10 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States--History--Sources.

  1. David Maydole Matteson papers, 1876-1937

    21 items. 5 containers. 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Historian and educator. Research notes, writings, and correspondence largely concerning Matteson’s research and writings on riots, frontier uprisings, labor strikes, slave revolts, and other civil disturbances in colonial and nineteenth-century America.

  2. Waldo Gifford Leland papers, 1844-1966

    55,000 items. 178 containers plus 5 oversize. 45 linear feet. 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Archivist and historian. Honorary consultant in international relations, Library of Congress. Correspondence, diaries, articles, reports, memoranda, notes, and miscellaneous papers relating to Leland's career as archivist, historian, and consultant in international relations.

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  3. Paul Avrich anarchism collection, 1890-2006

    306 boxes, 56 boxes, 2 portfolios. 250 Linear feet, ca. 125,000 items. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Records of the Records of the Records of the Paul Avrich Anarchism Collection are now held in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress. The collection consists of materials collected by Dr. Paul Avrich in the course of is interests in anarchism and Russian history and as university professor and author. The original collection contains correspondence (labeled Manuscripts in the original finding aid), Secondary Literature, (scholarly manuscripts), Secondary Literature, Serials, Pamphlets and Ephemera. Supplementary materials added in 2006 include Non-Print Media, Index Card Files, Articles and Clippings, Correspondence and Photographs and Negatives.

  4. Radical pamphlet collection, 1870-1985

    3,645 items. 56 boxes containers. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, posters, cartoons, sheet music, and prints relating primarily to American communism, socialism, and anarchism from 1870 through 1980, with the bulk of the material published between 1930 and 1949. The largest component deals with the operations of the Communist Party of the United States of America, its members, and various "front" organizations. Many pamphlets relate to the presidential campaigns of Earl Browder and William Z. Foster. Includes campaign literature for state and local contests in New York and California, and material concerning Afro-American communists and communist youth and student groups. Most items relating to socialism are found under the Socialist Party of the United States of America, its members, and affiliates. Included are state and local campaign materials, and pamphlets by Norman Thomas. The anarchist component of the collection includes materials published in the United States by leading European anarchists such as Johann Most, Rudolf Rocker, Alexander Berkman, Petr Kropotkin, Errico Malatesta, Carlo Tresca, and Emile Armand, with many works by Emma Goldman. Also includes pamphlets by American anarchists Benjamin Tucker and William B. Greene, and materials published by the Industrial Workers of the World.

  5. Scrap books compiled by Thompson and Chesson

    19 scrapbooks. Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 3. Approximate number of items: 2500 . -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection comprises of 19 scrapbooks consisting of newspaper clippings from various sources documenting the activities of George D. Thompson and writings by F.W. Chesson. The volumes also include handwritten notes by Thompson, pamphlets and handbills, letters to the editor, newspaper reports, essays and book reviews written by Chesson. The first six volumes, (volumes 1-6 of the scrapbooks) were compiled between 1835-1846 by George Donisthorpe Thompson (1804-1878), British abolitionist, lecturer and antislavery activist. Thompson founded the Edinburgh Society for the Abolition of Slavery Throughout the World in 1833. He worked with William Lloyd Garrison, John Greenleaf Whittier and other members of the American Anti-Slavery Society and was instrumental in establishing early abolitionist societies in both the United Kingdom and the United States. In 1847, Thompson was elected as a Member of Parliament where he served until 1852. The collection also comprises of 13 volumes (volumes 7-19 of the scrapbooks) compiled between 1854-1886 by Frederick William Chesson (1833 or 1834-1888), English journalist, influential anti-slavery proponent and secretary of the London Aborigines’ Protection Society. In 1855, Chesson married Amelia Thompson, the daughter of George Thompson. Together in 1859, F.W. Chesson and George Thompson founded the London Emancipation Society. Call number: E449.S43

  6. Sylvester and Orphanos Archive collection

    16 containers. Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 15 linear feet. Approximate number of items: 5,000. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Provenance The Sylvester and Orphanos Archive was purchased by the Library of Congress in 2014. This original purchase includes correspondence and production materials associated with the operation of Sylvester and Orphanos Publishers from its beginning in 1976 through 2006. The archive joins the Rare Book and Special Collections Division's Sylvester and Orphanos collection, the complete catalog of its publications.

  7. Victor Hammer collection

    41 boxes. 21.6 Linear feet. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The gift consists of materials relating chiefly to the artistic career of Victor Karl Hammer (1882-1967) in Europe and the United States after his emigration from Austria in 1939.

  8. Grenfell Press archive collection, 1979-1992

    31 containers. Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 30 feet. Approximate number of items: 10,000. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection is divided into five categories: Correspondence and Typescripts, Grenfell Press Publications, Miscellaneous Publications, and Oversize materials.

  9. Janus Press archive

    164 containers. Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 75 . Approximate number of items: 57,400. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Janus Press Archive contains material relating to the production of books, posters and broadsides, and printed ephemera bearing the Janus Press imprint, as well as other projects carried out with the assistance of its founder Claire Van Vliet, covering the period from 1955 to the present.

  10. King Lear archive : preparatory materials for an edition of Shakespeare's play published by Theodore Press with illustrations printed at the Janus Press

    ca. 965 items. -- Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Preparatory materials for an edition of Shakespeare's King Lear published by Theodore Press with illustrations printed at the Janus Press.