Raya Dunayevskaya Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000363
Userestrict: 
Microfilm is the primary access copy. Researchers must sign a Restricted Use Agreement to use any of the rough drafts of writings.
Extent: 
23.5 linear feet (4 SB, 35 MB, 9 Microfilm Reels); 5 MB
Date: 
1924-1987

The founder of Marxist-Humanism in the United States, Raya Dunayevskaya, served at one time as secretary to Leon Trotsky, breaking with him at the time of the Hitler-Stalin Pact, to develop the theory of State-Capitalism, ultimately forming the organization, News and Letters Committees. Ms. Dunayevskaya authored three major works: Marxism and Freedom, from 1776 until Today (1958), Philosophy and Revolution: from Hegel to Sartre and from Marx to Mao (1973), and Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution (1982).

Volumes I-XII as organized and donated by Ms Dunayevskaya, relate the development of Marxist-Humanism, and her concept of the organization of Marxist-Humanist thought. Volumes XIII-XV, donated after Ms. Dunayevskaya’s death, relate her last writings and unfinished works.

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