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Saul Wellman collection

Identifier: MSS 473 large

Scope and Contents

The Saul Wellman collection consist of Wellman's research and personal files which frequently contain clippings, notes, announcements, and ephemera relating to his activities and interests.


  • 1949-1982

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

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

Saul Wellman (1913-2003) was a political activist committed to "leveling the playing field." After serving in the Spanish Civil War and World War II, Wellman was active in the United States as a member of the Communist Party. He was arrested and indicted under the Smith Act in the 1950s.


approximately 10 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

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Arrangement of this collection is alphabetical by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by MSU Special Collections prior to 1988.

Processing Information

Initial processing information is unknown, processing and finding aid was updated in 2016 by John Stone and in 2018 by Lydia Tang and Zach Wood.

Finding Aid for the Saul Wellman collection
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Finding aid updated by John Stone, Lydia Tang, and Zach Wood
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Repository Details

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

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