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Writings File, 1922-1968 (continued)
Research material
Miscellany (research material, near-print, typescript, etc.)
BOX 55 1962, project on fish, fisheries, and the Third World
BOX 56 Manuscript and published items
1920s, article [PFS] on farm cooperative bill
[1932], short story [PFS], The Big Noise
1934, play [PFS], The Town That Turned Back
1936, article [PFS] on baseball
1941, short story [PFS and CGS] “The Washington Story,” with drafts and correspondence
1941-1942, article [PFS] for Life magazine on “Main Street and the Freedom of the Seas"
1945-1947, articles [PFS] for Labor Press Associates' Washington Report
[1952], draft speech [PFS] for James B. Carey, president of the International Union of Electrical Workers
1925-1941, published articles [PFS and CGS], tearsheets, clippings, etc.
1932-1939, published articles [PFS and CGS] in magazines and pamphlets
BOX 57-58 Personal Files, 1963
Material assembled for a testimonial dinner given to Paul Sifton in Washington, D.C., April 23, 1963. Includes a bound volume of presented letters; a larger group of letters not included in the volume; photographs taken at the dinner; notes, remarks, and miscellany. One container has photocopies of letters presented to Sifton.
BOX 57 Testimonial dinner to PFS
Bound volume of presented letters
Letters not included in bound volume
Remarks, notes, miscellany
BOX 58 Photocopies of letters sent to PFS
(3 folders)
BOX 59-65 Printed Matter, 1919-1971
Clippings, near-print itesm, pamphlets, and issue-oriented material that reflect Paul Sifton's newspaperman's instinct for the preservation of his sources. Notable groups include post-World War II issues (price decontrol, inflation, atomic energy, full employment, and civil rights); material on the United Automobile Workers; and scrapbooks on John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers. The latter complement a book project (1943) in the Writings File.
BOX 59 Clippings
(5 folders)
BOX 60 1960s
1940s-1960s, clippings on the UAW-CIO
(3 folders)
BOX 61 Pamphlets
(2 folders)
1937 Steel Labor; The Progressive
BOX 62 Various subjects
1940s-1950s, un-American activities and anti-communism issues
1940s-1950s, farm labor issues
1945-1946, atomic and postwar issues
1945-1946, price decontrols and inflation
1940s-1950s, natural resources
1950s, civil rights issues and Rule 22 fight in Congress
1960-1961, Citizens' Research Foundation, reports
BOX 63 Foreign policy issues, includes United Nations press releases on Dominican and Congo situations, 1961-1962
(2 folders)
(2 folders)
1945-1946, anti-UAW-CIO propaganda
(2 folders)
BOX 64 1948-1957
(6 folders)
1958, including Kohler strike testimony
BOX 65 1961, includes textile workers' strikes
(3 folders)
(2 folders)
Photocopied clippings in scrapbooks regarding John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers Union, 1935, 1938-1939 See Oversize
BOX 66-73 Miscellany, 1920s-1980
Material reflects Paul Sifton's post-retirement interests; also includes obituary, funeral, and condolence files, photographs, press cards, address files, Sifton family items, Sifton genealogy (Canadian), and other items.
Arranged by topic or type of material.
BOX 66 Post-retirement interests [PGS]
Plans for Ragged Island, Maine
Homes and houses
Inventions (new and proposed): "Bubble curtain" and "Electronic Bumblebee"
Health aids, especially emphysema
Electric wheel
BOX 67 Hydrofoils, pontoons, and amphibious boats
Electric cars
(3 folders)
BOX 68 Vehicles, alternative
(2 folders)
(3 folders)
BOX 69 Engines, marine and other
(3 folders)
Fish, fisheries, and the Third World
(3 folders)
BOX 70 Pollution, man, and the environment
(3 folders)
Fragments, notes
(3 folders)
BOX 71 Condolences; other materials
1972, obituaries [PFS], New York and Washington, D.C., funeral service, other materials
1972, condolences [PFS]
(2 folders)
1980, obituaries [CGS], Washington, D.C., New York, and Mexico
1980, condolences [CGS]
(2 folders)
1920s-1960s, retained work of others
BOX 72 Photographs, addresses, and miscellany
Of the Siftons
Of others
Passport, press passes, and calling cards
Address book and loose addresses
BOX 73 Sifton family, including genealogy (Canadian)
(3 folders)
BOX 74-78 Addition, 1923-1948
Typescripts of articles, books, and other writings, and miscellany. Includes first and authors' editions of the Siftons' plays and books.
Chronologically arranged.
BOX 74 “Panorama” (novel) by CGS, a tale of small-town Missouri from the 1850s to the 1920s [1925-1927]
“Untitled” (novel) by CGS,a novel about the "Young People" of the 1920s with (some autobiographical overtones) [1927-1928?]
“A Week in the Country” (short novel) by CGS, on contemporary manners and mores of Americans, 1931
BOX 75 "The Washington Story" [current history as reportage], by CGS, alternate title: "A Woman's Eye View of the New Deal," 1939 [with irregular pagination])
Hell Is A-Popping (one-act play) by CGS, 1942-1943
Spring in Minnesota (play) by PFS and CGS
BOX 76 The E.M.I.C. Story [Emergency Maternity and Infant Care program, World War II], typescript report, prepared by CGS for the U.S. Children's Bureau (then in the Department of Labor), 1940-1944
Distribution(a textbook for high school seniors) by CGS, written for the National Education Association, typescript (carbon), 1946-1948
BOX 77 The Belt (1927) play by PFS, two first editions of the book version
No. 1, inscribed to CGS' mother, with raison d'etre for the drama
No. 2, inscribed to CGS with clippings pertaining to the Ford Motor Co. "speed-up" system, the subject of the play
The Perfect Baby (1929) book by CGS, pseudonym "Claire Morton" used by the author
1931----A Play (1931) by CGS and PFS, bound authors' copy of the printed version with complete original Broadway cast listed
BOX 78 "Give All Thy Terrors to the Wind" (1937), one-act play by CGS and PFS, printed in The Best Short Plays of the Social Theatre, edited by William Kozlenko (New York, Random House, 1939); play's subject is barratry, in this case the sinking of a ship for the insurance
The Wave of the Future(November 25, 1940) book by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; copy retained and annotated by CGS and PFS to document Mrs. Lindbergh's pro-Nazi sentiments
Selected Poems for Young People (1929) by Edna St. Vincent Millay, obtained by CGS and PFS after their purchase (1951) of Ragged Island, Millay's summer home
The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems (first edition, 1923) by Edna St. Vincent Millay; CGS and PFS were given this work by Agnes Inglis (enclosed card explains provenance)
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