Biographical Note

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Guide to the Rayfield Becker Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 0972
Accession No.: 0972-001
Creator: Becker, Rayfield, creator
Title: Rayfield Becker papers
Date Span: 1919-1939
Quantity: .28 cubic foot
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Becker was the last of the IWWs associated with the "Centralia Massacre, 1919" and was released from prison in 1939. He died in 1950.

Scope and Content

Papers of the Centralia Publicity Committee.

Letters from Becker to Julia Ruuttila, 1919-1939, concerning his release from prison, court papers, petitions, bulletins, affidavits, exhibits, resolutions; minutes of the Centralia Publicity Committee, 1920-1930.

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Open to all users.

Terms of Use

Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Acquisition Info

Deposited by Julia Ruuttila,5/31/1964.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Becker, Rayfield--Archives.
Coll, Edward P., creator.
Cummings, James, creator.
Ruuttila, Julia, creator.
Smith, Elmer, creator.
Organizations:
American Legion.
Subjects:
Centralia Massacre, Centralia, Wash., 1919
Personal Papers/Corporate Records
Labor History
Labor Unions
Washington (State)
Last modified: January 29, 2016
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