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MS Am 3145MS Am 3145

Socialist Labor Party. Socialist Labor Party records, circa 1880-1910 (MS Am 3145): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 3145
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Socialist Labor Party
Creator: Socialist Trade and Labor Alliance
Title: Socialist Labor Party records
Date(s): 1880-1910
Quantity: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Correspondence and other records of the Socialist Labor Party and the Socialist Trade and Labor Alliance.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Source unknown

Processing Information:

Minimally processed by Ashley Nary, 2017

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection 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:

Socialist Labor Party Records, circa 1880-1910 (MS Am 3145). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Socialist Labor Party, originally founded in 1876 as the Workingmen's Party, is considered the oldest socialist party in the United States. The Socialist Labor and Trade Alliance was formed out of this group in 1896.


Minimally processed into the following series: I. Correspondence, II. Ledgers, account books, and address books, and III. Additional documents and printed materials.

Scope and Contents

Primarily consists of incoming correspondence. Also includes documents, records, and printed materials related to the Socialist Labor Party and the Socialist Trade and Labor Alliance.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Socialism--United States--19th century
Socialism--United States--20th century
Political parties -- United States
Labor unions--United States