Abstract

Includes transcripts of papers delivered at conferences (1985-1990) on democratic socialism, and correspondence (1984-1991) between Stephen Siteman, former Executive Secretary of the Socialist Party of America, and Frank Zeidler, former Mayor of Milwaukee, Socialist Party candidate for President of the United States, and national chairperson of the Socialist Party USA.

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Language:

English
Democratic Socialist Conference Collection
1984-1991
2 boxes (0.5 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 325
Contents of Collection

Transcripts of papers delivered at conferences (1985-1990) on democratic socialism, and correspondence (1984-1991) between Stephen Siteman, former Executive Secretary of the Socialist Party of America, and Frank Zeidler, former Mayor of Milwaukee, Socialist Party candidate for President of the United States, and national chairperson of the Socialist Party USA.

Collection inventory
Session 1
March 1-3, 1985

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"What is Democratic Socialism? What Relevance Does It Have To Today's World?", Frank P. Zeidler


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"Democratic Socialists and Prospects for World Peace", Frank P. Zeidler


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"Democratic Socialists and their Relationship with Labor", Robert J. Reinhold


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"The Choice Before Us: Socialism or Opportunism", Donald F. Busky


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"Political Principles and Electoral Strategy for Democratic Socialists", Robert E. Schlichter


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"A Basic Socialist Agenda for Women", Suzanne R. Reinhold


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"Democratic Socialism and its Concerns About Technology in All Fields", Frank P. Zeidler


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"A Philosophical Basis for Democratic Socialism", Frank P. Zeidler


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"Democratic Socialist Views on Education", Andrea and Quinn Brisben


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"Democratic Socialism in Relation to Religions", Frank P. Zeidler


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Comments on the Ad Hoc Discussion on Agricultural Problems


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"Democratic Socialism and Liberation Theology", Lawrence Cafiero


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Brief Summary of Remarks of Robert E. Schlichter on Ethnic Conditions In the Miami, FL Area.


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Session 2
August 31-September 1985

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"Observation on the Nature and Extent of the Conservative Reaction In the United States", Frank P. Zeidler


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Session 4
October 18-19, 1986

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Introduction, "Developing Democratic Socialism in America", Frank P. Zeidler


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"Developing Democratic Socialism in America", David G. Gil


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"Cooperatives and Democratic Socialism", J. Quinn Brisben


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"Electoral Politics and Social Change, The Case of Burlington, VT.", Steven Soifer


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"The Wall Street Syndrome: Financial vs Economic Decisions", Robert E. Schlichter


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"The Wall Street Syndrome: Financial vs Economic Decisions", Robert E. Schlichter


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Can Labor, organized and unorganized, help achieve democratic socialism?


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"Strategic Thinking of the DSA", Joseph Schwartz


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"Feminist Perspectives on Democratic Socialism", Susan Okin


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"The Experience of Chile", Can socialism ever succeed by peaceful means?


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Proposal for a mass third party


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Robert E. Schlichter


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"Can an Illiterate Be a Socialist?", Stephen Siteman


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"Ronald Reagan-Socialist Hero", George E. Koski


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"Solidarity: A Socialist Theory of Materialist and Idealist Practice", Robert Reinhold


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Closing, "Avenues to Democratic Socialism", Frank P. Zeidler


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Session 6
1987

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Introduction, "What Future for Democratic Socialism?", Frank P. Zeidler


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"What Future for Democratic Socialism?", Frank P. Zeidler


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"The More Capitalism Changes, the More It Stays the Same", Stephen Siteman


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"The Impact of Women and Religion on Socialism", Diane Drufenbrock, O.S.F.


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"Toward a Democratic Economy", Dave Schall


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"New Ideas for the Socialist Movement", George Koski


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"Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party USA", Willa Kenoyer


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"What Future for Democratic Socialism?", Robert Reinhold


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"Relationship of Socialism to Labor Unions in the Future", John Quinn Brisben


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Session 7
1988

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Introduction, "Prospects for Democratic Socialism under the Rise of Religious Fundamentalists", Frank P. Zeidler


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"November 1918: A German Revolution (Alfred Doblin)", Stephen Siteman


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"Religion and Reactionaries: Politics of Polarization", Robert E. Schlichter


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"Ethical Basis of Late Twentieth-Century Socialism", Stephen Siteman


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"Catholic Social Action in St. Louis", Robert Knickmeyer


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"Islamic Fundamentalism", J. Quinn Brisben


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Interview, Ayad Rahim


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"Recent Changes in Marxist Fundamentalisms", Robert Reinhold


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"Religion in Politics: The New Christian Right", Glen Jeansonne


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"Work, Violence, Injustice and War", David G. Gil


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Session 8
1989

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Introduction, "What Future for the Economic Concepts of Democratic Socialism?", Frank P. Zeidler


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"Jacob A. Riis and the Lower East Side of New York City", Stephen Siteman


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"Plant Closing Legislation: Is the 60-Day Advance Warning a Victory for Labor?", David Schall


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"Race, Nationalism, Religion and the Cooperative Commonwealth", J. Quinn Brisben


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"State of the Union from a Socialist Point of View", Robert Reinhold


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"Post-election Reflections", Virgil Vogel


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"Addendum to Post-election Reflections", Stephen Siteman


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"Meyer London of the Lower East Side", Stephen Siteman


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"The Importance to the World of Environmental Concerns", Frank P. Zeidler


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Session 9
1989

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Introduction, Frank P. Zeidler


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"Democratic Socialism, the Labor Movement and the Need for a New Political Coalition", Dave Schall


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"A Socialist Position on 'Native American' Problems", Virgil J. Vogel


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"Socialism: A Religion", Robert Reinhold


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"Letter to the Democratic Socialist Conference", Stephen Siteman


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"The Challenge to Democratic Socialism in Economic Affairs", Frank P. Zeidler


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"The Challenge of Democratic Socialism", Jim A. Barak, Ph.D.


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"Jessie Wallace Hughan", Stephen Siteman


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Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from: Stephen Siteman, 1990, 1991.

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Processed by SCUA staff.

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Democratic Socialist Conference Collection (MS 325). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms
Subjects
  • Socialism--Congresses.
  • United States--Politics and government--1981-1989--Congresses.
  • United States--Politics and government--1989-1993--Congresses.
Names
  • Siteman, Stephen.
  • Siteman, Stephen--Correspondence.
  • Socialist Party of the United States of America.
  • Socialist Party of the United States of America.
  • Zeidler, Frank P.
  • Zeidler, Frank P.--Correspondence.