Debs Collection
Corrections & Additions to Index of Correspondence:
The Papers of Eugene V. Debs, 1834-1945: A Guide


The Papers of Eugene V. Debs, 1834-1945: A Guide to the Microfilm Edition (MCI, 1983), edited by J. Robert Constantine and Gail Malmgreen, serves as the published guide to the microfilm edition of Debs correspondence; published writings and speeches; a group of scrapbooks; and "Debs Remembered," a group of more than 30 essays recounting Debs's importance. The microfilm set contains three series on 21 reels. The index to Series I, or the correspondence, provides access to microfilmed documents held by both public and private collections.

In recent years, the collection was the subject of a project designed to abstract the locally held correspondence. During the course of the project, a handful of omissions and errors were discovered in the published index to Series I. The two tables below list letters omitted from Constantine and Malmgreen's original index and entries found to be incorrect. As Constantine's work explains, "letters have been indexed by the name of the correspondent, with the exception of Eugene and Theodore Debs; under their own names only the brothers' letters to each other have been listed . . . . In the index entry for each correspondent, incoming and outgoing letters are grouped separately, and listed chronologically by year, month and day. Researchers should note that enclosures have been filed and indexed under the date of their covering letter" (p. 50).

OMITTED LETTERS

Bogart, Guy
        From TD: 1915 Dec 7
Bowers, Florence W.
        From TD: 1936 Dec 23
Cherdron, Eliza T.
        To EVD: 1920 July 27
Clark, John F.
        To TD: 1921 Dec 4
Clenenger, Belle
        To Gertrude Debs: 1909 Jan 26
Cook, Edmund Vance
        To TD: 1920 Feb 14
Debs, Katherine M.
        From EVD: 1915 June 9
Ehrmann, Max
        To TD: 1911 Aug 8
Gerber, Julius
        From EVD: 1919 Feb 27
Germer, Adolf
        From TD: 1912 Jan 30
Henry, William H.
        From TD: 1929 Feb 11
Hillquit, Vera
        To TD and Family: 1933 Oct 16
Hoan, Daniel W.
        From EVD: 1916 Nov 7, 24
Leonard, William E.
        To EVD: 1926 Oct 21
McAuley, Mary Ethel
        To TD: 1920 Nov 5
Michel, Louise Debs
        To Marguerite Debs Cooper: 1908 Sept 1
Oneal, Oliver Shreiner
        To EVD: 1920 Dec 28
Pankhurst, E. Sylvia
        To TD: 1919 Aug 14
Reilly, James M.
        From EVD: 1913 June 20
Sebree, Shubert
        From TD: 1919 March 20
Simons, Algie M.
        From TD: 1911 April 19
Stanford, Mrs. Jane Lathrop
        To EVD: 1894 July 1
Strickland, F. G.
        To TD: 1920 Dec 9
Tappan, William
        To EVD: 1920 Oct 5
Tucker, Irwin St. John
        From EVD: 1922 Jan 21, 1922 June 14, 1922 Sept 9
Twining, Luella
        To EVD: 1915 Dec 25
Twining, Luella
        To EVD: 1919-1920
Watson, Blanche
        To TD: 1927 March 8
White, J. B.
        To TD: 1920 Nov 6
Workmen's Circle (NY)
        To Debs Family: 1926 Oct 21


CORRECTED ENTRIES

The errors listed below were discovered during the process of abstracting the letters. The column on the right shows how the entry originally appeared in the index published by Microfilming Corporation of America, while the column on the left indicates the corrected entry.

Corrected Entry Entry in Published MCA Index
Cohen, George N.
        To TD: 1912 July 1
Cohen, George N.
        To EVD: 1912 July 1
Cohen, Joseph E.
        From TD: 1935 March 13
Cohen, Joseph E.
        From TD: 1935 March 12
Cooper, Marguerite D.
        To TD: 1926 Oct 20
Cooper, Marguerite D.
        To TD: 1926 Oct 10
Curry, Mabel Dunlap
        To Witter Bynner: 1921 Aug 12
Curry, Mabel Dunlap
        To Witter Bynner: 1921 Aug 10
Curry, Mabel Dunlap
        From EVD: 1925 April 28
Curry, Mabel Dunlap
        From EVD: 1925 April 29
de ford Shipley, Miriam
        To TD: 1934 July 10
de ford Shipley, Miriam
        To TD: 1934 July 18
Debs, Katherine M.
        From EVD: 1918 Jan 13
Debs, Katherine M.
        From EVD: 1918 Jan 12
Debs, Marguerite B.
        From EVD: 1905 March 17
Debs, Marguerite B.
        From EVD: 1905 March 7
Germer, Adolf
        From EVD: 1905 April 11
Germer, Adolf
        From EVD: 1905 April 13
Holl, Frank X.
        From EVD: 1894 Nov 28
Holl, Frank X.
        From EVD: 1894 Oct 28
Holl, Frank X.
        From EVD: 1905 April 14
Holl, Frank X.
        From EVD: 1905 April 16
Hurt, Walter
        To EVD: 1921 June 18
Hurt, Walter
        To EVD: 1921 June 17
Karsner, Esther
        To TD: 1941 Oct 17
Karsner, Esther
        To TD: 1941 Oct 27
Keller, Helen
        From EVD: 1919 May 30
Keller, Helen
        From EVD: 1919 May 28
Laidler, Herry W.
        To EVD: 1918 Jan 29
Laidler, Herry W.
        To EVD: 1918 Jan 28
Putnam, Frank
        To EVD: 1925 April 24
Putnam, Frank
        To EVD: 1925 April 23
Royce, Clarence A.
        To EVD: 1917 May 21
Royce, Clarence A.
        To EVD: 1917 May 31
Stedman, Seymour
        To TD: 1944 July 14
Stedman, Seymour
        To TD: 1944 July 1
Townshend, J. S.
        To TD: 1888 May 24
Townshend, J. S.
        To TD: 1888 May 4

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