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Archive of correspondence and documents - Gallagher, Leo - 1934. [1275608]
Los Angeles 1934 - 60+ pages, with additional printed and handwritten documents, various sizes and formats. Leo Gallagher (1887-1963) was an attorney, activist, and a hero to the labor movement. Starting in the 1920s, he was associated with the IWW and joined the International Labor Defense, the major organization - sponsored by the Communist party - for the defense of political and labor activists. In that capacity, Gallagher defended striking dockworkers and the San Francisco labor leader Tom Mooney. In 1933, he went to Germany with an ILD team to defend the Communist party member who was framed for the burning of the Reichstag. Gallagher entered the political fray several times. This archive documents his first two campaigns, first for a Municipal Court judgeship in Los Angeles, and then for a State Supreme Court seat. It contains typescript press releases, including endorsements from Theodore Dreiser and a variety of unions and activist organizations; draft articles for publication; carbons of correspondence between Gallagher and Upton Sinclair, who was running for Governor at the time, in which they spar over endorsing each other; campaign committee reports; copies of legal filings; original correspondence from prominent supporter, the writer Charles Erskine Scott Wood; transcriptions of radio interview questions and answers, along with planning documents for the interviews; printed and mimeograph campaign literature, flyers, briefings for union members and other supporters; lists of expenditures and original receipts for campaign expenses. The archive was assembled by the journalist, pamphleteer, and activist John M. Weatherwax, who was active in the campaign. Generally fine, with occasional small tears, paper-clip impressions, and pinholes
      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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