Len and Caroline DeCaux Papers

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A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and of the Communist Party, Len DeCaux worked as a correspondent for the Federated Press, as assistant editor of the journal of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and as Publicity Director of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

Caroline DeCaux was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers and the Young Peoples Socialist League, and served as Research Director of the CIO’s Labor’s Non-Partisan League.

The papers of Mr. and Ms. DeCaux reflect their dedication as advocates of social and economic reform, relating Mr. DeCaux’s career as a labor journalist, the DeCaux’s extensive work with the CIO, Ms. DeCaux’s advocacy for women’s rights, and Mr. DeCaux’s investigations by Federal government regarding his communist affiliation. The labor movement, and the CIO in particular are well-represented topics in the collection.

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