Collection Name: Bloor, Ella Reeve
Collection Dates: 1862-1951
Repository Name: Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection, Northampton MA
NIDS Fiche Number: 4.99.1
LC Reference: 90798033
Type: Papers
Dates: 1890-1973
Extent: ca. 6 linear ft. (ca. 2100 items)
Description: Radical, labor organizer, socialist, and communist; b. Ella Reeve; married 1st: Lucien Ware; 2nd: Louis Cohen; and 3rd: Andrew Omholt; also known as "Mother Bloor", of Arden, Del. Correspondence (1890-1957) with family and friends, relating to Bloor's experiences as labor organizer, her participation in strikes, organizing for the Socialist and Communist parties, duties as member of the National (1932-1948) and other committees of the Communist Party, U.S.A., support for the Daily Worker, women's rights, and other subjects; itinaries (1920s-1942); biographical materials concerning Bloor and family members; writings; notes; and other papers. Family members and prominent socialists, communists, and radicals represented include her third husband, Andrew Omholt; and sons, Harold and Hamilton Disbrow Ware and Carl and Richard Reeve; and Earl Browder, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, William Foster, Lem Harris, Bill Haywood, William Bross Lloyd, Scott Nearing, Kate Richards O'Hare, Paul Robeson, Anna Louise Strong, Norman Thomas, and Anita Whitney. Purchased from Thomas and Richard Edwards, 1981.

Index Terms: NUCMC

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