Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Inventory

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Preliminary Guide to the Henry P. Huff Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 1499
Creator: Huff, Henry P. , creator
Title: Henry P. Huff papers
Date Span: 1937-1999
Bulk: 1952-1956
Quantity: 2.11 cubic feet (2 boxes, 2 cassette tapes, and 1 vertical file)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Political activist, labor activist. Huff joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1917 and was a charter member of the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA); serving in Southwest Washington as a member of the District Committee and District Board of the CPUSA, participating in unemployed struggles, the 1934 Pacific Coast Maritime Strike, and the 1935 Lumber Strike. He was a member of the National Committee of the CPUSA from 1944 to 1948. Huff was also a member of the Washington Commonwealth Federation, and a Smith Act trial defendent in the 1953 case United States v. Huff.

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content

See scope and content for individual accessions below.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 1499-001
Henry P. Huff papers, 1970
2 Tapes; 2 page partial transcript
Scope and Content
Tape-recorded interview, 1930-1955, conducted by R.C. Berner and Robert Mitchell on 12-7-70. Includes transcripts.
Transcribed portion (2 pages) is of Huff re: the dissolution of the Washington Commonwealth Federation.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donor: Henry P. Huff, December 15, 1970

  
Accession No. 1499-002
Henry P. Huff papers, 1937-1999 (Bulk: 1952-1956)
2 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Scope and Content
Small collection of typed speeches, trail transcripts, publications, and subject files related to labor, the Communist Party of Washington State, and Huff's role as a defendant Smith Act trial of 1953 in the case of United States v. Huff. Collection includes a CD of photographs.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donor: Nancy Gilbert, February 07, 2012.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Huff, Henry P.--Archives.
Last modified: February 8, 2013
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