J. Louis Engdahl Papers (1885-1981, bulk 1912-1932)
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Photographs and Artwork [series]:

The Photographs and Artwork series (0.25 linear feet) is divided into two subseries, Photographs and Artwork. Most of the photographs in the series come from Engdahl's trip to West Virginia (where he joined Eugene Debs and Mother Jones) to support and document the coal miners' strike of 1913. They consist of snapshots, as well as some portraits and some commercial postcards. (There are also photographs taken by Engdahl, or someone close to him that were printed onto postcard stock; it is not always clear which postcards were commercially produced and which were taken by Engdahl or his associates). Photographs of members of the Engdahl, Levitin, and Rodriguez families are present, as well as a few photographs of various official personages and functions, including a group photograph featuring Eugene Debs. In addition, there is a presentation album from the Soviet Union that appears also to contain some of Engdahl's personal photographs.

Artwork consists of a portrait, in ink, of Engdahl by Social Realist artist Mitchell Siporin.

Photographs [subseries]:
Box   8  
"Striking Miners, Eskdale, Cabin Creek, West Virginia,  May 1913 etc.,"  1912-1913 1926 (58 photos and 2 envelopes)

(and environs; includes some accompanying postcards; also some other subjects from J.L. Engdahl's travels)

Box   8  
Engdahl and Levitin families,  1913-1925 and  undated ( (15 photos)
Box   8  
Rodriguez family: William E. Rodriguez and Sophia Levitin Rodriguez,  ca. 1910-1929 and  undated (12 photos)
Box   8  
"Debs Photo": group photograph with Eugene Debs,  undated

(on verso, illegible; resembling "Zcal boscrein deep Dly Soc."?)

Box   13 (oversize)  
J.L. Engdahl, Mariya H. Ulyanova, Moscow, and editorial staff of Pravda ,  1927 (2 photographs)

(caption reads "Moscow, 1927 J.L.E. -- visit to the editorial staff of 'Pravda,' here he's with the editor of 'Pravda' Mariya H. Ulyanova [Lenin's oldest sister]")

Box   13 (oversize)  
Presentation album, "To Comrades and Brothers from the Workers and Peasants of the Soviet Union on the 10-th Anniversary of the October Revolution" [1927]

(some personal photographs appear to be included)

Box   13 (oversize)  
North West Young Peoples Socialist League,  1918
Artwork [subseries]:
Box   13 (oversize)  
Siporin, Mitchell. Portrait of J. Louis Engdahl, ink on board,  1932