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Series III Memberships 1936-1938

Scope and Content Notes:

Memberships is comprised of mimeograph circular letters to the Fort Wayne Branch form the National Office of the CPO Communist Party (Opposition), ICLL Independent Communist Labor League ,and ILLA Independent Labor League of America, all versions of the Communist Party in the United States during the 1930s. Materials concern state conventions, recruiting drives, national training schools and summer labor institutes, booklists and correspondence from the Literature Departments of the CPO and ICLL. There are also announcements and coordination efforts for speakers' tours, as well as 1937 reports on the Spanish Civil War. Other circulars that deal with similar Communist groups in Europe relate to the International Communist Opposition and anti-fascist refugee relief appeals. From 1939, there are circular letters and committee reports for the YCAW Youth Committee Against the War. There are also program materials from the National Youth War Congress in Chicago in 1939. A mimeographed songbook contains Songs from a Warless World. The series concludes with constitutions, resolutions and statements from 1934 to 1936 from the CPO, ICO, and ILLA. Small documents, such as membership cards are placed in their own Folder 21.

Folder 6 CPO Communist Party (Opposition), 1936
Folder 7 ICLL Independent Communist Labor League, 1936-1937
Folder 8 ICLL National Office Circular Letters to Ft. Wayne, 1935-1936
Folder 9 ICLL Spanish Civil War Materials, 1937
Folder 10 ICLL Training Schools, 1936-1938
Folder 11 ICLL and CPO Literature Departments, 1936-1938
Folder 12 ICLL National Office Circular Letters to Ft. Wayne, 1937-1938
Folder 13 ILLA Independent Labor League of America, 1938-1939
Folder 14 ICLL and ILLA Circular Letters, 1938-1940
Folder 15 ICLL Circular Letters regarding the International Communist Opposition, 1936-1938
Folder 16 IRA International Relief Association, 1936-1938
Folder 17 Workers Age, 1936-1938
Folder 18 ILLA Financial Records at Ft. Wayne Branch, 1938-1939
Folder 19 YCAW Youth Committee Against the War, 1939-1940
Folder 20 Constitutions, Resolutions, and Statements, 1934-1939
Folder 21 Membership Cards, 1935-1947