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Thomas, Norman Matoon, 1884-1968



  • Existence: 1884-11-20 - 1968-12-19


Norman Mattoon Thomas was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Don't Scab at the Ballot Box!, 1928

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents

Campaign leaflet supporting candidates Norman Thomas for President and James H. Maurer for Vice-President on the Socialist Party platform in 1928. Leaflet published by the Labor Committee for Thomas and Maurer, Chicago, IL.

Dates: 1928

Fund drive letters, 1931-03

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents

"Dear Comrades" letters encouraging member participation in Party activities and donations to the Socialism Forward Drive, a fund-raising drive to raise $50,000 by May Day.

Dates: 1931-03

Is It a Crime to Be Old?, 1928

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents

"...What shall we do with those who are no longer young? 1. Have them live off their children? 2. Send them to the poorhouse? 3. Have them beg for charity?...Vote Socialist!" Norman Thomas for President, James H. Maurer for Vice President.

Dates: 1928
Private Ownership of Coal Mines.... leaflet.
Private Ownership of Coal Mines.... leafle...

Private Ownership of Coal Mines...., 1932-07

Identifier: 2006.
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"...Brings Chaos, Tyranny and Hunger." Leaflet in which Powers Hapgood proposes the plight of the coal miner and the advantages of nationalizing the coal mining industry. Political cartoon caption reads: End Slavery in the Coal Fields!

Dates: Publication: 1932-07

Socialist Party of the United States of America, 1930s

Identifier: 1981.008.7
Scope and Contents

"To Huey Long and Father Coughlin: An Open Letter." Leaflet promoting Socialism and its philosophy.

Dates: Publication: 1930s

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Coal miners -- United States -- History. 2
Coal mines and mining -- Government ownership -- United States. 2
Labor unions -- United States. 2
Mine safety -- United States 2