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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections
L. Hollingsworth Wood Papers, 1903-1953

Ms. Coll. 1175
(81 boxes)

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I. PHILLIPS BRADLEY - Correspondence with, 1929-1934. [1 folder in Box 10]

Notes on contents: letters.

Phillips Bradley was a history professor at Amherst College and convinced Friend. In 1929 Wood suggests him as a possible President for Earlham. He was the grand-nephew of Wendell Phillips (abolitionist) and his father was Edward E. Bradley, who worked at Hampton.


Background: Wood provided legal advice to Brookwood. A brochure for the school states "Brookwood is a co-educational resident workers' educational institution ... Brookwood aims to train active members of labor organizations for more intelligent and efficient service to their organizations." Brookwood received money from the Garland Fund, a foundation created by Roger Baldwin of the ACLU.

I. BROOKWOOD LABOR COLLEGE - "Correspondence," 1921-1929. [5 folders in Box 10]

Notes on contents: letters, telegrams, lists, notes, brochure, etc.

Bulk of correspondence discusses legal matters (implications of the Lusk School Laws on Brookwood, real estate, tax status of school, etc.), also touches on relationship between labor organizations and blacks [see Jan. 1927 corresp.]. Correspondents include M. Toscan Bennett, Abraham J. Muste and others.

  1. Correspondence, 1921.
  2. Correspondence, 1922.
  3. Correspondence, 1923.
  4. Correspondence, 1924.
  5. Correspondence, 1925-1929.

II. BROOKWOOD LABOR COLLEGE - "Legal documents," ca. 1914-1923. [1 folder in Box 11]

Notes on contents: chiefly real estate related documents (mortgages, leases, memoranda, notes).

III. BROOKWOOD LABOR COLLEGE - Printed items, ca. 1919-1927. [1 folder in Box 11]

Notes on contents: pamphlets and brochures promoting Brookwood (ca. 1927), "Memorandum of the Provisions of and Objections to the so-called Lusk School Laws" (1919), "Defendant's Brief" and "Appellant's Points" in case of N.Y. State vs. American Socialist Party (Rand School court case, 1922), "The case of the Rand School" (1919).

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