Biographical Note

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Preliminary Guide to the Hulet M. Wells Papers
1909-1964



Manuscript Collection No.: 0422
Creator: Wells, Hulet M., 1878-1970 , creator
Title: Hulet M. Wells papers
Date Span: 1909-1964
Quantity: 1.09 cubic feet (3 boxes)
1 microfilm reel : positive
1 microfilm reel : negative
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Hulet Martell Wells (May 4, 1878 - Feb 15, 1970) was chairman of the Socialist Party of Washington, president of the Seattle Central Labor Council, a founder of the Postal Clerks Union Local 28 in Seattle (1908), a founder of the Unemployed Citizen's League in Seattle (1931), and administrative assistant to Congressman Marion A. Zioncheck (early 1930's). He was convicted of sedition in 1918 and sentenced to two years at McNeil Island and later served at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary until his release in November 1920

Scope and Content

Consult the scope and content information for each of the accessions below.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 0422-003
Wells, Hulet M., 1878-1970
Hulet M Wells papers, 1921
.25 cubic feet (2 reels microfilm, 1 pos. and 1 neg.)
Scope and Content
Microfilm of selections from papers owned by Manuscripts and University Archives Division; included are: "I Wanted to Work" (pp. i, ii, 1-311) and "Russia in 1921 (pp. 1-70).
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Microfilmed from originals in Acc. #422 of the Hulet M. Wells papers owned by UW Libraries. Manuscripts and Univ. Archives Divisions. No source date, but acc'd 6/7/93

  
Accession No. 0422-004
Wells, Hulet M., 1878-1970
Hulet M. Wells papers, 1909-1964
.84 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Scope and Content
The bulk of the Wells papers consists of his autobiography, “I Wanted To Work.” Due to heavy use, researchers are to use the photocopy of the manuscript (folders 2/1-2/7) for reading and photocopying.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Related Material
A copy of Wells' play "The Colonel and His Friends" is in the Harry Ault papers.
Transcripts of Wells' newspaper columns from the "Vanguard", transcribed by Terry Willis, are in Special Collections Division, UW Libraries.
Box/FolderDate
Incoming Letter
1/1Private Soldiers and Sailors Legion. Seattle Legion #1undated
Outgoing Letter
1/2To Richard Berner8/11/1964
Speeches And Writings in Publications
1/3Humanizing the Dismal Science4/1933
1/4Travelogue of Hell; Prison as Seen by a Leavenworth Inmate8/1931
1/5They Organize in Seattle3/1932
1/5Neo-Marxism and Farmer-Labor Economics2/1939
Speeches And Writings
1/6From Russian Dictatorship to Canadian "Democracy"undated
1/7Hello, Buck1960
I Wanted to Work (Autobiography)undated
2/1-2/7photocopy
2/8-2/19original
1/8Our "Rotten Borough" Systemundated
1/9Pilgrims of the Volga Night1921
1/10Russia in1921, undated
1/11State Unemployment Insurance Bill1933
1/12Washington D.C. Notesundated
1/13The Witch Huntundated
Speeches And Writings Of Others
1/14Address by Edward B. Goltra of Seattle Local No.28 N.F.P.O.C6/14/1958
Newsletter
3/1Local 28 News (Postal Clerks Union)10/1953
Clippings
3/2Postal Union Activity1909-58
3/3Mayoral and Congressional Candidacies1910-12
3/4Miscellaneous1912-61
3/5Potlatch Riot1913
3/5Libel Suit Against the Seattle Times1913,14,33
3/6Seattle Central Labor Council1914-27
3/7Trial for Anti-Conscription, Imprisonment, Return1918
3/8Russia and Related Activity1921-22
3/9Farmer-Labor Party1926
3/10Aide to Congressman Marion Zioncheck1934
3/11Ephemeraundated

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Wells, Hulet M., 1878-1970--Archives.
Organizations:
McNeil Island Penitentiary.
United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Subjects:
Sedition.
Last modified: February 8, 2013
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