Guide to the William Z. Foster Papers 1922-1961
Cage 428

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
William Z. Foster Papers
ID
Cage 428
Date [inclusive]
1922-1961
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of: personal letters, 1941-1954; photographs, 1922; newspaper clippings concerning Foster's death, 1961; article on 1919 steel strike, 1969.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] William Z. Foster, Papers, 1922-1961

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

William Z. Foster (1881-1961) served as head of the Communist Party of the United States, and was a three-time candidate for the United States Presidency in 1924, 1928, and 1932. In 1909 he joined the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and gained national recognition for organizing the steel strike of 1919. Foster and eleven other members of the National Board of the Communist party were indicted under the Smith Act in 1948, but he was not brought to trial due to a heart ailment. He died in Moscow on September 1, 1961 and was interred in the Kremlin.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of: personal letters, 1941-1954; photographs, 1922; newspaper clippings concerning Foster's death, 1961; article on 1919 steel strike, 1969.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated by Wildey R. Davis circa 1969.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Communist Party of the United States of America

Personal Name(s)

  • Foster, William Z., 1881-1961

Subject(s)

  • Labor History
  • Labor Unions
  • Politics and politicians

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