• Creator
  • Nolan, Edward D.
  • Created Date
  • 1919
  • Description
  • This letter from Edward D. Nolan, the secretary-treasurer of the International Workers' Defense League, to Anna Louise Strong offers commentary on the situation for labor organizations, particularly in Seattle and San Francisco. Nolan begins by trying to explain and smooth over some of the "difficulties" arising from the situation surrounding Tom Mooney's defense. Nolan comments on how fortunate Seattle is to have the Central Labor Council it ... more
    This letter from Edward D. Nolan, the secretary-treasurer of the International Workers' Defense League, to Anna Louise Strong offers commentary on the situation for labor organizations, particularly in Seattle and San Francisco. Nolan begins by trying to explain and smooth over some of the "difficulties" arising from the situation surrounding Tom Mooney's defense. Nolan comments on how fortunate Seattle is to have the Central Labor Council it does, and compliments the work of the Seattle Union Record (particularly the work of editor Harry Ault and Anna Louise Strong herself). He expresses admiration for how the "Seattle movement stood up in face of all the present day factional intrigues", and laments the "internal fights" that the labor movement was undergoing at the time. Nolan is dismayed at setbacks to a planned protest (probably related to the Tom Mooney defense), when a program "failed to catch the interest and support of the mass of toilers" both in the Puget Sound area... less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2010