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Title: John Gates papersAdd to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00080

Primary Creator: Gates, John

Extent: 3.0 Cubic Feet

Subjects: Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939, Spanish Civil War Collections (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

John Gates volunteered in 1937 for service with the International Brigades in Spain. Starting as a private at Pozoblanco, he was rapidly promoted, becoming lieutenant colonel at the age of 24, the highest ranking American officer in Spain. He was appointed Political Commissar of the 15th International Brigade. During World War II he joined the 101st Airborne and dropped repeatedly behind Nazi lines in Germany. Having joined the Communist Party at age 17, Gates eventually became the Editor Chief of The Daily Worker. He was one of the Communist leaders convicted in 1949 under the Smith Act for; conspiracy to teach and advocate the overthrow of the United States Government. He resigned from the party in 1958 and applied for a presidential pardon in 1966 to President Johnson. He was eventually granted a full and unconditional pardon by President Nixon in 1970.

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Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Spanish Civil War Collections (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)

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Repository: University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

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Fonds 1: GatesAdd to your cart.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-1992Add to your cart.
Box-Folder Ga1-002a: From: Abt, John J. To: Gates, John., 1961Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/9/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-002a. Cutter: Ab89. Address/Location: 320 Broadway, New York City 7, NY.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-002b: From: Gladnick, Robert. To: Gates, John., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/9/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-002b. Cutter: G451. Address/Location: 1254 Avenida Ponce de Leon, Pda 18, Edificio Tartak, Piso 6, PO Box 8697, Santurce, P.R.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-002c: From: Herreshoff, David. To: Gates, John., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/9/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-002c.  Cutter: H434. Address/Location: 246 University Village, Minneapolis 14 MN.
Physical Description: Pieces: 2. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-002d: From: Hicks, Granville. To: Gates, John., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/9/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-002d. Cutter: H529. Address/Location: Box 116 Grafton, New York.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-002e: From: Hupperts, Bernard. To: Gates, John., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/9/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-002e. Cutter: H929. Address/Location: UWM Post, 3203 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee 11, Wisconsin.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-002f: From: Schlesinger, Arthur Jr. To: Gates, John., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/9/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-002f. Cutter: Sch38. Address/Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-002g: From: Wandell?], Bill. To: Gates, John., 1957Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/9/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-002g. Address/Location: 15 Poppy Lane, Berkeley 8, California.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-002h: From: Wellman, Saul. To: Gates, John., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/9/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-002h. Cutter: W461. Address/Location: 3000 Clairmont, Detroit 6, Michigan.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-003a: From: see memo. To: Gates, John., 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-003a. Cutter: G2592S. Memo: U of PA, Philadelphia; U of CA; U of MICH, Ann Arbor; U of WI, Madison; Reed College; Swarthmore College; Phillips Exeter Academy; U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; U of Chicago; Harvard; Yale; Southern Methodist University.
Physical Description: Pieces: 22. Item(s): no. 1-20.
Box-Folder Ga1-003b: From: see memo. To: Gates, John., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-003b. Cutter: G2592S. Memo: Southern Methodist University; Yale; U of WI, Madison; Swarthmore College; Harvard; Phillips Exeter Academy; Young CAL of the Liberal Party; American Friends Service Committee, Inc., Middle Atl. Region; Hunter College.
Physical Description: Pieces: 17. Item(s): no. 21-35.
Box-Folder Ga1-003c: From: see memo. To: Gates, John., 1958-1965Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-003c. Cutter: G2592S. Memo: Baylor University, Waco; Harvard; Southern Methodist University; Liberal Party of New York State; Hunter College; Brooklyn College; Bard College; Harrison E. Salisbury of The New York Times; George Washington University; The Workman's Circle; National Students Assoc., IL-WI Region; Wisconsin Socialist Club.
Physical Description: Pieces: 42. Item(s): no. 36-51.
Box-Folder GA1-004b: From: Brown, E. Cary. To: Gates, John., 1961Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/18/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-004b. Memo: MIT.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder GA1-004c: From: Fisher, Franklin M. To: Gates, John., 1961Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/18/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-004c. Memo: MIT.
Physical Description: Pieces: 2.
Box-Folder GA1-005b: From: Dubinsky, David. To: Johnson, President Lyndon B., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/19/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-005b.
Physical Description: Pieces: 2.
Box-Folder GA1-005d: From: Johnson, President Lyndon B. To: Dubinsky, David., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/19/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-005d.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder GA1-005f: From: Gates, John. To: Cozart, Reed., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/19/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-005f. Address/Location: 220 Berkeley Place, Brooklyn, NY.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder GA1-005g: From: Cozart, Reed. To: Gates, John., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/19/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-005g. Address/Location: U. S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder GA1-005h: From: Traylor, Lawrence M. To: Gates, John., 1970Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/19/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-005h. Address/Location: U. S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder GA1-005j: From: Salisbury, Harrison E. To: Gates, John., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/19/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-005j. Address/Location: Times Square, New York, NY.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder GA1-006d: From: Shiloni, Shalom. To: Comrades., 1970Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/19/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-006d. Memo: Editorial Board of Socialist Current. Address/Location: Israel.
Physical Description: Pieces: 2.
Box-Folder GA1-006e: From: Schleyen, S. To: Gates, John., 1970Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 8/19/1998
Other Information: Folder: GA1-006e. Memo: Committee of Social Help for I. B-ers. Address/Location: 2 Chana Senesh St., Holon, Israel.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-007a: From: Eby, Cecil. To: Gates, John., 1967Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-007a. Cutter: Eb96. Address/Location: Chalet Rojo-Socusa, Godella (Valencia).
Physical Description: Pieces: 2. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-007b: From: Gates, John. To: see memo., 1970Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-007b. Cutter: G2592.
Physical Description: Pieces: 6. Item(s): no. 1-2.
Box-Folder Ga1-007c: From: Gladnick], Robert. To: Gates, John., 1970Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-007c. Cutter: G451.
Physical Description: Pieces: 9. Item(s): no. 1-3.
Box-Folder Ga1-007d: From: Martin, Fredericka. To: Gates, John., 1971Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-007d. Cutter: M363. Address/Location: Casa Trece, Las Catorce Casas, Av. Cuauhtemoc 715, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Physical Description: Pieces: 5. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-007e: From: Nelson, Steve. To: Gates, John., 1970, 1977Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-007e.  Cutter: N337.  Address/Location: VALB, Room 405, 49 E 21st ST, New York, NY 10010.
Physical Description: Pieces: 3. Item(s): no. 1-3.
Box-Folder Ga1-007f: From: Prago, Albert. To: Gates, John., 1991Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-007f.  Cutter: P884.  Address/Location: H-149 Northampton, C. V., West Palm Beach, FL 33417.
Physical Description: Pieces: 13. Item(s): no. 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-007g: From: Wolff, Milton. To: Gates, John., 1970-Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 1/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-007g.  Cutter: W83212.  Address/Location: Box 3909, Carmel, CA 93921.
Physical Description: Pieces: 8. Item(s): no. 1-4.
Box-Folder Ga1-009a: From: Gates, John. To: Roosevelt, President Franklin D., 1942Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009a.
Physical Description: Pieces: 3. Item(s): no. 1-3.
Box-Folder Ga1-009d: From: Gates, Lillian. To: Neighbors., 1992Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 9/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009d. Memo: Press Release about Memorial Tribute to John Gates.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009e: From: Gonshak, Sam. To: Comrade., 1978Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 9/15/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009e.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009f: From: Ross, Carl. To: Gates, Lillian., 1992Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009f.
Physical Description: Pieces: 9.
Box-Folder Ga1-009g: From: Walker, Richard. To: Gates, John., 1970Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009g.
Physical Description: Pieces: 2.
Box-Folder Ga1-009i: From: Gates, John and Clark, Joseph. To: Schlesinger, Arthur Jr., 1962Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124 Gates
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009i.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009k: From: Members of California Communist Party. To: Comrades of National Committee Communist Party of the U.S., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009k.
Physical Description: Pieces: 3.
Box-Folder Ga1-009l: From: Levitas, S.M. To: Gates, John., 1959Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009l.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009m: From: Levitas, S.M. To: Gates, John., 1959Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009m.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009n: From: Clark, Joseph. To: Gates, John.Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009n.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009o: From: Gates, John. To: Abt, John J., 1961Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009o.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009p: From: Abt, John J. To: Gates, John., 1961Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009p.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009q: From: Shannon, David A. To: Gates, John., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009q.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009r1: From: Gates, John. To: Belmont, Alan H., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009r1.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009r2: From: Belmont, Alan H. To: Gates, John., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009r2.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009r3: From: Belmont, Alan H. To: Gates, John., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009r3.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009r4: From: Belmont, Alan H. To: Gates, John., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009r4.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009r5: From: Belmont, Alan H. To: Gates, John., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009r5.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009r6: From: Belmont, Alan H. To: Gates, John., 1966Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009r6.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009u1: From: Symington, Murial I. To: Canadian friend., 1958Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009u1.
Physical Description: Pieces: 2.
Box-Folder Ga1-009u2: From: Symington, Murial I. To: Folks.Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009u2.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Box-Folder Ga1-009w: From: Gates, John ?). To: (?).Add to your cart.
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/17/1998
Other Information: Folder: Ga1-009w. Memo: P.S. on page 2 [page 1 not included].
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.
Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1Add to your cart.
Photograph
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/22/1998
Other Information: Folder 10.  Item: 001.  Memo: Low, Nat, Gates, Lillian,  Johnson, Howard "Stretch",  [Canfioni], Peter V. listed on back.  Photo shows someone handing items to Gates, Lillian while 2 people watch.
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.  Image Properties: b/w, 12.7 x 17.8 cm.
Item 2Add to your cart.
Photograph
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/22/1998
Other Information: Folder 10.  Item: 002.  Memo: Gates, John standing behind a microphone at a podium with a man [Judge?]. [At AVC? Convention, Gates being reinstated as member]
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.  Image Properties: b/w, 20.3 x 25.3 cm.
Item 3Add to your cart.
Photograph
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/22/1998
Other Information: Folder 10.  Item: 003.  Memo: 6 people standing behind a microphone at a podium.  On back, Judge; Tyler, Gus; Gates, John; Gates, Lillian; [Chakin?], Chuck [at American Vets Committee ?]
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.  Image Properties: b/w, 20.3 x 25.3 cm.
Item 4Add to your cart.
Photograph
Acquisition Information: F-11124
Date Inputted: 9/22/1998
Other Information: Folder 10.  Item: 004.  Memo: 6 people standing behind a microphone at a podium.  On back, Judge; Tyler, Gus; Gates, John; Gates, Lillian; [Chakin?], President [Chuck?]  [at American Vets Committee ?]
Physical Description: Pieces: 1.  Image Properties: b/w, 20.3 x 25.3 cm.
Series 3: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 009Add to your cart.
Folder 011Add to your cart.
Series 4: DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-001: Transcripts from Brooklyn College, student copy, 1959Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-002: Brooklyn College Job Referral Card, 1962Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-003: Presidential pardon of Gates, John signed by Nixon, Richard M., 1970Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-004: Personal Oath by Gates, John, 1966Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-005: Petition for Pardon after Completion of Sentence, 1966Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-006: Character Affidavit for Gates, John from Salisbury, Harrison E., 1966Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-007: Character Affidavir for Gates, John from Teper, Lazare, 1966Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-008: Character Affidavit for Gates, John from Wechsler, James A., 1966Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-009: Rules Governing Petitions for Executive Clemency, 1962Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-010: Israeli document (?), 1970Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-011: Supplement to question 28  (?), written in english and [Hebrew?]Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-012: Israeli document (?), 1966Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-013: Israeli document, (looks like an invitation), 1969Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-014: U.S. Army Honorable Discharge of Gates, John, 1946Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-015: Certificate of completion to Gates, John from the U.S. Army Parachute School, 1944Add to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-016: Invitation to Memorial Tribute to John GatesAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder D1-017: Resume/statement of Gates, Lillian, 1991Add to your cart.
Series 5: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-001: "Time For A Change" by Gates, John, 1957?Add to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-002: "The Nature of Communist Education", 195u-196uAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-003: "The Nation's Stake in Democratizing the South", 195uAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-004: John Gates Interview, interviewer unknown, 1970Add to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-005: John Gates interview by Martin Duberman [historian and playwright], 1982Add to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-006: "Lester Rodney on John Gates", 1993Add to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-007: Comments on the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War by Johnson, V.B.Add to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-008: Notes by Gates, John on his personal and political life connected with Starobin, JoeAdd to your cart.
Box-Folder MS-009: xerox of page 3, "And here only with the greatest difficultyAdd to your cart.
Series 6: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Item 9: from University of South Carolina, Institute of International Studies to Gates, John, 1970Add to your cart.

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