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Workers' Defense League Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Workers' Defense League

Dates

  • Creation: 1936-1970
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1937-1949

Creator

Biographical / Historical

In 1936, Norman Thomas proposed the formation of a national labor and socialist defense committee to coordinate the defense of striking unionists, sharecroppers and other workers caught up in the labor crisis of the Great Depression. An earlier (1918) organization, called the Workers Defense Union, was not related to it, though their goals were similar.

Extent

1.0 linear ft. (12 linear in.)

Language of Materials

English

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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