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Elba Nelson papers

MS-70
 Collection
Identifier: MS-70
The papers of Elba Chase Nelson contain material relating to her activities as a member of the Communist Party of New Hampshire. Includes radio scripts and clippings, copies of political speeches dating from her bid for governor, and letters to United States senators, congressmen, and attorneys general in which she stated her views about civil liberties, social legislation, and international affairs. Also includes papers referring to her involvement in the Farmers' March, Washington, D.C., in 1936 and in the Peace Pilgrimage, Washington, D.C., in 1951. Also includes legal papers concerning her appearance before Louis C. Wyman, Attorney General of the State of New Hampshire, for questioning about subversive activities in the state.

Dates

  • 1908 - 1967

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

7 linear ft. (4 boxes)

1 portfolio

Overview

Elba Chase Nelson (1889-1967), Communist activist. The collection contains papers relating to her activities as a member of the Communist Party of New Hampshire, her bid for governor, her involvement in the Farmers' March, Washington, D.C., in 1936 and in the Peace Pilgrimage, Washington, D.C., in 1951. Legal papers concerning her appearance before Louis C. Wyman, Attorney General of the State of New Hampshire are also included.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA