New Finding Aids Posted Online

Sunday, December 5, 2010
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Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Milton Genecin papers, 1906–87
The papers reflect Genecin's long membership in the Socialist Workers Party, from its founding convention in 1938 to 1983, when he was one of a number of veteran members who left or were expelled from the party. Genecin was sequentially active in the party’s New York City, Akron, Toledo, and Los Angeles branches. The papers include correspondence, writings, internal party documents, and other material relating to socialist and communist movements in the United States, especially the Socialist Workers Party, and to activities of Trotskyist groups abroad.

C. Frank Glass papers, 1913–87
Cecil Frank Glass was a radical journalist and revolutionary political activist on three continents. He was a founding member of the Communist Party of South Africa in 1921, and in 1928 he became an early adherent of the International Left Opposition, led by Leon Trotsky. His papers include correspondence, writings, police reports, and photographs relating to Trotskyism in South Africa, China, and the United States. They also contain many letters from Rayna Prohme, an American revolutionary journalist in China and Glass’s sister-in-law.

Andrew Meier papers, 1917–2007
The bulk of this collections consists of research materials for Andrew Meier's book The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service (New York, 2008), including correspondence and notes; photocopies of investigative, consular, and other government documents; and printed matter. The material directly relates to Soviet espionage in the United States and elsewhere, especially to the case of Isaiah Oggins.

Republican National Committee (U.S.) Opposition Research Group records, 1960–84
The Opposition Research Group operated within the Communications Division of the Republican National Committee. Its records include research materials created and acquired during the 1984 U.S. presidential election for use against Democratic presidential candidates. Included are printed matter, debate transcripts, memoranda, and videotapes about political issues, special interest groups, and Democratic candidates Walter Mondale, John Glenn, and Geraldine Ferraro.

Ronald Reagan subject collection, 1948–96
Relating to the career of Ronald Reagan, particularly his campaigns for governor of California and president of the United States, and his gubernatorial and presidential administrations, the subject collection contains printed matter, speeches, memorabilia, sound recordings, videotapes, and other material.

United Nations Conference on International Organization proceedings, 1945
Convened in San Francisco from April 25 to June 26, 1945, fifty nations participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization at the invitation of the four sponsoring governments: the United States, the United Kingdom, the USSR, and China. This was the founding conference of the United Nations. The collection contains sound recordings of conference proceedings recorded by the National Broadcasting Company, photographs and contact sheets depicting delegates and scenes at the conference, and printed copies of  the United Nations Charter.

George Weigel papers, 1978–92
The papers consist of correspondence, writings, minutes, and printed matter relating to Weigel's role as a theologian and scholar and the role of religion—specifically from the Christian and Catholic point of view—in American foreign policy and the peace and disarmament movements. Most material concerns Weigel's work as a member of the World Without War Council, the James Madison Foundation, and the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Bertram David Wolfe papers and increment, 1903–99
Newly described material consists largely of correspondence, writings, and printed matter added to the collection by Wolfe's widow, Ella Wolfe. They pertain to Bertram Wolfe's career as a critic and historian of Marxism and Soviet communism, his work as a biographer of Diego Rivera, and Ella Wolfe's role as her husband's collaborator, caretaker of his legacy, and a correspondent with a wide network of her own.

Nathaniel Weyl papers, 1920–2004
The papers of Weyl, a freelance journalist, author, and economist, relate to communism, especially in Latin America; espionage and internal security in the United States; and racial, ethnic, and class analyses of political and intellectual elites. Correspondence, writings, memoranda, and printed matter are available.