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The Resource Eugene V. Debs collection

Eugene V. Debs collection

Label
Eugene V. Debs collection, 1895-1935
Title
Eugene V. Debs collection
Inclusive dates
1895-1935
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection consists primarily of correspondence of Socialist Party Executive Secretary Otto Branstertter, with and regarding Debs during 1920-1923, including letters regarding amnesty for Debs and other people imprisoned for their opposition to World War 1, as well as letters regarding Socialist Party politics and Debs role in the party following his release from prison. Also included are Debs' writings on the labor movement, his essay on Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1922), statements of Debs and others on their opposition of the war, scrapbook of newspaper articles regarding Debs' 1923 speaking tour, copies of Debs' letters to Cleveland, OH socialist leader Peter Witt and Terre Haute socialist Shubert Sebree. The collection also contains news-clippings, printed articles, other published materials on Debs, booklets "Ballad of Gene Debs" by Sarah Cleghorn (1928), and "At Death of Debs" by J. Howard Flowers (1926). Correspondents include Roger Baldwin, Theodore Debs, Albert DeSilver, Irwin St. John Tucker, George S. Viereck, Bertha Hale White, among others
Biographical or historical data
Eugene Victor Debs was born November 5, 1855 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Debs was an American union leader as a founding member of the International Labor Union and Industrial Workers of the World. Debs was elected to the Indiana Senate 8th District, serving one term (1880-1884). Debs was also heavily involved in the Socialist Party, running unsuccessfully for President of the United States under the party ticket in 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920. Debs gained national notoriety as a leader in the Pullman Strike and boycott of 1894. Outspoken in his socialist views, Debs was arrest in 1918 for violating the Espionage Act of 1917 for criticizing America's involvement in World War I. Debs served 3 years in a federal prison before President Harding commuted his sentence in 1921. Following his release, Debs returned to Terre Haute, where he resided until being admitted into a sanitarium near the end of his life. Debs died October 20, 1925 in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1855-1926,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Debs, Eugene V.
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: B009: Eugene V. Debs oversize photographs, circa 1870-1926 ; Broadside S, 1899-1919: Eugene V. Debs small broadside, 1919 Broadside L, 1920-1939: Eugene V. Debs for President, circa 1900-1920
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debs, Eugene V.
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
  • Political prisoners
  • Socialism
  • Socialists
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
  • Terre Haute (Ind.)
Label
Eugene V. Debs collection
Link
https://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/L230%20Debs%20Eugene%20V%20Collection%20revision.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed by library staff. EAD finding aid completed by Brittany Kropf and Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/23
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17535893
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Lccn
91798743
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase in 1945.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28417568
  • (OCoLC)28417568
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box
Label
Eugene V. Debs collection
Link
https://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/L230%20Debs%20Eugene%20V%20Collection%20revision.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed by library staff. EAD finding aid completed by Brittany Kropf and Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/23
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17535893
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Lccn
91798743
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase in 1945.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28417568
  • (OCoLC)28417568
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box

Library Locations

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