George Lavan Weissman Papers

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3 linear feet (3 SB)

A founding member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and the Fourth International, George Lavan Weissman served as a branch organizer, as director and editor of Pioneer Publishing and Pathfinder Press, as manager of Mountain Spring Camp and as the editor and writer of various SWP publications. Following his expulsion from the SWP, Mr. Weissman helped to form the Fourth Internationalist Tendency and served on the editorial board of the Bulletin in Defense of Marxism. Mr. Weissman’s papers reflect his involvement with the SWP and his participation in various civil rights and civil liberties organizations. Che Guevara, the Freedom Now Party, Leon Trotsky, and the 1962-1964 Monroe (N.C.) civil rights case are among important subjects addressed in the collection.

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