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George N. Caylor Papers

Call Number

TAM.030

Date

1903-1973, inclusive

Creator

Caylor, George Nathan, 1885-1973
Caylor, George Nathan, 1885-1973 (Role: Donor)

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English .

Abstract

George N. Caylor (1885-1973), born George N. Cohen, was a clothing-industry businessman, labor arbitrator, socialist and the brother of labor leader and socialist Joseph E. Cohen (1883-1950). The collection includes sketches of socialist and labor figures, and other writings concerning labor, socialism, and racial justice. Included is a manuscript of an 800-page indexed autobiography, "If My Memory Serves Me Right," that discusses Caylor's early years in Philadelphia, the socialist movement, the single-tax community of Arden, Delaware, the Rand School of Social Science, and numerous personalities on the left. There is also a 142-page manuscript, "Brother Joe: Fragmentary Chapters for a Life of Joseph E. Cohen," about Caylor's brother, including Cohen's socialism and his relations with Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs and Debs' brother and secretary, Theodore. Part of collection deals with Caylor's series of letters to the editor of the Orlando Sentinelon political and social issues that became the subject of a seminar at Rollins College in 1958. Scattered throughout are related clippings.

Historical/Biographical Note

George N. Caylor (1885-1973), born George N. Cohen, was a clothing-industry businessman, labor arbitrator for the War Labor Board during World War II, socialist and the brother of labor leader and Socialist Party activist Joseph E. Cohen (1883-1950).

Joseph E. Cohen was a longtime member of the Socialist Party and a leading member of its Philadelphia organization. In the first decade of the 20th century, he lived for a time, along with his brother George, at Arden (Delaware), founded as a single-tax community, but whose members included many socialists. He was a member of the executive board of the Philadelphia local of the International Typographical Union, served in the 1930s on the Federal Advisory Council of the U.S. Employment Service, and was one of three U.S. labor delegates to 1938 conference of the International Labor Organization.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into 1 series:

Missing Title

  1. I, Papers, 1903-1973.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains manuscripts of writings, and clippings. The manuscripts include sketches of socialist and labor figures, and other writings concerning labor, socialism, and racial justice, and a manuscript of an 800-page indexed autobiography, "If My Memory Serves Me Right," that discusses Caylor's early years in Philadelphia, the socialist movement, the single-┬Čtax community of Arden, Delaware, the Rand School of Social Science, his business career and travels, and numerous personalities on the left. There is also a 142-page manuscript, "Brother Joe: Fragmentary Chapters for a Life of Joseph E. Cohen," about Caylor's brother, including Cohen's socialism and his relations with Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs and Debs' brother and secretary, Theodore. Part of collection deals with Caylor's series of letters to the editor of the Orlando Sentinelon political and social issues that became the subject of a seminar at Rollins College in 1958. Scattered throughout are related clippings. Caylor's writings include information on Louis Adamic, Joseph E. Cohen, Eugene V. Debs, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Clinton S. Golden, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, Morris Hillquit, Jack London, Pauline Newman, Frances Perkins, Rose Schneiderman, John Spargo, and Bettina Borrman Wells.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1903 to 1973, are expected to enter the public domain in 2044.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; George N. Caylor Papers; TAM 030; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by George N. Caylor in 1957 and 1965. The accession number associated with these gifts is 1957.002.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

George N. Caylor Photographs (PHOTOS 015)

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Edition of this Guide

Caylor, George TAM 30

Repository

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012