SCUA

Ross, Laura

Laura M. Ross Papers, 1945-2003 (Bulk: 1967-1990).

13 boxes (6.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 515
Laura Ross
Laura Ross

Born in the coal mining town of Blossburg, Pa., in 1913, Laura Ross (nee Kaplowitz) grew up in poverty as one of seven children of Lithuanian immigrants. In about 1932, Ross married Harry Naddell, a wine merchant, and settled into a comfortable life Brooklyn, N.Y., raising a son and daughter. During the Second World War, however, she became intensely politicized through her work with Russian War Relief, joining the Communist Party and eventually divorcing her les radical husband. Moving to the Boston area, she married Max Ross in 1963, an attorney for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and became a noted presence in a wide range of political activities, working for civil rights, the antiwar movement, and for many years, helping to run the Center for Marxist Education in Central Square , Cambridge. Perhaps most notably, between 1974 and 1984, Ross ran for Congress three times on the Communist Party ticket, taking on the powerful incumbent Tip O’Neill and winning almost a quarter of the vote. An activist to the end, Ross died in Cambridge on August 5, 2007.

The Ross papers are the legacy of a highly visible activist, organizer, educator, and member of the Communist Party USA. Heavily concentrated in the period 1967-1990, the collection includes material relating to her affiliation with CPUSA and her work with the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge, Mass., including information on party membership, platforms, and conventions, minutes from various district committee meetings, material relating to the People’s Daily World, and course information and syllabi. Scattered throughout the collection are materials pertaining to contemporary political issues and elections, particularly the policies associated with Ronald Reagan. Ross was a vocal and persistent opponent of Reaganomics and the nuclear arms race that Reagan accelerated.

Background on Laura M. Ross

A tireless advocate for peace and social justice and sixty-year member of the Communist Party USA, Laura Ross was born Laura Kaplowitz in the coal town of Blossburg, Pennsylvania, in 1913. One of seven children in an impoverished Lithuanian-immigrant family, Ross helped two sisters attend college, but saw her own formal education end with high school, continuing with occasional night classes after work.

By the age of 20, Ross left Pennsylvania to take a retail job in a Jewish section of Brooklyn, N.Y., and in 1932 she married a wine salesman named Harry Naddell, with whom she had a daughter and a son. Although not initially drawn to politics, Ross became active as an organizer for the Retail Clerks Union Local 65 and was drawn into radical circles during the Second World War through her work with Russian War Relief, raising funds for refugees from Nazi Germany. As she later wrote, her “real education, from a working-class viewpoint, took place in the Communist Party USA,” and when she discovered that her husband lagged behind politically after she joined the Party, the two divorced.

The hostile political climate of the 1950s strengthened, rather than weakened, Ross’s leftist commitments. Willing to stand up to opponents verbally, she was defiant when FBI agents questioned her at her home, and she led her local in a protest vigil outside the home of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on the night they were executed. After marrying Max Ross in 1963, an attorney for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, she moved from Brooklyn to Brighton, Mass., and carried on in her political work with a new circle of associates. Blunt and uncompromising, she was deeply concerned about the plight of working people in America as well as the impact of American militarism abroad, and became a recognized opponent of U.S. interventionism in Vietnam and elsewhere.

Always bustling, Ross’s apartment in Brighton was a center for a variety of radical and left-oriented groups, ranging from the Communist Party to the Rainbow Coalition. By the early 1970s, she was widely known in the region as one of the key figures in establishing the Center for Marxist Education in Central Square, Cambridge, and for her entry into formal politics. Most famously, Ross announced in 1974 that she would oppose the popular twelve-term Congressman Tip O’Neill for his seat in the 8th District. Aware that the odds were long, Ross nevertheless garnered 6,400 votes that year (vs. 107,000 for O’Neill), leading her to run again in 1978 on a platform of reducing military spending in favor of funds for cities, youth employment, and services for the elderly: “We are paying through the nose for this military might. We are trading guns for butter.” In her last run for office in 1984, Ross received 15,668 votes, nearly eight percent of the total cast.

Unflagging in her beliefs to the end, Ross died in Brighton, Mass., on August 5, 2007, aged 94.

Contents of Collection

The Ross papers are the legacy of a highly visible activist, organizer, educator, and member of the Communist Party USA. Heavily concentrated in the period 1967-1990, the collection includes material relating to her affiliation with CPUSA and her work with the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge, Mass., including information on party membership, platforms, and conventions, minutes from various district committee meetings, material relating to the People’s Daily World, and course information and syllabi. Scattered throughout the collection are materials pertaining to contemporary political issues and elections, particularly the policies associated with Ronald Reagan. Ross was a vocal and persistent opponent of Reaganomics and the nuclear arms race that Reagan accelerated.

Series descriptions

The records of the Cambridge-based Center for Marxist Education include a wealth of information about their core activities (providing public instruction on Marxism and the sale of Marxist literature), and the key political and social concerns of Center members, including opposition to racism, U.S. intervention in Vietnam and Central America, and both local and national politics. This series also includes materials on the governance and operation of the Center, ranging from accounts to fund raising and meeting minutes.

1968-2001
6 boxes

A staunch Communist for decades, Ross kept materials relating to the Party’s public activities including scattered records of conventions, local, and regional chapters, materials relating to U.S. presidential elections, state politics, and some business records relating to distribution of the newspaper, People’s Daily World, along with a small cluster of material relating to Ross’s work with Communist youth groups.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Center for Marxist Education (Cambridge, Mass.)
1876-2003 (bulk 1876-2003)
7 boxes
Center for Marxist Education: Air Traffic Controller Strike
ca.1981
Box 1: 1
Center for Marxist Education: Allston-Brighton Club
1988-1990
Box 1: 2
Center for Marxist Education: Mark Alper
1986-1990
Box 1: 3
Center for Marxist Education: Alternative Energy
ca.1985
Box 1: 4
Center for Marxist Education: American Family Celebration
ca.1988
Box 1: 5
Center for Marxist Education: American Jewish Congress
1969-1972
Box 1: 6
Center for Marxist Education: American Socialism
1988-1990
Box 1: 7
Center for Marxist Education: BACE Magazine
ca.1978
Box 1: 8
Center for Marxist Education: Birthday Invites
1977-1979
Box 1: 9
Center for Marxist Education: Book Marx Literature
ca.1982
Box 1: 10
Center for Marxist Education: Book Marx Literature
1945-1968
Box 1: 11
Center for Marxist Education: Book Marx Literature
1970-1978
Box 1: 12
Center for Marxist Education: Book Marx Literature
ca.1979
Box 1: 13
Center for Marxist Education: Book Marx Literature
1980-1985
Box 1: 14
Center for Marxist Education: Book Marx Literature
1986-1989
Box 1: 15
Center for Marxist Education: Book Marx Literature
1991-1996
Box 1: 16
Center for Marxist Education: Boston
ca.1991
Box 1: 17
Center for Marxist Education: Boston Club Conference
1973-1976
Box 1: 18
Center for Marxist Education: Boston Health Care Workers Club
1987-1989
Box 1: 19
Center for Marxist Education: Boston Hispanics
ca.1983
Box 1: 20
Center for Marxist Education: Boston Section Committee
ca.1983
Box 2: 1
Center for Marxist Education: Boston Housing Laws
ca.1972
Box 2: 2
Center for Marxist Education: Boston Housing and Tenant Rights
1970-1981
Box 2: 3
Center for Marxist Education: Boston Phoenix
ca.1988
Box 2: 4
Center for Marxist Education: Business Mail Records
1985-1986
Box 2: 5
Center for Marxist Education: Cambridge
1985-1991
Box 2: 6
Center for Marxist Education: Cambridge-Map
ca.1963
Box 2: 7
Center for Marxist Education: Cann, Margaret
1974-1979
Box 2: 8
Center for Marxist Education: Cash Receipts
1988-1989
Box 2: 9
Center for Marxist Education: Cash Receipts
1987-1988
Box 2: 10
Center for Marxist Education: Checklist for Clubs
ca.1983
Box 2: 11
Center for Marxist Education: Chicano/ Mexican Equality
ca.1983
Box 2: 12
Center for Marxist Education: Children Are the Future
1984-1987
Box 2: 13
Massachusetts-Citizens for Participation in Political Action (CPPAX)
1984-1987
Box 2: 14
Center for Marxist Education: Civil Liberties
1989-2004
Box 2: 15
Center for Marxist Education: Club Goals
1981-1983
Box 2: 16
Center for Marxist Education: Club Registration
ca.1988
Box 2: 17
Center for Marxist Education: Coalition for Community Control of Development
1987-1989
Box 2: 18
Massachusetts-Committee for National Health
1985-1987
Box 2: 19
Center for Marxist Education: Boston Public Schools
ca.1980
Box 2: 20
Center for Marxist Education: Community Affairs Act
ca.1968
Box 3: 1
Massachusetts-Community Church
1978-1989
Box 3: 2
Center for Marxist Education: Correspondence
1972-1989
Box 3: 3
Center for Marxist Education: Correspondence
1990-1992
Box 3: 4
Center for Marxist Education: Course Information
ca.1979
Box 3: 5
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Aspects of the Struggle to Create a Leninist Party”
ca.1974
Box 3: 6
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “The Development of State-Monopoly Capitalism”
ca.1974
Box 3: 7
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Dynamics of Social Change”
ca.1974
Box 3: 8
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Early America”
ca.1974
Box 3: 9
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Economics of Fascism”
ca.1974
Box 3: 10
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Has Socialism Failed?”
ca.1974
Box 3: 11
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — History of the CPUSA
ca.1983
Box 3: 12
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — History of the CPUSA
ca.1960
Box 3: 13
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — History of the CPUSA
ca.1960
Box 3: 14
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “How Society Develops”
1980-1985
Box 3: 15
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Intro to Marxism”
ca.1978
Box 3: 16
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Leftism”
ca.1983
Box 3: 17
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “The Leninist Party-Vehicle for Revolution”
ca.1983
Box 3: 18
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Marxist Theory of the Negro Question”
ca.1945
Box 3: 19
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “The National Question”
1981-1982
Box 3: 20
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — Political Economy
ca.1973
Box 3: 21
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Origin of the Family”
ca.1876
Box 3: 22
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “The Seeming Paradox of Southern Rhodesia”
ca.1980
Box 3: 23
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Showdown in Coal”
ca.1978
Box 4: 1
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Studies on the Woman Question”
1930-1971
Box 4: 2
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Study of Philosophy and Historical Materialism”
1926-1937
Box 4: 3
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Towards Negro-White Solidarity”
1919-1924
Box 4: 4
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “The Triple Layered Crisis”
ca.1985
Box 4: 5
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “What is Marxism?”
1972-1973
Box 4: 6
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “World Socialism Today”
1988-1990
Box 4: 7
Center for Marxist Education: Course Material — “Dialectic Materialism”
ca.1933
Box 4: 8
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
ca.1971
Box 4: 9
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
ca.1972
Box 4: 10
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
1981-1982
Box 4: 11
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
1982-1983
Box 4: 12
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
1984 Apr.
Box 4: 13
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
1984 July
Box 4: 14
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
1984 Sept.
Box 4: 15
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
1984 Dec.
Box 4: 16
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
1985 Jan.-June
Box 4: 17
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
1985 June-1988 Mar.
Box 4: 18
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Meetings
ca.1989
Box 4: 19
Center for Marxist Education: District Committee Memos
1980-1986
Box 4: 20
Center for Marxist Education: District Convention
ca.1991
Box 5: 1
Center for Marxist Education: District Plans of Work
1978-1981
Box 5: 2
Center for Marxist Education: District Plans of Work
1982-1983
Box 5: 3
Center for Marxist Education: District Plans of Work
1984-1986
Box 5: 4
Center for Marxist Education: District Plans of Work
1987-1988
Box 5: 5
Center for Marxist Education: Dorchester/Roxbury Club
1977-1990
Box 5: 6
Center for Marxist Education: Fair Ballot Access
1988-1989
Box 5: 7
Center for Marxist Education: Flyers
1972-1991
Box 5: 8
Center for Marxist Education: Flyers (Non-CME)
1971-1990
Box 5: 9
Center for Marxist Education: Flyers
ca.1978
Box 5: 10
Center for Marxist Education: Flyers
ca.1980
Box 5: 11
Center for Marxist Education: Franc, Marc
1989-1990
Box 5: 12
Center for Marxist Education: Free Trade Area of the Americas
1994-2005
Box 5: 13
Center for Marxist Education: Friends of the Filipino People
1978-1980
Box 5: 14
Center for Marxist Education: Foreign Affairs
1966-1978
Box 5: 15
Center for Marxist Education: Fund Drives
1982-1986
Box 5: 16
Center for Marxist Education: Fund Drives
1987-1989
Box 5: 17
Center for Marxist Education: Fund Drives
ca.1988
Box 5: 18
Center for Marxist Education: Fund Drives
ca.1989
Box 5: 19
Center for Marxist Education: Fund Drives
1990-1991
Box 5: 20
Center for Marxist Education: Godena, Louis
1986-1990
Box 5: 21
Center for Marxist Education: Harvard Union of Clinical and Technical Workers
ca.1986
Box 6: 1
Center for Marxist Education: Healthcare Worker’s Club
1969-1988
Box 6: 2
Center for Marxist Education: Health Insurance
ca.1991
Box 6: 3
Center for Marxist Education: Immigrant Rights
ca.2003
Box 6: 4
Center for Marxist Education: Iraq War Info
2002-2003
Box 6: 5
Center for Marxist Education: Jamaica Plain Club
1986-1987
Box 6: 6
Center for Marxist Education: “Khaibar”
ca.1978
Box 6: 7
Center for Marxist Education: King, Mel
ca.1986
Box 6: 8
Center for Marxist Education: Labor Publications and Clippings
1968-1990
Box 6: 9
Center for Marxist Education: Labor Music
ca.1988
Box 6: 10
Center for Marxist Education: Large Industry Strike Info
ca.1980
Box 6: 11
Center for Marxist Education: Lebanon
ca.1982
Box 6: 12
Center for Marxist Education: Leblanc, Judith
ca.1989
Box 6: 13
Center for Marxist Education: Little Flag Theatre
ca.1983
Box 6: 14
Center for Marxist Education: Lowell Chamberlain
ca.1935
Box 6: 15
Center for Marxist Education: Winnie Mandela Club
ca.1987
Box 6: 16
Center for Marxist Education: Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont District Information
1972-1985
Box 6: 17
Center for Marxist Education: Mass. Trade Union Educational League
ca.1984
Box 6: 18
Center for Marxist Education: Member Transfer Forms
ca.1983
Box 6: 19
Center for Marxist Education: Membership
1974-1985
Box 6: 20
Center for Marxist Education: Membership
1989-1990
Box 6: 21
Center for Marxist Education: Miscellaneous Information
1981-2002
Box 6: 22
Center for Marxist Education: Miscellaneous Persons
1988-1991
Box 6: 23
Center for Marxist Education: National Alliance Against Racial and Political Oppression
1982-1987
Box 6: 24
Center for Marxist Education: New Alliance Party Pamphlet
ca.1983
Box 6: 25
Center for Marxist Education: Newspaper Clippings
1984-1976
Box 7: 1
Center for Marxist Education: Newspaper Clippings
1977-1981
Box 7: 2
Center for Marxist Education: Notes
ca.1975
Box 7: 3
Center for Marxist Education: Patterson, William
ca.1979
Box 7: 4
Center for Marxist Education: People Against Racism
ca.1978
Box 7: 5
Center for Marxist Education: Photographs
1970-1980
Box 7: 6
Center for Marxist Education: Plant Closings Resource Booklet
ca.1979
Box 7: 7
Center for Marxist Education: Program for All of Boston’s People
ca.1975
Box 7: 8
Center for Marxist Education: Quakers
ca.1969
Box 7: 9
Center for Marxist Education: Quincy/South Shore Club
1976-1987
Box 7: 10
Center for Marxist Education: Receipts
ca.1987
Box 7: 11
Center for Marxist Education: James Reed Club
ca.1974
Box 7: 12
Center for Marxist Education: Report on General Electric
ca.1987
Box 7: 13
Center for Marxist Education: Robeson, Paul
1976-1991
Box 7: 14
Center for Marxist Education: Ross, Laura
1974-2007
Box 7: 15
Center for Marxist Education: Sacco and Vanzetti
1927-1979
Box 7: 16
Center for Marxist Education: Somerville Club
ca.1985
Box 7: 17
Center for Marxist Education: South Africa
1977-1991
Box 7: 18
Center for Marxist Education: “Southern Exposure”
ca.1985
Box 7: 19
Center for Marxist Education: “Steelworker’s Voice”
ca.1978
Box 7: 20
Center for Marxist Education: Stevens, J.P.
1977-1978
Box 7: 21
Center for Marxist Education: Teixeira, Edward
1972-1984
Box 7: 22
Center for Marxist Education: Unemployment
ca.1983
Box 7: 23
Center for Marxist Education: University Involvement
1977-1981
Box 7: 24
Center for Marxist Education: USA Patriot Act
2001-2003
Box 7: 25
Center for Marxist Education: “Vision and Values in a Post 9/11 World”
ca.2002
Box 7: 26
Center for Marxist Education: Vietnam
1966-1979
Box 7: 27
Center for Marxist Education: Wiesel, Maja
1982-1988
Box 7: 28
Center for Marxist Education: Wells, Judith
1970-1979
Box 7: 29
Center for Marxist Education: Wilson, William
ca.1988
Box 7: 30
Center for Marxist Education: World Bank
2002-2003
Box 7: 31
Series 2. Communist Party
1968-2001
6 boxes
Communist Party of the USA: African American Equality
1974-1987
Box 8: 1
Communist Party of the USA: Anniversary Rally
ca.1982
Box 8: 2
Communist Party of the USA: Annual Club Conference
1980-1981
Box 8: 3
Communist Party of the USA: Bulletins
1978-1988
Box 8: 4
Communist Party of the USA: Canada
1989-1990
Box 8: 5
Communist Party of the USA: Candidate Security
ca.1984
Box 8: 6
Communist Party of the USA: Central Committee
1972-1982
Box 8: 7
Communist Party of the USA: Central Review Commission
1984-1988
Box 8: 8
Communist Party of the USA: Club Conference Period
1976-1984
Box 8: 9
Communist Party of the USA: Club Discussions
1980-1981
Box 8: 10
Communist Party of the USA: Club Executive Committee
ca.1973
Box 8: 11
Communist Party of the USA: Club Leadership Education
ca.1979
Box 8: 12
Communist Party of the USA: Conferences
1989-1990
Box 8: 13
Communist Party of the USA: Control Commission
1982-1985
Box 8: 14
Communist Party of the USA: Davis, Angela
ca.1984
Box 8: 15
Communist Party of the USA: Dialog
ca.1991
Box 8: 16
Communist Party of the USA: District Organization
ca.1990
Box 8: 17
Communist Party of the USA: Dues and Assessments
ca.1984
Box 8: 18
Communist Party of the USA: Education Committee
1985-1990
Box 8: 19
Communist Party of the USA: El Salvador
1980-1981
Box 8: 20
Communist Party of the USA: Expanded Political Bureau
ca.1986
Box 8: 21
Communist Party of the USA: Finances
1972-1978
Box 8: 22
Communist Party of the USA: Finances
1980-1984
Box 8: 23
Communist Party of the USA: Finances
1985-1989
Box 8: 24
Communist Party of the USA: France
ca.1990
Box 8: 25
Communist Party of the USA: Fund for Peace, Equality, Justice, and Socialism
ca.1984
Box 8: 26
Box 8: 27
Communist Party of the USA: Hall, Gus
1975-1990
Box 8: 28
Communist Party of the USA: Hall, Gus
1971-1986
Box 8: 29
Communist Party of the USA: Hani, Chris
1991-2003
Box 9: 1
Communist Party of the USA: House on Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
ca.1966
Box 9: 2
Communist Party of the USA: Ideological Conferences
1974-1990
Box 9: 3
Communist Party of the USA: Interest
1981-1988
Box 9: 4
Communist Party of the USA: Interest
1988-1989
Box 9: 5
Communist Party of the USA: International Women’s Day Material
ca.1982
Box 9: 6
Communist Party of the USA: Instituto de Pueblo
ca.1984
Box 9: 7
Communist Party of the USA: Iran
ca.1984
Box 9: 8
Communist Party of the USA: Ireland./Irish American Involvement
ca.1985
Box 9: 9
Communist Party of the USA: Jewish Affairs
1976-1986
Box 9: 10
Communist Party of the USA: Labor
1968-1989
Box 9: 11
Communist Party of the USA: Lawyer’s Guild
1979-1991
Box 9: 12
Communist Party of the USA: Maine Chapter
1968-1976
Box 9: 13
Communist Party of the USA: Maine Chapter-Education
1970-1973
Box 9: 14
Communist Party of the USA: May Day
1989-1991
Box 9: 15
Communist Party of the USA: Massachusetts District Membership
1981-1986
Box 9: 16
Communist Party of the USA: Massachusetts District Member Resignation
ca.1983
Box 9: 17
Communist Party of the USA: Massachusetts District Member Transfers (In)
1982-1987
Box 9: 18
Communist Party of the USA: Massachusetts District Member Transfers (Out)
1972-1981
Box 9: 19
Communist Party of the USA: Media Relations
1978-1985
Box 9: 20
Communist Party of the USA: Membership
1972-1993
Box 9: 21
Communist Party of the USA: Parsons, John
1988-1990
Box 10: 1
Communist Party of the USA: Party Building
1973-1987
Box 10: 2
Communist Party of the USA: Party Organizer
1979-1992
Box 10: 3
Communist Party of the USA: Party Program
ca.1985
Box 10: 4
Communist Party of the USA: Party Standards
1974-1978
Box 10: 5
Communist Party of the USA: Party Travel
1975-1987
Box 10: 6
Communist Party of the USA: Peace and Solidarity Commission
ca.1990
Box 10: 7
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World
1978-1990
Box 10: 8
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Correspondance
ca.1991
Box 10: 9
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Mailing List
1986-1987
Box 10: 10
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Mailing List
1989-1990
Box 10: 11
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Mailing List
1985-1987
Box 10: 12
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Mailing List
1988-1990
Box 10: 13
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Massachusetts Branch
1987-1988
Box 10: 14
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Newsletters
1981-1990
Box 10: 15
Communist Party of the USA: “Moneytalk”
1984-1986
Box 11: 1
Communist Party of the USA: Miscellaneous-Handouts and Pamphlets
1977-1992
Box 11: 2
Communist Party of the USA: National Board and Secretariat
ca.1989
Box 11: 3
Communist Party of the USA: National Commission Culture
1984-1989
Box 11: 4
Communist Party of the USA: National Committee and Council
1990-1993
Box 11: 5
Communist Party of the USA: National Committee Reports
1989-2001
Box 11: 6
Communist Party of the USA: National Conference on the Present Stage of the Struggles in the Movement of the Afro-American People
1983-1985
Box 11: 7
Communist Party of the USA: National Convention
ca.1968
Box 11: 8
Communist Party of the USA: National Convention
ca.1979
Box 11: 9
Communist Party of the USA: National Convention
ca.1983
Box 11: 10
Communist Party of the USA: National Convention
ca.1983
Box 11: 11
Communist Party of the USA: National Convention
ca.1987
Box 11: 12
Communist Party of the USA: National Convention
ca.1987
Box 11: 13
Communist Party of the USA: National Convention
ca.1991
Box 11: 14
Communist Party of the USA: National Education Department
1972-1980
Box 11: 15
Communist Party of the USA: National Education Department
1981-1989
Box 11: 16
Communist Party of the USA: National Health Commission
ca.1989
Box 11: 17
Communist Party of the USA: National Party Conference
ca.1986
Box 11: 18
Communist Party of the USA: National Plans of Work
1980-1985
Box 11: 19
Communist Party of the USA: New Economic Bill of Rights
ca.1982
Box 11: 20
Communist Party of the USA: Nuclear Weapons
1986-1990
Box 11: 21
Communist Party of the USA: Outside Massachusetts
1977-1988
Box 11: 22
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Picnic
1981-1988
Box 12: 1
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Press and Circulation
ca.1982
Box 12: 2
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Special Publication: “Inflation”
ca.1984
Box 12: 3
Communist Party of the USA: People’s Daily World — Special Publication: “We Saw Hanoi Bombed”
ca.1980
Box 12: 4
Communist Party of the USA: Political Affairs
1979-1986
Box 12: 5
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Campaign
ca.1968
Box 12: 6
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Campaign
ca.1972
Box 12: 7
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Campaign
ca.1972
Box 12: 8
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Campaign
ca.1972
Box 12: 9
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Campaign
ca.1972
Box 12: 10
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Campaign
ca.1984
Box 12: 11
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Campaign-Maine Involvement
1972-1976
Box 12: 12
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Campaign-Maine Involvement
ca.1976
Box 12: 13
Communist Party of the USA: Presidential Election
ca.1980
Box 12: 14
Communist Party of the USA: Program Committee Meeting
ca.1990
Box 12: 15
Communist Party of the USA: Publications
1977-2002
Box 12: 16
Communist Party of the USA: Racial Violence
ca.1980
Box 12: 17
Communist Party of the USA: Red Squad
ca.1984
Box 12: 18
Communist Party of the USA: Recruitment
1972-1976
Box 12: 19
Communist Party of the USA: Report to Secretariat
ca.1984
Box 13: 1
Communist Party of the USA: Rhode Island Chapter
1971-1975
Box 13: 2
Communist Party of the USA: Senior Activity
ca.1981
Box 13: 3
Communist Party of the USA: Socialist Worker’s Party
1971-1975
Box 13: 4
Communist Party of the USA: Solidarity Day
1981-1991
Box 13: 5
Communist Party of the USA: Soviet Union Party
1985-1988
Box 13: 6
Communist Party of the USA: The Struggle Against Imperialism
ca.1969
Box 13: 7
Communist Party of the USA: Trade Union Rights
ca.1985
Box 13: 8
Communist Party of the USA: Tyner, Jarvis
1972-1988
Box 13: 9
Communist Party of the USA: Western Massachusetts Club
1971-1979
Box 13: 10
Communist Party of the USA: Winston, Henry
1931-1990
Box 13: 11
Communist Party of the USA: Women’s Equality
1967-1988
Box 13: 12
Communist Party of the USA: Young Communist League
1986-1987
Box 13: 13
Communist Party of the USA: Young Communist League
1985-1986
Box 13: 14
Communist Party of the USA: Young Communist Review
ca.1939
Box 13: 15
Communist Party of the USA: Young Worker
1971-1972
Box 13: 16
Communist Party of the USA: Young Worker
ca.1972
Box 13: 17
Communist Party of the USA: Young Workers Liberation League
1972-1982
Box 13: 18
Communist Party of the USA: Young Workers Liberation League
ca.1984
Box 13: 19
Communist Party of the USA: Youth Employment
1979-1982
Box 13: 20
Communist Party of the USA: Youth Publications
1984-1986
Box 13: 21
Communist Party of the USA: Youth Strategy
1968-1969
Box 13: 22
Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from Eugene Povirk, Apr. 2007 (2007-066).

Bibliography

Obituaries of Ross can be found in People’s World for Sept. 14, 2007, and in the

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Sept. 2014.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Laura M. Ross Papers (MS 515). Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.

Subjects

  • Center for Marxist Education (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
  • People‚Äôs Daily World
  • United States--Politics and government--1981-1989

Contributors

  • Ross, Laura
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