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William A. Gilbert Papers

Correspondence and papers, 1923-1969

Manuscript Collection 190



INFORMATION ABOUT WILLIAM A. GILBERT

William A. Gilbert (1892-1976) was a socialist activist and community leader who settled in Ink, Arkansas, in 1924.  Originally a member of the Newllano cooperative colony in Louisiana, Gilbert joined with a group of secessionists who wished to establish Commonwealth Community near Mena, Arkansas. Gilbert and his wife, Viola, started a small machine shop business at Ink and continued their interest in socialist causes throughout the decades following 1924.  William wrote a number of articles for socialist periodicals and ran for state representative of Polk County in 1934.


INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The William Gilbert papers consist of correspondence, business records, newspapers, pamphlets, tracts, and brochures reflecting his wide range of interests including socialism, mysticism, pacifism, and the American Legion.  The bulk of the papers are printed materials, and those which form an integral part of the collection have been retained.  Newllano, Louisiana, and Arkansas newspapers, along with certain pamphlets and broadsides published in Arkansas, have been removed from the collection to be cataloged elsewhere and these removals have been documented within the finding aid or by means of separation records within the collection itself.  The collection has been divided into 16 series.
 
The William A. Gilbert papers were donated to Special Collections on December 7, 1973, by William and Viola Gilbert of Ink, Arkansas.

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in September 1987.
 



 
CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Series 1.   Correspondence, 1923-1969.  Box 1.

Series 2.   Essays and Manuscript Articles.  Box 2.

Series 3.   Autobiographical Materials.  Box 2.

Series 4.   Business Papers.  Box 3.

Series 5.   Photographs.  Box 4.

Series 6.   Materials pertaining to the Newllano Cooperative Colony and the Commonwealth Cooperative Colony.  Box 5.

Series 7.   Materials pertaining to Commonwealth College. Box 5.

Series 8.   Materials pertaining to the Socialist Party.  Box 5.
                    Subseries 1.  National.
                    Subseries 2.  Arkansas.

Series 9.   Communist Party Materials.  Box 5.

Series 10.  Southern Tenant Farmer's Union.  Box 5.

Series 11.  War Resistance Materials.  Box 5.

Series 12.  Utopian Movement Materials.  Box 5.

Series 13.  Religious and Health Materials.  Box 5.

Series 14.  Miscellaneous Labor Movement Materials.  Box 5.

Series 15.  Miscellaneous Advertising Materials.  Box 5.

Series 16.  Political Campaign Materials.  Box 5.
 


Series 1.  Correspondence, 1923-1969, n.d.  (Box 1, Folders 1-11)
 
Social, political, and business correspondence to and from William A. Gilbert and others.  All of Gilbert's (WAG) letters were either sent from or received at Ink, Arkansas, unless otherwise indicated.  The letters have been arranged chronologically with the processor's estimated dates indicated by brackets.  The letters in folder 10 contain no internal evidence for dating by year and have been arranged chronolocially by month and date.  The letters in folder 11 are entirely undated and are almost entirely from Clay Fulks, a close friend of Gilbert's and Socialist Candidate for Governor in Arkansas in 1930.
 
Box 1
      Folder 1. Correspondence, 1923-1924

1.  September 4, 1923, Cedric Long (New York, NY) to WAG (Prescott, AZ).
2.  March 26, 1924, George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Phillip Gold (Brooklyn, NY).
3.  March 26, 1924, George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Paul Luttinger (New York, NY).
4.  March 26, 1924, George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Thomas Rasmussen (Brooklyn, NY).
5.  March 26, 1924, George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Mathilda Rosenbluth (Mt. Vernon, NY).
6.  March 26, 1924, George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Mildred Stock (New York, NY).
7.  March 26, 1924, George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Ira Ulman (New York, NY).
8.  March 26, 1924, George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ to Polly Wankowitz (Brooklyn, NY).
9.  October 17, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster/William C. Benton (Ink, AR).
10.  October 20, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
11.  October 20, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
12.  October 22, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to F.H. Roddy (Newllano, LA).
13.  October 24, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
14.  October 27, 1924, F.H. Roddy (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
15.  October 29, 1924, F.H. Roddy (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
16.  November 5, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
17.  November 6, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
18.  November 7, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
19.  November 7, 1924, Amy B. Toble (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
20.  November 8, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
21.  November 10, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).  22.  November 11, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
23.  November 12, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
24.  November 13, 1924, Harry Bell (Newllano, LA) to "Rice Growers Association."
25.  November 15, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
26.  November 17, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
27.  November 17, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
28.  November 17, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
29.  November 18, 1924, William C. Benton (Mena, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA)
30.  November 19, 1924, Ernest S. Wooster, (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
31.  November 20, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
32.  November 20, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to William C. Benton (Ink, AR).
33.  November 22, 1924, William C. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
34.  December 2, 1924, William C. Benton (Ink, AR) to F.H. Roddy (Newllano, LA).
35.  December 4, 1924, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
36.  December 29, 1924, "Commonwealth Community Company" (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
 
 Folder 2. Correspondence, 1925-1926

1.  January 8, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to "Bert" [W.A. Engle] (Los Angeles, CA).
2.  January 21, 1925, "Pipkin and Frederick" [Mena, AR?] to F.H.Roddy (Newllano, LA).
3.  January 23, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to Harry Bell and W.H. Lindsey (Newllano, LA).
4.  January 28, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
5.  January 31, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to ErnestS. Wooster (Ink, AR).
6.  February 2, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
7.  February 6, 1925, W.A. Engle (Los Angeles, CA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
8.  February 10, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
9.  April 3, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to "Llano del Rio Company of Nevada" (Newllano, LA).
10.  April 6, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
11.  April 17, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
12.  April 18, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to "Llano Colony Membership" (Newllano, LA).
13.  April 22, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, LA).
14.  April 27, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
15.  May 2, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
16.  May 8, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
17.  May 11, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
18.  July 14, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
19.  July 30, 1925, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR).
20.  August 12, 1925, Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA).
21.  October 5, 1926, Ole Synoground (Newllano, L) to WAG.
22.  October 6, 1926, WAG to Ole Synoground (Newllano, LA).
23.  October 14, 1926, Ole Synoground (Newllano, LA) to WAG.
24.  December 8, 1926, Ole Synoground (Newllano, LA) to WAG.
 
Box 1 (cont.)
      Folder 3. Correspondence, 1927-1935

1.  January 18, 1927, W.H. Lindsey (Siloam Springs, AR) to WAG and Viola Gilbert.
2.  January 30, 1927, W.H. Lindsey (Siloam Springs, AR) to WAG and Viola Gilbert.
3.  June 11, 1927, [WAG?] (Ink, AR) to L.O.  Taylor (Lake Charles, LA).
4.  September 7, 1927, Furguson Marshall (Mena, AR) to WAG.
5.  February 8, 1929, George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to WAG.
6.  December 15, 1931, George T. Pickett (Newllano, Louisiana) to WAG.
7.  May 23, 1933, WAG to Morris Sheppard (Washington, DC).
8.  February 21, 1934, C.L. Leathwood (Oklahoma City, OK) to WAG.
9.  May 8, 1934, A. James McDonald (Shreveport, LA) to WAG.
10.  June 4, 1934, Owen Woodruff (Washington, DC) to WAG.
11.  August 5, 1934, Earl [    ?] (Orange, CA) to WAG.
12.  March 20, 1935, W.N. Rasmussen (Hot Springs, AR) to H.L. Mitchell (Tyronza, Arkansas).
13.  October 20, 1935, J.R. Butler (Memphis, TN) to WAG.
14.  November 22, 1935, Anna Mary Davis (Fort Smith, AR) to WAG.
 
Box 1 (cont.)
      Folder 4. Correspondence, 1936

1.  January 1, 1936, J.H. Foeherts (Brinkley, AR) to WAG.
2.  February 17, 1936,  J.R. Butler (Memphis, TN) to WAG.
3.  February 29, 1936, Frank P. Litschert (Washington, DC) to WAG.
4.  February 29, 1936,  W.E. Green (Little Rock, AR) to WAG.
5.  March 9, 1936, Reo Johnson (Columbia City, IN) to WAG.
6.  April 1, 1936, J.R. Butler (Memphis, TN) to WAG.
7.  April 7, 1936, Willard E. Uphaus (New Haven, CT) to WAG.
8.  April 10, 1936, R.D. Nolen (Mena, AR) to WAG.
9.  April 28, 1936, WAG to Reo Johnson (Columbia City, IN).
10.  May 22, 1936, Paul H. Millar (Little Rock, AR) to WAG.
11.  July 1, 1936, Harold [?] (New York, NY) to WAG.
12.  July 10, 1936, Reo Johnson (Columbia City, IN) to WAG.
13.  July 14, 1936, "Covami" [Covington Hall?] (Mentone, AL) to WAG.
14.  August 21, 1936, Ernest Morgan (Yellow Springs, OH) to WAG.
15.  August 25, 1936, WAG to "Whom it may concern."
16.  October 7, 1936, Dorothy Halowsin (Toledo, OH) to WAG.
17.  October 12, 1936, WAG to Ty Fish (Chicago, IL).
18.  October 15, 1936, Don [   ?] (Little Rock, AR) to WAG.
19.  November 2, 1936, WAG to James Ellis (Colt, AR).
20.  November 13, 1936, Willard Uphaus (New Haven, CT) to WAG.
21.  November 17, 1936, WAG and R.E. Gilbert (Ink, AR) to Norman Thomas (New York, NY).
22.  November 20, 1936, Clay [Fulks?] (Little Rock, AR) to WAG.
23.  December 13, 1936, Gordon [?] (Waterford, Ontario) to WAG.
24.  December 27, 1936, Maud Wilson (Pawnee, OK) to WAG.
25.  December 28, 1936, J.C. Thompson (Gladewater, TX) to WAG.
 
 
     Folder 5. Correspondence, 1937-1941

1.  January 11, 1937, J.H. Carinbaugh (Donaldson, AR) to WAG.
2.  January 13, 1937, Lena Lane (Datil, NM) to Mrs. E.K. Pressly (Dallas, TX).
3.  January 13, 1937, Mrs. Claude Graham (Datil, NM) to Mrs. E.K.  Pressly (Dallas, TX).
4.  February 1, 1937, "Aunt Jessie" [Mrs. E.K. Pressly] (Dallas, TX) to "Dear Arthur" [WAG?].
5.  February 1, 1937, J.C. Thompson (Allanto, TX) to "Dear Comrade" [WAG?].
6.  February 9, 1937, "R.R.H." (Houston, TX) to WAG.
7.  February 10, 1937, "Arley" (Fort Smith, AR) to WAG.
8.  March 9, 1937, Fred [?] (Bakersfield, CA) to WAG.
9.  July 1, 1937, WAG (Garnet, CA) to R.H. Templeton (Ink, AR).
10.  October 28, 1937, Sam Rorex (Little Rock, AR) to WAG.
11.  January 22, 1938, Willard Uphaus (New Haven, CT) to WAG.
12.  June 7, 1938, Hattie W. Caraway (Washington, DC) to WAG.
13.  September 3, 1938, Roy Prewitt (Little Rock, AR) to WAG.
14.  May 21, 1940, Ernest S. Wooster (Santa Anna, CA) to WAG.
15.  August 26, 1940, Seigfried Ameriger (Oklahoma City, OK) to WAG.
16.  July 3, 1941, Seigfried Ameriger (Oklahoma City, OK) to WAG.
17.  [1937-1941], Telegram, signed by Eva Gilbert and eight others, to Arkansas Governor Carl E. Bailey (Little Rock, AR).

      Folder 6. Correspondence, 1942-1949

1.  October 8, 1942, Clay Fulks (Las Vegas, NV) to WAG.
2.  [ca. October 8-25, 1942], Clay Fulks (Huntington Park, CA) to WAG.
3.  [ca. October 8-25, 1942], Clay Fulks (Los Angeles Park, CA) to WAG.
4.  November 3, 1942, Clay Fulks (Los Angeles, CA) to WAG.
5.  November 9, [1942], Clay Fulks (Los Angeles, CA) to WAG.
6.  November 21, [1942?], Clay Fulks (Los Angeles, CA) to WAG.
7.  December 10, [1942?], Clay Fulks (Los Angeles, CA) to WAG.
8.  February 25, 1943, Clay Fulks (North Hollywood, CA) to WAG.
9.  April 5, 1943, Clay Fulks (Burbank, CA) to WAG.
10.  April 16, 1943, Clay Fulks (Burbank, CA) to WAG.
11.  April 22, 1943, WAG to Clay Fulks (Burbank, CA).
12.  October 21-22, [1946], Clay Fulks (Rock Hill, SC) to WAG.
13.  January 6, 1947, Clay Fulks (Arlington, VA) to WAG.
14.  July 1, 1947, Clay Fulks (Girard, KS) to WAG.
15.  July 16, 1947, Clay Fulks (Girard, KS) to WAG.
16.  July 22, 1947, Clay Fulks (Girard, KS) to WAG.
17.  October 16, 1947, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
18.  November 9,1947, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
19.  December 11, 1947, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
20.  December 18, 1947, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
21.  April 6, 1948, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
22.  April 25, 1948, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
23.  May 29, [1948], Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
24.  November 17, 1948, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
25.  January 5, 1949, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
26.  March 16, 1949, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
27.  April 24, 1949, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
28.  May 23, 1949, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
29.  July 22, 1949, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
30.  October 13, 1949, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
31.  October 28, 1949, Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
32.  [ca. October 28-November 10, 1949], Clay Fulks [Portland, OR?] to WAG.
33.  August 23, [ca.1947-49], Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
34.  October 25, [ca. 1947-49], Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
35.  [ca. October 16, 1947-November 10, 1949], Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG.
36.  November 30, [1949], Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG.
 
      Folder 7. Correspondence, 1950-1951

1.  January 11, 1950, Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG.
2.  January 16, 1950, Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG.
3.  January 19, 1950, Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG.
4.  February 9, 1950, Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG.
5.  February 26, 1950, Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG.
6.  March 4, 1950, E. Haldeman-Julius (Girard, KS) to Clay Fulks [San Antonio, TX?].
7.  [ca. March, 1950], Clay Fulks, (San Antonio, TX) to WAG.
8.  June 28, [1950], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
9.  [ca. June 28-July 17, 1950], Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO] to WAG.
10.  July 17, [1950], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
11.  August 2, [1950], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
12.  August 18, [1950], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
13.  October 11, [1950], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
14.  October 16, [1950], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
15.  November 14, 1950, Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO] to WAG.
16.  December 24, 1950, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
17.  December 24, 1950, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to Ben Mouton (Lafayette, LA).
18.  [ca. 1950], Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
19.  January 22, 1951, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
20.  February 4, 1951, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
21.  February 26, 1951, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
22.  March 2, 1951, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
23.  March 14, [1951], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
24.  [ca. May 1-3, 1951], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
25.  [ca. June, 1951], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
26.  March 28, 1951, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
27.  June 7, 1951, Clay Fulks (Heber Springs, AR) to WAG.
28.  December 16, 1951, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MOi) to WAG.
29.  [December 28, 1951?], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.

      Folder 8. Correspondence, 1952-1956

1.  January 2, [1952?], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
2.  January 25, [1952], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
3.  February 8-9, 1952, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
4.  March 29, 1952, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
5.  April 22, 1952, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
6.  July 26, 1952, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
7.  [ca. 1952], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
8.  [ca. 1952], Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
9.  [ca. January, 1954], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
10.  February 10, 1954, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
11.  October 3, 1954, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
12.  November 19, 1954, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
13.  [ca. 1954], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
14.  February 13, 1955, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
15.  August 25, 1955, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
16.  November 3, 1955, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
17.  August 19, [1956], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
 
Folder 9. Correspondence, 1957-1969

1.  April 1, 1957, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
2.  May 11, 1957, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
3.  September 9, 1957, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
4.  September 19, 1957, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
5.  October 23, [1957], Clay Fulks (Neosho, M) to WAG.
6.  February 16-17, 1958,  Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
7.  November 23, 1958, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
8.  [ca. 1958], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
9.  March 1-2, 1960, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
10.  May 7, 1960, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
11.  November 3, 1960, Clay Fulks (Neosho, Missouri) to WAG.
12.  [ca. February, 1961], Clay Fulks (McGehee, AR) to WAG.
13.  April 11, 1961, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
14.  November 5, 1961, WAG to Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO).
15.  March 16, [1963], Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
16.  May 27, 1963, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
17.  May 30, 1969, WAG (Mena, AR) to Carl Haessler (Detroit, MI).
18.  June 17, 1969, Carl Haessler (Detroit, MI) to WAG (Mena, AR).

     Folder 10. Correspondence, arranged by month

1.  January 23, [Bert Brown?] (New York, NY) to WAG.
2.  February 25, Clay Fulks (Rio Hondo, TX) to WAG.
3.  April 7, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
4.  June 19, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
.5.  August 8-9, Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO] to WAG.
6.  August 27, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
7.  September 9, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
8.  October 3, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
9.  November 24, "Marty" [no location indicated] to WAG.
10.  November 30, "Amaline" (McGehee, AR) to WAG.

     Folder 11. Correspondence, n.d.

1.  n.d.,Willard Uphaus (New Haven, CT) to WAG.
2.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
3.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
4.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
5.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
6.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
7.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
8.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
9.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
10.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
11.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
12.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
13.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
14.  n.d., Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG.
15.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
16.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
17.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
18.  n.d., Ernest C. Wooster [Santa Anna, CA?] to WAG.
19.  n.d., "Hays" (Cleveland, OH) to WAG.
20.  n.d., WAG to "Editor, Arkansas Gazette" (Little Rock, AR).
21.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
22.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
23.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
24.  n.d., Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG.
 



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Series 2.  Manuscript essays and articles

Typewritten manuscript essays, articles, and poetry written by William A. Gilbert and other authors.  All materials are undated and have been arranged in four folders by author.  Some of Gilbert's writings were done under the pseudonym "Zachary Skidmore" or "Zachary Castleberry," and are all included in folder 1.  The authors identified in folder 3 are Lila Fae Vaughn, Walter L. Geyer, George E. Roberts, and William A. Sygn.  The manuscripts in folder 4 are from unknown authors, short pieces copied by Gilbert, and miscellaneous handwritten notes.
 
Box 2

      1.  William A. Gilbert  (12 items)
      2.  Clay Fulks  (2 items)
      3.  Other authors  (4 items)
      4.  Unknown authors  (17 items)
 


Series 3.  Autobiographical materials, 1949-1976
 
Two typewritten autobiographical essays by Viola D. Gilbert and a microfilm copy of William A. Gilbert's journal, for the years 1949-1976. Folder six contains a "certificate of honor farmers" awarded to William and Viola Gilbert on January 8, 1932, William A. Gilbert's American Legion membership card, and a tole painting exercise on a piece of chipboard bearing the name "Norma Runyan, Foreman, Ark., February 9, 1927" on verso.  The microfilm has been removed for storage elsewhere.

Box 2  (cont'd)

       5.  Viola Gilbert memoirs (2 items)
       6.  Certificate and card (3 items)

Microfilm
       1 reel, 35mm, William A Gilbert journal, 1949-1976
 
 



 
Series 4.  Business papers, 1928-1943
 
Receipts, bank statements, tax forms, and other business papers pertaining to William A. Gilbert.  Among the papers are two receipt stub booklets for the Gilberts's cream purchasing operation at Ink, Arkansas,  a sampling of Gilbert's bank statements and cancelled checks bank statements and records for the Mena, Arkansas, Home Aid Association administered by Viola Gilbert~ memorada booklets~ prospectus and reports of the Columbia Conserve Company of Indianapolis, Indiana~ and
tax revenue documents from Polk County, Arkansas.
 
Box 3

      1.  Cream purchase stubs, 1928-1929
      2.  Cream purchase stubs, 1931
      3.  Gilbert bank statements, 1936-1943
      4.  Home Aid Association, 1933-1935
      5.  Memoranda books, ca. 1930s
      6.  Columbia Conserve Company, 1933
      7.  Polk County tax forms, 1937-1943
      8.  Miscellaneous receipts, 1935-1943
 


Series 5.  Photographs, ca. 1920-1950s
 
Photographs of buildings, people, and daily life activities at the Newllano, Louisiana, cooperative colony and the Ink, Arkansas, cooperative colony.  All photographs are black and white and unmounted.  Dimensions have been recorded height by width, and locations and dating, when in doubt, have been indicated by brackets.
 
Box 4

      Folder 1. Photographs, 1-10

1.  3 1/2" x 5 3/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa July, 1926. Small shade tree in front of the Newllano colony hotel. "July, 1926, Umbrella tree in front of the Newllano Hotel" written on verso.
 
2.  6 3/8" x 8 3/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Long-distance view of three frame buildings facing railroad tracks.  Buildings are, from left to right, the Newllano railroad depot, colony office, and colony store.  Identification written on lower border.

3.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Two-story frame building with split shingled siding.  "Girl's Dormatory, Llano Colony" written on verso.

4.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Five wood frame residences under large pine trees.  Newllano colony store visible in left background.  "A colony street scene" written on lower border.

5.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Interior view of a large brick walled room with wooden flooring, exposed vaulted ceiling, and large open air windows.  Platform situated against the far wall with piano and chairs on top.  "Roof Garden" written on lower border.

6.  6 1/2 x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Arrangement of home-made baskets on a sheet hanging over the central chimney of the Roof Garden room.  Steps to musical platform visible in background.  "Colony made baskets" written on lower border.

7.  2 5/8" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Medium-distance view of a white wooden frame building with gabled roof under two pine trees.  Three people visible standing in front.  "Hospital" written on lower border.

8.  1 1/2" x 4 3/8": [Newllano, Louisiana?] circa 1920s.  Four wood frame residences, three of which have split shingle siding, situated along what appears to be a plank sidewalk.  One other building visible in background.

9.  2 5/8" x 4 1/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Long-distance view of a large concrete building with a wooden roof and wood frame additions.  Two large smokestacks visible from one of the additions.  Former kiln of Gulf Lumber Company used by the Newllano colonists as the Roof Garden.

10.  2 1/2" x 4 1/4": Medium-distance view of the building described above showing what appears to be brick making apparatus.  Boy in foreground holding the reins to a team of harnessed horses, and two men standing off to the right side.  "Brick in Lee" written on verso.

 Folder 2.  Photographs, 11-19

11.  6 1/2" x 8 3/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Group of approximately 60 young people in working attire, standing and sitting on the porch of the Newllano colony hotel.  Third person to the right in the back row has been circled in pencil [Viola Gilbert?].  Fifth person to the right in the back row is George T. Pickett.  "Ready to plant sweet potatoes" written on lower border.

12.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Group of approximately 50 people in working attire, standing and sitting in a plowed field holding farming implements and seedlings.  Person standing in back row, second to left, is George T. Pickett. "Peanut planting crew" written on verso.

13.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa winter, 1924.  Approximately 80 people, standing and sitting on railroad right of way near Newllano depot.  Word "Newllano" appears to have been painted on the photograph over the depot sign.  Man standing in center with topcoat and hat is Job Harriman.  Man with glasses seated on rail near center of photo is William Edward Zeuch.  "Seeing Mr. Harriman off to California" written on lower border.  "Farewell to Job Harriman going to visit son- South Dakota" written on verso.
 
14.  5" x 7": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s?]  Group of approximately 30 people in casual attire standing or sitting outside under what appears to be foliage.  Photgraphed with flash bulb.  "Bernie
Stevens (above girl), Charlotte Koch (wrist watch), Jimmy Fulks (C.K.'s left), "Alice (?) Chown (with hat)" written on verso.

15.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2". Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1924. Commonwealth College students and faculty. Group of approximately 50 people standing and sitting under large shade trees. Seated, left to right, Frank O'Hare, William C. Benton, A. James McDonald, Howard Buck, William Edward Zeuch, Kate Richards O'Hare, Ernest S. Wooster, George [?], F.M. Goodhue, C. [?]. Standing, man wearing glasses, Robert Lindsey, to his left, Davis Lindsey.  "College students and faculty" written on lower border.  Identifications written on verso.

16.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Group of children and two adults participating in what appears to be an outdoor drama under the canopy of thick foliage.  Most children have their backs to the camera and are wearing costumes.

17.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Group of approximately 100 people standing and sitting under medium-sized shade trees.  Building partly visible in right background.  "Walter Common, arms kimbo" written on verso.

18.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Large group of people standing, sitting, and walking around benches and tables set up under large shade trees. "Sunday evening lunch on the lawn" written on lower border.

19.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Two men and one boy seated on wooden folding chairs facing a large outdoor floral arrangement spread over what appears to be a wooden bench and platform.  "A colony funeral" written on lower border. "Walter Common, profile" written on verso.

Box 4 (cont.)
      Folder 3.  Photographs, 20-27

20.  6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, May 1, 1922.  Sixteen girls wearing school uniforms dancing around a maypole. Large frame building visible in right middle ground.  Man with pipe watching in the background. "May Day, 1922" written on lower border.

21.  2 3/4" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, May 1, 1922.  Six people in formal dress walking towards the right side of photo along a dirt road.  Large frame church or schoolhouse visible in background with other children and adults walking in front.

22.  2 5/8" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, May 1, 1922.  Approximately 40 children in school uniforms marching in two ranks across an open field.  One boy with back to camera observing in foreground.

23.  2 5/8" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, July 4, 1922.  11 adults and children in casual attire standing in front of the Newllano colony hotel.  "B.G. [William A. Gilbert?] in front of hotel" written on verso.

24.  2 5/8" x 4 1/4":  [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Man seated on a four-wheel wagon being drawn by a span of two mules.  Large frame structure in immediate background.  "Crawford" written on verso.

 25.  3 1/2" x 5 1/2":  Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1927.  Photo postal card showing two women standing behind a fabric covered counter top with displays of hand crochet linen and Llano football penants.  Black framed portrait of Job Harriman visible on wall behind. "Page 59" written on verso.

26.  8 1/2" x 6 1/2".  [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Man standing outside in front of a canvas backdrop against which are displayed carved wooden chains, balls in a cage, and a standing ashtray.  "Mr. Eldred and his carvings" written on lower border.
 
 27.  4 1/4" x 6 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Six boys in drayage harness pulling an eight-wheeled home-made cart with three logs on it.  Two other boys are riding on the log cart holding reins as if driving a team of horses.

 
    Folder 4.  Photographs, 28-40

28.  4 1/8" x 2 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1924.  Four people standing in front of a white wood frame building, probably the Newllano colony hospital.  Left to right: George T. Pickett, F.M. Goodhue, Kate Richards O'Hare, and Job Harriman.  Identifications written on verso.

29.  2 1/2" x 4 1/4". Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Two men and three women in comic poses under a large tree.  George T. Pickett, standing at center, wields a kitchen knife as if to "sacrifice" the watermelon he is holding in his other hand, while two women kneel with arms outstretched as if in supplication fora slice.  A. James McDonald is standing behind Pickett.  "Myrtle Kemp (in charge of kindergarten), McDonald, Pickett" written on verso.

30.  4 3/8" x 2 5/8":  Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  George T. Pickett standing in foreground gesturing rapidly with his hands, while William Burton, seated on a porch of a frame structure immediately behind Pickett, looks on.  Identification written on upper and lower borders.

31.  2 1/2" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  George T. Pickett and unidentified woman in bathing attire partially visible above the bank of a stream in foreground.  Steep, tree-covered opposite bank visible in background.

32.  4 1/4" x 2 1/2". Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Woman holding a metal pail and wooden pole standing in a treeless field.  Newllano industrial building visible in background.  "Norgard, colony treasurer, industrial building" written on verso.
 
33.  2 5/8" x 4 1/8". [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Man and woman standing on the front porch of a wood frame residence with split shingled siding.  Another similar residence visible in background.  "Gault" written on lower border.

34.  4 1/4" x 2 1/2". [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Walter and Jennie Common standing in front of a wood frame structure with bat and board siding.  Identification on verso.

35.  4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Man dressed in business suit standing in the middle of a dirt road with trees visible in background.  "Physician, Dr. Fr..." written on verso.

36.  2 1/2" x 4 1/4": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Group of people standing or sitting on the sandy bank of a river.  "Sunday picnic on the Sabine" written on verso.

37.  4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1924]  Young woman in formal dress standing under shade trees.  "Ivy Van Etten, 1924" written on lower border.

38.  4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Two young women in casual attire standing in front of a wood frame structure with split shingled siding.  Girl on left is Ivy Van Etten, girl on right is Myrtle Kemp.  "Two of the colony young ladies" written on lower border.  Identification written on verso.

39.  2 1/2" x 4 1/8": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Two young women and one young man sitting against a wood frame structure with split shingled siding.  Left to right: Lottie Brown, Harold Brown, Ivy Van Etten.  Identification written on verso.

40.  4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Man and girl standing in front of a lumber pile stacked by a large frame building.  "Ole Synoground?" written on verso.

Box 4 (cont.)
         Folder 5.  Photographs, 41-56

41.  4 1/2" x 2 5/8": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Five people holding musical instruments standing and sitting on the porch of a wood frame residence.  Girl with clarinet is probably Mabel Synoground  girl with violin, Laura Synoground~ girl with guitar, Ruby Synoground~ woman with guitar, Lillie Synoground. Synoground family" written on verso.

42.  4 1/4" x 2 5/8": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Lillie and Laura Synoground standing in front of a wood frame residence.

43.  2 1/2" x 4 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Lillie Synoground feeding a flock of chickens in an enclosed yard.  Hen house and outbuildings visible in background.  Identification written on verso.

44.  4 1/4" x 2 5/8": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Ruby Synoground seated on the front porch of a wood frame residence.  "Olie Synoground's daughter" written on verso.

45.  3 3/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Mabel Synoground standing next to a flower planter in front of a wood frame residence.

46.  4 1/4" x 2 1/2". Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s.  Viola Gilbert in work clothing tending a garden with a hand tool.  Newllano industrial building visible in background.  Identification written on verso.

47.  4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s]  Man and woman [William and Viola Gilbert?] standing in front of a wood frame structure with split shingled siding. "Mutt and Jeff" written on lower border.

48.  2 3/4" x 4 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Close-up view of Viola Gilbert with arms resting on a rough cut picket fence.  Wood frame structure with split shingled siding visible in background.  "V.G. recovering from typhoid" written on verso.

49.  2 3/4" x 4 1/2": Ink, Arkansas, circa 1924.  Man standing in doorway of a two-story wood frame structure with split shingled siding.  Automobile [Model T?] partially visible in middle background.  Large white residential structure visible in background.  "Ink hotel before completed" written on verso.

50.  2 3/8" x 4 1/8". Ink, Arkansas, circa 1925.  Six men and women holding wash buckets and brooms standing to the right side of the structure seen in the background of photo #49.  Clothesline visible in right background.  Left to right:  Eral Rowe, [?] Rood, Cecil Janders, Mrs. J.C. Crawford, Gordon Burch, Jenny Conlin.  "Wash day at Ink, 1925" written on verso along with identifications.

51.  2 3/4" x 4 1/2":  Ink, Arkansas, circa 1925.  Flock of sheep enclosed in a wooden corral.  "Sheep ranch at Ink" written on verso.

52.  5" x 3 1/8": [Ink, Arkansas, circa 1920s]  Halftone print of an interior family portrait.  Kate Richards O"Hare, Frank O"Hare, and children.  "Greetings from the O'Hares" stamped on verso.

53.  6" x 4": [California, circa 1930s]  Portrait of Kate Richards O'Hare and Jan Richards.  Identification written on verso.

54.  3 5/8" x 2 5/8": [Mena, Arkansas, circa 1930s]  Unidentified young woman in formal dress seated at the base of what appears to be a granite monument.  Elaborate printed border surrounding image.  "Mail your films to Mena Studio, [?]K Finishing Department, Mena, Arkansas" stamped on verso.

55.  2 3/4" x 4 1/2": [Eastern Arkansas, circa January, 1935]  Seven unidentified people standing or sitting on the front porch of a crude wood frame residence. Woman seated at far right appears to be better dressed than the others and is holding a pen over an open notebook.  "Memphis Photo Supply Co., Feb. 1, 1935" stamped on verso.

56.  4 1/2" x 5 1/2". [Leesville, Louisiana, circa 1950s]  Photographic Christmas greeting card with portrait of A. James McDonald.  "Seasons Greetings" printed next to portrait with caricatures of Christmas ornaments.  Identification written on verso.
 



 
Series 6. Materials pertaining to the Newllano Cooperative Colony and the Commonwealth Cooperative Colony

Mimeograph newsletters, form letters, manuscript documents, and printed materials pertaining to the Newllano, Louisiana, colony and the Commonwealth Community at Ink, Arkansas.
 
      Folder 1.  Mimeograph newsletters and bulletins

1.  April 23, 1924: Mimeograph petition, unsigned, protesting Newllano Colony's support of the "Rip-Saw Publishing Company."

2.  May 16, 1924: Mimeograph report on Newllano Colony printing office expenses for producing the American Vanguard submitted by Frank P. O'Hare.
 
3.  August 27, 1925: Mimeograph form letter and ballot for election of board members for the Commonwealth Community.

4.  December, 1944: Mimeograph bulletin, "The Present Status of Llano Cooperative Colony, Newllano, Louisiana" by A.H. Moore, Los Angeles, California.

5.  [ca. 1945]: Mimeograph bulletin, "Llano Newsletter #5" by A.H. Moore, Los Angeles, California. (Fragment).

6.  June 18, 1947: Mimeograph bulletin, "Llano Colonist-A.H. Moore Reports," Los Angeles, California.
 
7.  April-May, 1963: Mimeograph newsletter, "The Llano Reporter: A Successor to the Llano Colonist," volume 1, number 2, Leesville, Louisiana.

8.  July 1, 1963: Mimeograph newsletter, "Llano Colony Newsletter," Los Angeles, California.

9.  July 1, 1963: Mimeograph bulletin, "The Beginning of Llano Cooperative Colony," by Walter Millsap, Los Angeles, California.

10.  [ca. August, 1963]: Mimeograph bulletin, "Llano Colony History," by Walter Millsap, Los Angeles, California.

11.  September-October-November, 1964: mimeograph newsletter, "The Llano Reporter,"
volume 1, number 5, Leesville, Louisiana.  (Handwritten marginal notations.)

12.  [December 31, 1964]: Mimeograph bulletin, "To the Stockholders of the Llano del Rio Company of Nevada and their Heirs, Assigns(?), Spouses, and Friends,"  Los Angeles, California.

   13.  June 28, 1968: Mimeograph bulletin, "Llano del Rio Company of Nevada, Special Bulletin #2," Whittier, California.

   14.  [ca. 1968]: Mimeograph bulletin, "To the people of Llano Colony," by Walter Millsap, Los Angeles, California.

15.  [ca. 1968]: Mimeograph bulletin, "To the Stockholders of Llano Colony and their Friends," Leesville, Louisiana.

16.  n.d.: Mimeograph form letter on Llano Colony stationery asking for donations to build a memorial home for George T. Pickett, signed by Dr. Robert K. Williams.

Box 5 (cont.)
     Folder 2.  Financial and legal documents
 
1.  May 22, 1922: Agreement of Employment between the Llano del Rio Company of Nevada and William A. Gilbert.  Also signed by George T. Pickett and Walter Conlin.

2.  November 8, 1924-January 3, 1925: Statement of charges accrued by Commonwealth Community from the Newllano colony.

3.  November 24-December 6, 1924: Labor record, "distribution of time and costs," [Common-    wealth Community, Ink, Arkansas?].

4.  January 2, 1925: Statement of individual accounts of Commonwealth Community members against the Llano del Rio Company of Nevada.

5.  March 4, 1925: Credit statement for Commonwealth Community from the Llano Cooperative Colony.

     Folder 3.  Printed materials

1.  [ca. 1922]: Article, "Llano Colony," on two leaves torn from Cooperation magazine, New York, New York.

2.  October 10, 1923: Article, "Inside a Cooperative Colony, An American Experiment with Wageless Work," by Ernest S. Wooster. Reprinted from The Nation magazine.

3.  May 16, 1924: Broadside, "Distribution of Print Shop Labor," Llano Colony printing office.

4.  August, 1932: Article, "The Perfidy of Pickett - The Pathological Prevaricator: A Story of Much Misguided Human Relationship," by E.G. Webb. From PINS, (The People's Industrial System), Gainsville, Florida.

5.  April 23, 1934: Prospectus of the Llano Cooperative Oil Corporation, Newllano, Louisiana.

6.  [ca. 1934]: Broadside, "We Are Going to Tap an Underground Reservoir!" Llano Cooperative Colony, Newllano, Louisiana.


Series 7.   Materials pertaining to Commonwealth College, Newllano, Louisiana and Mena, Arkansas
 

Pamphlets, mimeograph bulletins, manuscript statements and other printed materials pertaining to Commonwealth College, an experimental resident labor school founded in Newllano, Louisiana, and later moved near Mena, Arkansas.

Box 5
     Folder 4.  Commonwealth College materials
 
1.  September 5, 1932: Brochure, "Preliminary Announcement for 1932-33," - (published as a supplement to Commonwealth College Fortnightly).

2.  May, 1934: Mimeograph bulletin to students of Commonwealth.

3.  December 15, 1934: Brochure, academic calander for 1934-35.

4.  September 12, 1936: Handwritten statement, signed by C.J.Bates, regarding a conspiracy of individuals to destroy Commonwealth College.

5.  September 12, 1936: Handwritten statement, signed by William A. Gilbert, regarding a conspiracy of individuals to destroy Commonwealth College.

6.  [ca. 1936]: Mimeograph bulletin to Commonwealth Students, "Hi, Commoners!"

7.  [ca. 1937]: Mimeograph bulletin, "To All Friends of Free Speech in Arkansas,"  Commonwealth College.

8.  [ca. 1937]: Mimeograph bulletin, text of Arkansas House of Representatives Bill 148, introduced by Herman Horton, Craighead County.

9.  [ca. 1937]: Broadside, "Let no one string barbed wire around our schools," Commonwealth College.

10.  July 9, 1937: Mimeograph form letter announcing the departure of Charlotte Moskowitz, Commonwealth College executive secretary.

11.  August 31, 1937: Mimeograph form letter, "To Commoners and Friends," asking for donations.

12.  May 4, 1937: Mimeograph play script, "We Are Not Alone," by Jules Koslow and the Commonwealth College students of labor drama.

13.  [ca. 1940]: Mimeograph pamphlet, "$20,000 for 1940: A Lot of Money but Here's What It Will Do," Commonwealth College.


Series 8.  Socialist Party materials
 

Form letters, bulletins, brochures, and tracts distributed or published by the Socialist Party of the United States.  Those materials found in Subseries 1 pertain entirely to the national party, headquar-
tered in Chicago, Illinois.  Material in Subseries 2 pertains to the Arkansas branch of the Socialist Party, especially the Ink, Arkansas chapter of which William Gilbert was a member.  The Arkansas materials include typewritten reports dealing with national issues that were probably produced by Gilbert, along with newspaper clippings regarding state and local elections.
 
     Subseries 1.  Socialist Party, U.S.A.

Box 5

5.  Form letters and bulletins, 1932-1939
6.  Form letters and bulletins, no date
7.  Socialist press releases, 1934-1936
8.  Socialist pamphlets, n.d. (19 items)
9.  Socialist pamphlets, n.d. (14 items)
10.  Socialist pamphlets, n.d. (15 items)
11.  Socialist pamphlets, n.d. (5 items)

    Subseries 2.  Arkansas Socialist Party

Box 5 (cont'd)
 
12.  Arkansas Socialist Party  (11 items)
 



 
Series 9.  Communist Party materials
 

Form letters, tracts, and pamphlets produced by the Communist Party, U.S.A.  Materials in folder 14 were published by the Party headquarters in New York and Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Materials in folder 15 are from the Arkansas Communist Party, circa 1939-1940.
 

Box 5

13.  Communist Party, U.S.A. (19 items)
14.  Arkansas Communist Party. (3 items)
 



 
Series 10.  Southern Tenant Farmer's Union materials
 

Printed brochures and form letters dealing with the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union.
 
Box 5
 
15.  S.T.F.U. (5 items)
 
 



 
 Series 11.  War resistance materials
 
Printed form letters and brochures produced by the War Resister's League of New York, New York, and other pacifist groups, circa 1939-1940.
 
Box 5
 
16.  War resistance materials (14 items)


Series 12.  Utopian movement materials
 
 Printed brochures, form letters, and newsletters produced by Technocracy, Inc., of Hinkley, California, and other utopian and cooperative social organizations, circa 1930s.
 
Box 5
 
17.  Utopian movement materials (16 items)
 
 



 
Series 13.  Religious and health materials
 
Printed brochures, newsletters, and advertisements for religious and health organizations.  Some of the materials were produced by the National Labor and Religion Foundation, New Haven, Connecticut, an organization of religious people calling for social reform.

Box 5 

18.  Religious and health materials (27 items)
 


Series 14.  Miscellaneous labor movement materials
 
Printed broadsides, tracts, pamphlets, and other materials produced by a variety of smaller labor organizations around the United States.  Some of the materials pertain to agitation for the "Worker's Rights Amendment,"  a bill pending in the United States Congress in 1935.  Also included are mimeographed lyric sheets for worker's songs.
 

Box 5

19.  Miscellaneous labor movement materials (32 items)
 



 
Series 15.  Miscellaneous advertising materials
 
Printed broadsides, pamphlets, newsletters, and business cards from various businesses in and around Mena, Arkansas, ca. 1930s.
 
Box 5

20.  Miscellaneous advertising materials.
 



 
Series 16.  Political campaign materials

Broadsides, pamphlets, and cards produced for candidates of various political offices in Arkansas and California.  Included are broadsides for Upton Sinclair's attempt for the office of Governor in California, 1934.
 
Box 5

21.  Political campaign materials.



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