 1949

Box 7   Folder 23

National Action Committee, 1950

Box 7   Folder 24

National Action Committee, 1951

Box 7   Folder 25

National Action Committee, 1952

Box 7   Folder 26

National Action Committee, 1953

Box 7   Folder 27

National Action Committee, 1954

Box 7   Folder 28

National Action Committee, 1955

Box 7   Folder 29

National Action Committee, 1956

Box 7   Folder 30

National Action Committee, 1957

Box 7   Folder 31

National Action Committee, 1958

Box 7   Folder 32

National Action Committee, 1959

Box 8   Folder 1

National Action Committee, 1960

Box 8   Folder 2

National Action Committee, 1961

Box 8   Folder 3

National Action Committee, 1962

Box 8   Folder 4

National Action Committee, 1963

Box 8   Folder 5

National Action Committee, 1964

Box 8   Folder 6

National Action Committee, 1965

Box 8   Folder 7

National Action Committee, 1966

Box 8   Folder 8

National Action Committee, 1967

Box 8   Folder 9

National Action Committee, 1978

Box 8   Folder 10

National Action Committee, undated

Box 8   Folder 11

National Action Committee and National Executive Committee, 1955

Box 8   Folder 12

National Action Committee and National Committee, 1960

Box 8   Folder 13

National Action Committee and National Committee, 1961

Box 8   Folder 14

National Action Committee and National Committee, 1962

Box 8   Folder 15

National Action Committee and National Committee, 1964

Box 8   Folder 16

National Action Committee and National Committee, 1966

Box 8   Folder 17

National Campaign Committee, 1948

Box 8   Folder 18

National Committee, 1958

Box 8   Folder 19

National Committee, 1959

Box 8   Folder 20

National Committee, 1960

Box 9   Folder 1

National Committee, 1961

Box 9   Folder 2

National Committee, 1962

Box 9   Folder 3

National Committee, 1963

Box 9   Folder 4

National Committee, 1964

Box 9   Folder 5

National Committee, 1965

Box 9   Folder 6

National Committee, 1966

Box 9   Folder 7

National Committee, 1967

Box 9   Folder 8

National Committee, 1976

Box 9   Folder 9

National Committee, 1978-1979

Box 9   Folder 10

National Executive Committee, 1938

Box 9   Folder 11

National Executive Committee, 1939

Box 9   Folder 12

National Executive Committee, 1941

Box 9   Folder 13

National Executive Committee, 1942

Box 9   Folder 14

National Executive Committee, 1943

Box 9   Folder 15

National Executive Committee, 1944

Box 9   Folder 16

National Executive Committee, circa 1945

Box 9   Folder 17

National Executive Committee, 1946

Box 9   Folder 18

National Executive Committee, 1947

Box 9   Folder 19

National Executive Committee, circa 1947

Box 9   Folder 20

National Executive Committee, 1948

Box 9   Folder 21

National Executive Committee, 1949

Box 9   Folder 22

National Executive Committee, 1950

Box 9   Folder 23

National Executive Committee, 1951

Box 9   Folder 24

National Executive Committee, 1952

Box 9   Folder 25

National Executive Committee, 1953

Box 9   Folder 26

National Executive Committee, 1954

Box 9   Folder 27

National Executive Committee, 1955

Box 9   Folder 28

National Executive Committee, 1956

Box 9   Folder 29

National Executive Committee, 1957

Box 9   Folder 30

National Executive Committee, 1958

Box 9   Folder 31

National Executive Committee, 1959

Box 9   Folder 32

National Executive Committee, undated

Box 9   Folder 33

National Labor Committee, 1938-circa 1950s

Box 9   Folder 34

Organization and Finance Committee, 1957-1958

Box 9   Folder 35

Public Affairs Committee, 1950

Box 10   Folder 1

Research Committee, 1944

Box 10   Folder 2

Subcommittee on Question of Appeal Association, 1937

Box 10   Folder 3

Servicemen's Committee, 1946

Box 10   Folder 4

Special Organizer Committee, undated

Box 10   Folder 5

SP-YPSL (Socialist Party-Young Peoples Socialist League) Coordinating Committee, 1945

Box 10   Folder 6

Unity Committee, 1954

Subseries 3: National Membership

Box 10   Folder 7

Atlantic Pact referendum, circa 1949

Box 10   Folder 8

Bibliographies and catalogs, 1938-1974

Box 10   Folder 9

Bills, circa 1946

Box 10   Folder 10

Broadsides, circa 1930s-1950s

Box 10   Folder 11-13

Bulletins, 1931-1960

Box 10   Folder 14

Circulars and memoranda, 1946-1966

Box 10   Folder 15

Committee on Socialist Perspectives, bulletins, 1943-1944

Box 10   Folder 16

Constitution, 1940

Box 10   Folder 17

Constitution, 1944

Box 10   Folder 18

Constitution, 1948

Box 10   Folder 19

Constitution, 1954

Box 10   Folder 20

Discussion outlines, 1950-1953

Box 10   Folder 21

Executive Secretary, memoranda, 1937-1939

Box 11   Folder 1

Financial reports, 1936-1962

Box 11   Folder 2

Fund Drive bulletins, 1937-1978

Box 11   Folder 3

Fund Drive memoranda and reports, 1938-1967

Box 11   Folder 4-5

Independent Socialist League, bulletins, memoranda and clippings, 1958

Box 11   Folder 6

Labor Secretary, memoranda, circa 1946

Box 11   Folder 7

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, manual and pamphlets, 1963

Box 11   Folder 8

Membership, memoranda and reports, 1955-1965

Box 11   Folder 9

National Administrative Secretary, memoranda, 1961-1966

Box 11   Folder 10

National Secretary, bulletins, circulars and memoranda, 1951-1960

Box 11   Folder 11

New America, correspondence, 1961-1966

Box 11   Folder 12

News releases and public statements, 1939-1966

Box 11   Folder 13-14

Pamphlets and handbills, circa 1920s-1960s

Box 12   Folder 1

Platform, 1934

Box 12   Folder 2

Platform, 1936

Box 12   Folder 3

Platform, 1940

Box 12   Folder 4

Platform, 1948

Box 12   Folder 5

Platform, 1954

Box 12   Folder 6

Platform, 1956

Box 12   Folder 7

Platform, 1960

Box 12   Folder 8

Platform, 1962

Box 12   Folder 9

Platform, 1964

Box 12   Folder 10

Presidential campaign, publicity kit, 1948

Box 12   Folder 11

Presidential campaign, bulletin, 1960

Box 12   Folder 12

Rand School of Social Science, circular, 1934

Box 12   Folder 13

Realignment policy, pamphlets, 1961

Box 12   Folder 14

Reports, 1963-1966

Box 12   Folder 15

Resolutions, 1948-1966

Box 12   Folder 16

Socialist Call, circulars and memoranda, 1938-1960

Box 12   Folder 17

Song books and song sheets, circa 1920s-1960

Box 12   Folder 18

Study course outline, undated

Box 12   Folder 19

Thomas, Norman, correspondence, reports, speeches and clippings, 1935-1964

Box 12   Folder 20

Vogel, Virgil, correspondence, 1972-1978

Box 12   Folder 21

Williger, Benjamin, correspondence, 1947-1966

Subseries 4: Socialist Party of Illinois

Box 13

15th Ward Branch, minute book, 1903-1913

Box 14

Elmhurst Branch, minute book, 1933-1935

Box 15   Folder 1

Elmhurst Branch, announcements, 1935

Box 15   Folder 2

Socialist Party of Illinois, constitution, 1935

Box 15   Folder 3

Socialist Party of Illinois, convention proceedings, 1936

Box 15   Folder 4

State Executive Committee, correspondence, minutes and statements, 1936-1939

Box 15   Folder 5

Socialist Party of Illinois, broadsides and petitions, 1936-1948

Box 15   Folder 6

Socialist Party of Illinois, convention proceedings, 1937

Box 15   Folder 7

Socialist Party of Illinois, convention proceedings, 1938

Box 15   Folder 8

Socialist Party of Illinois, correspondence, notes, and proceedings, 1938-1948

Box 15   Folder 9

Benjamin Williger, National Party correspondence, 1939

Box 15   Folder 10

Socialist Party of Cook County, bulletins, 1939

Box 15   Folder 11

Regional, state, and Chicago committees, minutes, 1942-1943

Box 15   Folder 12

National Action Committee, motions, 1947

Box 15   Folder 13

National Executive Committee, minutes, 1947

Box 15   Folder 14

National Executive Committee, resolution, 1947

Box 15   Folder 15

National, state and local announcements, 1947

Box 15   Folder 16

South Side Branch, resolution on suspension of Cook County charter, 1947

Box 15   Folder 17

Socialist Party of Illinois, congressional campaign, broadsides, clippings, handbills and pamphlets, 1948

Box 15   Folder 18

Chicago Local, resolutions, circa 1948

Box 15   Folder 19

Central Branch, announcements, correspondence and pamphlets, 1948-1950

Box 15   Folder 20

Chicago and Cook County Local Executive Committees, minutes, 1949

Box 15   Folder 21

Chicago Left Wing, statement, circa 1949

Box 15   Folder 22

Cook County membership meeting minutes, 1949

Box 15   Folder 23

Greater Chicago Branch, bulletins, 1951-1952

Box 15   Folder 24

Greater Chicago Branch, announcements, 1954

Box 15   Folder 25

State Executive Committee, correspondence and statements, 1955-1959

Box 15   Folder 26

Socialist Party of Illinois, convention announcement, 1956

Box 15   Folder 27

Socialist Party of Illinois, correspondence and proceedings, 1956- 1957

Box 15   Folder 28

Socialist Party of Illinois, correspondence and membership lists, 1957

Box 15   Folder 29

Socialist Party of Illinois, constitution, 1957

Box 15   Folder 30

Socialist Party of Illinois, announcements and broadsides, 1957- 1958

Box 15   Folder 31

Socialist Party of Illinois, correspondence, pamphlets and proceedings, 1957-1958

Box 16   Folder 1

State Executive Committee, correspondence and minutes, 1957- 1961

Box 16   Folder 2

Socialist Party of Illinois, correspondence, minutes, periodicals and proceedings, 1957-1964

Box 16   Folder 3

Socialist Party, Chicago and Hyde Park, May Day song book and pamphlet, 1959

Box 16   Folder 4

Socialist Party of Illinois, broadsides and proceedings, 1959-1960

Box 16   Folder 5

Socialist Party of Illinois, correspondence and periodicals, 1959- 1962

Box 16   Folder 6

Socialist Party of Illinois, broadsides, correspondence, minutes and notes, 1960

Box 16   Folder 7

Chicago locals, announcements and correspondence, 1961

Box 16   Folder 8

Socialist Party of Illinois, announcements, correspondence, and publications, 1961-1965

Box 16   Folder 9

State Executive Committee, minutes, 1963

Box 16   Folder 10

Socialist Party of Illinois, convention announcements and resolution, 1964

Box 16   Folder 11

Socialist Party of Illinois, Debs Day Dinner invitations, 1964

Box 16   Folder 12

Socialist Party of Illinois, Socialist Party Camp pamphlets, 1965

Box 16   Folder 13

Chicago locals, broadsides, correspondence and minutes, 1966- 1967

Box 16   Folder 14

Socialist Party of Illinois, convention minutes, 1967

Box 16   Folder 15

Socialist Party of Illinois, meeting announcement, circa 1960s

Box 16   Folder 16

Socialist Party of Illinois, announcements, clippings, correspondence and notes, 1975-1976

Box 16   Folder 17

Socialist Party of Illinois, resolutions on civil liberties, undated

Box 16   Folder 18

Socialist Party of Illinois, announcements, undated

Box 16   Folder 19

South Side Branch, pamphlet, undated

Subseries 5: Other Branches

Box 16   Folder 20

Directory of locals, 1960

Box 16   Folder 21

California, 1948-1961

Box 16   Folder 22

Indiana, 1965

Box 16   Folder 23

Indiana-Illinois region, 1941-1942

Box 17   Folder 1

Indiana-Illinois region, 1942-1947

Box 17   Folder 2

Michigan, 1939

Box 17   Folder 3

New York, 1958-1963

Box 17   Folder 4

Ohio, 1957-1964

Box 17   Folder 5

Washington, D.C., circa 1960s

Box 17   Folder 6

Wisconsin, 1958-1964

Series IV: Young People's Socialist League (YPSL)

This series contains records of the Young People's Socialist League, the youth group affiliated with the Socialist Party. These records were collected by Benjamin Williger and Virgil Vogel through their activities with national, regional, state and local branches of the party.

This series is organized into five subseries. Subseries 1 contains early material collected by Benjamin Williger. The remaining subseries contain material from the 1930s and later, collected mainly by Virgil Vogel.

Subseries 1: 1915-1922, documents the early development of the Young People's Socialist League from its launch in 1915, through the exit of the group's left wing faction in 1919, to reorganization in the early 1920s. Included are records of national YPSL activities, as well as files on state and local YPSL branches. Materials include affidavits, constitutions, correspondence, forms, leaflets, membership lists, minutes, publications, reports, resolutions and statements. Files are arranged alphabetically.

Subseries 2: National Conventions, consists mainly of convention proceedings. Proceedings include agendas, correspondence, handbooks, minutes, programs, reports, and resolutions. Also included are related notes, drafts, and organizational correspondence. Files span 1939-1949 and are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 3: National Committees, contains records of YPSL's National Executive Committee, its National Organization Committee, and the Socialist Party-Young People's Socialist League Coordinating Committee. Materials include agendas, correspondence, minutes, and reports. Files span 1937-1961 and are organized alphabetically by committee name.

Subseries 4: National Membership, contains materials circulated for general communication within YPSL and to the public. Included are announcements, broadsides, bulletins, circulars, clippings, constitutions, correspondence, directories, drafts, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, programs, reports, and statements. Files span 1936-1961 and are arranged alphabetically.

Subseries 5: Chicago, contains material generated by YPSL branches in Chicago. Included are announcements, broadsides, bulletins, circulars, constitutions, correspondence, handbills, minutes, motions, pamphlets, programs, reports, resolutions and statements. Files span 1939-1949 and are arranged alphabetically.

Additional periodicals published by YPSL and its affiliate organizations are in Series VI and VII. Oversize material, including early YPSL periodicals and educational course programs, have been transferred to Series VIII: Subseries 4.

Subseries 1: 1915-1922

Box 17   Folder 7

Convention proceedings, 1915

Box 17   Folder 8

Convention proceedings, 1916

Box 17   Folder 9

Convention proceedings, 1919

Box 17   Folder 10

Convention proceedings, 1922

Box 17   Folder 11

Correspondence, forms and leaflets, 1915-1922

Box 17   Folder 12

National Emergency Convention proceedings, 1919

Box 17   Folder 13

Oliver Carlson and William Kruse, affidavits, correspondence and statements, 1919

Box 17   Folder 14

State and local branches, Connecticut, correspondence, minutes, and reports, 1918-1920

Box 17   Folder 15

State and local branches, Illinois, correspondence, minutes, and reports, 1919-1920

Box 17   Folder 16

State and local branches, Illinois, Chicago, constitutions, correspondence, membership lists, minutes, and publications, 1918-1920

Box 17   Folder 17

State and local branches, Indiana, recommendations and report, circa 1919

Box 17   Folder 18

State and local branches, Massachusetts, constitution and correspondence, 1919-1920

Box 17   Folder 19

State and local branches, New Jersey, correspondence, 1919-1921

Box 17   Folder 20

State and local branches, New York, resolutions, 1916

Subseries 2: National Conventions

Box 17   Folder 21

1935

Box 17   Folder 22

1937

Box 17   Folder 23

1939

Box 18   Folder 1

1939

Box 18   Folder 2

1940

Box 18   Folder 3

1941

Box 18   Folder 4

1943

Box 18   Folder 5

1945

Box 18   Folder 6-8

1946

Box 18   Folder 9

1947

Box 18   Folder 10

1948

Box 18   Folder 11

1949

Box 18   Folder 12

circa 1940s

Subseries 3: National Committees

Box 19   Folder 1

National Executive Committee, 1937

Box 19   Folder 2

National Executive Committee, 1938-1939

Box 19   Folder 3

National Executive Committee, 1940-1941

Box 19   Folder 4

National Executive Committee, 1942

Box 19   Folder 5

National Executive Committee, 1943-1946

Box 19   Folder 6

National Executive Committee, 1946

Box 19   Folder 7

National Executive Committee, 1947

Box 19   Folder 8

National Executive Committee, 1953-1954

Box 19   Folder 9

National Executive Committee, 1961

Box 19   Folder 10

National Organization Committee, 1940

Box 19   Folder 11

National Organization Committee, 1941-1942

Box 19   Folder 12

National Organization Committee, 1943-1944

Box 19   Folder 13

National Organization Committee, 1945-1946

Box 19   Folder 14

National Organization Committee, 1947

Box 19   Folder 15

Socialist Party-Young People's Socialist League Coordinating Committee, 1945-1954

Subseries 4: National Membership

Box 20   Folder 1

Announcements and statements, 1938-1947

Box 20   Folder 2

Announcements and statements, 1943-1947

Box 20   Folder 3

Announcements and statements, 1958-1965

Box 20   Folder 4

Broadsides and pamphlets, circa 1930s-1960s

Box 20   Folder 5

Bulletins and newsletters, circa 1936-1939

Box 20   Folder 6

Bulletins and newsletters, circa 1938-1939

Box 20   Folder 7-9

Bulletins and newsletters, 1940-1947

Box 21   Folder 1

Circulars, 1940-1947

Box 21   Folder 2

Constitution, 1945

Box 21   Folder 3

Cultural Department, skits, undated

Box 21   Folder 4

Flint, Michigan, organizational drive, memorandum, 1947

Box 21   Folder 5

Foundry Workers Defense Committee, minutes, 1943

Box 21   Folder 6

Handbook, undated

Box 21   Folder 7

Illinois-Indiana Regional Conference, minutes, 1939

Box 21   Folder 8

Libertarian movement, broadsides, correspondence and statements, 1947-1949

Box 21   Folder 9

Membership manual, undated

Box 21   Folder 10

Membership reports, 1941-1946

Box 21   Folder 11

Midwest Conference, programs, 1946

Box 21   Folder 12

Minutes, 1943

Box 21   Folder 13

National Office newsletter, 1945

Box 21   Folder 14

Rebel Arts, proposal, undated

Box 21   Folder 15

Regional conferences, broadside, committee roster and program, 1939

Box 21   Folder 16

Resolutions, 1939-1961

Box 21   Folder 17

Socialist study clubs, directory, undated

Box 21   Folder 18

Songbook, undated

Box 21   Folder 19

Summer school, prospectus and yearbook, 1941-1947

Box 21   Folder 20

Virgil Vogel, clippings, correspondence and drafts, 1942-1947

Box 21   Folder 21

Workers' Party, bulletins, correspondence and statements, 1945

Box 21   Folder 22

Workers' Party, clippings, 1945

Subseries 5: Chicago

Box 21   Folder 23

Agenda, undated

Box 21   Folder 24

Annual Convention, minutes and program, 1939

Box 21   Folder 25

Announcements and statements, 1943-1945

Box 21   Folder 26

Broadsides and handbills, 1942-1949

Box 22   Folder 1

Bulletins, 1941-1942

Box 22   Folder 2

Bulletins, 1942-1948

Box 22   Folder 3

Bulletins, 1946-1948

Box 22   Folder 4

Central Circle, announcement and minutes, 1945-1949

Box 22   Folder 5

Circulars, 1942-1949

Box 22   Folder 6

Constitutions, 1939-1946

Box 22   Folder 7

Correspondence, 1948-1949

Box 22   Folder 8

District Executive Committee, minutes, 1942-1948

Box 22   Folder 9

Financial reports, circa 1940s

Box 22   Folder 10

International Youth Festival, pamphlet, 1932

Box 22   Folder 11

Maynard Krueger, circular and statement, 1943

Box 22   Folder 12

Minutes, 1942-1948

Box 22   Folder 13

Motions, 1942

Box 22   Folder 14

Program, 1946

Box 22   Folder 15

Reports, 1942-1943

Box 22   Folder 16

Resolution on the University of Chicago Socialist Club, 1944

Box 22   Folder 17

Resolutions, 1943

Box 22   Folder 18

South Side Branch suspension, correspondence and minutes, 1947

Box 22   Folder 19

Yipsel Camp Association of Chicago, constitution, undated

Series V: Organizations

This series consists of Benjamin Williger and Virgil Vogel's collections of material from a wide variety of international, national and and local political and social organizations. The content of these materials addresses such issues as civil rights, civil liberties, community organization, labor organization, leftist and radical political organization, nuclear disarmament, and pacifism.

Files span 1914-1980 and are arranged alphabetically. Materials include announcements, annual reports, broadsides, bulletins, circulars, pamphlets, periodicals, reports, and statements. Most files contain only one or a few items; however, there are substantial files on the Black Panther Party, the Campaign for Youth Needs, the Chicago Peace Council, the Committee for Nonviolent Revolution, Industrial Workers of the World, Students for a Democratic Society, the War Resisters League, and the Workers Defense League. Particularly well-represented in this series are socialist and communist movements of the 1930s-1940s, the New Left movement, and Chicago-area social and political organizations. Also of note is a collage portfolio produced by the National Urban League to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington.

Records of the Socialist Party and the Young People's Socialist League are in Series III and IV. Additional records of political and social organizations are in Series VI and VII. Oversize materials have been transferred to Series VIII: Subseries 5; included are early organizational materials from the Continental Congress of Workers and Farmers for Economic Reconstruction, a Marxist labor group organized by the Socialist Party.

Box 23   Folder 1

Ad Hoc Committee to Save the City Colleges, undated

Box 23   Folder 2-4

American Civil Liberties Union, 1955-1965

Box 23   Folder 5

American Forum, 1960

Box 23   Folder 6

American Forum for Socialist Education, 1957

Box 23   Folder 7

American Friends Service Committee, 1963

Box 23   Folder 8

American Humanist Association, 1959

Box 23   Folder 9

American Humanists, 1960

Box 23   Folder 10

American Standard Party, 1919

Box 23   Folder 11

Americans for Democratic Action, 1965

Box 23   Folder 12

American Youth for Democracy, 1947

Box 23   Folder 13

Antioch Committee of Correspondence, undated

Box 23   Folder 14

April Action, 1969

Box 23   Folder 15

Black Caucus of Chicago Teachers Union, 1968

Box 23   Folder 16

Black Panther Party, 1966-1969

Box 23   Folder 17

Black Teachers and Black Parents of Farragut High School, 1963- 1968

Box 23   Folder 18

Burt Rosen Defense Committee, circa 1954

Box 23   Folder 19

Campaign for Youth Needs, 1940-1941

Box 24   Folder 1-2

Campaign for Youth Needs, 1940-1941

Box 24   Folder 3

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, 1965

Box 24   Folder 4

Charles H. Kerr and Company, 1929-1972

Box 24   Folder 5

Chicago 15, 1969

Box 24   Folder 6

Chicago Area Draft Resisters (CADRE), circa 1960s

Box 24   Folder 7

Chicago Area Strike Council, 1970

Box 24   Folder 8

Chicago Committee to Defend Labor Victims of Franco, 1953

Box 24   Folder 9

Chicago Committee to Protest Intervention in Lebanon, undated

Box 24   Folder 10

Chicago Consumers Cooperative, 1948

Box 24   Folder 11

Chicago Debs Centennial Committee, 1956

Box 24   Folder 12

Chicago FEPC Mass Rally Committee, 1958

Box 24   Folder 13

Chicago May Day Committee, circa 1958

Box 24   Folder 14

Chicago Peace Action Committee, circa 1960s

Box 24   Folder 15-16

Chicago Peace Council, 1968-1978

Box 24   Folder 17

Chicago Puerto Rico Solidarity Committee, undated

Box 24   Folder 18

Chicago State College Afro-American Organization, 1969

Box 24   Folder 19

Chicago Women's Labor History Project, circa 1970s

Box 24   Folder 20

Chicago Women's Liberation Union, circa 1970s

Box 24   Folder 21

Chicago Workers Committee on Unemployment, 1933

Box 24   Folder 22

Committee to Defend Against Terrorist Attacks, undated

Box 24   Folder 23

Committee for Nonviolent Revolution, 1946

Box 24   Folder 24

Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE), 1963

Box 24   Folder 25

Communist Party of Illinois, undated

Box 24   Folder 26

Communist Party, USA, 1978

Box 24   Folder 27

Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), circa 1940s

Box 24   Folder 28

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), 1958-1963

Box 24   Folder 29

Constitutional Money Party, undated

Box 24   Folder 30

Cooperative Union, circa 1938-1939

Box 25   Folder 1

Coordinating Council of Community Organizations, undated

Box 25   Folder 2

Defense Committee, undated

Box 25   Folder 3

Democratic Socialist Forum of Chicago, 1957-1958

Box 25   Folder 4

Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, Maine Chapter, 1974

Box 25   Folder 5

Democratic Socialist Party of Florida, 1978-1980

Box 25   Folder 6

Dr. King Commemoration Committee, 1971

Box 25   Folder 7

Eugene V. Debs Foundation, 1953-1954

Box 25   Folder 8

A family for life, undated

Box 25   Folder 9

Farmer Worker Consumer Union, undated

Box 25   Folder 10

Fellowship of Ethical Pacifists, undated

Box 25   Folder 11

Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1969-1970

Box 25   Folder 12

Friends Committee on Legislation, circa 1960s

Box 25   Folder 13

Historic Southern Tenant Farmers Union, undated

Box 25   Folder 14

Human Rights Party, circa 1970s

Box 25   Folder 15

Illinois Committee for Independent Electors, undated

Box 25   Folder 16

Illinois Council to Repeal the Draft, circa 1970

Box 25   Folder 17

Illinois Labor Party, 1938

Box 25   Folder 18

Illinois Workers' Alliance, 1934

Box 25   Folder 19

Illinois Youth Campaign for Thomas and Krueger, 1942

Box 25   Folder 20

Independent Socialist League, circa 1950s

Box 25   Folder 21

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), 1956-1974

Box 25   Folder 22

International Labor Defense, circa 1940

Box 25   Folder 23

International Socialists Chicago, circa 1960s

Box 25   Folder 24

International Solidarity Committee, circa 1940s

Box 25   Folder 25

International Transport Workers' Federation, 1942

Box 25   Folder 26

International Union of Socialist Youth, 1959

Box 25   Folder 27

International Workers Party, 1975

Box 25   Folder 28

Jewish Labor Bund, 1957-1964

Box 25   Folder 29

Keep America out of War Club, George Washington University, undated

Box 25   Folder 30

Keep America out of War Congress, 1938-1941

Box 25   Folder 31

League for Industrial Democracy, circa 1950s-1965

Box 25   Folder 32

Libertarian Youth of America, circa 1939

Box 25   Folder 33

Louis de Brouckere Reception Committee, 1946

Box 25   Folder 34

Massachusetts School of Social Science, circa 1934

Box 25   Folder 35

Midwest Artists for Peace, circa 1960s

Box 25   Folder 36

Mobilization for Survival, undated

Box 25   Folder 37

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, circa 1976

Box 25   Folder 38

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1965

Box 25   Folder 39

National Coalition for Public Education, undated

Box 25   Folder 40

National Committee on Atomic Information, 1946

Box 25   Folder 41

National Council for Prevention of War, 1940

Box 25   Folder 42

National Council to Repeal the Draft, 1970

Box 25   Folder 43

National Education Committee for a New Party, circa 1940s

Box 25   Folder 44

National Intercollegiate Christian Council, 1941

Box 26   Folder 1

National Maritime Union, undated

Box 26   Folder 2

National Sharecroppers Fund, undated

Box 26   Folder 3

National Urban League, 1963

Box 26   Folder 4

New American Movement, 1975

Box 26   Folder 5

New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1969-1970

Box 26   Folder 6

New Party, undated

Box 26   Folder 7

New World Resource Center, circa 1980s

Box 26   Folder 8

Nonviolent Training and Action Center, 1969-1970

Box 26   Folder 9

Ohio State Socialist League, undated

Box 26   Folder 10

Partisan Defense Committee, undated

Box 26   Folder 11

Peace and Freedom Party, 1968

Box 26   Folder 12

Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice, circa 1971

Box 26   Folder 13

Post War World Council, 1962-1966

Box 26   Folder 14

Progressive Labor Party, undated

Box 26   Folder 15

Proletarian Party of America, circa 1930s

Box 26   Folder 16

Provisional International Contact Commission, 1941-1943

Box 26   Folder 17

Puerto Rican Solidarity Center, circa 1970s

Box 26   Folder 18

Rand School of Social Science, 1914-circa 1930s

Box 26   Folder 19

Red Falcons of America, 1935-1936

Box 26   Folder 20

Revolutionary Socialist League, undated

Box 26   Folder 21

Revolutionary Workers League of the United States, 1946-1948

Box 26   Folder 22

Rural Cooperative Community Conference, 1945

Box 26   Folder 23

San Francisco State Legal Defense Committee, circa 1969

Box 26   Folder 24

Satirist Press, undated

Box 26   Folder 25

Self Management Group, circa 1970s

Box 26   Folder 26

Serfs of St. Gregory, undated

Box 26   Folder 27

Social Democratic Federation, 1938

Box 26   Folder 28

Socialist International, 1979

Box 26   Folder 29

Socialist Labor Party, 1978-1979

Box 26   Folder 30

Socialist Party of San Francisco, 1974-1977

Box 26   Folder 31

Socialist Society of the USA, undated

Box 26   Folder 32

Socialist Workers Party, 1949-circa 1970s

Box 26   Folder 33

Socialist Youth League, 1945-1946

Box 26   Folder 34

Southern Christian Leadership Conference - Suburban Division, 1975

Box 26   Folder 35

Southwest Area Center for Peace, undated

Box 26   Folder 36

Spartacist League, undated

Box 26   Folder 37

Student Commonwealth Federation, undated

Box 26   Folder 38

Student Mobilization Committee, circa 1968-1970

Box 26   Folder 39

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1965

Box 26   Folder 40-41

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), 1967

Box 27   Folder 1

Thomas and Nelson Independent Committee, 1936

Box 27   Folder 2

Three Arrows Press, 1937-1949

Box 27   Folder 3

Union for Democratic Socialism, circa 1950s

Box 27   Folder 4

United Committee against Anti-Negro Terror, 1947

Box 27   Folder 5

United Farm Workers, 1970-1978

Box 27   Folder 6

United States Servicemen's Fund, circa 1971

Box 27   Folder 7

University Christian Movement, circa 1968-1970

Box 27   Folder 8

Wallace for President, 1968

Box 27   Folder 9-10

War Resisters League, 1943-1971

Box 27   Folder 11

Wisconsin Farmers Union, circa 1963

Box 27   Folder 12

Women for Peace, 1968-1971

Box 27   Folder 13

Women's Committee to Oppose Conscription, 1946

Box 27   Folder 14

Workers Action Movement, undated

Box 27   Folder 15

Workers Defense League, 1937-1965

Box 27   Folder 16

Workers League for a Revolutionary Party, 1949

Box 27   Folder 17

Workers Party Campaign Committee, 1947

Box 27   Folder 18

Workers Party, USA, 1947

Box 27   Folder 19

Young Socialist League, 1954

Box 27   Folder 20

Young Workers League, 1922-circa 1940s

Box 27   Folder 21

Young Workers Liberation League, 1970

Box 27   Folder 22

Youth against War and Fascism, circa 1970

Box 27   Folder 23

Youth Committee against War, 1939-1941

Box 27   Folder 24

Youth Committee for Democracy, 1942-1943

Series VI: Periodicals

This series contains periodicals collected by Benjamin Williger and Virgil Vogel. Many of these periodicals were published by organizations represented elsewhere in the collection, particularly the Socialist Party and the Young People's Socialist League. Files span 1932-1980 and are organized alphabetically.

Most of the material in this series consists of periodicals such as newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters and bulletins. Some files contain promotional items such as pamphlets and subscription cards. Most files contain only one or a few individual issues of a periodical. However, there are larger (though still incomplete) runs of Catholic Worker, Challenge!, Hammer and Tongs, The Humanist, Industrial Worker, Liberation, New America, News and Letters, Socialist Call, Socialist Review, Socialist Tribune, Student Socialist, Workmen's Circle Call, Young Socialist Review, YPSL Affairs, and YPSL Views.

Oversize periodicals, including large runs of Anvil, Arise, Black Panther, Fourth International, Industrial Worker, Labor Action, The New International, Socialist Tribune, Weekly People, Western Socialist, and Young Socialist Challenge, have been transferred to Series VIII: Subseries 6. Additional periodicals are found in Series III-V and VII.

Box 27   Folder 25

Action Coordinating Timetable, 1969

Box 27   Folder 26

All Chicago, 1932

Box 27   Folder 27

American Socialist, 1954-1957

Box 27   Folder 28

Amnesty Action, 1969

Box 27   Folder 29-31

Anvil, 1949-1951

Box 28   Folder 1-4

Anvil, 1952-1960

Box 28   Folder 5-6

Arise, 1938-1939

Box 28   Folder 7

Avanti!, circa 1942

Box 28   Folder 8

Bulletin of the Los Angeles Contact Committee, 1948

Box 28   Folder 9-12

Bulletin of the Workers Party, 1946-1949

Box 28   Folder 13-18

Catholic Worker, 1964-1975

Box 29   Folder 1-4

Challenge!, 1943-1946

Box 29   Folder 5

Chicago Catholic Worker, 1979

Box 29   Folder 6

Chicago Journalism Review, 1973

Box 29   Folder 7

Chicago Young Socialist, 1945

Box 29   Folder 8-9

Civil Liberties, 1965-1968

Box 29   Folder 10

CNVA Bulletin, 1962

Box 29   Folder 11

Colorado Socialist, 1948

Box 29   Folder 12-13

Commonwealth, 1963-1964

Box 29   Folder 14

Co-Operative Commonwealth Youth Movement (CCYM) Bulletin, 1940

Box 29   Folder 15

Daily Worker, 1957

Box 29   Folder 16

España Libre, 1965

Box 29   Folder 17

Executives' Club News, 1941

Box 29   Folder 18

Fighting Worker, 1944

Box 29   Folder 19

Florida Democratic Socialist, 1979

Box 29   Folder 20

FOCUS/Midwest, 1964

Box 29   Folder 21

Forum: Discussion and Information Bulletin of the Independent Socialist League, 1951

Box 29   Folder 22

FRED, 1969

Box 29   Folder 23

Gramma, 1978

Box 29   Folder 24-28

Hammer and Tongs, 1940-1945

Box 30   Folder 1-14

Hammer and Tongs, 1946-1979

Box 30   Folder 15-16

High School Socialist, 1942-1949

Box 30   Folder 17

Human Events, 1955

Box 30   Folder 18-21

The Humanist, 1958-1961

Box 31   Folder 1

Illinois Socialist, 1976-1978

Box 31   Folder 2

Illinois Socialist Partisan, 1961-1966

Box 31   Folder 3

Independent Socialist, 1969

Box 31   Folder 4

Indiana Socialist, 1939

Box 31   Folder 5

Industrial Unionist, 1938-1949

Box 31   Folder 6-13

Industrial Worker, 1959-1979

Box 31   Folder 14

Internationalist, 1950

Box 31   Folder 15

Labor Action, 1958

Box 31   Folder 16

Labor Power, 1941

Box 31   Folder 17-18

Liberation, 1960-1966

Box 32   Folder 1-6

Liberation, 1966-1969

Box 32   Folder 7

Lone Star Socialist, 1979-1980

Box 32   Folder 8

Midwest Observer, 1954-1955

Box 32   Folder 9

The Militant, undated

Box 32   Folder 10

Milwaukee Turner, 1964

Box 32   Folder 11

The Nation, 1961

Box 33   Folder 1-8

New America, 1960-1963

Box 34   Folder 1-8

New America, 1963-1965

Box 35   Folder 1-8

New America, 1965-1978

Box 35   Folder 9

New International, 1949

Box 36   Folder 1-2

New Leader, 1938-1959

Box 36   Folder 3

New Left Review, 1961

Box 36   Folder 4

New Mexico Socialist, 1977

Box 36   Folder 5

New Party News, 1945

Box 36   Folder 6-7

New Republic, 1948-1953

Box 36   Folder 8

New Socialist, 1975-1979

Box 36   Folder 9

New Unionists' Newsletter, 1979

Box 36   Folder 10

New York Socialist, 1978

Box 36   Folder 11-18

News and Letters, circa 1958-1973

Box 37   Folder 1-2

News and Letters, 1974

Box 37   Folder 3

Oregon Socialist, circa 1970s

Box 37   Folder 4

Political Action, undated

Box 37   Folder 5-7

The Progressive, 1954-1966

Box 37   Folder 8

Prospect, 1955

Box 37   Folder 9

Quaker Service Bulletin, 1975

Box 37   Folder 10

Resistance, 1953-1954

Box 37   Folder 11

Rhode Island Red, 1979-1980

Box 37   Folder 12

Social Democrat, 1953

Box 37   Folder 13

Socialist Builder, 1943

Box 37   Folder 14-19

Socialist Call, 1938-1954

Box 38   Folder 1-11

Socialist Call, 1955-1962

Box 38   Folder 12-13

Socialist Commentary, 1949-1959

Box 38   Folder 14

Socialist Fulcrum, 1977

Box 38   Folder 15

Socialist Leader, 1952

Box 39   Folder 1

Socialist Recruiter, 1948

Box 39   Folder 2-5

Socialist Review, 1937-1940

Box 39   Folder 6-9

Socialist Tribune, 1971-1979

Box 39   Folder 10

Student Advocate, 1941

Box 39   Folder 11-14

Student Socialist, 1938-1941

Box 39   Folder 15

Student Socialist Review, 1939

Box 39   Folder 16

To the Left, 1946

Box 39   Folder 17

Veterans Stars and Stripes for Peace, 1968

Box 39   Folder 18

Why?, 1944

Box 39   Folder 19

WIN Magazine, undated

Box 39   Folder 20

Wisconsin Commonwealth, 1948

Box 40   Folder 1-7

Workmen's Circle Call, 1948-1967

Box 40   Folder 8

Yipsel Review, 1958

Box 40   Folder 9

Young Socialist Challenge, 1954-1958

Box 40   Folder 10-15

Young Socialist Review, 1939-1943

Box 41   Folder 1-6

Young Socialist Review, 1946-1954

Box 41   Folder 7

Youth and Nation, 1942

Box 41   Folder 8-14

YPSL Affairs, 1937-1942

Box 42   Folder 1

YPSL News, 1938

Box 42   Folder 2-5

YPSL Views, 1939-1942

Series VII: Subject Files

This series consists of files that document specific topics or individuals. Files span 1918-1979 and are arranged alphabetically. Materials include broadsides, circulars, clippings, monographs, organizational constitutions and by-laws, pamphlets, periodicals, reprints, and transcripts. Of note is a set of files relating to community organization in Elmhurst, Illinois; these were presumably collected by Elmhurst resident Benjamin Williger. There are also large aggregations of files on international political affairs, the New Left, and race and ethnicity. Many of the files on race and ethnicity apparently pertain to Vogel's teaching and research on ethnic minorities in Chicago. One unusual item is a circa 1920s pamphlet promoting the so-called "convict ship" Success.

Oversize material has been transferred to Series VIII: Subseries 7. Most oversize material consists of newspapers and clippings. Of note are broadsides related to the White City Roller Rink protest, Maynard Krueger's 1948 Congressional campaign, and the Black Panther Party. Also included are materials from Vogel's teaching on race and ethnicity.

Box 42   Folder 6

Anarchism, 1977-1979

Box 42   Folder 7

Anderson, Andy, Hungary 56, 1964

Box 42   Folder 8-9

Anti-war movements, 1947-1959

Box 42   Folder 10

Braun, Henry, "Behind the Korean Revolt," undated

Box 42   Folder 11

Chicago, "Annual Message of T.J. Crowe, President of the Sanitary District of Chicago," 1927

Box 42   Folder 12

Chicago, Herman O. Duncan, "Chicago on Parade,"1933

Box 42   Folder 13

Civil liberties, 1959-1961

Box 42   Folder 14

Conscientious objectors, 1918

Box 42   Folder 14

Death penalty, 1965

Box 42   Folder 15

Debs, Eugene V., 1955-1960

Box 42   Folder 16

Education, 1944-1965

Box 42   Folder 17

Elmhurst, Illinois, 1933-circa 1958

Box 42   Folder 18

Elmhurst, Illinois, Elmhurst City Club, circa 1930s-1957

Box 42   Folder 19

Elmhurst, Illinois, Citizens Civic Club of Elmhurst, undated

Box 42   Folder 20

Elmhurst, Illinois, Du Page County Taxpayers League, undated

Box 42   Folder 21

Elmhurst, Illinois, Peoples Party, circa 1940

Box 42   Folder 22

Elmhurst, Illinois, Tuxedo Park Improvement Association, undated

Box 43   Folder 1

Farber, Jerry, "The Student as Nigger," circa 1968

Box 43   Folder 2

Far right movements, 1964-1966

Box 43   Folder 3

Fredericksen, Dick, "Democracy, Revolution and Civil Disobedience," 1955

Box 43   Folder 4

Greene, Felix, Let There Be A World, 1963

Box 43   Folder 5

House Un-American Activities Committee, 1953-circa 1963

Box 43   Folder 6

House Un-American Activities Committee, Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications, 1957

Box 43   Folder 7

International affairs, Africa, circa 1959-1964

Box 43   Folder 8

International affairs, Asia, undated

Box 43   Folder 9

International affairs, Cuba, broadside, 1964-circa 1970

Box 43   Folder 10

International affairs, European Free Trade Association, 1959

Box 43   Folder 11

International affairs, Germany, 1941-1948

Box 43   Folder 12

International affairs, Great Britain, 1940-1965

Box 43   Folder 13

International affairs, Great Britain, British Information Service, 1945-1947

Box 44   Folder 1-2

International affairs, Great Britain, British Information Service, 1948

Box 44   Folder 3

International affairs, Great Britain, Convict Ship Success, circa 1920s

Box 44   Folder 4

International affairs, Greece, circa 1940s

Box 44   Folder 5

International affairs, Latin America, 1964

Box 44   Folder 6

International affairs, Russia, 1942-1962

Box 44   Folder 7

International affairs, Spain, 1937- 1962

Box 44   Folder 8

International affairs, "What Do the Dictators Want?" radio broadcast, 1936

Box 44   Folder 9

International affairs, World Conference to End the Arms Race, 1976

Box 44   Folder 10

Jonas, Edgar A., 1952

Box 44   Folder 11

Kahn, Tom, "Let us Live to Make Men Free: The Negro in American Democracy," circa 1960s

Box 44   Folder 12

Kennedy, John F., 1961

Box 44   Folder 13

Kutcher, James, circa 1950s

Box 44   Folder 14

Labor, 1955-1960

Box 44   Folder 15

New Left, circa 1950s-1970s

Box 44   Folder 16-17

New Left, Chicago 7, 1970

Box 44   Folder 18

New Left, Chicago 15, circa 1969-1970

Box 44   Folder 19

New Left, draft resistance, 1970-1971

Box 45   Folder 1-2

New Left, Kent State University, 1970-1972

Box 45   Folder 3

New Left, Staughton Lynd, 1967-1969

Box 45   Folder 4-5

New Left, Mayfair College student strike, 1970

Box 45   Folder 6

New Left, Milton Cohen vs. the House Un-American Activities Committee, 1968

Box 45   Folder 7

New Left, New University Conference, 1968-1971

Box 45   Folder 8-9

New Left, student movements, 1968-1970

Box 45   Folder 10-11

New Left, University of California, Berkeley, 1964-1969

Box 45   Folder 12-16

New Left, Vietnam War, 1962-1973

Box 45   Folder 17

Oneal, James, "Socialism's New Beginning," 1958

Box 45   Folder 18

Poetry, undated

Box 45   Folder 19

Poverty, 1960-1963

Box 45   Folder 20

Pyle, Ernie, Fighting Hearts, 1944

Box 46   Folder 1-2

Race and ethnicity, 1968-1971

Box 46   Folder 3

Race and ethnicity, black affairs, 1968-1972

Box 46   Folder 4

Race and ethnicity, black English, 1972

Box 46   Folder 5-8

Race and ethnicity, black history, 1950-1970

Box 46   Folder 9

Race and ethnicity, Black Panthers, 1969

Box 46   Folder 10-12

Race and ethnicity, black studies, 1969-1975

Box 46   Folder 13

Race and ethnicity, blacks, 1972-1975

Box 46   Folder 14

Race and ethnicity, Chinese Americans, 1972

Box 46   Folder 15-16

Race and ethnicity, civil rights, 1939-1963

Box 47   Folder 1

Race and ethnicity, Concerned Citizens of Lincoln Park, 1969

Box 47   Folder 2

Race and ethnicity, Davis, Angela, undated

Box 47   Folder 3

Race and ethnicity, Detroit, 1976

Box 47   Folder 4

Race and ethnicity, ethnic groups, circa 1950s-1960s

Box 47   Folder 5

Race and ethnicity, Filipinos, 1974

Box 47   Folder 6

Race and ethnicity, German Americans, 1977

Box 47   Folder 7

Race and ethnicity, Japanese Americans, 1969-1971

Box 47   Folder 8

Race and ethnicity, Jews, 1956-1969

Box 47   Folder 9

Race and ethnicity, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1963-1968

Box 47   Folder 10

Race and ethnicity, Latinos, 1969-1973

Box 47   Folder 11

Race and ethnicity, Little, Joan, 1975

Box 47   Folder 12

Race and ethnicity, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

Box 47   Folder 13

Race and ethnicity, Puerto Ricans, 1972-1977

Box 47   Folder 14

Race and ethnicity, racial violence, 1972-1973

Box 47   Folder 15

Race and ethnicity, Reid, Willie Mae, undated

Box 47   Folder 16

Race and ethnicity, Scandinavians, 1968

Box 47   Folder 17

Race and ethnicity, schools, 1968-1971

Box 47   Folder 18-19

Race and ethnicity, schools integration, 1958-1976

Box 47   Folder 20

Race and ethnicity, white ethnic groups, 1968-1972

Box 47   Folder 21

Sinclair, Upton, The Flivver King, 1937

Box 47   Folder 22

Sinclair, Upton, No Pasaran!, 1937

Box 47   Folder 23

Socialism, circa 1970s

Box 47   Folder 24

Socialized medicine, 1961-1967

Box 47   Folder 25

Stewart, Joffre, circa 1970s

Box 47   Folder 26

Tax policy, circa 1950s-1960s

Box 47   Folder 27

Wilson, J. Stitt, 1975

Box 47   Folder 28

Yatrofsky, Jean, "Jersey Joads: The Story of the Cranbury Case," 1940

Series VIII: Oversize

This series consists of oversize materials transferred from Series I-VII. Materials are organized into 7 subseries corresponding to Series I-VII.

Subseries 1: Virgil J. Vogel Papers, contains material transferred from Series I, consisting of proofs of This Country Was Ours and American Indian Medicine.

Subseries 2: University of Chicago, contains material transferred from Series II, including a poster from the 1969 sit-in, notes on other posters and signs observed at the sit-in, and broadsides and periodicals related to the 1970 National Student Strike.

Subseries 3: Socialist Party, contains material transferred from Series III, including periodicals, pamphlets and a broadside.

Subseries 4: Young People's Socialist League, contains material transferred from Series IV, consisting of periodicals and educational course programs.

Subseries 5: Organizations, consists of material transferred from Series V. Included are organizational materials from the founding of the Continental Congress of Workers and Farmers for Economic Reconstruction.

Subseries 6: Periodicals, consists of material transferred from Series VI. Included are large runs of Anvil, Arise, Black Panther, Fourth International, Industrial Worker, Labor Action, The New International, Socialist Tribune, Weekly People, Western Socialist, and Young Socialist Challenge, have been transferred to Series VIII: Subseries

Subseries 7: Subject Files, consists of material transferred from Series VII. Most oversize material consists of newspapers and clippings. Of note are broadsides related to the White City Roller Rink protest, Maynard Krueger's 1948 Congressional campaign, and the Black Panther Party. Also included are materials from Vogel's teaching on race and ethnicity.

Subseries 1: Virgil J. Vogel Papers

Box 48   Folder 1-3

American Indian Medicine, proofs, circa 1970

Box 49   Folder 1-2

American Indian Medicine, proofs, circa 1970

Box 49   Folder 3

This Country Was Ours, proofs, circa 1972

Subseries 2: University of Chicago

Box 50   Folder 1

Administration Building sit-in, poster and notes, 1969

Box 50   Folder 2

National Student Strike, broadsides and periodicals, 1970

Subseries 3: Socialist Party

Box 50   Folder 3

National Convention, 1952

Box 50   Folder 4

National membership, broadside, 1954

Box 50   Folder 5

National membership, Lawrence Benjamin, "What Socialism Will Really Mean to You," pamphlet, circa 1930s

Subseries 4: Young People's Socialist League

Box 50   Folder 6

1915-1922, Young Socialist's Magazine, 1919

Box 50   Folder 7

National Committees, National Education Committee, circa 1939

Box 50   Folder 8

National membership, NECLA Bulletin, circa 1946

Subseries 5: Organizations

Box 50   Folder 9

American Civil Liberties Union, 1942-1965

Box 50   Folder 10

Chicago Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE), circa 1964- 1967

Box 50   Folder 11

Communist Party, 1919

Box 50   Folder 12

Continental Congress for Economic Reconstruction, circa 1933

Box 50   Folder 13-14

Continental Congress of Workers and Farmers, 1933

Box 50   Folder 15

Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace, 1968

Box 50   Folder 16

Labour and Socialist International, 1938-1959

Box 50   Folder 17-18

Students for a Democratic Society, 1969

Subseries 6: Periodicals

Box 51   Folder 1-6

Anvil, 1955-1959

Box 52   Folder 1-5

Arise, 1937-1940

Box 52   Folder 6-9

Black Panther, 1969-1974

Box 52   Folder 10-11

España Libre, 1964-1966

Box 53   Folder 1-10

Fourth International, 1940-1954

Box 54   Folder 1-2

Freedom, 1951-1956

Box 54   Folder 3

Individual Action, circa 1950s

Box 54   Folder 4-16

Industrial Worker, 1949-1956

Box 55   Folder 1-11

Industrial Worker, 1956-1958

Box 56   Folder 1-15

Labor Action, 1933, 1953-1954

Box 57   Folder 1-12

Labor Action, 1954-1955

Box 58   Folder 1-12

Labor Action, 1956

Box 59   Folder 1-13

Labor Action, 1957-1958

Box 59   Folder 14

The Militant, 1956

Box 59   Folder 15

Mississippi Free Press, 1962

Box 60   Folder 1-8

The New International, 1939-1944

Box 61   Folder 1-8

The New International, 1944-1947

Box 62   Folder 1-4

The New International, 1948-1949

Box 62   Folder 5-6

Socialist Standard, 1940-1942

Box 63   Folder 1-4

Socialist Tribune, 1970-1972

Box 63   Folder 5-10

Weekly People, 1954-1958

Box 64   Folder 1-8

Western Socialist, 1942-1952

Box 64   Folder 9-10

West Virginia Hillbilly, 1975

Box 64   Folder 11-13

Workmen's Circle Call, 1958-1960

Box 65   Folder 1-5

Young Socialist Challenge, 1954-1957

Subseries 7: Subject Files

Box 65   Folder 6

Chicago, White City Roller Rink protest, 1946

Box 65   Folder 7

Debs, Eugene V., undated

Box 65   Folder 8

International affairs, Russia, 1936

Box 65   Folder 9

Krueger, Maynard, circa 1948

Box 65   Folder 10-11

Labor, 1954-1962

Box 65   Folder 12-11

New Left, 1968 Democratic Convention, 1968-1970

Box 66   Folder 1-2

New Left, 1968 Democratic Convention, 1968-1970

Box 66   Folder 3-5

New Left, Chicago 7, 1969-1970

Box 66   Folder 6

New Left, Chicago 15, 1969-1970

Box 66   Folder 7

New Left, Kent State University, 1970-1974

Box 66   Folder 8

New Left, Mayfair College student strike, 1970

Box 66   Folder 9-12

New Left, Vietnam, 1968-1970

Box 66   Folder 13

Race and ethnicity, black history, circa 1968-1970

Box 66   Folder 14

Race and ethnicity, Black Panthers, circa 1969-1970

Box 67   Folder 1

Race and ethnicity, Black Panthers, 1969-1970

Box 67   Folder 2

Race and ethnicity, blacks, 1969

Box 67   Folder 3

Race and ethnicity, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1968-1970

Box 67   Folder 4-8

Race and ethnicity, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963