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Avrom M. Landy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS106
This collection contains the complete typescript and reference notes for Avrom M. Landy's book, The United States and the Paris Commune of 1871., written in the late 1940s. The book was never published.

Dates

  • 1938-1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

14.00 Boxes

Overview

Avrom M. Landy (1904-1992) broke off his doctoral studies to accept a position at the Daily Worker. He later became educational director of the Communist Party of America, a position he held until 1945. He was co-publisher of International Publishers from 1945 until about 1947, when he left the Communist Party.  In the late 1940s, Landy completed a manuscript for a book titled, The United States and the Paris Commune of 1871. The book was never published, because by the time he completed the book, Landy had left International Publishers and the Communist Party, and he did not submit the work to other publishers. This collection contains the complete typescript and reference notes for Landy's book.

Acquisition Information

All materials in the Avrom M. Landy Collection were donated to the McCormick Library of Special Collections in 1995 by his daughter, Sonia Landy Sheridan, wife of former Northwestern University history professor James Sheridan.

Processing Information

Sigrid Pohl Perry, September 1995; revised October 2001
Title
Guide to the Avrom M. Landy Collection
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff, 1996; Benn P. Joseph, 2013..
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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