Socialist Party, 1897-1980s

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Title: Socialist Party, 1897-1980s

Call Number: Mss-0770                                                                                                 

Bulk:  16.71 cubic feet

Abstract:

The papers of the Social Democratic Party or, as it was later known, the Socialist Party of America, is composed of correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, and election-related materials.  The bulk is correspondence related to Victor Berger’s association with the Socialist Party and his publishing of the Milwaukee Leader.  This is mainly in the time frame of 1910 to 1919.

Administrative Note:

The collection was processed on May 19, 2004 and was revised by Steve Daily.

See Also:

Socialist Party Collection, Mss 2016

Hammer & Tongs Socialist Party bulletin scattered issues 1986-1990 

National and State Conventions

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Convention proceedings, 1904 1 1
Convention proceedings, 1912 1 2
Convention proceedings and ballots, 1919 1 3
National convention amended constitution, 1922 1 4
National convention, 1923 1 5
National convention, 1924 1 6
National convention, 1928 1 7-8
National convention, 1932 1 9
National convention, 1934 1 10-11
National convention, 1935 1 12
National convention, 1936 1 13-14
National convention, 1937 1 15-16
National convention, 1938 1 17-18
National convention, 1940 1 19
National convention, 1942 1 20
National convention, 1946 1 21
State Party conventions 1907-1928 1 22
State Party conventions 1932, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938 1 23
Platforms misc. 1916-1933 1 24
Socialist and Labor International SPA reports 1934-1936 1 25
 

Essays, Songbooks, Plays and Misc. Items

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Labor unions 2 26
Statement on U.S. Government 2 27
Party plays and speeches 2 28
Socialist songbook 1913 2 29
Essays on Socialism 2 30
School classroom/educational material 2 31
Plays 1932, 1936 2 32
Plays, undated 2 33
War essays 1918-1919 2 34-34A
Notes on the Solution to Unemployment 2 35
WPA Committee 1939 2 36
Resolutions of NY Socialist Party 2 37
Organization methods 2 38
Misc. speeches 1916-1934 2 39
Cooperatives 2 40
National Party bulletins 1937 2 41
Statement on anniversary of Lenin’s death 1938 2 42
Press releases 1939-1940 2 43
City Club address by Thomas Lyons 1914 2 44
Study courses in Socialism 2 45-47
Political science material 1919 2 48
Victor Verger Congressional hearings 1919 2 48A
Hoan’s statement on St. Louis Platform 1918 2 48B
 

Youth Membership Records & Social Activities

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Guide for Falcon Leader newsletter March 1935 3 49
Red Falcons material 1935-37 3 50
Falcon Call magazine 1934-37 (not inclusive) 3 51
Falconry newsletter 1936-37 (not inclusive) 3 52
Manual for Red Falcons (3 items) 3 53
Songbooks for the Falcons 3 54
Young Peoples Socialist League statements & constitutions 3 55
Young Peoples Socialist League convention reports 1936-37 3 56
Young Peoples Socialist League convention materials 1932-39 3 57
Young Peoples Socialist League publications 1930s-40s 3 58
Red Sparks newsletter Feb & March 1939 3 59
Membership data 1912 & 1932 3 60
 

Events, Financial Records & Broadcasts

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Bazaar Committee office materials 1930-35 3 61
Bazaars/Balls/Concerts publications 1924-1939 3 62
Bazaar Flash newspaper 1934-37 3 63
State Picnics 1935-38, 1942-43, 1947, 1951 3 63A
Socialist Party broadcasts over WTMJ 1934-35 3 64
Misc. financial records and ledger 1934-39 3 65
Misc. financial receipts 1908-1910 3 66
Financial reports 1912-29 3 67
 

Social Democratic Bills Introduced to Legislature

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Social Democratic bills 1905 3 68
Social Democratic bills 1907 3 69
Social Democratic bills 1909 3 70
Social Democratic bills 1911-13 3 71
 

Local Female Section of the Socialist Party

Box Number

Folder Number

 
West Side Socialist Women’s Club records 1905-10 3 72
West Side Socialist Women’s Club records 1917-43 3 73
 

State and National Party

Box Number

Folder Number

 
State Party documents 1905-20 4 74
State Party documents 1912-13 4 75
Biographies of candidates 1934 4 76
National Executive Committee 1915-1930s 4 77
National campaign notes 1912 4 78
National campaign notes & ballot 1935 4 79
National Party material 1933 4 80
Baby Leader publication July 1917 4 81
Rebel Arts Bulletin publication NY 4 82
Wisconsin Beacon publication 1951 4 83
Bulletin of People’s Council of America 1917 4 84
 

Victor Berger’s Speeches and Correspondence

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Published speeches of Victor Berger 4 85
Victor Berger speeches & statements 4 86
Speeches & misc. items relating to Berger 4 87
Victor Berger correspondence, undated 4 88
Victor Berger correspondence 1897, 1901-08 4 89
Victor Berger correspondence 1910 Jan-Sept 4 90
Victor Berger correspondence 1910 Oct-Dec 4 91-93
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 Jan-Feb 4 94
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 March 4 95-96
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 April 4 97-100
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 April & undated 4 101
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 May 5 102-106
Public Ownership correspondence 1911 May 5 107
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 June 5 108-110
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 July 5 111-114
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 Aug 5 115-116
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 Sept 5 117
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 Oct 5 118
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 Nov 5 119
Victor Berger correspondence 1911 Dec 5 120-121
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 Jan 6 122-123
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 Feb 6 124
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 March 6 125
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 April 6 126
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 May 6 127
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 June 6 128
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 July 6 129-130
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 Aug-Sept 6 131
Victor Berger correspondence 1912 Oct-Dec 6 132
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 Jan-Mar 6 133
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 April 6 134
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 May 6 135
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 June 6 136
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 July 6 137
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 Aug 6 138
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 Sept 6 139
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 Oct 6 140
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 Nov 6 141
Victor Berger correspondence 1913 Dec 6 142
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 Jan 7 143
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 Feb 7 144
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 Mar 7 145
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 April 7 146
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 May 7 147
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 June 7 148
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 July 7 149
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 Aug 7 150
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 Sept 7 151
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 Oct 7 152
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 Nov 7 153
Victor Berger correspondence 1914 Dec 7 154
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Jan 7 155
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Feb 7 156
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Mar 7 157
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Apr-May 7 158
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 June 7 159
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 July 7 160
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Aug 7 161
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Sept 7 162
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Oct 7 166
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Nov 7 164
Victor Berger correspondence 1915 Dec 7 165
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 Jan 7 166
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 Feb 7 167
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 Mar 7 168
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 April 7 169
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 May 7 170
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 June 7 171
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 July 7 172
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 Aug 8 173
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 Sept 8 174
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 Oct 8 175
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 Nov 8 176
Victor Berger correspondence 1916 Dec 8 177
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Jan 8 178
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Feb 8 179
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Mar 8 180
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Apr 8 181
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 May 8 182
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 June 8 183
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 July 8 184
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Aug 8 185
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Sept 8 186
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Oct 8 187
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Nov 8 188
Victor Berger correspondence 1917 Dec 8 189
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Jan 8 190
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Feb 8 191
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Mar 8 192
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Apr 8 193
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 May 8 194
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 June 8 195
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 July 8 196
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Aug 8 197
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Sept 8 198
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Oct 8 199
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Nov 8 200
Victor Berger correspondence 1918 Dec 8 201
Victor Berger correspondence 1919 Jan 8 202
Victor Berger correspondence 1919 Feb 8 203
Victor Berger correspondence 1919 Mar-Dec 8 204
 

Party Correspondence, Minutes and Financial Material

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Socialist Party misc. 1912-19 8 205
Socialist Party correspondence & report 1920 8 205A
Socialist Party correspondence & financial documents 1921 8 206
Financial reports, minutes, & correspondence 1922 8 207
Financial reports & statement 1923 8 208
Financial reports & Congressional Record 1924 8 209
Financial records 1925 8 210
Financial reports & correspondence relating to Edward Buer 1926-27 8 211
Correspondence, reports, & Congressional Record 1928-29 8 212
Correspondence & press release 1930-31 9 213
Correspondence, reports, & financial statements 1932 9 214
Correspondence & minutes 1933 Jan-Mar 9 215
Correspondence, minutes, & Senate bills 1933 Apr-Jun 9 216
Correspondence, minutes, & legislation 1933 July-Dec 9 217
Correspondence & reports 1934 Jan-Feb 9 218
Correspondence 1934 Feb-Mar 9 219
Correspondence, minutes, & resolutions 1934 Apr-May 9 220
Correspondence & convention materials 1934 June 9 221
Correspondence & minutes 1934 Jul-Aug 9 222
Correspondence & radio broadcast 1934 Sept 9 223
Correspondence, legal documents, & article 1934 Oct 9 224
Correspondence & election material 1934 Nov 9 225
Correspondence, financial reports, & misc. 1934 Dec 9 226
Correspondence, reports, resolutions, & misc. 1935 9 227
Correspondence, daily reports & minutes 1935 Jan 9 228
Correspondence 1935 Feb 9 229
Press releases, daily reports, & misc. 1935 Feb 9 229A
Correspondence, campaign material, & misc. 1935 March 9 230
Correspondence, minutes, & election items 1935 Apr 9 231
Correspondence, daily reports, & misc. 1935 May 10 232
Correspondence & daily reports 1935 May 10 233
Correspondence, daily reports, & misc. 1935 June 10 234
Correspondence & misc. 1935 Jul-Aug 10 235
Correspondence & misc. 1935 Sep-Oct 10 236
Correspondence, reports, & misc. 1935 Nov-Dec 10 237
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1936 Jan-Feb 10 238
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1936 Mar-Apr 10 239
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1936 May-Jun 10 240
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1936 Jul-Dec 10 241
Correspondence & misc. 1936 10 242
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1937 Jan-Jun 10 243
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1937 Jul-Oct 10 244
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1937 Nov-Dec 10 245
Correspondence & misc. 1937 10 246
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1938 Jan-Mar 10 247
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1938 April 10 248
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1938 May-Aug 10 249
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1938 Sep-Dec 10 250
Correspondence & misc. 1938 10 251
Correspondence, minutes, reports, & misc. 1939 Jan-Feb 11 252
Correspondence & misc. 1939 March 11 253
Correspondence, minutes, reports, & misc. 1939 Apr-Jun 11 254
Correspondence, minutes, & misc. 1939 Jul-Dec 11 255
Miscellaneous 1939 11 256
Correspondence & misc. 1940 11 257
Miscellaneous 1940s 11 258
Miscellaneous 1950s 11 259
Miscellaneous 1960s 11 260
Miscellaneous 1970s & 80s 11 261
 

Leaflets

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Membership promotion/solicitation 11 262
General and Inner-Party issues 11 263
Declaration of Principles 11 264
Financial contributions 11 265
Stories with morals 11 266
Introduction to Socialism 11 267
Employment and labor issues 11 268
Targeted to specific groups 11 269
Foreign policy 11 270
War 11 271
Wisconsin related 11 272
Milwaukee related 11 273
British Labor Party 11 274
Event announcements-Milwaukee 11 275
Event announcements- Wisconsin 11 276
Event announcements-National 11 277
Campaign related-Wisconsin 11 278
Campaign related-Milwaukee 11 279
Campaign related-National 11 280
Misc. topics 11 281
 

Pamphlets, Booklets, Broadsides

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Constitutions-Wisconsin & Milwaukee 11 282
Constitutions-National 11 283
Party Platforms-Wisconsin 11 284
Party Platforms-Milwaukee 11 285
Party Platforms-other cities in Wisconsin 11 286
Party Platforms-National 11 287
Publications in German 11 288
Campaign material outside of Wisconsin 11 289
Campaign materials 11 290
Material not issued by SP 11 291
Information on Socialist publications 11 292
Booklets on various topics 11 293
Booklets on various topics 11 294
Program booklets 1927-1951 11 295
 

Newsletters and Periodicals

Box Number

Folder Number

 
International Socialist Review journal 12 296
Misc. newsletters 12 297
Public Enterprise Record newsletter 12 298
Documents and Discussions supplement 12 299
Misc. newspapers-Wisconsin 12 300
Misc. newspapers-National 12 301
 

Miscellaneous

Box Number

Folder Number

 
Milwaukee Leader statements and correspondence 12 302
Guides and instructions for Party leaders 12 303
Sheet music and lyrics 12 304
Nomination cards 12 305
Sample ballots 12 306
Stationery, ticket, & applications for membership 12 307
Election-related material 12 308
Membership cards and applications 12 309
Articles, stories, and writings 12 310
Miscellaneous 12 311
 

Ledgers                                                                 (Location BV Shelf 329)

 
Bazaar account book, n.d.
Vaudeville shows accounts 1927
Socialist Carnival accounts 1928
Socialist Bazaar accounts 1929
Vaudeville shows accounts 1931-34
Bazaar Committee accounts 1934
Bazaar & Carnival bills payable 1936
Entertainment contracted for 1936
Bazaar Committee accounts 1935
Bazaar ticket records 1936
Exhibitors ledger 1937
Accounts payable 1937
Bazaar accounts receivable 1938
Bazaar accounts payable 1938
Bazaar & Carnival accounts 1937
State record book 1934-35
10th Ward branch minutes 1934-40
Woman’s Social Ethics Club minutes 1912-1914
8th Ward branch accounts 1933-39
2nd Ward branch minutes 1924-1931
2nd Ward branch dues book ? 1905-08
 

Oversize Items

Location

 
Handbill announcing mass meeting for Norman Thomas Socialist candidate for president at Bethany Park, Aug. 14, 1928 MV Drawer F35
Report of Southern States District, n.d MV Drawer F35
Facts July 1927 monthly published by Socialist Party (2 copies) MV Drawer F35
   
Socialist scrapbooks, 1896-1898, 1904, 1902-04, 1910-40, 1926-29 RC 15, Shelf 5-7, 13
Socialist scrapbooks, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1934-39, 1940 RC 16, Shelf 1 & 11
   

Microfilm Clippings

See Rolls A65-A79