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Jack Stachel Papers

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 6 Mar 2017

Biographical History

Jack (Jacob Abraham) Stachel (1900-1965) was a Jewish-American political activist. A leader of the American Communist Party for forty years, Stachel was one of eleven Communist leaders convicted under the Smith Act in 1949, for which he served a sentence of five years in prison. He and his wife Bertha had one son.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jack Stachel Papers consists of correspondence, writings, speeches, clippings, printed matter, books and other material relating to the personal and professional life of the American Community Party leader.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact SCRC for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Stachel, Jack.

Corporate Bodies

Communist Party of America.
Workers Party of America.


Communism -- United States.
Labor unions -- United States.


United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Jack Stachel Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of John Stachel, 2012-2013.

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