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Wayne Walden papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-52

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Wayne Walden Papers, 1916-1952, are comprised of personal and business correspondence, literary productions, research notes and printed material. The bulk of the correspondence is with members of his family and concerns private family matters. The business correspondence discusses Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organizing, a book on the IWW and American policy in the Far East during the Korean War. Included is a letter to Walden from William D. Haywood, General Secretary-Treasurer of the Industrial Workers of the World. The Literary productions are mostly essays dealing with education, government, and labor.

Dates

  • 1916-1952

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Biographical Note

Born in Texas, Wayne Walden was a member of the Western Federation of Miners. He joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1911 and worked as an organizer in the west and midwest. Later he wrote and edited for radical publications. He died in 1952 at age 62.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 9 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Wayne Walden Papers, 1916-1952, are comprised of personal and business correspondence, literary productions, research notes and printed material.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Eleanor Walden, September 1973.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. Eight pamphlets concerning US foreign affairs and anarchist thought

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodical Collection

  1. The Road to Freedom, Vol. 8, No. 3 9November 1931)
  2. Industrial Worker, Vol. 46, No. 45 (February 1952)
  3. Our America, Vol. 16, No. 4 (January 1952)
  4. The Militant, Vol. 16, No. 4 (January 1952)
  5. Counterattack, No. 154 (May 1950)
  6. The Canadian Far Eastern Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 33 (July 1950)

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, 1973.

This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Title
Wayne Walden:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
April 19, 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • April 2011: Electronic finding aid created by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr. from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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