TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Creator:||Samuel F. Chetta|
|Title:||Samuel F. Chetta Papers|
|Abstract:||Consists of clippings, flyers, circulars, minutes, notes, a book review, and photographs collected by Samuel F. Chetta that document the activities of the Newark-Weequahic branch of the New Jersey Socialist Workers Party during 1975-1977.|
|Quantity:||0.04 linear feet (4 folders)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1608|
Samuel F. Chetta was a member of the New Jersey Socialist Workers Party, the state affiliate of the national party, during the years 1975-1977. He was an active member of the party: speaking at rallies, writing articles for The Militant, the party's newspaper, and taking photographs. The Socialist Workers Party is a small political party founded in 1938 by members of the Communist Party USA who had been expelled from that group. Since 1948, the party has run candidates for President, receiving its greatest number of votes in 1976 when Peter Camejo ran. In recent years the party's membership has been in steady decline.
Consists of materials collected by Samuel Chetta that document the activities, and his role in them, of the Newark-Weequahic branch of the New Jersey Socialist Workers Party during 1975-1977, including clippings, flyers, circulars, minutes, notes, a book review, and photographs. Many of the flyers announce various New Jersey Socialist Workers Party events and rallies for such movements as abortion rights and the antinuclear movement; some describe the platforms of New Jersey Socialist Workers Party election candidates.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Chetta, Samuel F.|
|Socialist Party (U.S.)|
|Socialist Workers Party|
|Abortion--Government policy--Citizen participation|
|Antinuclear movement--New Jersey.|
|Political parties--New Jersey.|
|Pro choice movement--New Jersey.|
|Social movements--New Jersey.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1608, Samuel F. Chetta Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Purchased by the New Jersey Historical Society in March 2003.
"Socialist Workers Party (USA)" Retrieved on July 25, 2003, from http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Workers_Party_(USA)
Clippings, Fyers, Circulars, Minutes, Notes, Book Review, and Photographs.
|1||1||Clippings: Newspaper articles, two by Samuel Chetta, reporting on political rallies and other events of general interest to the New Jersey Socialist Workers Party.||1975, 1977|
|1||2||Flyers and circulars: Announcing various events and rallies for the New Jersey Socialist Workers Party, and advertising guest speakers including Samuel Chetta.||[1976-1977]|
|1||3||Book review: Samuel Chetta reviewing Death at an Early Age by Jonathan Kozol in a typescript entitled "The Right to a Decent Education."||3 p. 1976 Apr.|
|1||3||Minutes: Newark-Weequachic branch||1977 May 22|
|1||3||Notes: "What One Does for Human Rights"Manuscript notes describing his participation in an abortion rally, possibly used for an article. 2 p.||1977 July 18|
|1||3||Typescript: New Jersey Demand: "Stop Nuclear Power"|| July 28|
|1||4||Photographs (7) : Depicting various, unidentified members of the New Jersey Socialist Workers Party, many taken in a militant bookstore.||[ca. 1976-1977]|
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