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Smith Act trial collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 67 large

Scope and Contents

Newspaper articles, personal statements, legal documents, publications, pamphlets, newsletters.

Dates

  • 1953-1954

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite . Please request materials 3 days ahead of your visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Documents related to the arrest, trial and conviction of nine members of the Communist Party in Philadelphia who were accused of violating the Smith Act, which outlawed the teaching or advocating the overthrow of the American government, by force. The defendants were Benjamin Weiss, Sam Gobeloff, Walter Lowenfels, Joseph Kuzma, Robert Klonsky, Sherman Labovitz, Irvin Katz, David Dubensky, and Thomas Nabried. The collection includes newspaper articles, personal statements, legal documents, publications, pamphlets, newsletters.

Extent

.4 Linear Feet : 1 box (31 folders). ; 26 x 13 x 39 cm.

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The publications are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.

Processing Information

Processing was done in 2001.

Title
Finding Aid for the Smith Act trial (1953-1954) collection
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Author
Unknown.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

Contact:
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA