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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Earl Browder
RLIN number: NXCP87-A24
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood in Kansas; Populist Party; social and economic characteristics of Kansas; socialism; Office Workers Union, American Federation of Labor, union activities, 1914; World War I; anti-war group; Tom Mooney; Russian Revolution, 1917; Communist Party, 1919; Industrial Workers of the World vs. American Federation of Labor; International Trade Union Congress, Russia, 1921; 3rd Congress Communist International; La Follette movement; Chinese Revolution, 1927; Pan-Pacific Trade Union Secretariat, 1928; Communist magazines; development of Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1930s; Scottsboro case; Negro rights; 1936 presidential campaign; leftist organizations, 1930s; United Front and 7th Congress Communist International, 1935; Spanish Civil War and International Brigade; Stalin-Hitler Pact, 1939; World War II; postwar changes in Communist Party; discussion of ideology; impressions of Communist leaders.
Extent: Transcript: 525 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1964 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Browder, Earl, 1891-1973
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1891
Speaker occupation: Communist leader
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1964
Interviewer: Starobin, Joseph
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor, 1886-; Communist Party U.S.A.; Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936-1955; Populist Party, 1892-1896
Historical events discussed: Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Federation of Labor, 1886-; Communism; Communism--United States; Communist Party U.S.A.; Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936-1955; Labor unions and communism; Labor unions--United States; North America; Oral history; Political parties--United States; Populist Party, 1892-1896; Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Browder, Earl, 1891-1973; Popular fronts
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017986-13429