Carl Person Papers

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5 linear feet (10 MB), 1 oversize folder

Affidavits, correspondence, notes, proceedings, membership lists, and miscellaneous materials relating to the strike against the Illinois Central and Harriman Lines (1911-15); testimony, notes, proceedings, correspondence, and clippings pertaining to Mr. Person's trial for killing a strike-breaker (1914); correspondence, credentials, and other items pertaining to Mr. Person's expulsion from the International Association of Machinists (1916-20); strike bulletins; photographs; and memorabilia. The materials were collected by Mr. Person, who served as strike secretary during the 1911-15 Illinois Central Strike and as writer, editor, and distributor of the weekly strike bulletins. The U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations and strike-breaking are discussed. Among the correspondents are Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Carlo Tresca, and Woodrow Wilson.

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