Siegel, Frances, 1909-2006. Papers of Frances Siegel, 1927-2008: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: SC 149
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Frances Siegel, 1909-2006
Title: Papers of Frances Siegel, 1927-2008
Quantity: 4.3 linear feet (8 file boxes, 1 folio box) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, awards, and travelogs of labor activist Frances Siegel,
Radcliffe College Class of 1931.
Accession number: R2006-5
These papers were given to the Archives by Barbara Messore, Fraces Siegel's niece, in April 2006. The FBI file was acquired by the Archives in
Processed: July 2006
By: Amanda Schmidt
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Frances Siegel Papers, 1927-2008; item description, dates. SC 149, folder #. Radcliffe
College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Donors: Barbara Messore
Accession number: R2006-5
Processed by: Amanda Schmidt
The following printed materials have been removed from the collection and returned
to the Tess Oliver.
- Labor Research Association (U.S.) Monopoly today. New York: International Pub., 1950.
- Labor Research Association (U.S.) Trends in American capitalism : profits and living standards. New York : International Publishers, 1948.
- Olden, Herman. U.S. over Latin America [by] Herman Olden in collaboration with Labor Research Association. New York: International
- Textile Workers Union of America. Half a million forgotten people : the story of the cotton textile workers. New York : Textile Workers Union of America, 1944.
- Haskell, Edward. Retrogression; a poetic interpretation of reaction. New York, Galleon Pres, Inc., 1936.
- Costello, E. J. The shame that is Kentucky's : the story of the Harlan mine war Huntington, W. Va. : Appalachian Movement Press, 1972.
- King-Ramsay-Conner Defense Committee. The ship murder; the story of a frameup. San Francisco, King-Ramsay-Conner Defense Committee, 1937?.
- Jones, Joe. Catalog, November 10-30, 1940. [chiefly plates] New York, A.C.A. Gallery, 1940.
- Seidman, Joel Isaac. Sit-down by Joel Seidman. A G.M. stockholder visits Flint, by Robert Morss Lovett. New York City: League for Industrial Democracy, 1937.
- Lawson, Elizabeth. Thaddeus Stevens. New York, International Publishers, 1942.
- Budish, Jacob M. The changing structure of the working class. In collaboration with Labor Research Association. New York, International Publishers,1962.
- Stewart, Maxwell Slutz. What foreign trade means to you, by Maxwell S. Stewart. New York, Public affairs committee, inc., 1945.
- Dunn, Robert W. Spying on workers. New York, International Pamphlets, 1932.
- Quin, Mike. The enemy within. San Francisco, Calif.: People's World, 1941.
- Davenport, Donald H. Transferring workers to peacetime production; an address delivered at the tenth of the Second series of conferences of the Institute
on the general subject: Postwar goals and economic reconstruction. [New York, 1944]
- Whitman, Alden. Labor parties, 1827-1834. New York, International publishers [c1943].
- London, Jack. The apostate. Chicago, C.H. Kerr, [192-?].
- Allen, James Stewart. Who owns America?. New York: New Century, 1946.
- California Labor School. History of the American labor movement, 1700-1943. San Francisco, Tom Mooney Labor School, [1943?]
- Todes, Charlotte. William H. Sylvis and the National Labor Union, New York: International Publishers, 1942.
- Stewart, Maxwell Slutz. There can be jobs for all!, New York, Public Affairs Committee, Inc., 1945.
- Pierson, John Herman Groesbeck. Fiscal policy for full employment, sponsored as a technical report by the Labor committee on national policy of the
National planning association. [Washington, National Planning Association, 1945]
- Vasilevskii, E. M. The land of inventors. Moscow, Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R., 1933.
- Marchwitza, Hans. Sturm auf Essen; die Kämpfe der Ruhrarbeiter gegen Kapp, Watter und Severing. Mit
einem Nachwort von Frank Rainer Scheck. [Köln] Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1972.
- Mitchell, Kate Louise. India without fable, a 1942 survey, New York, A. A. Knopf, c1942.
- Sudermann, Hermann. Die Ehre. Schauspiel in vier akten, Stuttgart, J.G. Cotta, 1901.
- Minton, Bruce. Men who lead labor, by Bruce Minton and John Stuart; with drawings by Scott Johnston. New York: Modern
Age Books, Inc., c1937.
- Zhivkov, Todor. By and for the people: building an advanced Socialist society in Bulgaria, edited by Marilyn Bechtel. New York: NWR Publications, 1977.
- The Kaufman papers: United States government documents concerning the trial judge
in the Rosenberg-Sobell case, obtained from the F.B.I. as a result of the Freedom
of Information Act lawsuit instituted to force the release of all related government
- The Mood of the nation (November 22-29, 1963): a news documentary of a steadfast citizenry, with an appraisal by H.H. Wilson; compiled by Charlotte Pomerantz. New York: Marzani
& Munsell, c1964.
- Labor Research Association (U.S.) Labor and the war. New York, International Publishers, 1943
- Labor Research Association (U.S.) Labor fact book. New York, International Publishers. 17 v.
- Labor Research Association (U.S.) Wages and profits in wartime. New York, International Publishers, [c1941].
- Howard, Sidney Coe. The labor spy with the collaboration of Robert Dunn. New York: Republic Pub. Co., 1924.
- Russell, Bertrand. Education and the good life. New York : Boni & Liveright, 1926.
- Epictetus. The moral discourses of Epictetus; tr. by Elizabeth Carter. London, J.M. Dent & sons, ltd.; New York, E.P. Dutton &
- Durant, Will. The case for India, New York : Simon and Schuster, 1930. x, 228 p., 1 l. 19 cm.
- Heine, Heinrich. Buch der Lieder von H. Heine. Hamburg, bei Hoffmann und Campe. 1847. Paris, chez J.J. Dubochet et cie., rue de
Seine, 33. xx.
- Dutt, R. Palme. Problem of India. New York, International Publishers, 1943.
- Proust, Marcel. Swann's way. Translated from the French, by C. K. Scott Moncrieff. New York, Vintage Books [1970,
- Omar Khayyam. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 2d ed., thoroughly rev. and enl. / rendered into English by A. R. Tariq. Lahore
: Sh. Ghulam Ali, 1975.
The following sound recordings have been removed from the collection and donated to
the Library of Congress:
- Atcher, Rob. Answer to You Are My Sunshine [sound recording] Dick Robinson and his orchestra, Fox Trot vocal chorus. Decca Records.
- Brodyn, Maxim. Hatzlichu Nu. [sound recording] Stinson Records, 1940-49?
- Caruso, Enrico. SCALA 854 [sound recording] vol. 2
- Chaliapin, Feodor Ivanovich. SCALA 801 [sound recording]
- Clarke, Henry Leland. Winter 1776, [sound recording] words by Thomas Paine. Albert M. Basso [performer].
- Dvorak, Antonin. Slavonic Dances Opp 46 and 72 [sound recording] Sejna, Karel [conducter] Artia Recording Corporation, 1961.
- Five Russian recordings, all labeled in Russian.
- Guthrie, Woody; Houston, Cisco; White, Josh; Glazer, Tom; Hawes, Butch; Songs for Victory, music for political action [sound recording] Asch Records, 1944.
- Oliver, Bill. Kevin Barry [sound recording] Musart Records.
- Nuno, Jaime. Himno Nacional Mexicano [sound recording] Brunswick Record Corp, 1937.
- Reyes, Lucha. Lan Panchita - Cancion Mexicana [sound recording] Victor Record Mexicana.
- Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay. Scheherazade, Op. 35 Artur Rodzinski [conductor], The Cleveland Orchestra.
- Ship, Reuben. The Investigator; a political satire in documentary form. [sound recording] Radio Rarities, Inc. c1954.
- Smetana, Bedrich and Zdenek Chalabala [conductor] The Bartered Bride: comic opera in 3 acts [sound recording] Prague: Supraphon, 1983?
- Symonette, George and his calypso sextette. Mama Out De Light and Mr. Pennaman's Daughter [sound recording] The Bahamas: ART; American Transcription Services.
- Szostakowicz, Dmitri. Symphony No. 56 (Opus 47) [sound recording] Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, 6 record set.
- Tamez, Felix and Ben Martinez. Las Cuatro Milp a - Vals Cancion. [sound recording] Camden, NJ: RCA Manufacturing.
The following sound recordings have been removed from the collection and donated to
The Guthrie Center:
- American Ballad Singers. Two Centuries of American Folk Songs. [sound recording] Elie Siegmeister, Director. Camden, N.J.: Victor, 1940.
- Casetta, Mario. The Peekskill Story [sound recording] with Paul Robeson, Howard Fast, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, People's
Artists with Charter Records.
- Guthrie, Woody. Library of Congress recordings. [sound recording] Recording made by Alan Lomax with the Union Boys in 1940. Cambridge, Mass. : Rounder, 1988.
- Loring, Michael and Earl Robinson, Abe Lincoln [side A] and Joe Hill [side B] [sound recording] Modern Record Co., TAC Record label.
- New York City Labor Chorus. Live! '93. [sound recording], New York, NY: New York City Labor Chorus, 1993.
- Robeson, Paul. Encore, Robeson!. [sound recording] Monitor Records, 1959-61.
- Robeson, Paul. Paul Robeson [sound recording]. Wadhurst, E. Sussex, England : Pearl, 1989.
- Robeson, Paul. Paul Robeson at Carnegie Hall [sound recording]. New York, NY : Vanguard Recordings, 1958.
- Robeson, Paul. Peace Arch Concert [sound recording], 1952.
- Robeson, Paul. Spirituals and A Robeson Recital of Popular Favorites [sound recording]. New York : Columbia Masterworks, [1948?]
- Robinson, Earl. The Lonesome Train (A Musical Legend) [sound recording] Norman Corwin, dir., 1944.
- Robinson, Earl. Ballad For Americans [sound recording] sung by: Paul Robeson, RCA Victor, 1939.
- Thomas, John Charles. I Hear America Singing [sound recording] performed with the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union
Radio Chorus, Nathaniel Shilkret, dir., New York: RCA Camden, 1957?.
- Rubin, Ruth. Jewish Folk Songs [sound recording] Asch Records, 1947?
Frances Siegel was born March 24, 1909, the daughter of Myer Siegel and Annie Siegel
in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She received her A.B. from Radcliffe College (1931)
in Economics, focusing on Labor Economics.
While at Radcliffe, Frances Siegel worked part-time as a secretary for Harvard Professor
George Sarton, the editor of Isis, a journal on the history of science, medicine and technology and their cultural
influences. After graduation, Frances Siegel went to New York City looking for employment,
but with the scarcity of jobs due to the Great Depression, she returned to Cambridge.
Briefly, she worked (Jan.-Apr. 1932) for Professor Arthur Lamb, proofreading the Journal of the American Chemical Society. From 1934 to 1952, Frances Siegel returned to work as a secretary for George Sarton
in Cambridge, Mass., assisting in proofreading, editing, and compiling bibliographies
on the history of science for Isis, as well as compiling the indices to Volumes 2 and 3 of Sarton's Introduction to the History of Science. During this time, Frances Siegel corresponded frequently with Dr. Alexander Pogo,
the Astronomy Editor at Isis. Later in her life (start date unknown) until 1974, Frances Siegel worked as an administrative
assistant for various professors in the biochemistry department at Brandeis University.
Although Frances Siegel was never able to find work within her field of interest she
devoted much of her life to the labor movement, as well as other peace and social
justice organizations. From 1935 to 1939, she volunteered as a secretary for the Labor
Research Association, where she edited the association's monthly bulletin and prepared
several reports for local trade unions. Although sympathetic to the Communist Party,
it is unknown whether she was actually a party member. Her support caused the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate her for "subversive activities" during
the 1940s and 1950s, according to her college file.
Frances Siegel's advocacy and support focused on peace and anti-nuclear organizations,
progressive and leftist politics and political candidates, and health care reform.
Among the local Cambridge and Massachusetts organizations she worked for were the
Massachusetts Tenants Organization and the Massachusetts Senior Action Council. Other
organizations she supported were the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the B'nai
B'rith Anti-defamation League, and United Farm Workers of America. She subscribed
to several progressive periodicals, including The Nation and contributed toPeople's Weekly World (formerly the Daily Worker). She was, wrote the former editor of People's Weekly World, Tim Wheeler, a "legendary contributor." Frances Siegel's collection of pins and
buttons illustrate her support of numerous labor, peace, and social justice organizations
and movements, including a pin most likely from the 1930s, advocating "Save the Spanish
For her contributions, Frances Siegel received many awards, including recognition
from the National Committee of Christians and Jews for "Outstanding Service to the
ideals of brotherhood and for the dedication to the betterment of mankind and the
improvement of human relations" (1983), from the City of Cambridge a resolution for
outstanding community service (2006), and the John Phillip Sousa Award (September
10, 1984), in recognition of outstanding advocacy efforts made on behalf of Cambridge-Somerville
elders. This award was given by the Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, the Cambridge
Council on Aging, the Somerville Council on Aging, and the Cambridge Committee of
Frances Siegel traveled extensively abroad to Mexico, the Soviet Union, Cuba (a Women
Strike for Peace tour), and South America, as well as all over the United States and
Canada. Throughout her life Frances Siegel maintained correspondence with many traveling
companions and friends that she met during her travels.
In the later years of her life Frances Siegel continued to live in Cambridge, but
spent summers in Ogunquit, Maine with her sisters Mary Russak and Fannie Jacobs. Frances
Siegel died on January 12, 2006.
The collection is arranged in four series:
- Series I. Personal
- Series II. Correspondence
- Series III. Travel
- Series IV. Printed Materials
This collection consists of biographical information, personal correspondence (much
of which relates to her labor advocacy, as well as gives insight into political and
current events), travel documents and photographs. Additionally there are printed
materials relating to the labor movement, travel and cultural activities, as well
as some music.
Series I. Personal (1.1-2.10, 8.6) includes biographical information, her FBI file,
awards, memorabilia, programs, an obituary and remarks from her memorial service,
and photographs of Frances, her family and friends, and many photographs documenting
her travels around the world.
Series II. Correspondence (2.10-4.23) includes personal correspondence spanning Frances
Siegel's lifetime. The early correspondence documents her years at Radcliffe and involvement
in the National Student League. The undated letters from here sister, Mary Siegel
'26, shed particular light on her time at Radcliffe, the Great Depression, and her
commitment to the labor movement. The bulk of the correspondence is from friends made
through her work with George Sarton, her involvement with the New England chapter
of the Labor Resource Association, and friends made while travelling, both native
to the country and travel companions. The correspondence also contains a great deal
of evidence on current events and political situations in the United States, as well
as in Europe, the Soviet Union, China and India. Letters from Anant Pandya, written
on his trip across the United States and Canada, as well as en route to India via
Europe, give a unique view of the United States from a foreigner's perspective, through
observations about labor and politics.
Series III. Travel (4.24-6.4) includes brochures, travel itineraries, pamphlets,
postcards, information regarding safe travel in Cuba and South America, and miscellaneous
other printed materials related to Frances' travel. Places of travel include Mexico,
South America, Cuba, the Soviet Union, Europe, Canada and the United States
Series IV. Printed Materials (6.5-8.5) contains items from Frances Siegel's personal
library, including music and art, labor publications and periodicals, communist and
socialist publications, political satire, peace pamphlets, and printed materials on
- Series I. Personal
- 1.1. Frances Siegel biographical information, 1966-2006: Passport; datebooks; resume; recommendation
letters; newspaper clippings; obituary; remarks from her memorial service by Bill
Sullivan and Tess Oliver
- 1.2. Biographical information collected on Frances Siegel, n.d.: Employment chronology,
travel chronology, and organizational affiliations
- 8.6. FBI file, 1942-1971, 2008
- 1.3. Print outs from exhibit on Frances Siegel, 2006
- 1.4. Awards, 1983-2006, n.d.: Service award from The National Conference on Christians
and Jews, Citation from City of Cambridge, and the John Philip Sousa Award for outstanding
advocacy efforts on the behalf of Cambridge and Somerville elders.
The John Philip Sousa Award removed to Folio Box 9.
- 1.5. Music and theater programs, 1948-1964
- 1.6. Music and theater programs, 1965-1983
- 1.7. Music and theater programs, n.d.
- 1.8. Paul Robeson: music performance programs and photograph, 1951-1952
- 1.9 MM. Buttons and pins from organizations Frances Siegel belonged to and/or supported, n.d.:
includes housing and tenants organizations; peace and anti-war demonstration buttons;
labor organizations; women's rights; a pin to note is one advocating to "Help Spanish
These memorabilia are in Folio Box 9.
- 1.10. Miscellaneous notes, n.d.
- 1.11. Photo album: Martha's Vineyard, with Anant Pandya, Upendra Bhatt, and Frances Siegel;
other photographs of Frances Siegel and friends, 1932-1937
- 1.12. Photographs from Mexico trip, 1938
- 1.13. Photographs of Frances Siegel's family and friends, 1939-2002, n.d.
- 1.14. Photographs of Frances Siegel, 1947-1988, n.d.
- 1.15. Photographs from cross country trip, 1948
- 1.16. Photographs from Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts: with Frances Siegel
and her sisters, Mary Russak and Fannie Jacobs, August 1951
- 1.17. Photographs from the White Mountains, New Hampshire, Fall 1955
- 1.18. Photographs of Marcella Cecchini with Frances Siegel and friends, 1956-1957
- 1.19. Photographs of miscellaneous friends from Montana: Drown family; Vinnedge family;
Bea and Frankie, 1950s-1960s
- 2.1. Photo Album: friends from Montana, Drown family, Bea and Frankie, 1950s-1960s
- 2.2. Photographs of trip to the Soviet Union with extension to Europe, 1966
- 2.3. Soviet Union: Frances Siegel and slides of Leningrad, 1966
- 2.4. Summer photographs: Maine, 1970-2001
- 2.5. Photographs from South American Study Tour, 1972
- 2.6. Photographs from the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park, 1973
- 2.7. Photographs of Paul Emerson: a friend from Alaska, 1983-1994
- 2.8. Photographs of Rosalie, 1992-2001
- 2.9. Photographs of Frances Siegel's grand nieces and nephews, 1996-2003
- 2.10. Photographs of Anne Markin, a friend from the Soviet Union trip, 1997-2002
- F+D.1. Photograph of the Brandeis University biochemistry department, ca. 1974
- Series II. Correspondence
- 2.11. Celia Green, 1927-1943: early letters from years at Radcliffe College; mentions labor
issues and Communism; 1940 strike in New York City; general feelings re: current events
- 2.12. Celia Green and her sister Shiva Green, 1944-1948, n.d.: feelings re: wartime efforts
and the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt
- 2.13. Sam, a friend from Widener Library, 1929-1931, n.d., who works with Hebrew professor
Harry Austryn Wolfson and possibly for George Sarton and travels to Europe to complete
research in Hebrew and write his manuscript
- 2.14. Miscellaneous to Frances Siegel, 1930-2000: includes friends from Radcliffe re: summer
plans and difficulty in finding work during Great Depression; Chinese friend of Anant
Pandya's on perceptions of India; from Wendall L. Wilkie thanking Frances Siegel for
her reaction to his talk; letter from George S. McGovern to Julia Newbold Clark re:
ad in New York Times protesting the bombing in Vietnam
- 3.1. Alexander Pogo, 1930-1968, n.d: associate editor of Isis astronomy section, includes personal as well as work matters; visit to the Chicago
World's Fair; World War II and boycotting goods; other references to current events
and events of historical importance
- 3.2. Bertha, 1930, n.d.: fellow Radcliffe student including concerns on anti-semitism in
- 3.3. Rose Goding, 1930-1944, n.d.: discusses picketing with garment strikers, National
Student League meetings, attending a talk on Leninism; husband is an air warden during
World War II
- 3.4. Dirk Jan Struik, a professor at MIT, 1931-2000, n.d.: includes biographical information;
report from the Consumers' League of New York City; draft of letter from Frances Siegel
on her memories of the New England Labor Research Association
- 3.5. Anant Pandya, 1932-July 1933: M.I.T. graduate (1932) in engineering; Indian friend
of Frances Siegel also involved in the National Student League and the labor movement;
letters describe travel to upstate New York for National Student League; a cross-country
trip where he visits numerous plants, factories, and industries in Canada and United
States; after Illinois he visits farmland instead of industries; includes his impressions
of the World's Fair in Chicago; Canada and the United States from view point of foreigner;
and trip through the Rocky Mountains
- 3.6. Anant Pandya, August 1933-October 1933: includes letters re: travels through California
and southwest United States, then Europe and Soviet Union en route to India; letters
discuss the National Recovery Administration (NRA); construction of the Hoover Dam
and labor related conditions during its construction; impressions of the Grand Canyon
and Zion National Parks; mining conditions in Pittsburgh; friendship with Frances
Siegel; thoughts on living in the United States for three years and on leaving. From
the Soviet Union he writes of the "new" Leningrad and communism, and from Germany
of the proximity and the fear of war across Europe; also unrest and divisiveness in
Europe, and the success of Nazi propaganda in Germany. He makes the comparison between
conflicts in Europe and India.
- 3.7. Anant Pandya, November 1933-1936, n.d.: letters re: Russian Revolution, comments on
Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany; labor conditions in area of the Red Sea; difficulty
in finding a job in India; conflict with family over his engagement to a woman of
a different caste and religion; criticism of Ghandi's ideas and practices. Letters
become much less frequent once Anant is back in India
- 3.8. Frances Siegel to Anant Pandya, n.d.: re: Anant's possible failed trip to the Soviet
- 3.9. Ramesh Mehta, 1932-1946: cousin and close friend of Anant Pandya; re: National Student
League; communism and trial of Communist Party members and other politics in India
- 3.10. Upendra Bhatt and family, 1932, n.d.: friend of Anant Pandya; letter from ship on
route to India; Christmas cards
- 3.11. T.Y. Hu and Tsi Pei Hu and other friends, 1934-1940, n.d. involved with the labor
movement; consequences of the New Deal; economics in Asia; conflict in Far East
- 3.12. Ruth Rubin, 1934-1968, n.d., Jewish folksinger and ethnomusicologist; includes information,
observations and conditions on the labor movement and industrial revolution in Moscow
- 3.13. Elba Chase, 1937-1938, includes correspondence re: the Abraham Lincoln Battalion,
United States volunteers who supported or fought for anti-fascist Spanish Republican
forces in the Spanish Civil War
- 3.14. George, Mabel, and May Sarton, 1939-1952: correspondence from George Sarton, editor
of Isis; poems written by May Sarton; biographical information on May Sarton
- 3.15. Private Hy Gordon, 1940s includes: experiences in boot camp
- 3.16. Isis, 1940-1955 includes: letter from Vannevar Bush re: Frances Siegel's appointment at
the Carnegie Institute; March 1955 Isis; miscellaneous correspondence and information re: Isis
- 3.17. Gove Family, 1941-1944: friends in Vermont
- 3.18. Sam, 1942-1943: Frances Siegel's cousin, writing from boot camp
- 3.19. Private First Class Joel Rothschild, 1945-1946: stationed in France and Germany; discusses
post-war Germany; Czech and German politics; "re-education" of Germans; includes comments
on the Russian zone and benefits of communism
- 3.20. I. Bernard Cohen, 1946-1952, n.d. includes: thank you note to Frances Siegel; program
from his wife Frances Cohen's memorial service; copies of papers by I. Bernard Cohen
- 3.21. Hugo Anderson (Hegeland), 1948-1949 includes: letters discussing Swedish politics
and acceptance of Israel, the Berlin crisis and Harry S. Truman's victory and the
meaning for civil rights
- 3.23. Ellsworth Vinnedge and Dorothy Vinnedge, 1953-1969, n.d.: friends from Montana; includes
updates on how friends and family, their friend Bea and her battle with cancer, Bea's
death and her son Frank
- 4.1. Drown Family, Vida, Glenn and Frank, 1955-1986: friends from Montana, who adopted
Bea's son Frank; comments on Ronald Reagan
- 4.2. Margot, 1938, 1965, n.d. includes correspondence re: Frances' trip to Mexico
- 4.3. Anne Markin, 1966-1969: a friend from trip to the Soviet Union; includes: effects
of trip to the Soviet Union, literature, activism in the peace movement, and anti-Vietnam
- 4.4. Anne Markin, 1970-1973: includes: communism vs. capitalism; comments on violence of
daily news; the murder of George Jackson, member of the Black Panther Party;
- 4.5. Anne Markin, 1985-1986, n.d.: observation on the "breakdown of capitalism", or recession;
Ronald Reagan's 1986 State of the Union; comments on literature including: the works
of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley and Jane Austen from a Marxist viewpoint, also
Soviet literature and feminist literature; questions whether American's will ever
connect society's issues to the capitalist system and stop placing blame on minority
groups; fear of communism during 1980s
- 4.6. Fannie Replansky, 1966: friend from trip to Soviet Union
- 4.7. Maude Ridemour, 1966-1970: friend from Montana; also friends with the Vinnedge family;
includes comments on Martin Luther King Jr. and the Washington D.C. sit-in; the Vietnam
War and desire for peace
- 4.8. Muriel Roth, 1967-1973: friend from Maine and later New Mexico
- 4.9. Leo Balayan, 1967-1972, n.d.: friend from Soviet Union; studies English and hopes
to correspond with Frances; asks questions about literature
- 4.10. Gladilina Inma, 1967-1970, n.d.: friend from Soviet Union; foreign languages student
Frances Siegel met in Leningrad; hopes to correspond with Frances to improve her English;
describes International Women's Day, a holiday in the Soviet Union where women receive
gifts and appreciation from men
- 4.11. Henry Alper and Lifcha Alper, 1968-1999, n.d.: friends from Soviet Union trip; includes
reminisces of their trip and pictures of Lifcha's artwork
- 4.12. Friends from South America study tour, 1972-1973: includes accounts and reflections
of the trip
- 4.13. Carolina A., 1972-1973: friend made in Chile
- 4.14. Warsaw Family, 1989-1994: includes clippings on Harry Warsaw, who ran for governor
of Maine in 1934 on the Communist Party ticket; includes: a letter from Sandy Warsaw,
and copies of a poem, essay, and letter to the author Richard Wright by their granddaughter
- 4.15. Anne Cameron and Amigos de la Biblioteca/Lake Atitlan Libraries, Inc., Panajachel
(Sololá, Guatemala), 1992-2004: includes newsletters from a public library in Guatemala
that lends books and provides services to the community and letters from author Anne
Cameron on her involvement with the library
- 4.16. Frances Siegel to Anne Cameron and Amigos de la Biblioteca, 1994: includes draft of
letter to Anne Cameron re: her donation to Amigos de la Biblioteca
- 4.17. Diary of Marcella Cecchini, written about her youth in Italy (1909) at the onset of
the fascist regime, published later in her life; includes note from her son, Enrico
Pinardi, a sculptor
- 4.18. Anne, n.d.: friend with ties to the Labor Research Association
- 4.19. Mary Siegel Russak and Martin Russak, n.d. (Frances Siegel's sister and her husband):
some letters to Frances Siegel while at Radcliffe addressing the unemployment situation;
Communist Party meetings which Frances should attend; Mary's depression from unsuccessful
wage cut protests
- 4.20. Mary Siegel Russak to Fannie Siegel Jacobs, sister of Frances Siegel, n.d.; her return
to courses at the Worker's School; effects of the stock exchange crash on her or their
- 4.21. Bill Sullivan, n.d.: neighbor of Frances Siegel in her later years; includes postcards
and notes from his travels; see also his speech from Frances Siegel's memorial service
- 4.22. Miscellaneous correspondence from the Soviet Union, n.d.
- 4.23. Miscellaneous correspondence, n.d.:
- Series III. Travel
- 4.24. Mexico, 1938: includes tourist brochures
- 5.1. Glacier National Park, 1953: includes postcards and tourist brochures
- 5.2. Great Smokey Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee, 1964: AAA Triptik
map and trip planner
- 5.3. Soviet Union and Europe, 1966: includes travel diary; receipts for travel expenses
and insurance; background information on the Soviet Union; trip itinerary; passenger
list; miscellaneous correspondence with tour operating company
- 5.4. Printed material on the Soviet Union, n.d.: includes postcards
- 5.5. Printed material on the Soviet Union, n.d.: includes tourist books and brochures
- 5.6. Printed material on the Soviet Union, n.d.: includes postcards and brochures
- 5.7. Printed material on the Soviet Union, n.d.: includes brochures; printed materials
on the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
- 5.8. South America Study Tour, 1972: includes a travel diary; itinerary; tour and insurance
receipts; miscellaneous correspondence from tour company
- 5.9. South American Study Tour printed materials, 1972: includes tourist postcards and
brochures; newspaper clipping on Confederacion General de Trabajadored del Peru (CGTP);
CGTP flag and poster from the 2nd Congreso Nacional; CGTP poster.
Poster removed to OD.1.
- 6.1. Alaska, 1958-1997, n.d.: includes information on the Alaska Federation of Natives
and the controversy over land claims between Alaskan natives and the United States
government; newspaper clipping on Paul Emerson (a friend); brochures and pamphlets
- 6.2. Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park, 1973: traveled with her sister, Mary Russak;
includes: notes from a trip journal; receipts and travel insurance documents
- 6.3. Cuba, 1978: Women Strike for Peace tour, travel receipts and information, itineraries
- 6.4. Canada, miscellaneous trips, n.d.: postcards, map, brochures, business cards from
Quebec, Banff, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia; biography of artist Medard Bourgault;
biography of sculptor and artist Jean J. Bourgault
- Series IV. Printed Materials
- 6.5. Art exhibition: for Kaethe Kollwitz, 1961
- 6.6. Music, 1939, n.d.: includes Songs for America; A People's Songs Wordbook; Songs of the Spanish Civil War; sheet music for Henry Leland Clarke's Do and Live and The Spring
- 6.7. Poetry, 1900-1965: includes Schiller's Das Lied von der Glocke and Freedom School Poetry
- 6.8. Labor pamphlets, 1937-1973, n.d.: includes: The C.I.O. Crusade by John L. Lewis; New York University Institute on Postwar Reconstruction The Promise of Technology by Frank B. Jewett; The C.I.O. Today by George Morris; The Chicken Yard Story by Jack Russell; High Prices and High Profits: how they affect your wages and living costs by Victor Perlo; More Than On Steel; Labor's Good Neighbor Policy, addresses by Philip Murray and Vicente Lombardo Toledano for The Council on Pan
American Democracy; Women and the Labor Movement by Sue Koritz and Lyn Meza for the Massachusetts Trade Union Educational League
- 6.9. Labor, 1975: You Have Seen Their Faces by Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White, a book of essays and photographs
- 6.10. Labor Research Association publications, 1938-1958: includes: Monopoly in the United States: Facts revealed by the TNEC Investigation; The History of the Shorter Workday; Youth Arsenal of Facts; Arsenal of Facts; People's Capitalism: Stock Ownership and Production
- 6.11. Communist and socialist publications, 1926-1965: includes: Monthly Review, an independent socialist magazine, from February 1959 and December 1961; The Paris Commune; The Minority of One; Facts and Opinions on the Brownell-Butler Law by the Citizens Committee to Preserve American Freedoms
- 7.1. Political satire dealing with communism, 1960-1964, including: Goldwaterism by Mike Newberry; A Quarter Century of Un-Americana: A Tragico-Comical Memorabilia of HUAC, House Un-American
Activities Committee; The Goldwater Coloring Book by Fred Wright; 36 Years: The Worker Drawings
- 7.2. Pamphlets re: peace, 1976-1984, n.d.: includes a program from The Community Church
of Boston; Will We Use the Plague as a Weapon?; The Crisis: The True Story About How the World Almost Ended, a play in four acts by John Somerville
- 7.3. American Indians and women, 1942-1988, n.d.: The American Indian; The Powerful Women of Cambridge a celebration of the 10th anniversary, Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women;
Massachusetts Women Salute to Winnie Mandela and The Women of South Africa; Your Guide For Buying, Preparing and Serving Good Meals at Low Cost from the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health, 1942
- 7.4. Berlin, n.d.: includes a book on Berlin for tourists
- 7.5. Chile, 1992: includes a signed copy of the book Today is Not Like Yesterday, A Chilean Journey
- 7.6. India, 1942-1944, n.d.: includes newspaper clippings and pamphlets: India and the War, An Analysis of the Cripps Mission and Its Aftermath; India and the Struggle for Victory; Hungry Bengal, A Tour Through Midnapur District; Bengal Painters' Testimony, a book of art
- 7.7. Korea, n.d.: includes the pamphlets: Operation War Shift a position paper; Korea, Uneasy Truce in the Land of the Morning Calm; New Korea
- 7.8. Poland, 1950: including a tourist book on Warsaw
- 7.9. Spain and Portugal, 1937, n.d.: including the book ...And Spain Sings, Fifty Loyalist Ballads adapted by American Poets; a pamphlet entitled Portugal's Untold Story
- 8.1. Judaism, 1937-1960: including: The Passover Haggadah; a speech by Andrei Gromyko, Soviet delegate to the UN entitled A Palestine Solution; Anti-Semitism, a Threat to Democracy; Jews in the Soviet Union; Labor's Enemy, Anti-Semitism; Jewish Culture in America, Weapon for Jewish Survival and Progress; Jews and the National Question; The Jewish National and University Library: its History and Development; an issue of Christian Friends from the B'nai B'rith Anti-defamation League entitled Jews in Far Off Lands
- 8.2. Hebrew books and Bible, n.d.
- 8.3. German language pamphlets, 1934, n.d.: mostly from the 1930s, one mentions Adolf Hitler;
titles include: Der Wehrsport; Internationale Gewerkscafts-Pressekorrespondenz; Die Junge Garde; Die rote Fahre
- 8.4. Miscellaneous, 1967-1985, n.d.: including: a brochure from the African Meetinghouse;
1985 edition of Black Is..., a publication by the Boston Public Library celebrating Black History Month; a brochure
for the '67 Plymouth cars
- 8.5. Printed materials information: information on books removed from collection, including
photocopies of some title pages with inscriptions
- 9f. Sousa Award moved from 1.4 and buttons from 1.9
Canada--Description and travel
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Civil rights--United States
Cuba--Description and travel
Europe--Description and travel
India--Description and travel
Jewish women--United States
Labor unions--United States
Peace movements--United States
South America--Description and travel
Soviet Union--Description and travel
United States--Description and travel
Women in the labor movement
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Labor Research Association (U.S.)
National Student League (U.S.)
Pandya, Anant (Anant Hiralal), 1909-1951
Pogo, Alexander, 1893-1988
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College. Class of 1931
Russak, Mary Siegel
Sarton, George, 1884-1956
United States. National Recovery Administration