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MS Am 3148

La Follette, Suzanne, 1893-1983. Suzanne La Follette records from the Commission of inquiry into the charges made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow trials, circa 1937 (MS Am 3148): Guide

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 3148
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: La Follette, Suzanne, 1893-1983.
Title: Suzanne La Follette records from the Commission of inquiry into the charges made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow trials
Date(s): 1937
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: In English and German.
Abstract: Preliminary box list only for records kept by Suzanne La Follette (secretary) for the Commission of inquiry into the charges made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow trials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

72M-105. Gift of Suzanne La Follette, received: 1973 March 5.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation:

Suzanne La Follette Records from the Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made Against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials, circa 1937 (MS Am 3148). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Dewey Commission (officially the "Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials") was initiated in March 1937 by the "American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky." It was named after its Chairman, John Dewey. Its other members were Carleton Beals, Otto Ruehle, Benjamin Stolberg, and Secretary Suzanne LaFollette, Alfred Rosmer, Wendelin Thomas, Edward A. Ross, John Chamberlain, Carlo Tresca, and Francisco Zamora. Following months of investigation, the Dewey Commission made its findings public in New York on September 21, 1937.
Suzanne La Follette (1893-1983) was an American journalist, an author, a libertarian feminist, and served as a member of the Dewey Commission.

Arrangement

Minimally processed. Arrangement is a rough box list only.

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, printed reports and pamphlets, transcripts of testimony, and other records kept by the Dewey Commission.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.

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