Scope and Contents
This collection consists of approximately two hundred images from the 1948 Presidential campaign of Henry A. Wallace on the Progressive Party ticket. Included are images of Henry A. and Ilo Wallace; Senator Glen Taylor (Idaho) and his wife and small children; Paul and Eslanda Robeson; Representative Vito Marcantonio and Leo Isacson (New York); Elinor Gimbel (related to the department store family); labor leaders Clark Foreman, Ben Gold, and Lee Pressman; O. John. Rogge (former U.S. Assistant Attorney General); Lillian Hellman; Helen Keller; Harlow Shapley (Harvard astronomer); Charles P. Howard (black attorney from Des Moines); Julius Lazarus; the oldest delegate at the convention, Michael Kennedy, 88, from Iowa; the youngest delegate at the convention, Jack Hester, Nebraska; Russian biochemist A. I. Oparin; the Right Reverend Hewlett Johnson (the "Red Dean" of Canterbury); Reverend William Howard Mellish; and a person wearing a Wallace t-shirt, Neville Lake of Queens.
Subjects and places include the North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington State delegations to the Progressive or Young Progressives conventions; the American Labor Party; the International Workers Order, Local 65; 39 Park Avenue (campaign headquarters); a Harlem meat market; Lucky Corner (campaign location, Spanish Harlem); garment district rally; Madison Square Garden; and Yankee Stadium. Issues in background posters include civil rights, inflation, and Israel.
- Lazarus, Julius (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Mr. Lazarus's primary collection is at Rutgers University. The photographs in the collection at the University of Iowa were selected from Mr. Lazarus's private collection and are duplicated by the holdings at Rutgers, which administers copyright for these photographs. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/services/rights/
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Language of Materials
Photographs from the 1948 Presidential campaign of Henry A. Wallace, running on the Progressive Party ticket.
Method of Acquisition
This collection is made up of a combination of gifts and purchases from Julius Lazarus in 1991.
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- Mr. Lazarus's primary collection is at Rutgers University. The photographs in the collection at the University of Iowa were selected from Mr. Lazarus's private collection and are duplicated by the holdings at Rutgers, which administers copyright for these photographs. Patrons may look at the collection on-site at the University of Iowa Special Collections department, but requests for copies should be addressed to Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives. More information is available through their website, linked here.