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Abstract Gerry Allard (1908-1965) was a coal miner, union activist, socialist, writer, and businessman. Born in France, his family emigrated to Illinois in 1912. His papers consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material, and scrapbooks. Some material is photocopies only. Topics include labor unionism, the Progressive Mine Workers of America, Socialist Party activities, and coal mining in Illinois. Copies of The Fighting Miner are also included.
Dates: Created: 1928-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1933-1943; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1974
Found in: Manuscript Collection