Smith Act trial collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 67 large

Dates

  • 1953-1954 (Creation)

Extents

  • .4 Linear Feet (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • 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 author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Smith Act trial collection, MSS 67, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    Processing was done in 2001.

  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

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

  • Arrangement

    The publications are arranged chronologically.

Components