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League for Industrial Democracy Collection

Collection Number
SC 117

OCLC Number


Under review

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of 1.2 cubic ft.  of pamphlets and publications produced between 1930 and 1955 by the  League for Industrial Democracy. Subject coverage includes poverty, child labor, work conditions, and housing conditions.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processing completed by Special Collections in August 2004. The items are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Finding aid updated by Kristen J. Nyitray in September 2020.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

[Item], [Box], League for Industrial Democracy Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
The League for Industrial Democracy (or LID) was founded in 1905 by a group of notable socialists including Jack London and Upton Sinclair. Its original name was the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, and its stated purpose was that of "educating Americans about the need to extend democracy to every aspect of our society." Under its former name, the league focused its efforts on the labor movement, socialism, and industrial democracy. In 1921, it assumed its new name and enlarged its scope to society at large. (Source: Reuther Library, Wayne State University).

League for Industrial Democracy.
Socialism -- Periodicals.
Socialism -- United States.
Working class -- United States.
Labor -- United States.
Labor movement -- United States.


Box 1
Pamphlet listing
Assorted documents
30-60 Years of Education
Pamphlets (A)
Pamphlets (B)
Pamphlets (C)
Pamphlets (D)
Pamphlets (E)
Pamphlets (F)

Box 2
Pamphlets (H)
Pamphlets (I)
Pamphlets (J)
Pamphlets (L)
Looking Forward
Looking Forward 0ccasional papers
Pamphlets (M)

Box 3
Pamphlets (N)
Pamphlets (O)
Pamphlets (P) (1 of 2)
Pamphlets (P) (2 of 2)
Pamphlets (R)
Pamphlets (S) (1 of 2)

Box 4
Pamphlet (S) (2 of 2)
Student Outlook (vol. 1 no.3; vol. 3 no. 5)
Pamphlets (T)
Pamphlets (U)
Pamphlets (W) (1 of 2)
Pamphlets (W) (2 of 2)
Pamphlets (Y)