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Wayne Walden papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-52

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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

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

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.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged by record type.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

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 (November 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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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