Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Digital Content/Other Formats

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Related Material

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Harry E.B. Ault Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 0213, 0562
Creator: Ault, Harry E. B. (Harry Erwin Bratton), 1883-1961
Title: Harry E.B. Ault papers
Date Span: 1899-1956
Quantity: 5.46 cubic feet (13 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities



Biographical Note

Harry Erwin Bratton Ault, journalist, editor, publisher, and political activist, was born October 30, 1883, in Newport, Kentucky. He proudly claimed to be “the first American-born Socialist born to an American-born socialist.” At age 14, he moved with his family to the northern Puget Sound area to join a socialist colony called Equality. This utopian settlement attempted to be entirely self-sufficient, and its cooperative and humanitarian vision had a deep and lasting influence on Ault. As a young man, he became involved with various socialist newspapers and was co-founder of the Socialist Amateur Press Association. His activity with reformist and revolutionary newspapers of various types led him around the country and included stops in Spokane, Washington; Lewiston, Idaho; and Toledo, Ohio. He eventually settled in Seattle, where he continued his journalistic and political activities. In 1912, he achieved his life-long ambition of running a labor-owned newspaper when the Central Labor Council elected him to edit its weekly organ, the Seattle Union Record.

Under Ault’s leadership, the Seattle Union Record expanded from a weekly to a daily in 1918. By his own description, his duties as manager-editor primarily consisted of mediating among individual members of the unions, various competing unions, and unions and employers. Ault faced the continual challenge of balancing various competing interests and ideologies between the multifaceted labor movement and the demands of objective journalism and political advocacy. For most of its ten-year existence as a daily, the Seattle Union Record teetered at the brink of bankruptcy. Its pro-labor policy cost it the advertising income which normally supports a daily newspaper. Worsening the problem, the labor movement in Seattle was in decline throughout the 1920s. The financial problems finally became acute enough to force the Seattle Union Record to cease publication. The final issue appeared on February 18, 1928.

After the Seattle Union Record dissolved, Ault went into the commercial printing business and continued to write and publish political pamphlets throughout the 1930s. In 1936 he entered the Democratic primary for Washington’s First Congressional District. In a nine-candidate field, Ault received only 3,427 votes; the primary’s winner was Warren G. Magnuson, who polled 37,557. In 1938 Ault secured an appointment as deputy United States marshal for Tacoma, Washington, and he remained a U.S. marshal until his retirement in 1953. His wife noted that this was the only time in their married life that they could count on a dependable source of income. Harry E.B. Ault died in Seattle on January 5, 1961.

Arrangement

Arranged in two accessions:

  • Accession No. 0213-001, Harry E.B. Ault papers, 1899-1956
  • Accession No. 0562-001, Harry E.B. Ault papers, 1899-1953

Scope and Content

The Ault papers relate mainly to the management of the Seattle Union Recordand Washington State labor politics. They include business records, legal documents, correspondence, speeches, questionnaires, lists, minutes, and political pamphlets. The collection contains some interesting autobiographical fragments dealing with the Equality colony and information on Ault’s congressional campaign in 1936. Correspondents include the American Federation of Labor, the Federated Press, William Z. Foster, Saul Haas, James B. McNamara, Harvey O’Connor, Terence V. Powderly, William M. Short, Anna Louise Strong, and the United Mine Workers.

Digital Content/Other Formats

View selections from this collection in digital format

Restrictions on Access

The papers are open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Minnie Ault, Harry’s widow, donated these papers in February 1962 and August 1965.

Processing Info

Numerous pamphlets were relocated from Accession No. 0562-001 to the Pamphlet Collection of the Special Collections division, University of Washington Libraries.

Related Material

The Seattle Union Record is available on microfilm from the Microform and Newspaper Collections of the University of Washington Libraries.

The Seattle Union Record records, 1903-1927, Accession No. 4312-001, housed in the Special Collections division, University of Washington Libraries, consist of the newspaper’s financial and subscription records.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 0213-001
Harry E.B. Ault papers, 1899-1956
2.94 cubic feet (7 boxes and 1 oversize vertical file)
Arrangement
Arranged into 14 series.
Box/FolderDate
Biographical Information
1/1Birth Certificateundated
2 pages
1/2Report Cardsundated
3 pages
1/3Concerning Ault as Deputy United States Marshalundated
5 pages
Clippings
1/4-12Ault for Congress1936
35 pages
1/13-14Ault as Deputy United States Marshalundated
6 pages
1/15Ault's Labor Day Activities1936
3 pages
1/16 Bremerton Sun 1936
2 pages
1/17 Coal Review 1921
2 pages
1/18 Industrial Freedom 1899
1 page
1/19 Industrial Worker 1921
1 page
1/20 The Nation 1922
1 page
1/21 Puyallup Herald undated undated
2 pages
1/22 Seattle Times concerning the Equality Colony1954, 1956
2 pages
1/23 Seattle Times: A. L. Strong1949
1 page
1/24 Seattle Union Record 1928
2 pages
1/25 Seattle Union Record circa 1921, 1928
5 pages
1/26 Stockton [California] Forum 1924, undated
2 pages
1/27 Tacoma Labor Advocate 1921
2 pages
1/28 Tacoma Labor Advocate undated
3 pages
1/29-44Miscellaneous1920-1936
52 pages
Correspondence: Incoming
General Notes: Ault frequently used the back of incoming correspondence for the carbon of his reply.
1/45Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
4 pages
ACLU
1/46-47"Weekly Report on Civil Liberty Situation"1920-1923
88 pages
1/48"The Lawless American Legion"1921
1 page
1/49Press Release #521922
1 page
American Federation of Labor
1/50General1919, 1921
3 pages
1/51American Federation of Musicians, Seattle, Washingtonundated
4 pages
1/52Building Trades Council, Seattle, Washington1923
1 page
1/53Central Labor Council, L. S.1922
1 page
1/54Central Labor Council, Seattle, Washington1919-1925
23 pages
1/55Central Labor Council, Tacoma, Washington1920, 1921
4 pages
1/56Central Trades & Labor Council, Bremerton, Washington1921, 1923
5 pages
1/57Central Trades & Labor Council, Lewis County and Vicinity, Washington1920
1 page
1/58International Labor News Service1922
1 page
1/59Newsboys' Union, Seattle, Washington1918, 1919
4 pages
1/60Charles Perry Taylor1919
2 pages
1/61Typographical Union #202, Seattle, Washington1921, 1924, 1925
4 pages
1/62Washington State1919, 1921, 1922
5 pages
1/62Washington State Official Bulletin1920, 1921, undated
8 pages
2/1American Friends Service Committee1921
4 pages
2/2American Fund for Public Service1923-1927
16 pages
2/3A-Amaundated
11 pages
2/4American L-Ayundated
17 pages
2/5Bank of North Dakota1921
4 pages
2/6Bennett, Adele Parker1923, 1953, undated
3 pages
2/7Blumenthal, A. W.1922, undated
3 pages
2/8Boilermakers & Iron Ship Builders & Helpers of America, International Brotherhood of1921-1924
7 pages
2/9Bone, Homer T.1938, 1944
2 pages
2/10Brotherhood Bank & Trust Company1925
1 page
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
2/11Branch Office1921-1922
3 pages
2/12Cooperative National Bank of Cleveland1922-1923
11 pages
2/13Journal1922
8 pages
2/14Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Engineers1922
3 pages
2/15Brotherhoods Cooperative National Bank of Spokane1925, 1928
3 pages
2/16Bullitt, A. Scott1926, undated
2 pages
2/17Burdick, F. P.1927, undated
3 pages
2/18B Miscellaneousundated
30 pages
2/19Caron, Pierre1919
2 pages
2/20Carpenters & Joiners of America, United Brotherhood of.1920-1927
5 pages
2/21Caxton Printers, Ltd.1927, 1947
2 pages
2/22Chadwick, Stephen F.1926
1 page
2/23Chadwick, McMicken, Ramsey & Ruff1921
4 pages
2/24Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, Washington1928
2 pages
2/25Commonwealth Service Company1922
2 pages
2/26Conway Cooperative League1921
2 pages
2/27Corbett, Joseph1920-1922, undated
18 pages
2/28C Miscellaneousundated
30 pages
2/29Dore, John F.1920, 1921, 1928
3 pages
2/30Dorn, Max1927
1 page
2/31Downie, Johnundated
7 pages
2/32D Miscellaneousundated
8 pages
2/33E Miscellaneousundated
16 pages
2/34Federated Finance Company1922, undated
2 pages
2/35Federated Press1921-1928
72 pages
2/36Foster, William Z.1920, undated
2 pages
2/37Friends of Soviet Russia1922
2 pages
2/38Freeland, A.1934, undated
3 pages
2/39F Miscellaneousundated
17 pages
2/40Gale's Monthly1920
3 pages
2/41Garrett, Charles W.1921, 1922, 1944
3 pages
2/42G Miscellaneousundated
9 pages
2/43Haas, Saul1920, 1921
54 pages
2/44Haas, Saul1922-1938
44 pages
2/45Hawley (S. L.) & Company1920, 1921
4 pages
2/46Hesketh, Robert J.1920-1936
13 pages
2/47Holl, F. X.1943, 1944, undated
4 pages
2/48Horton (Dexter) National Bank1923, 1926, 1929
3 pages
2/49Howard, Roy W.1922, 1928
3 pages
2/50Hughes, C. A.1928
2 pages
2/51H Miscellaneousundated
25 pages
2/52Inland Finance Company, Incorporatedundated
4 pages
International Association of Merchants
2/53Organizing Department1920, 1921
4 pages
2/54Friendship Lodge # 701919
1 page
2/55Hope Lodge # 791920, 1921, 1924
6 pages
2/56International News Service1921, 1923-1925, 1928
7 pages
2/57Intertype Corporation1921, 1922, 1926
15 pages
2/58I Miscellaneousundated
5 pages
2/59Johnson, Albert S.1920
3 pages
2/60Justham, S. R.1919, 1921
2 pages
2/61J Miscellaneousundated
6 pages
3/1Kaufman, W. H.1921, 1929
3 pages
3/2King Features Syndicate1924, 1929
3 pages
3/3K Miscellaneousundated
9 pages
3/4 Labor Age 1922
1 page
3/5Labor Bureau Incorporated1928, undated
3 pages
3/6Labor Defense Council1922
3 pages
3/7Labor Defense League1919
1 page
3/8Lambuth, B. L.1920, 1921
2 pages
3/9Lane (W. D.) & Thompson (W. H.)1926-1928
3 pages
3/10Leighton, Frederick W.1920
2 pages
3/11Listman Service Company1920
9 pages
3/12Litchman, Mark M.1919, 1928, 1929, 1951
4 pages
3/13 Literary Digest 1919, 1920
2 pages
3/14Little, Frank W.1922
2 pages
3/15Lonergan, Philip J.1924, 1925
3 pages
3/16L Miscellaneousundated
22 pages
3/17McNamara, J. B.1922, 1923, 1929, 1930
4 pages
3/18Magnuson, Warren G.1936, 1938
2 pages
3/19Maintenance of Way Employee & Railway Shop Laborers, United Brotherhood of 1922
2 pages
3/20Millard, William J.1944
2 pages
3/21 Minnesota Daily Star 1920, 1922
6 pages
3/22Mooney, Thomas J.1927
1 page
3/23M Miscellaneousundated
37 pages
3/24National Association of Deputy United States Marshals1952-1953
4 pages
3/25National Association of Letter Carriers1922, 1923, 1926
1 page
3/26National Bank of Commerce, Seattle, Washington1925, 1927
2 pages
3/27National Cooperative Wholesale Association1920, undated
5 pages
3/28National Newspaper Service1928
2 pages
3/29National Non-Partison League1921
1 page
3/30National Non-Partison League of Washington1921
2 pages
3/31 The New Majority 1921, 1922
5 pages
3/32Nolan, Webster K.1928
2 pages
3/33Newsriters' Local Union #121920, 1921
3 pages
3/34N Miscellaneousundated
18 pages
3/35O'Connor, Harvey1930-1950
3 pages
Scope and Content: Includes one photograph.
3/36Order of Railway Conductors1921, 1928
2 pages
3/37Order of Railway Telegraphers1922
2 pages
3/38O Miscellaneousundated
4 pages
3/39Patrons of Husbandry (Washington)1919-1921
6 pages
3/40Pettijohn (Mrs.) M. S.1919, 1920
3 pages
3/41Plumbers & Steam Fitters, United Association of1921, 1922, 1928
6 pages
3/42Powderly, T. V.1922
3 pages
3/43P Miscellaneousundated
22 pages
3/44Railwaymen's Political Club, Washington1922
3 pages
3/45Rank & File Federation of Workers1922
3 pages
3/46Raynor, Audy1921
2 pages
3/47Roberts & Skeel1921, 1928
3 pages
3/48Rogers, Sherman1920
1 page
3/49R Miscellaneousundated
22 pages
3/50Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee1921
1 page
3/51San Francisco Savings & Loan Society1921, 1923
3 pages
3/52Sanford, Marvin1952
14 pages
3/53Schwan (Adolph M.)1928, 1929
4 pages
3/54Seattle (City Goverment)undated
9 pages
3/55 Seattle Times 1918, 1926
2 pages
3/56Seattle Title Trust Company1926-1929
21 pages
3/57Short, W. M.1919, 1922
5 pages
3/58Skinner, D. E.1922, 1923
6 pages
3/59Strong, Anna Louise1921, 1923, 1925, undated
11 pages
3/60Strong, Sydney1923, undated
3 pages
3/61Swain, Bert1922
1 page
3/62Swenson, A. W.1920-1922
12 pages
3/63S Miscellaneousundated
41 pages
3/64Trans-Canada Press Services1922
12 pages
3/65T Miscellaneousundated
6 pages
3/66Union of Russian Immigrants1922
2 pages
3/67United Mine Workers1921-1923, 1925
21 pages
3/68United Press Associations1920, 1921
8 pages
3/69United States Department of Justice1920, 1921, 1926, 1938, 1942
6 pages
3/70United States Department of Labor1920, 1927
3 pages
3/71United States Conference on the Limitation of Armament, American Delegation1921
2 pages
3/72United States Post Office Department1900, 1922, 1923, 1928
4 pages
3/73United States Treasury Department1928, 1929, 1945
8 pages
3/74U Miscellaneousundated
7 pages
3/75V Miscellaneousundated
4 pages
3/76Washington (State Government) Miscellaneousundated
9 pages
3/77University of Washingtonundated
8 pages
3/78Wells, Hulet M.1920
1 page
3/79Willsden, J. Blakeundated
5 pages
3/80Workers National Prison Comfort Club1921, 1922
2 pages
3/81Wright & Catlett1926
2 pages
3/82W Miscellaneousundated
28 pages
3/83Y & Z Miscellaneousundated
3 pages
3/84Unidentified and Anonymousundated
4 pages
Inter-office Correspondence of the Seattle Union Record
4/1Everett, Washington1921
1 page
4/2-4Seattle, Washington1919-1924, undated
23 pages
4/5-7Tacoma, Washington1917, 1918, 1921, 1922, undated
25 pages
4/8Tacoma. E. D. Walker1923
1 page
Correspondence, Outgoing
4/919091909
1 page
4/101918-October 19191918-October 1919
7 pages
4/11November-December 1919November-December 1919
31 pages
4/12January-June 1920January-June 1920
40 pages
4/13July-December 1920, undatedJuly-December 1920, undated
15 pages
4/14January-June 1921January-June 1921
58 pages
4/15July-December 1921, undatedJuly-December 1921, undated
86 pages
4/16January-April, 1922January-April, 1922
65 pages
4/17May-August 1922May-August 1922
66 pages
4/18September-December 1922, undatedSeptember-December 1922, undated
65 pages
4/19January-June 1923January-June 1923
31 pages
4/20July-December 1923, undatedJuly-December 1923, undated
17 pages
4/21January-June 1924January-June 1924
11 pages
4/22July-December 1924, undated July-December 1924, undated
12 pages
4/2319251925
30 pages
4/2419261926
25 pages
4/2519271927
25 pages
4/26January-February 1928January-February 1928
27 pages
4/27March-December 1928, undatedMarch-December 1928, undated
36 pages
4/2819291929
10 pages
4/291932, 1935, 19361932, 1935, 1936
24 pages
5/119371937
3 pages
5/219381938
21 pages
5/319391939
6 pages
5/41940, 19421940, 1942
2 pages
5/51943-19451943-1945
15 pages
5/61946-19481946-1948
12 pages
5/71949-19521949-1952
28 pages
5/81953, 1956, undated1953, 1956, undated
21 pages
Ault for Congress Questionnaires
5/9A-Gundated
23 pages
5/10H-Nundated
19 pages
5/11P-W & Unidentifiedundated
21 pages
Court Papers
5/12American Free Press1926-1928
14 pages
5/13American Free Press1929
7 pages
5/14 Seattle Union Record 1919
1 page
5/15United Mine Workers1921
1 page
Ephemera
5/16American Federation of Laborundated
2 pages
5/17Associated Industries of Seattleundated
1 page
5/18Ault, Downie & J. G. Brown1910
1 page
5/19Brotherhood of the Cooperative Commonwealthundated
9 pages
5/20Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, Washington1920
1 page
5/21Committee of One Hundred1921
1 page
5/22Dever, Lem A.1919
1 page
5/23 The Equitist undated
1 page
5/24Farmer-Labor Party of Washington1922
1 page
5/25Federated Press1922, 1923
18 pages
5/26International Printing Pressmen & Assistants Union1919
1 page
5/27Labor Press Federation1920
1 page
5/28Liberty Partyundated
1 page
5/29National Association for the Advancement of Colored People1922
1 page
5/30National Popular Government Leagueundated
2 pages
5/31 The Other Open Eye 1938
2 pages
5/32Padilla Bay Development Associationundated
1 page
5/33 Seattle Union Record undated
7 pages
5/34 Tacoma Labor Advocate 1921, 1922
3 pages
5/35Miscellaneousundated
24 pages
Financial Records
5/36American Federation of Labor, Central Labor Council (Seattle, Washington) Balance SheetOctober 31, 1921
1 page
American Free Press
5/37Tax Return1928
1 page
5/38-40Monthly Statements1925-1927
21 pages
5/41-42Notices to Creditors1928
75 pages
5/43Accounts Transferred to Canonica1927
1 page
5/44Miscellaneousundated
11 pages
5/45American Press Service1922
2 pages
5/46Federated Press Statements1921, 1922
6 pages
5/47Federated Press Budget1923
1 page
5/48Listman Service Company StatementsJuly 1921
1 page
5/49Producers Commercial (National) Bank [Proposed] Stock Sales1921, undated
3 pages
Seattle Union Record
5/50 Accounts Assigned to Washington Tee Stone Division Corp.March 6, 1928
1 page
5/51Accounts ReceivableMarch 29, 1928
3 pages
5/52Advertising Contract1927
1 page
Box
5Advertising RatesJanuary 1, 1925
1 page
Box/Folder
5/54Appendices to Auditundated
2 pages
5/55Monthly StatementsJanuary-June 1924
6 pages
5/56Monthly StatementsJuly-October 1934
5 pages
5/56Monthly StatementsDecember 1924
5 pages
5/57Statement for Year1924
1 page
5/58Assorted Statements with Analysis1920, 1922
2 pages
5/59Audit (Circulation Department)November 1918-December 1919
1 page
5/60Audit (Circulation Department)1919 to March 1921
1 page
6/18 Month Statement1918
1 page
6/2Cooperative Profit and Loss Statement1919-1923
1 page
6/3Cooperative Profit and Loss Statement1923-1924
2 pages
6/4Monthly Profit and Loss Statement1925
12 pages
6/5Monthly Profit and Loss Statement1926
12 pages
6/6Monthly Profit and Loss Statement1927
8 pages
6/7Daily Cash TransactionsMarch 1928
7 pages
6/8Co-operative National Bank Notes Paid1923
2 pages
6/9Co-operative National Bank Account Sheets1922, 1923
5 pages
6/10Departmental ExpensesJanuary 1927
3 pages
6/11Draft Profit and Loss StatementFebruary 20, 1928
1 page
6/12Inventories, Miscellaneousundated
3 pages
6/13Federated Press Overdue Notices1922
2 pages
6/14Unidentified Receipts from Various Unions1922
1 page
6/15Receipts, Miscellaneousundated
2 pages
6/16Stockholders Meeting Attendance SlipsJune 6, 1934
37 pages
6/17Stock Recordsundated
2 pages
6/18Stock Subscribersundated
8 pages
6/19Stock, Miscellaneousundated
3 pages
6/20Time & Wage Statementcirca 1929
1 page
6/21Transient Classified Account ReceivableMarch 1928
1 page
6/22Miscellaneous
24 pages
6/23Socialist Party, Trustee Printing Company Stock Certificate1907
2 pages
Legal Documents
American Federated Press
6/24Advertising Contract with Bon Marché1926, 1927
2 pages
6/25Contract with Seattle Stereo-typers & Electrotypers Union #651926
1 page
6/26 Deed of Trust 4.1.26 (Seattle Title Trust Co.)undated
1 page
6/27Promissory Notes1925, 1927
4 pages
American Press Service
6/28Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, Minutesundated
1 page
6/29 By-lawsundated
1 page
6/30Option on Trans-Canada Press Service1922
1 page
6/31Vacating Notices1922, undated
2 pages
6/32Miscellaneousundated
9 pages
6/33 Eastman (David P.) Company and Empire Investment Co. Contract1928
1 page
Seattle Union Record
6/34Agreement with Aultundated
1 page
6/35Promises of Contributions by Unions1922, undated
3 pages
6/36Contract for Real Estate Purchase from San Francisco Savings and Loan Society1921
1 page
6/37Draft Deed and Bill of Sale to American Federated Pressundated
1 page
6/38Seattle Union Theatre Company Affidavit1921
1 page
6/39Trade Union Savings and Loan Association1921
1 page
6/40Trans-Canada Press1922
1 page
6/41Union National Bank1923
1 page
6/42Miscellaneousundated
2 pages
Lists
6/43Ault for Congress Helpersundated
1 page
6/44Belmont Fundundated
1 page
6/45Labor Day1932, undated
1 page
6/46 Seattle Union Record Employeesundated
1 page
6/47Miscellaneousundated
8 pages
Memorabilia
6/48Regarding Building Trade Strike1927
1 page
6/49Miscellaneousundated
4 pages
Minutes
General Notes: See also box-folder 6/28.
6/50American Federation of Labor, Central Labor Council Seattle1921
4 pages
6/51American Federated Press, Board of Trustees1922
1 page
6/52American Federated Press, Executive Board1922
12 pages
Seattle Union Record
6/53Employees and Directors1921
5 pages
6/54Shop Stewards1921
17 pages
6/55Shop Stewards1922
2 pages
6/56Survey Committee1922
1 page
6/57Petition: Seattle Union Record Employees regarding Ault's Resignation1924
1 page
6/58Photographsundated
4 items
Reports
6/59Seattle Stereotypers and Electrotypers' Union #651949
1 page
6/60 Seattle Union Record Financial Conditionsundated
1 page
6/61Typographical Union #202undated
1 page
Speeches and Writings
Scope and Content: All are by Ault unless otherwise indicated.
6/62Autobiographicalundated
7 pages
6/63Ault for Congress1936
8 pages
6/64Ault for Congress, Suggestions for Canvassing Unionsundated
1 page
6/65Central Labor Council, Seattle, Washingtonundated
1 page
6/66"Dear Folks and All"1935-1936
20 pages
6/67Denise, John1953
1 page
6/68Downie, John [author]undated
2 pages
6/69Equality Colonyundated
14 pages
7/1Farmer-Labor Party of Washington1922
1 page
7/2"How to Preserve Democracy"undated
1 page
7/3Resignation1924
3 pages
7/4 Seattle Post Intelligencer 1946, 1947
2 pages
7/5 Seattle Star 1937
1 page
7/6 Seattle Union Record undated
11 pages
7/7 Seattle Union RecordEditorialsundated
9 pages
7/8Settlement of Labor Disputes in the Railroad Industryundated
1 page
7/9Shimmons, Earl [author], "Manuscript History of Seattle Union Record"1924
90 pages
Scope and Content: The comments enclosed were prepared by researcher Sister Maria Veronica.
7/10Stavioch, John (Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union)1936
1 page
7/11Tax Reform1938
1 page
7/12-13Miscellaneousundated
10 pages

  
Accession No. 0562-001
Harry E.B. Ault papers , 1899-1953
2.52 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Arrangement
Arranged into three series:
  • Personal and Professional Papers
  • Seattle Union Record files
  • Related Organizations
Box/FolderDate
Personal and Professional Papers
General Correspondence
1/1Anonymousundated
2 pages
1/2B Assortedundated
2 pages
1/3C Assortedundated
5 pages
1/4D Assortedundated
4 pages
1/5Eddy, Bige, Jr.undated
2 pages
1/6Fish, Byronundated
1 page
1/7Friedhaim, Robertundated
2 pages
1/8F Assortedundated
3 pages
1/9Gaston, Herbert E.undated
2 pages
1/10Haas, Saulundated
5 pages
1/11H Assortedundated
3 pages
1/12J Assortedundated
6 pages
1/13Kerzie, F. L.undated
1 page
1/14L Assortedundated
4 pages
1/15M Assortedundated
8 pages
1/16O'Connor, Harveyundated
12 pages
1/17National Association of Retired Civil Employeesundated
6 pages
1/18N and O Assortedundated
4 pages
1/19Parsons, William B.undated
9 pages
1/20P Assortedundated
4 pages
1/21R Assortedundated
8 pages
1/22Sanford, Marvinundated
12 pages
1/23 Seattle Post-Intelligencer undated undated
6 pages
1/24S Assortedundated
6 pages
1/25 Tacoma News-Tribune undated
8 pages
1/26Tollefson, Thor T.undated
3 pages
1/27Ulman, Dwight L.undated
1 page
1/28Utzinger, Dr. Vernon A.undated
1 page
1/29University of Washington Libraryundated
6 pages
Other Material
1/30 Ault Campaign Materialsundated
1 page
1/31Miscellaneousundated
7 pages
1/32Badge Welcoming Eugene Debs1904
1 page
1/33Membership Cardsundated
6 pages
1/34Assorted Speeches and Writingsundated
4 pages
1/35Autobiographical Notesundated
34 pages
1/36"Memorial A"1934
2 pages
1/37Proposed Article1937
1 page
1/38 Seattle Star May 22, 1942
1 page
1/39Subscription Blank for Proposed New Paper1929
1 page
1/40Washington State Federation of Labor, Ault's Convention Credentials1913, 1914
3 pages
Clippings
4/6Anonymousundated
2 pages
4/7Assortedundated
3 pages
4/8Ole Hanson Lecture Tourundated
4 pages
4/9 Puyallup Herald undated
2 pages
4/10 Seattle Post-Intelligencer undated
4 pages
4/11 Seattle Star undated
1 page
4/12 Seattle Times undated undated
5 pages
4/13 Seattle Union Record undated undated
2 pages
Ephemera
4/14 American Appeal (Chicago, Illinois)February 19, 1927
1 page
4/15Assortedundated
4 pages
4/16 Freemen's Labor Journal (Spokane, Washington)June 30, 1899
1 page
4/17Regarding Ole Hanson
4 pages
4/18 The New York Call September 4, 1922
1 page
4/19 The Searchlight 1947-1949
18 pages
4/20 The Searchlight 1950-1953
21 pages
4/21 Seattle Crimes (Seattle Mailers Union)undated
1 page
4/22 Seattle Union Record undated
8 pages
Seattle Union Record Files
Organization
1/41Articles of Incorporation and By-lawsundated
6 pages
1/42List of Trusteesundated
1 page
1/43Ault's Resignation1924
3 pages
Board of Directors
1/44MinutesMarch-December 1921
5 pages
1/45MinutesFebruary 27, 1922
3 pages
1/46MinutesAugust 20, 1924
1 page
1/47Draft Minutesundated
4 pages
1/48Proposals to Stockholders1922
4 pages
1/49Draft ReportAugust 14, 1924
1 page
Stock and Stockholders
1/50List of Subscribing UnionsAugust 12, 1918
1 page
1/51List of StockholdersDecember 31, 1919
1 page
1/52Proposed Increase in Capitalization1920
3 pages
1/53Advertising Appealprobably 1920
3 pages
1/54Assorted Stock Certificates1918, 1921-1924
15 pages
1/55Proxies1924
23 pages
1/56Vote on Sale to American Free Press1924
87 pages
1/57Vote at Meeting of August 14, 1924August 14, 1924
2 pages
1/58Unidentified Votes
2 pages
Circulation
1/59Auditor's Reports1920
3 pages
1/60Auditor's Reports1918-1921
5 pages
1/61 Circulation Campaign1927
3 pages
1/62Circulation Campaign Receipts and Other Material1927
34 pages
1/63Assorted Listsundated
2 pages
Financial Records
2/1Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks1920, 1921
8 pages
2/2Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks1922
36 pages
2/3Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks1923
5 pages
2/4Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks1924
13 pages
2/5Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks1925
3 pages
2/6Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks1926
50 pages
2/7Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks1927
39 pages
2/8Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks1929
8 pages
2/9Monthly Statements1917
3 pages
2/10Monthly Statements1918
16 pages
2/11Eight Month Summary1918
1 page
2/12Monthly Statements 1918
16 pages
2/13AssortedDecember 31, 1913
17 pages
2/14Audit for 19181918
2 pages
2/15Monthly Statements1919
24 pages
2/16AssortedDecember 31, 1919
8 pages
2/17Audit for 19191919
3 pages
2/18Monthly Statements1920
29 pages
2/19Audits (Quarterly)1920
6 pages
2/20Audit for 19201920
1 page
2/21Monthly Statements1921
33 pages
2/22Monthly Statements1922
22 pages
2/23Monthly Statements1923
12 pages
2/24Annual Statement1924
1 page
2/25Assorted1924
6 pages
2/26Assorted ReceivablesMarch 1, 1928
6 pages
2/27Daily Cash AffairsJanuary-March, 1928
46 pages
2/28Receipts and Expenditures1928-1929
2 pages
3/1Corporate and Stock Tax Returns1918-1925
21 pages
3/2Trip by Saul Haas1922
12 pages
3/3Check Protests1922
2 pages
3/4Unidentified Aging Schedules1928
3 pages
3/5Ault's Back Wages1929
1 page
3/6Receivers' Lists of Back Wagesundated
2 pages
3/7Receivers' List of Creditorsundated
3 pages
3/8Auditing Committee Reportundated
1 page
3/9Payroll Listsundated
3 pages
3/10Advertising Ratesundated
15 pages
3/11Assorted Notesundated
25 pages
3/12Assorted Miscellaneousundated
20 pages
Fund Raising
3/13Lists of "Trail Blazers" and Contributing Unionsprobably 1919
3 pages
3/14Pledge Listsundated
6 pages
Legal Documents and Court Papers
3/15American Press Service Donation of Dividends1922
1 page
3/16Central Labor Council Resolution Assuring Garland Fund of Viable Economic Policiesundated
1 page
3/16AAssorted Contractsundated
3 pages
3/17Debt Extension and Purchase Concurrence by Creditors1924-1925
1 page
3/18Disposal of Assets by Receivers1928, 1929
2 pages
3/19Draft Chattel Mortgage with American Free Press
1 page
3/20Seattle Department of Streets and Sewers1921
4 pages
3/21Sedition Case1919
7 pages
3/22Union Contractsundated
3 pages
Assorted
3/23Paper Inventories1920, 1921
2 pages
3/24Report of an Ad Hoc Committee to End Dissention in the Paper over Rival Farmer-Labor Party Candidates1922
3/25Resolutions on Arbitrating a Labor Dispute1927
15 pages
3/26Galley Sheets of Proposed Pamphletprobably 1920
1 page
3/27Assorted Miscellaneousundated
4 pages
General Correspondence
3/28Anonymousundated
2 pages
3/29American Fund for Public Service1922, 1923
40 pages
3/30American Fund for Public Service1924
38 pages
3/31A Assortedundated
3 pages
3/32B Assortedundated
8 pages
3/33C Assortedundated
10 pages
3/34D Assortedundated
2 pages
3/35E Assortedundated
3 pages
3/36F Assortedundated
5 pages
3/37G Assortedundated
3 pages
3/38H Assortedundated
5 pages
3/39I-J Assortedundated
4 pages
3/40K Assortedundated
2 pages
3/41Lane, W. D.undated
1 page
3/42McNamara, J. B.undated
4 pages
3/43 Minnesota Daily Star undated
4 pages
3/44Mogensen (M. C.) and Company, Inc.undated
2 pages
3/45M Assortedundated
3 pages
3/46Newsboys Union, Local 15834undated
1 page
3/47P Assortedundated
8 pages
3/48R Assortedundated
5 pages
3/49Seattle Central Labor Councilundated
2 pages
3/50Sinclair, Uptonundated
3 pages
3/51Stanford University Libraryundated
8 pages
3/52Skinner, D. E.undated
37 pages
3/53S Assortedundated
11 pages
3/54Taylor, Edundated
1 page
3/55United Mine Workersundated
2 pages
3/56United States Internal Revenue Serviceundated
20 pages
3/57Washington (State) Assortedundated
3 pages
3/58University of Washington Libraryundated
7 pages
3/59W Assortedundated
8 pages
3/60Y-Z assortedundated
2 pages
Related Organizations
4/1Brotherhood of the Cooperative Commonwealth Legal Documentsundated
2 pages
4/2Producers National Bank Lists of Subscribersundated
2 pages
4/3Seattle Union Theater Company Incoming Correspondenceundated
1 page
4/4Stanley Securities Company Prospectusundated
1 page
4/5"Three-Hour Day" Subscription Listundated
1 page
Pamphlets
Box
5 American (magazine) John Wiltbye, "Americans or Jackrabbits"1921
5American Civil Liberties Union, "The Police and the Radicals"March 1921
5American Federation of Labor, Washington, "Proposed Plan for Consolidation of Industrial Departments"undated
5American Newspaper Corporation, Robert D. Towne, "Report to the Subscribers to the $300,000 Fund"1919
5Bank for Savings (Seattle, Washington), "Ropp's Business Calculator"1875
5Beach, Charles Fisk, Jr., "The Anglo-Saxon Peril"undated
5Beckwith, L. D., "The Cause and Cure of Sensationalism and Venality in the Press"1922
5Berger, Victor L., "Congressman Victor L. Berger's Speech on Nov. 10, 1919 before the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C..."undated
5Cole, George M., "The Christian Commonwealth"undated
5The Comrade Publishing Company, "The Agitator" 1902
5Crucible Publishing Company. J. Dearness Boley, "The Producer' Religion"1918
5 The Dug-Out, Robert Blatchford, "Gentlemen: the Ladies"undated
5Esoteric Publishing Company, H. D. Butler, "Practical Methods to Insure Success"1921
5Fillebrown, C. B., "A 1913 Single Tax Catechism"undated
5Funk and Wagnalls Company, "Faulty Diction"1915
5Guaranty Trust Company of New York, Francis H. Simon, "The New Partnership of Capital and Labor"1927
5Harper and Brothers, "Rich Man, Poor Man"1935
5Hope Publishing Company, Sydney Strong, "His Coming"undated
5Industrial Workers of the World, Austin Lewis, "Proletarian and Petty-Bourgeois"undated
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, William R. Fox, "By the Throat"undated
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, Mary Walden Kerr, "Socialism and the Home"1901
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, William H. Leffingwell, "Easy Lessons in Socialism"undated
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, J. T. McDill, "Let's All Get Rich"undated
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, A. M. Simons, "The Class Struggle"undated
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, A. M. Simons, "What Is a Scab?"undated
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, May Wood Simons, "Socialism and the Organized Labor Movement"undated
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, Rev. Charles H. Vail, "The Mission of the Working Class"1899
5Kerr (Chas. H.) and Company, H. Gaylord Wilshire, "Why a 'Workingman' Should be a Socialist"undated
5LaFollette-Wheeler Campaign Headquarters, "The Facts"undated
5Lamb, John, "The Three Gorgons"undated
5Lamb, John, "What Is the Matter with Our Industry?"undated
5Longstreet, David, "The Ideal Government"undated
5Marvin Sanford (editor), "Morris Lore"1961
5Pabst Brewing Company, "The Winning Plans in the Pabst Postwar Employment Awards"1944
5Peabody, George Foster, Frank I. Cobb, "The Press and Public Opinion"undated
5Political Action Company, Oscar Ameringer, "Socialism"1911
5Public Ownership League, "Pure Milk"undated
5Robinson (Gale S.) Company, "Lightning Profitfinder"1928
5A San Francisco Evening Lamp, No. 17June 1957
5A Searchlight 1950-1951
5ASocialist Party-Social Democratic Federation, "Aims and Tasks of Democratic Socialism"undated
5 ASeattle Union Record Publishing Company, "The Seattle General Strike"1919
5 AShoemaker, Alvaro "The Ole-ad"1921
5 ASocial Sanity League, "A Plea for Honest Education"undated
5 ASocialist Party, "The Socialist Party and the Working Class"undated
5 ASocialist Party, Local Seattle, 9th Ward Branch, Ira Wolfe, "The Cause of the Factional Fight in the Socialist Party of Washington"undated
5 ASocialistic Co-operative Publishing Association, "Socialist Library"1903
5 ASummers, John W., "The Alien and American Citizenship"1919
5 A"Trav-o-Log"
5 AUnited Mine Workers, "Official Statement ... in Regards to the Kansas Controversy"1921
5 AUnited Mine Workers, "Report of Frank Farington, President, District # 12"1921
5 AUnited States Congress, HR 6135 (81st Congress, 1st Session)
5 AUnited States Congress, HR 6453 (81st Congress, 1st Session)
5 AUnited States Railroad Administration, "Wages of Railroad Employees"1918
5 AWashington State Coal Commission, "Report"1921
5 AWashington Department of State, "Abstract of Votes, Primary Election"September 8, 1936
5 AWilshire Book Company Ben Hanford, "Fight for Your Life"1909
5 AYeiser, John O., "Immortality Established through Science"1917
5A"Young Socialist," edited by Harry E.B. Ault1901-1903

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Ault, Harry E. B. (Harry Erwin Bratton), 1883-1961--Archives.
Foster, William Z., 1881-1961.
Haas, Saul.
McNamara, James B (James Barnabas), 1882-1941.
O’Connor, Harvey, 1897-1987.
Powderly, Terence Vincent, 1849-1924.
Short, William M.
Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970.
Organizations:
American Federation of Labor.
Central Labor Council of Seattle and Vicinity.
Federated Press.
United Mine Workers of America.
Geographic Names:
Equality Colony (Skagit County, Wash.)
Seattle (Wash.)--Newspapers.
Subjects:
American newspapers--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Journalists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Labor journalism--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Labor unions--Washington (State)--Seattle--Newspapers.
Labor--Washington (State)--Seattle--Newspapers.
Newspaper editors--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Newspaper publishing--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Political activists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Political campaigns--Washington (State)
Political candidates--Washington (State)--Archives.
Publishers and publishing--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Socialists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Utopias--Washington (State)--Skagit County.
Genre Headings:
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Court records.
Lists.
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Questionnaires.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
business records.
correspondence.
ephemera.
financial records.
financial statements.
legal files.
minutes.
Titles:
Seattle union record (Seattle, Wash. : 1918)
Last modified: October 25, 2013
Contact Us