Manuscript Collections - Lewis S. Sorley Papers


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1 linear foot, 4 linear inches (3 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

The papers of Lewis S. Sorley were given to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in October, 1966, by his daughter Mrs. Frederick B. Lyon.

Literary rights in the unpublished writings of Lewis S. Sorley in these papers have been retained by the donor. After her death, the literary rights will pass to Lewis Stone Sorley III.


Box Contents


Anti‑Semitism Ephemera, undated (Hebrew)
American Alliance of the United States, 1931-1932 (anticommunist)
American Coalition of Patriotic Societies, 1957‑1960
Church League for Industrial Democracy, 1931, 1937
Church League for Industrial Democracy – The Bishops on Social Problems compiled by Paul T. Schultz, Jr., circa 1934

American Association for the Advancement of Atheism Fifth Annual Report, 1931
Churches and World Peace, 1929
Clippings – General, undated
Clippings – New Deal and Social Justice, undated
Clippings – Peace and Disarmament, 1931 and undated
The Ethics of War by Cyprian Emanuel. Catholic Association for International Peace, 1932
Federal Council Bulletin: A Journal of Interchurch Cooperation, June 1934
The Fellowship of Reconciliation Brochure, undated
League for Protestant Action Philadelphia, undated
The Presbyterian Advance, June 14, 1934
Protestantism in Germany by Gerald B. Winrod, undated
Religion and Social Justice by Sherwood Eddy, 1927
Shall This Nation Perish? By Wilfred G. Hurley, 1949
War: A Program Unit for Seniors and Young People by Mary Hunter Walsh, 1930 (Baptists)

Communism Has Its Hand In Your Pocket, undated (poster, map case)
Communist Infiltration

General, 1931, 1938-1939 and undated
America Opposes Soviet Recognition, Matthew Woll and Bainbridge Colby, Mar 1933
Americanism vs. Internationalism: Radio Address of Hamilton Fish, Mar 2, 1940
Clear Everything With Sidney Hillman, circa 1944


General, 1940, 1958 and undated
Christian Socialism: A Contradiction in Terms by Mrs. B. L. Robinson, 1923
Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America – Clippings, undated
Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America – Essays, 1934, 1936
50 Counts of Treason to God and Country!: The National Council of Churches Indicts Itself by Billy James Hargis, undated

Clippings, 1940, 1959 and undated
Department of National Defense Committee Comments on Communism, undated
Education – General, 1927-1931, 1939 and undated
Education – Clippings, 1937 and undated
Education – Socialistic Trend in Education by George L. Darte, circa 1927
House Committee on Un-American Activities Reports, 1957, 1959
Moscow Orders Illegal Action in U. S. by Walter S. Steele, undated
Now Who’s Un-American? An Expose of Communism in the United States

Government by O. K. Chandler and A. L. Jemison. American Indian
Federation, undated

Radicalism in Washington, Address by Martin W. Littleton, Apr 18, 1927
Red Baiting: Enemy of Labor by Louis Budenz, Oct 1937
The Red Shadow Over American Industry by Harry A. Jung, Nov 29, 1930
Reds Plan Civil War in U. S., Sep 1929
Whither Drifting? By Ben E. Chapin, July 1934

Communist Propaganda

General, 1927-1931 and undated
House Reports on Investigations of Communist Propagands, 1930-1931
Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, 1932
Ready for Defense by K. E. Voroshilov, 1934
Reds Make Great Inroads with Film Propaganda by Walter S. Steele, undated
The Un-American Dies Committee by Adam Lapin, Jan 1939

Dies, Martin – Clippings, undated


Dilling, Elizabeth

General, 1935, 1939-1942 and undated
Patriotic Research Bureau for Defense of Christianity and Americanism –Newsletters, 1940-1944 and undated (3 folders)
The B’nai B’rith Octopus by Frank Woodruff Johnson, Aug 31, 1940 (pseudonym for Dilling)
Red Network Bulletin – The Red Betrayal of the Churches, circa 1941 (includes political cartoons)
Red Network Bulletin – Wanted: A Presidential Man on a White Horse, circa 1940
Senate Statement Opposing Felix Frankfurter to Supreme Court, Jan 11, 1939

Fascism and Communism
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Frankfurter., Felix
Freedom of Press and Speech
League for Industrial Democracy, 1925, 1932
Ludlow War Referendum Resolution, 1937‑1938
National Defense
Pacifist and Peace Organizations
Pelley, William Dudley
Permanent Court of International Justice, 1931
Randolph, A. Philip
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Spanish Civil War
Speeches by Sorley
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
World Peace Foundation., 1935
Books and Pamphlets on Communism


Books and Pamphlets on Communism

Printed Material

List of Miscellaneous Materials

1. The American Way, You and Industry Series booklet No. 1; National Association of Manufacturers of The United States of America, 1936.
2. "Business Statesmanship", Wilbur., Harry Curran; National Clay Products Industries Association., Chicago, Illinois; March 18, 1926.
3. Can America Recapture Americanism? Ives., Dean C.A.; The Louisiana State Sovereignty Commission., Baton Rouge., Louisiana.
4. The Constitutional Crisis‑ Its Threat to State Sovereignty (Speech), Alford, Dale; Congressional Record, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1960,
5. Deportation of Alien Criminals,, Gunmen., Narcotic Dealers., Defectives, Etc., Hearings Before the House Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, Government Printing Office., Washington, 1926
6. District of Columbia Appropriation Bill for 1937, Extracts from Hearings before the Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1936.
7. The Graduate's Guide for 1936; The Graduate Group., Incorporated.
8. Liberty Under the New Deal., The Record for 1933‑34; American Civil Liberties Union, New York City; June, 1934.
9. Mobilization in Retrospect, Coughlan: Lieutenant‑Colonel T. M.; G.H. McCallum Co., Polk at Ellis., S.F., 1926.
10. Moral Welfare., Stevenson., J.A.; March., 1934.
11. National Socialism, Murphy, Raymond E.; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1943.
12. Pay Day, Proctor, David Milton; Brown Book Company, Kansas City, Mo., 1936.
13. The Right to Work, Prentis, H.W. Jr.., Lancaster Press., Inc., Lancaster, Pa., 1943.
14. The Roosevelt Myth, Flynn., John T.; The Devin‑Adair Company, New York, 1948.
15. Young People's Relationships., Conference on Preparation for Marriage and Homemaking; The Pilgrim Press, Boston and Chicago, 1931.