DIETZ (WALTER F.) PAPERS

(Mss. 1894)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................... 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 9
CONTAINER LIST ...................................................................................................................... 10

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SUMMARY

Size.

479 items and 86 volumes

Geographic locations.

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1901-1952, 1962

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Papers, printed and manuscript, of Walter F. Dietz, Socialist Party member of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Walter F. Dietz Papers, Mss. 1894, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

T:21-23

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Walter F. Dietz was a member of the local Socialist party in Lake Charles, Louisiana from 1903-1934, state secretary (1909-1914), national committeeman and state secretary (1928-1931).

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers include correspondence, broadsides, financial reports, pamphlets, writings, newspaper clippings, bound printed volumes, and manuscript volumes relating to the national Socialist Party, the state organization, and the Lake Charles local organization.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Location

Contents

Box 1

Socialist Party materials (1903-1962, undated)

Membership cards (1905-1934); official bulletins (1911); election ticket (April 1912); letters to the public (1914-1916)

Box 2

Writings and related correspondence (1908-1947, undated)

“How to Organize” (1914)

“First Principles and A Study of Capitalism & Socialism” (1931)

“Life” (Handwritten and typed copies) (1931)

“Money” (1931)

“Seven Worst Blunders of the World” (1931)

“Small Farmer Small Merchant” (1931)

“Economic Ruin Faces Gulf Coast Section” (1932)

“The Future of Banking and Currency” (1932)

“The Old Order Changeth” (1932)

“Political Party Platforms” (1932)

“Russia The Great Experiment” (1932)

“Taking Stock of Economic Ills” (1932)

“Vital Issues for 1932 and Why I have Selected Them” (1932)

“Wasting Human Life” (1932)

“Analysis and Interpretation of First National Bank Satement” (1933)

“Capitalism at a Dead End” (1933)

“Sound Money” (1933)

“Analysis of Capitalism” (1934)

“Proposed Socialist Party Platform” (1934)

“Economic Analysis” (undated)

“Louisiana‟s Progress for Socialism” (undated)

“(Proposed) Socialist First Principles and Party Platform” (undated)

“Taxation” (undated)

“This Crisis” (undated)

“Unemployment” (undated)

“Unemployment. Why” (undated)

“Why Banks Fail and How To Stop It” (criticism by Dietz) (undated)

“Winning the Teacher” (undated)

Socialist Party Banner (undated)

Maps: Louisiana (1913); Europe (1919); Kenyon‟s Map of the Western Battle Front, World War I, Europe (1918)

Images, photographs (undated)

Newspaper clippings (1908-1947, undated), including “The Soviet Power,” Protestant Digest edition, Missouri Pacific Liner Magazine (Oct. 1944)

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Box 3

Printed volumes:

Rev. Sumpter K. Breeze, “The Christ, Property, and Man,” Studies in Socialism. # 10 (1901)

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, “Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen‟s Magazine” (July, Sept. 1903)

Charles H. Kerr & Company, “The International Socialist Review” (May 1, 1904)

Industrial Workers of the World, Preamble and Constitution (1906)

John Martin, “Socialism and The Class War,” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, XXIII (May 1909)

Industrial Workers of the World, Preamble and Consitution (1911)

Lake Charles Printing Pressmen‟s Union No. 253, I. P. P. and A. U. of N. A., Constitution and By-Laws (1911)

Gilbert H. Poor, “Blazing a Trail, A Story, A Story of a Pioneer Socialist Agitator” (1911)

“The Bulletin of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society” (Dec. 1911-Jan. 1912; Feb.-Mar. 1912; April-May 1912)

“National Convention of the Socialist Party, Proceedings” (1912)

“The Bulletin of The Intercollegiate Socialist Society, Special Features.” (Oct.-Nov. 1912)

“The Bulletin of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society” (Nov.-Dec. 1912)

Karl F. M. Sandberg, “The Money Trust the Issue of 1912”

Lucien Sanial, “General Bankruptcy or Socialism” (1912)

Box 4

Hearings before the Committee On Immigration and Naturalization, Statement of Frank Morrison, Secretary of the American Federation of Labor (Dec. 12, 1913)

James O‟Neal, “Sabotage or Socialism vs. Syndicalism” (1913)

C. G. Hoag, “Effective Voting, An Article on Preferential Voting and Proportional Representation” (Jan. 14, 1914)

Bassett-Collins Debate at Crowley, La. (Mar. 17, 1914)

“Directory of Labels International Unions affiliated with the Union Label Trades of the American Federation of Labor” (May 1914)

International Printing Pressmen an Assistants‟ Union of North America, Constitution and By-Laws (June 1914)

National Constitution of the Socialist Party (Aug. 2, 1914)

Ethelwyn Mills, “Legislative Program of the Socialist Party” (1914)

Bakery and Confectionary Workers‟ International Union of America, Constitution and Rules for local unions under its jurisdiction (Jan. 1915)

Program of Second Annual Socialist Encampment of the Seventh Congressional District to be held at Jennings, Louisiana (Aug. 3, 1916)

General Election Law, State of Louisiana, Act. No. 130 of 1916

Primary Election Law, Act. No. 35 of 1916.

Registration Law, Act. No. 195 of 1916.

“Louisiana Poultry Breeders Association, Constitution and By-Laws” (1916)

“The Public Ownership League of America.” This Invites You to Join (1918)

Rev. E. Victor Bigelow, “Mistakes of the Interchurch Steel Report” (Nov. 1920)

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Socialist Party of the United States, “The Salaried Man” (1920)

Report of the debate between James O‟Neal and Robert Minor on “Resolved: That the terms of the Third International are inacceptable to the Revolutionary Socialists of the World” (Jan. 16, 1921)

Miss Mary MacSwiney, “Address on behalf of Recognition of the Irish Republic” (Feb. 25, 1921)

Bishop William Montgomery Brown, “Communism and Christianism” (1922)

Joseph Lewis, “Lincoln the Freethinker” (1924)

Izaak Walton League of America, Constitution and By-Laws (1925)

National Constitution of the Socialist Party (1926)

Hon. J. Thomas of Alabama, Speeches on “Efforts to Involve the United States in War with Mexico” given in the Senate of the United States (1927)

National Constitution of the Socialist Party (1928)

Committee on Public Power of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities (1928)

Socialist National Campaign Committee, “The Intelligent Voter‟s Guide” (1928)

Box 5

Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee On the Judiciary United States Senate, A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Prohibiting War (Apr. 12, 1930)

Labor Research Department of the Rand School of Social Science, “Campaign Issues, 1930.”

Fred U. Weiss, “Our False Economic Ideas and Theories,” Simple Simon Educational Series. #1 (1932)

National Constitution and Declaration of Principles of the Socialist Party (1932)

Daniel W. Hoan, “Taxes and Tax Dodgers” (Nov.1, 1933)

Norman Thomas, “The New Deal, a Socialist Analysis” (Dec. 15, 1933)

John H. Dietrich, “The Co-operative Movement,” The Humanist Pulpit, XVI, 6. [1933]

John H. Dietrich, “The Plight of Our Schools and Libraries,” The Humanist Pulpit, XVI, 10. [1933]

W. H. Richards, “Socialism Explained” (1933)

Maynard C. Krueger, “Inflation, Who Wins and Who Loses?” (Mar. 23, 1934)

“Towards a Militant Program for the Socialist Party of America” (May 1934)

American Socialist Quarterly. (June 1934)

Haim Kantorovitch, “The Socialist Party at the Cross Roads” (1934)

David P. Berenberg, “We The People” (1934)

August Claessens, “Social Attitudes Towards War and Peace” (1934)

Eighteenth Convention of the Socialist Party of America. (1934)

H. G. Wells, “The New Rights of Man” (1942)

Addresses delivered on February 27th at the dinner in tribute to Miss Kirchwey and her contribution to the cause of progress, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of her association with The Nation (Feb. 27, 1944)

Harry Paxton Howard, “The Future of the Far East” (1944)

Wallace Stockwell, “A Shield Has Two Sides” (1946)

“Peace, Freedom, and Abundance,” The Platform of the Progressive Party as

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adopted at the Founding Convention, Philadelphia, July 23-25, 1948.

Andrew J. Biemiller, Krueger, Maynard C., Sullivan, John Francis, “The National Industrial Recovery Act” (undated)

Gilbert Erastus Collins, “Christianity and Socialism” (undated)

“The Debs White Book,” full text of important documents in Famous Debs Case (undated)

John Edgar, “Socialism and the Bible” (undated)

Agreement between Employing Printers and Printing Pressmen and Assistants[„ Union No. 253, Lake Charles, Louisiana (undated)

Dr. Robert T. Kerlin, “A Socialist Educational Program,” with a Topical Analysis of Henderson‟s “The Case for Socialism” (undated)

“Mrs. Lockwood‟s Book of Favorite Recitations” (undated)

James O‟Neal, “Some Pages of Party History” (undated)

“Religious and Fraternal Directory of Your National Government” (undated)

“More Facts to Fight with for Wallace and the Progressive Party.” A fact book for Wallace-Taylor workers (undated)

“Your Unions Your Future” (undated)

Box 6

Manuscript volumes:

Lake Charles Local Organization Minute Book, 1920-1922

Lake Charles Local Scrapbook, 1902-1908

Lake Charles Local Scrapbook, 1904-1908

State Organization Journal, 1908-1916

State Organization Membership Book, undated

State Organization Membership Book, undated

INDEX TERMS

Clippings (information artifacts)

Correspondence.

Dietz, Walter F.

Lake Charles (La.)--Politics and government--20th century.

Louisiana--Politics and government--20th century.

Pamphlets.

Reports.

Socialist parties--Louisiana.

Socialists--Louisiana.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

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1

1-8

Socialist Party Materials (1903-1952, 1962, undated)

2

9-14

Writings and related correspondence (1908-1947, undated)

15

Socialist Party banner (undated)

16

Maps (1913, 1918, 1919)

17

Pictures (undated)

18-22

Newspaper clippings (1908-1947, undated)

3

23-24

Printed volumes (1901-1912)

4

25-27

Printed volumes (1913-1928)

5

28-31

Printed volumes (1930-1948, undated)

6

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Manuscript volumes (1902-1916, 1920-1922, undated)