Ray Ginger Papers

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3 linear feet (3SB)

Raymond Ginger was a historian, author, and Wayne State University faculty member in the Department of History. Ginger authored The Bending Cross, an acclaimed biography of trade unionist Eugene V. Debs, Six Days or Forever? Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes about the "Scopes Monkey Trial," and Altgeld’s America: The Lincoln Ideal versus Changing Realities. He held faculty appointments at Harvard, Brandeis, Stanford, Calgary, and Wayne State Universities. The Ray Ginger Papers document a wide sampling of his research, academic, and publishing career. The collection contains personal correspondence; business correspondence related to university appointments, submissions for publication, and works-in-progress; drafts of published and unpublished works; and research notes and sources on business history and labor.

1940–1975 (bulk 1950–1969)
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