Historical Note

Scope and Content

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Acquisition Info

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Preliminary Guide to the Communist Party of the United States of America Records
circa 1956-1960



Manuscript Collection No.: 0464
Accession No.: 0464-001
Creator: Communist Party of the United States of America , creator
Title: Communist Party of the United States of America records
Date Span: circa 1956-1960
Quantity: circa 100 items
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

The Communist party of the United States is a left-wing Marxist party dedicated to revolutionary socialism and, until the anti-Communist Soviet revolution of 1991, to support of the Communist party of the USSR. With the establishment of the Communist International (COMINTERN) in Moscow in 1919, new Communist parties were founded in many countries including the United States. There have been many name changes and ideological shifts in the party over the years. Beginning in 1956, there was an ideological split over de-Stalinization and the Hungarian Revolution.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and circularized materials.

Bulk of the accession details the split occurring in the C.P. from 1956 onward resulting from the de-Stalinization of the Party and from the Hungarian Revolution.

Includes material relating to the party's Washington State Committee.

Restrictions on Access

Access restricted: For terms of access,contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Xerox copies made from originals loaned by various ex-C.P. members, 5/1/1964.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Cumming, William, creator.
Iverson, Stanley O., creator.
Organizations:
Communist Party of the United States of America (Wash.). State Committee, creator.
Communist Party of the United States of America--Archives.
Subjects:
Communism--United States.
Communism--Washington (State)
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